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Adelaide to Melbourne Drive


Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most spectacular scenic drives in Australia stretching for almost 280 km between Port Fairy and Torquay. We recommend taking at least two days to explore this part of Australia. There are plenty of places to stay along the way in your campervan and we list a few good ones. 

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Great Ocean Road. Photo: barekiwi via IG

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Great Ocean Road. Photo:  laurraalycebell via IG

Port Fairy

(2 hours from Halls Gap in the Grampians)

Port Fairy is a quaint seaside town of whitewashed cottages built by whalers and fishermen in the 19thcentury.


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Port Fairy


There are several caravan parks in Port Fairy and nearby Warrnambool.

If your trip coincides with the Port Fairy Folk Festival in March, you’ll need to book way in advance or move on to the Great Otway National Park.

Port Fairy Coast

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Port Fairy

Twelve Apostles

(1 hr from the Great Otway National Park, 1 ½ hours from Port Fairy)

Snaking round the coast, you’ll see the craggy towers of the Twelve Apostles rising out of the ocean. You can take photos from the boardwalk or Gibson’s steps and explore the paths at London Bridge, Bay of Islands and Loch Ard Gorge. If you stay in the area, you can rise early to capture the Twelve Apostles when they are at their best.


Twelve Apostles. Photo: yueshizhang via IG

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Lochard Gorge

Twelve Apostles
Photo: we_are_explorers via IG

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Photo: eliegottlieb via IG

Great Otway National Park

Explore the ancient rainforests, fern gullies, heathlands, glow worm caves, waterfalls, lakes and beaches of Great Otway National Park.


Maits Rest. Photo: Where_Brooklyn_At via IG
Beauchamp Falls. Photo: christophermaxwell


There are excellent camping opportunities throughout the Park, many are suitable for campervans. 

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Redwood Forest. Photo: azmal malik

Apollo Bay

(40 minutes from Great Otway National Park and 3 hours from Melbourne)

Apollo Bay is a fairly large coastal town with plenty of good restaurants, fresh seafood, and beaches.

For amazing views head to Marriners Lookout at the northern end of town off Marriners Lookout Road. For a scenic drive head up Barham River Road along the Barham River through lush rainforest to Marriners Falls.

CAMPING between Torquay and Apollo Bay

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Apollo Bay. Photo: jimbobprod


(50 minutes from Apollo Bay, 2 hours from Melbourne)

With a lively arts community and fresh sea breezes, Lorne has been attracting holiday-makers for more than a hundred years.


Allenvale Mill Bush Campground is free and has toilets and picnic tables.

Between Lorne and Melbourne, enjoy the rugged coastline as your campervan meanders along cliff tops. Ride the waves at Anglesea, Bells Beach, Jan Juc, and Torquay. Torquay is also home to Surf World Museum, which celebrates Australia’s surf culture.

Cockatoos in Lorne. Photo: jeriah91 via IG

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Kalimna falls near Lorne. Photo: NathanMattinsonPhotography via IG


Midway between Melbourne and Lorne, Geelong is a bay-side city with sophisticated restaurants, a thriving art scene, entertainment, lots of events, and a relaxed atmosphere. It is also the home of Little Creatures Brewing and they do free brewery tours (closed public holidays).

Nearby Bellarine, on the peninsula, has been building a reputation as a food and wine destination. The Bellarine Taste Trail takes in the wineries, restaurants, cafes, breweries, fresh produce, goat’s cheese, olive oil and seafood of the region.


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From Geelong you are a short drive to Melbourne.

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