A trip along the Great Ocean Road can take anywhere from a day to two weeks depending on how it’s experienced. Options include a quick tour from Melbourne, a three-day jaunt between Adelaide and Melbourne, a rental car that allows one to go at their own pace, or even the Great Ocean Walk, a one-way journey that can take up to eight days to conquer. Regardless of which route you choose, here are some of the best stops along Australia’s Great Ocean Road.
The Bridge Climb up to the very top may not be for everyone, but walking across it is a great option —and it’s free. Pick up a map at the Sydney Visitor Centre in The Rocks and ask for your nearest access point to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, aka the Coat Hanger.
When given the choice between checking my bags or taking them with me on the plane, I always choose the latter. I have heard too many lost-baggage stories from close friends, family, and even strangers. I don’t want that to happen to me!