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A guide to accommodation on Great Ocean Road

No visit to Victoria is complete unless you have traveled the Great Ocean Road. Whether you are taking a short tour with Go West Tours or planning a vacation there, you will enjoy stunning scenery and bountiful hospitality. What accommodation is available?

Overview of Great Ocean Road

The basics
The road stretches from Geelong, south of Melbourne, and encompasses six coastal towns.
All are popular holiday destinations for Australians and foreign tourists alike, with a wide range of accommodation available.
The road borders conservation areas of rain forest, mountains, and natural Australian bush.
Accommodation choices include campsites, backpacker hostels, apartments, cottages, guest houses and hotels.
The best website to find Great Ocean Road tour accommodation is at Stayz.com.au.

Great Ocean Road legend

Bell's Beach
Torquay's most popular facility is Bell's Beach, featured in the 1991 Hollywood movie Point Break.
A magnet for surfers and host to international competitions.
This place provides a lot of accommodation in the area and those include camping and motels.

Lorne

Features
Situated between Loutit Bay and the Ottway Ranges, this is a busy seaside town with plentiful cafes and restaurants.
Only an hour's drive from Melbourne, it caters to weekend and vacation visitors who enjoy swimming and walking.
Offers camping, backpacker hostel, B&B, flats and hotels, and has something of a party ethos in season.

Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay
Once a fishing port, it now offers a wide range of self-catering properties spread along the hilly coastal strip.
It also offers every kind of accommodation both in the town and in the countryside, from an eco-friendly hostel to holiday park cabins and a motel.

Port Campbell

Port Campbell
Gateway to the most photographed spectacular rocky coast, known as the 'Shipwreck Coast' with stunning views.

Warrnambool

Large town
This is a large town with historic buildings and a past as a whaling and sealing port.
Whales may be seen off-shore, but this is a regional centre and university town with train-line to Melbourne.
Lady Bay is a tourist attraction, but also visit Tower Hill Reserve hosted by Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative.
Accommodation includes several backpackers hostels, a restored 1856 stone house hotel, cottages, and caravans.
You may find further information at Warrnamboolinfo.com.au.

Port Fairy

Fish port
Port Fairy is another old whaling settlement, but it is still a working fishing port.
A full breadth of holiday accommodation is available in this picturesque village.

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