South West Coast

The coast of Western Victoria offers some of the most stunning coastal vistas in the country. The Great Ocean Road winds its way from Torquay to Warrnambool, giving access to the area’s coastal attractions. The road begins on the Surf Coast, Victoria’s premier surfing strip. It passes through the lush rainforests of Otway National Park before following The Shipwreck Coast. Port Campbell National Park is home to such iconic coastal features as the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and the Bay of Martyrs.

How To Get There

By road west from Melbourne via Geelong, the Bellaring Peninsula and Victoria's Surf Coast. From Adelaide, South Australia, Victoria's South west Coast can be reached by driving east into Victoria from Mt Gambier via the Princes Highway.

Best Time To Go

As Victoria has a temperate climate, there is no one season or month that the visitor needs to avoid, except perhaps summer (December – February), if you find hot weather unbearable. In and around Melbourne, which gets more cloud and disturbed weather despite a lower rainfall, sunshine hours per day in winter (June – August) are three to four as against seven to eight in summer. Cold spells are brief and never severe on the coast, and temperatures can drop much lower inland in winter.



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