Surfcoast Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia : Torquay Jan Juc Lorne

Surf Coast
The Great Ocena Road travels through three regions.The Surfcoast, the Otways and the Shipwreck Coast. As you travel the road you may not notice the subtle change in the landscape, but as each region may merge seemlessly with the next they each have very unique flora and fauna, landscape features and heritage histories.
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The Great Ocean Road starts here but you need to go at a slow crawl on the short haul that’s got it all if you don’t want to miss a thing. The 55 kms of Surf Coast from Torquay through Anglesea and Aireys Inlet to Lorne packs in
world-famous beaches, sophisticated coast culture,
natural beauty and heritage history.


The Great Ocean Road officially starts at surf central, Torquay, where surf brands Rip Curl and Quiksilver started in back sheds. All you’ll ever need for the water is at Surf City Plaza, which has a skate park out back.

The Esplanade has a feast of food venues. The Sands golf course designed by Stuart Appleby splits Torquay from Jan Juc and nearby Bells Beach, which hosts the Easter surf classic. Jan Juc is also the first step of the Surf Coast Walk that extends 27 kms to Angahook Lorne State Park at Moggs Creek near Aireys Inlet.

A mere 16 kms from Jan Juc is Anglesea, home of the Heathlands, one of the richest repositories of orchids on the planet. Eco-Logic provides tours and programs to discover the wealth of natural wonders inland and around the coast. If you can’t get a birdie or an eagle playing golf on the Anglesea course, you’ll always get a roo. Local kangaroos laze by the greens.

Do the Eagle Rock at Aireys Inlet, only 10 kms from Anglesea. Visible well before you get there because of its Split Point Lighthouse, Aireys Inlet is the site of Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary, which covers 17 hectares of water and shore. Right by the road is the 6km stretch of Fairhaven Beach, the longest of all the beaches along the Great Ocean Road and a natural favourite of surfers.

There are still stickers that read “I love Lorne.” Little wonder. The town was the first place in Victoria to have its beauty preserved by government gazette. Still beautiful, Lorne is the busiest town on the Surf Coast. It is best described as coastal cosmopolitan. Its shops, café culture, restaurants and hotels are all class. The bookshop and galleries complete its elevated level of beach chic.



Visit Barwon Heads, the original start of the Great Ocean Road and site of the seminal TV series SeaChange
Tell the time at the Giant Sundial in Torquay. 12,000 glass tiles make the clock face, you stand in the centre and where your shadow falls is the time
Go horse riding along the beach at Anglesea
Detour inland to Winchelsea on the Barwon River where Victoria’s pastoral heritage began at Barwon Park historic homestead

Stop at the Memorial Arch at Eastern View for a short history of the making of the Great Ocean Road

Head to the hills behind Lorne to Deans Marsh for a memorable meal at Martians Café or go berry picking
Walk to a waterfall. Choose one or more of the Cumberland, Sheoak, Erskine and Kalimna Falls, all around Lorne
Have a drink at the Grand Pacific Hotel Lorne, simply because it’s too good
to pass by
Book a campsite at Cumberland River where stream and stones roll onto the ocean
Take time out to enjoy the view from one ot the coast's most eastern and elevated points at Cape Patton


Surfcoast Accommodation
Lorne Siesta Cottage  
Lorne Siesta Cottage: Lorne
  A unique and charming self-contained Cottage, surrounded by gum trees and filtered ocean views.Features include Queen Size Bed, 3 room fully self contained cottage , wood fire and a large sundeck The beach and the Otway National Park are minutes away.
Accommodation – ideal for couples sleeps 2
Erskine Falls Cottages  
Erskine Falls Cottages : Lorne
  Erskine Falls Cottages offers 12 self-contained cottagesl surrounded by the breathtaking Otway Ranges Forest; just 4 kms from the Great Ocean Road and the resort township of Lorne. Erskine Falls Cottages offer ocean views, log fires & spas.
Accommodation – Ideal for groups up to 8 people
Phoenix Apartments   Kennett River All Seasons Escape Apartment
  Boutique townhouse is one of the closest residences to the beach, 100 metres away to the sand. Set amongst the trees on the famous koala walk. "Is it the sound of the surf, the calls of the koalas or the birds?
Accommodation – up to 5 people
PierView Apartments   PierView Apartments: Lorne Apartment
  PierView On Mountjoy Apartments offers 2 and 3 bedroom holiday living in stylish comfort. "Want something spacious with large windows and overlooking the sea?" All apartments feature stunning uninterrupted views.
Accommodation – Couples and groups up to 6


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