A self catering villa on the Great Ocean Road affords a vast array of sights, parks, swimming and surfing beaches, rainforest and coastal activities. One moment you can be in any of the urban areas like Torquay with all the modern facilities needed and the next you could be swinging through the tree tops of the rainforest at Otway Fly Tree Top Adventures. Walkers are also well catered for here with the 30 kilometre Surf Coast Walk from Jan Juc Beach to Bells Beach or the Great Ocean Walk along Victoria’s coastline.
There are also some very good Mountain biking trails behind Apollo Bay and in the Otway National Park. In fact action is the byword for holiday villas on the Great Ocean Road with surfing, of course, at the many beaches or canoeing on Lake Elizabeth with a chance of spotting the shy platypus in its natural habitat. There are several National Parks all with gentle walking trails that allow the best of the natural forests and landscape to be enjoyed including some magical waterfalls and cascades.
It takes two to three days to see the whole of the area making a holiday home on the Great Ocean Road the perfect base for visiting as much as possible. The most scenic part of the journey is between Peterborough and Port Campbell which falls within Port Campbell National Park with its many extraordinary rock formations.
There are plenty of towns to visit both on the coast and inland while staying at self-catering holiday accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. Torquay is the best place for surfers; Lorne is one of the larger, trendier sea side resorts while inland Camperdown and Petersborough should not be missed. All through the area there are towns and attractions with great restaurants, cafes and bars to stop off at. One restaurant in Aire Valley grows all its own vegetables, fruit and herbs so you know the food is fresh. Watch out as you travel for extraordinary lighthouses, arches and other points of interest.
Holiday villas on the Great Ocean Road enjoy warm to hot weather in summer, beautiful springs, Mild autumns and damp, cool winters. The height of summer is between December and February, mid-winter between June and August.
The closest airport to the Great Ocean Road is Melbourne International Airport about 95 kilometres away. You can get there throughout the year from London-Heathrow (LHR) via Singapore, Manchester Airport (Man) via Doha and others. Airlines serving Melbourne from the UK are Qantas, British Airways, Jal, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways and Air France among many more.