There are still so many things you can discover on the Great Ocean Road. After giving you he Top 13 Things to See on the Great Ocean Road, I would now like to offer more things for you to experience on this historical and scenic road that leads us to many wonderful discoveries.
Places and Attractions to See
1. Erskine Falls
This is one of the most well-known waterfalls in the Otways. Just 10 minutes drive out of Lorne, you can reach the falls by taking an easy walk that will bring you to an overlook specially made for visitors to view the 30-metre cascading falls. Directly below the falls is a magnificent fern gully. If you wish to go to the base of the falls, there are steps you can take to go down there.
2. Teddy's Lookout
If you drive down towards the end of George Street, which is at the southern end of Lorne, you'll come upon Teddy's Lookout. Here, you will be able to take in the town's impressive views as well as the coastline that surrounds it. The lookout got its name from a local ranger who often went to the spot to round up his stray cattle.
3. Otway Fly
This is where you can find adventures that will feed your passion for thrill and the outdoors. Although you will find a broad range of activities to enjoy at the Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, there are two main activities here that draw in the crowd. These are the Zip Line Tour and the Treetop Walk. The 3.5 hour Zip Line tour is already a complete package that offers an hour for the Treetop Walk and 2.5 hours of activities pertaining to zip lining. Going for the Treetop Walk alone, on the other hand, will let you experience walking right into the treetops through the 300 metres high and 600 metres long walkway structured from steel with a treetop canopy.
4. Aire River to Johanna Beach Day Walk
This medium-grade 5-hour hike spans 12.4 kilometres, starts at the information shelter of Aire River and ends at the camp ground of Johanna Beach. Although quite long, the walk is very satisfying because it will take you through different terrain complete with views of the sea and spring flowers from heathlands. You can even spot a Peregrine Falcon or two soaring in the sky in the course of your walk.
Wining and Dining Choices
5. Loam Restaurant - Drysdale
If you are in the mood to have lunch or dine in a hatted restaurant, then Loam is a perfect place to go. With two hats in its sleeve, this restaurant is run by couple Astrid and Aaron Turner and offers experimental yet gorgeous food. Your dining pleasure is made even more special by attentive and swift service as well as by views of farmland. They even have set menus for lunch and dinner that could fit your budget.
6. Prendergast and Grace Bakery Cafe
When you get to Geelong as you drive down the Great Ocean Road, you will come upon this pleasant bakery cafÃ© where you will not only get great coffee. Here, you will also be able to choose such bakery item as cakes, muffins, biscuits and tarts as well as a wine list featuring beer and local wine. They even offer hamper and gift service for any occasion. You can drop by here for breakfast, lunch or morning or afternoon tea from Mondays to Fridays.
7. The Promenade Restaurant in the Eastern Beach House
At the Eastern Beach Reserve in Geelong, you will find the historic Beach House which houses the Promenade Restaurant. Boasting of fantastic views, the restaurant does not only provide mouthwatering food, but also efficient and friendly service as well as a high quality wine list. The Beach House is a perfect place to go for those impulsive nights out or for special occasions.
8. Lord of the Isles Tavern
If you are looking for a night of camaraderie as well as a drink or two, you can head on over to this tavern located on the corner of West Fyans Street and Latrobe Terrace in Geelong. With its nightlife music, TAB, Skychannel and Foxtel, it is the ideal place to go to after dinner with your friends. Here, you will also find the multi-awarded Bernieâ€™s Bistro where you can take your meal al fresco or in the dining room. It is actually a great place to dine and wine at a dayâ€™s end.
9. The Blues Train
You should not miss experiencing the one of a kind Blues Train in the whole world. Experiencing this will not only let you enjoy four of the best live acts in Australia. It will also let you take in Bellarine Peninsula's gorgeous scenery right on the railway line of Drysdale while you are on board a real and moving ancient steam train. This is definitely one of most magnificent entertainment experiences you can have in the country as it is a progressive party and mini festival like no other.
10. Apollo Bay Cinema
Located on Great Ocean Road's Mechanics Hill, this cinema is where you could go to when you want to relax after a day of hiking or taking in some sights. There is nothing that a latest movie release cannot cure, even aching feet and limbs. If you also have kids, this is the best way to keep them entertained especially during school holidays.