The latest edition of the Great Ocean Road touring map is an essential tool to have when travelling around the Great Ocean Road.
With regional map coverage from Ararat in the north, Nelson, Apollo Bay and Ocean Grove in the south, Wallan in the east and Mt Gambier (SA) in the west.
There are also 12 street level maps for Anglesea, Apollo Bay, Barwon Heads, Camperdown, Colac, Geelong (which also includes a street index), Lorne, Ocean Grove, Port Fairy, Portland, Torquay and Warrnambool.
The map also includes an editorial on selected main attractions, checklists of Great Ocean Road highlights, festivals and events, and tourist information centres.
There is also a guide to the local national parks and reserves, with facilities charts and an index of place names.
There is also a list of regional touring attractions and advertisers.
Scale of the map is 1:25,000 / 1 cm = 250 m
Map opens out to 920mm x 690mm printed on both sides
This is an excellent resource for anyone wanting comprehensive map of this wonderful and unique part f Australia. A region that is a must for locals and tourists alike to enjoy visiting.
The red pin marker marks the official start to the Great Ocean Road. From here the road winds along the coastline hugging the cliffs.
The road is 664 km/413 miles, and takes about 9.5 hours to fully drive the route.
It is one of Australia's most scenic drives. If you want to thoroughly enjoy the experience, the Great Ocean Road is a magnificent three-day self-drive touring route from surf capital Torquay to the famous 12 Apostles, ending at historic fishing village Port Fairy.
The Great Ocean Road starts at Torquay and travels 243 kilometres westward to finish at Allansford near Warrnambool, the largest city along the road. The road is two lanes (one in each direction), and is covered by a speed limit changing between 50 kilometres per hour and 100 kilometres per hour.
Check out these travel times along the route.
You can do the Great Ocean Road in 1 day but at least take an organised day tour. It is a drive that takes a lot of concentration, so can be very tiring. My suggestion is to take it in stages.
If you were to catch public transport, most of the buses from Melbourne do the route to Torquay, Anglesea, driving the Great Ocean Road with few stops and arriving at the 12 Apostles around 3-4pm.
Use this Public Transport link. Just add Great Ocean Road to the search bar
The road of Great Ocean Road is two-lane (one in each direction). The speed limit ranges from 50 km/h to 100 km/h. The Great Ocean Road isn't the easiest of roads to drive on. If you're not an experienced driver, you may find the winding lanes and sharp turns quite challenging.
If you are a tourist please note that you drive on the left-hand side of the road.
Here are some of the most incredible stops on the Great Ocean Road, head east to west, for you to make along the way. Mark these on your Great Ocean Road map so that you don't miss them.