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Surfers Guide to the Great Ocean Road

Check out this surfers guide to the Great Ocean Road to find the best waves and beaches this stunning coastline has to offer.  The Great Ocean Road stretches along Victoria’s coastline in the south east of Australia. It’s an iconic coastal drive that attracts people from all over the world. The highlights are many, including […]

Should I visit the Great Ocean Road?

For lovers of nature and wildlife, adventure and history – here we answer the question Should I visit the Great Ocean Road? The Great Ocean Road is the number one tourist destination in Victoria, and for good reason. Stretching 243 kilometres along the coast, the road lets you discover seaside towns, natural wonders, and picture-perfect […]

A history of surfing on the Great Ocean Road in Australia

Aussies love the beach, and there’s a proud history of surfing on the Great Ocean Road in Australia. The history of surfing in Australia goes right back to 1915. Here’s how surfing reached our shores and how it has had an impact on the beach-going ways of Australians ever since.  Surfing comes to Australia in […]

The History of Rip Curl on the Great Ocean Road

World famous surf brand Rip Curl, originated in Torquay on Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Rip Curl is well known in the surf town of Torquay in Victoria. It is where the world famous surf brand began, with two mates making surfboards together in the 60’s. The brand has a long and proud history of being […]

Guide to being eco-friendly on the Great Ocean Road

With the help of Go West tour guide Joel (aka @McVenturer), who is a passionate environmentalist and avid adventurer, we have put together a guide to being eco-friendly on the Great Ocean Road. Being an eco-certified company, we feel a strong responsibility to act as environmentally friendly as possible. We are passionate about preserving and […]

Photographers Guide to the Great Ocean Road

With the help of Go West guide Chris R, who is an avid photographer, we have put together a Photographers Guide to the Great Ocean Road. Whether you are a seasoned professional, or just getting started, we hope you can find some useful tips and suggestions for capturing the incredible scenery of this iconic destination. […]

Why take a tour to the Great Ocean Road

If the Great Ocean Road is on your bucket-list during your visit to Australia, you might be wondering what the best way to experience it is – do you rent a car and drive yourself, or travel on board a guided tour? Here’s our suggestions for why to take a tour to the Great Ocean […]

Guide to the Great Ocean Road

If you are planning a visit to Melbourne, take a look at our Guide to the Great Ocean Road. The Great Ocean Road is carved into an incredible coastline and provides the perfect setting for an epic road trip. Wind your way alongside the rolling waves of the Surf Coast, then cruise through hills covered […]

Video Guide to: the Great Ocean Road

Check out our latest video guide to the Great Ocean Road. One of the most popular day trips for visitors to Melbourne, this incredible coastline is not to be missed! In this video Go West guide Stefan shows us what to expect on a Great Ocean Road day tour from Melbourne. Starting at the Surf […]

Sunset at the Twelve Apostles

There’s nothing quite as special as witnessing a spectacular sunset at the Twelve Apostles, on the Great Ocean Road. The 12 Apostles viewing platform is beautifully positioned to give the best outlook over the Southern Ocean as the sun sinks down below the waves. While this natural show is playing out, the famous limestone stacks […]