Where to stay near Great Ocean Road?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,619 holiday rentals near Great Ocean Road. From 1,170 Houses to 249 Studios, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Great Ocean Road is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Great Ocean Road?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Great Ocean Road. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Torquay: 933 holiday rentals
  • Lorne: 617 holiday rentals
  • Apollo Bay: 342 holiday rentals
  • Ocean Grove: 801 holiday rentals
  • Anglesea: 642 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Great Ocean Road! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Great Ocean Road?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Great Ocean Road with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Torquay: 933 holiday homes
  • Lorne: 617 holiday homes
  • Apollo Bay: 342 holiday homes
  • Ocean Grove: 801 holiday homes
  • Anglesea: 642 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Great Ocean Road?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Great Ocean Road. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park: 50 holiday rentals
  • Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre: 487 holiday rentals
  • Great Otway National Park: 486 holiday rentals
  • Anglesea Surf Beach: 1,196 holiday rentals
  • Apollo Bay Harbour: 487 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Great Ocean Road listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Victoria's long and winding Great Ocean Road

Get ready to fall in love with this road trip – because it's pretty well guaranteed you'll fall hard for Victoria's Great Ocean Road. Built throughout the 1920s, the 243 km highway links the cities of Torquay and Allansford along Australia's southeastern coast. Along the way, you'll find loads of sandy beaches, seaside cliffs and a number of striking rock formations. With so much highway, you won't have any trouble finding Great Ocean Road vacation rentals with scenic ocean views or easy access to sandy beaches.

Just wave – waterfront sport on the Great Ocean Road

Beaches you sought and beaches you shall have – the Great Ocean Road is nothing if not a paradise for waterfront recreation. The eastern half of the road runs along the Surf Coast, where you can find plenty of scenic spots to catch some gnarly waves, and surf festivals are an annual event. Bell's Beach is a popular destination for surfers of all skill levels, while advanced wave-chasers can find more adrenaline-pumping breaks along the ominously named Shipwreck Coast further west. Back on land, the Great Ocean Walk offers more than 110 km of beachfront trails.

There's plenty to sea along the Great Ocean Road

You can even get your surf on without dipping a toe in the water. At the Australian National Surfing Museum, you'll find a wealth of information on the history and culture of the sport. For a closer look at the area's natural splendor, you can head to the scenic Great Otway National Park, where you'll find more than 103,000 hectares of campsites, hiking trails and beachfront boardwalk. Keep an eye out for koalas here, too – the park's known for a sizeable population of them, and you can also spot whales, dolphins and countless bird species throughout the park.

Thoroughly temperate times on the Great Ocean Road

Although it spans more than 200 km, the climate along the Great Ocean Road is fairly consistent – a temperate oceanic climate that offers warm, dry summers and cooler, wetter winters. Summer highs along the highway range from 22 to 25 degrees between January and March, while winter temperatures range from lows of 5 or 6 to highs around 14 degrees from June through August. A major destination for summer visitors, you'll have the best luck finding low-cost Great Ocean Road vacation rentals during the slower, cooler winter months.

Australia rocks – Great Ocean Road's arches, cliffs and more

Running east to west along Australia's southeastern coast, the Great Ocean Road is noted for its iconic scenery. Limestone and sandstone in the area offer a number of striking arches and rock formations, and you can find plenty of sandy beaches, steep cliffs, waterfalls and even rainforest all along the route. Along the Great Ocean Walk, which follows the coastline roughly parallel to a large section of the Great Ocean Road, you can spot koalas, echidnas, wallabies and a number of bird and reptile species, and regular whale sightings are a seasonal draw between June and September.