Great Ocean Road Family Holiday Ideas

This is our tour of the Great Ocean Road Australia as part of our Melbourne to Adelaide road trip on our around Australia journey. We visit some great campgrounds and explore all the top things to do on the Great Ocean road from the Otway ranges, seeing the kangaroos, birds and koalas at Kennett River and camping right by the 12 apostles themselves. We also go to London Bridge or London Arch or Loch Ard Gorge.   

Lorne to Cumberland River

Our Great Ocean Road drive /camp adventure from Melbourne travelling to Adelaide.  In this episode we stop at Cumberland river camp. We stay at the Cumberland River Campsite with is near Lorne and take a day trip into Lorne.

Camping at Cumberland River Tourist Park Near LorneCamping at Cumberland River Tourist Park Near Lorne

Koalas on the Great Ocean Road

Koalas on the Great Ocean Road at Kennett River. The best place to see koalas in the wild. 

Carisbrook Creek Rock Statues

We visit the rock statues or Buddhist style rock piles on the Great Ocean Road at Carisbrook Creek. 

Rock Statues of Carisbrook CreekRock Statues of Carisbrook Creek

Maits Rest on the Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road Rainforest at Maits Rest in the Otway Ranges. A Melbourne day trip on our around Australia trip.

Walking in the Otway Ranges at Maits RestWalking in the Otway Ranges at Maits Rest
Walking in the Otway Ranges at Maits RestWalking in the Otway Ranges at Maits Rest
The 12 Apostles at Sunset - We Had a Great Campsite right by here.The 12 Apostles at Sunset - We Had a Great Campsite right by here.
Camping at Cumberland RiverCamping at Cumberland River
Camping at Cumberland RiverCamping at Cumberland River


We visited Port Campbell a number of times and found its seclusion from Melbourne and the rest of society made it a peaceful place.There were a number of quality tourist parks, petrol stations, a few fancy restaurants. We visited the local store a couple of times to pick up supplies and found it was friendly but the prices came as a bit of a shock to us. We simply had not anticipated the cost of buying our regular supplies here and it was easily the most expensive of our entire road trip. I can understand though as the tourist season is short with windy conditions from Easter on making it too windy and cool to really enjoy a camping or caravan trip to this part of the word.

See the Video of Port Campbell 

Port CampbellPort Campbell
Lorne is a Day Trip from MelbourneLorne is a Day Trip from Melbourne
The 12 Apostles is easy with KidsThe 12 Apostles is easy with Kids

Great Ocean Road Family Holiday Ideas.

The 12 Apostles with KidsThe 12 Apostles with Kids
The Great Ocean Road DriveThe Great Ocean Road Drive

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