Great Ocean Road Story

Great Ocean Road

Inside Lorne Visitor Centre, this permanent exhibition of multimedia displays, videos and books offers informative background to the Great Ocean Road's remarkable construction that took place from 1919–32.

There's also the opportunity to get yourself superimposed into a picture of an old automobile chugging along the magnificent road.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Great Ocean Road attractions

1. Qdos Art Gallery

0.75 MILES

Set amid the lush forest behind Lorne, Qdos always has something interesting showing at its contemporary gallery, to go with its open-air sculpture garden…

2. Erskine Falls

3.92 MILES

Head 11km out of town to see this lovely 30m waterfall. It’s an easy walk from the Erskine Falls car park to the viewing platform (15 minutes return) or…

3. Fairhaven Beach

7.57 MILES

This attractive wide expanse of surf is the longest beach along the Great Ocean Road, stretching for 10km from Split Point Lighthouse to Eastern View…

4. Split Point Lighthouse

8.49 MILES

Scale the 136 steps to the top of the beautiful 'White Queen' lighthouse for sensational 360-degree views. Built in 1891, the 34m-high lighthouse is still…

5. Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm


Grab a basket and head out to pick your own berries ($5 per person) – there are raspberries, boysenberries and strawberries as well as lesser-known kinds…

6. Great Ocean Road Gin

9.01 MILES

Gin distilleries are popping up everywhere, but Aireys is the first Great Ocean Road town to get one. Though it distills off-site, you can stop by its bar…

7. Gosling Creek Winery

10.74 MILES

Tucked away down a pastoral road between Lorne and Birregurra is this attractive boutique winery with a tin-shed cellar door. Tastings of its riesling and…

8. Brown Magpie

20.33 MILES

One of the Geelong region's most respected wineries, Brown Magpie offers free tastings of its award-winning pinot noirs in a tin-shed cellar door…