Insta-Worthy Places Along The Great Ocean Road

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One of the best road trips in the world, the Great Ocean Road is full of Instagrammable spots that will make you the envy of all your friends! Grab your camera or phone, hop in the car and head to our favourite spots along this iconic stretch of road.

The Grotto

We’re sure you’ve seen a pic or two of this remarkable rock structure! Just a short walk from the carpark, the Grotto is a sinkhole that has been opened up by the sea, creating a unique archway looking out onto the waves. Steps lead right down to the bottom of the sinkhole, where you’ll find an amazing view of the ocean and a small swimming hole that has been created by the tides.

The Grotto

1: The Grotto. Source: Instagram

Kalimna Falls

Kalimna Falls is a bit of a hidden gem, with lots of people never having even heard of it! You’ll find it located an easy 20-minute walk through the lush rainforest out the back of Lorne and while it’s certainly not the biggest waterfall, it is surely one of the most unique. The falls trickle off the rock ledge that is overhanging a small cave that you can easily walk into and stare through the falls from behind. The perfect spot for an Insta shot!


2: Kalimna Falls. Source: Instagram

Californian Redwood Trees

Whilst California Redwoods certainly aren’t native to Australia, this plantation in the middle of the Otways is an impressive sight. Immerse yourself within towering redwood trees that barely let the sunshine through, surrounded by lush fern greenery. These trees soar to heights of up to 60 metres, creating an out of this world feel. Don’t forget to take a stroll along the nearby creek!

Redwood Trees

3: Californian Redwood Trees. Source: Instagram

Loch Ard Gorge

An impressive part of the coastline, Loch Ard Gorge is almost completely enclosed by two cliffs, forming a miniature bay. Take in the epic view from the top, but make sure you venture down the wooden staircase to the sand to take in the turquoise waters and squeaky clean sand.

The name of Loch Ard Gorge actually comes from the name of a ship that wrecked nearby in 1878, the Loch Ard. Only two teenagers survived and managed to scale up out of the gorge, an impressive feat considering the height of the cliffs!

Loch Ard Gorge

4: Loch Ard Gorge. Source: Instagram

Twelve Apostles

No visit to the Great Ocean Road is complete without a visit to the iconic Twelve Apostles. What were twelve gigantic natural limestone stacks jutting out of the raging water below but now however, thanks to that raging water, just eight of the original twelve apostles are standing.

This spot can get quite busy with tourists so make sure to come early in the morning or later in the afternoon to take in the beauty of this iconic place and capture the perfect pic.

Tip: If you’re wanting a more unique Insta pic, try coming at sunset or sunrise!

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5: Twelve Apostles. Source: Visit Melbourne


Have we inspired you to explore your backyard and take the ultimate Insta pic? Take a look at our accommodation options at the Torquay Holiday Park, we have cabins or campsites available.

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