Chasing Slow – Part 15: Great Ocean Road Bypass

Great Ocean Road

Completing the Glenelg River Canoe Trail was a lot of fun, although pretty exhausting! So, we skipped the Great Ocean Road & headed for the hills!

Although we were in a perfect location and time of the year to head along the Victorian coastline, we needed some rest. Especially after driving almost non-stop from Darwin to the south-coast, including stretching our legs and hiking almost 20 kms in the one day on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk then around the Uluru Base Walk, back to the Grampians for Christmas and NYE, then off to canone and camp along the Glenelg.

Our final decision was to bypass the Great Ocean Road and spend a few days resting up, back at the Grampians. It made sense to us, as we had been living near the start of the Great Ocean Road for the last four years and explored it extensively.

For all of those that are following our trip, just because we skipped this area this time, we don’t want you to miss out, so we’ve put together this Guide to visiting the Great Ocean Road, just in case you want to add it to your itinerary for a trip around Australia, & we strongly recommend that you do!

A Guide to the Great Ocean Road

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Hey guys, I'm Guy - one of the founders of WAY&FARER and the main one posting on the blog. I've written about hundreds of places to visit, campgrounds and hiking trails both on the WAY&FARER blog and in the "EXPLORE" section on this website. If you've got any questions about anything that I've written or you've noticed that one of the places we've covered has changed & needs an update, please get in touch with me via Otherwise, I'll leave you to enjoy the blog and while you're at it, take a look at the WAY&FARER Camping Shop! Cheers, Guy

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