By Jeremy Rochow
Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
From the Southern Ocean to the mighty Murray, Victoria is a land of ever-changing landscapes.
If you’re driving from South Australia, follow the winding Murray and explore the many townships dotted along Australia’s longest river.
Head inland across the Mallee and within a couple of hours, the ancient Grampians will rise above the surrounding bushland.
South of the Grampians, you’ll find temperate rainforests in the Great Otway National Park – home to giant eucalyptus trees.
Nearby, weave your way along the Great Ocean Road with its picturesque views.
Here are some of our favourite Victorian road trips, taking in 3 of the state’s most stunning landscapes.
Great Ocean Road
Built by returned World War I soldiers to reach isolated southern coastal communities like Lorne, the Great Ocean Road is now one of Australia’s most famous tourist drives.
You’ll be mesmerised by the sweeping ocean views, steep cliff faces and dense rainforest as you make your way along this National Heritage-listed road.
Part of Victoria’s Great Southern Touring Route, the Great Ocean Road stretches 234km from Allansford to surfing hotspot, Torquay.