12 Jan 2015
The Great Ocean Road is 243 kilometres of stretching asphalt road, twisting and turning amongst the valleys and hills that hug Victoria’s coastline. It has quickly become a popular tourist attraction with a range of breathtaking sceneries including rainforests, clear coastlines, beaches and limestone cliffs. If you’re on the hunt for the ideal way to traverse across Victoria – you may have just found it!
The Great Ocean Road is not only renowned for its beauty, but also for the quaint little boutiques that dot the coastline, perfect for making that much-needed pit stop. When it’s time to turn down the music, open the doors, stretch the legs and satiate the hunger, you definitely need to have these stops marked clearly on your map.
Whether you’re road-tripping to or away from Melbourne, be sure to stop in at Basalt Wines in Killarney. Just outside of Port Fairy, this delightful vineyard is the perfect place to start off or end your journey. Basalt Wines is open every Saturday and Sunday, offering a taste of their impeccable Riesling, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo. They also have cheese plates featuring local cheeses, as well as a range of Spanish and French snacks. Surrounded by so many delicious wines, it can be tempting to indulge, but don’t forget to drink responsibly if you’re in the driver’s seat!
Nico’s Pizza & Pasta
The Shoppe at Lavers Hill
If you begin to get fidgety after another hour of travel, The Shoppe at Lavers Hill provides more food (if you need), as well as a range of produce, art and other miscellaneous treasures. Have a look through the local artists’ work or pick up some fresh food to satiate you further on your travels. Lavers Hill also features the local tourism information centre, so if you’re feeling especially adventurous, you can get out and explore this hidden gem.
Chris’s Beacon Point Restaurant and Villas
Willows Tea House