Accommodation Information for
Towns and Cities
Kangaroo Island Accommodation
Victor Harbour Accommodation
Murray Bridge Accommodation
Mt Gambier Accommodation
Port Fairy Accommodation
Port Campbell Accommodation
Apollo Bay Accommodation
See the Real
This region is the birthplace of the Australian nation, where Australians threw off colonial rule and where our national identity was created.
The majority of the towns and cities along this route were all settled by between 1830 and 1850 and were isolated from the colonial rule of Sydney for many decades.
The settlers were from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, England, Germany, France and a dozen other nations, and they all shared a healthy dislike of British aristocratic rule.
This is where Australia's first multicultural society was born, where in the 1851 gold was discovered and people from dozens of different nationalitites and religions came to Australia. Religion and nationality were no longer important and the need to work together and to be ability to rely on each other was paramount.
This is where mateship and a "Fair Go" was born.
Today as you travel through these regions you can still see evidence of the early history of Scottish, Irish, Welsh English, Germany and even Chinese and Indian settlers in this region of Australia.
The Ocean Road
The aim of this site is to present accurate and impartial information on travel, tourism and accomodation for the popular tourist routes that run between Adelaide and Melbourne.
This part of Australia contains a diverse range of scenery and enviroments, plus some of Australia's most significant historic.
The inland and coastal routes provide the opportunity for a comprehensive round trip starting and ending at the same location or a one way trip between these cities or shorter trips from either city.
Simply choose what interests you, then build a tour around these options
- The spectacular scenery of The Great Ocean Road and the iconic 12 Apostles
- Kangaroo Island - one of Australia's"Top 10" tourist attractions
- Australia's best wine regions including McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa
- Australian history - Ballarat and the Eureka uprising
- Gold - the discovery which triggered a massive migration from all points of the globe.
- The Grampians - all of Australia's unique flora and fauna in one place
- Eco tourism - wetlands of the Coorong and the temperatre rain forrest of The Otways
- The Australian outback country around Keith and Naracoorte, typical of Australia vast inland regions
- Australia's best known surfing locations - Bell's Beach - Torquay ect
- Rich farming regions of the Western Districts of Victoria which sustained Australia's growth after the gold rush.
The coastal route takes in all of the most significant beaches between Melbourne and Adelaide. These include the best surfing beaches, swimming beaches and those locations suitable for family holidays.
Also included are the scenic locations, such as the 12 Apostles plus some of the lesser known ( but also worth visiting) such as the Bay of Islands (Peterborough) and the Crags (near Port Fairy) plus many others.....
This guide is an independant and unbiased assessments of all the significant destinations and interesting locations between Melbourne and Adelaide
We strive to give visitors a true indication of what they can expect to see and expirience, rather than sugar coating everything, if we consider an attraction or location is not very interesting - then we say so.
We also try to
promote destinations and locations which we believe are worthwhile visiting and we have tried to give comprehensive and accurate descriptions of each location and attraction so visitors can assess if it may be of particular interest to them.....
Above Maits Rest -
Adelaide to Melbourne
or Melbourne to Adelaide
Grampians and Goldfields
Great Ocean Road
Create your own package tour with the option of using your own vehicle, a hire car or using public transport
Choose where your want to stay and for how long from a range of options and then book everything from one central location.
The Great Winery Tour - an easy three or four day tour taking in McLaren Vale, Mt Benson, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley.The round trip from Adelaide can be done by car or via public transport
The Great Southern Touring Route- a three to five day tour, taking in the Great Ocean Road, Grampians and Ballarat gold region. The round trip from Melbourne can done via public transport or by car and can be tailorwed to suit various interests, history eco tourism or just sightseeing and relaxing
The One Way Ticket - either Melbourne to Adelaide, or vice versa taking in some of Australia's best coastal scenery. This typically can be a 5 to 6 day tour or add a day or two for a couple of memorable inland diversions
The Grand Tour - take 10 or 12 days to see it all, from Adelaide (the city of churches) to Melbourne and back covering some of Australia's of the best scenery, ecology and history.
Ocean Road Mobile
All of the information on the this web site is available on our dedicated mobile phone site.
Information regarding bookings, sightseeing, restaurants and tourist destinations is available on your mobile phone just by entering oraccom.com into your mobile phone browser.