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There’s a good reason people love the Great Ocean Road. This windy stretch of road, beginning in Torquay and ending close to Warrnambool, is an awe-inducing tour of the ocean-meets-rainforest beauty of Victoria’s southwest. But if you’re only experiencing it from behind a car window (and some scattered viewpoints along the way), you’re missing out. Another option is walking the Great Ocean Walk, a multi-day hike that includes deserted beaches, clifftop vistas and a few cheeky echidnas, if you’re lucky.
Piqued your interest? We’ve laid out info on the walk, what to bring and possibly the best way to experience it (spoiler alert: it includes foot spas, gourmet meals and a helicopter ride of the Twelve Apostles).
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