The Great Ocean Road vs The Great Alpine Road
Victoria province has quite a special flavour to it. From the rugged coast with it's cliffs and angry ocean down south, to the absolute silence and beauty of the snowy Australian Alps up North, Victoria is a land of majestic natural beauty. We at Bendigo coach lines love to organize unique and special travel experiences for groups, individuals, families, everybody really! And if there's one thing we take special pride in is showing you the extensive natural wonders we are so lucky to possess.
Let us go through 2 very specials roads today, they are fittingly known as The Great Ocean Road and the Great Alpine Road. Both extremes of our country are very iconic, our southern coast boasts such famous landmarks as the 12 apostles Rock formation, while up north in the Australian Alps, you'll find the highest peaks in the entire continent, plus you'll get top lay in the snow!
Let's do a quick review of some of the main attractions along these beautiful roads, maybe we can convince you to give us a call and create a travel experience you won't forget!
Let's get right down to it:
Attractions along the Great Alpine Road
Alpine National Park
Northeast of Melbourne and covers much of the higher areas of the Great Dividing Range in Victoria, including Victoria's highest point, Mount Bogong at 1,986 metres
The park is popular in summer for bushwalking, mountain biking, four wheel driving and fishing. The major attractions are the cooler alpine weather and the stunning scenery created by the highest peaks in Victoria. Walking tracks lead to most peaks and many extended walks are possible.
The Australian Alps Walking Track, which begins in Walhalla and extends 650 kilometres (400 mi) north to Canberra, traverses the park. Bush camping is permitted within the park subject to Parks Victoria guidelines and seasonal restrictions.
Baw Baw National Park
Skiing in winter and bushwalking in summer. It is popular for cross country skiing, downhill skiing, summer bushwalking, rafting and canoeing, fishing, scenic drives and picnics. The Australian Alps Walking Track traverses its entire length, starting at Walhalla and continuing north towards the Alpine National Park. The Baw Baw section takes a bit less than three days to walk with plenty to see for those interested in botany or geology.
Avon Wilderness Park
A pristine wilderness area in the southern part of the Victorian Alps, located in Australia. there are no walking or vehicle tracks inside the park, hiking is possible with the use of topographic maps. The nearest point of access is via Licola. Along with Big Desert Wilderness Park and Wabba Wilderness Park, it is one of three such parks in Victoria
Attractions along The Great Ocean Road
Ok, no surprise there. But being pretty much the most iconic natural landmark of the entire province, we decided it would be a great idea to at least mention it. Here's a pretty picture nonetheless, guess this tie we can let her do the talking.
Tower Hill State Reserve
Let's keep it with the natural and wild, and! What if I told you you'll get to meet some koalas? Yup, Australia's most vicious cutie in it's wild environment surrounded by hundreds of other species including emus, kangaroos & many species of waterbirds
Not only will you get a lot of insiders knowledge on all the fauna and natural richness of the local ecosystem, given the reserve is also putting a lot of effort in the conservation of the aborigines history, you will get the chance to learn a lot more about this interesting ancient culture.
Both these roads offer the unique opportunity to experience a wide range of attractions and localities in a very comfortable and direct way. You will also be exposed to some of the most stunning and beautiful natural landmarks Australia has to offer. You can do multiple day tours, ore even take advantage of our online quote tool! Maybe we can give you the advice your need to make this an unforgettable experience. Let us know!