This article contains links to products or services from one or more of our advertisers or partners. We may receive a commission when you click or make a purchase using our site. Learn more about how we make money.

Best Great Ocean Road accommodation to book in 2020

From Torquay to Warrnambool, find and compare accommodation along the Great Ocean Road.

Updated

Cars driving on Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia  - aerial view


The Great Ocean Road is a spectacular coastal drive. As part of the adventure, you can visit the Twelve Apostles, get up close to koalas, kangaroos and emus, take a heritage tour and go hiking, surfing or mountain biking.

We have found the hottest deals and best places stay for budget travellers, couples and large groups taking a trip along the Great Ocean Road.

Today’s deals on accommodation in Great Ocean Road and across Australia

IHG AMEAIHG AMEA

Up to 15% off worldwide getaways with breakfast

Ends

Hotels.comHotels.com

Up to 45% off worldwide hotels + Extra $10 off with code

Hotels.comHotels.com

Up to $100 cash back rebate with code

Ends

Trip.com Trip.com

Up to 50% off hotel bookings

Where are the best places to stay on the Great Ocean Road?

Best cheap accommodation along the Great Ocean Road

Get easy and cost-friendly access to the Great Ocean Road by booking accommodation that won’t break the bank. Cost-friendly accommodation does not limit your options for where you can stay, with hostels, apartments and cottages available for less than $100 per night.

Our top picks cheap accommodation along the Great Ocean Road: 13th Apostle Backpackers, Redwood Manor Motel Apartments and High View Family Cottages

See more cheap Apollo Bay accommodation options

Best Great Ocean Road accommodation in Apollo Bay

Apollo is midway along the Great Ocean Road, making it an ideal place to stop and stretch your legs. If you have time in your itinerary, check out the outdoor activities that the town offers including surfing, swimming, diving and fishing. We have included low-, medium- and high-cost accommodation options that give you quick and easy access to the Great Ocean Road.

Our top picks for Great Ocean Road accommodation in Apollo Bay: The Apollo, Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn and Apollo Bay Eco YHA

See more Apollo Bay accommodation options

Best Great Ocean Road accommodation for couples

Taking the journey along the Great Ocean Road with your other half is a romantic getaway. What’s even better is that you get to split the driving duties. If you’re making a trip of it, check out these accommodation options that are perfectly suited for couples. RACV Torquay Resort offers a couples package with the inclusion of late check-out, rose petals and chocolates placed in your room on arrival and your choice of either a bottle of French wine or DIY martini kit. If you are travelling with other couples, Seafarers offers two-bedroom apartments, providing each couple their own space and privacy.

Our top picks for Great Ocean Road accommodation for couples: RACV Torquay Resort, Grand Pacific Hotel Lorne and Seafarers Getaway

See more Great Ocean Road accommodation for couples

Best luxury accommodation along the Great Ocean Road

You will find luxury accommodation surrounded by picturesque scenery the whole way along the Great Ocean Road. After all, you deserve a good night of rest after driving and exploring during the daylight hours.

It’s all about the little details when you stay at Chocolate Gannets. From the hamper of goodies that awaits in your room upon your arrival and direct access to the beach from your door, it’s the perfect combination for relaxation. Choose between forest, valley and ocean views when staying in one of The Boomerangs at Johanna’s fully equipped self-contained cottages that offer complete quiet and privacy. Take your pick of four private hot mineral pools, beauty treatments and massages at Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs. It’s located at the end of the Great Ocean Road and provides the ultimate resting spot after your adventure.

Our top picks for luxury accommodation along the Great Ocean Road: Chocolate Gannets, The Boomerangs at Johanna and Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs

See more luxury accommodation along the Great Ocean Road

Alternative Great Ocean Road accommodation options

If you’re travelling with a large group of people, Airbnb and Stayz accommodation offer the most options. It’s best to book in advance as properties tend to get snapped up quickly for larger groups.

If you want to bring your pets along for the adventure, some Airbnb and Stayz accommodation offers pet-friendly accommodation along the Great Ocean Road.

Frequently asked questions about Great Ocean Road accommodation

Should I book accommodation in advance when travelling along the Great Ocean Road?

If you’re taking a spontaneous trip, you may find it hard to find last-minute accommodation. To avoid inflated prices and a lack of options, it’s best to book in advance if possible. If this is not an option, we suggest finding accommodation before you embark on the drive. Apollo Bay is the halfway point and a popular stop for many visitors.

Where should I stay along the Great Ocean Road?

The Great Ocean Road starts in Torquay and ends a 10-minute drive away from Warrnambool. Popular spots along the way that offer a wide variety of accommodation, cafes, ocean views, national parks to explore and shopping options include Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell.

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Go to site