Great Ocean Road Safety Tips

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. From the Great Ocean Road, you can see the towering 12 Apostles, get up close to native wildlife, and take in iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls.

As one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations, the area can get quite busy. Here are our top four tips to help you and others stay safe and have fun.

1. Plan your route in advance
There are a number of different routes you can take depending on which towns or attractions you wish to visit. Accredited Visitor Information Centres can help you plan your journey.

2. Watch the traffic
Your speed affects others. If driving slowly, pull over where it is safe and let faster traffic pass. Always be sure to obey the speed limit and any traffic management signs.

3. Use safe stops
The Great Ocean Road is narrow and windy with lots of blind corners. Be sure you stop somewhere safe when stopping to take photos or enjoy the view.

4. Stay aware
Bushfires can occur in warmer months. Before you travel, download the VicEmergency app, bookmark www.emergency.vic.gov.au, and save the VicEmergency Hotline 1800 226 226 into your phone. Make sure your phone has a fully charged battery before you leave. Listen to local radio for warnings and advice while you’re on the road.

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