Soak up the best of Victoria on the Great Southern Touring Route

Morning Talk 07/11/2018
The Twelve Apostles. Photo: Unsplash.

For those who want a change from the odd jaunt to Sydney, just head south to Victoria for a trip complete with winding roads, beaches, and gorgeous scenery.

The Great Southern Touring Route, offered by Visit Victoria, features itineraries ranging from three to six days in Australia's scenic southern state.  

Travellers can cruise along one of the world’s most spectacular coastal roads to hit the famous Twelve Apostles, stunning beaches, coastal towns, and great food and wine.

But it’s not a trip for the time-poor traveller.

Roger Grant, director of the Great Southern Touring Route, says the route is something that people should take their time to enjoy.

“The wildlife encounters along the way really make the trip something that people need to slow down and savour,” Mr Grant told RadioLIVE.

“It’s not something we encourage people to do as just a day trip.”

Next week, RadioLIVE’s Mark Sainsbury will be taking off on a five-day tour along the Great Southern Touring Route with his daughter, Arabella.

Some highlights that can be found along the Great Southern Touring Route are:

  • Dramatic landscapes at the Twelve Apostles
  • Cruise along the Great Ocean Road past the Bay of Islands
  • Head to Ballarat and experience boutique wineries
  • Explore the scenic Grampians National Park by road or walking trail
  • Whale spotting in Warrnambool (from June to September)
  • Spa Country at Daylesford and Hepburn Springs
  • Hike a section of the Great Ocean Walk

Visit Victoria also offers the Sydney Melbourne Heritage Drive and Go Beyond Melbourne.

This content was sponsored by our friends at Visit Victoria.

Listen to the full interview with Roger Grant above.

Morning Talk with Mark Sainsbury, 9am - 12pm Weekdays and streaming live on 'rova' channel 9 - available on Android and iPhone.