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Sailing to Queenscliffe and the Great Ocean Road

There are two ways to get to the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne, drive west to Geelong and down to Torquay or head south down the Napean Highway on the Mornington Peninsula and catch the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliffe, we took the ferry. Sorrento is a small town that unfortuanately gets missed by the vast majority of tourists as they head for the ferry. The highway hugs the coast all the way and is very scenic. With the radio on and the sun shining we finally felt as though we were on our way. The loading of the ferry took minutes, it was clean and we paid the lesser rate for the crossing, in a few more weeks the summer season would see a price rise, it was worth it for the views of Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne was just visible on the horizon.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The scenic costal route
  • Cons:Nobody stops here, they are all heading for the ferry.
  • In a nutshell:Much better that the inland route.
  • Last visit to Sorrento: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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