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    Curved bathroom at Ocean House via @snobfashionblog

  • Travel Guide

    Great Ocean Road, Victoria

    • Boasting 243 kilometres of the world’s most scenic coastline, beaches, and hinterland, driving the Great Ocean Road is an unforgettable experience, bound to reawaken and inspire. Begin your journey in the town of Torquay, just over an hour’s drive south-west of Melbourne, Victoria. A trip best taken at a leisurely pace, each destination along the Great Ocean Road invites exploration, from unique natural environments to dynamic townships. Incomparable fine dining experiences celebrate local produce, brewers, and winemakers, in one of the world’s most renowned food and wine regions.

    • STAY

      Ocean House, Lorne

      An embodiment of unmistakable luxury, Ocean House is an architectural masterpiece. A 5-bedroom beachside residence just 100 metres walk from North Lorne’s private beach, it is sculpted from concrete, timber and glass. As well as the panoramic ocean views, enjoy an open air bath on the rooftop deck and lavish in the excellence of furnishings designed by Pierre Lissoni and Patricia Urquiola.

      Drift House, Port Fairy

      One of Port Fairy’s most prominent, heritage-protected residences is now home to Drift House, a boutique hotel containing 6 entirely bespoke suites. A considered mix of materials, both new and recycled, are combined with contemporary design pieces to create spaces with personality and history. Unwind with a book in a stone bathtub or a glass of wine by an original Victorian fire place.

      Sea Ranch, Wye River

      Nestled among the Eucalyptus trees just 50 metres above the ocean, become one with nature at Sea Ranch. Large panes of glass are all that separate you from the magnificent modern interior and the never-ending ocean beyond. Bask in magical sunsets on the spacious deck and switch off under the stars.

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    Interior at Drift House

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Living space at Ocean House

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Views at Ocean House

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    Aged Pekin duck, wood roasted on the bone at Brae Restaurant

    • EAT

      Brae, Otway Hinterland

      Set atop a hillside on a working organic farm lies Brae, an award-winning contemporary restaurant with 6 guest suites. As chef and owner of one of the world’s top 100 restaurants, Dan Hunter selects only the highest quality ingredients from the property and transforms them into a daily set menu that will ignite your culinary senses in an unforgettable dining experience.

      Pond Café, Torquay

      Created by surfer and ex-Seven Seeds barista Tom Sereika, Pond Café boasts a vibrant and wholesome menu at its beachside location. Locals recommend the braised lamb-shoulder salad, beef brisket sandwich, or smoked salmon tartine.

      La Bimba, Apollo Bay

      Cooking only with ingredients sourced from local fisherman and farmers is of fundamental importance to La Bimba’s chef and owner, Steve Earl. Menus change daily, depending on the produce available in the region, allowing simple, honest cuisine to speak for itself.

    • VISIT

      — The Twelve Apostles

      Experience the rugged splendour of the famous limestone structures, just off the shore of Port Campbell National Park. Sculpted by the ocean over millions of years, the 8 apostles that remain today are best viewed at sunrise or sunset, the rock altering in colouration under the canvas of a brilliant sky.

      — Great Otway National Park

      From its breathtaking mountain ranges and secluded beaches to hidden waterfalls and a cliff side lighthouse, lose yourself in nature at Great Otway National Park. Float under a waterfall and breathe the wild air, or embrace adventure by zip lining through lush green forests.

      — Lorne

      Explore a town with an enchanting mix of nature, culture and dining. With its exquisite bayside locale, Lorne is home to brilliant ocean lookouts and countless cafés. The thriving artistic community means galleries to explore and a beach sculpture festival every second year.

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    Marriner's Falls, Great Otway National Park via @will_mac89

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Smoked Salmon Tartine at Pond Café, Coastline on the Great Ocean Road by @louiseclarke_photo

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Sea Ranch exterior via Airbnb, side table at Drift House via @gemmola