The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s iconic drives. It’s true – 243 kilometres of cliffside wrapped around the lip of the Southern Ocean; grand stone columns rising up out of the waves; surf beaches giving way to damp rainforests. So grand and ancient is some of this wild land it’s easy to forget it sits on Melbourne’s doorstep.
The South Coast of NSW has long lured travellers with its pristine beaches and idyllic natural wonders. But it’s only recently that the area’s food and drink scene has begun alerting tourists to what locals already know: the South Coast isn’t just a place for playing and passing through, but an attractive destination unto itself.