When it comes to tyres for a trip like the Great Ocean Road, be prepared for anything! From tourist buses to large pot-holes and detreating inside corners. Having lived on the coast in such towns as Torquay, Fairhaven and Lorne for most of my life, I know you have to take good care of your tyres and to be ready for any situation that unfolds along its majestic path.
Given our experience with the road we’ll break down our top 5 that will guarantee the ultimate driving experience but first, let’s take a dive into what makes this drive one of the best in the world.
, home to the annual NYE Falls Festival and its stunningly beautiful rainforests and toppling water falls. This historic fishing town is the perfect place to stop, recharge and stay the night. Lorne pier is a great walk and exciting way to see the abundant sea-life in the area.
Wye and Kennet River, are two closely matched quaint towns with very similar size and stature. Great camping grounds, Airbnb and local stays are available with local beaches being very popular through summer.
Johanna, is a beautiful beach and a very popular surf and camping destination, however be cautious when entering the waters around this area as it is very unpredictable and is not watched by lifesaving personnel.
12 Apostles and Port Campbell, is the most iconic stretch of coastline in Australia and a very popular destination on the Great Ocean Road. As the rough seas pound this coast every winter it’s starting to take its toll on the 12 Apostles as too was the famous London Bridge, collapsing in 1990 leaving two tourists stranded on the outer span of the iconic bridge formation.
Port Campbell, a historic fishing village is a great place for a swim in summer and is the last section of road on the coast before heading in land and west towards Warrnambool and meeting back at Port Fairy.
Port Fairy, is a very small and historic fishing village with a great long-lasting music event the Port Fairy Folk Festival. The Festival has been running annually since 1977. The town is also home to Victoria’s oldest licensed hotel, the Caledonian Inn, which dates back to 1844.
Great touring tyres for the great ocean road.
So, when it comes to tyres for taking a trip down the Great Ocean Road, be prepared for anything! From tourist buses and motorbikes to large pot-holes and detreating corners. The road is unpredictable, challenging at times but very exciting and rewarding.
There are lots of new sections of surface that allow for great increased handling and performance that will suit high-performance cars but the road is best suited for mid-sized luxury vehicles, SUV’s, passenger vehicles and motorcycles.
Our pick to tackle the Great Ocean Road would be one of the following touring tyres. Touring tyres would best suit the Great Ocean Road for comfort and handling. There are many on the market from all the leading brands but here are 4 of our Favourites.