We're only 3 hours from Melbourne.
The general feeling is that we're a long way from Melbourne, when in fact we're the same driving time as Apollo Bay.
Peterborough is located on the Great Ocean Road, 247 km south-west of Melbourne, between Port Campbell (13 km to the east) and Warrnambool (53 km to the west).
The Inland Route
1: Heading West along the Princess Highway through Geelong, 13km past Colac turn left onto the C163 to Simpson.
From Simpson take the C166 to meet the Great Ocean Road.
There are many attractions along the coastline of Port Campbell National Park including Gibson Steps, the famous Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.
2: Alternatively continue along the A1 from Colac to Camperdown driving South through the Lakes and Craters region to Cobden.
While exploring the Corangamite Shire a tour around Timboon should not be missed.
It's a great reason to drive along the Great Ocean Road.An approximate 5 hr drive from Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road region hugs the contours of Victoria's rugged south west coast and offers visitors one of world's greatest and most spectacular coastal drives.
Start your journey in Geelong, turn left to Torquay and head to Anglesea where this spectacular scenic road begins winding its way to Lorne and Apollo Bay.
From Lavers Hill experience the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk.
For the adventurous The Great Ocean Walk covers 91km and links Apollo Bay to Glenample Homestead at Princetown.
An opportunity to take a helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles before reaching Port Campbell will give you an astonishing view of this magnificent coastline.
One of the most visited stretches of the road is Port Campbell.
Buffeted by wild seas and fierce winds, the coastline around Port Campbell has been sculpted over millions of years to form a series of striking rock stacks that rise out of the Southern Ocean.
The Great Ocean Road region also has a rich maritime past.
Historic towns such as Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland allow you to enjoy seafaring village life, with their fishing wharves, beautifully preserved colonial buildings and maritime museums recounting the stories of ships that have foundered off the rugged shipwreck coast.