Wye River is located on the traditional lands of the Gadabanud people.
Getting here by car
Wye River is just over two hours drive from Melbourne via the M1. The ocean route via Angelsea (159km) is a spectacular coastal drive and an excellent introduction to the Great Ocean Road. The alternative inland route via Winchelsea (178km) cuts through farmland and the Great Otway National Park.
The coastal route can take longer on summer weekends and holidays. The inland route is generally the quicker choice for these times. Both routes meet in Lorne, which is 15 minutes from Wye River.
Longer scenic routes include travelling via the Mornington Peninsula and the Sorrento-Queenscliff ferry, or via Birregurra and Forrest to approach from Skenes Creek in the south-west.
Only phones on Telstra or Optus work in Wye River. Devices on other networks may cease connecting after Lorne.
Wye River is accessible via public transport with McHarry’s Geelong to Apollo Bay bus service, running three times daily Monday to Friday, and twice daily on weekends. Hourly trains from Southern Cross (Melbourne) meet up with the bus service at Geelong. Combined train and bus travelling time from Melbourne is a bit over 3 hours.