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.

GPS Coordinates

LAT -38.630724, LONG 143.891528


Only phones on Telstra or Optus work in Wye River. Devices on other networks may cease connecting after Lorne.

Public transport

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.

Download our Direction Maps

Download these maps to your phone for easy reference when travelling to Tucker House. (Remember, your phone won’t connect online in Wye if it’s not on the Telstra or Optus network, or one affiliated with them.)