10 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

10 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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10 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Attractions like Lorne Beach and Bells Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet) and Lorne (Erskine Falls, Teddy's Lookout, & more). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay trip planner .

Adelaide to Torquay is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Torquay when traveling from Adelaide in October, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest and then stroll through Great Ocean Walk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip planner.

Getting from Torquay to Apollo Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kids will appreciate attractions like Loch Ard Gorge and Gibsons Steps. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, get outside with The Arch, and make a trip to The Grotto.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip planner .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Twelve Apostles
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

2
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, and then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Fairy trip builder .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Port Fairy in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

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