11 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

11 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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11 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 15​min
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Princetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Torquay
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Bay of Islands, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool trip itinerary site .

Sydney to Warrnambool is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Princetown trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Warrnambool to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Port Campbell
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

2
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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 8th (Tue), trek along Great Ocean Walk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mait's Rest. Keep things going the next day: stop by Bay of Apostles, then stop by High on Heels, then identify plant and animal life at Kennet River Koala Walk, and finally get great views at Mariners Lookout.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay trip planner .

Getting from Princetown to Apollo Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

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Kennet River Koala Walk
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lorne (Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Great Ocean Road Story, & more) and Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet). There's more to do: cruise along The Great Ocean Road and enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Torquay trip builder website .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Torquay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

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