13 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

13 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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13 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Aireys Inlet
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Princetown
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
Warrnambool
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet ©
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Barwon Park and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. Visit Portsea Back Beach and Point Lonsdale Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Aireys Inlet side-trips: Mount Martha Beach (in Mt Martha), Sheoak Falls (in Lorne) and Torquay (Point Impossible Surf Beach & Fisherman's Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Safety Beach and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aireys Inlet tour planning site .

Melbourne to Aireys Inlet is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In February, daytime highs in Aireys Inlet are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Torquay, Portsea, Point Lonsdale, Safety Beach, Barwon Park
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Safety Beach ©
Safety Beach
Portsea Back Beach ©
Portsea Back Beach
Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park

2
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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 15th (Fri), play a few rounds at Apollo Bay Golf Club, take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Carisbrook Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Otway National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Apollo Bay tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Aireys Inlet to Apollo Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Great Otway National Park
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Apollo Bay Golf Club ©
Apollo Bay Golf Club

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Princetown

Princetown ©
Visit Johanna Beach and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Bay of Martyrs and The Arch. Go for a jaunt from Princetown to Beech Forest to see Triplet Falls about 48 minutes away.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Princetown trip itinerary website .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Bay of Martyrs, Johanna Beach, Triplet Falls
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The Arch ©
The Arch
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs
Johanna Beach ©
Johanna Beach

4
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petrified Forest and Blowholes and Thunder point Coastal Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse and Blarney Books and Art. Step out of Warrnambool to go to Hamilton and see Nigretta Falls, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: work some fitness into your day at Foreshore Promenade, view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and admire the landmark architecture of Warrnambool Breakwater.

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Getting from Princetown to Warrnambool by combination of taxi and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Basalt Wines, Petrified Forest and Blowholes, Nigretta Falls
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Nigretta Falls ©
Nigretta Falls

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