15 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

15 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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15 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Adelaide
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 45​min
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Princetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Lorne
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Torquay
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h
Adelaide

3
days
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. You'll get in some beach time at Foreshore Promenade and Logan's Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Thunder point Coastal Reserve and Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Warrnambool Breakwater, view the masterpieces at Warrnambool Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool online trip planner .

Adelaide to Warrnambool is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

3
days
Princetown

Princetown ©
Get outdoors at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and The Arch. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gibsons Steps and The Grotto. Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Princetown travel tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Warrnambool to Princetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Port Campbell
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The Arch ©
The Arch
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

2
days
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 3rd (Tue), take a peaceful walk through The Redwoods, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Carisbrook Creek. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Great Otway National Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Apollo Bay online holiday planner .

You can drive from Princetown to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Nature, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

The Redwoods, Great Otway National Park
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The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

3
days
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary and Anglesea Golf Club. Escape the urban bustle at Eastern Beach Reserve and Erskine Falls. Make the 7th (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Lorne Beach. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Sheoak Falls and don't miss a visit to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lorne itinerary planner.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Lorne in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lorne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, Eastern Beach Reserve, Anglesea Golf Club
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

2
days
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.
Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Serendip Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Torquay travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lorne to Torquay in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

13th Beach, Steampacket Gardens, Serendip Sanctuary, Beauchamp Falls
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Serendip Sanctuary ©
Serendip Sanctuary
Beauchamp Falls ©
Beauchamp Falls
Steampacket Gardens ©
Steampacket Gardens

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