16 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

16 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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16 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Aireys Inlet
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Princetown
— 4 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Warrnambool
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway and Won Wondah & Henderson Falls. Explore Aireys Inlet's surroundings by going to Torquay (Great Ocean Road, Australian National Surfing Museum, & more) and Sheoak Falls (in Lorne). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Qdos Arts Gallery and get engrossed in the history at Great Ocean Road Story.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Aireys Inlet trip planner.

Sydney to Aireys Inlet is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get slightly colder in Aireys Inlet: highs are around 24°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Torquay
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Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls
Australian National Surfing Museum ©
Qdos Arts Gallery ©
Qdos Arts Gallery

4
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colac Botanic Gardens and Bay of Apostles. When in Apollo Bay, make a side trip to see Red Rock in Colac, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Cape Patton Lookout, play a few rounds at Apollo Bay Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mait's Rest, and look for gifts at High on Heels.

To plan Apollo Bay vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Aireys Inlet to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Colac, Cape Patton Lookout
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Colac Botanic Gardens ©
Colac Botanic Gardens
Red Rock ©
Red Rock

4
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Arch and Gorge Chocolates. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Princetown trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Apollo Bay to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Wreck Beach
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Wreck Beach ©
Wreck Beach
The Arch ©
The Arch
Gorge Chocolates ©
Gorge Chocolates

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nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Warrnambool Breakwater and Thunder point Coastal Reserve. When in Warrnambool, make a side trip to see Griffiths Island Lighthouse in Port Fairy, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Foreshore Promenade, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fletcher Jones Garden and Antiques and Collectibles Market, take in the exciting artwork at Blarney Books and Art, and head off the coast to Griffiths Island.

Before you visit Warrnambool, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

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