7 days in Port MacDonnell & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

7 days in Port MacDonnell & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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7 days in Port MacDonnell & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Christies Beach
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Port MacDonnell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Warrnambool
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
Port Campbell
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Aireys Inlet
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Torquay
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Christies Beach

1
night
Port MacDonnell

Port MacDonnell ©
Port MacDonnell is the southernmost town in South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Little Blue Lake and then Head underground at Ewens Pond.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port MacDonnell online day trip planner .

Christies Beach to Port MacDonnell is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Christies Beach in September, things will get little chillier in Port MacDonnell: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port MacDonnell

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Ewens Pond ©
Ewens Pond
Little Blue Lake ©
Little Blue Lake

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, then view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, and finally stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Port MacDonnell to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Port Fairy
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Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Tower Hill Cemetery ©
Tower Hill Cemetery

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hours
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip builder app .

You can take a bus from Warrnambool to Port Campbell in an hour. Another option is to drive. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Outdoors
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The Arch ©
The Arch

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night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Shopping
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Bay of Apostles ©
Bay of Apostles

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Lorne Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls, then take in the exciting artwork at Qdos Arts Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Great Ocean Road Story, and finally steep yourself in history at Barwon Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aireys Inlet journey builder .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Aireys Inlet takes 1.5 hours. September in Aireys Inlet sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

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Side Trips

Lorne, Barwon Park
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park
Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls

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night
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.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Point Addis Marine National Park.

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Torquay is just a short distance from Aireys Inlet. In September, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre, Point Addis Marine National Park
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Point Addis Marine National Park ©
Point Addis Marine National Park

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