9 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

9 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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9 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Princetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 2 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: grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, take in the exciting artwork at Blarney Books and Art, then enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and finally step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool driving holiday planner.

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 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Take a break from the city and head to Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and Loch Ard Gorge. Step off the beaten path and head to The Arch and Apostle Whey Cheese. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Princetown trip tool .

You can 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 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 26th (Fri), look for gifts at Karmic Goat Soapworks, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, then look for gifts at High on Heels, and finally look for gifts at Bay of Apostles.

Plan my day in Apollo Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Princetown to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Bay of Apostles ©
Bay of Apostles

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lorne Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, and then see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay vacation tool .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Torquay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Lorne
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Australian National Surfing Museum ©

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