10 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

10 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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10 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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


2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Change things up with a short trip to Griffiths Island Lighthouse in Port Fairy (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Warrnambool online driving holiday planner .

Melbourne to Warrnambool is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park.

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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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Wreck Beach
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 28th (Sun), get great views at Mariners Lookout, take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and then trek along Great Ocean Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): stop by High on Heels, look for gifts at Bay of Apostles, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kennet River Koala Walk, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Carisbrook Creek.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Princetown to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kennet River Koala Walk
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, then stop by Great Escape Books, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Torquay trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Aireys Inlet, Lorne
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

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