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: Hangzhou
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Colac
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Princetown
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Hangzhou

1
day
Colac

Colac ©
Colac is a small city in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, approximately 150 kilometres south-west of Melbourne on the southern shore of Lake Colac and the surrounding volcanic plains, approximately 40km inland from Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Colac Botanic Gardens and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Colac trip planner .

Hangzhou, China to Colac is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Hangzhou in April, Colac is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Colac

#Parks, #Nature
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Red Rock ©
Red Rock
Colac Botanic Gardens ©
Colac Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
On the 22nd (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. On the next day, savor the flavors at Gorge Chocolates and then get outside with The Arch.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Princetown day trip app .

Drive from Colac to Princetown in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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The Arch ©
The Arch
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gorge Chocolates ©
Gorge Chocolates

3
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse and Capital Cinema, Warrnambool. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blarney Books and Art and Thunder point Coastal Reserve. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Foreshore Promenade, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery, view the masterpieces at Warrnambool Art Gallery, and examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

1
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 27th (Fri), take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Australian National Surfing Museum, then don't miss a visit to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, then take an in-depth tour of Great Ocean Road Story, and finally admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls.

You can plan Torquay trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Warrnambool to Torquay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Torquay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Museums

Side Trip

Lorne
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Australian National Surfing Museum ©
Australian National Surfing Museum
Great Ocean Road Story ©
Great Ocean Road Story

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