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


3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Lorne Beach and Bells Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torquay: Aireys Inlet (Split Point Lighthouse & Great Escape Books) and Lorne (Erskine Falls, Teddy's Lookout, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road and enjoy the sand and surf at Torquay Front Beach.

Planning Torquay trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Sydney to Torquay is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Torquay, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Aireys Inlet
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for gifts at Bay of Apostles, then trek along Great Ocean Walk, then explore and take pictures at Karmic Goat Soapworks, and finally hike along Mait's Rest.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay trip planner .

Drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Bay of Apostles ©
Bay of Apostles
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

1
night
Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Princetown route tool .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Princetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
The Grotto ©
The Grotto
Apostle Whey Cheese ©
Apostle Whey Cheese

4
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Visit Logan's Beach and Foreshore Promenade for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET and Whale Bone Studio Arts. Change things up with a short trip to Griffiths Island Lighthouse in Port Fairy (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, take in the exciting artwork at Warrnambool Art Gallery, stop by Blarney Books and Art, and explore the activities along Bay of Islands.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool online trip maker .

Getting from Princetown to Warrnambool by combination of taxi and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

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