11 days in Great Ocean Road & Princetown Itinerary

11 days in Great Ocean Road & Princetown Itinerary

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11 days in Great Ocean Road & Princetown Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Anglesea
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Lorne
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Princetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
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 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Torquay Front Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout, then view the masterpieces at Surfcoastimages Gallery, and finally let little ones run wild at Torquay Foreshore Play Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Torquay trip planner .

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Torquay are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Anglesea.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Surfcoastimages Gallery ©
Surfcoastimages Gallery
Point Danger Lookout ©
Point Danger Lookout

1
night
Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. On the 25th (Tue), look for gifts at Anglesea Surf Centre, appreciate the history behind Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road, and then take in the pleasant sights at Loveridge Lookout.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Anglesea route planner.

Anglesea is just a short distance from Torquay. In June, daily temperatures in Anglesea can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Anglesea

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road
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Loveridge Lookout ©
Loveridge Lookout
Anglesea Surf Centre ©
Anglesea Surf Centre

2
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Kennet River. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Won Wondah & Henderson Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lorne trip builder app .

You can drive from Anglesea to Lorne in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Lorne

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Red Rock Theatre and Gallery, Forrest Mountain Bike Trails, Kennet River
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Great Ocean Road Story ©
Great Ocean Road Story
Kennet River ©
Kennet River

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Parks Victoria. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at The Redwoods and then take an in-depth tour of Apollo Bay Museum.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Apollo Bay tour itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Lorne to Apollo Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

The Redwoods, Parks Victoria
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The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Wreck Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll around Twelve Apostles Marine National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wreck Beach. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Triplet Falls and then stroll through Johanna Beach.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Princetown attractions planning website .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Triplet Falls, Wreck Beach, Johanna Beach
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Twelve Apostles Marine National Park ©
Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Loch Ard Gorge. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at The Twelve Apostles, then look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, and then get outside with The Arch. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, and finally take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Campbell day trip tool .

Port Campbell is very close to Princetown. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Childer's Cove
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The Arch ©
The Arch
The Razorback ©
The Razorback
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 4th (Thu), stroll through Killarney Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Russell Clark Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Wishart Gallery, and finally stroll the grounds of Port Fairy Public Cemetery.

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You can drive from Port Campbell to Port Fairy in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Russell Clark Reserve ©
Russell Clark Reserve
Wishart Gallery ©
Wishart Gallery

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