11 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

11 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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11 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + shuttle + 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
— 4 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + 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. Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): grab your bike and head to Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and finally step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool trip tool .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (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
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Get in touch with nature at Port Campbell National Park and Gibsons Steps.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Princetown day trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Warrnambool to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): trek along Great Ocean Walk, then stop by Karmic Goat Soapworks, and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Apollo Bay online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Princetown to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Karmic Goat Soapworks ©
Karmic Goat Soapworks

4
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.
Visit Lorne Beach and Bells Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to The Great Ocean Road and Erskine Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torquay: Aireys Inlet (Bunyip Sculpture & Split Point Lighthouse) and Teddy's Lookout (in Lorne). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Point Impossible Surf Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Torquay road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Torquay sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Aireys Inlet
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Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

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