12 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

12 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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12 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h
1
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Port Fairy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Aireys Inlet
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Newcastle


2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): hike along Great Ocean Walk and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Apollo Bay trip maker website .

Newcastle to Apollo Bay is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Griffiths Island Lighthouse and Port Fairy Historical Society will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve and Griffiths Island. Get out of town with these interesting Port Fairy side-trips: Warrnambool (Lake Pertobe Motor Boats, Logan's Beach, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, browse the fresh offerings at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET, and take in the exciting artwork at Warrnambool Art Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Fairy online tour planner .

Getting from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Port Campbell National Park and London Bridge. There's much more to do: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, head outdoors with The Arch, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wreck Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet ©
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Lorne Beach and The Great Ocean Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Aireys Inlet: Erskine Falls (in Lorne) and Bells Beach (in Torquay). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse and make a trip to Teddy's Lookout.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Aireys Inlet trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Aireys Inlet in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Torquay
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Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

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