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

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, get engrossed in the history at Great Ocean Road Story, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sheoak Falls. Keep things going the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park, then examine the collection at Australian National Surfing Museum, and then kick back and relax at Fisherman's Beach.

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Sydney to Aireys Inlet is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Aireys Inlet, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Torquay
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Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls
Australian National Surfing Museum ©
Lorne Sea Baths ©
Lorne Sea Baths

4
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red Rock and Colac Botanic Gardens. And it doesn't end there: stop by Bay of Apostles, stroll through Mait's Rest, get great views at Mariners Lookout, and contemplate the waterfront views at Carisbrook Creek.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Apollo Bay road trip website .

Traveling by car from Aireys Inlet to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Colac, Cape Patton Lookout
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Red Rock ©
Red Rock
Colac Botanic Gardens ©
Colac Botanic Gardens
Cape Patton Lookout ©
Cape Patton Lookout

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get outside with The Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, and then make a trip to The Grotto. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Gorge Chocolates, then make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and then stroll through Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Princetown trip planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Princetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
The Arch ©
The Arch
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Warrnambool Breakwater and Blarney Books and Art. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, head off the coast to Griffiths Island, and stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Warrnambool tour site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Warrnambool Botanic Gardens ©
Warrnambool Botanic Gardens

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