13 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

13 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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13 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Princetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 4 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve and Logan's Beach. Take a break from Warrnambool with a short trip to Griffiths Island Lighthouse in Port Fairy, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Bay of Islands, stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, and examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

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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 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Take a break from the city and head to Port Campbell National Park and Twelve Apostles.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Princetown trip planner .

Getting from Warrnambool to Princetown by combination of bus and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stop by High on Heels, then look for gifts at Bay of Apostles, and then hike along Great Ocean Walk. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Karmic Goat Soapworks, take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Princetown to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

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.
Get outdoors at The Great Ocean Road and Bells Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet) and Lorne (Lorne Beach, Teddy's Lookout, & more). There's more to do: enjoy some diversion at Torquay Foreshore Play Park and see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Torquay trip planning app .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse
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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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