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

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. Get outdoors at Won Wondah & Henderson Falls and Great Ocean Road. We've included these beaches for you: Lorne Beach and Bells Beach. There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse and take in the dramatic scenery at Sheoak Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aireys Inlet route site .

Sydney to Aireys Inlet is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Aireys Inlet hover around 24°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Torquay
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

3
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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bay of Apostles and Red Rock. Head to Karmic Goat Soapworks and High on Heelsfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Kennet River Koala Walk (in Kennett River) and Colac Botanic Gardens (in Colac). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Great Ocean Walk, tee off at Apollo Bay Golf Club, and contemplate the waterfront views at Carisbrook Creek.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay travel route planner .

You can drive from Aireys Inlet to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Golf

Side Trips

Colac, Kennet River Koala Walk
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Red Rock ©
Red Rock
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Bay of Apostles ©
Bay of Apostles

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and then head outdoors with The Arch. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Wreck Beach, then indulge your taste buds at Gorge Chocolates, then revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Princetown trip maker website .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Wreck Beach
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The Arch ©
The Arch
Wreck Beach ©
Wreck Beach
Apostle Whey Cheese ©
Apostle Whey Cheese

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nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Do your shopping at Blarney Books and Art and Warrnambool Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Griffiths Island Lighthouse and Warrnambool Breakwater. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, look for gifts at Mailors Flat Antiques, take in nature's colorful creations at Warrnambool Botanic Gardens, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Port Fairy Public Cemetery.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse

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