15 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

15 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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15 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Warrnambool
— 5 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

5
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Go for a jaunt from Warrnambool to Port Fairy to see Griffiths Island Lighthouse about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, and don't miss a visit to Warrnambool Breakwater.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Warrnambool online itinerary planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Port Fairy
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Princetown trip planner .

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 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Port Campbell
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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 2nd (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest and then hike along Great Ocean Walk. On your second day here, stop by Bay of Apostles, then stop by High on Heels, then identify plant and animal life at Kennet River Koala Walk, and finally get great views at Mariners Lookout.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Apollo Bay trip builder site .

You can drive from Princetown to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

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Kennet River Koala Walk
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet) and Lorne (Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Great Ocean Road Story, & more). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, examine the collection at Australian National Surfing Museum, explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Road, and kick back and relax at Bells Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay day trip app .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Torquay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

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