15 days in Great Ocean Road, Melbourne & Eden Itinerary

15 days in Great Ocean Road, Melbourne & Eden Itinerary

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15 days in Great Ocean Road, Melbourne & Eden Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Princetown
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Warrnambool
— 1 night
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
6
Eden
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Enchanted Adventure Garden and Pearses Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Geelong (Eastern Beach Reserve & The Rock Adventure Centre) and Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at 13th Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Torquay driving holiday planner .

Sydney to Torquay is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for little chillier nights in Torquay, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, 13th Beach, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Pearses Beach
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 19th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, then look for gifts at Karmic Goat Soapworks, and then hike along Great Ocean Walk.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay travel planning app .

Drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Karmic Goat Soapworks ©
Karmic Goat Soapworks

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
On the 20th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Loch Ard Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wreck Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Princetown trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Princetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, tour the pleasant surroundings at Logan's Beach, and then contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sandridge Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip app .

Traveling by flight from Warrnambool to Melbourne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Eden.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cocora Beach and then find something for the whole family at Magic Mountain.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Eden route builder app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Eden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Eden: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eden

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Magic Mountain
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Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain
Cocora Beach ©
Cocora Beach

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