16 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

16 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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16 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Aireys Inlet
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Kennett River
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Princetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Lorne
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Torquay
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet ©
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Aireys Inlet driving holiday planning website .

Brisbane to Aireys Inlet is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect Aireys Inlet to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne, Bells Beach
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Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

1
night
Kennett River

Kennett River ©
Kennett River is a small seaside town in Victoria, Australia.Situated 174km west of Melbourne, on the Otway Coast part of the scenic Great Ocean Road, Kennett River is a popular tourist destination 27km from the resort town of Lorne, Victoria.HistoryThe river running through the town was named by surveyor George Smythe after the River Kennet in Berkshire, England.In 1882 Alex MacLennan was, with his cousins the MacReas, looking for an area suited to farming and fishing, and chose this site, west of the MacRea's chosen site, which he named The Kennet. On the 27th (Sat), get great views at Cape Patton Lookout, take in the dramatic scenery at Sheoak Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Lower and Upper Kalimna Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kennett River tour builder .

Traveling by car from Aireys Inlet to Kennett River takes an hour. October in Kennett River sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Kennett River

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Lorne
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls
Cape Patton Lookout ©
Cape Patton Lookout

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation and then trek along Great Ocean Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mait's Rest, then get great views at Mariners Lookout, then look for gifts at High on Heels, and finally look for gifts at Bay of Apostles.

Plan my day in Apollo Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Apollo Bay is just a stone's throw from Kennett River. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Otway Lightstation
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Johanna Beach, then sample the tasty concoctions at Wild Bull Brewery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wreck Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles and then savor the flavors at Gorge Chocolates.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Princetown trip site .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Wreck Beach, Wild Bull Brewery, Johanna Beach
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Wreck Beach ©
Wreck Beach
Gorge Chocolates ©
Gorge Chocolates

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 1st (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Camperdown & District Heritage Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Ard Gorge.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip itinerary builder tool .

Port Campbell is very close to Princetown. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Camperdown & District Heritage Centre
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Camperdown & District Heritage Centre ©

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 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, take in the exciting artwork at Warrnambool Art Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Warrnambool online travel route builder .

You can take a bus from Port Campbell to Warrnambool in an hour. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Warrnambool Art Gallery ©
Warrnambool Art Gallery

3
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lorne online journey planner .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Lorne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. November in Lorne sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lorne

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Deans Marsh
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Gosling Creek Winery ©
Gosling Creek Winery
Blakes Estate Winery ©
Blakes Estate Winery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum, then stroll through Werribee Open Range Zoo, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Torquay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lorne to Torquay by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. November in Torquay sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Geelong, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Heronswood, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Panorama Garden Estate
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Cape Schanck Lighthouse ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse

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