16 days in Sydney & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

16 days in Sydney & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 15​min
2
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Princetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Torquay
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

7
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney route tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then tour the water at your own pace with Lake Pertobe Motor Boats, then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and finally step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Warrnambool trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Sydney to Warrnambool takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Griffiths Island, Allansford Cheese World and Museum
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Go for a jaunt from Princetown to Weeaproinah to see Otway Fly Treetop Adventures about 46 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Princetown tour planner.

You can 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 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, get out in the countryside at Karmic Goat Soapworks, and then hike along Great Ocean Walk.

You can plan Apollo Bay trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Princetown to Apollo Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Beaches
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

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