17 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

17 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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17 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  30​h
1
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Warrnambool
— 4 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Princetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kennett River
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Frankfurt

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.
Take a break from Torquay with a short trip to Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, admire all the interesting features of Great Ocean Road, let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park, and stroll through Bells Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay day trip app .

Frankfurt, Germany to Torquay is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Torquay is 9 hours. When traveling from Frankfurt in July, plan for colder days in Torquay, with highs around 16°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road

4
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Step out of Warrnambool with an excursion to Griffiths Island Lighthouse in Port Fairy--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, don't miss a visit to The Artery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Warrnambool trip maker .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park.

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Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Warrnambool to Princetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kennett River.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Apollo Bay (Bay of Apostles, Great Ocean Walk, & more) and Lorne (Erskine Falls, Lorne Sea Baths, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls, and explore the activities along Carisbrook Creek.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kennett River trip site .

Traveling by car from Princetown to Kennett River takes 2 hours. July in Kennett River sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kennett River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Lorne, Carisbrook Creek
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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