21 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

21 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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21 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Torquay
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Princetown
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Fairy
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Split Point Lighthouse and The Lorne Pier. Relax by the water at Lorne Beach and Torquay Front Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Lorne (Teddy's Lookout, Won Wondah & Henderson Falls, & more) and Aireys Inlet (Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road, Great Escape Books, & more). And it doesn't end there: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, indulge your taste buds at Torquay Farmers' Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, and view the masterpieces at Surfcoastimages Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Torquay online sightseeing planner .

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In February in Torquay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Aireys Inlet
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Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Do your shopping at Bay of Apostles and Jo's Pantry. Get in touch with nature at Mait's Rest and Great Ocean Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apollo Bay: Colac (Elliminyt Reserve & Colac Botanic Gardens) and Kennet River Koala Walk (in Kennett River). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Mariners Lookout, admire the sheer force of Carisbrook Waterfall, and admire all the interesting features of Karmic Goat Soapworks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay visit planning app .

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Colac, Kennett River
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Carisbrook Waterfall ©
Carisbrook Waterfall

5
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Relax by the water at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and Wreck Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Loch Ard Gorge and Apostle Whey Cheese. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Princetown trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Relax by the water at Logan's Beach and Foreshore Promenade. For shopping fun, head to PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET or Whale Bone Studio Arts. Venture out of the city with trips to Warrnambool (Bay of Islands & Lake Pertobe Motor Boats). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fletcher Jones Garden and Antiques and Collectibles Market, and head off the coast to Griffiths Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Fairy trip planner .

You can drive from Princetown to Port Fairy in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach

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