22 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

22 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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22 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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

6
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Fairy (Griffiths Island Lighthouse & Codrington Wind Farm). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, make a trip to The Artery, and grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool trip planning site .

Sydney to Warrnambool is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

5
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Princetown trip 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 up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

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

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. When in Apollo Bay, make a side trip to see Kennet River Koala Walk in Kennett River, approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, look for gifts at Bay of Apostles, tee off at Apollo Bay Golf Club, and get great views at Cape Patton Lookout.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Princetown to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kennett River
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Lorne (Teddy's Lookout, Erskine Falls, & more) and Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet). There's much more to do: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Fisherman's Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Surf City Plaza.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Torquay vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Torquay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

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