29 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

29 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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29 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Berwick
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Lorne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Anglesea
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Aireys Inlet
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Colac
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Nelson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Camperdown
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Berwick

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes HAH Lorne Beach, Qdos Arts Gallery, The Splitters Grave, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, make a trip to The Splitters Grave, take in the views from Lorne Swing Bridge, see Go Ride A Wave Lorne, then admire the sheer force of Cumberland Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cora Lynn Cascades Walk. On the next day, examine the collection at Great Ocean Road Story and then kick back and relax at Lorne Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lorne trip tool .

Sydney to Lorne is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Lorne is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Barwon Park
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Your list of things to see and do now includes Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, Port Campbell Scenic Lookout, Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese, take in the dramatic natural features at The Twelve Apostles, get the lay of the land with Port Campbell Discovery Walk, then catch all the local highlights with Port Campbell Touring Company, then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, and finally explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): get all the information you need at Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Lorne to Port Campbell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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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.
You've added 12 Apostles Air Adventures, Fisherman's Beach, Torquay Farmers' Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum, get all the information you need at Torquay Visitor Information Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Torquay Front Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Point Impossible Surf Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road and then kick back and relax at Bells Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Torquay online route planner .

Drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Torquay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), you're off toAnglesea.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ocean Beach, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Go Ride A Wave Torquay ©
Go Ride A Wave Torquay

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Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Ocean Road Adventure Tours - Day Tours, Angel Sea Garden, Anglesea Art House, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Anglesea Art House, stroll through Angel Sea Garden, see Surf Coast Walks - Day Tours, see the top attractions with Great Ocean Road Adventure Tours - Day Tours, then stop by Anglesea Surf Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Point Roadknight. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Point Addis Marine National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Anglesea trip planning app .

Anglesea is very close to Torquay. In March, daily temperatures in Anglesea can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Anglesea

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:
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Point Roadknight ©
Point Roadknight
Point Addis Marine National Park ©
Point Addis Marine National Park
Anglesea Bike Park ©
Anglesea Bike Park

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Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet ©
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. You've added Bark Hut Reserve, Urquhart Bluff, Blazing Saddles, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Allen Noble Sanctuary, trot along with Blazing Saddles, stroll through Bark Hut Reserve, then take in the dramatic natural features at Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary, and finally grab your bike and head to Distillery Creek Picnic Ground. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairhaven Beach, then explore the activities along Painkalac Creek Nature Reserve, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Moggs Creek Lookout.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Aireys Inlet online trip itinerary builder .

Aireys Inlet is just a short distance from Anglesea. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fairhaven, Moggs Creek Lookout
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Moggs Creek Picnic Area ©
Moggs Creek Picnic Area
Allen Noble Sanctuary ©
Allen Noble Sanctuary

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Your list of things to see and do now includes Bay of Apostles, Carisbrook Creek, Great Ocean Road Tours, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get answers to all your questions at Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Carisbrook Creek, look for gifts at Bay of Apostles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Picnic Reserve, then admire the sheer force of Carisbrook Waterfall, and finally cruise along Great Ocean Road. Keep things going the next day: stop by High on Heels, then hike along Great Ocean Walk, and then kick back and relax at Johanna Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Aireys Inlet to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Great Ocean Road Tours, Cape Otway Lightstation, Kennet River Koala Walk, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Great Ocean Road Tours ©
Great Ocean Road Tours

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. You've added Warrnambool Art Gallery, Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail, Warrnambool Botanic Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 25th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Warrnambool Art Gallery, make a trip to Warrnambool Breakwater, make a trip to The Artery, don't miss a visit to Mystery In The Trees, then admire the natural beauty at Warrnambool Botanic Gardens, and finally trot along with Rundell's Mahogany Trail Rides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, get a new perspective on things with Lake Pertobe Motor Boats, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and finally kick back and relax at Foreshore Promenade.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Warrnambool day trip website .

Getting from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Childer's Cove
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Foreshore Promenade ©
Foreshore Promenade

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Your list of things to see and do now includes Mahogany Trail, Whale Bone Studio Arts, Blarney Books and Art, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stop by Blarney Books and Art, view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, stroll the grounds of Port Fairy Public Cemetery, get answers to all your questions at The Port Fairy & Region Visitor Information Centre, then steep yourself in history at Port Fairy Historical Society, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Moyne River. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Codrington Wind Farm, take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest and Blowholes, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Nelson lighthouse.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Fairy trip itinerary app .

Port Fairy is just a stone's throw from Warrnambool. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Colac.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cape Nelson lighthouse, Petrified Forest and Blowholes, MacKenzie Falls
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
MacKenzie Falls ©
MacKenzie Falls
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse

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Colac

Colac ©
Colac is a small city in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, approximately 150 kilometres south-west of Melbourne on the southern shore of Lake Colac and the surrounding volcanic plains, approximately 40km inland from Bass Strait. You've added Elliminyt Reserve, Colac Bird Reserve, Meredith Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sat), get answers to all your questions at Colac Visitor Information Centre, admire the natural beauty at Colac Botanic Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Corangamite, stroll through Meredith Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elliminyt Reserve, and finally have fun at Lake Colac.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colac trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Port Fairy to Colac in 2 hours. In March in Colac, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Colac

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Tarndie
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
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Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls

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Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Point Danger Gannet Colony, World War II Memorial Lookout, Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take a tour by water with Portland Harbour Tours, get answers to all your questions at Portland Visitor Information Centre, take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Gannet Colony, see the interesting displays at Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum, then learn about all things military at World War II Memorial Lookout, and finally enjoy the views from Portland Cable Trams. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest and Blowholes, admire the majestic nature at Cape Nelson State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Nelson lighthouse.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portland day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Colac to Portland takes 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Nelson.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Bridgewater
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:
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Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Discovery Bay Marine National Park ©

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Nelson

Nelson ©
Nelson is a small fishing town in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Discovery Bay Coastal Park as well as Lower Glenelg National Park. On the 3rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Discovery Bay Coastal Park, then Head underground at Princess Margaret Rose Caves, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Estuary Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nelson planning website .

Drive from Portland to Nelson in an hour. In April in Nelson, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Camperdown.

Things to do in Nelson

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Princess Margaret Rose Caves
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:
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Lower Glenelg National Park ©
Lower Glenelg National Park
Princess Margaret Rose Caves ©
Princess Margaret Rose Caves
Discovery Bay Coastal Park ©
Discovery Bay Coastal Park

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Camperdown

Camperdown ©
Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne. You've now added Robert Burns Statue to your itinerary. On the 5th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Gnotuk Lookout, explore the activities along Lake Bullen Merri, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then get a sense of history and politics at Courthouse Camperdown, and finally pause for some photo ops at Robert Burns Statue.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Camperdown trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nelson to Camperdown takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
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Mt Leura lookout ©
Mt Leura lookout
Lake Bullen Merri ©
Lake Bullen Merri
Manifold Clock Tower ©
Manifold Clock Tower