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: Adelaide
Fly + Drive:  4​h
1
Nelson
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Warrnambool
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Colac
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Anglesea
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Nelson

Nelson ©
Nelson is a small fishing town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lower Glenelg National Park and Estuary Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Discovery Bay Coastal Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Nelson sightseeing planner .

Adelaide to Nelson is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Adelaide in January, with highs in Nelson at 30°C and lows at 14°C. You will leave for Portland on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Nelson

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lower Glenelg National Park ©
Lower Glenelg National Park
Discovery Bay Coastal Park ©
Discovery Bay Coastal Park

6
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Nelson State Park and Portland Botanical Gardens. There's lots more to do: stop by Portland Strawberries, enjoy the sea views from Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse, take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Gannet Colony, and examine the collection at Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland holiday planner .

You can drive from Nelson to Portland in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Portland are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Warrnambool on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Nature
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Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park
World War II Memorial Lookout ©
World War II Memorial Lookout
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse

6
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and The Arch. Visit Foreshore Promenade and Logan's Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Warrnambool's surroundings by going to Port Campbell (The Grotto & The Twelve Apostles) and Port Fairy (Griffiths Island Lighthouse & PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, admire the striking features of Warrnambool Breakwater, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Portland to Warrnambool by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Colac.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Port Campbell
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Foreshore Promenade ©
Foreshore Promenade
The Arch ©
The Arch

6
nights
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Red Rock and Lower and Upper Kalimna Falls. Get in touch with nature at Sheoak Falls and The Razorback. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colac: Camperdown (Courthouse Camperdown, Mt Leura lookout, & more), Port Campbell (Apostle Whey Cheese & Gibsons Steps) and Lorne (Lorne Beach, Won Wondah & Henderson Falls, & more). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Colac Botanic Gardens and pick up some local products at Jo's Pantry.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colac travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Colac takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Colac can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Anglesea.

Things to do in Colac

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lorne, Camperdown, Port Campbell
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Red Rock ©
Red Rock
The Razorback ©
The Razorback
Mt Leura lookout ©
Mt Leura lookout

7
nights
Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fisherman's Beach and Point Roadknight. Get outdoors at Point Addis Marine National Park and Anglesea Bike Park. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Moggs Creek Picnic Area. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum, cruise along Great Ocean Road, and kick back and relax at Torquay Front Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Anglesea road trip planner.

You can drive from Colac to Anglesea in 1.5 hours. In January in Anglesea, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anglesea

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Torquay, Aireys Inlet
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Point Addis Marine National Park ©
Point Addis Marine National Park
Anglesea Golf Club ©
Anglesea Golf Club
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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