3 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

3 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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3 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Torquay
— 1 day
2
Princetown
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 1 night
End: Melbourne

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): browse the different shops at Surf City Plaza and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In January, daytime highs in Torquay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Princetown.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Surf City Plaza ©
Surf City Plaza

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night
Princetown

Princetown ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, and then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Princetown online day trip planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Princetown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then tour the water at your own pace with Lake Pertobe Motor Boats, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and finally step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Warrnambool online journey planner .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Griffiths Island
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

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