32 days in Great Ocean Road & Wallerawang Itinerary

32 days in Great Ocean Road & Wallerawang Itinerary

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32 days in Great Ocean Road & Wallerawang Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Camperdown
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Warrnambool
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
6
Wallerawang
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Newcastle

5
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.
Relax by the water at Lorne Beach and Torquay Front Beach. Get outdoors at The Great Ocean Road and Fisherman's Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Lorne (Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Great Ocean Road Story, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bells Beach, play a few rounds at Anglesea Golf Club, stroll through Point Roadknight, and let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Torquay trip planner .

Newcastle to Torquay is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newcastle in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Torquay, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Anglesea
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

5
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Great Ocean Walk and Mait's Rest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apollo Bay: Lorne (Cumberland Falls & Sheoak Falls), Ocean Beach (in Nelson) and Colac (Jo's Pantry, Colac Botanic Gardens, & more). There's lots more to do: tee off at Apollo Bay Golf Club, cast your line with a fishing tour, stroll through Paradise Picnic Reserve, and admire all the interesting features of Karmic Goat Soapworks.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Camperdown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Colac, Lorne, Ocean Beach
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road

4
nights
Camperdown

Camperdown ©
Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne. Take a break from the city and head to Port Campbell National Park and The Twelve Apostles. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Campbell (Apostle Whey Cheese, Gibsons Steps, & more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Robert Burns Statue, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Leura lookout, get answers to all your questions at Courthouse Camperdown, and take in panoramic vistas at Gnotuk Lookout.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Camperdown online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Camperdown takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

5
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Relax by the water at Foreshore Promenade and Logan's Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve and Bay of Islands. Get out of town with these interesting Warrnambool side-trips: Port Campbell (The Grotto & The Arch) and Port Fairy (Griffiths Island Lighthouse & PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Griffiths Island, see the interesting displays at Capital Cinema, Warrnambool, stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and take in nature's colorful creations at Warrnambool Botanic Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Camperdown to Warrnambool by car takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Port Campbell
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

4
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Step out of the city life by going to Lower Glenelg National Park and Cape Nelson State Park. When in Portland, make a side trip to see Discovery Bay Coastal Park in Nelson, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Nelson lighthouse, stop by Portland Strawberries, take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Gannet Colony, and admire the natural beauty at Portland Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland travel planning website .

Getting from Warrnambool to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Portland sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Nelson
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Lower Glenelg National Park ©
Lower Glenelg National Park
Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse

7
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Take a break from the city and head to Jenolan Caves and Turon National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley Historic Site (in Hartley), Mayfield Garden (in Oberon) and De Beaurepaire Wines (in Rylstone).

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wallerawang online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Portland to Wallerawang by car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Portland in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Wallerawang: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lithgow, Mt Wilson, Bikes and Buds, Jenolan Caves, Hartley Historic Site
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Glow Worm Tunnel ©
Glow Worm Tunnel
Marrangaroo National Park ©
Marrangaroo National Park

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