33 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

33 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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33 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Princetown
— 8 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Warrnambool
— 7 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

10
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Won Wondah & Henderson Falls and Sheoak Falls. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Qdos Arts Gallery and Torquay Central Farmers Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Aireys Inlet (Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary, Moggs Creek Picnic Area, & more) and Lorne (Lorne Beach, Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, let little ones run wild at Torquay Foreshore Play Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Impossible Surf Beach, and cruise along Great Ocean Road.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Torquay trip planner.

Adelaide to Torquay is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in October, Torquay is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Aireys Inlet
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Point Impossible Surf Beach ©
Point Impossible Surf Beach
Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls

7
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Bay of Apostles and Colac Botanic Gardens. Visiting Red Rock and Great Ocean Walk will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apollo Bay: Kennet River Koala Walk (in Kennett River) and Jo's Pantry (in Colac). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at High on Heels, take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, tee off at Apollo Bay Golf Club, and delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Apollo Bay online route planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Colac, Kennett River
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Red Rock ©
Red Rock
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

8
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and Gorge Chocolates. Get in touch with nature at The Arch and The Twelve Apostles. Step out of Princetown to go to Port Campbell and see Port Campbell Scenic Lookout, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Princetown trip planner .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Wreck Beach
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The Arch ©
The Arch
Wreck Beach ©
Wreck Beach
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

7
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Foreshore Promenade and Blarney Books and Art. Do your shopping at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET and Mailors Flat Antiques. Get out of town with these interesting Warrnambool side-trips: Port Fairy (Moyne River & Griffiths Island Lighthouse). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Warrnambool Breakwater, see the interesting displays at Capital Cinema, Warrnambool, browse for treasures at Fletcher Jones Garden and Antiques and Collectibles Market, and get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool trip website .

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 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

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