34 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

34 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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34 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
1
Torquay
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Camperdown
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Portland
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Apollo Bay
— 6 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h
End: Sydney

8
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 Bells Beach. Get some historical perspective at Split Point Lighthouse and The Lorne Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Aireys Inlet (Great Ocean Road Mini Golf, Allen Noble Sanctuary, & more) and Lorne (Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Won Wondah & Henderson Falls, & more). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Point Addis Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Anglesea Surf Centre, and stroll around Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Torquay online travel route planner .

Sydney to Torquay is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Torquay to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Camperdown.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Camperdown

Camperdown ©
Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne. Step out of the city life by going to Port Campbell National Park and Loch Ard Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camperdown: Port Campbell (London Bridge, Gibsons Steps, & more) and Colac (Colac Botanic Gardens, Red Rock, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Leura lookout, get a sense of history and politics at Courthouse Camperdown, and pause for some photo ops at Robert Burns Statue.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Camperdown driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Camperdown in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

7
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Logan's Beach and Foreshore Promenade. Popular historic sites such as Griffiths Island Lighthouse and Tower Hill Cemetery are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Warrnambool: Port Campbell (The Grotto & The Arch) and Port Fairy (Codrington Wind Farm, Russell Clark Reserve, & more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, explore the activities along Bay of Islands, make a trip to Mystery In The Trees, and admire the striking features of Warrnambool Breakwater.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool journey builder .

Traveling by car from Camperdown to Warrnambool takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Museums

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

7
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Nelson State Park and Fitzroy River Outlet. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Nelson lighthouse and Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Nelson (Lower Glenelg National Park & Discovery Bay Coastal Park). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at World War II Memorial Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Portland Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum, and look for gifts at Portland Strawberries.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip planner .

Getting from Warrnambool to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Mait's Rest and Apollo Bay Golf Club. Venture out of the city with trips to Lorne (Sheoak Falls, Cumberland Falls, & more). There's much more to do: trek along Great Ocean Walk, take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Road, stroll around Paradise Picnic Reserve, and stop by Karmic Goat Soapworks.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Apollo Bay journey builder site .

Getting from Portland to Apollo Bay by car takes about 4 hours. You will leave for home on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lorne
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road

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