37 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

37 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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37 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h
1
Apollo Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Portland
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Warrnambool
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Camperdown
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Torquay
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

5
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Great Ocean Walk and Great Ocean Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apollo Bay: Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway), Lorne (Sheoak Falls & Cumberland Falls) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Great Otway National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Mait's Rest, play a few rounds at Apollo Bay Golf Club, cast your line with a fishing tour, and look for gifts at Karmic Goat Soapworks.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Apollo Bay sightseeing planner .

Brisbane to Apollo Bay is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lorne, Kennett River, Great Otway National Park, Cape Otway Lightstation, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

2
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. You've now added Southern Coast Charters to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, then stop by Blarney Books and Art, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Southern Coast Charters. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET, enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, stroll the grounds of Port Fairy Public Cemetery, then do a tasting at Basalt Wines, and finally make a trip to Yambuk Beach Slide.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Fairy trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Yambuk Beach Slide, Basalt Wines
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
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Southern Coast Charters ©
Southern Coast Charters
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

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 Lower Glenelg National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Wannon Falls (in Hamilton), Casterton (Mickle Lookout & Ess Lagoon Reserve) and Dartmoor (Dartmoor and district Avenue of Honour & Fort O`Hare Campground). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Cobboboonee National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape Nelson lighthouse, make a trip to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk, stroll around Discovery Bay Coastal Park, and take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest and Blowholes.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Portland takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Bridgewater, Casterton, Dartmoor, Nelson, Wannon Falls
Find places to stay Mar 25 — Apr 1:
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Petrified Forest and Blowholes ©
Petrified Forest and Blowholes
Lower Glenelg National Park ©
Lower Glenelg National Park
Wannon Falls ©
Wannon Falls

7
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve and Thunder point Coastal Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Warrnambool: Port Campbell (The Arch & The Grotto) and Peterborough (Peterborough Foreshore Playground & Bay of Martyrs). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Bay of Islands, examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, and make a trip to Warrnambool Breakwater.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Warrnambool trip app .

Traveling by car from Portland to Warrnambool takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Camperdown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Allansford, Peterborough, George Taylor's Vintage Motorcycle Collection, Childer's Cove
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 8:
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach

7
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 London Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Camperdown: Port Campbell (Loch Ard Gorge, The Razorback, & more), Simpson Desert (in Simpson) and Twelve Apostles (in Princetown). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Leura lookout, have fun and explore at Camperdown & District Heritage Centre, don't miss a visit to Anglican Benedictine Abbey of St Mark, and enjoy breathtaking views from Gnotuk Lookout.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Camperdown tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Camperdown takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Simpson Desert, Twelve Apostles, Beeac Windmill Park
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 15:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

7
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.
Visiting The Great Ocean Road and Erskine Falls will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo), Lorne (Lorne Beach, Teddy's Lookout, & more) and Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Point Addis Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bells Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Fisherman's Beach, trek along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, and pause for some serene contemplation at Anglican Church, Barwon Heads.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Torquay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Camperdown to Torquay takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lorne, Barwon Heads, Anglesea, Panorama Garden Estate, Split Point Lighthouse
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 22:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

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