39 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

39 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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39 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  31​h
1
Aireys Inlet
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Warrnambool
— 7 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Princetown
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 10 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: London

9
nights
Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet ©
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Fisherman's Beach and Point Impossible Surf Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sheoak Falls and Great Ocean Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aireys Inlet: Torquay (The Great Ocean Road, Bells Beach, & more) and Lorne (Won Wondah & Henderson Falls, Erskine Falls, & more). Make the 12th (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Lorne Beach. The adventure continues: make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, cool off at Lorne Sea Baths, and examine the collection at Great Ocean Road Story.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aireys Inlet day trip tool .

London, UK to Aireys Inlet is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from London to Aireys Inlet, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, expect Aireys Inlet to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

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Lorne, Torquay
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

7
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Thunder point Coastal Reserve and Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Foreshore Promenade and Blarney Books and Art. Step out of Warrnambool with an excursion to Griffiths Island Lighthouse in Port Fairy--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Warrnambool Breakwater, stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, and admire the natural beauty at Warrnambool Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool trip website .

Traveling by car from Aireys Inlet to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

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Port Fairy
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

9
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
You'll get in some beach time at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and Wreck Beach. Take a break from the city and head to The Arch and Twelve Apostles. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Princetown trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Warrnambool to Princetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

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Port Campbell, Wreck Beach
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The Arch ©
The Arch
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

10
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Red Rock and Carisbrook Creek. Visiting Great Ocean Walk and Apollo Bay Golf Club will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Apollo Bay side-trips: Colac (Memorial Square, Colac Botanic Gardens, & more) and Kennet River Koala Walk (in Kennett River). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, explore the different attractions at Karmic Goat Soapworks, look for gifts at High on Heels, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Patton Lookout.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Princetown to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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