5 days in Great Ocean Road, Cowes & Mount Buller Itinerary

5 days in Great Ocean Road, Cowes & Mount Buller Itinerary

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5 days in Great Ocean Road, Cowes & Mount Buller Itinerary

Start: Torquay
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Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Mount Buller
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Torquay

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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), stroll through Bells Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay online tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Torquay. In July in Torquay, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

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Lorne
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Campbell itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cowes.

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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 6th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Conservation Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cowes travel planner .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Cowes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Buller.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Forrest Caves, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Forrest Caves ©
Forrest Caves

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Mount Buller

Mount Buller ©
Mount Buller is a town located in the Shire of Mansfield in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria. On the 7th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Buller.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mount Buller trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Cowes to Mount Buller by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Buller

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Mt Buller ©
Mt Buller

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