5 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

5 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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5 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Princetown
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


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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 2nd (Mon), take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay road trip planning website .

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 3rd (Tue), trek along Great Ocean Walk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mait's Rest.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge and then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Princetown vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Princetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island.

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You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Griffiths Island
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

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