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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Australian National Surfing Museum and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Torquay trip tool .

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Australian National Surfing Museum ©
Australian National Surfing Museum

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, hike along Mait's Rest, and then trek along Great Ocean Walk.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip builder website .

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

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

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
On the 26th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps, then take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, and then explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Princetown itinerary tool .

Getting from Apollo Bay to Princetown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, tour the water at your own pace with Lake Pertobe Motor Boats, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Warrnambool holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

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