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
1
Torquay
— 1 day
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
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 9th (Mon): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Torquay day trip planning site .

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. July in Torquay sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, stroll through Great Ocean Walk, and then look for gifts at High on Heels.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Apollo Bay holiday maker app .

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
High on Heels ©
High on Heels

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, and then don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Princetown online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 13th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then explore the galleries of Warrnambool Art Gallery, and finally get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Warrnambool trip builder website .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

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

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