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: Sydney
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Warrnambool
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Princetown
— 2 nights
3
Torquay
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool driving holiday planning website .

Sydney to Warrnambool is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

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

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, then admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps, then explore and take pictures at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally make a trip to The Grotto.

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Do a combination of bus and taxi from Warrnambool to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Torquay.

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
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 30th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

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You can drive from Princetown to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

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