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: Adelaide
Fly:  6​h
1
Colac
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Adelaide


1
night
Colac

Colac ©
Colac is a small city in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, approximately 150 kilometres south-west of Melbourne on the southern shore of Lake Colac and the surrounding volcanic plains, approximately 40km inland from Bass Strait. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Colac Botanic Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colac trip itinerary builder site .

Adelaide to Colac is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Adelaide in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colac, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Colac

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lorne
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Red Rock ©
Red Rock
Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls
Colac Botanic Gardens ©
Colac Botanic Gardens

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and then get outside with The Arch.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell tour planner.

Getting from Colac to Port Campbell by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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The Arch ©
The Arch

2
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Foreshore Promenade, get a new perspective on things with Lake Pertobe Motor Boats, then admire the striking features of Warrnambool Breakwater, then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Port Fairy Historical Society, enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Fairy journey planning tool .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Port Fairy in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Tower Hill Cemetery ©
Tower Hill Cemetery

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