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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Anglesea Bike Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo and then stroll through Eastern Beach Reserve.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay day trip website .

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. March in Torquay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Erskine Falls, Anglesea Bike Park, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 18th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell route planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay attractions planner.

Getting from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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Mariners Lookout ©
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