6 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

6 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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6 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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 26th (Sun): cruise along The Great Ocean Road and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Anglesea Surf Centre, visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, and finally make a trip to Teddy's Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Torquay route planning website .

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse, Anglesea Surf Centre
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 28th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Karmic Goat Soapworks, then trek along Great Ocean Walk, then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Apollo Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

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

3
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy) and Port Campbell (Port Campbell National Park, London Bridge, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and walk around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool online holiday planner .

Getting from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Griffiths Island
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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