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 15​min
1
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Princetown
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 2 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.
On the 20th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Torquay day trip planning site .

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lorne Beach
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, then admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge, and finally make a trip to Gibsons Steps.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Princetown itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Princetown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

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

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then take a memorable tour with Lake Pertobe Motor Boats, and finally grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then explore the activities along Bay of Islands.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Griffiths Island
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach

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