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: Brisbane
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 1 night
2
Warrnambool
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Princetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colac
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Brisbane

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 10th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Surfcoastimages Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Point Impossible Surf Beach, and then kick back and relax at Fisherman's Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Torquay trip tool .

Brisbane to Torquay is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect Torquay to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Point Impossible Surf Beach ©
Point Impossible Surf Beach
Surfcoastimages Gallery ©
Surfcoastimages Gallery

1
night
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 11th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Warrnambool Art Gallery, tour the water at your own pace with Lake Pertobe Motor Boats, grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, then admire the striking features of Warrnambool Breakwater, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Warrnambool trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Torquay to Warrnambool by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Princetown.

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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Warrnambool Art Gallery ©
Warrnambool Art Gallery

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): savor the flavors at Gorge Chocolates and then head outdoors with The Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at The Razorback, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, then kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, and finally make a trip to Gibsons Steps.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Princetown trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Warrnambool to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Colac.

Things to do in Princetown

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Side Trips

Port Campbell, Gorge Chocolates
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The Arch ©
The Arch
The Razorback ©
The Razorback
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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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 14th (Fri): pick up some local products at Jo's Pantry, admire the natural beauty at Colac Botanic Gardens, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colac trip builder website .

You can drive from Princetown to Colac in an hour. December in Colac sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colac

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Red Rock ©
Red Rock
Colac Botanic Gardens ©
Colac Botanic Gardens
Jo's Pantry ©
Jo's Pantry

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