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
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Apollo Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Princetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Port Campbell
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​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.
The Great Ocean Road has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): cruise along The Great Ocean Road. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Barwon Park.

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Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Lorne on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Barwon Park, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, 13th Beach
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
13th Beach ©
13th Beach
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse ©
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Great Ocean Road Story and then admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lorne trip planning site .

You can drive from Torquay to Lorne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Nature Museums
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Great Ocean Road Story ©
Great Ocean Road Story

few
hours
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Lorne to Apollo Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Tours
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2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Twelve Apostles has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at Simpson Desert and then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hopetoun Falls and then delve into the lush surroundings at The Redwoods.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Princetown trip tool .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Princetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Simpson Desert
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The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

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hours
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to The Grotto and then head outdoors with The Arch.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read Port Campbell trip planner.

Port Campbell is just a short distance from Princetown. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Outdoors
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The Arch ©
The Arch
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

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