60 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

60 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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60 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Colac
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Warrnambool
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 11 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Torquay
— 14 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: London

9
nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colac Botanic Gardens and Red Rock. Get out of town with these interesting Colac side-trips: Camperdown (Mt Leura lookout, Courthouse Camperdown, & more) and Lorne (Lower and Upper Kalimna Falls, Erskine Falls, & more). The adventure continues: stroll around Memorial Square, identify plant and animal life at Colac Bird Reserve, explore the activities along Lake Corangamite, and indulge your taste buds at Jo's Pantry.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colac route maker site .

London, UK to Colac is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Colac due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, Colac is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. You'll set off for Warrnambool on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Colac

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Camperdown, Lorne
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Lake Colac ©
Lake Colac
Cora Lynn Cascades Walk ©
Cora Lynn Cascades Walk

11
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Thunder point Coastal Reserve and Warrnambool Breakwater. Get out of town with these interesting Warrnambool side-trips: Port Campbell (The Grotto, Port Campbell Scenic Lookout, & more) and Port Fairy (Port Fairy Historical Society, Wishart Gallery, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, kick back and relax at Logan's Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool trip planning tool .

You can drive from Colac to Warrnambool in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Port Campbell
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

11
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Nelson State Park and World War II Memorial Lookout. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Nelson (Lower Glenelg National Park & Discovery Bay Coastal Park). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Portland Strawberries, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Botanical Gardens, visit a coastal fixture at Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fitzroy River Outlet.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portland travel app .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Portland in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Nelson
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Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park
Lower Glenelg National Park ©
Lower Glenelg National Park
Fitzroy River Outlet ©
Fitzroy River Outlet

11
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Great Ocean Road and The Razorback. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apollo Bay: Lorne (Shelly Beach, Sheoak Falls, & more) and Port Campbell (Loch Ard Gorge & Port Campbell National Park). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Ocean Walk, take an in-depth tour of Apollo Bay Museum, tee off at Apollo Bay Golf Club, and look for gifts at High on Heels.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Portland to Apollo Bay in 4 hours. On the 29th (Tue), you're off toTorquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne, Port Campbell
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Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Fishing Charters & Tours

14
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve and Australian National Surfing Museum. Explore Torquay's surroundings by going to Lorne (Lorne Beach, Won Wondah & Henderson Falls, & more) and Aireys Inlet (Great Ocean Road Mini Golf, Allen Noble Sanctuary, & more). Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Point Addis Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road, get great views at Point Danger Lookout, indulge your taste buds at Torquay Farmers' Market, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Torquay holiday planner .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Torquay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Aireys Inlet, Lorne, Anglesea
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Point Addis Marine National Park ©
Point Addis Marine National Park
Allen Noble Sanctuary ©
Allen Noble Sanctuary

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