7 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

7 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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7 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
— 4 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 22nd (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, then make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, and finally stroll through Bells Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Torquay online route planner .

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Lorne
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 24th (Thu), stop by Karmic Goat Soapworks, hike along Great Ocean Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mait's Rest, and finally get great views at Mariners Lookout.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay online itinerary planner .

Drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

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

4
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Warrnambool: Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy) and Port Campbell (Gibsons Steps, Port Campbell National Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, stroll through Logan's Beach, walk around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Warrnambool using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can 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
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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