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: Perth
+2
Fly + bus + train:  10​h 15​min
1
Warrnambool
— 1 day
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Princetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Lorne
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Perth


1
day
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 19th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Foreshore Promenade, admire the striking features of Warrnambool Breakwater, identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, then view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

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Perth to Warrnambool is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Warrnambool, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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Port Fairy
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and then head outdoors with The Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Princetown road trip tool .

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 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
The Arch ©
The Arch

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): tee off at Apollo Bay Golf Club and then take a peaceful walk through The Redwoods. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Otway National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Apollo Bay holiday planning site .

You can drive from Princetown to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

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Side Trips

Great Otway National Park, The Redwoods
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The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
Apollo Bay Golf Club ©
Apollo Bay Golf Club

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. On the 24th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lorne online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Lorne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lorne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

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