8 days in Great Ocean Road & Adelaide Itinerary

8 days in Great Ocean Road & Adelaide Itinerary

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8 days in Great Ocean Road & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kennett River
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
On the 10th (Thu), look for gifts at The Mill Markets, then enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach, and then kick back and relax at Fisherman's Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip planner.

Adelaide to Torquay is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January, Torquay is slightly colder than Adelaide - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Mill Markets, 13th Beach
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13th Beach ©
13th Beach
The Mill Markets ©
The Mill Markets

1
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Ard Gorge, and then head outdoors with The Arch.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell route planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kennett River.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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The Arch ©
The Arch
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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Kennett River

Kennett River ©
Kennett River is a small seaside town in Victoria, Australia.Situated 174km west of Melbourne, on the Otway Coast part of the scenic Great Ocean Road, Kennett River is a popular tourist destination 27km from the resort town of Lorne, Victoria.HistoryThe river running through the town was named by surveyor George Smythe after the River Kennet in Berkshire, England.In 1882 Alex MacLennan was, with his cousins the MacReas, looking for an area suited to farming and fishing, and chose this site, west of the MacRea's chosen site, which he named The Kennet. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kennet River Koala Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Sheoak Falls, and then take some stellar pictures from Cape Patton Lookout.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kennett River vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Kennett River takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kennett River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sheoak Falls
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Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls
Cape Patton Lookout ©
Cape Patton Lookout

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nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Belair National Park. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Goolwa Beach and then experience rural life at Goolwa Animal Farm.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kennett River to Adelaide. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Goolwa, Belair National Park
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Belair National Park ©
Belair National Park
Goolwa Animal Farm ©
Goolwa Animal Farm
West Beach ©
West Beach

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