8 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

8 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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8 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 15​min
1
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Princetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Aireys Inlet
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and then contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Warrnambool trip planner.

Sydney to Warrnambool is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

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Port Fairy
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

2
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Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps, then explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, and then explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Princetown trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Warrnambool to Princetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Ocean Walk and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Apollo Bay day trip planning site .

Getting from Princetown to Apollo Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

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Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. On the 8th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Aireys Inlet trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Aireys Inlet in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

Side Trips

Lorne, Torquay
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

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