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: Melbourne
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Port Fairy
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): learn about winemaking at Basalt Wines, visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, and finally identify plant and animal life at Russell Clark Reserve.

Before you visit Port Fairy, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Melbourne to Port Fairy is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Basalt Wines
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Basalt Wines ©
Basalt Wines
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and Red Rock. Escape the urban bustle at The Arch and Gibsons Steps. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge and take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Port Fairy to Port Campbell by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Rock
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
The Arch ©
The Arch
Red Rock ©
Red Rock

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Schanck Lighthouse and Great Ocean Road Story. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Schanck Boardwalk and Bells Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torquay: Lorne (Erskine Falls, Sheoak Falls, & more). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Port Campbell to Torquay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Torquay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Cape Schanck Boardwalk
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Cape Schanck Lighthouse ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

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