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: Townsville
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Apollo Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Aireys Inlet
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Townsville

1
day
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): hike along Great Ocean Walk, then get great views at Mariners Lookout, and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Apollo Bay day trip site .

Townsville to Apollo Bay is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

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

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and finally head off the coast to Griffiths Island.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Fairy trip planner .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 10th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and then don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

3
nights
Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet ©
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lorne Beach and Bells Beach. Get outdoors at The Great Ocean Road and Erskine Falls. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Great Ocean Road Story, and pause for some photo ops at Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Aireys Inlet driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Aireys Inlet in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Torquay
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Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

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