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: Barcelona
Fly:  29​h
1
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Barcelona

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Torquay trip itinerary maker .

Barcelona, Spain to Torquay is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to Torquay due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: high temperatures in Torquay hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 27th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

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

Getting from Torquay to Warrnambool by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Lorne Beach and London Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Apollo Bay: Port Campbell (Port Campbell National Park, The Razorback, & more).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Apollo Bay trip builder app .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Apollo Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Lorne Beach
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

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