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:  2​h
1
Lorne
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Lorne Beach. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Point Addis Marine National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lorne travel route builder website .

Melbourne to Lorne is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Lorne

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Point Addis Marine National Park
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Point Addis Marine National Park ©
Point Addis Marine National Park
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You've now added Carisbrook Waterfall to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Otway National Park. On your second day here, get out in the countryside at Karmic Goat Soapworks, take in the dramatic scenery at Hopetoun Falls, and then take a peaceful walk through The Redwoods.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay online driving holiday planner .

Melbourne to Apollo Bay is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Great Otway National Park
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Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Triplet Falls and Port Campbell National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Arch and The Razorback. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge, and explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs.

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Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Triplet Falls, Childer's Cove, Bay of Martyrs
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©
Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls

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