9 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

9 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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9 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Aireys Inlet
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warrnambool: Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy) and Port Campbell (Gibsons Steps & London Bridge). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, stroll through Logan's Beach, stroll around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and explore the activities along Bay of Islands.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool route planner .

Melbourne to Warrnambool is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Griffiths Island
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apollo Bay: Port Campbell (The Razorback, Port Campbell National Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Great Ocean Walk, explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Road, delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, and shop like a local with Karmic Goat Soapworks.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Apollo Bay trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Warrnambool to Apollo Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Torquay (The Great Ocean Road, Spas, & more) and Erskine Falls (in Lorne). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Split Point Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Great Ocean Road Story, take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach, and look for gifts at Anglesea Surf Centre.

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Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Aireys Inlet takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Aireys Inlet are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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