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: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  15​h
1
Colac
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Princetown
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Colac

Colac ©
Colac is a small city in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, approximately 150 kilometres south-west of Melbourne on the southern shore of Lake Colac and the surrounding volcanic plains, approximately 40km inland from Bass Strait. On the 1st (Sat), pick up some local products at Jo's Pantry, take in nature's colorful creations at Colac Botanic Gardens, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colac trip planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Colac is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: highs in Colac hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Colac

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping
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Red Rock ©
Red Rock
Colac Botanic Gardens ©
Colac Botanic Gardens
Jo's Pantry ©
Jo's Pantry

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge and then get outside with The Arch. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge and then kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Princetown trip builder .

Drive from Colac to Princetown in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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The Arch ©
The Arch
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

3
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Thunder point Coastal Reserve and Logan's Beach. Blarney Books and Art and Whale Bone Studio Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Warrnambool to Port Fairy to see Griffiths Island Lighthouse about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Foreshore Promenade, see the interesting displays at Capital Cinema, Warrnambool, don't miss a visit to Warrnambool Breakwater, and view the masterpieces at Warrnambool Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool road trip planning website .

Getting from Princetown to Warrnambool by combination of taxi and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Torquay planner .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Torquay sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Museums

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Australian National Surfing Museum ©
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

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