17 days in Geelong, Great Ocean Road & Queenscliff Itinerary

17 days in Geelong, Great Ocean Road & Queenscliff Itinerary

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Geelong
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Lorne
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Apollo Bay
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Port Campbell
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Port Fairy
— 2 nights
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Anglesea
— 2 nights
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Torquay
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Queenscliff
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Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Werribee Open Range Zoo, don't miss a visit to Werribee Park Mansion, and then take some stellar pictures from K Road Cliffs. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Buckley Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Balyang Sanctuary, then walk around Rippleside Park, and finally see the world from above with Geelong Helicopters.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Geelong online journey planner.

Melbourne to Geelong is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Geelong can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Werribee Park Mansion ©
Werribee Park Mansion
Balyang Sanctuary ©
Balyang Sanctuary

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Colac Botanic Gardens, then experience rural life at Tarndie, and then make a trip to Kennet River. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at Live Wire Park, admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, then take in the waterfront at The Lorne Pier, and finally make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Lorne online tour planner.

Getting from Geelong to Lorne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lorne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

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Colac Botanic Gardens ©
Colac Botanic Gardens
Live Wire Park ©
Live Wire Park
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stop by Karmic Goat Soapworks, cruise along Great Ocean Road, then trek along Great Ocean Walk, and finally trek along Mait's Rest. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through The Redwoods, explore the activities along Carisbrook Creek, and then get great views at Cape Patton Lookout Point.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Apollo Bay itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lorne to Apollo Bay in an hour. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Cape Patton Lookout Point ©
Cape Patton Lookout Point

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs, head outdoors with The Arch, then explore and take pictures at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Razorback.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell journey builder tool.

Drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
The Arch ©
The Arch
The Razorback ©
The Razorback

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 3rd (Sun), explore the galleries of Blarney Books and Art, pick up some local products at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET, then glide peacefully along the water with Go Surf & SUP School, and finally enjoy the sea views from Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Port Fairy Public Cemetery, contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then do a tasting at Basalt Wines, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Crags.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Fairy online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Campbell to Port Fairy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Anglesea.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Historic Sites · Shopping · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island ©
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. On the 5th (Tue), look for gifts at Anglesea Surf Centre, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Salt Brewing, then visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, then tee off at Anglesea Golf Club, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Anglesea Bike Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Allen Noble Sanctuary, take a pleasant ride with Blazing Saddles, then make a trip to Anglesea Art House, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Lux Spa & Wellness.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Anglesea trip website.

You can drive from Port Fairy to Anglesea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Anglesea can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Anglesea

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Blazing Saddles ©
Blazing Saddles
Anglesea Bike Park ©
Anglesea Bike Park
Anglesea Art House ©
Anglesea Art House

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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 7th (Thu): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, then glide through the air with Great Ocean Road Paragliding, and then take some stellar pictures from Bird Rock Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Torquay Front Beach, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Torquay online tour itinerary builder.

Torquay is just a stone's throw from Anglesea. January in Torquay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Queenscliff.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Torquay Front Beach ©
Torquay Front Beach
Spas

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Queenscliff

Queenscliff ©
Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria, Australia, south of Swan Bay at the entrance to Port Phillip. On the 9th (Sat), get up close to creatures of the deep with Sea All Dolphin Swims, take an in-depth tour of Queenscliffe Historical Museum, then enjoy the sea views from The Rip, and finally stroll around Pope's Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): make a splash at Adventure Park Geelong.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenscliff trip builder app.

You can drive from Torquay to Queenscliff in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Queenscliff sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Queenscliff

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sea All Dolphin Swims ©
Sea All Dolphin Swims
Adventure Park Geelong ©
Adventure Park Geelong
Rip View Lookout ©
Rip View Lookout