8 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

8 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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Fly to Avalon, Bus to Geelong Station/Railway Tce, Train to Warrnambool
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Warrnambool
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Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Torquay
— 2 nights
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Warrnambool

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 6th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and finally examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool driving holiday planner.

Sydney to Warrnambool is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 7th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, and then make a trip to Gibsons Steps.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Campbell trip planning site.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Port Campbell in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at The Redwoods, hike along Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, and then admire the sheer force of Beauchamp Falls. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mariners Lookout, take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and then trek along Great Ocean Walk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip planner.

Drive from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Bells Beach, and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Great Escape Books, then don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, then admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, and finally get engrossed in the history at Great Ocean Road Story.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Torquay road trip planning site.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Torquay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips