15 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

15 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

©
This plan was created by another inspirock user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Colac
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Princetown
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 6 nights
4
Torquay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
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. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Bay of Apostles, then explore the activities along Carisbrook Creek, and then identify plant and animal life at Kennet River Koala Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colac trip tool .

Sydney to Colac is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Colac reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Colac

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Kennet River Koala Walk
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock ©
Red Rock
Colac Botanic Gardens ©
Colac Botanic Gardens
Bay of Apostles ©
Bay of Apostles

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
We've included these beaches for you: Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and Wreck Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Arch and Gorge Chocolates.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Princetown vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Colac to Princetown takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Wreck Beach, Gorge Chocolates
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Wreck Beach ©
Wreck Beach
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

6
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. We've included these beaches for you: Foreshore Promenade and Logan's Beach. Get some cultural insight at Griffiths Island Lighthouse and Capital Cinema, Warrnambool. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, don't miss a visit to Mystery In The Trees, shop like a local with Warrnambool Art Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve.

Plan a Warrnambool trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Port Fairy
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve

3
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.
Visit Lorne Beach and Bells Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Australian National Surfing Museum and Won Wondah & Henderson Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Lorne (Qdos Arts Gallery, Great Ocean Road Story, & more). There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip builder site .

Drive from Warrnambool to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Australian National Surfing Museum ©
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

Similar Plans

16 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Albury & Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans
Request travel agent in Australia
TRAVEL AGENT