15 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

15 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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15 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Princetown
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Warrnambool
— 4 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Australian National Surfing Museum and Split Point Lighthouse. Qdos Arts Gallery and Great Ocean Road Story will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torquay: Lorne (Teddy's Lookout, Erskine Falls, & more). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along The Great Ocean Road. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fisherman's Beach, kick back and relax at Bells Beach, and let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary app .

Sydney to Torquay is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Torquay. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Australian National Surfing Museum ©
Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bay of Apostles and Mariners Lookout. Change things up with these side-trips from Apollo Bay: Colac (Red Rock & Colac Botanic Gardens). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, tee off at Apollo Bay Golf Club, shop like a local with Karmic Goat Soapworks, and trek along Great Ocean Walk.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Apollo Bay attractions planning tool .

Drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Princetown.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Colac
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout
Apollo Bay Golf Club ©
Apollo Bay Golf Club

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Arch and Apostle Whey Cheese.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Princetown trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Princetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Wreck Beach
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
The Arch ©
The Arch
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Blarney Books and Art and Fletcher Jones Garden and Antiques and Collectibles Market. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Griffiths Island Lighthouse and Warrnambool Breakwater. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, work some fitness into your day at Foreshore Promenade, and take in the exciting artwork at Warrnambool Art Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool visit website .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

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