13 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

13 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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Warrnambool
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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Lorne
— 4 nights
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Aireys Inlet
— 3 nights

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower Hill Cemetery and Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island. You'll explore and learn at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Whale Bone Studio Arts. Change things up with these side-trips from Warrnambool: Port Campbell (Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, The Razorback, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Foreshore Promenade, get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, take in the natural beauty of Deep Blue Hot Springs Warrnambool, and view the masterpieces at Ngatanwarr Mural.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©
Port Campbell precinct and foreshore
The Arch ©
The Arch

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Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. On the 25th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Cape Nelson lighthouse, then explore the galleries of Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop, and then take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest and Blowholes.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Portland journey planner.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Portland in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Warrnambool to Portland. In October, daytime highs in Portland are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Lorne.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop ©
Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Head to Qdos Arts Gallery and Hugs Across The Cosmosfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Great Ocean Road Story and Red Rock Theatre and Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Johanna Beach (in Johanna), Melba Gully National Park (in Lavers Hill) and Blakes Estate Winery (in Deans Marsh). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, get to know the fascinating history of The Lorne Pier, and admire all the interesting features of Great Ocean Road.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lorne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Portland to Lorne by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

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Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet ©
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Visiting Moggs Creek Picnic Area and Allen Noble Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Split Point Lighthouse and Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary, appreciate the history behind Bunyip Sculpture, look for gifts at Great Escape Books, and take some stellar pictures from Moggs Creek Lookout.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aireys Inlet trip planner.

Aireys Inlet is very close to Lorne. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Moggs Creek Picnic Area ©
Moggs Creek Picnic Area
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Allen Noble Sanctuary ©
Allen Noble Sanctuary

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