18 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

18 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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Torquay
— 4 nights
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Apollo Bay
— 4 nights
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Warrnambool
— 6 nights
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Colac
— 3 nights
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Torquay

— 4 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Lorne (Great Ocean Road Story, Erskine Falls, &more) and Aireys Inlet (Great Escape Books & Split Point Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, get great views at Point Danger Lookout, kick back and relax at Torquay Front Beach, and stroll through Anglesea Bike Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Torquay online sightseeing planner.

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Apollo Bay

— 4 nights
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Apollo Bay side-trips: Port Campbell (Port Campbell National Park, The Razorback, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mait's Rest, play a few rounds at Apollo Bay Golf Club, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and cruise along Great Ocean Road.

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Traveling by car from Torquay to Apollo Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Warrnambool

— 6 nights
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warrnambool: Port Fairy (Griffiths Island & Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island), Port Campbell (The Arch, Twelve Apostles, &more) and Portland (Point Danger Gannet Colony, Cape Nelson lighthouse, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, take in nature's colorful creations at Warrnambool Botanic Gardens, and browse the exhibits of Whale Bone Studio Arts.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Warrnambool trip maker app.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colac.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Colac

— 3 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Colac: Camperdown (Mt Leura lookout, Manifold Clock Tower, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Colac Botanic Gardens, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock, let little ones run wild at Lake Colac, and browse the fresh offerings at Jo's Pantry.

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Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Colac takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Colac can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Colac

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Wildlife

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