29 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

29 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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Lorne
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Port Campbell
— 3 nights
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Torquay
— 3 nights
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Anglesea
— 2 nights
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Aireys Inlet
— 3 nights
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Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
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Warrnambool
— 3 nights
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Port Fairy
— 2 nights
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Colac
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Nelson
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Camperdown
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Lorne

— 2 nights
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes HAH Lorne Beach, Qdos Arts Gallery, The Splitters Grave, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, don't miss a visit to The Splitters Grave, take in the views from Lorne Swing Bridge, see Go Ride A Wave Lorne, then explore and take pictures at Cumberland Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Cora Lynn Cascades Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Great Ocean Road Story and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lorne Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lorne trip itinerary maker app.

Berwick to Lorne is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Port Campbell

— 3 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Your list of things to see and do now includes Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, Port Campbell Scenic Lookout, Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre, and other attractions. On the 12th (Tue), get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese, take in the local highlights with Port Campbell Discovery Walk, then catch all the local highlights with Port Campbell Touring Company, then kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, and finally explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the information you need at Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre, explore the striking landscape at The Razorback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Ard Gorge, then admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, and finally stroll through Gibsons Steps.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lorne to Port Campbell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Torquay

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes 12 Apostles Air Adventures, Fisherman's Beach, Torquay Farmers' Market, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Surfing Museum, then get answers to all your questions at Torquay Visitor Information Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Torquay Front Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Point Impossible Surf Beach. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along The Great Ocean Road and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Torquay day trip planning site.

Drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to Anglesea.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Anglesea

— 2 nights
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Ocean Road Adventure Tours - Day Tours, Angel Sea Garden, Anglesea Art House, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a trip to Anglesea Art House, walk around Angel Sea Garden, head outdoors with Surf Coast Walks - Day Tours, catch all the local highlights with Great Ocean Road Adventure Tours - Day Tours, then look for gifts at Anglesea Surf Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Point Roadknight. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Point Addis Marine National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Anglesea online road trip planner.

Anglesea is very close to Torquay. March in Anglesea sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Anglesea

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Aireys Inlet

— 3 nights
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Your list of things to see and do now includes Bark Hut Reserve, Urquhart Bluff, Blazing Saddles, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll through Allen Noble Sanctuary, trot along with Blazing Saddles, then walk around Bark Hut Reserve, then explore the striking landscape at Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary, and finally stroll through Distillery Creek Picnic Ground. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fairhaven Beach, and then get great views at Moggs Creek Lookout.

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Aireys Inlet is just a stone's throw from Anglesea. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Apollo Bay

— 2 nights
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Your list of things to see and do now includes Bay of Apostles, Carisbrook Creek, Great Ocean Road Tours, and other attractions. On the 22nd (Fri), get all the information you need at Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Carisbrook Creek, stop by Bay of Apostles, then walk around Paradise Picnic Reserve, then take in the dramatic scenery at Carisbrook Waterfall, and finally explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Road. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at High on Heels, then hike along Great Ocean Walk, and then stroll through Johanna Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Apollo Bay trip planner.

Drive from Aireys Inlet to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Warrnambool

— 3 nights
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. You've added Warrnambool Art Gallery, Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail, Warrnambool Botanic Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 25th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Warrnambool Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Warrnambool Breakwater, don't miss a visit to The F Project, take in nature's colorful creations at Warrnambool Botanic Gardens, then trot along with Rundell's Mahogany Trail Rides, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Thunder point Coastal Reserve, walk around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, choose your vessel at Lake Pertobe Motor Boats, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Foreshore Promenade.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Warrnambool road trip planning site.

Drive from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Port Fairy

— 2 nights
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Your list of things to see and do now includes Whale Bone Studio Arts, Blarney Books and Art, Moyne River, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, take in the exciting artwork at Whale Bone Studio Arts, explore the different monuments and memorials at Port Fairy Public Cemetery, get answers to all your questions at The Port Fairy & Region Visitor Information Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives, and finally explore the activities along Moyne River. On your second day here, experience rural life at Codrington Wind Farm, then delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Forest and Blowholes, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Nelson lighthouse.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Fairy route planner.

Port Fairy is just a stone's throw from Warrnambool. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colac.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colac

— 2 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. You've added Elliminyt Reserve, Colac Bird Reserve, Meredith Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sat), get answers to all your questions at Colac Visitor Information Centre, admire the natural beauty at Colac Botanic Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Corangamite, walk around Meredith Park, then stroll around Elliminyt Reserve, and finally enjoy some diversion at Lake Colac.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colac visit planning tool.

You can drive from Port Fairy to Colac in 2 hours. In March in Colac, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Colac

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 nights
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. You've added Point Danger Gannet Colony, World War II Memorial Lookout, Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 31st (Sun), take a tour by water with Portland Harbour Tours, get answers to all your questions at Portland Visitor Information Centre, don't miss a visit to Point Danger Gannet Colony, examine the collection at Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum, then learn about all things military at World War II Memorial Lookout, and finally take a memorable ride with Portland Cable Trams. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Forest and Blowholes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Nelson State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Nelson lighthouse.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Portland tour planner.

Drive from Colac to Portland in 3 hours. Traveling from Colac to Portland, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Nelson.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Nelson

— 1 night
Nelson is a small fishing town in Victoria, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Discovery Bay Coastal Park as well as Lower Glenelg National Park. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stroll around Discovery Bay Coastal Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Princess Margaret Rose Caves, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Estuary Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nelson trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Portland to Nelson takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Camperdown.

Things to do in Nelson

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Camperdown

— 2 nights
Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne. Your day by day itinerary now includes Robert Burns Statue. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Gnotuk Lookout, explore the activities along Lake Bullen Merri, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then get all the information you need at Courthouse Camperdown, and finally pause for some photo ops at Robert Burns Statue.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Camperdown trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Nelson to Camperdown takes 3 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Nelson to Camperdown due to the time zone difference. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks · Nature