8 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

8 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Torquay
— 3 nights
2
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
4
Port Fairy
— 1 night

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torquay: Lorne (Lorne Beach, Lorne Swing Bridge, &more) and Aireys Inlet (Great Escape Books & Split Point Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, make a trip to Bunyip Sculpture, view the masterpieces at Surfcoastimages Gallery, and stroll through Bells Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip planner.

Adelaide to Torquay is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Torquay is 0.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in April since evenings lows in Torquay dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Aireys Inlet
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 1st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Ocean Walk, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, thenstop by Karmic Goat Soapworks, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay trip planner.

Getting from Torquay to Apollo Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park, thenget great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, get great views at Twelve Apostles, and then don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip planning site.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 4th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island, thenstep off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, and finally explore the galleries of Whale Bone Studio Arts.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Fairy trip planner.

Drive from Port Campbell to Port Fairy in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Shopping Nature Parks
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PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET ©
PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island ©

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