8 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

8 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road and then kick back and relax at Torquay Front Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with Australian Skydive, enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, and then stroll around Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip planning website.

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Australian Skydive ©
Australian Skydive
Torquay Front Beach ©
Torquay Front Beach

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, then stroll through Great Ocean Walk, and then cruise along Great Ocean Road.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and The Razorback. Escape the urban bustle at Twelve Apostles and London Bridge. When in Port Campbell, make a side trip to see Mt Leura lookout in Camperdown, approximately Camperdown away. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's lots more to do: get outside with The Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, and get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell online route planner.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mt Leura lookout
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Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©
Port Campbell precinct and foreshore
The Arch ©
The Arch
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): look for gifts at Blarney Books and Art, then take in the exciting artwork at Whale Bone Studio Arts, then see Go Surf & SUP School, and finally enjoy the sea views from Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Fairy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Port Fairy takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art
Whale Bone Studio Arts ©
Whale Bone Studio Arts
Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island ©

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