4 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

4 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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4 days in Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Colac
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Princetown
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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Colac

Colac ©
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. To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colac trip planner.

Sydney to Colac is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Colac at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Colac

Parks
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Colac Botanic Gardens ©
Colac Botanic Gardens

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Princetown

Princetown ©
On the 31st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and then head outdoors with The Arch.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Princetown trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Colac to Princetown takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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The Arch ©
The Arch

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 1st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, stop by Blarney Books and Art, then stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade and then enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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