3 DAY SELF-DRIVE ITINERARY: THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD

“EMBRACE THE DETOURS. ENJOY THE JOURNEY. EXPLORE THE OPEN ROAD”

An ideal 3 day itinerary for anyone wanting to explore the Great Ocean Road but may not have a lot of time!

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DAY ONE:

Melbourne -> Geelong

  • Geelong Waterfront (including the Pier & Carousel)
  • Geelong Botanical Gardens
  • Eastern Beach or Thirteenth Beach

LOCAL VEGAN EATS: Dollys Sister Vegan Cafe & Bar

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Geelong -> Bell’s Beach

  • Official start of the Great Ocean Road
  • Photo stop at world renowned surf beach

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Bell’s Beach -> Split Point Lighthouse

  • Functioning lighthouse – open daily for tours
  • Made famous from the Australian TV show – Round the Twist

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Split Point Lighthouse -> Lorne

  • Great Otway National Park
  • Erskine Falls
  • Sheoak Falls
  • Phantom Falls
  • Teddy’s Lookout

LOCAL VEGAN EATS: Potato Scallop Burger and Chippies from local Fish & Chip shop – MUST be eaten by the beach.

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Lorne -> Apollo Bay

  • Sunset by the ocean
  • Check In Accommodation

LOCAL VEGAN EATS: Sandy Feet Café & Health Foods

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DAY TWO:

Apollo Bay -> 12 Apostles

  • Photo Stop

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12 Apostles -> Loch Ard Gorge

  • Photo stop

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Loch Ard Gorge -> The Arch, Port Campbell

  • Photo stop

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The Arch -> London Bridge

  • Photo stop

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London Bridge -> The Grotto

  • Photo stop

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The Grotto -> Warrnambool & Port Fairy

  • Bay of Islands
  • Breakwater Rock Pier
  • Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
  • Logan Beach Lookout
  • Griffiths Island
  • Official end of the Great Ocean Road

LOCAL VEGAN EATS: Day Kitty Cafe

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DAY THREE:

Depending on time available before flight back out of Melbourne (allow 2.5 – 3 hours travel time), other activities to include:

  • Otway Fly Treetop Adventure
  • The Gables lookout and walk
  • Marriner’s lookout and waterfall
  • Melba Gully
  • Cape Otway
  • Mait’s Rest
  • Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary
  • Great Ocean Walk (stretches from Apollo Bay to 12 Apostles)

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Be sure to follow my adventures on Instagram & Twitter!

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Cool. 12 Apostles!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have seen it so many times… Gotta take some shots of that! One day!

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  2. Ace&Demi says:

    That summer feels.. 😀

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    1. Exactly!! Trying to hold onto it at long as I can lol

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  3. lexandneek says:

    Would love to go one day. What beautiful natural places with such clever names!

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    1. It’s stunning! And only a few hours drive out of Melbourne 🙂

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  4. Always a Foreigner says:

    Beautiful pictures and lovely scenic vistas. Looks like you had a fantastic trip!

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    1. It was wonderful! And we had perfect weather to boot! Thank you 🙂

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  5. rootssuperawesomefood says:

    I am literally doing this trip in the next few weeks so this post is perfect timinf 👌🙌

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    1. YAY! So glad. It’s a beautiful drive. I hope you have an amazing trip 🙂

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  6. This is really great, its really beneficial when driving, (I was there only for a day and every minutes count)

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    1. Thank you! I’m all for making the most of the time you have – so I thought this would help people see the highlights in such a short time 🙂

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  7. Bellewether says:

    Wow! Apollo Bay looks absolutely incredible 🙂

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    1. It’s a great little town! Very scenic 🙂

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  8. Wow! I wish there was an area near me that I could travel for 3 days and see the sights that you saw. I live in Midwestern US and it can get pretty bland here, between the constant flat, grass-covered prairies, and the dusty, meager trees that occasionally speck the horizon! I certainly miss the ocean.

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    1. I am fortunate only living an hour or so from the east coast of Australia but there’s definitely so much I have yet to see. It’ll definitely feel all the more special for you when you get a chance to be by the ocean again 🙂

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