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Great Ocean Road Route (Lorne - Warrnambool - Portland - Apollo Bay - Melbourne - Self Drive)

7 to 10+ Nights from $713*
* This sample price: priced within the past 7 days for arrival on 9/12/2024. Choose your own arrival dates.

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This 7 night sample itinerary includes:

  • Hotel for 1 night in Melbourne
  • Rental Car for 5 days
  • Hotel for 1 night in Lorne
  • Hotel for 1 night in Warrnambool
  • Hotel for 1 night in Portland
  • Hotel for 1 night in Apollo Bay
  • Hotel for 2 nights in
  • Driving Time
    Melbourne - Lorne: 1 hr. 55 mins. approx.
    Lorne - Warrnambool: 2 hrs. 5 mins.
    Warrnambool - Portland: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.
    Portland - Apollo Bay: 3 hrs. 30 mins. approx.
    Apollo Bay - Melbourne: 2 hrs. 35 mins. approx.

Take one of the most spectacular driving routes in the world; "The Great Ocean Road" in Australia. Combine with a Rental Car and visit; Melbourne (the cultural capital of Australia); next is Lorne (one of the first towns on the Great Ocean Road, and surfing destination); after that, Warrnambool (known for its safe, sheltered beaches, its moderate climate, its parks and gardens, and Logan's Beach where southern right whales come to give birth each year between June and September); and then, Portland (with historic buildings, beaches and Portland Bay which is ideal for boating, fishing, sailboarding and surfing). From there, drive to Apollo Bay (entry point for some of Australia's most celebrated short and multi-day walks, and is the perfect base to explore the Great Ocean Walk and surrounding Otway's rainforest). End this trip with a couple of spectacular nights, again in Melbourne before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Flexible Itinerary

  • Melbourne

  • Lorne

  • Warrnambool

  • Portland

  • Apollo Bay

  • Melbourne

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Trip Summary

  • Melbourne

    Melbourne is the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, the city is filled with a vast array of attractions including a mix of Victorian and contemporary architecture with edgy street art, beautiful tree line streets filled and hidden laneways with food and shopping arcades. The surrounding areas of Victoria are truly magnificent boasting a dramatic cliff-lined coast, National Parks, Yarra Valley wineries and the Great Ocean Road. Visit Melbourne for world class sports events, festivals and its captivating gold rush past. The city has something for everyone. Explore the Queen Victoria Market, Federation Square, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Shrine of Remembrance, National Gallery of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens, St. Paul`s Cathedral, Eureka Skydeck, Dandenong Ranges, Degraves Street, City Circle Tram, Philip Island, Flinders Street Station, Puffing Billy, Yarra Valley Wineries and so much more!

  • Lorne

    Lorne, due to it's location in the center region of one of the state's most scenic coastal routes, the Great Ocean Road. The town is one of those little places that should definitely be on your itinerary. It's one of the first towns on the Great Ocean Road and a popular destination for surfing, plus when the population balloons in the summer season, it becomes a weekend getaway for the city dwellers in Melbourne. Popular activities include pier fishing, swimming, surfing, and camping. Discover and visit The Great Ocean Road, Qdos ARTS, Teddy's Lookout, St. George River, Angahook Lorne State Park, Erskine Falls and so much more.

  • Warrnambool

    Warrnambool is a city along the Great Ocean Road, in Victoria, Australia. Its main beach, the sandy Bathing Beach, runs in front of vast Lake Pertobe Adventure Park. The nearby Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village explores the area's seafaring history through a large shipwreck collection. Thunder Point Coastal Reserve, with its rocky ocean scenery, encompasses Shelly Beach. East is Logans Beach Whale Watching Platform.

    Visit and explore the Tower Hill State, Botanical Gardens, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Middle Island, Logans Beach Road, Hopkins Falls and much more.

  • Portland

    Portland is rich in history and enjoys links with significant personalities including the pioneering Henty brothers and William Dutton, explorer Major Mitchell, Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, mariner and harbour master James Fawthrop, reformer Vida Goldstein, acclaimed World War 11 photographer Damien Parer and Mary MacKillop. When Victoria commemorated its centenary in 1934 Portland led of the state’s celebrations. Portland became a town in 1949 and the redeveloped port was opened in 1960.

    Discover and wander in the beauty of Portland Cable Trams Depot Museum, Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum, Portland Botanical Gardens, Portland Maritime Discovery Center, Henty Park and much more.

  • Apollo Bay

    Apollo Bay is a beachside village embraced by tranquil beaches and a rolling hills postcard backdrop. Home to the Great Otway National Park and reached by the Great Ocean Road a great location for exploring the sand, the coastline and the rainforests with hidden waterfalls, streams and fireflies. Apollo Bay is the entry point to Australia`s most celebrated short and multi-day walks and a place to discover the majesty of the forest versus the magnitude of the ocean. Visit and discover the Great Otway National Park, Cape Otway Lightstation, Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary, and so much more.

  • Melbourne

    Melbourne is the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, the city is filled with a vast array of attractions including a mix of Victorian and contemporary architecture with edgy street art, beautiful tree line streets filled and hidden laneways with food and shopping arcades. The surrounding areas of Victoria are truly magnificent boasting a dramatic cliff-lined coast, National Parks, Yarra Valley wineries and the Great Ocean Road. Visit Melbourne for world class sports events, festivals and its captivating gold rush past. The city has something for everyone. Explore the Queen Victoria Market, Federation Square, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Shrine of Remembrance, National Gallery of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens, St. Paul`s Cathedral, Eureka Skydeck, Dandenong Ranges, Degraves Street, City Circle Tram, Philip Island, Flinders Street Station, Puffing Billy, Yarra Valley Wineries and so much more!

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