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Melbourne to Adelaide via Great Ocean Road (Part I)

Estimated Travel Period: 12 Days, about 13 hours 45 mins
Estimated Travel Distance: 1,027 kms

Best Time To Travel

You'll be spending plenty of time outdoors, so you'll want to do this tour when the sun is out. Summer (December to February) to Autumn (March to May) has great weather for the perfect pictures of your adventure as well as the natural attractions. Prepare for your trip with our Australian Camping Checklist.

Get to see the beauty of the coast of Australia as you drive down the infamous road and visit legendary attractions from Victoria to South Australia.


It's all too easy with MyDriveHoliday. We have already listed down great landmarks to see and awesome caravan parks to stay in for the road trip of a lifetime. Still haven't found the motorhome of your dreams? We have it in Campervan Hire Melbourne.


Planning to start the journey from South Australia? You can still use our itinerary by following it in reverse. You can also find great campervans in Adelaide Motorhome Rental.


Day 1 Melbourne to Torquay

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 20 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:103 kms

Welcome to the surfing capital of Australia and official gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Before you take the long journey, take the time to enjoy the world-famous Bells Beach.

Day 2 Torquay to Jan Juc

Estimated Travel Period: 8 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:4.1 km

Look forward to more fun at the Jan Juc Beach.

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Day 3 Jan Juc to Lorne

Estimated Travel Period: 46 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:47 kms

Make a quick stop in Lorne to get an
amazing view of the coastline from Teddy's Lookout.  

Day 4 Lorne to Apollo Bay

Estimated Travel Period: 46 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:44.7 kms

Taste fresh seafood and amazing Greek dishes at Chris's Beacon Point. Make your way to the Old Cable Station Museum to view memorabilia from the submarine telegraph from Cape Otway to Tasmania.

Day 5 Apollo Bay to Warrnambool

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 30 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:163 kms

Keep an eye out for the Twelve Apostles as you pass Port Campbell National Park. Go swimming at the Warrnambool Foreshore or Lady Bay, and you can also watch surfers ride waves on Logan's Bay. For a look at the city's past, head for the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum.

Day 6 Warrnambool to Portland

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 20 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:98 kms

Learn about Victoria's rich maritime history at the Portland Maritime Discovery Centre. Take one of the shorter day walks of the Great South West Walk around a eucalyptus forest. Sink your teeth into the Seafood Platter at Edward's Waterfront.

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