Great Ocean Road - Itinerary
This five day itinerary showcases the Great Ocean Road’s incredible scenery and natural wonders staying at premium wilderness retreats and quality hotels. Feel the wind in your hair and breathe the fresh ocean air as you wind your way along the curves of one of the world’s greatest ocean drives.
Day 4: Morning
Travel to Port Campbell and join 12 Apostles Helicopters for a 10-minute helicopter flight. 12 Apostles Helicopters will take you on a flight experience not to be missed. Highlights include Loch Ard Gorge, Bakers Oven, Port Campbell, panoramic views of the coastline, the Glenample Homestead and of course the spectacular 12 Apostles.
Afterwards visit the Twelve Apostles.
The Twelve Apostles are giant rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean and are the central feature of the rugged Port Campbell National Park. They are the remnants from constant erosion of the limestone cliffs that began 10–20 million years ago. The stormy Southern Ocean and blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs. The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed rock stacks up to 45 metres high were left isolated from the shore.
Port Campbell National Park is the 1,750-hectare narrow coastal strip that runs from Princetown to Peterborough and includes the township of Port Campbell. The most famous section of the road is Port Campbell National Park, which features an amazing collection of natural rock sculptures including the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge and the Loch Ard Gorge.
Have lunch at Port Campbell.
Depart Port Campbell and travel to Warrnambool via the Bay of Islands Coastal Park and Bay of Martyrs.
Ocean scenery and flora and fauna are highlights of the Bay of Islands Coastal Park, which stretches for 32 kilometres from Peterborough almost to Warrnambool. The region incorporates the Bay of Islands, Bay of Martyrs, Worm Bay, Crofts Bay and Boat Bay.
Warrnambool could be called ‘Whale City’ since rare Southern Right Whales have made the city’s Logan Beach their nursery. Every year, these giants of the deep, up to 15 metres long and weighing up to 60 tonnes, journey from the Southern Ocean to calve in the shallow waters of Logans Beach. Whale watching season begins around May and continues through until September.
Continue on the Great Ocean Road to Port Fairy and check in to your accommodation at Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel.Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel, Port Fairy is situated on the Moyne River overlooking the marina of yachts with direct access to the wharf.
Walk to the Lightstation or watch the muttonbirds flock at sunset in season.
For dinner try the Merrijig Kitchen in Port Fairy.The menu is written daily taking inspiration from the seasons and 'what's good' in the kitchen. Care and effort are taken to source produce locally, gathering supplies that supplement the restaurant’s own vegetable garden. A network of local and regional suppliers keeps the Merrijig Kitchen menu vibrant and ever-changing.
Stay the night at Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel.