A minimum of one day trip to the Great Ocean Road is a must on your bucket list if you are a sucker for scenic road trips. We can go as far as to call it Australia’s most epic road trip. A drive along the Great Ocean Road besides feeding your hunger for adventure will also gift you a camera roll of Instagram-worthy panoramas from whichever angle you wish.
It’s totally possible to make the most of your one day trip to Great Ocean Road, given you plan out your itinerary well enough to maximize on the time factor. So, let’s dive right in!
Morning: From Torquay to Apollo Bay
A round trip transport is your best option if you are on a time crunch. Having someone else chauffeur you around leaves you with all the time to soak in the ever dynamic scenery. Most of these tours begin from Melbourne and are private, giving you the flexibility to meddle with the itinerary.
These Great Ocean Road tours mostly start from Torquay Beach, followed by Anglesea, Lorne and Split Point Lighthouse along the coast. Among these, Teddy’s Lookout will send you back with the best views etched in your heart.
Afternoon: From Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles
We advise you to reach Apollo Bay to have lunch at one of the many restaurants on the beaches. You can follow up with a stroll in the Otway National Park. The complete hike leads to the Triplet Falls. Then you may continue to the Shipwreck Coast, which is the most photographed landmark of all on your one day trip to Great Ocean Road. Here you are going to find the Twelve Apostles.
You also have the option of a helicopter tour for the ultimate sightseeing experience. These generally take off from the Twelve Apostles and last for 15 minutes.
Night: Twelve Apostles to Loch Ard Gorge and the end of One Day Trip to Great Ocean Road
The Loch Ard Gorge is where you will want to enjoy the sunset. You can very well enjoy a leisurely stroll along the cliffs and experience the sights of the Razorback, the Island Archway, and the Salt and Pepper Shaker forms of rocks.
You will find most day-trippers heading back to the city at the end of the one day trip to Great Ocean Road. Unlike them, you can opt for a nightcap at the nearby town of Port Campbell.