View of ocean from Henty Bay beachfront holiday park

The Great Ocean Road is the perfect destination for people wondering ‘where should I go for a short trip’ given the region’s diverse nature of activities, sights and events. However, once you visit for a short trip you’ll be wanting to come back for much more!

Depending on your origin and how you plan to travel the region, it’s best to plan ahead with time & distance considerations to make the most of your short trip. Keep reading to see our recommendations on where you should go on the Great Ocean Road.

Planning a Short Trip to the Great Ocean Road

Start planning your trip to the region by downloading our digital guides. These insightful documents can give you tips on what to see & do and where to go, as well as provide maps for travelling the region.

Consider your options for travelling the region, whether you plan to go independently or on a tour.


Plan Your Independent Road Trip

If you’ve got a car and are planning on driving, check out our road trip recommendations. Filter by location (if you have one in mind), days of travel, and activities of interest to find your ideal trip.

These road trip itineraries include a day-by-day breakdown of recommended activities, food & drink experiences, accommodation options and more!

Travel on a Tour with a Local Expert

If you’re looking to enjoy the ride and get local knowledge of the region, take a tour along the Great Ocean Road. Public and private tours are available for bookings.

Enjoy the best possible experience of a particular region with a guided tour, such as flying over the famous 12 Apostles!

Get More Information & Local Advice

Ask the local experts at a Visitor Information Centrewhere should I go for a 2 day trip’ and they’ll be able to give you expert recommendations on what to see & do.


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