Most people recommend three to five days to drive the Great Ocean Road. If you're short on time though, it is doable in just two days! Driving from Adelaide to Melbourne in two days is ambitious, so the best way to do it is in a campervan. Not only will this give you maximum freedom with where to stay and what to do, but you'll get to enjoy all the creature comforts of home while on the road.
Here is a detailed itinerary for visiting the Great Ocean Road in one weekend, all in glamping style.
DAY 1: ADELAIDE TO PORT FAIRY
After leaving Adelaide, head in the direction of Port Fairy. It's a long drive and with a tight schedule you won't be able to stop anywhere for long, but it's a gorgeous stretch of road. Wind the windows down and enjoy the view!
This road is famous for having lots of kangaroos.Be aware that they could jump out into the road at any moment.
You'll arrive into Port Fairy in the evening. Port Fairy is a really pretty seaside town with several beautiful beaches. Port Fairy Caravan Park is a great place to park up for the night.
Day 2: Port Fairy to Melbourne via Great Ocean Road
Get started early and head to Rebecca’s Cafe for breakfast.
The first stop on the Great Ocean Road is Port Campbell. This is another lovely seaside town with a lovely beach. The 12 Rocks Cafe and Bar overlooks the beach and is a great place to take in the pretty view for a while.
The big attraction of the Great Ocean Road is the gorgeous Twelve Apostles, a collection of limestone stacks off the coast. Although there are only seven left still standing, it’s still a stunning view.
Park at the car park at the Gibson Steps then walk back to the Twelve Apostles Visitor Centre and follow the path to the lookout.
Next on the agenda: find somewhere for lunch. Stop at Lavers Hill Roadhouse and Tavern for an off the beaten track lunch spot.
Make your way to Apollo Bay after lunch. This is an idyllic beach and a must-see on this route. LuvJuice is a good spot to relax over a coffee.
The drive from Apollo Bay to Lorne is a pretty epic one - it's what the Great Ocean Road is all about.
Your final stop on the Great Ocean Road is Torquay. Torquay is a mecca for surfers with lots of specialty surf boutiques. If you like surfing, this is the place. You can hang about for a bit and wander the beach, or
To wrap up your two-day Great Ocean Road drive, carry on to Melbourne. The city signals the end of wide open spaces, rising up from the flat surroundings like the Emerald City of Oz.
And there you have it, a weekend trip on the Great Ocean Road. Short, sweet, and totally unforgettable!
Now you have your Adelaide to Melbourne two-day road trip itinerary sorted, all you need to do is book your JUCY camper today!