Is 2 days enough on the Great Ocean Road?

Is 2 days enough on the Great Ocean Road?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/27/2022

Reading time: 2 mins

The Great Ocean Road is simply spectacular. It’s a giant, winding stretch of beach and forest-engulfed highway, with plenty of incredible adventure, landmarks and scenery along the way!

For weekenders looking for the perfect place to do anything from dine to explore, hike to surf and everything in between, the Great Ocean Road offers these things in absolute abundance.

But don’t let the awesome amount of adventure deter you: you can experience some of the Great Ocean Road’s best parts all within one weekend!

You can expect these incredible adventures along the way:

Port Campbell National Park

There is nowhere in Australia quite like Port Campbell National Park: one of the country’s testaments to Mother Nature’s endless wonder. You probably already know about some of its landmarks as they routinely appear in the Instagram feeds of people from all over the world looking to experience its majesty!

First, there’s the unmistakable 12 Apostles, a series of limestone stacks leaping from the Bass Strait. Despite being more like the Eight Apostles these days (thanks erosion!) the *cough* 12 Apostles are still a natural delight.

Next, cruise around the bend to the magnificent Loch Ard Gorge, gazing upon it in all its joyous wonder. The gorge is a stunning inlet of high cliff tops and turquoise waters leading onto pristine sand, making it a true favourite for people visiting the national park.


The Great Ocean Road is world famous for its surf, especially considering Bells Beach hosts a Rip Curl Pro and the town of Torquay is home to Rip Curl, Quiksilver and the National Surfing Museum.

With all this illustrious wave riding history you can be sure that there is some pretty good surf along the stretch, with swells accommodating everything from grommets to the world famous pros that grace its shores every year!


The Great Ocean Road encapsulates the term “where the forest meets the sea”, so there is no better place to experience a spot of hiking than its lush beech and eucalyptus forests.

These magical forests provide the perfect backdrop for some serious nature walking, with short walks and multi-day treks all on the itinerary for this charming part of the world.

Just be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some of Australia’s most beloved animals like, say, kangaroos and koalas!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.