Explore Great Ocean Road

From: Explore Kangaroo Island

For details refer to the detail maps for each day

Cape Jervis-Great Ocean Road-Port Melbourne

A chance for Melbourne riders to return home, an opportunity for Adelaide riders to join us on the Great Ocean Road and Sydney riders to get closer to a home run if they need to. Highlights for this leg are a 15k run along the beach, ferries, forests and sights.

Staying off the asphalt as much as possible but still making our way past the 12 Apostles, Bells Beach, and The Great Ocean Road.

Depart Cape Jervis 23rd October 2018

4 days over 1,200 kms to Torquay

It’s only about an hour to Port Melbourne from Torquay so it’s better to stay out of the ‘big smoke’ until we’re ready to start Leg 6: Tasmania.

Day 1 – Cape Jervis to Granites Campsite

There are two ferries today including the crossing from Kangaroo Island. We should be in Cape Jervis by 11:15AM by the 10:30AM ferry. This leaves time for packing up and breakfast on the Island.

Lunch and re-fuel at the ferry in Wellington which should leave plenty of fuel to get to Salt Creek in the morning.

We also need to buy provisions for dinner tonight.

Day 1 – Cape Jervis to Granites Campsite
Destination Distance Arrive Depart
Cape Jervis (dep 23.10.2018) 11:15 AM
Wellington 167 1:45 PM 2:15 PM
Granites Campsite 79 3:30 PM
Total 246
Fuel Range (Wellington to Salt Creek) 170
Day 2 – Granites Campsite to Millicent

A pretty long day today including a nice break out run of 15 km along the beach at Granites. There’s a parallel road for those who don;t want the beach run.

Lunch in Kingston after the beach run. Ther eis fuel in Kingston but there’s no real need to fill up here.

Mostly back roads again thru to Hillview Caravan Park

Day 2 – Granites Campsite to Millicent
Destination Distance Arrive Depart
Granites Campsite (dep 24.10.2018) 8:30 AM
Salt Creek 93 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
Granites Beach 72 11:30 AM
Kingston (allow for some fun on the beach) 22 12:30 PM  1:00 PM
Millicent 154 3:00 PM
Total 341
Fuel Range (Salt Creek to Millicent)
But there is fuel in Kingston
Day 3 – Millicent to Warrnambool

We stay mostly near the coast today – well away from the A1. Drop in for a nice view along the coast at Northumberland and then a nice run through Lower Glenelg National Park.

Lunch at Portland and a quick run to Warrnambool.

There’s a choice of pub stay or a couple of large caravan parks to choose from.

Day 3 – Millicent to Warrnambool
Destination Distance Arrive Depart
Millicent (dep 25.10.2018) 8:30 AM
Cape Northumberland 74 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
Portland 140 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Warrnambool 93 2:30 PM
Total 308
Fuel Range (Portland) 140
Day 4 – Warrnambool to Torquay

Time for a good look at the 12 Apostle (or is it 11 now?)

We’ll get glimpses at Port Campbell and along the road but the Visitor Centre Lookouts offer the best view.

Cape Otway Lighthouse offers good view along the coast.

We’ll drop into Erskine Falls for some good views to the north East towards Torquay.

Day4 – Warrnambool to Torquay
Destination Distance Arrive Depart
Warrnambool (dep 26.10.2018) 8:30 AM
12 Apostles Lookout 80 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Cape Otway Lighthouse 66 11:15 AM 12:00 PM
Apollo Bay (lunch) 34 12:30 PM 1:00 PM
Erskine Falls 53 1:30 PM 2:15 PM
Torquay 56 3:00 PM
Total 275
Fuel Range n/a

Time off in Torquay. Plenty of accommodation choices. Clean and service the bikes. It’s a quick run to Port Melbourne for the next leg and nicer to stay out of town.

Next: Explore Tasmania

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