Visit Warrnambool

Visitor Information - Getting Here - Car

Warrnambool is a key stopover point on the Princes Hwy between Melbourne and Adelaide, and is just 12 km from the western end of the Great Ocean Road. The quickest route from Melbourne is via the Princes Hwy. The iconic scenic route from Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road is worth every twist and turn!

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Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road, one of the world's greatest drives, runs between Torquay (near Geelong) to Allansford (just 12 km from Warrnambool).

Leave plenty of time to take in the coastal villages, the Great Otway National Park (including Cape Otway), and the Port Campbell National Park (including the Twelve Apostles). 

Distance: 348 km (from Melbourne)

Time: as much as possible, but at least a full day

Princes Hwy from Melbourne  

Travel through Geelong, Colac and Camperdown.

Distance: 269km

Time: approx 3.5 hours

From Adelaide 

Travel through Naracoorte, Coonawarra and Mount Gambier, then into Victoria and on to Warrnambool.

Distance: 615 km

Time: approx 8 hours

Explore The Region

Explore The Region

Warrnambool, the biggest city in the south-west region, makes a perfect base for exploring the western end of the Great Ocean Road, the beautiful heritage

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