Warrnambool is perfectly located for exploring the Great Ocean Road with plenty of great accommodation options, things to see & do locally and fantastic places to eat.
Below is information on how to get from Warrnambool to some popular destinations & attractions including the 12 Apostles which is a Great Ocean Road highlight and a must-do during your stay.
Warrnambool To Port Fairy
Warrnambool to Port Fairy is a quick 25 min drive along the coast. You can also get public transport if you don’t have a car or would prefer not to drive – it takes just over an hour by bus. One of the best and most scenic ways to get from Warrnambool to Port Fairy is to take the Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail!
The trail is a continuous 37km walking/cycling pathway that takes you through the picturesque countryside of South-West Victoria, past the 25,000-year-old Tower Hill volcano, wetlands and coastal sand dunes. The trail begins at Warrnambool Breakwater and is suitable for walkers of all ages & fitness levels.
Warrnambool To Portland
To drive from Warrnambool to Portland it takes approximately 1 hour and 18 min. The drive takes you along the coast via the quaint seaside town of Port Fairy.
Warrnambool To 12 Apostles
To get from Warrnambool to the 12 Apostles it take just under an hour to drive via the Great Ocean Road, however with highlights along the way like the Bay of Islands, The Grotto and Loch Ard Gorge make sure you factor in plenty of stopping time so you can make the most if this spectacular scenery. There are also day tours that take you from Warrnambool to the 12 Apostles if you would prefer not to drive.
Warrnambool To Volcanic Lakes And Plains
If you would like to explore volcanic lakes and plains you are certainly in the right place! South-west Victoria is dotted with many volcanic landscape walks & lookouts and you don’t have to travel far to get from Warrnambool to volcanic lakes and plains. Tower Hill is the largest volcanic explosion crater in Australia and is only 14km (14-minute drive) from Warrnambool so is the closest stop if you are looking to get from Warrnambool to volcanic lakes and plains. If you’re doing the Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail you’ll pass Tower Hill on the north side. The Kanawinka Geotrail stretches across South-West Victoria through to South-East South Australia and is Australia’s most extensive volcanic province. It includes 6 sites of international significance and 14 sites of national significance.
Contact The Visitor Information Centre
The local experts at the Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre will be able to answer any questions on how to get from Warrnambool to Port Fairy, Warrnambool to Portland, Warrnambool to the 12 Apostles and Warrnambool to volcanic lakes & plains.