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Melb-Port Campbell 2 days, 1 night?

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Melb-Port Campbell 2 days, 1 night?

I've seen some similar questions, but figure everyone's situation is unique. We are going to be in Melb CBD in May from NZ visiting friends for a few days and have decided to rent a car to do GOR. We only can allocate 2 days and one night to do this. My husband and I are 30 and have driven a lot on the windy, costal and mountain roads of NZ and don't mind long days. My questions is: Is it feasible to stay in Port Campbell from Melb, then take the inland way back the next day to see 12 apostles (looks like 5-6 hours there along GOR, 3-4 going back inland?), or should we just stay in Apollo Bay and then go back from there (missing 12 apostles), or is shipwreck coast the best part of GOR to see and should we take inland both ways making for more time to putz around there, skipping surf coast?

Thanks for any thoughts!

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1. Re: Melb-Port Campbell 2 days, 1 night?

With an early(ish) start it is definitely possible to get to Port Campbell in one day. You don't really have to get out of your car before The Twelve Apostles. Torquay and Apollo Bay are just another over commercialised town (although the drive between the two is nice) and I'd skip the Cape Ottway lighthouse detour (unless you want to see a Koala).

You are more likely to spend more time at Lochard Gorge than you are at the Twelve Apostles. In my opinion, Port Campbell is easily the nicest town along the GOR and well worth the effort to get there

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2. Re: Melb-Port Campbell 2 days, 1 night?

Thanks so much! Thats what I thought, but wanted to confirm.

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