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Advise on GOR itinerary please.

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Advise on GOR itinerary please.

Here is our proposed itinerary for a leisurely trip from Melbourne, along the Great Ocean Road and through the Grampians and back to Melbourne. I would appreciate any comments or suggestions to add to or improve the trip, including answers to the following questions.

a) have we chosen sutable places to stay?

b) should we stay longer or shorter at any of the indicated overnight stops?

c) The plan is for 8 days but we have an extra day available so where would be the best place to stop for the extra day - to allow for some rest and relaxation - port fairy, halls gap of other?

Day 1 Leave melbourne and travel to Sorrento. Look around the Mornington Peninsula and stay over night.

Day 2 Ferry to Queenscliff and drive to Apollo Bay, taking in the various sights and stay overnight.

Day 3 Drive to Port Fairy for 2 nights.

Day 5 Drive to Halls gap and explore Grampians for 2 nights.

Day 7 Drive to Ballarat to see Sovereign Hill. stay one night

Day 8 Return to Melbourne.

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1. Re: Advise on GOR itinerary please.

Having Just driven the GOR in the last 2 days . I would suggest 2 nights in Apollo Bay there is much to see and do there not only the coast but also in the Otway Forest and lets not forget looking at the Koloa in the wild

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2. Re: Advise on GOR itinerary please.

Agree stay in Apollo Bay and wander the Otway Forest. In Sorrento if you want to experience Edwardian B&B, the Whitehall Guest House is such a change from the usual B&B , and the brekkie is superb.

www.wotif.com

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3. Re: Advise on GOR itinerary please.

You could easily spend the whole day at Sovereign Hill and there is a lot to see in Ballarat, particularly if you are into the history of the area. Sovereign Hill has the "Blood on the Southern Cross" show in the evening, there is the Gold Museum, Art Gallery, ghost tours if that is your thing, nice restaurants etc. Food for thought (so to speak!)

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