10 days in Torquay & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Torquay & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Torquay & Melbourne Itinerary

Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Melbourne

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Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 13th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, and then see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip planner.

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. September in Torquay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Geelong, Lorne Beach, Split Point Lighthouse
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
National Gallery of Victoria and Old Melbourne Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Pearcedale to see Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 17th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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