10 days in Yarra Valley & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

10 days in Yarra Valley & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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10 days in Yarra Valley & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Coldstream
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Princetown
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Coldstream

Coldstream ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, sample the fine beverages at Four Pillars Distillery, then appreciate the views at Healesville Sanctuary, and finally do a tasting at TarraWarra Estate Cellar Door.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coldstream trip planning tool .

Sydney to Coldstream is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Coldstream to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 7°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Coldstream

#Wineries, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Healesville, Yarra Glen, TarraWarra Estate Cellar Door, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Coombe Yarra Valley ©
Coombe Yarra Valley
Yileena Park ©
Yileena Park

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge and then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Princetown road trip website .

You can drive from Coldstream to Princetown in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, then see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Griffiths Island, visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Warrnambool trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

2
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Lorne (Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Erskine Falls, & more). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along The Great Ocean Road. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse and enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip planner .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

Side Trips

Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

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