12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Cowes
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Princetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Flinders
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 24th (Sat), try for a hole-in-one at Grumpys Crazy Golf, step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, then step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and finally stroll through The Nobbies Centre.

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Singapore, Singapore to Cowes is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Cowes. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: highs in Cowes hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

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The Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island

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day
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
On the 25th (Sun), meet the residents at Halls Gap Zoo, then hike along Chatauqua Peak, and then hike along The Pinnacle.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Halls Gap travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Cowes to Halls Gap in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

2
days
Princetown

Princetown ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the activities along Bay of Islands and then explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Princetown trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Halls Gap to Princetown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Port Campbell National Park, Bay of Islands
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Torquay road trip planning app .

Drive from Princetown to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Zero Latency, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Flinders

Flinders ©
Flinders once known as Mendi-Moke, is a town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located on the Mornington Peninsula at the point where Western Port meets Bass Strait. For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Flinders online trip builder .

You can drive from Melbourne to Flinders in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Flinders

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Frankston Beach
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