12 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Torquay
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and stroll through Half Moon Bay.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Visiting Twelve Apostles and London Bridge will get you outdoors. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, get outside with The Arch, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and make a trip to The Grotto.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Port Campbell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
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 in touch with nature at The Great Ocean Road and Eastern Beach Reserve. Relax by the water at Portsea Back Beach and Bells Beach. When in Torquay, make a side trip to see Lorne Beach in Lorne, approximately 48 minutes away.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Torquay trip builder .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Lorne Beach, Portsea Back Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

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