25 days in Melbourne, Great Ocean Road & New South Wales Itinerary

25 days in Melbourne, Great Ocean Road & New South Wales Itinerary

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25 days in Melbourne, Great Ocean Road & New South Wales Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Lorne
— 2 nights
+4
bus + train + tram + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Merimbula
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
South West Rocks
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Eastern Beach Reserve and Melbourne Zoo. We've included these beaches for you: Point Leo Beach and St. Kilda Beach. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Pearcedale to see Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne visit planning tool .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In February, Melbourne is much hotter than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach, Point Leo Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bay of Islands and Griffiths Island. Take a break from the city and head to London Bridge and Port Campbell National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Warrnambool (Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve & Thunder point Coastal Reserve). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge and make a trip to The Grotto.

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Getting from Melbourne to Port Campbell by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Griffiths Island
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

2
nights
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lorne trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Lorne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Lorne

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Mait's Rest
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

1
night
Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum, kick back and relax at Pambula Beach, then kick back and relax at Short Point Recreation Reserve, and finally take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ben Boyd National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Merimbula trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Lorne to Merimbula in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Merimbula are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Merimbula

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Pambula Beach, Ben Boyd National Park, Killer Whale Museum
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Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
The Merimbula Boardwalk ©
The Merimbula Boardwalk

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Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Get in touch with nature at Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hyams Beach and Murrays Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Jervis Bay side-trips: Werri Beach (in Gerringong) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Blenheim Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape St George Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jervis Bay tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Merimbula to Jervis Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. In February in Jervis Bay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Kiama Blowhole, Werri Beach, Callala Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach

1
night
South West Rocks

On the 17th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Scotts Head Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Korogoro Walking Track. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Trial Bay Gaol, then enjoy the sea views from Smoky Cape Lighthouse, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can drive from Jervis Bay to South West Rocks in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in South West Rocks

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Scotts Head Beach, Korogoro Walking Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

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nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Visiting Saltwater National Park and Wingham Brush Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as North Brother Mountain and Hastings River. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church and don't miss a visit to Breakwall.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from South West Rocks to Port Macquarie takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from South West Rocks in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, North Brother Mountain, Saltwater National Park
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Wingham Brush Nature Reserve ©
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church

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nights
Sydney

Sydney
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Visiting Manly Beach and Palm Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Katoomba, about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Camp Cove.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in February: highs in Sydney hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Palm Beach, Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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