5 days in Ballarat, Halls Gap & Melbourne Itinerary

5 days in Ballarat, Halls Gap & Melbourne Itinerary

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5 days in Ballarat, Halls Gap & Melbourne Itinerary

Melbourne
train:  1​h 30​min
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Halls Gap
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Melbourne
— Few hours
Melbourne

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the galleries of Sovereign Hill, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then ride a horse along Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, and then explore the activities along Lake Wendouree.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballarat online trip maker .

Melbourne to Ballarat is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Spas & Wellness, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

2
days
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grampians National Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Boroka Lookout, then get great views at Reed Lookout, then examine the collection at J Ward Museum Complex, and finally do a tasting at Best's Wines Great Western.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Halls Gap road trip website .

You can drive from Ballarat to Halls Gap in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Grampians National Park, Best's Wines Great Western, J Ward Museum Complex
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J Ward Museum Complex ©
J Ward Museum Complex
Boroka Lookout ©
Boroka Lookout
Reed Lookout ©
Reed Lookout

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne journey planner.

Getting from Halls Gap to Melbourne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

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