10 days in Melbourne, Torquay & Ballarat Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne, Torquay & Ballarat Itinerary

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10 days in Melbourne, Torquay & Ballarat Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ballarat
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Get in touch with nature at St. Kilda Beach and Melbourne Zoo. Melbourne Central and Degraves Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
The Great Ocean Road has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): cruise along The Great Ocean Road and then stop by Flock of Segulls Indoor Market & Cafe. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Torquay trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Flock of Segulls Indoor Market & Cafe, Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, then browse the exhibits of Stony Creek Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Mill Markets, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballarat trip maker site .

Getting from Torquay to Ballarat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Ballarat sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Daylesford, St Augustine's Church
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Spas
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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