10 days in Torquay, Apollo Bay & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Torquay, Apollo Bay & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Torquay, Apollo Bay & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
1
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Cairns

1
night
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.
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Cairns to Torquay is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, Torquay is cooler than Cairns - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Erskine Falls
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Apollo Bay: Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway), Port Campbell (Loch Ard Gorge & Port Campbell National Park) and Twelve Apostles (in Princetown). There's more to do: hike along Great Ocean Walk and take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout.

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You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Twelve Apostles, Cape Otway Lightstation
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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.
Dedicate the 12th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Block Arcade, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

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Drive from Apollo Bay to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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