11 days in Ballarat, Mount Gambier & Robe Itinerary

11 days in Ballarat, Mount Gambier & Robe Itinerary

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11 days in Ballarat, Mount Gambier & Robe Itinerary

Start: Narre Warren
Drive:  2​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: Narre Warren


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Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, don't miss a visit to Arch of Victory, then stop by The Amazing Mill Markets Ballarat, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ballarat Railway Station.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ballarat road trip planning site .

Narre Warren to Ballarat is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In September in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Ballarat

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Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©
Ballarat Railway Station ©
Ballarat Railway Station
The Amazing Mill Markets Ballarat ©
The Amazing Mill Markets Ballarat

Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Echo Farm, then stroll around The Railway Lands, and then bet on your favorite at Borderline Speedway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Riddoch Art Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Menzies Wine Room & Retreat.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mount Gambier online journey planner .

You can drive from Ballarat to Mount Gambier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Robe.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Menzies Wine Room & Retreat
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Echo Farm ©
Echo Farm
Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum ©
Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum
The Railway Lands ©
The Railway Lands


Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Robe Fishermen's Memorial and Cape Jaffa Lighthouse. Explore Robe's surroundings by going to Beachport (Susan Wilson Memorial Playground, Beachport Jetty, & more) and Southend Beach (in Southend). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robe Town Brewery, steep yourself in history at Robe Gaol Ruins, don't miss a visit to Butterbox, and visit a coastal fixture at Robe Lighthouse.

For where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Robe road trip planning website .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Robe by car takes about 1.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Robe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beachport, Southend Beach, Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
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Susan Wilson Memorial Playground ©
Susan Wilson Memorial Playground
Robe Fishermen's Memorial ©
Robe Fishermen's Memorial
Robe Town Brewery ©
Robe Town Brewery