11 days in Victoria & Devonport Itinerary

11 days in Victoria & Devonport Itinerary

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11 days in Victoria & Devonport Itinerary

Start: Wollongong
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Echuca
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Belgrave
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  13​h
6
Devonport
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
End: Wollongong


1
night
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed and then explore and take pictures at Billabong Ranch.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Echuca trip planner .

Wollongong to Echuca is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Wendouree and then steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Ballarat visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Echuca to Ballarat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

1
day
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Torquay online trip maker .

You can drive from Ballarat to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Belgrave.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

1
night
Belgrave

Belgrave ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Wilson Botanic Park, take in nature's colorful creations at National Rhododendron Gardens, and then get outside with Trees Adventure.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrave trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Torquay to Belgrave in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Belgrave sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Belgrave

Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilson Botanic Park, National Rhododendron Gardens
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Wilson Botanic Park ©
Wilson Botanic Park
Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park ©

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Rock, then get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, then experience rural life at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Churchill Island Heritage Farm, and finally step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then stop by Cowes Night Market, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Grumpys Crazy Golf.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cowes trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Belgrave to Cowes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Belgrave in August since evenings lows in Cowes dip to 8°C. You'll set off for Devonport on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Churchill Island, Pyramid Rock, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, The Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, then look for gifts at World Of Marbles, and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Devonport driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cowes to Devonport takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Cowes in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Devonport, with lows of 1°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, World Of Marbles, Seahorse World
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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