12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kadina
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Adelaide
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Beachport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cape Bridgewater
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Peterborough
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Lorne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
End: Kadina

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Adelaide

Adelaide
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Adelaide journey builder tool .

Kadina to Adelaide is an approximately 2-hour car ride. December in Adelaide sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Robe.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Robe

Robe
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Robe trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Robe takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Beachport.

Things to do in Robe

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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2
nights
Beachport

Beachport ©
Beachport is a small coastal town in South Australia, south-east of Adelaide, located at the northern end of Rivoli Bay, in the Wattle Range Council. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake George, contemplate the waterfront views at Pool of Siloam, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Southend Beach.

For ratings and tourist information, read Beachport online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Robe to Beachport takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Beachport can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cape Bridgewater.

Things to do in Beachport

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Southend Beach
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Southend Beach ©
Southend Beach
Beachport Lagoon ©
Beachport Lagoon
Pool of Siloam ©
Pool of Siloam

1
night
Cape Bridgewater

Cape Bridgewater ©
Cape Bridgewater is a locality in the Australian state of Victoria located on the western shore of Bridgewater Bay about south-west of Portland and about west of Melbourne.The area was settled in the 1860s by the Henty family who had settled nearby Portland, and a post office opened in 1863 (closed 1968) though known as Bridgewater Lower for some years.Both Cape Bridgewater and Bridgewater Bay were named by named after the Duke of Bridgewater (1756-1829), by Lieutenant James Grant sailing on the Lady Nelson on 4 December 1800.Cape Bridgewater includes the following protected areas within its boundaries - the Discovery Bay Coastal Park and the Mount Richmond National Park.Cape Bridgewater is home to a colony of up to 650 fur seals and has the highest coastal cliff in Victoria. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Cape Bridgewater Wind Farm.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Bridgewater online trip planner .

You can drive from Beachport to Cape Bridgewater in 2.5 hours. December in Cape Bridgewater sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Cape Bridgewater

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Fort O`Hare Campground
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Fort O`Hare Campground ©
Fort O`Hare Campground

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Bay of Islands, then identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and finally make a trip to Warrnambool Breakwater.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Warrnambool holiday builder website .

Getting from Cape Bridgewater to Warrnambool by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Peterborough.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

1
night
Peterborough

Peterborough ©
Peterborough is a town on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia; approximately three hours' drive from Melbourne.HistoryThe town was believed to have been founded when the schooner SS Schomberg was wrecked in the middle of the 19th century, though the town was not sufficiently populated to justify a Post Office until 10 April 1890. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the views from Timboon Rail Trestle Bridge, let the kids burn off some steam at Peterborough Foreshore Playground, and then explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Peterborough online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Peterborough takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Peterborough

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Timboon Rail Trestle Bridge
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Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs
Timboon Rail Trestle Bridge ©
Timboon Rail Trestle Bridge

2
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 3rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation, trek along Mait's Rest, and then cruise along Great Ocean Road. On the next day, trek along Great Ocean Walk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Otway National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Peterborough to Apollo Bay takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Lorne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Great Otway National Park, Cape Otway Lightstation
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Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road
Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

2
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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Lower and Upper Kalimna Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sheoak Falls, and then take in the waterfront at The Lorne Pier.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lorne trip maker tool .

Take a bus from Apollo Bay to Lorne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Lorne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Torquay.

Things to do in Lorne

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll around Torquay Foreshore Play Park, take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Torquay tour planning site .

Traveling by bus from Lorne to Torquay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Torquay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Point Danger Lookout ©
Point Danger Lookout

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