12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Ventnor
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Newhaven
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


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4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

In April, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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 26th (Fri): find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, learn about winemaking at Purple Hen Winery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then enjoy some diversion at Dinosaur World, and then admire all the interesting features of Rain, Hayne and Shine Farmyard.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cowes road trip site .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Cowes are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dinosaur World, Rain, Hayne and Shine Farmyard, Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

1
night
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
On the 28th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and then meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Flinders pier, then hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Flinders Blowhole, and finally head outdoors with The Nobbies.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ventnor trip planning tool .

Ventnor is just a stone's throw from Cowes. April in Ventnor sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Newhaven.

Things to do in Ventnor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Flinders, The Nobbies, The Nobbies Centre
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The Nobbies ©
The Nobbies
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Flinders Blowhole ©
Flinders Blowhole

3
nights
Newhaven

Newhaven ©
Newhaven is a town in southern Victoria, in the south Gippsland region. On the 30th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, then explore and take pictures at State Coal Mine, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally Head underground at Forrest Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with San Remo Fisherman's Co-op and Pelican Parade, then admire all the interesting features of Churchill Island Heritage Farm, then don't miss a visit to Amess House, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island.

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Newhaven is just a short distance from Ventnor. In April in Newhaven, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newhaven

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Phillip Island, Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Maru Koala and Animal Park, State Coal Mine
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Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island
Forrest Caves ©
Forrest Caves
Maru Koala and Animal Park ©
Maru Koala and Animal Park

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