12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Port MacDonnell
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cape Bridgewater
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Lorne
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
8
Torquay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

1
night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, do a tasting at Wangolina, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Robe Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Robe trip maker app .

Adelaide to Robe is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Port MacDonnell.

Things to do in Robe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Beachport Surf Beach
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Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines
Wangolina ©
Wangolina

few
hours
Port MacDonnell

Port MacDonnell
Port MacDonnell is the southernmost town in South Australia. To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port MacDonnell trip planner .

You can drive from Robe to Port MacDonnell in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 11th (Mon), you're off toCape Bridgewater.

Things to do in Port MacDonnell

Parks Museums Nature
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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. To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Bridgewater trip maker .

You can drive from Port MacDonnell to Cape Bridgewater in 1.5 hours. February in Cape Bridgewater sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. You'll set off for Port Fairy on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Cape Bridgewater

Parks Wildlife Nature
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1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): do a tasting at Basalt Wines and then head off the coast to Griffiths Island.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Fairy day trip tool .

Drive from Cape Bridgewater to Port Fairy in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Basalt Wines
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Basalt Wines ©
Basalt Wines

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and then head outdoors with The Arch.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Port Fairy to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Martyrs
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The Arch ©
The Arch
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs
The Razorback ©
The Razorback

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Johanna Beach and Great Otway National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Triplet Falls and The Redwoods. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Little Aire Falls and admire all the interesting features of Karmic Goat Soapworks.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Apollo Bay tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Lorne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Great Otway National Park, Johanna Beach
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Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls
Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park
The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods

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hours
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lorne trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Lorne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Lorne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Lorne

Nature Parks
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Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

few
hours
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.
To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Lorne to Torquay in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Torquay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for Melbourne on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Tours
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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Daylesford and Brighton Beach. You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Catani Gardens. Change things up with a short trip to The Mill Markets in Daylesford (about 1h 50 min away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity College Chapel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne holiday tool .

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St Kilda, Daylesford, Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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