12 days in Ballarat & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Ballarat & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Ballarat & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Ballarat
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 9 nights
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 1st (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, and then pause for some photo ops at Chinese Open Monument.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballarat day trip planner.

Melbourne to Ballarat is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spas & Wellness, St Augustine's Church
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Y Water Discovery Centre (in Yea). Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Ballarat to Melbourne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Hanging Rock Reserve, Y Water Discovery Centre
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach

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