12 days in Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + bus:  14​h
1
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Newhaven
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
On the 6th (Fri), tee off at Anglesea Golf Club and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Road.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary maker app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Torquay is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, expect Torquay to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newhaven.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Golf

Side Trip

Anglesea Golf Club
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road

3
nights
Newhaven

Newhaven ©
Newhaven is a town in southern Victoria, in the south Gippsland region. Bring the kids along to A Maze'N Things and Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nobbies Centre, get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, and head outdoors with The Nobbies.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Newhaven trip planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Newhaven takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Newhaven

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ventnor, Cowes, Phillip Island, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, The Nobbies Centre
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip app .

You can drive from Newhaven to Melbourne in 2 hours. In September in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sovereign Hill
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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