12 days in Melbourne, Great Ocean Road & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne, Great Ocean Road & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne, Great Ocean Road & Mornington Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Carrum Downs
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 23rd (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Lygon Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Singapore, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): play a few rounds at Anglesea Golf Club and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Torquay, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Carrum Downs.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Erskine Falls, Anglesea Golf Club, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

1
day
Carrum Downs

Carrum Downs ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Frankston Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Carrum Downs trip builder .

You can drive from Torquay to Carrum Downs in 2 hours. In November in Carrum Downs, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Carrum Downs

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Frankston, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Spas & Wellness

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Otway National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Apollo Bay vacation planning site .

You can drive from Carrum Downs to Apollo Bay in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Nature Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Otway National Park
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Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 29th (Thu), explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, then get outside with The Arch, and then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating landscape at Simpson Desert, admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps, and then kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Campbell journey builder site .

Getting from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Simpson Desert, Bay of Martyrs
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Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 1st (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, then contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Foreshore Promenade. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Logan's Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, and then explore the activities along Bay of Islands.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool journey app .

Traveling by bus from Port Campbell to Warrnambool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Childer's Cove, Griffiths Island
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach

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