13 days in Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

13 days in Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

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13 days in Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Princetown
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
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.
Attractions like The Enchanted Adventure Garden and Bells Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Erskine Falls (in Lorne), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Portsea Back Beach (in Portsea). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Torquay online trip builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Torquay is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Torquay. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Torquay: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Princetown.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Eastern Beach Reserve, Erskine Falls, Portsea Back Beach
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, get great views at Twelve Apostles, and then kick back and relax at Wreck Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

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You can drive from Torquay to Princetown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Wreck Beach
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Wreck Beach ©
Wreck Beach

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the activities along Bay of Islands, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Logan's Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Griffiths Island
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

5
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 14th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Warrnambool to Melbourne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums

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

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