13 days in Melbourne, Torquay & Barwon Heads Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne, Torquay & Barwon Heads Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne, Torquay & Barwon Heads Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Barwon Heads
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Head to Melbourne Central and Southgate Melbournefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Y Water Discovery Centre (in Yea), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and shop like a local with The White Room Interiors.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, St. Kilda Beach, Y Water Discovery Centre, The Great Ocean Road
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines ©
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

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.
Saltair Spa Retreat Torquay has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, then make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, and finally soothe aching muscles at Saltair Spa Retreat Torquay. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay road trip planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barwon Heads.

Things to do in Torquay

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Saltair Spa Retreat Torquay ©
Saltair Spa Retreat Torquay
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

3
nights
Barwon Heads

Barwon Heads ©
Barwon Heads is a coastal township on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Bells Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, and finally look for gifts at Merricks General Store.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read Barwon Heads trip planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Barwon Heads in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barwon Heads

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Torquay, Merricks General Store, Swim with Dolphins, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Merricks General Store ©
Merricks General Store

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