14 days in Grampians, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

14 days in Grampians, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

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14 days in Grampians, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Halls Gap
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Torquay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
On the 9th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Halls Gap Zoo and then get great views at Boroka Lookout.

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Singapore, Singapore to Halls Gap is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo
Boroka Lookout ©
Boroka Lookout

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, and finally don't miss a visit to The Grotto. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

The Grotto, Griffiths Island
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 12th (Thu), trek along Great Ocean Walk, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, and then get great views at Mariners Lookout.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay route planning tool .

Drive from Warrnambool to Apollo Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

4
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.
Relax by the water at Lorne Beach and Bells Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary and Panorama Garden Estate. Venture out of the city with trips to Pearses Beach (in Blairgowrie), Banks Road Vineyard (in Bellarine) and Lorne (Erskine Falls & Teddy's Lookout). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Torquay trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Panorama Garden Estate, Pearses Beach, Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, Banks Road Vineyard
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Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Frankston Beach and St Paul's Cathedral. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Melbourne Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat Botanical Gardens (in Ballarat), Brighton Beach (in Brighton) and St Augustine's Church (in Creswick). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at ArtVo, and kick back and relax at Fossil Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, Frankston Beach, Fossil Beach, Brighton Beach, St Augustine's Church
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
ArtVo ©
ArtVo

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