16 days in Great Ocean Road, Grampians & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Great Ocean Road, Grampians & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Great Ocean Road, Grampians & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Halls Gap
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Melbourne
— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lorne Beach and Erskine Falls. Visiting Bells Beach and The Great Ocean Road will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet) and Teddy's Lookout (in Lorne). There's more to do: stop by Anglesea Surf Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Torquay journey maker site .

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Torquay due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in May, things will get colder in Torquay: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse, Anglesea Surf Centre
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Ocean Walk and Mait's Rest. Escape the urban bustle at Loch Ard Gorge and The Twelve Apostles. Change things up with these side-trips from Apollo Bay: Port Campbell (Port Campbell National Park, Gibsons Steps, & more). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout and stop by Karmic Goat Soapworks.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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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 25th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, then make a trip to The Grotto, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Logan's Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then head off the coast to Griffiths Island, and finally stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool itinerary planner .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Griffiths Island
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

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nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
J Ward Museum Complex and Ararat Gallery TAMA will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Halls Gap Zoo and Best's Wines Great Western. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halls Gap: Mountainside Wines (in Warrak), Grampians Estate Cellar Door (in Great Western) and Taltarni Vineyards (in Moonambel). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Pomonal Estate, tee off at Grampians Adventure Golf, and view the masterpieces at James McMurtrie.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Halls Gap tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Warrnambool to Halls Gap by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Wineries Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ararat, Great Western, Taltarni Vineyards, Mountainside Wines
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Taltarni Vineyards ©
Taltarni Vineyards
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo
J Ward Museum Complex ©
J Ward Museum Complex

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Art Gallery of Ballarat will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eastern Beach Reserve and St Paul's Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Ballarat to see Ballarat Wildlife Park about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip site .

Getting from Halls Gap to Melbourne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
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