16 days in Melbourne, Torquay & Apollo Bay Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne, Torquay & Apollo Bay Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne, Torquay & Apollo Bay Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Dedicate the 1st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 29th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne visit planner .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Great Ocean Road, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): experience rural life at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, kick back and relax at Bells Beach, then hike along Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, then take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Road, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Torquay travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, Erskine Falls
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Great Ocean Walk has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to The Grotto. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, then make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Ocean Walk.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You will leave for home on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Cape Otway Lightstation, Twelve Apostles
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

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