16 days in Victoria Itinerary

16 days in Victoria Itinerary

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16 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Ventnor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ballarat
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like A Maze'N Things and The Nobbies Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ventnor: The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat) and Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders).

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ventnor travel planner.

Brisbane to Ventnor is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brisbane in June, things will get little chillier in Ventnor: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cowes, Newhaven, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, The Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Churchill Island Marine National Park ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road and then putt your heart out at Bellarine Adventure Golf. On the next day, get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists and then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve.

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

You can drive from Ventnor to Torquay in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, Bellarine Adventure Golf
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 2nd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and then let little ones run wild at Peterborough Foreshore Playground. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge and then explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Twelve Apostles, Peterborough Foreshore Playground
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballarat: Mt. Elephant (in Derrinallum), Spas (in Daylesford) and Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail (in Skipton). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ballarat online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Ballarat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Spas, Mt. Elephant, Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at National Sports Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planner .

You can take a train from Ballarat to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Melbourne are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

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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