3 days in Orbost & Caloundra Itinerary

3 days in Orbost & Caloundra Itinerary

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3 days in Orbost & Caloundra Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  5​h 30​min
— Few hours
Drive:  13​h 30​min
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Melbourne


Orbost ©
Orbost is a town in the Shire of East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 375km east of Melbourne and 235km south of Canberra where the Princes Highway crosses the Snowy River. To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orbost day trip planning app .

Melbourne to Orbost is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Orbost

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Snowy River Marlo
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Youngs Creek Falls ©
Youngs Creek Falls


Caloundra ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, then admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls, and then admire the natural beauty at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach and then stroll through Kings Beach.

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You can drive from Orbost to Caloundra in 18 hours. In May in Caloundra, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kondalilla Falls, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Mooloolaba Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls