5 days in Phillip Island, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

5 days in Phillip Island, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

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5 days in Phillip Island, Great Ocean Road & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Rhyll
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
End: Melbourne

1
day
Rhyll

Rhyll ©
Rhyll is a small fishing town on Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rhyll online vacation planner .

Melbourne to Rhyll is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Rhyll

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Koala Conservation Centre, Forrest Caves
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Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve ©
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Forrest Caves ©
Forrest Caves

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 2nd (Sun), stroll through Great Ocean Walk, then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and then get great views at Mariners Lookout.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay trip planning website .

You can drive from Rhyll to Apollo Bay in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

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

1
night
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 3rd (Mon): get some jogging in at Foreshore Promenade, examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Warrnambool trip planner.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Foreshore Promenade ©
Foreshore Promenade
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve

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night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 4th (Tue), get a taste of local nightlife at Carlton BrewHouse and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Warrnambool to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nightlife Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Carlton BrewHouse
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Carlton BrewHouse ©
Carlton BrewHouse

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