6 days in Australia Itinerary

6 days in Australia Itinerary

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6 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Ouyen
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sea Lake
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Swan Hill
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Echuca
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Ballarat
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Lavers Hill
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Princetown
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Port Fairy
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
11
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Naracoorte
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
End: Adelaide

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Ouyen

Ouyen
Ouyen is a town in Victoria, Australia, located in the Rural City of Mildura at the junction of the Calder Highway and Mallee Highway, 105km south of Mildura and 441km north-west of Melbourne. To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Ouyen journey planner .

Adelaide to Ouyen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Adelaide, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ouyen, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 21°C. You will leave for Sea Lake on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Ouyen

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Sea Lake

Sea Lake
Sea Lake is a town in the Mallee district of north-west Victoria, Australia and is situated on the southern shores of Lake Tyrrell. To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sea Lake travel route planner .

Getting from Ouyen to Sea Lake by car takes about an hour. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Swan Hill.

Things to do in Sea Lake

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Swan Hill

Swan Hill
Swan Hill is a city in the northwest of Victoria, Australia on the Murray Valley Highway and on the south bank of the Murray River, downstream from the junction of the Loddon River. To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Swan Hill trip maker tool .

You can drive from Sea Lake to Swan Hill in an hour. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Echuca.

Things to do in Swan Hill

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Echuca online tour planner .

Getting from Swan Hill to Echuca by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Echuca

Historic Sites Parks
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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You've now added Sovereign Hill to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ballarat road trip planner .

Drive from Echuca to Ballarat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Lavers Hill.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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Lavers Hill

Lavers Hill ©
Lavers Hill is a town in Victoria, Australia, located 48km inland from Port Campbell and 48km from Apollo Bay. To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lavers Hill trip planner .

Drive from Ballarat to Lavers Hill in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Princetown.

Things to do in Lavers Hill

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Johanna Beach
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Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

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Princetown

Princetown ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Gibsons Steps, take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then make a trip to The Grotto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

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You can drive from Lavers Hill to Princetown in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Bay of Islands
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Warrnambool online tour planner .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Princetown to Warrnambool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Beaches Historic Sites Outdoors

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Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island
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Port Fairy

Port Fairy
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Fairy trip planning app .

Port Fairy is just a short distance from Warrnambool. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel to Portland.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Port Fairy to Portland in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Portland are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites
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Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse

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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Before you visit Mount Gambier, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Portland to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake

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Naracoorte

Naracoorte ©
Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. You've now added Naracoorte Caves National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): do a tasting at Wynns Coonawarra Estate and then explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Naracoorte trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Wynns Coonawarra Estate
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate

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