6 days in Greater Melbourne & Grampians Itinerary

6 days in Greater Melbourne & Grampians Itinerary

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6 days in Greater Melbourne & Grampians Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
1
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Halls Gap
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Step off the beaten path and head to Elwood Beach and Chelsea Beach. Visit Abbotsford Convent and Overnewton Castle for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Kilda: Carrum Beach (in Carrum) and Blackburn Lake Sanctuary (in Blackburn). It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Cheap AZ Travel and pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Anglican Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St Kilda holiday planner.

Sydney to St Kilda is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and tram; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in St Kilda when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Halls Gap.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, St John's Anglican Church, Overnewton Castle, Abbotsford Convent, Elwood Beach
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Elwood Beach ©
Elwood Beach
Chelsea Beach ©
Chelsea Beach
Abbotsford Convent ©
Abbotsford Convent

3
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Reed Lookout, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Ngamadjidj Shelter, steep yourself in history at Heatherlie Quarry, then get great views at The Balconies, and finally trek along Chatauqua Peak.

Before you visit Halls Gap, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from St Kilda to Halls Gap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, train, and bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Balconies, Ngamadjidj Shelter, MacKenzie Falls, Heatherlie Quarry
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MacKenzie Falls ©
MacKenzie Falls
Heatherlie Quarry ©
Heatherlie Quarry
Climbing Tours

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