7 days in Geelong & Townsville Itinerary

7 days in Geelong & Townsville Itinerary

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7 days in Geelong & Townsville Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
train:  1​h
1
Geelong
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
2
Townsville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Visit Sovereign Hill and Kryal Castle for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at The Great Ocean Road and Great Ocean Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet), Erskine Falls (in Lorne) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geelong sightseeing planner .

Melbourne to Geelong is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. September in Geelong sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Great Ocean Walk, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Erskine Falls, Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

3
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Get in touch with nature at The Strand and Castle Hill. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alligator Falls Track.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Townsville online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Geelong to Townsville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Geelong in September: highs in Townsville hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Alligator Falls Track
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Scuba & Snorkeling

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