8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Murray Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Renmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Arkaroola
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Swan Hill
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Mooroopna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Melbourne

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night
Murray Bridge

Murray Bridge ©
Murray Bridge is a city in the Australian state of South Australia, located 76km east-southeast of the state's capital city, Adelaide, and 77km north of the town of Meningie. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of The Round House 1874-76 and then contemplate the long history of Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Monarto Conservation Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Murray Bridge online route maker .

Melbourne to Murray Bridge is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July, daily temperatures in Murray Bridge can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Renmark.

Things to do in Murray Bridge

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door
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The Round House 1874-76 ©
The Round House 1874-76
Monarto Conservation Park ©
Monarto Conservation Park

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nights
Renmark

Renmark ©
Renmark is a town in South Australia's rural Riverland area, and is located 254 km northeast of Adelaide, on the banks of the River Murray. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): snap pictures at Paringa Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Olivewood Historic Homestead and Museum, then stroll around Bert Dix Memorial Park, then take some stellar pictures from Headings Cliff, and finally don't miss a visit to Lock 5. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Village Historic Loxton, then steep yourself in history at The Pines, Historic House and Garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Martin's Bend Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Renmark road trip planning site .

Drive from Murray Bridge to Renmark in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Arkaroola.

Things to do in Renmark

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Loxton, Martin's Bend Reserve
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Martin's Bend Reserve ©
Martin's Bend Reserve
Bert Dix Memorial Park ©
Bert Dix Memorial Park

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Arkaroola

Arkaroola ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Arkaroola Resort and Wilderness Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Arkaroola trip planning site .

You can drive from Renmark to Arkaroola in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Arkaroola can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Swan Hill.

Things to do in Arkaroola

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary ©
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

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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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Pioneer Animal Nursey Inc and then get outside with Big4 riverside. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Pioneer Settlement, and then see the sky in a new way at Lake Boga Observatory.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Swan Hill trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Arkaroola to Swan Hill takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mooroopna.

Things to do in Swan Hill

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Boga Observatory
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Pioneer Settlement ©
Pioneer Settlement
Lake Boga Observatory ©
Lake Boga Observatory

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Mooroopna

Mooroopna ©
Mooroopna is a rural town located 181km north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cheeky Grog Co., putt your heart out at Fun City Entertainment Complex, then explore and take pictures at Belstack Strawberry Farm, and finally get your game on at SPC KidsTown Adventure Playground.

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Traveling by car from Swan Hill to Mooroopna takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mooroopna are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mooroopna

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kialla, Cheeky Grog Co.
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Fun City Entertainment Complex ©
Fun City Entertainment Complex
Belstack Strawberry Farm ©
Belstack Strawberry Farm
Cheeky Grog Co. ©
Cheeky Grog Co.