8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  9​h
1
Colac
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Perth

1
day
Colac

Colac ©
Colac is a small city in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, approximately 150 kilometres south-west of Melbourne on the southern shore of Lake Colac and the surrounding volcanic plains, approximately 40km inland from Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock, view the masterpieces at Red Rock Theatre and Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Tarndie, then stop by Birregurra Sunday Market, and finally admire the natural beauty at Colac Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Colac trip itinerary site .

Perth to Colac is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Colac is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in May, you will find days in Colac are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Colac

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tarndie, Red Rock Theatre and Gallery, Birregurra Sunday Market
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Colac Botanic Gardens ©
Colac Botanic Gardens
Red Rock ©
Red Rock
Tarndie ©
Tarndie

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 20th (Sun), head off the coast to Griffiths Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Fairy trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colac to Port Fairy in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 21st (Mon), stroll through Great Ocean Walk, take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout, and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Port Fairy to Apollo Bay in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

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

4
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Do your shopping at Tyabb Packing House Antiques and Red Hill Community Market. Take a break from the city and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Lorne Beach (in Lorne), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Heronswood (in Dromana). Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along The Great Ocean Road. There's more to do: enjoy some friendly competition at Oz Tenpin Geelong.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Torquay tour planner.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Torquay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne Beach, Oz Tenpin Geelong, Tyabb Packing House Antiques, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

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