8 days in Greater Melbourne, Phillip Island & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

8 days in Greater Melbourne, Phillip Island & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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8 days in Greater Melbourne, Phillip Island & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h
1
Brunswick
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Brunswick

Brunswick ©
Brunswick is an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, north of Melbourne's central business district. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get some fabulous bargains at DFO - Direct Factory Outlet, stroll around Brunswick park, and then stop by Hahndorf's Chocolates.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brunswick trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Brunswick is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Brunswick. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Brunswick to be colder, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Brunswick

Shopping Parks

Side Trips

DFO - Direct Factory Outlet, Hahndorf's Chocolates
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Brunswick park ©
Brunswick park

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): head off the coast to Churchill Island, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and finally browse for treasures at Cowes Bazaar and Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, then step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes route planning app .

Getting from Brunswick to Cowes by car takes about 2 hours. October in Cowes sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Newhaven, Churchill Island, The Nobbies Centre, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge, and then kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip planner .

You can drive from Cowes to Port Campbell in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to St Kilda.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©
Apostle Whey Cheese ©
Apostle Whey Cheese

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. On the 25th (Fri), revel in the low prices at Luxe Fashion Studio, then buy something for everyone on your list at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and finally kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Port Campbell to St Kilda takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in St Kilda are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, Luxe Fashion Studio, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

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