8 days in Melbourne & Flinders Ranges and Outback Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Flinders Ranges and Outback Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Flinders Ranges and Outback Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
End: Sydney

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Koala Conservation Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Phillip Island Wildlife Park (in Cowes) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda beach.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online journey planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowes, The Great Ocean Road, Kalang Park, St. Kilda Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Coober Pedy takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Coober Pedy: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine

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