8 days in Melbourne & Halls Gap Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Halls Gap Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Halls Gap Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Halls Gap
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Dandenong Ranges National Park. For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery of Ballarat or Degraves Street. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park (in Chewton) and Geelong (St Mary of the Angels & Eastern Beach Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In October in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Geelong, Ballarat, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

3
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Grampians National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Grampians National Park. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, do a tasting at Grampians Estate, Great Western Wine Centre, then learn about winemaking at Grampians Estate Cellar Door, and finally admire the sheer force of Fish Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Halls Gap trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Halls Gap by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Great Western, Grampians National Park, Stawell Gift Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
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Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Grampians Estate ©
Grampians Estate
Fish Falls ©
Fish Falls

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