12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
train:  1​h
1
Geelong
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Ocean Grove
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cape Otway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geelong: Ballarat (Sovereign Hill, Ballarat Wildlife Park, & more) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Geelong Botanical Gardens, get outside with Geelong Adventure Specialists, and have some family-friendly fun at Next Level Skirmish.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Geelong day trip tool .

Melbourne to Geelong is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. November in Geelong sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Ocean Grove.

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

1
night
Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove ©
Ocean Grove is a seaside town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Bellarine Peninsula. On the 16th (Sat), take in the waterfront activity at Queenscliff Harbour, then make a trip to The Rip, then see the interesting displays at Fort Queenscliff Museum, and finally stroll around Buckley Park Foreshore Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocean Grove vacation planning app .

Ocean Grove is just a short distance from Geelong. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Ocean Grove

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Queenscliff
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Buckley Park Foreshore Reserve ©
Buckley Park Foreshore Reserve
Fort Queenscliff Museum ©
Fort Queenscliff Museum
Queenscliff Harbour ©
Queenscliff Harbour

3
nights
Cape Otway

Cape Otway ©
Explore Cape Otway's surroundings by going to Port Campbell (Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, & more) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah).

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Otway online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Ocean Grove to Cape Otway takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Cape Otway

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Lorne (Erskine Falls & Teddy's Lookout) and Great Escape Books (in Aireys Inlet). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road, take in the exciting artwork at Surfcoastimages Gallery, see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum, and appreciate the history behind Bunyip Sculpture.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Torquay trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Cape Otway to Torquay in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Torquay are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lorne, Aireys Inlet
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

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