12 days in Port Campbell, Torquay & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Port Campbell, Torquay & Melbourne Itinerary

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Port Campbell
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Torquay
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Melbourne
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, then explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, and then head outdoors with The Arch. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Apostle Whey Cheese, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip planner.

Melbourne to Port Campbell is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Childer's Cove, Bay of Martyrs
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The Arch ©
The Arch
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Apostle Whey Cheese ©
Apostle Whey Cheese

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Bendigo Woollen Mills, then view the masterpieces at Geelong Gallery, then kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Barwon Park. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Fort Queenscliff Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, and then tee off at Anglesea Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay route planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Geelong, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Bendigo Woollen Mills, Fort Queenscliff Museum, Barwon Park
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Fort Queenscliff Museum ©
Fort Queenscliff Museum
Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at Brighton Beach and St. Kilda Beach. Get outdoors at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery (in Yarra Glen), Daylesford (The Mill Markets, Lake Daylesford, &more) and Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Rye Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, and take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planning app.

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Daylesford, Rye Beach, Brighton Beach, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Point Nepean National Park
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©

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