13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  3 h
1
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Bairnsdale
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Buchan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Officer
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Kids will enjoy Norman Beach and Great Prom Walk. Explore hidden gems such as Big Drift and Lilly Pilly Gully. Explore Wilsons Promontory National Park's surroundings by going to Pearl Park (in Foster), Inverloch (Screw Creek Townsend Bluff Estuary Walk & Inverloch Surf Beach) and Venus Bay No. 1 Beach (in Venus Bay). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Picnic Bay, stroll through Darby Beach, trek along Yanakie/Duck Point Loop, and enjoy the sea views from Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilsons Promontory National Park trip planner.

Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Inverloch, Pearl Park, Yanakie/Duck Point Loop, Venus Bay No. 1 Beach, Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:
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Big Drift ©
Big Drift
Picnic Bay
Picnic Bay
Lilly Pilly Gully ©
Lilly Pilly Gully

3
nights
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
Family-friendly places like Ninety Mile Beach Marine National Park and Anderson Inlet will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Omeo Historic Park & Museum and St Mary's Catholic Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Bairnsdale: Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve (in Sale) and Oriental Claims Historic Area (in Omeo). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place, get outside with Mitchell river walk, view the masterpieces at East Gippsland Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Bairnsdale Camping and Outdoors.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bairnsdale trip planner.

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Bairnsdale in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bairnsdale can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Omeo, Anderson Inlet, Mitchell River Silt Jetties, Ninety Mile Beach Marine National Park, Nicholson River Winery
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:
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Oriental Claims Historic Area ©
Oriental Claims Historic Area
Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve ©
Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve
Anderson Inlet ©
Anderson Inlet

1
night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get your game on at Lakes Entrance Mini Golf and Trampolines, stop by Dove and Lyre, take in the views from Cunninghame Arm Footbridge, thentake in panoramic vistas at Myer Street Jetty, thencontemplate the long history of New Works Historic Area, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Entrance Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lakes Entrance trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bairnsdale to Lakes Entrance takes an hour. In June in Lakes Entrance, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Buchan.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:
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Lakes Entrance Beach ©
Lakes Entrance Beach
Cunninghame Arm Footbridge ©
Cunninghame Arm Footbridge
The Entrance Walk ©
The Entrance Walk

3
nights
Buchan

Buchan ©
Buchan is a town in the east Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Conran Nature Trail and Salmon Rocks. Escape the urban bustle at Buchan Caves and Snowy River National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Youngs Creek Falls (in Orbost), Lake Tyers State Park (in Tyers) and Marlo (Yeerung Gorge, Snowy River Marlo, &more).

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Buchan trip planner.

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Buchan in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Officer.

Things to do in Buchan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Marlo, Cape Conran, Youngs Creek Falls, Snowy River National Park, Lake Tyers State Park
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
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Buchan Caves ©
Buchan Caves
Snowy River National Park ©
Snowy River National Park
Lake Tyers State Park ©
Lake Tyers State Park

2
nights
Officer

Officer ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Gumbuya World, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Cannibal, and then learn about all things military at The Light Horse & Field Artillery Museum. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Bunyip State Park, learn about winemaking at D'Angelo Estate Vineyard, thenidentify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Koo Wee Rup Swamp Lookout Tower.

To plan Officer vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Buchan to Officer takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Officer

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mount Cannibal, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Koo Wee Rup Swamp Lookout Tower, The Light Horse & Field Artillery Museum, Gumbuya World
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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D'Angelo Estate Vineyard ©
D'Angelo Estate Vineyard
Gumbuya World ©
Gumbuya World
Mount Cannibal ©
Mount Cannibal

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