14 days in Grampians, Cowes & Melbourne Itinerary

14 days in Grampians, Cowes & Melbourne Itinerary

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Halls Gap
— 4 nights
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Moonambel
— 1 night
Drive
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Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Halls Gap

— 4 nights
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Explore Halls Gap's surroundings by going to Ararat (Ararat Gallery TAMA & Montara Winery), Best's Wines Great Western (in Great Western) and Horsham (Wimmera River, Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk, &more). The adventure continues: trek along The Pinnacle, take in the dramatic scenery at Burrong Falls, head outdoors with Venture, and take some stellar pictures from Reed Lookout.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Halls Gap planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Halls Gap is an approximately 108-hour travel. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Moonambel.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Moonambel

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): do a tasting at Summerfield Cellar Door, learn about winemaking at Taltarni Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Dalwhinnie Wines, and finally relax in the rural setting at Redbank Alpacas.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Moonambel online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Halls Gap to Moonambel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Moonambel

Wineries

Side Trip

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Cowes

— 2 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, head off the coast to Churchill Island, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cowes road trip planning tool.

Getting from Moonambel to Cowes by car takes about 4 hours. In November in Cowes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

Melbourne

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel route builder site.

Getting from Cowes to Melbourne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Tours
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Grampians travel guide

4.5
Hiking Trails · Zoos · Lookouts
Also known as Gariwerd, the Grampians National Park made it on the Australian National Heritage List for its stunning indigenous rock art and majestic natural wonders. Apart from the rock art, the area is relatively untouched. Go to see the vast array of wildflowers. This is the home of the "Grampian Wave." This isn't a wave that needs water: It's a wind wave. This strange phenomenon happens when westerly winds hit the ridge at a right angle and push paragliders as high as 8,500 m (28,000 ft). In 2006, bushfires destroyed almost half the park, but only a few months after nature began to regenerate and visitors returned in full force.

Phillip Island travel guide

4.2
Wildlife Areas · Islands · Zoos
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.