49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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49 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mount Gambier
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Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Port MacDonnell
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Mount Gambier
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Dartmoor
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Hamilton
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Penshurst
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Camperdown
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Mortlake
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Colac
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Beeac
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Ballarat
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
12
Creswick
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
13
Daylesford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
14
Lancefield
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
15
Kilmore
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
16
Whittlesea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
17
Coldstream
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
18
Mount Dandenong
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
19
Belgrave
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
20
Cranbourne
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
21
Bonbeach
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
22
Brighton
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
23
Elwood
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
End: Melbourne

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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Gambier: Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte), Penola (Petticoat Lane & Raidis Estate) and Robe Beach (in Robe). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Schank, Head underground at Engelbrecht Cave, and appreciate the views at The Valley Lake.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mount Gambier trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mount Gambier. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Port MacDonnell.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Penola, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Robe Beach, Naracoorte Caves National Park
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
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Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park

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Port MacDonnell

Port MacDonnell ©
Port MacDonnell is the southernmost town in South Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port MacDonnell: Cape Banks Lighthouse (in Carpenter's Rocks) and Donovans Landing (in Nelson). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Ewens Pond, take in the pleasant sights at Cape Northumberland, examine the collection at The Port MacDonnell and District Maritime Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Germein Reserve.

Plan a Port MacDonnell trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Port MacDonnell is just a short distance from Mount Gambier. August in Port MacDonnell sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port MacDonnell

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cape Banks Lighthouse, Donovans Landing
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:
Highlights from your plan
Ewens Pond ©
Ewens Pond
Little Blue Lake ©
Little Blue Lake

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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier
To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip planner .

Mount Gambier is just a stone's throw from Port MacDonnell. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Dartmoor.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

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Dartmoor

Dartmoor
Dartmoor is a rural township on the Princes Highway and the Glenelg River between Heywood and the South Australian border, in southwestern Victoria. On the 4th (Fri), make a trip to Dartmoor and district Avenue of Honour.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dartmoor travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Dartmoor takes an hour. September in Dartmoor sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton.
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

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Hamilton

Hamilton ©
Hamilton is a large town in south-western Victoria, Australia, at the intersection of the Glenelg Highway and the Henty Highway. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Pierrepoint Wines. On your second day here, tee off at Grampians Adventure Golf, stroll through The Pinnacle, and then take some stellar pictures from Boroka Lookout.

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You can drive from Dartmoor to Hamilton in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Penshurst.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Halls Gap, Pierrepoint Wines
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo
Nigretta Falls ©
Nigretta Falls

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Penshurst

Penshurst ©
Penshurst is a town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Penshurst Wetlands Public Gardens and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Rouse.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Penshurst holiday planner .

Penshurst is just a stone's throw from Hamilton. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Camperdown.

Things to do in Penshurst

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rouse ©
Mount Rouse
Penshurst Wetlands Public Gardens ©
Penshurst Wetlands Public Gardens

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Camperdown

Camperdown ©
Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Camperdown: Berry World (in Timboon) and Childer's Cove (in The Cove). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Gnotuk Lookout, appreciate the history behind Manifold Clock Tower, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Leura lookout.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Camperdown journey website .

Drive from Penshurst to Camperdown in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mortlake.

Things to do in Camperdown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Childer's Cove, Berry World
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mt Leura lookout ©
Mt Leura lookout
Lake Bullen Merri ©
Lake Bullen Merri
Manifold Clock Tower ©
Manifold Clock Tower

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Mortlake

Mortlake
Mortlake is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia on the Hamilton Highway, 50km north-east of Warrnambool. To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mortlake trip itinerary builder tool .

Mortlake is very close to Camperdown. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Colac.

Things to do in Mortlake

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

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Colac

Colac ©
Colac is a small city in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, approximately 150 kilometres south-west of Melbourne on the southern shore of Lake Colac and the surrounding volcanic plains, approximately 40km inland from Bass Strait. Venture out of the city with trips to Beech Forest (Hopetoun Falls, Beauchamp Falls, & more), Barwon Park (in Winchelsea) and Otway Blueberries (in Gellibrand). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Colac Botanic Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Red Rock Theatre and Gallery, let little ones run wild at Lake Colac, and stroll around Memorial Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Colac online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Mortlake to Colac in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Colac are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Beeac.

Things to do in Colac

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Barwon Park, Tarndie, Otway Blueberries, Otway Estate Brewery Outlet
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Colac Botanic Gardens ©
Colac Botanic Gardens
Red Rock ©
Red Rock
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls

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Beeac

Beeac ©
Beeac is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. Step out of Beeac to go to Inverleigh and see Inverleigh Flora Reserve, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: make a trip to Beeac Windmill Park.

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Beeac is just a stone's throw from Colac. In September in Beeac, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will leave for Ballarat on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Beeac

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Inverleigh Flora Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Beeac Windmill Park ©
Beeac Windmill Park

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballarat: Ararat (Ghost & Vampire Tours, J Ward Museum Complex, & more) and Stawell Gift Hall of Fame (in Stawell). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, don't miss a visit to Lydiard Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ballarat journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Beeac to Ballarat takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Ballarat are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Creswick.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ararat, Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, Kryal Castle
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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Creswick

Creswick ©
Creswick is a town in west-central Victoria, Australia 18 kilometres north of Ballarat and 129 km northwest of Melbourne, in the Shire of Hepburn. On the 29th (Tue), make a trip to Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings, then get some fabulous bargains at Creswick Woollen Mills, and then explore by horseback at Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Creswick tour planning tool .

Creswick is just a short distance from Ballarat. In September, daytime highs in Creswick are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Daylesford.

Things to do in Creswick

Shopping Trails Parks

Side Trips

Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Creswick Woollen Mills ©
Creswick Woollen Mills
Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides ©
Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides

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Daylesford

Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
On the 29th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Stony Creek Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Mill Markets, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Daylesford route planner.

Daylesford is just a short distance from Creswick. September in Daylesford sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Lancefield.

Things to do in Daylesford

Shopping Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford
Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens ©
Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens

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Lancefield

Lancefield
Lancefield is a town in the Shire of Macedon Ranges local government area in Victoria, Australia 73km north of the state capital, Melbourne and had a population of 2,357 at the 2011 census.HistoryThe area was used by the indigenous aboriginal people as a quarry site for the manufacture of stone axes and was first settled by European squatters in 1837. For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lancefield trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Daylesford to Lancefield in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Lancefield can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 17th (Thu), you're off toKilmore.

Things to do in Lancefield

Shopping Wineries Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

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Kilmore

Kilmore ©
Kilmore is a town in the Australian state of Victoria. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Kilmore Catholic Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Kilmore Old Courthouse Gallery, and then walk around Hadfield Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilmore tour planner .

Kilmore is just a short distance from Lancefield. October in Kilmore sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Whittlesea.

Things to do in Kilmore

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hadfield Park
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmore Catholic Cemetery ©
Kilmore Catholic Cemetery

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Whittlesea

Whittlesea ©
Whittlesea is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Whittlesea is known for theme parks, nature, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Kinglake National Park, play a few rounds at Mandalay Golf Course, look for all kinds of wild species at Mason Falls Picnic Ground, and walk around Mt Sugarloaf.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Whittlesea trip itinerary tool .

Whittlesea is just a stone's throw from Kilmore. In October, daytime highs in Whittlesea are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coldstream.

Things to do in Whittlesea

Parks Wildlife Golf

Side Trips

Kinglake, Growling Frog Golf Course, Mandalay Golf Course
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kinglake National Park ©
Kinglake National Park
Toorourrong Reservoir Park ©
Toorourrong Reservoir Park
Mandalay Golf Course ©
Mandalay Golf Course

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Coldstream

Coldstream ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Napoleone, learn about winemaking at Punt Road Wines, then stop by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, and finally do a tasting at Coombe Yarra Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Rochford Wines Yarra Valley, learn about winemaking at Dominique Portet Winery, and then do a tasting at Domaine Chandon Winery.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coldstream route planner .

Getting from Whittlesea to Coldstream by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Mount Dandenong.

Things to do in Coldstream

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Coombe Yarra Valley ©
Coombe Yarra Valley
Napoleone ©
Napoleone

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Mount Dandenong

Mount Dandenong ©
Mount Dandenong is both a mountain and a small township/suburb of Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 35km east from Melbourne's central business district. On the 8th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Blue Hills Berries and Cherries, admire the natural beauty at Tesselaar, then steep yourself in history at William Ricketts Sanctuary, and finally let little ones run wild at Montrose Community Playground and Recreation Reserve. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Marie Wallace Park, then visit Croydon Main Street, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tarralla Creek Trail.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Mount Dandenong trip planner .

Mount Dandenong is very close to Coldstream. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Belgrave.

Things to do in Mount Dandenong

Parks Fun & Games Trails

Side Trips

Croydon, Silvan, Liverpool rd retarding basin, Montrose Community Playground and Recreation Reserve, Marie Wallace Park
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Tesselaar ©
Tesselaar
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Marie Wallace Park ©
Marie Wallace Park

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Belgrave

Belgrave ©
Belgrave is known for outdoors, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park, identify plant and animal life at Tim Neville Arboretum, admire the natural beauty at Wilson Botanic Park, and relax in the rural setting at Chesterfield Farm.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Belgrave trip itinerary planning tool .

Belgrave is very close to Mount Dandenong. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cranbourne.

Things to do in Belgrave

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Scoresby, Ferntree Gully, Rowville, Wilson Botanic Park, Lysterfield Park
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Wilson Botanic Park ©
Wilson Botanic Park
Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park ©
Lysterfield Park ©
Lysterfield Park

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Cranbourne

Cranbourne
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cranbourne road trip app .

Drive from Belgrave to Cranbourne in an hour. Traveling from Belgrave in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Cranbourne. On the 14th (Wed), you're off toBonbeach.

Things to do in Cranbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Bonbeach

Bonbeach ©
On the 14th (Wed), stroll around The Beauty Spot, then identify plant and animal life at Seaford Foreshore Reserve, then have some family-friendly fun at Gravity Zone, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chelsea Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Carrum Beach and then enjoy some diversion at Oz Shooting.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bonbeach itinerary planning website .

Bonbeach is just a short distance from Cranbourne. In October, daily temperatures in Bonbeach can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brighton.

Things to do in Bonbeach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carrum Downs, Seaford, Carrum Beach, Chelsea Beach
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Seaford Foreshore Reserve ©
Seaford Foreshore Reserve
Gravity Zone ©
Gravity Zone
The Beauty Spot ©
The Beauty Spot

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Brighton

On the 28th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Brighton trip planner .

You can drive from Bonbeach to Brighton in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Elwood.

Things to do in Brighton

Spas
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Spas

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Elwood

Elwood
To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Elwood route planner.

Elwood is just a stone's throw from Brighton. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Elwood

Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

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