6 days in Taylors Lakes, Ballarat & Grampians Itinerary

6 days in Taylors Lakes, Ballarat & Grampians Itinerary

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6 days in Taylors Lakes, Ballarat & Grampians Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Taylors Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Great Western
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

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Taylors Lakes

Taylors Lakes ©
Taylors Lakes is a suburb 23 km north-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located within the City of Brimbank local government area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grampians. On the 13th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grampians, then walk around Woodlands Park, and then stop by The Sun Bookshop. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo, then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Gem Pier.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Taylors Lakes trip planner .

Adelaide to Taylors Lakes is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Adelaide in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Taylors Lakes, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Taylors Lakes

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gem Pier, St. Kilda Beach, Grampians, Woodlands Park, The Sun Bookshop
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Woodlands Park ©
Woodlands Park

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
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Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Augustine's Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Ballarat trip planner .

You can drive from Taylors Lakes to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Great Western.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Augustine's Church, Spas
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Spas
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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Great Western

Great Western ©
Best's Wines Great Western has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Bunjil's Shelter, do a tasting at Grampians Estate Cellar Door, then learn about winemaking at Grampians Estate, and finally do a tasting at Best's Wines Great Western.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Great Western road trip planner .

Getting from Ballarat to Great Western by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Great Western

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bunjil's Shelter
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Best's Wines Great Western ©
Best's Wines Great Western
Grampians Estate Cellar Door ©
Grampians Estate Cellar Door
Grampians Estate ©
Grampians Estate

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Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grampians Peaks Trail, Pomonal Estate, Silverband Falls, and other attractions. On the 18th (Mon), get great views at Boroka Lookout, take in the dramatic scenery at Silverband Falls, learn about winemaking at Pomonal Estate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grampians Peaks Trail, then get to know the resident critters at Halls Gap Zoo, and finally hike along The Pinnacle.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Halls Gap visit planner.

Halls Gap is just a short distance from Great Western. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

MacKenzie Falls
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo
Boroka Lookout ©
Boroka Lookout

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