8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Ballarat
— Few hours
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Creswick
— 1 night
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Daylesford
— Few hours
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Malmsbury
— Few hours
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Heathcote
— Few hours
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Echuca
— 1 night
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Creswick
— 1 night
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Daylesford
— Few hours
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Castlemaine
— Few hours
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Bendigo
— Few hours
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Maryborough
— Few hours
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Creswick
— 2 nights
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Ballarat
— Few hours
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Ararat
— Few hours
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Avoca
— Few hours
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Creswick
— 2 nights

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Ballarat

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Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Athletic Club Brewery and then admire the striking features of St Patrick's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ballarat route planner.

Melbourne to Ballarat is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in Ballarat sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Creswick.

Things to do in Ballarat

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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Athletic Club Brewery ©
Athletic Club Brewery
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St Patrick's Cathedral

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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Augustine's Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Anglican Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Creswick trip planner.

Creswick is just a short distance from Ballarat. In July, daily temperatures in Creswick can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Daylesford.

Things to do in Creswick

Historic Sites
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Daylesford

Daylesford
Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Daylesford trip itinerary planning website.

Daylesford is just a short distance from Creswick. In July, daytime highs in Daylesford are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to Malmsbury.

Things to do in Daylesford

Parks · Shopping · Nature
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Malmsbury

Malmsbury ©
Malmsbury is a town in central Victoria, Australia on the Old Calder Highway (C794), 96 km north-west of the state capital, Melbourne and 11 km north-west of Kyneton. On the 10th (Wed), snap pictures at Taradale Viaduct, then do a tasting at Zig Zag Road Wines, and then take in the views from Malmsbury Viaduct.

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Malmsbury is just a stone's throw from Daylesford. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Heathcote.

Things to do in Malmsbury

Wineries

Side Trips

Zig Zag Road Wines, Taradale Viaduct
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Zig Zag Road Wines ©
Zig Zag Road Wines
Malmsbury Viaduct ©
Malmsbury Viaduct
Taradale Viaduct ©
Taradale Viaduct

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Heathcote

Heathcote
Heathcote is a town in central Victoria, Australia, situated on the Northern Highway 110 kilometres north of Melbourne and 40 kilometres south-east of Bendigo via the McIvor Highway. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Mount Ida Lookout.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Heathcote travel route planner.

Getting from Malmsbury to Heathcote by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Heathcote are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Echuca.
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Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. On the 11th (Thu), learn about winemaking at The Old School Winery and Meadery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Five Mile Picnic Area, browse the exhibits of Whistle Stop Studio Gallery, then learn about winemaking at St. Anne's Winery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Echuca planning tool.

You can drive from Heathcote to Echuca in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Creswick.

Things to do in Echuca

Wineries · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Five Mile Picnic Area, The Old School Winery and Meadery
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St. Anne's Winery ©
St. Anne's Winery
Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd ©
Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd

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Creswick

Creswick
For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Creswick trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Echuca to Creswick takes 2.5 hours. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Daylesford.

Things to do in Creswick

Parks · Shopping · Nature
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Daylesford

Daylesford
To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Daylesford day trip planning website.

Daylesford is just a stone's throw from Creswick. You'll set off for Castlemaine on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Daylesford

Parks · Shopping · Nature
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Castlemaine

Castlemaine ©
Castlemaine is a small city in Victoria, Australia, in the goldfields region of Victoria about 120 kilometres northwest by road from Melbourne and about 40 kilometres from the major provincial centre of Bendigo. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Shades Of Gray Studio and Gallery, then stop by Castlemaine Central Wine Store, and then browse the collection at Castlemaine Library.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Castlemaine road trip site.

Castlemaine is very close to Daylesford. In July, daytime highs in Castlemaine are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bendigo.

Things to do in Castlemaine

Shopping · Museums
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Shades Of Gray Studio and Gallery ©
Shades Of Gray Studio and Gallery
Castlemaine Library ©
Castlemaine Library
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Castlemaine Central Wine Store

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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Parky's Wonderland.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bendigo attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Castlemaine to Bendigo takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Maryborough.

Things to do in Bendigo

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Parky's Wonderland
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Parky's Wonderland ©
Parky's Wonderland

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Maryborough

Maryborough
Maryborough is a small town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Pyrenees Highway, 58km north of Ballarat, 168km north-west of Melbourne, in the Shire of Central Goldfields. To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Maryborough online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Maryborough takes an hour. You'll set off for Creswick on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Maryborough

Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Creswick

Creswick ©
On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Lee Medlyn Home of Bottle, learn about winemaking at Eastern Peake Vineyard, contemplate the waterfront views at St George's Lake, then look for gifts at Cottage Mart, and finally examine the collection at Creswick Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Creswick online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Maryborough to Creswick in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Creswick

Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

The Lee Medlyn Home of Bottle, Eastern Peake Vineyard
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The Lee Medlyn Home of Bottle ©
The Lee Medlyn Home of Bottle
St George's Lake ©
St George's Lake
Creswick Museum ©
Creswick Museum

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Ballarat

Ballarat
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballarat online tour itinerary planner.

Ballarat is very close to Creswick. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Ararat.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
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Ararat

Ararat ©
Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about 198km west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, see the interesting displays at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, then explore the world behind art at Ararat Gallery TAMA, and finally stroll around Soldiers Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ararat holiday website.

Drive from Ballarat to Ararat in 1.5 hours. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Avoca.

Things to do in Ararat

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Stawell Gift Hall of Fame
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Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre ©
Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre
Ararat Gallery TAMA ©
Ararat Gallery TAMA
Stawell Gift Hall of Fame ©
Stawell Gift Hall of Fame

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Avoca

Avoca ©
Avoca is a town in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia, 71km north west of Ballarat. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): do a tasting at St Ignatius Vineyard.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Avoca trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ararat to Avoca takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Creswick.

Things to do in Avoca

Wineries
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St Ignatius Vineyard ©
St Ignatius Vineyard

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Creswick

Creswick ©
On the 15th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Lambley Gardens & Nursery, explore and take pictures at Tinakori Animal Farm Stay, then take in the pleasant sights at Esmond Park, then examine the collection at Clunes Museum, and finally look for gifts at The $5.00 Book Shop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Creswick trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Avoca to Creswick by car takes about an hour. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Creswick

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Clunes, Lambley Gardens & Nursery
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Lambley Gardens & Nursery ©
Lambley Gardens & Nursery
Clunes Museum ©
Clunes Museum
The $5.00 Book Shop ©
The $5.00 Book Shop