12 days in Port Campbell, Torquay & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Port Campbell, Torquay & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Port Campbell, Torquay & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
End: Melbourne

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 12th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs, and then head outdoors with The Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, then admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge, and then kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary builder website .

Melbourne to Port Campbell is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Childer's Cove, Bay of Martyrs
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Apostle Whey Cheese ©
Apostle Whey Cheese
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs

3
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 14th (Sat), look for gifts at Bendigo Woollen Mills, then view the masterpieces at Geelong Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Barwon Park. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Fort Queenscliff Museum, enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, and then play a few rounds at Anglesea Golf Club.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Torquay day trip planner .

Getting from Port Campbell to Torquay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Torquay sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trips

Geelong, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Barwon Park, Anglesea Golf Club, Fort Queenscliff Museum
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Fort Queenscliff Museum ©
Fort Queenscliff Museum
Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Brighton Beach and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Visit St Paul's Cathedral and Shrine of Remembrance for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Daylesford (The Mill Markets, Lake Daylesford, & more), Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea) and Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Daylesford, Point Nepean National Park, St. Kilda Beach, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Brighton Beach
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

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