12 days in Port Campbell, Torquay & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Port Campbell, Torquay & Melbourne Itinerary

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

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, then explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, and then head outdoors with The Arch. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Apostle Whey Cheese, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip planner.

Melbourne to Port Campbell is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bay of Martyrs, Childer's Cove
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©
Port Campbell precinct and foreshore
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Bendigo Woollen Mills, then view the masterpieces at Geelong Gallery, then kick back and relax 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, then enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, and then tee off at Anglesea Golf Club.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay route planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trips

Geelong, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Anglesea Golf Club, Bendigo Woollen Mills, 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Brighton Beach and Rye Beach. Get outdoors at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Hanging Rock Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Daylesford (The Mill Markets, Lake Daylesford, &more), Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery (in Yarra Glen) and Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Daylesford, St. Kilda Beach, Brighton Beach, Rye Beach, Hanging Rock Reserve
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

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