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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs, and then head outdoors with The Arch. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and then kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Port Campbell road trip app .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bay of Martyrs, Childer's Cove
Highlights from your plan
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©
Apostle Whey Cheese ©
Apostle Whey Cheese

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.
You've now added Bendigo Woollen Mills to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for gifts at Bendigo Woollen Mills, browse the exhibits of Geelong Gallery, then stroll through Eastern Beach Reserve, and finally steep yourself in history at Barwon Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Fort Queenscliff Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, and then play a few rounds at Anglesea Golf Club.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Torquay online travel 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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trips

Geelong, Fort Queenscliff Museum, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Anglesea Golf Club, Bendigo Woollen Mills
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Fort Queenscliff Museum ©
Fort Queenscliff Museum
Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For shopping fun, head to South Melbourne Market or The Mill Markets. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Brighton Beach and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Daylesford (Lake Daylesford & Convent Gallery), Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong) and Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Rye Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne route builder tool .

Getting from Torquay to Melbourne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Daylesford, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

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