10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  4​h
1
Stawell
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Naracoorte
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
McLaren Vale
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Beachport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Port MacDonnell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Cape Bridgewater
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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Stawell

Stawell ©
Stawell, is an Australian town in the Wimmera region of Victoria 237km west-north-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): do a tasting at Best's Wines Great Western and then do a tasting at Grampians Estate Cellar Door.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stawell road trip app .

Melbourne to Stawell is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Stawell

#Wineries

Side Trip

Great Western
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Best's Wines Great Western ©
Best's Wines Great Western

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nights
Naracoorte

Naracoorte ©
Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): do a tasting at Wynns Coonawarra Estate, learn about winemaking at Balnaves of Coonawarra, then learn about winemaking at Katnook Estate, and finally do a tasting at Rymill Coonawarra. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at MiniJumbuk, learn about winemaking at Bellwether, then learn about winemaking at Brand's Laira, then learn about winemaking at Raidis Estate, and finally steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naracoorte online travel route builder .

Drive from Stawell to Naracoorte in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Naracoorte

#Wineries, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Rymill Coonawarra ©
Rymill Coonawarra
Katnook Estate ©
Katnook Estate

1
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McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): do a tasting at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, do a tasting at Hugh Hamilton Wines, then do a tasting at Primo Estate, then do a tasting at Old Oval Estate, and finally learn about winemaking at Dog Ridge Winery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the McLaren Vale road trip site .

You can drive from Naracoorte to McLaren Vale in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Robe.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

#Wineries
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Wirra Wirra Vineyards ©
Wirra Wirra Vineyards
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Hugh Hamilton Wines ©
Hugh Hamilton Wines

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Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk, learn about winemaking at Wangolina, then learn about winemaking at Cape Jaffa Wines, and finally kick back and relax at Robe Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Robe travel route planner.

You can drive from McLaren Vale to Robe in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beachport.

Things to do in Robe

#Parks, #Wineries, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Cape Dombey Obelisk ©
Cape Dombey Obelisk

1
night
Beachport

Beachport ©
Beachport is a small coastal town in South Australia, south-east of Adelaide, located at the northern end of Rivoli Bay, in the Wattle Range Council. On the 31st (Mon), make a trip to Bowman Scenic Drive, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beachport Lagoon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beachport Surf Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Beachport trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Robe to Beachport in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Beachport

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Beachport Lagoon ©
Beachport Lagoon
Bowman Scenic Drive ©
Bowman Scenic Drive

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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Princess Margaret Rose Caves, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Schank, and then appreciate the views at The Valley Lake.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mount Gambier vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Beachport to Mount Gambier takes 1.5 hours. December in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port MacDonnell.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Princess Margaret Rose Caves
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake
Mount Schank ©
Mount Schank
Princess Margaret Rose Caves ©
Princess Margaret Rose Caves

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Port MacDonnell

Port MacDonnell ©
Port MacDonnell is the southernmost town in South Australia. On the 2nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Donald & Sheila Feast's Classic Car Collection & memorabilia and then Head underground at Ewens Pond.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port MacDonnell route planner .

Port MacDonnell is very close to Mount Gambier. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Bridgewater.

Things to do in Port MacDonnell

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Ewens Pond ©
Ewens Pond

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night
Cape Bridgewater

Cape Bridgewater
Cape Bridgewater is a locality in the Australian state of Victoria located on the western shore of Bridgewater Bay about south-west of Portland and about west of Melbourne.The area was settled in the 1860s by the Henty family who had settled nearby Portland, and a post office opened in 1863 (closed 1968) though known as Bridgewater Lower for some years.Both Cape Bridgewater and Bridgewater Bay were named by named after the Duke of Bridgewater (1756-1829), by Lieutenant James Grant sailing on the Lady Nelson on 4 December 1800.Cape Bridgewater includes the following protected areas within its boundaries - the Discovery Bay Coastal Park and the Mount Richmond National Park.Cape Bridgewater is home to a colony of up to 650 fur seals and has the highest coastal cliff in Victoria. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk and then take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest and Blowholes.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Bridgewater trip planning app .

You can drive from Port MacDonnell to Cape Bridgewater in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cape Bridgewater are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Cape Bridgewater

#Nature, #Parks
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Portland

Portland
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary site .

Portland is just a stone's throw from Cape Bridgewater. In January, daytime highs in Portland are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Warrnambool on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

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night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Warrnambool Botanic Gardens, browse the exhibits of Blarney Books and Art, then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then make a trip to Warrnambool Breakwater, and finally grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool holiday planner .

You can drive from Portland to Warrnambool in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Blarney Books and Art
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art
Warrnambool Botanic Gardens ©
Warrnambool Botanic Gardens

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