12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cape Otway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Campbell
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
8
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Kingston SE
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

1
night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, learn about winemaking at Wangolina, then kick back and relax at Robe Beach, and finally look for gifts at Loaves and Fishes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Robe online road trip planner .

Adelaide to Robe is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Robe

Wineries Parks Outdoors
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Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. On the 10th (Mon), look for gifts at Portland Strawberries and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Nelson State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Portland vacation tool .

You can drive from Robe to Portland in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Portland are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 11th (Tue), do a tasting at Basalt Wines, explore the different monuments and memorials at Port Fairy Public Cemetery, then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, and finally browse the fresh offerings at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Fairy trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Port Fairy in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basalt Wines
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Basalt Wines ©
Basalt Wines

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 12th (Wed), shop like a local with Karmic Goat Soapworks, take in the dramatic scenery at Beauchamp Falls, then explore the activities along Carisbrook Creek, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Carisbrook Waterfall.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Beauchamp Falls
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Beauchamp Falls ©
Beauchamp Falls
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Carisbrook Waterfall ©
Carisbrook Waterfall

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Fisherman's Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Torquay sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

13th Beach, Point Lonsdale Beach, The Mill Markets
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13th Beach ©
13th Beach
The Mill Markets ©
The Mill Markets

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night
Cape Otway

Cape Otway ©
On the 15th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Great Otway National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Otway sightseeing website .

Getting from Torquay to Cape Otway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cape Otway

Nature Trails Parks

Side Trip

Great Otway National Park
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Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at The Twelve Apostles, do a tasting at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Simpson Desert.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Campbell route builder website .

You can drive from Cape Otway to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, Simpson Desert
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1
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 17th (Mon): browse for treasures at Fletcher Jones Garden and Antiques and Collectibles Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from Port Campbell to Warrnambool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 18th (Tue), get into the urban bustle at Main Corner Complex, appreciate the views at The Valley Lake, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Princess Margaret Rose Caves.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Warrnambool to Mount Gambier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December in Mount Gambier, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kingston SE.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Princess Margaret Rose Caves
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The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake
Princess Margaret Rose Caves ©
Princess Margaret Rose Caves
Main Corner Complex ©
Main Corner Complex

1
night
Kingston SE

Kingston SE ©
On the 19th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Kingston Jetty, don't miss a visit to The Big Lobster, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Kingston SE Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kingston SE road trip app .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Kingston SE by car takes about 2 hours. You will leave for home on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Kingston SE

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Jaffa Lighthouse ©
Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
Kingston Jetty ©
Kingston Jetty
The Big Lobster ©
The Big Lobster

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