12 days in Victoria Itinerary

12 days in Victoria Itinerary

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12 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Echuca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bendigo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Cowes, Phillip Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ballarat
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Great Aussie Beer Shed.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Echuca trip itinerary builder website .

Sydney to Echuca is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Echuca

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
TwistED ©
TwistED
St. Anne's Winery ©
St. Anne's Winery

2
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Golden Dragon Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weeroona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Kilian's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Rosalind Park, then admire all the interesting features of Central Deborah Gold Mine, then make a trip to Eaglehawk Log Lock Up, and finally snap pictures at Redesdale Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bendigo tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Echuca to Bendigo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Bendigo

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Redesdale Bridge
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Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Redesdale Bridge ©
Redesdale Bridge
St Kilian's Church ©
St Kilian's Church

2
nights
Cowes, Phillip Island

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 14th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then head off the coast to Churchill Island, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nobbies Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, identify plant and animal life at Maru Koala and Animal Park, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally Head underground at Forrest Caves.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cowes online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Cowes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Newhaven, The Nobbies Centre, Maru Koala and Animal Park, Churchill Island
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Gibsons Steps and Childer's Cove. Step out of the city life by going to Thunder point Coastal Reserve and Bay of Islands. Step out of Port Campbell to go to Warrnambool and see Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Grotto, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, and get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Cowes to Port Campbell by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Childer's Cove
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Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

1
night
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
On the 19th (Fri), meet the residents at Halls Gap Zoo, take in the dramatic scenery at Clematis Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Chatauqua Peak, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pinnacle.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Halls Gap online route maker .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Halls Gap in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Clematis Falls ©
Clematis Falls

2
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lake Wendouree, then identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Augustine's Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): ride a horse along Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford, then step into the grandiose world of Kryal Castle, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballarat attractions planner .

You can drive from Halls Gap to Ballarat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. April in Ballarat sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Lake Daylesford, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, St Augustine's Church
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides ©
Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides

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