13 days in Victoria Itinerary

13 days in Victoria Itinerary

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13 days in Victoria Itinerary

Start: Burnie
Fly:  5​h
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cowes, Phillip Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Inverloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Burnie

2
days
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lake Wendouree and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Art Gallery of Ballarat, then look for gifts at The Amazing Mill Markets Ballarat, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Gold Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ballarat online tour itinerary planner .

Burnie to Ballarat is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ballarat when traveling from Burnie in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

1
day
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Halls Gap Zoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chatauqua Peak, and then hike along The Pinnacle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Halls Gap trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ballarat to Halls Gap by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Halls Gap

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

2
days
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, then contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then examine the collection at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool travel route planner .

You can drive from Halls Gap to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Griffiths Island, Allansford Cheese World and Museum
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Degraves Street. Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Warrnambool to Melbourne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
days
Cowes, Phillip Island

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 22nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally get great views at Pyramid Rock.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cowes trip maker app .

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. In April, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inverloch.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Churchill Island, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, The Nobbies Centre, Pyramid Rock
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

3
days
Inverloch

Inverloch ©
Inverloch is a seaside town located in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore and learn at Ride the Wild Goat Gallery and Workshop and Alison Lester- Gallery and Bookshop. We've included these beaches for you: Norman Beach and Squeaky Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Waratah Bay Foreshore Reserve (in Waratah Bay), Pearl Park (in Foster) and Cape Liptrap Coastal Park (in Walkerville). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Venus Bay Eco Retreat, examine the collection at Dinosaur Dreaming, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bunurong Marine National Park.

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Traveling by car from Cowes to Inverloch takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverloch

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fish Creek, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Bunurong Marine National Park, Venus Bay Eco Retreat, Waratah Bay Foreshore Reserve
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Norman Beach ©
Norman Beach
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park ©
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

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