15 days in Tarrawarra, Bendigo & Geelong Itinerary

15 days in Tarrawarra, Bendigo & Geelong Itinerary

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15 days in Tarrawarra, Bendigo & Geelong Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Tarrawarra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bendigo
— 6 nights
3
Geelong
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Tarrawarra

Tarrawarra ©
Tarrawarra is a town in Victoria, Australia, 45 km north-east of Melbourne's central business district. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): do a tasting at Domaine Chandon Winery, learn about winemaking at TarraWarra Estate Cellar Door, and then identify plant and animal life at Toolangi Sculpture Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Yering Station, then do a tasting at Coombe Yarra Valley, and then learn about winemaking at Helen & Joey Estate.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tarrawarra trip builder website .

Sydney to Tarrawarra is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Tarrawarra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Tarrawarra

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Coldstream, Helen & Joey Estate, Toolangi Sculpture Trail, Yering Station
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TarraWarra Estate Cellar Door ©
TarraWarra Estate Cellar Door
Domaine Chandon Winery ©
Domaine Chandon Winery
Coombe Yarra Valley ©
Coombe Yarra Valley

6
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.
The Great Aussie Beer Shed and National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Bendigo Art Gallery and Rosalind Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bendigo: Daylesford (Spas & Wellness, The Mill Markets, & more), Maldon (Maldon Dredge and Dragline, Main Street, & more) and Port of Echuca Discovery Centre (in Echuca). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Golden Dragon Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Kilian's Church, admire the striking features of Eaglehawk Log Lock Up, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bendigo Joss House Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bendigo trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Tarrawarra to Bendigo in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Echuca, Daylesford, Maldon, Henry of Harcourt
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

7
nights
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Popular historic sites such as Sovereign Hill and The Rip are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and Split Point Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Geelong: RAAF Museum (in Point Cook), Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Lake Wendouree, & more) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre, try for a hole-in-one at Grumpys Crazy Golf, examine the collection at Popcultcha Collectors Gallery, and stop by Great Escape Books.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Geelong trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Geelong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Geelong, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Cowes, Aireys Inlet, Popcultcha Collectors Gallery, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

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