6 days in Great Ocean Road, Ballarat & Albury Itinerary

6 days in Great Ocean Road, Ballarat & Albury Itinerary

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6 days in Great Ocean Road, Ballarat & Albury Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ballarat
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h
3
Albury
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 1 night
End: Melbourne

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell tour itinerary app .

Melbourne to Port Campbell is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wendouree, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballarat tour itinerary tool .

Drive from Port Campbell to Ballarat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ballarat are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Albury.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

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Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Bonegilla Migrant Experience, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hume, and then admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Albury travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Ballarat to Albury takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Albury are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bonegilla Migrant Experience
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Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Bonegilla Migrant Experience ©
Bonegilla Migrant Experience

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road, and then get great views at Point Danger Lookout.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Torquay online itinerary builder .

Drive from Albury to Torquay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Point Danger Lookout ©
Point Danger Lookout

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