7 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

7 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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7 days in Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Trin Warren Tam-boore and St. Kilda Beach. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shop. Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Warrandyte State Park, and wander the streets of Degraves Street.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lorne Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Angels, and then stroll through Eastern Beach Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Torquay trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Geelong, Lorne Beach, Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary ©

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