9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  4​h
1
Bright
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Shepparton
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Hamilton
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Halls Gap
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Daylesford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Bright

Bright ©
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Burke Museum and then experience rural life at Red Stag - Deer and Emu Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm, sample the tasty concoctions at Bright Brewery, then learn about winemaking at Ringer Reef Winery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Huggins Lookout.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bright trip planner .

Melbourne to Bright is an approximately 4-hour car ride. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Bright, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shepparton.

Things to do in Bright

#Outdoors, #Wineries, #Breweries

Side Trips

Red Stag - Deer and Emu Farm, Burke Museum, Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm, Ringer Reef Winery
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Red Stag - Deer and Emu Farm ©
Red Stag - Deer and Emu Farm
Burke Museum ©
Burke Museum
Ringer Reef Winery ©
Ringer Reef Winery

1
night
Shepparton

Shepparton ©
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Shepparton Motor Museum, then experience rural life at Belstack Strawberry Farm, then explore the activities along Victoria Park Lake, and finally view the masterpieces at Moooving Art Shepparton.

Plan trip to Shepparton with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Bright to Shepparton takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Shepparton

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Belstack Strawberry Farm
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Shepparton Motor Museum ©
Shepparton Motor Museum
Victoria Park Lake ©
Victoria Park Lake
Moooving Art Shepparton ©
Moooving Art Shepparton

1
day
Hamilton

Hamilton ©
Hamilton is a large town in south-western Victoria, Australia, at the intersection of the Glenelg Highway (from Ballarat to Mount Gambier) and the Henty Highway (from Portland to Horsham). On the 26th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Hamilton Botanic Gardens, admire the sheer force of MacKenzie Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Nigretta Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton holiday builder app .

You can drive from Shepparton to Hamilton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Hamilton

#Parks, #Nature
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Hamilton Botanic Gardens ©
Hamilton Botanic Gardens
Nigretta Falls ©
Nigretta Falls

3
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grampians National Park and Grampians Adventure Golf. There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get great views at Reed Lookout, don't miss a visit to Boroka Lookout, and admire the sheer force of MacKenzie Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Halls Gap trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hamilton to Halls Gap takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Daylesford.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Victoria
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Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Grampians Adventure Golf ©
Grampians Adventure Golf
Climbing Tours

2
nights
Daylesford

Daylesford ©
Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, then don't miss a visit to Lydiard Street, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, then take in nature's colorful creations at Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, then look for gifts at The Restorers Barn, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Daylesford day trip planner.

Getting from Halls Gap to Daylesford by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Daylesford

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Ballarat, Castlemaine, Main Street
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Castlemaine Botanical Gardens ©
Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
Spas & Wellness

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