6 days in Australia Itinerary

6 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia sightseeing planner

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Torquay
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Lorne
— 1 night
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Cape Otway
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Port Campbell
— 1 night
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Warrnambool
— 1 night
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Mount Gambier
Drive
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Beachport
— 1 night
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Victor Harbor
— 1 night
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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 1st (Fri): fly like a bird with Great Ocean Road Paragliding and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Torquay visit planner.

Melbourne to Torquay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. January in Torquay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Lorne

— 1 night
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. On the 1st (Fri), admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lorne attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Lorne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Lorne

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Cape Otway

On the 2nd (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Castle Cove and then make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Otway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lorne to Cape Otway takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Port Campbell

— 1 night
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge and then stroll through Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Otway to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Warrnambool

— 1 night
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Warrnambool Breakwater.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Port Campbell to Warrnambool by car takes about an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Mount Gambier.

Mount Gambier

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, then take in nature's colorful creations at Cave Gardens, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier day trip planning site.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Mount Gambier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Warrnambool to Mount Gambier is minus 0.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Beachport.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature · Parks

Beachport

— 1 night
Beachport is a small coastal town in South Australia, south-east of Adelaide, located at the northern end of Rivoli Bay, in the Wattle Range Council. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Southend Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Beachport Lagoon, and then don't miss a visit to Bowman Scenic Drive.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Beachport tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Mount Gambier to Beachport by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Beachport sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Beachport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Victor Harbor

— 1 night
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Victor Harbor Heritage Trail, then tour the old-fashioned way with Cockle Train, and then take an in-depth tour of Encounter Coast Discovery Centre.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Victor Harbor online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beachport to Victor Harbor takes 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Beachport in January since evenings lows in Victor Harbor dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.