9 days in Victoria & Mount Gambier Itinerary

9 days in Victoria & Mount Gambier Itinerary

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Start: Newcastle
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Sorrento
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Wye River
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Koroit
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Horsham
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Bendigo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
End: Newcastle

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Sorrento

On the 16th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento road trip app.

Newcastle to Sorrento is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Newcastle in July, expect nights in Sorrento to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Sorrento

Spas
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Spas

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night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lorne Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lorne day trip planner.

Drive from Sorrento to Lorne in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Wye River.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

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Wye River

Wye River ©
Wye River is a small town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mount Defiance Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kennet River Koala Walk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wye River route tool.

Wye River is just a stone's throw from Lorne. July in Wye River sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koroit.

Things to do in Wye River

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kennet River Koala Walk
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Mount Defiance Lookout ©
Mount Defiance Lookout

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Koroit

Koroit ©
Koroit is a small rural town in western Victoria, Australia a few kilometres north of the Princes Highway, 18km north-west of Warrnambool and 278km west of Melbourne. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Basalt Wines and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Infant Jesus.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Koroit day trip planning app.

Getting from Wye River to Koroit by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Koroit

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basalt Wines
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Basalt Wines ©
Basalt Wines

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stop by Allansford Cheese World and Museum, stroll through Logan's Beach, then see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Warrnambool trip builder website.

Warrnambool is just a short distance from Koroit. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Allansford Cheese World and Museum, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Allansford Cheese World and Museum ©
Allansford Cheese World and Museum

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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at The Valley Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

Plan a Mount Gambier trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Warrnambool to Mount Gambier by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Warrnambool to Mount Gambier. In July in Mount Gambier, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Horsham.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
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The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake

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Horsham

Horsham ©
Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): tee off at Horsham Golf Club, then trek along Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk, then explore the world behind art at Horsham Regional Art Gallery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Horsham & District War Memorial & Cenotaph.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Horsham trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Horsham takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Mount Gambier to Horsham. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Horsham

Outdoors Golf Museums
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Horsham Golf Club ©
Horsham Golf Club
Horsham Regional Art Gallery ©
Horsham Regional Art Gallery

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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Bendigo Pottery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, then explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rosalind Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bendigo tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Horsham to Bendigo in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion ©
The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Melbourne Town Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Degraves Street.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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