9 days in Warrnambool, Apollo Bay & Melbourne Itinerary

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Warrnambool
— 1 night
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Apollo Bay
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 2 nights

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Warrnambool — 1 night

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, stroll around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool sightseeing tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Warrnambool. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.
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Apollo Bay — 5 nights

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway) and Twelve Apostles (in Port Campbell). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Great Ocean Walk, indulge in some personalized pampering at Seahorse Natural Therapies & Accommodation, take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Apollo Bay online trip builder.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Apollo Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Apollo Bay to Melbourne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C.
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