4-DAYS ROADTRIP SIGHTSEEING ITINERARY FROM ADELAIDE TO MELBOURNE
A 4-days roadtrip itinerary from Adelaide to Melbourne and vice versa. Spring and Summer are the best season to go on a road trip with DST in place, the days are longer and you can take advantage of the daylight. If you’re planning on a road trip to our neighboring state Victoria, here’s an itinerary which lets you maximise most of the places of interest in both SA and Victoria.
Route #1 – Adelaide to Mt Gambier
Drive Duration: 5 hours
Places of interest: Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole
The Blue Lake is an extinct volcanic crater which turns into a brilliant azure blue colour especially during the warmer months like summer. It is best to visit from December to end of March as it turns into winter grey from May to November.
The Umpherston Sinkhole now a grandioce setting of a Sunken Garden was actually a limestone cave.
Route #2 – Mt Gambier to Warnambool
Drive Duration: 2.5 hours
Place of Interest: Middle Island / Penguin Sanctuary
The Middle Island located in Warrnambool, Victoria is a wild life sanctuary and home to breeding colonies of little penguins.
Route #3 – Warrnambool to Port Campbell / The Great Ocean Road
Drive Duration: 1 hour
Accommodation: Port Campbell Hostel
After driving for over 8 hours, Port Campbell will be the perfect place to spend the night on. Port Campbell is your gateway to the Great Ocean road. Just within 10 minutes away are the spectacular vantage viewing points of limestone cliffs that have been formed by forces of nature over million years ago. The star of the show is world famous – the twelve apostles. This iconic golden cliff is glorifying. A “must visit’ when you are in Australia.
The Great Ocean road drive takes you to multiple stop-overs namely:
Bay of Islands
Bay of Martyrs
Loch Ard Gorge
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Route #4 – Twelve Apostles to Apostle Whey Cheese
Drive Duration: 30 minutes
Route #5 – Apostle Whey Cheese to Melbourne
Drive Duration: 3 hours
The drive back from Melbourne to Adelaide
Route #1 – Melbourne to Halls Gap, Grampians National Park
Drive Duration: 3 hours
Grampians National Park
Route #2 – Halls Gap, Grampians National Park to Dimboola, Pink Lake
Drive Duration: 2 hours
Route #3 – Dimboola to Adelaide
Drive Duration: 4.5 hours
Coonalpyn, South Australia