2 week road trip through Western Victoria

Group 6 Daylesford, Ballarat, Halls Gap, Dunkeld, Hamilton, Port Fairy, Apollo Bay, Geelong (Victoria, Australia)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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About the location

Regardless of if you are an Australian or international visitor, country Victoria has so much on offer. Think sites of cultural Indigenous significance, locally grown food and wine, some of the best national parks in the country, and beautiful golden beaches. In the current climate, international travel may not actually be an option, so what better is there to do than take a good old-fashioned road trip (where the journey is just as memorable as the destination) right on your doorstep. 

Once you leave Melbourne, enjoy a spa day in Daylesford, pan for gold in historic Ballarat, hike through the Grampians National Park from Halls Gap, discover one of the oldest sites of Indigenous aquaculture near Hamilton, spot whales in Port Fairy, learn to surf at Apollo Bay, and eat your way through Geelong.

Guide Highlights


From some of Australia's top restaurants that every foodie must visit to fancy brunch menus to quality pub grub, there is something for all.


Hiking, biking, and surfing options at every destination with options to suit all ages and ability levels.

Guide Summary

Having grown up and lived the first 26 years of my life in different parts of Western Victoria, I am so glad to be able to share the places I love and some of the hidden gems you'll find there. 

This guide provides you with all the food, accommodation, and activity options you need to create your ideal road trip regardless of age, group size, interests, and budget thanks to the numerous options available. Although the title suggests two weeks, there is certainly more than enough to fill three or even four if time allows. 

Detailed historical information is provided on each stop on your trip as well as a small insight into the traditional names of the land and First Nations people who have called it home for thousands of years. 

Featured in this guide

Healthy food
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Group 31 Museums
Foodie favorites
Group 39 Art
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Group 32 Historical
Water sports
Group 33 Walkable

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating


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  • Guide Architect

    Catherine MacLean

    Catherine MacLean

    Aussie living and working in Singapore but exploring whenever I can. Active travel, social enterprises, and good food feature a lot.

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