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2 week road trip through Western Victoria

Daylesford, Ballarat, Halls Gap, Dunkeld, Hamilton, Port Fairy, Apollo Bay, Geelong (Victoria, Australia)

Family With Kids, Family without kids, Active/Adventure, Cultural / Historical, Romantic / Honeymoon, Beach, Wellness / Rejuvenating
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
$$, $$$

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

TOP FOODIE RECOMMENDATIONS
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.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES TO RELAX AND TO CHALLENGE
Hiking, biking, and surfing options at every destination with options to suit all ages and ability levels.

Guide Features

Healthy Food
Breweries
Wineries
Foodie Favorites
Surfing
Hiking
Biking
Water Sports
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Museums
Art
Hidden Gems
Bike-friendly
Historical
Walkable

Details

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. 

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