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Finally, I am looking forward to the warmth of spring, the animals on the Melbourne prairie...cough cough...you of Melbourne, you can plan to travel again! Provide you with three self-driving tours, beautiful scenery and good food, both natural and cultural. The essence of self-driving travel is that you can adjust the route at any time according to your needs, so the editor draws the main route for everyone and lists the optional surrounding attractions. The specific itinerary should be planned according to actual needs ~ or you like to travel as soon as you want, then bring your bags, bring your GPS, and go out as you like!
1. Victoria South Pacific Circle (Great Ocean Road + Gold Rush Town)
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Route: Melbourne-Lorne-Port Fairy-Halls Gap-Melbourne

first day:Driving from Melbourne to Geelong, there are more than 100 beautiful dolls created by artist Jan Mitchell scattered along the waterfront here. Each has a special story behind it. Travelers need to have enough feet and eyesight to not miss it!

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Leaving Geelong, the second stop is Torquay, which is a famous surfing town. Here is the world’s largest surfing and beach culture museum.

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Leaving Torquay, but you hold the steering wheel and feel the excitement of driving. The waves are shining brightly. It is hard to imagine that the Great Ocean Road was opened by Australian soldiers from the cliff.

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At Lorne, the terminal on the first day, there is a monument to commemorate their feats. Here, you can enjoy the waves and sea breeze of the South Pacific to your heart's content, or you can go to the waterfall hidden deep in the Otway Valley.

the next day:The road from Lorne to Apollo Bay is beautiful, with cliffs leading into the sea on one side and Great Otway National Park on the other.

Along the way, you can watch the 150-year-old Cape Otway Lighthouse,

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You can hike to find Rainbow Falls, go to Paradise Beach and Shelly Beach, go to Melba Gully’s glowworm caves, and go sightseeing in Blanket Bay.

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But the highlight of the day is the limestone spectacle rising from the sea, the twelve disciples. No matter it is sunny or rainy, no matter whether it is noon or evening, there is a different beauty. Adjectives are not enough, the picture above:

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The third day:Port Fairy to Dunkeld

Leaving the coastline, on the way to Dunkeld, you can bypass Mount Napier State Park to explore the lava pipes in Byaduk Caves.

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From Dan Kelder to Halls Gap, you will be amazed by the visual impact from the coast to the forest to the sandstone mountains. Halls Gap is surrounded by the Wonderland Range and Mount William Range, and there are ancient aboriginal sites.

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Fourth day:On the way back to Melbourne from Halls Gap, you will pass the gold mining area, stop at Stawell, learn about the history of gold rushing in the nearby gold rush town of Ararat, and head to Ballarat, the center of the gold rush era (Ballarate), experience gold panning in the mine of Sovereign Hill, and finally return to Melbourne through the charming towns of Trentham and Blackwood.

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2. From Melbourne to Adelaide (Great Ocean Road upgraded version)
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Days: 5 days one way

Melbourne-Lorne-Port Fairy-Robe-Victor Harbor-Adelaide

first day:Melbourne to Robe

the next day:Lorne-Port Fairy

The third day:Leaving the Great Ocean Road, continue all the way south, crossing the Victorian border into South Australia. The itinerary crosses Mount Gambier. This is an extinct volcano surrounded by volcanic lakes such as Blue Lake.

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To the north is the Cabernet Sauvignon-civilized Coonawarra (Coonawarra), and along the limestone coast all the way to the west, you can reach the picturesque Robe.

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You can taste local seafood and stroll along the waves on Long Beach.

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Fourth day:Lobe arrives at Victory Port. Drive north through Kingston South East to visit the historic Jaffa Cape lighthouse. Drive through The Coorong National Park and admire various wetland birds.

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You can also follow the local ethnic group Ngarrindjeri to learn about the aboriginal culture of this area.

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Then come to the historic port of Goolwa (Goolwa). Between June and September, there is a chance to see southern right whales in nearby Middleton.

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Also nearby are Horseshoe Bay (Horseshoe Bay), Port Elliot (Port Elliot) and Boomer Beach. After the sightseeing, drive to the Victory Port.

The fifth day:To Victory PortAdelaide. On the way to Adelaide, you can choose to take a horse-drawn trolley to Granite Island to see the little penguins. From June to October, you can watch the whale migration in Encounter Bay.

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You can travel through the rolling mountains of Mount Campass and Yankalilla to the wine resort of McLaren Vale.

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Buy local olives, essential oils, cheese, almonds and berries along the way. Arrive in Adelaide.

3. Great Alpine Stretch
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Days: 4

Route:Melbourne-Bright-Omeo-Bairnsdale

first day:From Melbourne to Bright, it takes Wangaratta, a city with a long history, hospitality, and a thriving jazz culture, with a total distance of 310 kilometers.

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On the way, you can go to the nearby King Valley and Milawa Gourmet Region (Milawa Gourmet Region) to enjoy wine and delicacies, and you can visit the famous Brown Brothers wine cellar.

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Finally, spend the night in the peaceful town of Bright.

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the next day:The mountain road from Bright to Omeo is winding and winding, passing by Danny's Lookout on Mount Feathertop, with a view of the Alps National Park.

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At Dinner Plain, you can experience horseback riding or cycling through the surrounding river valleys and mountains.

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After arriving in Omeo, this small town flourished during the pioneering period. Ancient buildings abound here, such as courts, post offices, blacksmith shops, and prisons.

The third day:The distance from Omeo to Bairnsdale is 122 kilometers. Bairnsdale is the only city in East Gippsland.

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The Mitchell River runs through the city, and down the river is Lake King.

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You can drive to the nearby coastal resort of Ninety-Mile Beach (Ninety-Mile Beach) and you can go to Paynesville to watch dolphins.

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Fourth day:Back to Melbourne.

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