Driving Warrnambool to Wangaratta — photos

Today’s objective was to drive from Warrnambool to Wangaratta, looping through the middle of Victoria and visiting Ballarat and Bendigo.

After two weeks holidaying in Tasmania with my family, I was headed for home — more than 2,500 kilometres away! My family flew home from Hobart, and I was going to take the long route home to Brisbane.

I had driven the western roads of Tasmania from Hobart to Devonport, via Strahan, two days ago.  I had then spent a sleepless night crossing Bass Strait on the Spirit of Tasmania, followed by a day exploring the Great Ocean Road, spending the night at Warrnambool.

Today’s objective was to get to Wangaratta where I would spend the night, before spending a day in the Victorian High Country and finishing at Lake Jindabyne.

Once again, I did not take the shortest route, preferring to loop through the middle of Victoria, visiting Ballarat and Bendigo. Following are a few photos from the day’s travel.

Plains somewhere north of Warrnambool

 

Ballarat Tourism

 

Street in Ballarat

 

Welcome to Bendigo

 

Bendigo visitor information centre

 

Wangaratta visitor information centre

This article is part of my Tasmania road trip — further stories about this road trip can be found by browsing the Tasmania trip tag.

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