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Melbourne and Victoria Self Drive


     

From city sights to stunning scenery this trip has it all. Sample the delicious wines in the Yarra Valley, watch the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, drive the Great Ocean Road, bathe in hot springs, learn about the infamous gold rush of the 1850s and so much more. Over 20 days you will take in the very best of Victoria and leave with a lifetime of memories.

Australia might be a large continent, but Melbourne and Victoria occupies a compact little pocket thats just made for a road trip, with fabulously photogenic highlights around every bend. With easy driving on the lefthand side, Victoria has some of Australias most beautiful touring routes and, with it being a small state, it is easy to get from place to place with many regions within just one or two hours from Melbourne.

 

Day 1: UK to Melbourne
Arrive Melbourne. Stay 3 Nights Ibis Melbourne Li­ le Bourke Street on a room only basis. Includes Official Neighbours Tour and Hidden Secrets Laneways of Melbourne tours. Melbourne has been voted one of the best places to live in the world, and its not hard to see why. Discover the real Melbourne with a Hidden Secrets Lanes and Arcades Tour. A foodies paradise, Melbourne boasts over 3,000 restaurants, cafes and bars serving up more than 75 different ethnic cuisines. The annual Melbourne Food & Wine Festival has become a magnet for chefs from across the globe. Sports fans will love the Melbourne Sports Lover Tour including the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)


Day 4: Melbourne to Yarra Valley
Collect your car hire from Melbourne and drive to Yaara Valley. Stay 3 Nights at Yarra Valley Lodge with breakfast daily. Includes a Segway Tour at Rochford Winery with lunch. Just under an hour from Melbourne is the stuning Yaara Valley. Meet passionate food and wine producers, encounter platypus and other Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary or take an early morning balloon flight over this stunning valley.


Day 7: Yarra Valley to Wilsons Promontory National Park
Drive from Yara Valley to Wilsons Promontory National Park. Stay 2 Nights Wilderness Retreat, Wilsons Promontory National Park on a room only basis.

 

Day 9: Wilsons Promontory National Park to Phillip Island
Drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Phillip Island. Stay 2 Nights Phillip Island Apartments with breakfast daily. Includes buy one get one half price Phillip Island 4 Parks Pass: Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Centre and Antarctic Journey


Day 11: Phillip Island to Mornington Peninsular
Drive from Phillip Island to Mornington Peninsular. Stay 2 Nights Best Western Plus Brocklands of Mornington, Mornington Peninsula on a room only basis. Includes Peninsula Hot Springs admission and Moonlit Sanctuary Day Admission
 

Day 13: Mornington Peninsular to Lorne
Drive from Mornington Peninsular to Lorne on the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Stay 2 Nights Cumberland Lorne Resort, Lorne, Great Ocean Road on a room only basis. One of Australias most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road is a magnificent road trip which officially starts from surf capital Torquay all the way to the iconic Twelve Apostles and ends near the historic fishing village Port Fairy. At Cape Otway Light Station, your customers can take a tour of the oldest surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia, or if they time a trip between June and October they can include whale watching from specially constructed viewing platforms in the dunes of Logans Beach at Warrnambool, Victorias southern right whale nursery.
 

Day 15: Lorne to Port Fairy
Drive from Lorne to Port Fairy. Stay 1 Night Comfort Inn Port Fairy on a room only basis

Day 16: Port Fairy to Halls Gap
Drive from Port Fairy to Halls Gap. Stay 2 Nights Dulc Cabins, Halls Gap including breakfast daily

Day 18: Halls Gap to Ballart
Drive from Halls Gap to Ballart. Stay 2 Nights Quality Inn & Suites The Menzies, Ballart Sovereign Hill 1 Day Admission with Gold Museum

Day 20: Ballart to Melbourne Airport
Drive back to Melbourne Airport and return your hire car. Homeward Qatar flight to London Heathrow.

 

Our Exert Team are on hand to help craft your Australia holiday. We've lived there, visited and are Tourism Australia Accredited Agents. Call us today on 01928 246 243 and find out how we can help.