Great Ocean Road
This 10 night, 11 day tour will take you between Melbourne and Adelaide along the famous Great Ocean Road featuring some of the most spectacular coastal views in Australia. An iconic Australian road trip and most definitely on the worlds most spectacular drives list.
The Great Ocean Road winds its way along the wild and windswept coast. Experience a seascape like no other; deserted beaches, historic ports and the famous Twelve Apostles rising majestically from the ocean.
- Melbourne – A cosmopolitan and sophisticated city and a real foodies paradise.
- Apollo Bay – Beautiful coastline, some of the best seafood around and the scenic Otway Ranges The Twelve Apostles – imposing and iconic, natures amazing rock sculptures
Itinerary in Brief
- Melbourne, 2 Nights
- Apollo Bay, 2 Nights
- Port Fairy, 2 Nights
- Coonawarra, 2 Nights
- Adelaide, 2 Nights
Day 1: Arrive Melbourne
On arrival in Melbourne you will be transferred by private car to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore. Staying at the Vibe Savoy Hotel for 2 nights.
Day 2: Melbourne
A morning sightseeing tour will introduce you to the sights of Melbourne. Cross the West Gate Bridge for amazing city views. See Bourke Street Mall, tree-lined Collins Street, Federation Square and the spectacular Royal Botanic Gardens. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 3: Melbourne – Apollo Bay (114 miles)
Collect your car and head for the Great Ocean Road. This magnificent road offers some of the most spectacular coastal views in Australia. Travel past famous Bells Beach and enjoy the scenery as you pass wide beaches, dramatic cliffs and idyllic coves. Stay for 2 nights at Captains at the Bay including breakfast.
Day 4: Apollo Bay – Free Day
The day is free for you to explore Apollo Bay, set on the coast with excellent surfing and swimming beaches and the Otway Ranges as a backdrop.
Day 5: Apollo Bay – Port Fairy (118 miles)
After crossing the spectacular Otway Ranges, you will arrive at Port Campbell National Park, an area of immense beauty. See the power of the ocean at work at the Twelve Apostles, a row of great stone pillars and the most spectacular landmark on the Victorian coastline. See the remains of London Bridge. Travel past Warrnambool, arriving at the historic fishing village of Port Fairy this afternoon. Stay at Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel for 2 nights including breakfast.
Day 6: Port Fairy – Free Day
The day is free to explore this former whaling port located at the estuary of the Moyne River. Port Fairy is a holiday resort bordered by both river and ocean and is home to a large fishing fleet.
Day 7: Port Fairy – Coonawarra (140 Miles)
Travel west from Port Fairy towards the South Australian border and up the Limestone Coast to the Coonawarra wine district where there are fine vineyards to explore. Stay at Coonawarra Motor Lodge for 2 nights including breakfast.
Day 8: Coonawarra
A free day to explore Coonawarra and the surrounding area famous for its premium wines.
Day 9: Coonawarra – Adelaide (240 miles)
Head towards Adelaide today, travelling via Keith, Murrays Bridge enroute to Adelaide and check into your hotel. Return your car to the city office of Hertz. Stay for 2 nights at the Stamford Plaza Hotel.
Day 10: Adelaide Sightseeing
Adelaide is a captivating city, a city of churches and the food and wine capital of Australia, with sandstone homes and cottages with sweeping gardens; a young Australian city, rich in recent history yet charmingly modern and with a passion for fine living. You will see all the sights on this tour before having time to explore on your own. Perhaps you will visit Trinity Church, the Adelaide Oval one of Australias most notable cricket grounds or the trendy shops and restaurants on OConnell Street; maybe stroll along the garden banks of the River Torrens, or visit quirky Hutt Street.
Day 11: Depart Adelaide
Transfer to the airport.
This tour is also available in reverse.
From £1,949 per person. Price Includes:
- Flights from London (various ailrines)
- 10 nights accommodation
- 7 days Hertz group S car rental with MAX cover and unlimited mileage
- Private airport transfers
- Meals on days shown
- Melbourne City tour
- Travelling in May or September. Other dates are available.