Explore some of the highlights of Victoria on this self-drive itinerary: sample wine in Yarra Valley, spot wildlife on Phillip Island and drive part of the Great Ocean Road.
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Collect your car hire in Melbourne and drive east of the city to the pretty region of Yarra Valley. Explore the vineyards and sample the wines of this award-winning wine-growing region. Stay 2 nights at Chateau Yering Hotel. (N)
Visit Healesville Sanctuary for up-close encounters with native wildlife in a natural bush setting. Continue to Phillip Island and stay 2 nights at
Glen Isla House. In the evening, visit the Penguin Parade to see the world’s smallest penguins – aptly named ‘little penguins’ – returning to their burrows after a day out at sea. (B)
Drive to Mornington peninsula and spend a day relaxing at the Peninsula Hot Springs or one of the local wineries. Stay 1 night at Woodman Estate, a luxury country hotel. (B)
Head south towards Sorrento and take the ferry ride across to Queenscliff. From here, make the short journey to Torquay and join the Great Ocean Road, passing through the town of Lorne before reaching Apollo Bay. Stay overnight at Captain’s at the Bay. (B)
Continue along the Great Ocean Road to Port Fairy, passing the impressive Twelve Apostles rock formations. A detour to visit the lush rainforests of Otway National Park is recommended. Stay for
1 night at Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel. (B)
Drive to Melbourne to extend your holiday, or drop off your car hire at the airport before your flight home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
International flights are not included in the
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Captain's at the Bay is located in Apollo Bay, 187km south-west of Melbourne. With the Great Ocean Road to the fore and the Otway Ranges as a backdrop, Captain's enjoys a privileged location. This contemporary boutique B&B offers 11 rooms in four different categories from the Terraces and the Cottages to the Loft and the Bridge rooms. All rooms have their own decor, style and artwork and feature air conditioning, a television, minibar, tea / coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroom. Hotel facilities include a breakfast room and bar, business centre with internet facilities, boutique and laundry...
This historic hotel has a riverfront location offering spectacular views across the Yarra Valley to the Great Dividing Range. Chateau Yering has 32 individually decorated suites set amidst 250 acres of gardens, and combines superb accommodation with excellent...
Glen Isla House is located in the heritage gardens of the historic Glen Isla Homestead, which was built in 1870. With only 8 rooms, the property offers old-world ambience and charm with fine surroundings. The hotel has a restaurant and landscaped...
Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel has an enviable position on Moyne River, overlooking the marina of yachts in Port Fairy harbour, one of Australia's oldest fishing ports, which now has a thriving art and music scene. This stunning French provincial building has one suite plus six individually decorated en suite rooms, generous in size, with magnificent river views. Each room has a veranda and fireplace, offering the perfect retreat for relaxing. Breakfasts are a particular highlight of a stay at Oscars, whilst Port Fairy also has a number of excellent restaurants and...
Woodman Estate is a gracious 1890s country hotel set in 50 acres of rolling pasture and overlooking a remarkable private lake. Located in the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, one of Victoria's premier wine regions, the estate is an hour's drive from Melbourne. Deluxe rooms and opulent suites combine modern comfort with a traditional ambience. Gourmet food is the order of the day with the best produce from the region served in a relaxed...
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OZV2018: 7 Nights
Linked to the mainland by a permanent bridge, Phillip Island is one of the best places in Australia to view native wildlife. It is best known for its little penguins...