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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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OZV2019: 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...