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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 hire car 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
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 hire car 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
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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OZV2020: 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...