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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.
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 Hotel. (N)Days 1-2: Melbourne • Yarra Valley
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 Hotel. (N)Days 3-4: Phillip Island
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)Day 5: Mornington peninsula
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)Day 6: Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay
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)Day 7: Great Ocean Road to Port Fairy
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)Day 8: Melbourne
Drive to Melbourne to extend your holiday, or drop off your hire car at the airport before your flight home. (B)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important Information
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Flights
International flights are not included in the guideline price.Tailor-made travel
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 enquire online.
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 atmosphere.
Glen Isla House is located in the heritage gardens of the historic Glen Isla Homestead. Built in 1870 and with only eight rooms, this is a characterful property offering old-world charm in beautiful surroundings, set within landscaped gardens alongside a pristine sandy beach. The seaside village of Cowes is just a short walk away, where there are a number of restaurants. Features: 8 rooms, breakfast room, garden, lounge, terrace. Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, electric blankets, clock radio.
This historic hotel has a riverfront location offering spectacular views across the Yarra Valley to the Great Dividing Range. Built in 1854, it was converted into a hotel in 1997 and retains many of its original Australian cedar fixtures and fittings. Suites are individually decorated and set amid over 100 hectares of gardens. Features: 32 rooms, restaurant, cafe, bar, gardens, library, outdoor pool. Room amenities: Television, DVD player, antique furniture, balcony or veranda.
Low season from £1145 per person
High season from £1295 per person
Flexible Prices & Itineraries
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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