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Melbourne: Wine, Wildlife & Coastal Drive

Private Travel | Self-drive | Short Trips 8 Days & 7 Nights Lead-in price: £1145 Current prices from: £1145

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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Drive along the scenic Great Ocean Road
  • Sample the celebrated wines of the Yarra Valley
  • See some of the country’s native wildlife
  • Stay in 4- & 5- star accommodation
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Superior Private Tour in brief

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 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.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Woodman Estate
    Woodman Estate

    Woodman Estate is a gracious 1890s country hotel located in one of Victoria's premier wine regions, and just an hour's drive from Melbourne. The hotel is set within 20 hectares of rolling pasture and overlooks extensive formal gardens. Deluxe rooms and opulent suites combine modern comfort with a traditional ambience.

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Dates & prices

OZV2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £1145 per person

High season from £1295 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

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.

 
  • • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Yarra Valley

    One of Australia's top wine producing regions, the Yarra Valley is located jus...

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  • Phillip Island

    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...

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