Vibrant cities & the Twelve Apostles

MELBOURNE TO ADELAIDE

The Great Ocean Road

SELF DRIVE TOUR

MELBOURNE | APOLLO BAY | PORT FAIRY | COONAWARRA | ADELAIDE

One of the world’s most spectacular drives, the Great Ocean Road winds its way along the wild and windswept coast. Experience a seascape like no other; deserted beaches, historic ports and the famous Twelve Apostles rising majestically from the ocean.

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11 Days
FROM £1186 Per Person

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  1. Day 1

    Arrive Melbourne

    On arrival in Melbourne you will be transferred by private car to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore. 

    Hotel for 2 nights: Vibe Savoy Hotel

  2. Day 2

    Melbourne

    A morning sightseeing tour will introduce you to the sights of Melbourne. Cross the West Gate Bridge for amazing city views. See Bourke Street Mall, tree-lined Collins Street, Federation Square and the spectacular Royal Botanic Gardens. The afternoon is at your leisure.

  3. Day 3

    Melbourne - Apollo Bay (114 miles)

    Collect your car and head for the Great Ocean Road.  This magnificent road offers some of the most spectacular coastal views in Australia. Travel past famous Bells Beach and enjoy the scenery as you pass wide beaches, dramatic cliffs and idyllic coves.

    Hotel for 2 nights: Captains at the Bay.

  4. Day 4

    Apollo Bay - Free Day

    The day is free for you to explore Apollo Bay, set on the coast with excellent surfing and swimming beaches and the Otway Ranges as a backdrop. (B)

  5. Day 5

    Apollo Bay - Port Fairy (118 miles)

    After crossing the spectacular Otway Ranges, you’ll arrive at Port Campbell National Park, an area of immense beauty. See the power of the ocean at work at the Twelve Apostles, a row of great stone pillars and the most spectacular landmark on the Victorian coastline. See the remains of London Bridge. Travel past Warrnambool, arriving at the historic fishing village of Port Fairy this afternoon. (B)

    Hotel for 2 nights: Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

  6. Day 6

    Port Fairy - Free Day

    The day is free to explore this former whaling port located at the estuary of the Moyne River. Port Fairy is a holiday resort bordered by both river and ocean and is home to a large fishing fleet. (B)

  7. Day 7

    Port Fairy - Coonawarra (140 Miles)

    Travel west from Port Fairy towards the South Australian border and up the Limestone Coast to the Coonawarra wine district where there are fine vineyards to explore. (B)

    Hotel for 2 nights: Coonawarra Motor Lodge

  8. Day 8

    Coonawarra

    A free day to explore Coonawarra and the surrounding area famous for its premium wines.

  9. Day 9

    Coonawarra - Adelaide (240 miles)

    Head towards Adelaide today, travelling via Keith, Murrays Bridge enroute to Adelaide and check into your hotel. Return your car to the city office of Hertz.

    Hotel for 2 nights: Stamford Plaza Hotel

  10. Day 10

    Adelaide Sightseeing

    Adelaide is a captivating city, a city of churches and the food and wine capital of Australia, with sandstone homes and cottages with sweeping gardens; a young Australian city, rich in recent history yet charmingly modern and with a passion for fine living.  You’ll see all the sights on this tour before having time to explore on your own.  Perhaps you’ll visit Trinity Church, the Adelaide Oval one of Australia’s most notable cricket grounds or the trendy shops and restaurants on O’Connell Street; maybe stroll along the garden banks of the River Torrens, or visit quirky Hutt Street.

  11. Day 11

    Depart Adelaide

    Transfer to the airport.

Departs: Daily year round

  • 10 nights accommodation as shown, based on two sharing
  • 7 days Hertz group S car rental with MAX cover and unlimited mileage
  • Private airport transfers
  • Meals on days shown (B - Breakfast, L - Lunch)  
  • Melbourne City tour
  • Barossa valley tour
  • Flights to/from Australia
  • Fuel for rental car, tolls and parking fees
  • Meals, sightseeing and attractions not stated above or shown as optional

This tour is also available in reverse.

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The Great Ocean Road
FROM £1186 Per Person

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