Vibrant cities & the Twelve Apostles

MELBOURNE TO ADELAIDE

The Great Ocean Road

SELF DRIVE TOUR

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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 with this self-driving tour of Australia. From deserted beaches, historic ports and the famous Twelve Apostles rising majestically from the ocean.

HIGHLIGHTS:  

  • Melbourne - cosmopolitan, sophisticated and ever so European
  • Try some of the best seafood around at Apollo Bay
  • The rock formations of the Twelve Apostles and London Bridge are sure to amaze
  •  Adelaide, food and wine capital of Australia
INCLUDES FLIGHTS
14 Days
FROM £2459 Per Person

Includes international flights from London Heathrow on 8 September 2022. Manchester from £2,489 per person on 8 September 2022

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The Great Ocean Road
FROM £2459 Per Person

Your Itinerary

  • Day 1-3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13-14

Day 1-3 : UK - 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.

Day 4 : 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.

Day 5 : 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.

Day 6 : 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.

Day 7 : 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.

Day 8 : 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.

Day 9 : 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.

Day 10 : Coonawarra

A free day to explore Coonawarra and the surrounding area famous for its premium wines. Together, the landscape, people and passion work in harmony to create a signature wine region that delivers on a myriad of levels. The cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Riesling have made Coonawarra one of the New World’s greatest appellations.

Day 11 : 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 Hertz city office.

Day 12 : Adelaide Free Day

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. 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.

Day 13-14 : Depart Adelaide - Arrive UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

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