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No trip to Australia is complete without a visit to the friendly state of Victoria and the wonderful city of Melbourne. Whether you are a sports enthusiast, lover of the arts, want to dine out at fantastic restaurants, and experience some of the most dramatic scenery and coastline Down Under, this city ticks all the boxes. And on this short Discover Melbourne driving tour you will travel around some of the other lovely areas in the state of Victoria and see all the sights.

Day 1
Melbourne to Yarra Valley

Leaving Melbourne, the best route to drive the 50 miles to the Yarra Valley is via the Eastern Freeway through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. The Yarra Valley is home to Victoria’s earliest vineyards and is recognised as one of the world’s great wine growing regions. Numerous wineries offer cellar door tastings and sales, and have restaurants serving gourmet food and fine local produce accompanied by their wine. Today you can also get close to Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, home to dingos, kangaroos, wombats and the elusive platypus.

Day 2
Yarra Valley to Phillip Island

This morning travel south east to San Remo in time for the free daily feeding of the Pelicans at noon, before heading over the bridge to Phillip Island, which is home to Australia's famous Little Penguins. The famous `Penguin Parade' occurs each evening at sunset and should not be missed during your stay here. There is a great information centre at the 'parade ground' and it is a magical moment when the first of the penguins come out of the ocean to spend the night on the beach. The drive to Phillip Island is around 120 miles so you will have plenty of time to stop along the way and see more of the sights.

Day 3
Phillip Island to Mornington Peninsula

Leave Phillip Island this morning and head west around the bay along the Bass Highway and South Gippsland Highway to the heart of the Mornington Peninsula. Stylish Sorrento and Portsea are filled with antique shops, galleries, cafes and numerous walking trails along the ocean-facing coastline. Heading inland, you’ll find a number of boutique wineries, where many vineyard restaurants create gourmet dishes to match their individual wines. The afternoon is yours to explore all that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. Maybe grab an attraction pass which includes entry to the Lavender Farm, Moonlit Sanctuary and Cape Schanck Lighthouse.

Day 4
Mornington Peninsula to Melbourne

Leave the Mornington Peninsula after a hearty Aussie breakfast and begin the 100 mile drive back north to Melbourne along the Nepean Highway and Melbourne’s beachside suburbs. This is a leisurely drive and there will be lots of time along the route for stops at places of interest before arriving back into the big city. Then enjoy some of Melbourne's great nightlife and restaurants. Tomorrow you return your hire car at the same time it was collected on Day 1 then stay on in Melbourne and see more of the sights before continuing you tour of Australia or beginning your journey home..

Tour details 4 days

Standard - NO CAR fr £225pp
Superior- NO CAR fr £267pp
Boutique - NO CAR fr £419pp
Valid between: 01/04/2017 - 31/03/2018

Tour Highlights

  • Melbourne
  • Yarra Valley
  • Phillip Island
  • Mornington Peninsula

Included:

  • 3 nights room only accommodation
  • Co-Pilot with Maps
  • Touring as per itinerary

Not included:

  • Car hire

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