Great Ocean Road- Boutique Self Drive

Description

Hit the road for a self-drive tour taking in the spectacular landscapes and picturesque towns of this beautiful section of Australia's south coast. Along the way you'll be able to sample delicious food and some of Australia's finest wines, swim at gorgeous beaches, enjoy some whale-watching and feast your eyes on the breathtakingly rugged coastal views.

Day 1
Melbourne – Apollo Bay (200 km)

Your trip begins as you pick up your rental car and head to Geelong, then take the Surf Coast Highway to the pretty coastal resort of Torquay, Victoria’s surfing capital. Here you'll join the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia's most spectacular drives, and may like to make a short detour to enjoy the magnificent views over the surfing hotspot of Bells Beach. You'll continue on past the scenic resorts of Anglesea and Lorne to arrive at Apollo Bay, an attractive fishing port in the foothills of the Otway Ranges. Here you'll find excellent restaurants and cafes, art galleries and museums, and a spectacular seaside golf course, as well as spectacular coastal views.

Day 2
Cape Otway – Port Fairy (190 km)

You'll depart Apollo Bay after breakfast, and may wish to stop at the nearby Department of Environment Boardwalk for a stroll through the lush rainforest of Otway National Park, or take a guided tour of Cape Otway lighthouse, one of Australia's oldest. You'll then continue along the Great Ocean Road, through Port Campbell, a small crayfishing village situated near the giant rock stacks known as the Twelve Apostles. Next you'll head for Warnambool, the only city on the rugged Shipwreck Coast. Between late May and August each year, Southern Right Whales come from the Antarctic to the area known as Logan’s Beach Whale Nursery to give birth – don't miss the chance to see this amazing sight from the clifftop viewing platform. From here, you'll join the Princes Highway for the short drive to Port Fairy, a charming fishing village, where you'll stay overnight.

Day 3
Port Fairy – Coonawarra (215 km)

Your first destination today is Portland, the oldest permanent settlement in Victoria. Here you either will join the Henty Highway and travel north up to Heywood or travel through Mount Richmond National Park, Discovery Bay Coastal Park, pass Lake Bung Bung and on to Nelson, where you can visit the Margaret Rose Caves. Whichever route you take, you'll arrive at the city of Mount Gambier, famous for its Blue Lake, before continuing to Coonawarra, one of Australia's finest wine regions, famous for its world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.

Day 4
Coonawarra – Robe (115 km)

This morning you'll head south to the town of Penola, where you'll have time for a stroll around thehistoric buildings before continuing to Robe. Situated on Guichen Bay, Robe has a rich seafaring history and numerous well-preserved historic buildings.

Day 5
Robe – Adelaide (340 km)

After leaving Robe this morning, your first stop will be the seaside resort and fishing town of Kingston, where there's time for a dip at Wyomi or Pinks beach before continuing to Murray Bridge and on to Adelaide.

Day 6
Adelaide

After returning your hire car this morning, you're free to explore this vibrant city or to continue with your onward journey.

Special offers including flights

FREE car hire upgrade

Experience the wild coastline of Victoria and South Australia

14 nights fr £1685pp

FREE car hire upgrade

PLUS 1 free night

Melbourne - Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road

Experience the wild coastline of Victoria and South Australia

14 nights fr £1685pp

Includes flights

Valid for deps 01 May - 31 May 2018

Tour details 6 days

Boutique Rate fr £608pp
Valid between: 01/04/2017 - 31/03/2018

Tour Highlights

  • Melbourne
  • Appollo Bay
  • Cape Otway
  • Port Fairy
  • Coonawarra
  • Robe
  • Adelaide

Included:

  • 5 nights Accommodation
  • 6 days inclusive car hire

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