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Classic Victoria

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 956

Explore classic Victoria by first experiencing the highlights of Melbourne. Visit Philip Island and see the Little Penguin Parade before heading along the incredible Great Ocean Road.


See the best of Melbourne and the rugged Victorian coast on this 5 day tour.

Australia’s cultural capital will enchant you with an endless variety of cafés, restaurants, entertainment and world class shopping. Early arrivals might wish to book a table at the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, for a uniquely Melbourne experience. An included half-day tour takes you to many of the city’s historic sights including Captain Cook’s Cottage, and the numerous cathedrals, parks and gardens that make Melbourne one of Australia’s most picturesque cities. You’ll also visit Phillip Island at dusk to witness the world renowned ‘Little Penguin Parade’.

Australia’s most spectacular coastal drive, The Great Ocean Road is a popular day trip from Melbourne… but why rush? See the Loch Ard Gorge, Bells Beach, London Arch and the famous Twelve Apostles at a more leisurely pace with an overnight stay. Explorer Matthew Flinders observed he had ‘seldom seen a more fearful section of coastline’. Nor a more spectacular one, waiting for you to explore.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 956

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Day 1

Melbourne Domestic Airport to Melbourne City Hotel

Duration60 Minutes

Travelodge Southbank

Travelodge Hotel Southbank is ideally located in the heart of Melbourne's Southbank precinct, right on the Yarra River and just a short stroll from downtown. The hotel is within easy walking distance to many attractions and is close to transport, shopping and dining. With 24 hour reception, friendly service and complimentary WIFI internet this hotel offers great value and access to everything this diverse city has to offer

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration3 Nights
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Travelodge Southbank

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    Travelodge Southbank



    Travelodge Hotel Southbank is ideally located in the heart of Melbourne's Southbank precinct, right on the Yarra River and just a short stroll from downtown. The hotel is within easy walking distance to many attractions and is close to transport, shopping and dining. With 24 ...

    Travelodge Hotel Southbank is ideally located in the heart of Melbourne's Southbank precinct, right on the Yarra River and just a short stroll from downtown. The hotel is within easy walking distance to many attractions and is close to transport, shopping and dining. With 24 hour reception, friendly service and complimentary WIFI internet this hotel offers great value and access to everything this diverse city has to offer

    Facilities

    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Conference Facilities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Morning Melbourne City Tour

This Melbourne tour is a great introduction to a beautiful city. Start the day heading northeast of the city and tour through 'Little Italy' with its plethora of restaurants and boutique shops. See the exquisite architecture of Melbourne University and the Royal Exhibition Buildings before making a brief photo stop at St Patrick's Cathedral. Spend time at the Fitzroy Gardens and the highlight of the morning - a guided walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades and laneways with the chance to enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere and enjoy a coffee break.

Duration4 Hours

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Dinner

Dining in Melbourne can be a fabulous experience, especially aboard the fleet of historical trams that have become The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. These glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first travelling tramcar restaurants in the world and ensure a delightful innovative approach to dining. As they cruise the scenic streets of Melbourne, diners can enjoy fine cuisine and drink the very best of Australian wines or make a selection from the fully stocked bar. The atmosphere is cozy, the service friendly and the decor as inviting as the colonial period these trams reflect.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Penguin Parade with Penguins Plus

Phillip Island is a treasure trove of Australian wildlife; seals, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birdlife and penguins! Visit Churchill Island where you can explore a working farm and the Phillip Island Nature Park. At the Koala Conservation Centre, look for koalas in their natural habitat. Every evening at dusk the Little Penguins come from the sea at Phillip Island, before sunset, head to the Penguin Parade where you can wander through the "Penguin Experience" exhibit to learn more about them. Next, take a seat in the Penguins Plus premium viewing area and watch from an elevated boardwalk as they waddle cautiously from the beach to their burrows after a long day at sea. There is a stop for dinner (own expense) before returning to Melbourne.

Duration10 Hours
Day 4

Melbourne to Lorne

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world's great drives, a dramatic, powerful, dangerous and majestic coastline, also known as the Shipwreck Coast. Your day on the Great Ocean Road extends from Geelong through Anglesea and Lorne. You will arrive at approximately 10.30am in Lorne or at 12.00 noon in Apollo Bay and the remainder of the day is free to explore this coastal town

Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay

Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay is the perfect hotel for your Great Ocean Road seaside holiday and is centrally located in the centre of the idyllic resort town of Apollo Bay, across the road from the beach. Otway National Park is a 15-minute drive, and Cape Otway Lighthouse is a 40-minute drive away, there are several restaurants and nightlife options within a 5 minute walk as well.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration1 Night
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Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay

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    Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay



    Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay is the perfect hotel for your Great Ocean Road seaside holiday and is centrally located in the centre of the idyllic resort town of Apollo Bay, across the road from the beach. Otway National Park is a 15-minute drive, ...

    Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay is the perfect hotel for your Great Ocean Road seaside holiday and is centrally located in the centre of the idyllic resort town of Apollo Bay, across the road from the beach. Otway National Park is a 15-minute drive, and Cape Otway Lighthouse is a 40-minute drive away, there are several restaurants and nightlife options within a 5 minute walk as well.

    Facilities

    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 5

Great Ocean to Melbourne

You will be collected this morning at 10.30am from Lorne or 12.00 noon from Apollo Bay. After your lunch stop you continue on through the Otway National Park, to the rugged beauty of the Twelve Apostle National Park and the Twelve Apostles themselves, are there really twelve? Afterwards to Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell shaped by the wild Southern Ocean this coastline will not fail to impress. Return to Melbourne tonight at approximately 7.30pm

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Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights' accommodation as indicated or similar
  • Return airport transfers
  • Sightseeing
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • Beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Optional excursions
  • Park fees unless stated
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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