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Essence of Victoria

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,613

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Get to know the state of Victoria on this Australian vacation. Discover Melbourne’s trendy side with a laneway and arcades tour, observe the dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road, and meet wild koalas in the company of an expert guide and researcher.


This 5-day Australian vacation takes you in and around Melbourne to see the highlights of the state of Victoria. It features first-class accommodations and small group tours.

Your journey through Victoria begins in Melbourne, one of the most livable cities on the planet. A private tour showcases the iconic laneways and arcades of the downtown, where food and café culture, street art, and urban design combine in remarkable ways. Outside the city, explore the Australian bush and meet wild koalas in the company of an expert researcher and guide. Help remove harmful weeds from the koala habitat before heading onto the plains to watch kangaroo mobs bouncing across the grasslands. Drive the Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most remarkable coastal drives, and spot the iconic rock monuments, the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Then hike through Otway National Park and Port Campbell National Park to spot echidnas and colourful birdlife. Close out your time in Victoria by exploring the grasslands of the Western plains. You’ll stop for some photos at an extinct volcano and explore Lake Corangamite, the largest permanent lake in Australia and home to bountiful birdlife.

At the end of your stay, connect to the airport in Melbourne for onward travels.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,613

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Day 1

Melbourne Domestic Airport to Melbourne City Hotel

Duration60 Minutes

Crown Promenade Hotel

The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's most famous arts and sporting facilities. The hotel features spacious rooms with fantastic views overlooking Port Phillip Bay or the Melbourne Central Business District and Yarra River.

Meal Plan Room Only - Best Available Rate Room Only
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Crown Promenade Hotel

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    Crown Promenade Hotel



    The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's …

    The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's most famous arts and sporting facilities. The hotel features spacious rooms with fantastic views overlooking Port Phillip Bay or the Melbourne Central Business District and Yarra River.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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    Preferred Hotel

Lanes and Arcades Tour Afternoon

Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find that cool local café you were told of, and ended up missing everything? Melbourne's arcades and laneways hide many of these answers. Join this indulgent afternoon walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets, and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover artisanal and specialty retailers, that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways. Soak in the city via all your senses, and engage with passionate creatives. There is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike.

Duration3 Hours
Day 2

Kangaroos and Koala's in the Wild

Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas, then learn about each one's history and social life from your Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher. Help remove Boneseed (a weed) and make a difference to koala habitat. Join wild mobs of Kangaroos on the plains and in open forests. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care you often get close enough to take photographs and observe their complex social life. While you walk, help your Guide record sightings of all native wildlife.

The natural environments you visit are also home to parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, possums, wallabies and lizards. Your Wildlife Guide will help you understand them, and teach you how to find and enjoy them without disturbing their natural behaviour - techniques that will be useful to you wherever you go. A substantial picnic lunch is included.

Dinner is at the local Pub, a real Aussie experience!

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Little River Bed and Breakfast

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    Little River Bed and Breakfast



    Little River Bed and Breakfast Little River came into existence in the 1850s after the Melbourne - Geelong railway was established. It is a friendly, comfortable B&B and offers five en-suite rooms 4 King doubles and 1 Queen double. There are many things to see …

    Little River Bed and Breakfast Little River came into existence in the 1850s after the Melbourne - Geelong railway was established. It is a friendly, comfortable B&B and offers five en-suite rooms 4 King doubles and 1 Queen double. There are many things to see and do in and around Little River. All of it within an easy 5 to 20 minute drive.

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Day 3

Great Ocean Road

See some of the world's most spectacular coastal scenery. Follow the Great Ocean Road to the surging surf coast, and walk in the magnificent rainforests of the Otway National Park. Your Wildlife Guide will explain the formation of these mighty forests. Travel through Port Campbell National Park, looking out for echidnas, wallabies, lizards and colourful birds which make their home in the coastal heathlands. Linger a while to take in some of nature's handiwork at the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge. Hear stories about the terrible shipwrecks of the past.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Loch Ard Bed and Breakfast

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    Loch Ard Bed and Breakfast



    A warm and friendly welcome awaits you on this 480 acre cattle farm with its brand new unique bluestone English country style B&B. Built in 2005, and opened in January 2006 for B&B, it was designed by Patrick Cox to the owners liking and requirements …

    A warm and friendly welcome awaits you on this 480 acre cattle farm with its brand new unique bluestone English country style B&B. Built in 2005, and opened in January 2006 for B&B, it was designed by Patrick Cox to the owners liking and requirements to capture magnificent the views and the winter sun. Charming lace and chandeliers adorn the two spacious guest rooms with large en-suites, a guest lounge and kitchenette.

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Day 4

Western Plains to Melbourne

This morning have one last look at the coast in the dramatic morning light before returning to Melbourne across the vast grasslands of the Western Plains. Created by intense volcanic activity over the past 2 million years, the 7000 volcanoes of the Western Plains are now extinct but the resultant savannah is pasture to a rich wool growing area - a wonderful example of Australia's great range lands. Stop en route to drive to the top of an extinct volcano with spectacular views across the plains. From the summit you see some of the hundreds of volcanic lakes scattered across the plains. Later you pass Lake Corangamite, the largest permanent lake in Australia, often covered with prolific birdlife. Return to Melbourne in the late afternoon.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Crown Promenade Hotel

The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's most famous arts and sporting facilities. The hotel features spacious rooms with fantastic views overlooking Port Phillip Bay or the Melbourne Central Business District and Yarra River.

Meal Plan Room Only - Best Available Rate Room Only
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Crown Promenade Hotel

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    Crown Promenade Hotel



    The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's …

    The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's most famous arts and sporting facilities. The hotel features spacious rooms with fantastic views overlooking Port Phillip Bay or the Melbourne Central Business District and Yarra River.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

    More Details

    Preferred Hotel
Day 5

Melbourne City Hotel to Melbourne Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES: 

Sundays and Wednesdays

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Melbourne
  • 1 night first-class accommodation in Little River
  • 1 night first-class accommodation in Port Campbell
  • Small group Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
  • Small group tour along the Great Ocean Road
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 lunches

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

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 inquire.

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