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Melbourne to Adelaide Self Drive

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 516

The drive from Melbourne to Adelaide is stunning. Enjoy the scenery as you embark on the Great Ocean Road; see the Twelve Apostles, explore Grampians National Park and visit Coonawarra.


Australia’s most spectacular drive awaits you just west of Melbourne. This 5 day trip takes you along the Great Ocean Road and on to the Grampians National Park and Coonawarra wine district.

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 in Apollo Bay. Then leave the coastline in Port Fairy, stopping in at Tower Hill Wildlife Park to see koalas and kangaroos.

At the Grampians, you can enjoy stunning mountain views and invigorating walks through native forest, all while learning about Victoria’s fascinating Aboriginal heritage. Cross the border into South Australia, home to many of Australia’s best wine regions including Coonawarra. Visit the local wineries, then relax by the nearby lakes and waterways before returning your vehicle in Adelaide.


At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.
Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 516

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Day 1

Melbourne to Apollo Bay 185 km (115 miles), 2.5 hours

Collect your car and follow the coast line past some of the best surfing beaches in australia to the small seaside town of Lorne, gateway to the great ocean road. The drive is spectacular.

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 2

Apollo Bay to Port Fairy 190 km (188 miles) 2.5 hours

Depart Apollo Bay and continue along the Great Ocean Road that travels through the Otway National Park.

The Great Ocean Road leaves the Otways at Princetown and hugs the rugged coast through to the Port Campbell National Park. On your way to Port Fairy visit the quaint town of Koroit, where Irish immigrant farmers originally settled. The unique fishing village of Port Fairy is one of Victoria's earliest ports and many homes and other buildings of last century have been preserved.

Duration1 Night
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54 On Bank Port Fairy

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    54 On Bank Port Fairy



    54 On Bank is centrally located in the historic seafaring village of Port Fairy where some of the finest restaurants, cafes and specialty shops are at your doorstep. 54 On Bank consist of two buildings - the first encompassing a 2 bedroom cottage with the ...

    54 On Bank is centrally located in the historic seafaring village of Port Fairy where some of the finest restaurants, cafes and specialty shops are at your doorstep. 54 On Bank consist of two buildings - the first encompassing a 2 bedroom cottage with the reception and information centre and the second featuring 6 individual and private suites.

    Facilities

    • Barbeque
    • Laundry facilities
    • Non Smoking Property
    • Restaurant

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Day 3

Port Fairy to Grampians National Park 175 km (109 miles), 2.25 hours

From Port Fairy, travel to the Grampians National Park and Halls Gap. The scenic Grampians National Park is one of Victoria's largest and most accessible National Parks. It is home to the biggest collection of Koori rock art in the state, and is well known for its wildflowers, striking rock formations, 200 species of bird life, panoramic lookouts and well maintained network of 50 walking tracks.

Duration1 Night
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D'Altons Resort Halls Gap

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    D'Altons Resort Halls Gap



    Daltons Resort is the perfect place to stay while driving along the Great Ocean Road. Surrounded by the Grampians National Park and nestled within 11 hectares of semi-bush land in the heart of Halls Gap. Kangaroo and deer freely roam the property. The resort is ...

    Daltons Resort is the perfect place to stay while driving along the Great Ocean Road. Surrounded by the Grampians National Park and nestled within 11 hectares of semi-bush land in the heart of Halls Gap. Kangaroo and deer freely roam the property. The resort is only 400 metres from shops and an easy stroll to excellent restaurants. With only 25 studios or cottages, this retreat is a perfect getaway spot.

    Facilities

    • Barbeque
    • Laundry facilities
    • Playground
    • Pool (s)
    • Tennis

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Day 4

Halls Gap to Coonawarra 260 km (161 miles), 3.25 hours

Travel through wine districts and lovely countryside, visit nearby lakes and waterways just perfect for fishing.

Duration1 Night
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Carolynne's Cottages Naracoorte

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    Carolynne's Cottages Naracoorte



    Set in the heart of the Limestone Coast, two kilometres north of Naracoorte, Carolynne's Cottages are a great base to explore the premium wine districts of Coonawarra and Padthaway as well as being within easy reach of Wrattonbully, Robe and Mount Benson. The Naracoorte Caves ...

    Set in the heart of the Limestone Coast, two kilometres north of Naracoorte, Carolynne's Cottages are a great base to explore the premium wine districts of Coonawarra and Padthaway as well as being within easy reach of Wrattonbully, Robe and Mount Benson. The Naracoorte Caves are just 12 kilometres away. Relax and refresh yourself in complete luxury in 3 fully self-contained luxurious 1 and 2 bedroom cottages.

    If reception is unattended on arrival, confirmed guests will find keys inside the BBQ, under the hood, located on the decking area behind the cottage.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 5

Coonawarra to Adelaide 333 km (208 miles) 4 hours

Depart this morning and continue travelling north to Adelaide. Drop off your rental vehicle and depart Adelaide.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 5 day Hertz Group S car hire
  • Goway's Co-pilot kit.

PRICE EXCLUDES: 

  • Airfare and all taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • Optional excursions
  • Beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Park fees unless stated

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 will apply, Limited seats/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability.  Rates for single or triple travelers are available on request – please inquire.

 

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