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Melbourne to Adelaide Self Drive

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 749

FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: 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.


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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 749

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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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Captains at the Bay

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    Captains at the Bay



    Captain's at the Bay is a striking, contemporary getaway in the heart of Apollo Bay. The property offers comfortable accommodation, peace and quiet, privacy and great service, and the advantage of being strolling distance from the foreshore, (150 metres), beach, restaurants, Visitor Information Centre and …

    Captain's at the Bay is a striking, contemporary getaway in the heart of Apollo Bay. The property offers comfortable accommodation, peace and quiet, privacy and great service, and the advantage of being strolling distance from the foreshore, (150 metres), beach, restaurants, Visitor Information Centre and the busy shopping centre. Captain's at the Bay offers a choice of three different styles of accommodation - the Terraces, the Cottage, or the Loft, each with their own decor, style and artwork.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Reception (24 hrs)

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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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Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel Port Fairy

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    Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel Port Fairy



    Oscars' enviable waterfront position, overlooking the marina of yachts and local fishing boats, provides the perfect haven for that needed escape or romantic getaway. The style of Oscars is French provincial, with many lounging areas and interesting pieces of furniture within the grand drawing room …

    Oscars' enviable waterfront position, overlooking the marina of yachts and local fishing boats, provides the perfect haven for that needed escape or romantic getaway. The style of Oscars is French provincial, with many lounging areas and interesting pieces of furniture within the grand drawing room and breakfast room. The inviting open fires roaring in winter, creating the perfect ambiance for reading or playing board games and the magnificent verandah overlooking the river is a must for breakfast no matter what the season. Breakfasts are a gourmet delight at Oscars cooked by the resident chef.
    Oscar's offers 1 suite and 6 individually decorated king size rooms all with stunning views. All rooms have their own generous en-suite, king size bed, television and fully stocked bar fridge.
    Port Fairy boasts a number of fantastic cafes and restaurants. A vibrant art, craft and music scene is alive in Port Fairy with many festivals. The beaches are clean, safe and stretch for miles.

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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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Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld

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    Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld



    Situated in Victoria's spectacular Southern Grampians, located just 260 kilometres from Melbourne, the Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld is fast becoming a destination for visitors wanting a quality accommodation. It is idyllically located at the base of Mount Sturgeon, at the southern entrance to the Grampians …

    Situated in Victoria's spectacular Southern Grampians, located just 260 kilometres from Melbourne, the Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld is fast becoming a destination for visitors wanting a quality accommodation. It is idyllically located at the base of Mount Sturgeon, at the southern entrance to the Grampians National Park. Royal Mail Hotel rooms range from spacious, yet simply furnished garden rooms, through to more contemporary mountain view rooms and self-contained apartments that take advantage of the stunning natural surroundings.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 4

Halls Gap to Naracoorte 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

Naracoorte 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 first-class accommodation
  • Car Rental for 5 days with unlimited kilometres and mandatory vehicle insurance
  • Goway's Co-Pilot kit including maps and detailed driving information

PRICE EXCLUDES: 

  • International and domestic airfare 
  • 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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