Drive the Great Ocean Road - Australian Tours

One of the world’s most spectacular drives, the Great Ocean Road winds its way along the wild and windswept coast. Experience a seascape like no other; deserted beaches, historic ports and the famous Twelve Apostles rising majestically from the ocean.

A fascinating self drive tour along the Great Ocean Road which offers some of the most spectacular coastal views in Australia, past wide beaches, dramatic cliffs and idyllic coves. See the power of the ocean at work at the Twelve Apostles, a row of great stone pillars - the most spectacular landmark on the Victorian coastline.

Itinerary:
Day 1 Arrive Melbourne
On arrival in Melbourne you will be transferred by private car to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore. 
Hotel for 2 nights: Vibe Savoy Hotel

Day 2 Melbourne
A morning sightseeing tour will introduce you to the sights of Melbourne. Cross the West Gate Bridge for amazing city views. See Bourke Street Mall, tree-lined Collins Street, Federation Square and the spectacular Royal Botanic Gardens. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 3 Melbourne to Apollo Bay (122 miles)
Collect your car and head for the Great Ocean Road.  This magnificent road offers some of the most spectacular coastal views in Australia. Travel past famous Bells Beach and enjoy the scenery as you pass wide beaches, dramatic cliffs and idyllic coves.
Hotel for 2 nights: Captains at the Bay.

Day 4 Apollo Bay free day
The day is free for you to explore Apollo Bay, set on the coast with excellent surfing and swimming beaches and the Otway Ranges as a backdrop. (B)

Day 5 Apollo Bay - Port Fairy (118 miles)

After crossing the spectacular Otway Ranges, you’ll arrive at Port Campbell National Park, an area of immense beauty. See the power of the ocean at work at the Twelve Apostles, a row of great stone pillars and the most spectacular landmark on the Victorian coastline. See the remains of London Bridge. Travel past Warrnambool, arriving at the historic fishing village of Port Fairy this afternoon. (B). Hotel for 2 nights: Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

Day 5 Port Fairy - Free day

The day is free to explore this former whaling port located at the estuary of the Moyne River. Port Fairy is a holiday resort bordered by both river and ocean and is home to a large fishing fleet. (B)

Day 7 Port Fairy to Coonawarra (140 Miles)
Travel west from Port Fairy towards the South Australian border and up the Limestone Coast to the Coonawarra wine district where there are fine vineyards to explore. (B)
Hotel for 2 nights: Coonawarra Motor Lodge

Day 8 Coonawarra
A free day to explore Coonawarra and the surrounding area famous for its premium wines.

Day 9 Coonawarra to Adelaide (240 miles)

Head towards Adelaide today, travelling via Keith, Murrays Bridge enroute to Adelaide and check into your hotel. Return your car to the city office of Hertz. Hotel for 2 nights: Stamford Plaza Hotel

Day 10 Adelaide sightseeing 
Adelaide is a captivating city, a city of churches and the food and wine capital of Australia, with sandstone homes and cottages with sweeping gardens; a young Australian city, rich in recent history yet charmingly modern and with a passion for fine living.  You’ll see all the sights on this tour before having time to explore on your own.  Perhaps you’ll visit Trinity Church, the Adelaide Oval one of Australia’s most notable cricket grounds or the trendy shops and restaurants on O’Connell Street; maybe stroll along the garden banks of the River Torrens, or visit quirky Hutt Street.

Day 11 Depart Adelaide
You will be transferred to the airport by shuttle coach, where your tour comes to an end.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Private transfer on arrival in Melbourne
  • 10 nights accommodation as shown
  • Breakfast daily
  • Half Day Melbourne City Sightseeing Tour
  • Hertz standard sedan car rental for 7 days including unlimited mileage and standard insurance (excess applies - see box below)
  • Full day Barossa Valley tour including lunch
  • Airport coach transfer in Adelaide.


Not Included

  • Airfare to/from Australia
  • Meals other than those stated above
  • Gratuities/tips
  • Car fuel & parking charges
  • Optional car insurance (see below*)

*Car Rental Information - Optional Insurance 

 

Holiday Name : Drive the Great Ocean Road  
Reference : 1CH


Tour Highlights

  • Melbourne City Sightseeing Tour
  • Apollo Bay
  • Coonawarra Wine District
  • Full day Barossa Valley tour
  • Adelaide
     
Guide price per person,
All prices and details are subject to change and availability.
Prices start from £1,223

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