Highlights

  • Great Ocean Road drive
  • Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village “Shipwrecked Sound and Laser Show”
  • Halls Gap Zoo admission

Includes

  • Return economy airfare
  • 1 night accommodation in Melbourne
  • 1 night accommodation in Apollo Bay
  • 1 night accommodation in Warrnambool
  • 1 night accommodation in Halls Gap
  • 1 night accommodation in Penola
  • 1 night accommodation in Adelaide
  • 6 days Hertz car rental (1.8-litre) with NeverLost GPS

Day 1

Singapore – Melbourne

Depart Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Melbourne.

 

Day 2

Melbourne

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the day at leisure.

Accommodation: The Swanston Hotel Grand Mercure or similar

 

Day 3

Melbourne – Geelong – Torquay – Lorne – Apollo Bay

(Drive Time: 3 hrs)

This morning, collect your car from the city centre. Pass Geelong, a city with superb architecture and an interesting historic precinct. Continue driving towards Torquay where the scenic drive on the world-renowned Great Ocean Road starts. En route, enjoy sweeping vistas of the stunning waterfront and make pit stops at the many trendy beaches along Lorne and Apollo Bay. Visit Erskine Falls before arriving in Apollo Bay for your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Best Western Apollo Bay Motel or similar

 

Day 4

Apollo Bay – Peterborough –

Warrnambool

(Drive Time: 2.5 hr)

Head beyond Apollo Bay to Cape Otway Lightstation, the oldest surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia. Then, continue your journey to experience the sensational Otway Fly Treetop Walk, a unique rainforest hike through a beautiful temperate rainforest, where you will be greeted by the tranquility and beauty of the forest canopy. Later, be enthralled by some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world as you drive along Shipwreck Coast to view the striking and dramatic rock formations along Peterborough. View some of these formations including Loch Ard Gorge, The Arch, London Bridge and the most famous of them all, 12 Apostles.

Upon arrival in Warrnambool, watch the “Shipwrecked Sound and Laser Show” at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. If you are travelling between May and September, be sure to view the whales from the whale watching platform at Logan’s Beach.

Accommodation: Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel and Spa or similar

 

Day 5

Warrnambool – Halls Gap

(Drive Time: 3 hrs)

This morning, embark on a scenic drive to Grampians National Park and Halls Gap. Discover Australia’s unique native animals at Halls Gap Zoo. Embark on a walk to one of the most popular spots in the Grampians and Victoria’s largest waterfall MacKenzie Falls, for a fantastic photo opportunity. Take a relatively easy walk to The Balconies for an exceptional view. The Grampians is also known for its fine collection of aboriginal cave paintings and Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre, which gives visitors an insight into aboriginal culture, history and art.

Accommodation: The Grampians Motel or similar

 

Day 6

Halls Gap – Penola

(Drive Time: 3 hrs)

This morning, drive from Halls Gap via Mackenzie Falls to Horsham. Continue west along Wimmera Highway and past Mt Arapiles, a premier rock climbing site. Head towards Naracoorte and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Naracoorte Caves National Park, home to spectacular formations of limestone caves and interesting fossil deposits. Drive onwards to Penola and Coonawarra wine region, where you can sample world-class red wines such as cabernet sauvignon.

Accommodation: Coonawarra Motor Lodge or similar

 

Day 7

Penola – Adelaide

(Drive Time: 4 hrs)

This morning, depart Penola for Greenways. Drive along the highway to the old fishing port of Kingston SE, famous for its fresh lobsters. Continue your journey to Coorong National Park, an ideal area for bird watching. Next, catch the ferry to Wellington. Upon arrival, drive to Adelaide via Adelaide Hills.

Accommodation: Oaks Embassy Adelaide or Similar

 

Day 8

Adelaide – Singapore

If time permits, you can do some last-minute shopping before you return your car at the airport and catch your flight home.

 

Remarks

The above itinerary is a suggested programme only. Refer to the inclusion list for actual package inclusions.


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