8D Melbourne, Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island

Ballarat – Warrnambool – Torquay – Queenscliff – Sorrento – Mornington Peninsula – Phillip Island – Melbourne

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Sydney to Melbourne via Canberra

Highlights

  • iVenture Card Australia Multi City Flexi Attractions Pass with 5 attractions
  • Dolphin Watch Cruises
  • Cockington Green Gardens admission

Includes

  • Return economy airfare
  • 1 night accommodation in Sydney
  • 1 night accommodation in Jervis Bay
  • 2 nights accommodation in Canberra
  • 1 night accommodation in Albury
  • 1 night accommodation in Bendigo
  • 1 night accommodation in Melbourne
  • 7 days Hertz car rental (1.8-litre) with NeverLost GPS

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Melbourne to Adelaide via Great Ocean Road

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

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Melbourne, Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island

Highlights

  • Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village “Shipwrecked Sound and Laser Show”
  • Aussie BBQ dinner in Queenscliff
  • Phillip Island Nature Parks 3 Parks Pass Plus
  • Rayners Orchard tractor fruit tasting tour

Includes

  • Return economy airfare
  • 1-way ferry transfer from Queenscliff to Sorrento
  • 1 night accommodation in Ballarat
  • 1 night accommodation in Warrnambool
  • 1 night accommodation in Queenscliff
  • 1 night accommodation in Mornington Peninsula
  • 1 night accommodation in Phillip Island
  • 1 night accommodation in Melbourne
  • 6 days Hertz car rental (1.8-litre) with NeverLost GPS Rayners Orchard

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Great Southern Touring Route and Farm Stay

Highlights

  • Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum admission
  • Ballarat Wildlife Park admission
  • Great Ocean Road drive
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel ride

Includes

  • Return economy airfare
  • 1 night farm stay with Aussie dinner
  • 1 night accommodation in Ballarat
  • 1 night accommodation in Halls Gap
  • 1 night accommodation in Warrnambool
  • 1 night accommodation in Apollo Bay
  • 1 night accommodation in Melbourne with breakfast
  • 5 days Hertz car rental (1.8-litre) with NeverLost GPS

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A Road Trip to Remember: 3 Great Coastal Drives Down Under

Time to get off your couch and onto one of Australia’s most spectacular coasts

Do you find yourself daydreaming of golden beaches and beachside bistros with seafood menus long enough to chase away the midyear blues? Chances are that you are probably in need of a holiday, pronto. Luckily for you, Australia has all of the above and then some. Think endless beaches, spectacular sea views and off-the-road adventures — all of which can be explored on four wheels.

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Melbourne’s Hidden Laneways

Even the locals find surprises in Melbourne’s cobblestone laneways.

You never quite know what’s in store when you wander off Melbourne’s grid of city streets into the maze of gothic laneways behind them. Even the locals find surprises here, where the venues for food, fashion and art are small, quirky and sometimes hidden.  Discover a late-night jazz bar or watch the world go by from a tiny trattoria, browse the boutiques and check out urban art. You can unlock the city’s real secrets in these distinctively Melbourne streets.

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Backpacker Essentials

Before hitting Australia’s shores, get some backpacker basics – from the best budget accommodation and WiFi options to eating like a local and staying up late. Follow our advice to get the most out of your Australian adventure.

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Australia’s Best Zoos and Aquariums

Immerse yourself in native animal habitats, sleep next to wild creatures or visit giant pandas. Australia’s zoos and aquariums have plenty to go wild over.

By Paul Chai

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It’s Wine O’Clock! Adventures behind Australia’s Cellar Doors

Ever wondered what goes on behind some of Australia’s leading cellar doors?

If you think that wine regions are just about wine tastings and lunch pairings, then you are in for a big surprise! Besides a reputation for fine wine and some of the world’s best cellar doors, Australia’s wineries also offer a blend of unique activities.

Planning a day trip or long vacation among vineyards? Here are some of Australia’s best wine regions, guaranteed to keep you in high spirits with non-stop fun and delicious wines. Most of these wine regions are a short drive from the city — rent a car, appoint a designated driver and bring along a jacket, as it can get pretty cool in the evenings.

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