15 Day Natural Beauty15 Day • Melbourne - Phillip Island - Mornington Peninsula - Great Ocean Road - Grampians - Ballarat - Yarra Valley
Rooftop Bar, Melbourne, Victoria
Phillip Island Nature Park, Phillip Island, Victoria
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
15 Day Natural Beauty
15 Day Self-Drive - Melbourne - Phillip Island - Mornington Peninsula - Great Ocean Road - Grampians - Ballarat - Yarra Valley
This 15-day self-drive takes you to many of the spectacular coastal, cultural and wildlife experiences that the state of Victoria has to offer. Enjoy the contrasts of urban laneways, ocean scenery, mountains, and rolling agricultural hills.
VALID FOR TRAVEL: 01 Feb – 31 Mar 2022
- Prices above are per person, based on double occupancy. Subject to availability.
- Package Includes:
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Melbourne, 2 nights’ accommodation in Mornington Peninsula, 1 night accommodation in Apollo Bay, 1 night accommodation in Port Campbell, 2 nights’ accommodation in Dunkeld, 1 night accommodation in Halls Gap, 2 nights’ accommodation in Ballarat, 2 nights’ accommodation in Yering, 2 excursions, car rental and all taxes & fees.
- Note: the mandatory Australian Travel Visa is included in the price
Included in your trip
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WHERE WILL YOU VISIT?
- Phillip Island
- Mornington Peninsula
- Great Ocean Road
- Yarra Valley
- Port Campbell
- Twelve Apostles
Arrive and Depart Melbourne
15 Day Adventure
Day 1: Arrive Melbourne
Upon arrival this morning, look for your transfer driver who will take you to your downtown hotel. Check in for 3 nights.
Afternoon Lanes and Arcades Tour
Melbourne’s arcades and laneways hide many of the city’s best kept treasures! This Lanes and Arcades walking tour is the ideal way to discover and learn about the enchantment of Melbourne. On the tour of Melbourne’s signature lanes and arcades, you will discover local designers and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. See some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, with historical tales of Melbourne along the way. There is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike.
Day 2: Full-Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Experience the magic of little penguins returning home at sunset to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia. Enjoy a 180-degree viewing of the parade on tiered seating and ranger commentary. With over 32,000 little penguins living on the island, you’ve got a good chance of spotting a few!
Day 3: Day at Leisure
Explore Melbourne on your own. Perhaps head to Southbank or the Docklands area to ride the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.
Day 4: Mornington Peninsula
Collect your rental car from the city depot and drive to the Mornington Peninsula where you will check in to your hotel for 2 nights. The balance of our day is at leisure.
Day 5: Day at Leisure
Day at leisure today. We recommend visiting one of the local wineries or craft breweries on the Mornington or simply head to the beach where you can find some iconic colourful bathing boxes.
Day 6: Sorrento to Queenscliff – Apollo Bay
Take the ferry to Queenscliff.
Drive to Apollo Bay along some spectacular ocean road. Check into your hotel for 1 night. The balance of your day is at leisure.
Day 7: Port Campbell
Drive to Port Campbell and see the 12 Apostles. Perhaps enjoy a stop in Great Otway National Park. Check into your hotel for 1 night. The balance of your day is at leisure.
Day 8: Dunkeld
Drive to Dunkeld where you will check into your hotel for 2 nights. The balance of your day is at leisure.
Day 9: Day at Leisure
Day at leisure today to explore the southern end of Grampians National Park
Day 10: Halls Gap
Drive to Halls Gap where you will check into your hotel for 1 night. The balance of your day is at leisure for a hike or a detour to view a waterfall The Brambuk Cultural Centre is highly recommended.
Day 11: Ballarat
Drive to Ballarat where you will check into your hotel for 2 nights. The balance of your day is at leisure.
Day 12: Day at Leisure
Day at leisure today. We recommend a visit to Sovereign Hill for some Gold Mining history and fun!
Day 13: Yering
Drive to Yering where you will check into your hotel for 2 nights. The balance of your day is at leisure.
Day 14: Day at Leisure
Day at leisure today. We recommend exploring Victoria’s picturesque Yarra Valley, where you can sip local wines and sample local chocolate, cheese and other produce.
Day 15: Depart
Drop off your rental car at the Melbourne airport this morning… why not stay longer?
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