from AUD 699 per person

*price above quoted based on twin sharing

SALES PERIOD Up to 30 Sep 2019
TRAVEL PERIOD Up to 31 Mar 2020
INCLUDED
4 nights’ accommodation (Room Only)
5 days Avis car rental with GPS
Co-pilot self-drive kit
Touring as per itinerary
CAR RENTAL
  • Car rental rate includes airport / city depot pick-up and drop-off, Unlimited kms, VRF (Vehicle Registration fee), CRF (Concession Recovery Fee), PLS (Premium Location Surcharge), LDW (Loss Damage Waiver), Super Excess Reduction (NIL Excess), 24 Hour Emergency Roadside Service, one way fee (if applicable), admin fees and GST @10%
  • Excludes fuel and optional extras
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Day 01 - Melbourne to Apollo Bay (197km)

Collect your car this morning and travel south west from Melbourne on thePrinces Highway to Geelong, the largest provincial city in Victoria. Depart Geelong and travel onto Torquay, the surfing capital of Australia. Follow the coast road through Anglesea to Lorne and visit the nearby Erskine Falls. The coastline from Lorne to Apollo Bay has been described as one of the most beautiful and breathtaking drives in the world.
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Day 02 - Apollo Bay to Port Fairy (188km)

Depart Apollo Bay this morning and travel along the fabulous Great Ocean Road to Port Campbell. The road does leave the coast and wind through the ferny slopes of Cape Otway, this rainforest country is silent and untouched. When the road meets the coast again you will see some amazing rock formations including the Twelve Apostles, which are huge stone pillars in the surf, carved over time by the crashing Southern Ocean waves. Continue on to Port Campbell where you will see London Bridge – the broken arch and then through to Warrnambool. You may also like to drive to Tower Hill Nature Reserve where koalas, emus and kangaroos can often be seen. Port Fairy a quaint fishing village is where you will spend the night.
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Day 03 - Port Fairy to Halls Gap (157 km)

Drive north today to the amazing Grampians National Park with its
woodland walks, waterfalls and rock formations. Your journey will take you via Penhurst to Dunkeld, just south of the Grampians. From here a scenic drive will take you through the Grampians National Park to Halls Gap.
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Day 04 - Halls Gap to Ballarat (140 km)

Just out of Halls Gap is Stawell, home of the Stawell Gift, the richest footrace in the world. In the surrounding areas are some fabulous wineries, such as Montara Estate. Other towns on the way include Ararat and Beaufort. Ballarat is Victoria’s largest inland city. It is famous for being the site of the world’s largest deposit of alluvial gold, and almost a third of all gold found in the colony was taken from its rich quartz reefs. Sovereign Hill, an exact re-creation of what life was like in the town during the gold rush and their nightly show, “Blood on the Southern Cross” is a must see and entrance to the show is included.
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Day 05 - Ballarat to Melbourne (114 km)

Before leaving Ballarat, a visit to The Ballarat Wildlife Park will bring you back into the present with a close encounter with native fauna. From Ballarat travel via Bacchus Marsh on the return journey into Melbourne. Your hire car has been booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the depot prior to the time it was picked up on Day 1 to avoid additional charges.
  • Subject to availability
  • All prices quoted are per person, in Australian Dollars (AUD) based on twin sharing, ground content only and subject to change without prior notice
  • Breakfast is not included, hotel seasonal surcharges; blackout dates; supplements and minimum night stay apply
  • Single / 3rd traveler are not applicable
  • Itineraries are suggested itineraries only
  • Sales Period: up to 30 Sep 2019
  •  Travel Period: up to 31 Mar 2020
  • Other terms & conditions apply
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