Day 07 - Halls Gap to Melbourne (254 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, Beaufort and Ballarat. Ballarat 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. A must see is Sovereign Hill, an exact recreation of what life was like in the town during the gold rush. Continue via Bacchus Marsh on the return journey into Melbourne.
Your hire car has been booked until today and should be dropped off at the depot prior to the time it was picked up on Day 1 to avoid additional charges.