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3nts Sydney, 3nts Melbourne & 5 Day Great Ocean Road Self Drive Tour

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3nts Sydney, 3nts Melbourne & 5 day Great Ocean Road Self Drive Tour
Prices From £1549
prices are per person based on twin share, including flights


Spend 3 nights in the Harbour City staying at the comfortable Ibis World Square; located in the heart of the city, which means it’s a great hub for exploring Sydney. Take a stroll along the Harbour Bridge or visit the world famous Sydney Opera House before continuing your Australian adventure in Melbourne. Spend 3 nights at the chic Vibe Carlton, just ten minutes from the vibrant city centre of Melbourne, a perfect, modern hotel to stay at whilst you explore Melbourne. Watch an exhilarating match at the home of Aussie cricket in the Melbourne Cricket Ground or visit a much treasured gem in Melbourne, the Royal Botanic Gardens before embarking on an amazing journey down the Great Ocean Road. See Apollo Bay, Port Fairy and Barossa Valley along the way, to name just a few.


5 day Great Ocean Road (from Melbourne)
One of the world's greatest drives, the Great Ocean Road seems as though it was made for photography. Passing alongside crashing surf and through pretty villages, perhaps stopping for a picnic beside the Twelve Apostles or in the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, this is an unforgettable trip.
Includes 4 nights’ accommodation on a room-only basis unless specified
Avis car rental for the tour duration. We’ve included a compact car on our ‘Standard’ tour, an intermediate car on our ‘Superior’ tour, and a full-size car on our ‘Boutique’ tour
Self-drive kit, including maps and instructions
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Day 1: Melbourne - Lorne/Apollo Bay (187km)
On leaving Melbourne, cross the West Gate Bridge and take the Princes Highway to Geelong, the largest provincial city in Victoria. From Geelong to Torquay, the start of the Great Ocean Road, and recognised as the surfing capital of Australia. Stop at the nearby famous Bells Beach or the beautiful Erskine Falls. The scenic coastline from Lorne to Apollo Bay has been described as one of the most beautiful and breathtaking drives in the world. 
  • Standard: Comfort Inn the International - Standard room
  • Superior: Captain's at the Bay - Terrace Room

Day 2: Lorne/Apollo Bay - Port Fairy (188km)
This morning travel along the fabulous Great Ocean Road to Port Campbell, See the amazing rock formations of the Twelve Apostles, which are huge stone pillars sticking out of the surf, carved over time by the crashing Southern Ocean waves. Travelling on past Port Campbell you will see London Bridge - the broken arch. Continuing the 'Shipwreck  Coast' begins, from Port Campbell and Warrnambool and on to Port Fairy. 
  • Standard: 54 on Banks - Queen Suite
  • Superior: Merrijig Inn - King Suite

Day 3: Port Fairy - Robe (487 km)
There is a choice of routes today, the shorter route will take you via Portland and Cape Nelson, along the coast directly to Mount Gambier, and then on to Robe, via Millicent. The longer route will mean a very start. Travel via Penshurst to Dunkeld a scenic drive will take you through the Grampians National Park and onto Halls Gap. Highlights within the Grambians include McKenzie Falls, Reids Lookout and the Balconies. There are walks of varying length and difficulty to reach some of these points. Return to Dunkeld, and then onto Mt Gambier and Robe. 
  • Standard: Best Western Melaleuca Motel & Apartments - Standard Room
  • Superior: Robe House B&B - Self Contained Suite

Day 4: Robe - Barossa Valley (350km)
Continue on to Kingston and travel towards Adelaide, travelling along the Coorong National Park skirting Lake Albert and Lake Alexandria. Travel to the towns of Tailem Bend and Murray Bridge. Travel through Mannum, Mt Pleasant and Angaston. Mannum is one of the oldest towns located on the Murray River and has an historic and lively past. The Barossa Valley is one of Australia's most famous wine producing areas. It is warm and intimate place of charming old towns, the vinyards spreading across undulating hills in well-tended, precise rows. 
  • Standard: Barossa Weintal - Standard Room
  • Superior: The Lodge Country House - Standard Room

Day 5: Barossa Valley - Adelaide (80 km)
There is plenty of time to explore the Barossa Valley. There are many famous wineries to visit including, Yalumba, Orlando and Penfolds, as well as many boutique wineries to discover. Some wineries are still run by members of the same families that established them last century. You can also experience an array of gourmet food products and local delicacies. This afternoon travel south through Gawler to Adelaide, the capital of South Australia and known in Australia as a City of Churches. 

Note no accommodation is included tonight but your car is booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the city or airport by the same time as it was picked up on day 1, to avoide any addoitional charges.

Rydges Sydney Harbour (Formerly Holiday Inn Old Sydney)

Located deep in the heart of the traditional Rocks district, the Holiday Inn Old Sydney revels among its neighbouring sights in the close proximity to not only several historical landmarks but also the magnificent Sydney Harbour, a beautiful body of water that houses the legendary Sydney Opera House, the most significant icon in all of Australia. Travellers looking to immerse themselves in the ambiance of the bustling city are sure to love the many entertainment outlets and dining venues throughout the area, while the hotel itself presents a number of facilities and several comfortable and stylish accommodations for all guests of the city to enjoy.

Facilities Swimming pool - Concierge service - Laundry - Babysitting service - Business facilities
Rooms

Guest Room

The Guest Room offers guests a comfortable accommodation filled with plush furnishings and numerous amenities to help create a memorable holiday experience.

Executive Club Level Room

The Executive Club Level Room offers guests a spacious accommodation fitted with the most lavish furnishings and combined with quality amenities for a comfortable stay.

Suite

The Suite offers guests a stylish accommodation fitted with comfortable furnishings while granting plenty of space for any and all travellers.

Rooms include the following amenities

  • WiFi access
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower and Bath
  • Safe
  • Iron
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
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    Mercure Welcome Melbourne

    Sat in the heart of the bustling city of Melbourne, the Mercure Welcome Melbourne is a highly affordable hotel for guests looking to immerse themselves in the hustle and bustle of one of Australia’s most renowned and influential cities without breaking the bank. Conveniently located close to many of the city’s dining venues, retail outlets and entertainment hotspots, the hotel gives travellers a wide variety of choice while also presenting a comfortable and stylish place to end each day of exploration. With a host of in-house eateries and a mixture of elegantly furnished accommodations to choose from, the hotel is ideal for an Australian vacation where travellers keep more money to spend in the city.

    Facilities
    • Business Facilities
    Rooms

    Standard Room

    The Standard Room offers guests a modern accommodation fitted with quality amenities and comfortable furnishings to suit all travellers.

    The room includes the following amenities –

    • Air Conditioning
    • Television
    • Mini-Fridge
    • Wi-Fi Internet Access (with charge)

    Superior Room

    The Superior Room offers guests a spacious accommodation with soft, neutral tones and comfortable furnishings to ensure traveller satisfaction.

    The room includes the following amenities –

    • Air Conditioning
    • Television
    • Mini-Fridge
    • Microwave
    • Wi-Fi Internet Access (with charge)

    Privilege Room

    The Privilege Room offers guests a generously spacious accommodation that features stylish amenities to accompany the elegant furnishings throughout.

    The room includes the following amenities –

    • Air Conditioning
    • Television
    • Mini-Fridge
    • Microwave
    • Wi-Fi Internet Access (with charge)
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