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5 day Great Ocean Road (from Melbourne)
Prices From £299

Self Drive Tours
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
5 day Great Ocean Road (from Melbourne) 5 day Great Ocean Road (from Melbourne) 5 day Great Ocean Road (from Melbourne) 5 day Great Ocean Road (from Melbourne) 5 day Great Ocean Road (from Melbourne)

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.

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