Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road
Duration: 3 nights escorted tour
Price from: £495pp
Day 1 Melbourne: On arrival at Melbourne airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to explore independently or relax.
Day 2 Great Ocean Road: Travel along Victoria's renowned Great Ocean Road to the quaint coastal towns of Lorne and Anglesea, then drive through lush tree-fern gullies and the majestic mountain-ash rainforests of Otway National Park. Witness the splendour of the limestone stacks known as the Twelve Apostles as they soar above the Southern Ocean. See Loch Ard Gorge and be swept away by the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the Loch Ard. Explore Port Campbell National Park and then continue to the remnants of London Bridge. Return to Melbourne.
Day 3 Melbourne/Phillip Island: This morning discover the charm of Melbourne as you see Parliament House, Queen Victoria Market and the Royal Botanic Gardens. This afternoon visit Phillip Island, home to an astounding array of wildlife, including Australia's largest fur seal colony, the Little Penguins and koalas. Visit Maru Animal Park for close up encounters with a variety of native wildlife before you enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies, two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life. At sunset, watch the Little Penguins as they battle the surf and make their way up the beach to their dune burrows. Return to Melbourne.
Day 4 Melbourne: The tour concludes with a transfer back to Melbourne airport.
Accommodation: 3* Mercure Hotel Welcome, Melbourne.
Tour price: The price shown for this AAT Kings tour is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes arrival and departure transfers, accommodation, sightseeing as outlined and services of driver/guides in each destination.