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Day 1 - UK to Melbourne
Fly from London to Melbourne, arriving the next day.
Days 2-3 - Melbourne
On arrival make your way to your chosen hotel, for a two night stay - we have a range of hotels to choose from, and your length of stay in Melbourne is flexible. Spend a few days exploring cosmopolitan Melbourne - getting around is easy with the free tram network in the city centre, while the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus will take you a little further afield, including to historic St Kilda.
Day 4 - Melbourne to Lorne
Collect your rental car from the Melbourne depot, and head towards the Great Ocean Road. Today is an easy run to Lorne (approx 140 km / 2 hours, plus stops) - it’s all about surfing on this stretch of coast, so pop in to Torquay, home of surf brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver, and iconic Bells Beach, one of the most famous surf beaches in the world. On arrival in to Lorne check in to your hotel for a two night stay.
Day 5 - Lorne
Lorne is one of the most beautiful spots on the Great Ocean Road, and makes a great base to spend a day - head out of town to explore the coastline, or take in the beachside swimming pool or the nearby Erskine Falls.
Day 6 - Lorne to Warrnambool
Today is a spectacular drive along the Great Ocean Road to Warrnambool (approx 230 km / 3 hours 45 mins, plus stops). Take your time to take in the sheer beauty of this region, and make plenty of stops - the Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell National Park are the most iconic landmark but there are a host of vistas - Cape Otway offers a dramatic, rugged shoreline, while Apollo Bay has a community feel and superb beach. Warrnambool is an important stop on the Great Ocean Road. On arrival check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 7 - Warrnambool to Grampians National Park
Today travel from the coast at Warrnambool to Dunkeld and on through the Grampians - we’d suggest going a little out of your way to take in Port Fairy and Cape Bridgewater (approx 325 km / 4 hours, plus stops). Head along the Great Ocean Road via Port Fairy’s whitewashed cottages, and Portland with its historic waterfront. Cape Bridgewater offers a stunning 4 km long beach, while nearby Cape Duquesne has a spectacular blowhole and a seal colony an hours walk away. On arrival in to Halls Gap check in to your hotel for a two night stay.
Day 8 - Grampians National Park
The Grampians rise above to plains of Victoria and are amongst the most beautiful landscapes in the state - criss-crossed by hiking trails and with unique rock formations, aboriginal art and a plethora of fauna & flora, spend the day taking in this wonderful region.
Day 9 - Grampians National Park to Ballarat
Today is an easy drive from Halls Gap in the Grampians National Park to Ballarat (approx 140 km / 1 hour 45 mins, plus stops), so we’d recommend getting to Ballarat in good time and visiting Sovereign Hill, a recreation of an 1860’s gold mining township. Gold was discovered in Ballarat in 1851 making it one of the wealthiest towns in Australia, and the architecture reflects this. On arrival check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 10 - Ballarat to Traralgon
Today we’d recommend heading to Traralgon via the most southerly point of mainland Australia at Wilson's Promontory (approx 480 km / 6 hours, plus stops). This is a spectacular national park of hiking trails, coastal scenery and white sand beaches, and well worth the detour. Traralgon itself is a handy stopover point through Gippsland. On arrival check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 11 - Traralgon to Lakes Entrance
Today drive east towards Lakes Entrance, and we’d really recommend a detour to the famous Ninety Mile Beach (approx 250 km / 3 hours 15 mins, plus stops), an isolated and spectacular beach that’s pretty much unbroken for 90 miles - come off the highway at Sale and head to Seaspray, follow the beach to Golden Beach and head back inland to Sale and onwards to Lakes Entrance. On arrival in to Lakes Entrance check in to your hotel for a two night stay.
Day 12 - Lakes Entrance
Lakes Entrance marks the start of the Gippsland Lakes, the largest inland waterway system in Australia with three main interconnecting lakes. Spend today exploring Lakes Entrance itself or enjoying a cruise in the Lake District.
Day 13 - Lakes Entrance to Melbourne
Today head back to Melbourne (approx 320 km / 3 hours 50 mins, plus stops). On arrival in to Melbourne drop off your car at the depot and check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 14 - Return
Make your way to Melbourne airport for your return flight to the UK, arriving the next day.
Start and finish in Melbourne and take in the best of Victoria’s coastal and inland scenery, including Wilson’s Promontory & Gippsland, the Grampians and the incredible Great Ocean Road - there’s so much to see in just one state.
VICTORIA LOOP FLY DRIVE
from £1595 per person
2 nights City Tempo Melbourne
2 nights Mantra Lorne Gt Ocean Rd
1 nights Olde Maritime Gt Ocean Rd
2 nights Country Plaza Grampians
1 nights Best Western Ballarat
1 nights Comfort Inn Traralgon
2 nights Comfort Inn Lakes Entrance
1 nights City Tempo Melbourne
10 days Car Hire
2017 fly-drive package holidays to Australia Prices are per person based on two sharing, including flights, accommodation and car hire, and are subject to availability. Flights from Heathrow - other departures also available, call for details.
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