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Day 1 - UK to Melbourne
Fly from London to Melbourne, arriving the next day.
Days 2-4 - Melbourne
On arrival make your way to your chosen hotel, for a three 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 - the city is packed with museums and galleries, and is a foodies paradise so we’d suggest eating your way around the city, starting at lively Queen Victoria Market and finishing in the restaurants of the lanes around the city centre.
Day 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - Warrnambool to Robe
Today cross the border in to South Australia, travelling via Mount Gambier to Robe (approx 360 km / 4 hours 10 mins, plus stops). Follow the Great Ocean Road to Port Fairy with its whitewashed cottages, and Portland with its historic waterfront - we’d also suggest going a little out of your way to take in Cape Bridgewater’s stunning 4 km long beach, while nearby Cape Duquesne has a spectacular blowhole and a seal colony an hours walk away. Mount Gambier is home to Blue Lake, a 75-metre deep lake that turns the most amazing shade of blue in the summer. Caves run under the town and many can be explored on tours. Robe itself is dotted with heritage-listed buildings and has a relaxed atmosphere, with great beaches and excellent dining. On arrival check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 9 - Robe to the Barossa Valley
Hug the coastline through the Coorong National Park - take the Coorong Scenic Drive just before Meningie to get in to the heart of this unusual landscape (approx 375 km / 4 hours, plus stops). On arrival in to the Barossa Valley check in to your hotel for a two night stay.
Day 10 - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is one of the world’s great wine regions, and today it’s yours to explore - the 25 km long valley produces over a fifth of Australia’s total wine, and its easy to visit wineries to sample the local Shiraz, Riesling and more.
Day 11 - Barossa Valley to the Flinders Ranges
Head from the Barossa Valley to the Flinders Ranges, and we’d suggest travelling via Mount Remarkable and Quorn (approx 425 km / 4 hours 40 mins, plus stops). Mount Remarkable National Park offers steep, jagged landscapes with various walking tracks. Port Augusta is the ‘crossroads of Australia’ and the town centre is pretty, while Quorn (pronounced ‘corn’) feels like a film set with its classic streets. On arrival in to the Flinders Ranges check in to your hotel for a two night stay.
Day 12 - Flinders Ranges
Flinders Ranges National Park - ‘the Flinders’ - offers dramatic landscapes, aboriginal rock art and a carpet of wild flowers after it rains (albeit rare!) The 80 sq km natural basin of Wilpena Pound (Ikara) is the heart of the park, while bushwalking in the area is superb.
Day 13 - Flinders Ranges to Adelaide
Today is a fairly long drive to Adelaide (approx 430 km / 4 hours 50 mins, plus stops). On arrival in to Adelaide drop off your car at the depot and check in to your hotel for a three night stay.
Days 14-15 - Adelaide
Spend a few days exploring Adelaide - there’s plenty to see and do, so perhaps take the tram to Glenelg, the city’s beach suburb where a plethora of cafes and bars take in the sunset each evening. Our other top tip is the Coopers Brewery - tours of Australia’s largest independent brewery are available, and their beers are superb (we can vouch for that!)
Day 16 - Return
Make your way to Adelaide airport for your return flight to the UK, arriving the next day.
Combine the highlights of Victoria & South Australia, travelling from Melbourne to Adelaide (or in reverse). Explore the beautiful Great Ocean Road along with the renowned Barossa Valley and the stunning Flinders Ranges.
VICTORIA & SOUTH AUSTRALIA FLY DRIVE from £1609 per person
3 nights City Tempo Melbourne
2 nights Mantra Lorne Gt Ocean Rd
1 nights Olde Maritime Gt Ocean Rd
1 nights Robe House SA
2 nights Novotel Barossa Valley
2 nights Rawnsley Pk Fliders Ranges
3 nights Adelaide Rockford Hotel
9 days Car Hire
2020/21 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 departure airports also available, call for details. Holiday ref T0917W.
from £1669 pp
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