Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road (4 Days/3 Nights)
Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road (4 Days/3 Nights)
Tour Code: MM11R.
Day 1 Arrive Melbourne
On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city or relax.
Hotel: Mercure Hotel Welcome (R), Crowne Plaza (S), Melbourne, 3 nights.
Day 2 Great Ocean Road
View the popular coastal townships of Lorne and Anglesea - a surfer's haven and retreat. See many fern filled gullies and river inlets on your journey. Travel the length of the Great Ocean Road passing towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery. Truly one of the world's great scenic coastal drives. Witness a fabulous spectacle of massive natural erosion. Contrasts abound between rugged coast and verdant rainforest living side by side. See the amazing Twelve Apostles - limestone stacks rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean and visit the Information Centre. Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the scenery from various viewing platforms. 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. Discover the tragic history of over 50 ships wrecked along this rugged coastline. Continue beyond Port Campbell to the remnants of London Bridge. See the spectacular night lights of Melbourne as you cross the West Gate Bridge. B
Day 3 Melbourne - Phillip Island
Discover the charm of Melbourne. See Cook's Cottage, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens and Albert Park, home to the Australian Grand Prix. Stroll the Royal Botanic Gardens; see the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square. Visit the Shrine of Remembrance and see the Southbank waterfront precinct. See some of the city's architecture including St. Paul's Cathedral and the Princess and Regent theatres. Cross the Bolte Bridge for great city views. This afternoon enjoy your tour to Phillip Island, home to an astounding array of wildlife, including Australia's largest fur seal colony, the Little Penguins and Koalas. Enjoy getting close to Koalas and Kangaroos before joining the Little Penguins at dusk as they emerge from the surf and waddle to their burrows. Visit Maru Animal Park, for up close and personal encounters with Koalas, Kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and much more. Enjoy the opportunity to pat and feed Kangaroos, wallabies and a host of Australia wildlife. View spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies, two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life. Browse through the educational Phillip Island Visitors Information Centre. Learn about the little penguins and life on this stunning island. Watch the Little Penguins as they battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows and learn of the environmental and conservation methods that are initiated to ensure the remarkable wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remains protected. See the Little Penguins up close as they return to their nests to greet their young families and view the powerful southern coastline with its clean, sandy beaches and rocky shores. Stop in Cowes for dinner (own expense) before returning back to Melbourne. B
Day 4 Depart Melbourne
You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport to connect with your onward flight. B