short break icon 4 Day Short Break

Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road

  • Twelve Apostles at Sunset

    Twelve Apostles at Sunset

  • Captain Cook's Cottage

    Captain Cook's Cottage

  • Queen Victoria Market

    Queen Victoria Market

  • Federation Square

    Federation Square

  • Flinders Station

    Flinders Station

  • Penguin Parade

    Penguin Parade

  • Viewing Platform overlooking the Twelve Apostles

    Viewing Platform overlooking the Twelve Apostles

  • The Nobbies

    The Nobbies

  • Maru Koala and Animal Park

    Maru Koala and Animal Park

Tour codes: MM11R, MM11S

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Accommodation Standards


Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne

On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Hotel: Mercure Welcome Melbourne (Standard) or Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne (Superior), Melbourne, 3 nights.

Day 2: Great Ocean Road

Admire panoramic views of the Melbourne city skyline before travelling along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. See the quaint coastal towns of Lorne and Anglesea. Drive through lush tree-fern gullies and towering mountain-ash rainforests of Otway National Park. The splendour of the approaching Twelve Apostles is breathtaking. These limestone rock formations up to 45 metres high are the result of 20 million years of erosion. From the cliff top viewing area absorb the grandeur of this iconic site. Stroll 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Melbourne Sights & Penguin Parade

Experience cosmopolitan Melbourne. See Parliament House, Queen Victoria Market and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Phillip Island is home to an array of wildlife, including Australia’s largest fur seal colony, the Little Penguins and cuddly koalas. Along the way view the powerful southern coastline with its clean, sandy beaches and rocky shores. Visit Maru Koala & Animal Park, for up close and personal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and much more. There’s the opportunity to pat and feed kangaroos, wallabies and a host of Australian wildlife. View spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies, two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life. Browse through the educational Phillip Island Visitor 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 to greet their young families, and then learn of the environmental and conservation methods that are initiated to ensure the wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remains protected. Upgrade to the Penguin Parade Viewing Platform for a premium position. Ask us for details.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Farewell from Melbourne

Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Included Meals: Breakfast

Please Note: Nobbies viewing is seasonal and dependent on daylight hours.

4 Day Short Break


Daily from Melbourne


Morning of Day 4, Melbourne

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  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast (3)
  • Entry into Maru Koala & Animal Park
  • Entry into Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 14 days prior to travel

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket & warm clothing to be prepared for all weather conditions, particularly during winter months

Fitness requirement

Low level of fitness required.

Accommodation Standards & Prices

Choose from a range of accommodation standards below. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

Tour with Standard Accommodation (MM11R)

Standard Room at Mercure Welcome Melbourne
Where you'll be staying
  • Mercure Welcome Melbourne  
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Tour with Superior Accommodation (MM11S)

Standard Room at Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Where you'll be staying
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne  
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Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2017. Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Your choice of accommodation standards

Choose from a range of accommodation standards. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

  • Standard (R)

  • Mercure Welcome Melbourne
    265 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
    • Standard Room at Mercure Welcome Melbourne
    • Mercure Welcome Melbourne breakfast area
    • Exterior of Mercure Welcome Melbourne

    Positioned in the heart of Melbourne, Mercure Welcome Melbourne is surrounded by the city's most popular shopping precincts, theatres, galleries, bars and restaurants, along with its own bars and restaurants.

    • Features
    • 32-inch flat-screen TV
    • Work desk with lamp
    • Phone
    • Bathrobe
    • Hair Dryer
    • Mini Bar
    • In-room safe
    • Air Conditioning
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Communal self-catering kitchen
    • High-speed internet access
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne
    1-5 Spencer St, Melbourne, VIC 3008
    • Crowne Plaza Melbourne Standard Room

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne is located on Spencer Street on the fringe of the CBD. Just a short stroll to Crown Casino, Docklands and South Wharf, Crowne Plaza Melbourne is a Southbank hotel ideally situated on the bank of the Yarra River.


    Please Note: The Crowne Plaza Melboure will be refurbishing guest rooms from 14 Nov 2017-31 Oct 2018. There will be minimal disturbance and refurbishment will not take place in public areas.

    • Features
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Air Conditioning
    • Radio
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Wi-Fi
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Hair Dryer
    • Communal self-catering kitchen
    • Manual temperature control
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