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: Melbourne Sights & Penguin Parade

Experience cosmopolitan Melbourne. See Parliament House, Queen Victoria Market and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Travel to the Maru Koala & Animal Park to get up close to koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and other native animals. View the Nobbies rock formations overlooking the treacherous Bass Strait. Next stop are the Little Penguins on Phillip Island. Head down to Summerland Beach and as the sun sets the penguins emerge from the sea and waddle across the sand to their dune burrows. Upgrade to the Penguin Parade Viewing Platform for a premium position. Ask us for details.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Great Ocean Road

Admire panoramic views of the Melbourne city skyline before travelling along Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road. See the quaint coastal towns of Lorne and Wye River, spectacular Cape Patton, and the beautiful white sandy beaches of Apollo Bay. 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 incredible 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. Enjoy the amazing shipwreck story of survival of the Loch Ard and visit its famous Gorge and Razorback Lookout. Visit the rock known as London Bridge, parts of which have collapsed in recent years. Top off this highlight day with a break at the little seaside village of Port Campbell.

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 45 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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Prices above may vary according to your departure date. This itinerary is valid from 1 April 2016.

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 Entry/Foyer
    • Crowne Plaza Melbourne Standard Room
    • Crowne Plaza Melbourne by the Yarra River

    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.


    • 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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