Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road
4 days | Melbourne Return
Great Ocean Road • The Twelve Apostles • Maru Koala & Animal Park • Little Penguins Phillip Island • City Sights Tour • Otway & Port Campbell National Parks
Morning of day 4
Prices From Code: MM11
On arrival at Melbourne Airport, make your own way to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is at leisure.
Hotel: Mercure Welcome Melbourne or Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 3 nights.
Journey through the lush tree-fern gullies and towering mountain-ash rainforests. The imposing Twelve Apostles loom in the distance. Survey the grandeur of this iconic site from the cliff-top and stroll along the boardwalk. See Loch Ard Gorge and discover the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the schooner Loch Ard in 1878. Explore Port Campbell National Park and delve into the tragic history of over 50 ships wrecked along this unforgiving coastline. Travel the length of the Great Ocean Road, built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Discover Melbourne’s famous laneways and arcades on a walking tour with a local guide. Visit Degraves Street, a popular pedestrian laneway. Explore the heritage Block Arcade and Royal Arcade. See vibrant Flinders Lane filled with boutique designers, trendy cafés and bars before arriving at Hosier Lane, famous for its graffiti-covered walls. This afternoon, travel to Phillip Island, home to an array of wildlife, including Australia’s largest fur seal colony and the endearing Little Penguins. Along the way, visit an animal park for up-close encounters with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and more. View spectacular coastal scenery at The Nobbies, two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life, and browse through the educational Visitor Information Centre. At sunset, watch the Little Penguins as they battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows to feed their young.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.
Prices above may vary according to your departure date.
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.
Mercure Welcome Melbourne, 3 nights.
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.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 3 nights.
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.
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Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Ask our friendly reservations at the time of booking.
- • Accommodation
- • Entry into Maru Koala & Animal Park
- • Entry into Phillip Island Penguin Parade
- • Experienced Driver Guide
- • Comprehensive commentary
- • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to Bring
- • Enclosed walking shoes
- • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
- • Water bottle
- • Warm layers in cooler months
- • Warm waterproof clothing is recommended for the Penguin Parade. We suggest wearing long pants and a warm jacket while viewing the Penguins, as the sea air can be cold
- • Low level of fitness required
- • Breakfast (3)
- • Day 1: Flights to arrive anytime into Melbourne Airport
- • Day 4: Flights to depart anytime from Melbourne airport