Coonawarra & The Great Ocean Road to Melbourne
NOTE: This package is a suggested itinerary only, and inclusions can be changed to suit your individual requirements. Price on application.
DURATION: 5 Days / 4 Nights
• 5 days one-way car hire from Adelaide • 1 night in Mount Gambier • 1 night in Port Campbell • 1 night in Apollo Bay or Lorne • 1 night in Melbourne
Day 1: Today pick up your hire car and travel through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to Murray Bridge, and on to Naracoorte, where you may want to stop to visit the World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves. From there continue south and take in some wine tasting at one of the many cellar doors of the Coonawarra. Although famed for its Cabernet Sauvignon, the region has a new crop of grape-growers and winemakers, and alternative grape varieties and new winemaking styles are becoming very popular. At the end of the day, continue to your accommodation in Mount Gambier.
Day 2: Enjoy some time exploring Mount Gambier and see the aptly-named Blue Lake and the underground oasis, Umpherston Sinkhole. On your way to Port Campbell, you may like to stop and look in the shops at the pretty little town of Port Fairy or take some time to visit the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool.
Day 3: Today you get to drive the Great Ocean Road through to either Apollo Bay or Lorne. Stop along the way to see historic sites such as Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, The Arch and the Grotto, to name a few. Then it’s on to the most well-known highlight of the Great Ocean Road, The Twelve Apostles.
Day 4: Travel up to the Otway Ranges and take in the Otway Fly Treetop Walk or Zip Line tour, before continuing to Melbourne. Or ride a wave at the surfing capital of Australia, Torquay, and visit the popular Bells Beach. This evening enjoy Melbourne’s mix of cultures in its myriad of restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars – you are sure to find something to suit.
Day 5: Spend the day further exploring Melbourne before returning your vehicle.