Drive the dramatic coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Road, then turn inland through the natural beauty of Victoria’s Grampians National Park to Daylesford, famed for its mineral springs and the multi-award-wining Lake House Hotel.
Drive the dramatic coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Road, then turn inland through the natural beauty of Victoria’s Grampians National Park to Daylesford, famed for its mineral springs and the multi-award-winning Lake House Hotel.
Day 1 Melbourne
Melbourne is compact and diverse and easy to explore. Enjoy countless dining options, roof top bars with glorious views and the hidden laneways that reveal urban treasures.
After lunch the route takes in many beautiful spots including Kennett River, where you’ll hopefully see koalas and colourful birds in their natural habitat. Travelling through Apollo Bay, continue into the Great Otway National Park. Enjoy a guided walk through a cool, temperate rainforest gully to see the world’s tallest flowering plants and prehistoric trees. Accommodation this evening is Beacon Point Ocean Villas, set high on a hill with panoramic views of the Southern Ocean.
Day 2 Apollo Bay
Head south to Torquay home to some of Victoria’s best surf beaches. See kangaroos playing on the golf course in Anglesea before fish and chips on the beach in Lorne. Follow the ‘koala walk’ in Kennett River before arriving in Apollo Bay.
Day 3 Port Fairy
Follow the Great Ocean Road into the Otway National Park, at the Otway Fly Treetop Walk through the tree canopy or descend with a zip-line tour. You’re now on the most spectacular stretch of coastline home to the 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that soar from the ocean floor.
Day 4 Grampians
Turn inland to the wild natural beauty of the Grampians National Park, a region of sandstone mountains, tumbling waterfalls and panoramic lookouts.
Day 5 Daylesford
Leave the mountains behind and head through the Goldfields, reminders of Victoria’s gold rush legacy, to Daylesford. The Lake House is home to one of Victoria’s most award-winning restaurants and dinner is included here this evening.
Day 6 Melbourne & Departure
Make your way back to Melbourne today, where your drive comes to an end.
Accommodation as detailed or similar on a room only basis unless otherwise shown
Private arrival transfers in Melbourne