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Great Ocean Road Classic 5 Day

4 nights, Melbourne to Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Classic 5 Day

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Included in this New Zealand self drive holiday

  • This New Zealand holiday starts at price per person (see details)
  • 5 days / 4 nights from Melbourne to Melbourne
  • Accommodation is Hotel 4 star (can be customised)
  • A superb range of rental cars to choose from
  • Rental car insurance with full coverage (variable excess/deductible)
  • Unlimited kilometres, GPS navigation, airport and ferry fees
  • Can be fully customised to suit you
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Day 1 - Arrive into Melbourne

Secrets of Melbourne Walking Tour with Depot Adventures - suggested

Secrets of Melbourne Walking Tour with Depot Adventures
Secrets of Melbourne Walking Tour with Depot Adventures
Secrets of Melbourne Walking Tour with Depot Adventures
Secrets of Melbourne Walking Tour with Depot Adventures

Join an experienced local guide on a small group Melbourne walking tour as they show you what makes them so passionate about the city they call home. Explore the rich history of Melbourne, through its lavish buildings, intricate laneways and diverse architecture. Take in the ever-changing street art and learn of its unique community.
Your guide will entertain you with stories of Melbourne’s humble beginnings to the Gold Rush era that changed everything. Explore Chinatown and discover Melbourne’s multicultural edge. Hear your guide brag about the Melbourne cafe scene and then deliver the goods, as they buy you a famous Melbourne coffee! Finish up like a “fair dinkum” Aussie – at a pub of course! Let your guide grab you a cold beer (or soda/cider) and take questions and give advice on other Melbourne highlights.

Accommodation: Vibe Hotel Melbourne

Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star

Accommodation: Vibe Hotel Melbourne
Accommodation: Vibe Hotel Melbourne
Accommodation: Vibe Hotel Melbourne
Accommodation: Vibe Hotel Melbourne

Accommodation features

  • Check in time: 2 pm
  • Check out time: 11 am
  • Walk time to shops/restaurants: 1-2 mins
  • Parking: offsite paid parking
  • Internet facilities: In room free access
  • Restaurant on site
  • Breakfast service available
  • Dinner service available
  • Bar on site
  • Tea/coffee facilities in room
  • Room service available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym/fitness centre
  • All rooms non smoking

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Day 2 - Day 2

Driving distance and time: 161 kms / 100 miles : 2.4 hours

Times are based on averages for this specific route and allow for stops. Use these times as guidelines and to assist in the planning for your day.

Collect your rental car

Collect your rental car
Collect your rental car
Collect your rental car
Collect your rental car

Your holiday can be customised and priced with any of the rental cars available in our fantastic range, from economy hatchbacks to prestige sedans and SUVs.

Melbourne to Apollo Bay

Melbourne to Apollo Bay
Melbourne to Apollo Bay
Melbourne to Apollo Bay
Melbourne to Apollo Bay

Begin your journey by heading south to the picturesque town of Torquay, recognised as the surfing capital of Australia, thanks to the famous Bells Beach. Follow the coast from through Anglesea to Lorne, here we recommended a short detour to Erskine Falls. You can park close to the 30 metre cascading waterfall, or take a walk through the lush rainforest to stretch your legs.
The final stretch of your journey from Lorne to Apollo Bay has been described as one of the most beautiful and breathtaking drives in the world.
Your destination, Apollo Bay is the starting point for some of Australia’s most famous short and multi-day walks and is the perfect base to explore the Great Ocean Walk and surrounding Otways rainforest. Take a swim in the waters of the southern ocean, wander along the coast and explore rainforests and waterfalls, ferns and crystal clear streams.

Accommodation: Comfort Inn The International, Apollo Bay

Accommodation type: Motels

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Comfort Inn The International, Apollo Bay
Accommodation: Comfort Inn The International, Apollo Bay
Accommodation: Comfort Inn The International, Apollo Bay
Accommodation: Comfort Inn The International, Apollo Bay

Accommodation features

  • Check in time: 2 pm
  • Check out time: 10 am
  • Walk time to shops/restaurants: 2-5 mins
  • Parking: onsite free parking
  • Internet facilities: In room free access
  • Tea/coffee facilities in room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry facilities: On site
  • All rooms non smoking

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Day 3 - Day 3

Driving distance and time: 184 kms / 114 miles : 2.5 hours

Times are based on averages for this specific route and allow for stops. Use these times as guidelines and to assist in the planning for your day.

Apollo Bay to Port Fairy

Apollo Bay to Port Fairy
Apollo Bay to Port Fairy
Apollo Bay to Port Fairy
Apollo Bay to Port Fairy

The first part of your drive today will take you to the iconic 12 Apostles, perhaps the most famous landmark on the Great Ocean Road, and stopping here is a must. You can park at the carpark and follow the paved path to the lookout, or to take some time and stretch your legs take the path down Gibson's steps to the beach. Descending down these 86 stairs carved into the cliff face, reaching the beach you are treated to a closeup view of these incredible rock formations.
Continue along Shipwreck Coast, where some 700 ships have crashed against the rocks.
Explore the coastal city of Warrnambool where you might be lucky enough to spot southern right whales calve off Logan Beach if you are travelling between May and October. From here, it's a 30-minute drive to your destination of Port Fairy.

12 Apostles to London Bridge Scenic Helicopter Flight - suggested

12 Apostles to London Bridge Scenic Helicopter Flight
12 Apostles to London Bridge Scenic Helicopter Flight
12 Apostles to London Bridge Scenic Helicopter Flight
12 Apostles to London Bridge Scenic Helicopter Flight

An energetic, 15 minute flight that packs in the must-see Great Ocean Road sights. Catch the highlights of the Shipwreck Coast from a luxury helicopter. See the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, and more from breathtaking heights. London Bridge is a thrilling addition to any Great Ocean Road tour.

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Day 4 - Day 4

Driving distance and time: 275 kms / 171 miles : 3.1 hours

Times are based on averages for this specific route and allow for stops. Use these times as guidelines and to assist in the planning for your day.

Port Fairy to Melbourne

Port Fairy to Melbourne
Port Fairy to Melbourne
Port Fairy to Melbourne
Port Fairy to Melbourne

This route to Melbourne is the most direct at around 280km (174 miles) and takes around 3 hours. A little over an hour into your journey, you can take a short detour to Camperdown, to stretch your legs on a walk up Mt Sugarloaf or grab a coffee.
From here, you will continue through rural farmlands before reaching the city of Geelong. Take a stroll on the waterfront to see the Bollard Trail, with over 100 painted pollards, each depicting a different person from the past who added to the making of Geelong.
From Geelong, it is just an hour's drive to the Melbourne CBD, your destination for the day.

Accommodation: Vibe Hotel Melbourne

Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Vibe Hotel Melbourne
Accommodation: Vibe Hotel Melbourne
Accommodation: Vibe Hotel Melbourne
Accommodation: Vibe Hotel Melbourne

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Day 5 - Day 5

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