GREAT OCEAN ROAD EXPRESS
Routing: Adelaide to Melbourne
Duration: 3 Days
From AUD$404.00 per person, based on standard double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 2 nights’ accommodation, 3 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$448.00 per person, based on superior double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 2 nights’ accommodation, full breakfast in Apollo Bay, 3 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$523.00 per person, based on boutique double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 2 nights’ accommodation, 3 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, continental breakfast in Penola and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
DAY 01: Adelaide to Mount Gambier (468 km); Coonawarra (446 km); Penola (436km)
From Adelaide take the Freeway and travel directly to Murray Bridge and then onto Tailem Bend. Travel along the Coorong National Park skirting Lake Albert and Lake Alexandria. Travel on through Kingston and Robe and on to Mount Gambier. For overnight accommodation in the Coonawarra wine region, travel directly from Robe to Penola.
DAY 02: Mount Gambier (341 km); Coonawarra (402 km); Penola (392 km) to Apollo Bay
Depart Mount Gambier this morning and travel through Heywood and Portland to reach Port Fairy. (From the Coonawarra wine region make your way south to Mount Gambier first). Port Fairy is a quaint fishing village where many of the limestone and bluestone buildings in the town date back to the 1840’s and have been classified by the National Trust. From Port Fairy travel towards Warrnambool, a major industrial and commercial centre that was once a whaling centre. Continuing along the “Shipwreck Coast” you will come across “London Bridge” – the broken arch, before reaching Port Campbell, a quaint little seaside town. Travelling on past Port Campbell you will first come to Loch Ard Gorge and then a short distance on, the Twelve Apostles, which are huge stone pillars sticking out of the surf, carved over time by the crashing Southern Ocean waves. After Cape Otway rejoin the coastline and the unmatched scenery which is the Great Ocean Road.
DAY 03: Apollo Bay to Melbourne (185km)
From Apollo Bay to Lorne this stretch of road has been described as one of the most beautiful and breathtaking drives in the world. After you pass through Lorne make sure you head to the beautiful Erskine Falls. You will then follow the coastal road through Anglesea to the picturesque town of Torquay, recognised as the surfing capital of Australia. After Torquay you will now be following the
western edge of Port Phillip Bay which will bring you to Geelong, the largest provincial city in Victoria. Continue from Geelong along the freeway to cross the West Gate Bridge and arrive in the vibrant city of Melbourne.
Return the vehicle tomorrow by the same time it was collected on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.
Prices are subject to availability and conditions apply. Valid until 31 March, 2018. For dates after this or if you would like to make any changes, please contact us direct for a quote.