SOUTH EAST SPLENDOUR
Routing: Sydney to Melbourne
Duration: 5 Days
From AUD$645.00 per person, based on standard double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 4 nights’ accommodation, 5 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$705.00 per person, based on superior double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 4 nights’ accommodation, 5 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, light breakfast in Merimbula, continental breakfast in Phillip Island and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
DAY 01: Sydney to Canberra (286 km or 315 km)
There is a choice of two driving routes for you to choose from today. The shorter one takes you directly to Canberra via the Hume and Federal Highways. The more scenic but slightly longer route takes you firstly south through the Royal National Park and onto the Grand Pacific Drive with spectacular coastal scenery. Travel across the impressive Sea Cliff Bridge and through rainforests and quaint coastal villages to reach Wollongong. Then join the Hume and Federal Highways to reach Canberra. Canberra is situated in the Australian Capital Territory and is home to many galleries and museums and the artificially created Lake Burley Griffin.
DAY 02: Canberra to Merimbula (335 km)
Leave Canberra and travel to Queanbeyan and then the historical village of Braidwood. Continue on through the small township of Nelligen and onto Batemans Bay, a picturesque coastal village. Take the coast road through Broulee to Moruya, and then continue on the Princes Highway to Narooma and the quaint village of Tilba Tilba. There are more coastal roads to explore on your way to Merimbula as you travel via Bermagui and Tathra.
DAY 03: Merimbula to Lakes Entrance (268 km)
Travel through Eden and explore the Ben Boyd National Park and Eden Whaling Museum before continuing further. Driving south on the Princes Highway, you will pass Cann River and Orbost, situated on the banks of the Snowy River, before travelling on to Lakes Entrance. Lakes Entrance is a unique area with rivers, lakes and lagoons joining 90 Mile Beach. Explore the nearby village of Metung.
DAY 04: Lakes Entrance to Phillip Island (315 km)
From Lakes Entrance travel on south to Sale, a supply and residential centre for the Bass Strait oil fields. Pass through Morwell, Leongatha, Inverloch and Wonthaggi. This will take you through lush pastoral hills of the Gippsland region. From Wonthaggi the scenery once again, takes in the southern coast line all the way to Phillip Island, home to Australia’s famous Little Penguins. The famous `Penguin Parade’ occurs each evening at sunset and should not be missed.
DAY 05: Phillip Island to Melbourne (142 km)
Leave Phillip Island today and take the short journey into the city of Melbourne. It’s only a two hour drive to Melbourne this morning and your journey will take you across the Eastern suburbs of the city.
Note your car is booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked up 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.