Highlights of the South Self-Drive
6 nights from £789 per person - available 2018 & 2019
- In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
Discover Australia’s natural splendours and striking coastline on this brilliant seven day self-drive tour. Starting in Melbourne, you’ll drive along the remarkable Great Ocean Road and stop off at a variety of coastal towns and famous attractions, including the lively Torquay, the charming Victor Harbour, and the London Bridge, before taking a trip to the incredible animal abundant Kangaroo Island and ending your tour in Adelaide.
- Visit the surfing capital of Australia, Torquay
- Drive along the breath taking Great Ocean Road
- Marvel at iconic natural attractions including the Twelve Apostles
- Wander through the luscious Grampians National Park
- Explore Kangaroo Island in search of spectacular wildlife
Melbourne to Apollo Bay (189km)
Collect your car and drive along the Princes Highway to Geelong, a charming port city. Afterwards you’ll continue on to Torquay, a lively city recognised as the surfing capital of Australia and the gateway to the iconic Great Ocean Road. Move on to the famous Bells Beach or the cascading Erskine Falls before following the scenic road from Lorne to Apollo Bay, a pretty coastal town.
Port Fairy (188km)
Today you will drive along the jaw dropping Great Ocean Road to Port Campbell, passing the towering Twelve Apostles that jut out of the Southern Ocean and discovering the London Bridge before arriving in Port Fairy. This charming fishing village is full of culture and history, with nineteenth century cottages, historic churches and a buzzing local art scene.
Robe (303km or 520km via the Gramplans)
There are two routes to choose from on day three. There’s a short route that stops at Portland, Cape Nelson and Mount Gambier before moving on to Robe, or you can travel via Penhurst to Dunkeld. The latter route winds through the Grampians National Park and onto Halls Gap, both full of fascinating attractions including Reids Lookout, McKenzie Falls, and the Balconies. Robe is a gorgeous coastal town full of pretty lakes, fishing fleets, and historical architecture.
Victor Harbour (329km)
Depart Robe and drive along the coast to Coorong National Park, skirting past Lake Albert and Lake Alexandria. After witnessing the lakes’ natural beauty, continue towards the Fleurieu Peninsula before arriving at Victor Harbour, a beautiful seaside town. Once you’ve arrived, walk across the Causeway or take a horse drawn tram to explore Granite Island.
Kangaroo Island (62km drive)
On day 5 you’ll head to Cape Jervis for the passenger and vehicle ferry to Kangaroo Island. The next two days are free for you to explore this wonderful rare island and spot the incredible wildlife that live here, including kangaroos, koalas and sea lions. Visit natural attractions including Admirals Arch, the Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park and Kelly Hill Caves, or join in on a Koala Walk at Seal Bay.
In the morning you will take the ferry back to Cape Jervis and travel to Adelaide for a day of exploring.
Your car is booked until the following day. To avoid an additional charge, your car must be dropped off at the city or airport by the same time as it was picked up on day one.
- Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
- Car hire with GPS
What’s Not Included
- International flights