Highlights of the South Self-Drive
6 nights from £719 per person
- 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 Adelaide, you’ll drive towards the Kangaroo Island and stop off at a variety of coastal towns and famous attractions, including the lively Torquay and charming Victor Harbour.
- 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
Tailor-make this holiday:
Our travel specialist can tailor-make this self-drive itinerary to your requirements, whether you’d like to extend your stay, change a hotel or perhaps you would like an upgraded stay along the way – our experts will be happy to create a tailor-made holiday for you.
Adelaide to Kangaroo Island (107km to Cape Jervis)
Collect your car and make your way to Cape Jervis for a 45-minute ferry to Kangaroo Island, Australia’s third largest island, home to a magical combination of sun a sea, as well as native flora and fauna.
You are free 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.
Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbour (60km)
Depart Kangaroo Island, taking the ferry from Penneshaw to Cape Jervis and make your way towards Victor Harbour. Once you’ve arrived, walk across the Causeway or take a horse drawn tram to explore Granite Island.
Victor Harbour to Robe (354km)
Today, travel north towards Murray Bridge, around Lake Alexandria, then through Lake Albert, before reaching Robe. Robe is a gorgeous coastal town full of pretty lakes, fishing fleets, and historical architecture.
Robe to Port Fairy (291km – or via the Grampians 487km)
Begin making your way towards Port Fairy, with a choice of two routes. The shorter route will take you via Mount Gambier & Portland onto Port Fairy. If you’re an early riser, depart in the morning and drive through the towns of Hamilton, Coleraine and Dunkeld. From there, take a scenic drive via the Grampians National Park – a perfect spot for outdoor explorers or food finders. Then, travel through Penhurst to reach Port Fairy, a charming fishing village.
Port Fairy to Apollo Bay (188km)
Depart Port Fairy and travel towards Warrnambool. Then, travel on past Port Campbell, where you will discover the Lord Ard Gorge & the Twelve Apostles a short distance on. Re- join the coastline and the unmatched scenery, which is the Great Ocean Road.
Apollo Bay to Melbourne (197km)
You will have the chance to experience the scenic coastline from Apollo Bay to Lorne, described as one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Visit the Erskine Falls followed by Torquay – the surfing capital of Australia. Then, travel north to Geelong, and continue along the freeway, before you arrive in Melbourne – a dynamic & cosmopolitan city.
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
What’s Not Included
• International flights