Call us 9am - 9pm Mon - Sun 01342 310 580

Search

Great Southern Touring Route Self-Drive

4 nights from £539 per person

  • Included:
  • Accommodation
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
  • No credit card fees for Visa and Mastercard
Click here for Pricing & Dates

Overview

Discover some of Southern Australia’s most beautiful landscapes on this fantastic five day self-drive tour. Starting and ending in Melbourne, you’ll travel along one of the world’s most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road, and stop off at various exciting destinations including the naturally stunning Grampians National Park, the lively city Torquay, and the historic town of Ballarat. With thrilling wildlife spotting, delicious wine tasting and picturesque walking trails on the cards, this will certainly be a trip to remember.

Highlights

  • Visit Australia’s surfing capital, Torquay
  • Drive along the breath taking Great Ocean Road
  • Discover natural attractions including Twelve Apostles and the London Bridge
  • See wild animals at Tower Hill Nature Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park
  • Wander through Grampians National Park
  • Taste fine wines in near Halls Gap
  • Explore the vibrant city of Melbourne

Details

Day 1

Melbourne to Apollo Bay (197km)

Once you’ve collected your car you will venture south west on the Princes Highway to Geelong, a picturesque port city. You’ll then journey to Torquay, the bustling surfing capital of Australia, before following the coastal road through Anglesea to Lorne, with a stop at the cascading Erskine Falls. After marvelling at the waterfalls, make your way onto one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world – the Great Ocean Road – which will wind through coastal towns and national parks and arrive at Apollo Bay. The rest of the day will be spent at this coastal town – sunbathe on the sandy beaches, do a bit of fishing, or shop for antiques.

Day 2

Port Fairy (188km)

Today you’ll head back on to the Great Ocean Road to travel Port Campbell, winding through the tree-clad slopes of Cape Otway. Your drive will then take you back along the coast again to see fascinating natural attractions including the Twelve Apostles and the London Bridge. Stop off at Tower Hill Nature Reserve near Warrnambool to get up-close to koalas, emus and kangaroos, and then drive to Port Fairy, a pretty coastal town with fantastic golf.

Day 3

Halls Gap (157km)

Leave Port Fairy and travel north to the Grampians National Park, driving past luscious woodland, trickling waterfalls and grand rock formations until arriving in Halls Gap. The rest of the day is free to explore the area, including McKenzie Falls, Reed Lookout and the Balconies.

Day 4

Ballarat (140km)

In the morning venture out of Halls Gap and visit some of the brilliant wineries on offer, including the Montara Estate. You’ll then travel to Ballarat, Victoria’s largest inland city, to see Sovereign Hill and see the show ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’.

Day 5

Melbourne (114km)

Today you will visit Ballarat Wildlife Park (at own expense) for close encounters with native animals, before driving back to Melbourne.

Your car is booked until the following day. You must return the car at the city or airport by the same time it was picked up on day 1, or you’ll be given an additional charge.

  • 4-nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 5-days car hire with GPS

What’s Not Included

  • Visit to Ballarat Wildlife Park
  • International flights
  • Meals

Book today

Talk to our travel experts for more information and to book or tailor-make your holiday.

01342 310 5809am - 9pm Mon - Sun

Jenn

Australian Sky also recommends

Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

 

Bed & Breakfast from £99 per person per night

This quaint hotel has an enviable location, nestled within the costal town of Port Fairy along the Great Ocean Road, with gorgeous views of Moyne River. With lovely, French-style rooms and pictureque views, this is a great place to stop as you wander through Victoria.

More Details

Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road

3 nights from £439 per person

A short yet action packed four day escorted tour in the vibrant city of Melbourne, taking you through the best attractions and spotting a plethora of wildlife on the way.

More Details

Australian Highlights Tour

12 nights from £2,899 per person

Classic Australian attractions and landscapes await on this epic 12 night escorted tour through Australia's best sceneries. Journey through the bustling city of Melbourne, the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Ayers Rock, and the vibrant city of Sydney on this epic adventure.

More Details


Jackie Sheehan was absolutely excellent and went to great lengths to sort out our holiday requirements. She was brilliant, I can't praise her highly enough - Andrew Kennedy

  • Travel Guides
  • Customer Stories
  • Videos

View travel Inspiration

Why book with Australian Sky?

  • Personal service and expert advice,
    7 days a week 9am - 9pm
  • Hassle-free – we’ll find the best deal for you
  • Choice of airlines and the option to switch
  • All calls answered on average within 3 rings by a Specialist
  • A friendly, family-run business
  • No amendment fees
  • Low deposits
  • No credit card fees for Visa and Mastercard

The Australian Sky Team

Back to Top

Get exclusive offers & deals delivered to your inbox

Tell us your holiday preferences and receive special deals and exclusive offers straight to your inbox.