- Visit the gold mining town of Beaufort
- Discover the Cape Otway National Park
- Visit the historic Cape Otway Lighthouse
- Explore the famous shipwreck coast
- Discover the Twelve Apostles & the Loch Ard Gorge
- Sample delicious chocolates at Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
- Travel through Apollo Bay, Wye River, Lorne & Colac
Christmas on the Great Ocean Road
from $1,250 per person, twin share*
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5 days | Departs 22 Dec 2018 –
A fabulous 5 day festive getaway with the opportunity to discover and enjoy the magic of Victoria’s stunning Great Ocean Road.
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- Coach transport from Adelaide (Adelaide travellers only)
- Return flights to Melbourne (all other travellers)
- Luxury coach touring & sightseeing on the Great Ocean Road
- Accommodation at Skenes Creek Lodge
- 4 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) & 4 dinners (D)
Adelaide travellers: Our journey to Skenes Creek on the Great Ocean Road begins today at 8:30am. We travel through the Adelaide Hills via Tailem Bend and Keith for a refreshment stop. We continue to Bordertown for our lunch stop. Later we continue via Eden Hope then Colerarne onto Hamilton for our overnight stay.
❱ Hotel stay: Botanical Comfort Inn (1 night)
Other travellers: Board a flight from your homeport to Melbourne and be transferred to Southern Cross Station to join a V/Line train service to Geelong. Then, board the V/Line coach for your journey to Skenes Creek. Your hostess will meet you on arrival at the Skenes Creek Lodge to check you in. Later, we enjoy dinner in the restaurant.
❱ Hotel stay: Skenes Creek Lodge (4 nights)
Adelaide travellers: After breakfast today, we depart Hamilton and tour via Penshurst and Mortlake in Victoria’s rich Western district. On arrival at Skenes Creek Lodge, we check in for our holiday stay.
❱ Hotel stay: Skenes Creek Lodge (3 nights)
All travellers: After lunch, we set off into the great Otway National Park, travelling along the Lighthouse Road which takes us to the historic Cape Otway Lighthouse itself. See the head lighthouse keepers house, the historic old Telegraph Station and the Whale Interpretative Centre. You may wish to take a short walk along one of the scenic self-guided walking tracks. Later, we drive along Skenes Creek Road, exploring more of the magnificent Cape Otway Fern Forest before returning to your hotel for dinner.
After breakfast we begin our tour through this famous ship wreck coast line. We tour to Point Campbell National Park where we stop to explore this iconic national highlight. The area is one of the great highlights of the Great Ocean Road and is known as the shipwreck coast as over 100 ships smashed against the rocks here. The 12 Apostles have a quality that makes them irresistible to armature and professional photography. One of the most famous is the Loch Ard Gorge, a narrow Gorge located down steep steps that is named after the famous Clipper Loch Ard which dashed against the rocks in 1878. Of the 54 passengers onboard, only 2 crew members survived. Tonight, dinner is served in our hotel.
This morning after breakfast, we tour along the Great Ocean Road to take in some of the magnificent sights. We return to the Lodge for a wonderful traditional Christmas Lunch. A sample of the menu includes: Prawn platter, Sliced Ham, Roast Pork with Apple Sauce, Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce, served with Carrots, Peas, Roast Potatoes, Cauliflower with White Sauce and Green Salad. For dessert, a delicious gourmet Fresh Fruit Salad, a traditional Plum Pudding with Brandy Custard, Meringue Nests and Fresh Fruit, followed with Tea and Coffee. After lunch, we enjoy more of the beautiful along the Great Ocean Road before a light dinner.
Adelaide Travellers: After breakfast, its all aboard for our tour back to Adelaide. We travel North to Skipton and then onto the delightful old gold minning township of Beaufort. We continue to Ararat and Horshman onto Adelaide. We arrive in Adelaide late afternoon.
Other travellers: After breakfast, board a V/Line service to Melbourne and be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
The following terms & conditions apply to your booking in addition to our General Booking Terms & Conditions:
- Flights are included from all departure cities shown as required. These are based on Virgin Australia ‘Q’ Class Economy airfares, and are subject to availability at the time of your booking confirmation.
- The following fees apply for cancellations made once your booking is confirmed:
After deposit is received – loss of deposit;
31-60 days before departure – 50% of total booking value plus deposit;
Within 30 days of departure – 100% of total booking value.
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