- 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
- Visit Allansford’s Cheese World
- Travel through Wye River, Lorne, Aireys Inlet & Bells Beach
Magic by the Seaside
from $995 per person, twin share*
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5 days | Departs Oct 2018 to Apr 2019 –
A fabulous 5 day 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
- 4 nights 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 at 8am today. Travel via Tailem Bend and Horsham to Stawell, with regular refreshments stops along the way. Continue to Beaufort, a delightful old gold mining township before travelling via Skipton to Skenes Creek.
Other travellers: Board a flight from your homeport to Melbourne where you will be transferred to Southern Cross Station to join a V/Line service to Skenes Creek.
❱ Hotel stay: Skenes Creek Lodge (4 nights)
After breakfast, enjoy a relaxing day taking in the amazing beauty of the stunning area. Set off by coach 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. Visit the Kouri Tour Centre where an experienced guide will explain the history, culture & the foods of the Kouri people who were the first inheritance on the Cape. You may wish to take a short walk along one of the scenic selfguided walking tracks before enjoying a delightful lunch in the park. In the afternoon, we drive along the Skenes Creek Road, exploring more of the magnificent Cape Otway Fern Forest.
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.
We continue to Allansford where we visit Allansford’s Cheese World. Enjoy tastings of the award-winning cheese and wines from the area and take an interesting tour of the factory. This is a great opportunity to sample old fashion milkshakes or a delicious ice-cream cone made from locally produced Sungold Milk. Continue to the small township of Timboon where we enjoy a visit to the Shed Distillery before returning to Skenes Creek.
Today’s sightseeing tour will take us on possibly the most famous scenic drives of the country, the Great Ocean Road! Enjoy a leisurely drive along this famous road via the holiday towns which are dotted along the coast line. Travel through Wye River, Lorne, Aireys Inlet, Bells Beach (home to the annual world surfing event) to Anglesea. Stop to enjoy lunch before continuing to Geelong, the largest provincial city in Victoria. Travel via Barwon Downs & Forrest back to Skenes Creek and enjoy a Farewell Dinner.
Adelaide Travellers: After breakfast, its all aboard for our tour back to Adelaide. Travel via Victoria’s Western district via Hamilton & Naracoorte, with stops for refreshments along the way. Continue into Adelaide, arriving in the late afternoon.
Other travellers: After breakfast, board a V/Line service to Melbourne and be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
23 Oct 2018, 12 Mar 2019, 02 Apr 2019
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.
We recommend purchasing travel insurance for your holiday.
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