Itinerary – 7 Day Great Ocean Road Tour 2020

Key:

B Breakfast Provided
L Lunch Provided
D Dinner Provided

We invite you to join us on our holiday Across the Great Ocean Road from Adelaide to Melbourne. Our newly redesigned tour has been created to give you a wonderful holiday experience. With options to extend your holiday either before on our Murray River tour or at the and on our Sapphire coast tour this one is flexible to make the best from your next time away.

 

Day 1 Tuesday 27th October 2020 D

Home – Adelaide

We begin our holiday with transfers to the airport for flights into Adelaide. Our coach will be waiting for you in Adelaide to transfer you to our accommodation for the next 2 nights which is at the Stamford Plaza , located just minutes from the city centre. Accom: Stamford Plaza (Ph: 08 8376 1222)

 

Day 2 Wednesday 28th October 2020 B

Free Day

Enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant city as your own pace. Perhaps a visit to the Adelaide Zoo or a leisurely stroll around the city or even a ride on sightseeing bus? The day is yours to explore or simply relax at our motel. Dinner tonight is also up to you to choose from the best that Adelaide has to offer!

 

Day 3 Thursday 29th October 2020 BD

Adelaide – Victor Harbour – Horse Drawn Tram Ride

After a short day in the coach we travel into the Fleurieu Peninisula and arrive into the seaside resort township of Victor Harbor. Climb aboard the horse drawn tram for a nostalgic ride to Granite Island and return.

Accom: Apollo Motor Inn (Ph: 08 8552 2777)

 

Day 4 Friday 30th October 2020 BD

Victor Harbour – Mt Gambier

This morning’s travel sees us passing through the village of Tailem before turning off the Princess Highway towards Meningie that nestles by the shallow Lake Albert and onto the world famous Coorong National park. Travelling alongside Long Bay we soon make our way into Mount Gambier for a visit to the Umpherston Sink Hole gardens. Originally beautified by James Umpherston around 1886, the overhanging vines are a sight to see, each evening the area comes alive with possums as they venture into the floodlit gardens to feed. Next we visit famous Blue Lake. Situated in one of three extinct volcanic craters, the Blue Lake exposes the crystal clear water that has filtered underground through the limestone, passing slowly beneath the city. Each year in November the lake starts its colour change from winter steel blue to brilliant turquoise blue and then in March changes back to steel blue.

Tonights Accommodation in Mount Gambier is at: Accom: Quality Inn Presidental (Ph: 08 8724 9966)

 

Day 5 Saturday 31st October 2020 BD

Mount Gambier – Warrnambool

Travelling on our way to our morning tea stop at Portland, we find ourselves crossing the SA/VIC border. Enjoy the spectacular views as we travel into the spectacular seaside town of Port Fairy on our journey into Mount Gambier, our overnight stopover and South Australia’s largest regional city. Mount Gambier is situated on what was once an active volcanic region and the resulting geology is plain to see. After dinner embark on the journey that recreates one of Australia’s most infamous maritime disasters at the sound and light show “Shipwrecked”. Accom: Olde Maritime Motor Inn (Ph: 03 5561 1415)

 

Day 6 Sunday 1st November 2020 BD

Warrnambool – Great Ocean Road – Geelong

Today we begin our journey along one of Australia’s most spectacular scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road. There are plenty of stops along the way to photograph the natural wonders including the Loch Ard Gorge, the amazing Twelve Apostles (historically), currently 8 Miocene limestone rock stacks jutting from the ocean in the Bass Strait and the Bay of Islands . The road winds along cliff tops, up to breathtaking headlands, down onto the edge of beaches, across river estuaries and through lush rainforests offering panoramic views of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean at every turn. Pass through picturesque townships sheltered by cliffs and Norfolk pines. We visit the Port Campbell National Park to view the majestic Otways temperate rainforest from the gentle 600 metre long walkway that is 25 metres above the forest floor. Tonight we will be staying at Geelong, Victoria’s second most populated city and gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the famous Great Ocean Road. Accom: Rydges Geelong (Ph: 03 5223 6200)

 

Day 7 Monday 2nd November 2020 BD

Geelong – Melbourne – Home

Today our journey concludes with a short drive to Melbourne Airport for flights back into NSW and transfers back to your home or chosen drop-off location. You may wish to extend your holiday and join us for our Sapphire coast tour which also includes a free day in Melbourne for the Melbourne Cup (3rd November 2020). Thank you for your patronage.