Melbourne Great Ocean Road Grampians Daylesford Spa Country holiday
Day 1 - Arrive Melbourne
Day 2 - Full day Melbourne
Day 3 - Full day Melbourne and Western Plains Wildlife
Day 4 - Melbourne to Lorne(Great Ocean Road)
Day 5 - Lorne to Port Fairy(Great Ocean Road)
Day 6 - Port Fairy to Grampians National Park
Day 7 - Full day Grampians National Park
Day 8 - Grampians via Goldfields to Dalesford Spa Country
Day 9 - Full day Dalesford Spa Country
Day 10 - Melbourne and depart
|Day 1 - Arrive Melbourne|
Situated on the Yarra River the city of
Melbourne is an intriguing mix of ultra modern and
classic architectural styles. The Australian Gold Rush heaped
wealth upon the city that is still evident today. The tram
system adds character and the diverse cultural mix of Melbourne's
residents assures a restaurant to suit every taste.
|Day 2 - Full day Melbourne|
A full day to explore Melbourne, often
called the "Paris of the South Pacific" Melbourne offers
visitors fine architecture, museums, galleries, interesting
shopping lanes and a wide range of dining. Self guide yourselves
or get a head start by joining a Natural Treasures City Tour
|Day 3 - Full day Melbourne - Great Western
Join Echidna Walkabout on a small group a rare opportunity
with quality time to learn about wildlife and enjoy the
wide open spaces of Australia. Get close to kangaroos, koalas
and abundant birdlife in the wild. The special Koala Research
Project ensures that we often have multiple sightings of
these delightful creatures in the wild. On this naturalist-guided
ecotour, spend the morning in the famous grasslands and
around the billabongs of our Open-range Sanctuary in the
company of hundreds of wild Kangaroos, dozens of Emus and
many species of birds.
|Day 4 - Melbourne to Lorne|
Travel south west from Melbourne to join
the Great Ocean Road. Pass through the seaside towns of
Torquay, Anglesea and to the stylish seaside village of
Lorne. Thanks to its fresh sea air, white beaches and buzzing
arts community along with the nearby Otways and a relaxed
Mediterranean atmosphere, Lorne has been attracting eager
holidaymakers for more than a century. Discover the Erskine
Falls cascading into a beautiful fern gully, one of ten
waterfalls within ten minutes of town. Wander down Lorne's
main shopping strip filled with boutique gift stores, cellars,
eateries and galleries.
|Day 5 - Lorne to Port Fairy|
Today the hills of the Otway Ranges provide
a dramatic backdrop to the fabulous coastal scenery.
Practice your Koala spotting skills around the Wye and Kennet
River settlements.Spend time exploring this stunning region,
short bush walking in Maits Rest an easy 40 metre boardwalk
through a beautiful fern gully, hike part of the Great Ocean
Road Walk and exploring local beaches.
Head out to Cape Otway and visit the lighthouse built in
1858 and standing on a cliff 100 metres above sea level.
This section of the Great Ocean Road is where you will find
the iconic features - The Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge
and London Bridge. So allow time to include photo stops.
Later in the day enjoy a stroll around the picturesque historic
streets of Port Fairy
|Day 6 - Port Fairy to Grampians National
Heading north this morning a short drive
to the Grampians National Park. The Grampians National Park
is a stunning nature reserve known for its sandstone mountains,
wildflowers and wildlife including echidnas and wallabies.
Near the village of Halls Gap, the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural
Centre gives insight into local Aboriginal history and rock
art. Trails lead to waterfalls like towering MacKenzie Falls
and lookouts such as the Balconies, with views of the Victoria
|Day 7 - Full day Grampians National Park|
Full day to explore the stunning scenery
of the Grampians National Park, scenic drives, easy and
more challenging hikes, wildlife spotting and local culture.
|Day 8 - Grampians via Goldfields to Dalesford|
Experience the diverse character and rich
history of the Goldfields. Discover the legacy of Victoria's
gold rush, visible everywhere, from the tree-lined boulevards
and botanic gardens to the stunning architecture, artistic
communities and charming country towns. Linger a while in
Ballarat with time to visit Sovereign Hill before heading
on to Daylesford and the Spa Country.
|Day 9 - Full day Dalesford Spa Country|
Relax the mind, revitalise the body and
calm the spirit in the healing waters of the Daylesford
and Macedon ranges region. Explore cute historic villages,
take a small group wine tour to discover some of Australias
best cool climate wimes, dine out on local produce and a
great range of cafes and restaurants.
|Day 10 - Melbourne and depart|
Today it is a short drive south to Melbourne
airport to depart for home.
This holiday can be customised to suit your interests,
golf, wine, hiking, art, culture... just let us know. You can also have all
or part of this holiday combined with a holiday in New Zealand. Price will be
determined by accommodation choices, activities to include and flight costs.
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