Day 125 September
This morning we fly from Brisbane to Melbourne to start our adventure arriving at 12.30pm. First stop is Eureka Sky Deck. This iconic building is 297 metres above street level. We enjoy The Edge experience, a gold plated observation deck with panoramic city views and a protruding glass cube that will give you a wonderful view of the City.
We enjoy a walk along the river, past the Crown Casino and entertainment complex to Southbank where you can explore the factory outlets. Our coach collects you here and you enjoy a city sights tour before heading to your accommodation to unpack.
Early rise this morning as we head out of Melbourne, first stop is Memorial Arch where we learn about the history of the road construction and stretch our legs with a walk to the beach. Continuing on we stop at Apollo Bay and eat a packed lunch. Now it’s time to discover the Great Ocean Road including the Twelve Apostles, we learn about the history of the “shipwreck coast” at Loch Ard Gorge and Island Arch. We leave the Great Ocean Road at Port Campbell and return back to Melbourne, stopping for dinner along the way.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 327 September
This morning stop we head to Phillip Island, first stop is Warrook Farm for a visit. You can feed the kangaroos, pet baby calves, see working dogs round up sheep and enjoy a whip cracking demonstration. We head to San Remo and where you can purchase lunch at the Fishermans’ Co-op (at own expense).
We drive over the bridge to Phillip Island. First stop is Cape Woolamai and Surf Beach. We visit the Grand Prix circuit home to the moto GP competition before we continue on to Nobbies Centre. Here we walk along the boardwalk overlooking seal rocks and the blow hole, there may be plenty of seals to see along this stunning coastal walk. We explore the small town of Cowes and enjoy an early dinner at the local RSL before we head back to Summerland for an evening visit to Penguin Parade at sunset (approx 6.30pm – 7.30pm). Watch as the little penguins come out from the ocean and head to their burrows for the night. We head back to Melbourne, arriving around 10pm.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Day 428 September
Today we explore the shopping capital of Australia – Melbourne city centre. First stop is the Queen Victoria Markets where you can purchase gifts for family and friends, or wander the many food stalls and try some local cuisine. Then we enjoy a walking tour of Melbourne including Graffitti Lane and the Botanical Gardens. You have some free time to explore the city before we head to Lygon Street where you can wander this famous laneway known as “Little Italy”. You decide where you will enjoy dinner (at own expense) to celebrate your last night on tour.
Day 529 September
This morning we head to the airport for flights home leaving at 12.10pm. It’s time to say goodbye to all your new friends and head home with wonderful memories of your adventure!
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