Victoria’s Hidden Gems

Uncover the unique beauty of Victoria. From its world-class coastline, through to a gourmand’s sanctuary, and breathtaking Halls Gap. Delve into the cosmopolitan sophistication and natural beauty of Victoria, journeying past elegant Melbournian arcades, embarking on an Indigenous experience at Halls Gap and witnessing the Twelve Apostles along the spectacular coastline. From trendy cityscapes to quaint villages and scenic coastal drives.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne

Admire the style and spirit of Victoria’s capital. This evening meet your Journey Director for a Welcome Reception before departing your hotel for a magical evening experiencing Melbourne Star Flight followed by dinner at Berth restaurant situated on Victoria Harbour.

Hotel: Sofitel On Collins

Day 2: Melbourne – Daylesford

View the city’s impressive skyline over breakfast on the 35th floor restaurant of Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Return to earth and begin your exploration of Melbourne’s wide avenues, charming arcades and trendy street art in the company of a local expert. Indulge in the Melbournian tradition of morning tea before enjoying lunch at your leisure. We head for the eclectic spa town of Daylesford, then relax in the healing waters of the historic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa. Tonight enjoy dinner in the award-winning restaurant, The Argus.

Hotel: Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel

Day 3: Daylesford – Dunkeld

A leisurely start to the day could see you enjoy a stroll through the enchanting Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. Your first stop today is Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm for morning tea. Drip syrupy lavender honey over freshly baked scones before heading to Creswick Woollen Mills, for an exclusive guided tour. Continue on to the historic town of Clunes admiring beautifully preserved Victorian architecture. Grab a spot of lunch at one of the cafés or the country pub, the National Hotel. En route to Dunkeld, visit the Eureka Centre, where the original Stockade flag is housed to gain insights into the birth of Australian democracy. Settle in to the picturesque surrounds of the Southern Grampians this evening. Indulge in a exclusive dinner experience at the hotel is made with fresh local ingredients and available produce growing in the extensive kitchen garden.

Hotel: Royal Mail Hotel

Day 4: Dunkeld – Warrnambool

After breakfast, you’re invited to join the ground’s gardener for a guided walk through the hotel’s kitchen garden. Then head to Halls Gap and the Brambuk Cultural Centre for an exclusive private experience. Witness a Welcome to Country ceremony and then the local Gariwerd, Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali people will teach you how to throw a boomerang and gather local bush tucker for sampling. Admire the views over the Grampians Mountain range before heading down the mountain to coastal Warrnambool. This evening, discover the maritime history of the region during a Sound and Light Show at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

Hotel: Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

Day 5: Warrnambool – Lorne

Enjoy a leisurely morning, preparing for one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives later today. Golden beaches stretch endlessly along the route. Wind through lush forests and stop to admire highlights including the Bay of Islands, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles. The crisp sea air provides a refreshing backdrop for a lunch stop in the seaside town of Port Campbell or consider an optional experience helicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles. Stop in quaint Apollo Bay before arriving in the seaside village of Lorne late afternoon.

Hotel: Cumberland Resort

Day 6: Lorne – Mornington Peninsula

The last leg of the Great Ocean Road brings us to the surf capital of Torquay, where you’ll learn about Australia’s beloved surf culture before continuing to the Bellarine Peninsula. Indulge in an exclusive Local Dining Experience lunch and wine tasting at the award-winning Jack Rabbit Vineyard. Appetites quelled, board a ferry to Queenscliff and Green Olive Farm. This evening at your hotel, enjoy a meal prepared with ingredients sourced from hotel’s kitchen garden and select Mornington Peninsula producers.

Hotel: Jackalope Hotel

Day 7: Mornington Peninsula – Farewell from Melbourne

The aroma of coffee beans beckon as you head back to Melbourne after breakfast. As this Inspiring Journey nears its end, venture into the hallowed grounds of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Later, enjoy a Celebration Lunch with newfound friends after an epic adventure through the diverse landscapes and lifestyles of Victoria. For now, all that’s left to say is a fond farewell till next time.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
November: 06$3,975.00$5,215.00
December: 04$3,975.00$5,215.00
2021 Dates & Prices
January: 15$3,975.00$5,215.00
February: 05, 26$3,975.00$5,215.00
March: 19$3,975.00$5,215.00
September: 10$4,000.00$5,240.00
October: 08$4,000.00$5,240.00
November: 05$4,000.00$5,240.00
December: 03$4,000.00$5,240.00
2022 Dates & Prices
February: 25$4,000.00$5,240.00
March: 18$4,000.00$5,240.00
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation:6 nights accommodation
Guide: Expert Travel Director and/or Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring: Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road

Explore Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road and visit the Little Penguins on Phillip Island on this Mini Stays trip. Combine the Capital of Cool and Australia’s Great Ocean Road with a special encounter with the wild, waddling penguins of Phillip Island as they emerge from a hard day’s fishing.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne

On arrival at Melbourne Airport, make your own way to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel Options:

  • Mercure Welcome Melbourne (Standard), 3 nights
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne (Superior), 3 nights
Day 2: Great Ocean Road

Journey through the lush tree-fern gullies and towering mountain-ash rainforests. The imposing Twelve Apostles loom in the distance. Survey the grandeur of this iconic site from the cliff-top and stroll along the boardwalk. See Loch Ard Gorge and discover the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the schooner Loch Ard in 1878. Explore Port Campbell National Park and delve into the tragic history of over 50 ships wrecked along this unforgiving coastline. Travel the length of the Great Ocean Road, built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932.

Day 3: Melbourne Sights & Penguin Parade

Discover Melbourne’s famous laneways and arcades on a walking tour with a local guide. Visit Degraves Street, a popular pedestrian laneway. Explore the heritage Block Arcade and Royal Arcade. See vibrant Flinders Lane filled with boutique designers, trendy cafés and bars before arriving at Hosier Lane, famous for its graffiti-covered walls. This afternoon, travel to Phillip Island, home to an array of wildlife, including Australia’s largest fur seal colony and the endearing Little Penguins. Along the way, visit an animal park for up-close encounters with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and more. View spectacular coastal scenery at The Nobbies, two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life, and browse through the educational Visitor Information Centre. At sunset, watch the Little Penguins as they battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows to feed their young.

Day 4: Farewell from Melbourne

Your Short Break concludes this morning after breakfast. Make your own way to Melbourne Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departures
April to March: Daily
Standard$790.00$1,095.00
Superior$870.00$1,220.00
1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Dates & Prices
Standard$790.00$1,095.00
Superior$870.00$1,220.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation:3 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Victoria

Experience all that Victoria has to offer. Whether its shopping in Melbourne, tasting your way around the many wine regions, skiing in the High Country or driving the iconic Great Ocean Road, Victoria has it all.

The foodie, cultural and sports-loving capital city of Melbourne has enough to keep visitors entertained for days. But even better is that some of Victoria’s most enticing experiences are within just a few hours’ drive of the city. Look to the south for a peninsula producing tasty tipples and delicious foods and an island speckled with little penguins, or head west for incredible mountain landscapes and one of the world’s most famous coastal drives. Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness area can be found to the east, and snow-capped ski slopes to the north. Whichever direction you turn, Victoria will serve up something unforgettable.

From world-famous food and drinks to relaxed spa country, Victoria is all about the good things in life. Ignite your taste buds in Melbourne, with the flavours of freshly brewed coffee, local produce and award-winning gins. The cultural attractions are countless, with Melbourne playing host to some of the country’s best art galleries, events and Aboriginal experiences. Further afield, Victoria’s regions are both beautiful and diverse. See fur seals, koalas and little penguins in their natural habitats on Phillip Island, sink into steamy mineral springs on the Mornington Peninsula,  get your heart pumping on a breathtaking hike in Gippsland, or camp, fish and marvel your way through the sprawling ridges of the Grampians National Park. Bringing together sophistication and striking scenery, Victoria is a destination ticking all the boxes

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.



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Explore Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road and visit the Little Penguins on Phillip Island on this Mini Stays trip. Combine the Capital of Cool and Australia's Great Ocean Road.

From $3,975.00 per person

Uncover the unique beauty of Victoria. From its world-class coastline, through to a gourmand's sanctuary, and breathtaking Halls Gap.

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Australia

Australia is a wild and beautiful place, a vast land whose colour palette of red outback sands, green forests, and the Technicolor of our reefs frames sophisticated cities.

Dramatic beauty and read adventure defines the land Down Under. No matter where you decide to explore, you are guaranteed to fall in love. From the remote Kimberley and Outback to the Apple Isle of Tasmania and from the east coast of Queensland to Ningaloo Reef along the west, we have Australia covered.

Can’t find what you are looking for, don’t worry. and speak to your friendly Consultant and we can put together the perfect itinerary for you.

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