- 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.
7 DAY Victoria’s Hidden Gems
Tour Code: AVM7
(Deposit $50 per person)
Uncover the unique beauty of Victoria. From its world-class coastline, through to a gourmand’s sanctuary, and breathtaking Halls Gap.
Melbourne – Daylesford – Dunkeld – Warrnambool – Lorne – Mornington Peninsula
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.
Accommodation: Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Royal Mail Hotel
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.
Accommodation: Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs
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.
Accommodation: Cumberland Resort
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Jackalope Hotel
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.
- Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)
- Meals as mentioned in the program
- Travel by luxury coach
- Expert Driver Guide escorts
- 24/7 customer service and your own Dedicated Support
- Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
- Tipping for driver and tour guide (not mandatory) & personal expenses
- Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you hold a valid travel insurance policy for all domestic travel)
- Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
- Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
- Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.
Dates & Prices
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Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay before/behind and/or post-tour. $200 per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals.
If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:
- Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Anything else we need to know?” field
- Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
- After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.
The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice, due 90 days prior to departure, and is strictly subject to availability
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. For the services of your guide, it is suggested that you budget for AUD$10-20 per person, per day. Tipping of your driver is also appreciated and we would suggest AUD$5 per person, per day.
As this particular tour does not collect a ‘kitty’, it is entirely up to the individual whether or not you would like to tip locals for the services of things like taxis or when dining at restaurants. In these cases, we suggest you allow 10-20% of the value of the service as a tip. Again, it is not compulsory and entirely up to the individual.
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.
Single supplement is $1,320 per person in addition to the twin share price.
Paired Solo Traveller
Not available. Third customer needs to pay for single supplement.
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.
We have partnered with CHI Travel Insurance to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.
Final documentation will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.
10 – 20 people
Children under 12 years of age are not eligible to travel. Guests under 18 years of age must share a room with their parent/guardian.
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.
Please be aware that flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel are all subject to availability and modifications outside of our control. When there are cancellations or delays, we will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement with the customer.
Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 2pm into Melbourne Airport
Day 7: Flights to depart after 5.00pm (domestic) or 7.00pm (international) from Melbourne Airport