This 6 night self-drive gives you the opportunity to discover the diverse and picturesque landscapes of Victoria - from the vibrant capital Melbourne and the vineyard lined Yarra Valley to the unique wildlife refuge of Phillip Island and the coastal wilderness of Wilsons Promontory. A perfect itinerary for wildlife and culinary enthusiasts.
- Navigating the laneways and arcades of cosmopolitan Melbourne
- Admiring the little penguins, native fur seals, koalas and prolific birdlife that reside on Phillip Island
- Exploring the walking tracks, untouched beaches and abundant wildlife in Wilsons Promontory National Park
- Tasting some of the world’s leading wine on a guided vineyard tour of the Yarra Valley
- Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
- Car rental
- Phillip Island Penguin Parade
- Guided winery tour in the Yarra Valley
Explore dynamic Melbourne, a city dedicated to gastronomic delights, art and culture and a city consistently voted one of the world’s most livable places.
Nightly Penguin Parades
Visit neighbouring Phillip Island, a mere 90-minute drive south of Melbourne and a wildlife haven for native fur seals and little penguins. It's here that you'll have the opportunity to watch as vast numbers of penguins parade along the beachfront!
National Parks & Vineyards
Discover one of Australia’s most spectacular national parks - Wilsons Promontory, home to a plethora of walking tracks, secluded beaches, towering forests and an abundant array of wildlife. End your self-drive holiday in the stunning wine producing area of the Yarra Valley, sampling the region’s gourmet food and wine.
Prices & Dates *
Airfares start from around £730 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire
|Departure||Duration||Car category||Twin Price (pp)|
|01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020||6 nights||Toyota Corolla (or similar)||£767|
- Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom (mid range)
- Car rental (standard vehicle, Toyota Corolla or similar)
- Phillip Island Penguin Parade Plus Viewing Platform
- Full day guided winery tour in the Yarra Valley
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Itinerary & Accommodation
Itinerary & Accommodation
Explore the state capital of Victoria today at your leisure. Discover the hidden network of laneways and arcades, pop-up galleries and quirky cafes that Melbourne is renowned for before enjoying an optional afternoon cruise along the Yarra River, offering a different perspective of the city as you snake along the waterways.
This morning collect your rental car and begin the short drive south along the coast of Port Phillip Bay to the small fishing village of San Remo. From here drive across the bridge to Phillip Island, famous for its nightly penguin parade. Visit the main town of Cowes and enjoy a lunch of freshly caught seafood before continuing to The Nobbies – a coastal headland where Australia’s largest colony of fur seals frolic and play amongst the rocks. Continue to the exclusive viewing area at Summerland Beach at dusk to see hundreds of little penguins waddle up the sand as they return to their burrows from a day at sea.
Rise early and begin the drive east to the most southerly part of mainland Australia – Wilsons Promontory. Known as one of Australia’s largest coastal wilderness areas, “The Prom” as it is affectionately known to locals is a labyrinth of walking tracks, eucalyptus forest and a haven for native wildlife. Spend the afternoon exploring the headland lookouts and admiring the breath-taking scenery of this stunning national park.
Spend the day exploring the abundant walking tracks and stunning vistas of Wilsons Promontory. With over 80 km of marked trails taking you through towering forests, scenic valleys and deserted beaches, whether you enjoy hiking in the bush or strolling along the golden sand, there is an activity to suit one and all. If your preference is to be under the water, the marine national park and waters surrounding the Prom offer exceptional diving and options abound for beginners right through to experienced divers.
This morning you will return north to the fertile lands of the Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s top wine producing regions. Spend the afternoon cycling through the vineyards or visit the renowned Healesville Sanctuary, home to a wide variety of sick or injured native animals. Alternatively why not take a ride on the iconic Puffing Billy steam train and admire the views of the neighbouring Dandenong Ranges as you wind through fern glades along the original mountain track.
Today enjoy the delights of the Yarra Valley where orchards abound and vineyards are scattered across the verdant plains. Explore the many cellar doors and boutique wineries on a full day guided tour, visiting some of Victoria’s best known producers for tastings before enjoying a gourmet lunch at the renowned Balgownie Estate.
This morning make your way back to nearby Melbourne. On arrival, drop off your rental car and continue with your onward journey.
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