Drive the Great Ocean Road
11 days
from £2169 per person

What's Included

  • Return flights from the UK including taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Car hire as specified
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • Meals as specified
  • Driving through the Great Otway National Park
  • A rock formation known as London Bridge in Victoria state
  • Melborne
  • Melbourne
  • A watchful surfer surverys the scenes at Bells Beach
  • A couple walk beside the Twelve Apostles at sunset
  • The vineyards at Coonawarra

    © SATC/Adam Bruzzone

  • A wallaby grooming itself

    © Don Fuchs

  • Driving through the Great Otway National Park
  • A rock formation known as London Bridge in Victoria state
  • Melborne
  • Melbourne
  • A watchful surfer surverys the scenes at Bells Beach
  • A couple walk beside the Twelve Apostles at sunset
  • The vineyards at Coonawarra

    © SATC/Adam Bruzzone

  • A wallaby grooming itself

    © Don Fuchs

About: Drive the Great Ocean Road

Travel the famous Great Ocean Road on the south coast of Australia at your own pace, exploring Melbourne, Adelaide and all in between on one of the world’s most spectacular drives.

Perfect for

  • Couples
  • History and Culture

What We Think

The famous Great Ocean Road is named great for a reason! Marvel at the Twelve Apostles, admire the beautiful coastline and check out that fresh sea air.


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The Great Ocean Road snakes around the windswept south coast of Australia, taking you on your self guided tour from the sophisticated and picturesque Melbourne to the laid-back and rugged Adelaide over 1000km to the west.

You’ll take to the highway and pass through Apollo Bay, Port Fairy, Coonawarra, and Barossa Valley, taking in the sights, smells and even tastes of some of Australia’s greatest secrets. With a lot of miles to cover each day, be prepared to put your foot down and let the sea breeze carry you on.

Australia Holiday Highlights

  • Melbourne’s cosmopolitan and sophisticated city
  • Apollo Bay for some of Australia’s best seafood
  • Nature’s rock sculptures, The Twelve Apostles and London Bridge
  • Learn the winemaking ways of Barossa Valley


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Day 1 - Arrive into Melbourne

On arrival in Melbourne you will be transferred by private car to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore.

Hotel for 2 nights: Vibe Savoy Hotel

Day 2 - Melbourne

A morning sightseeing tour will introduce you to the sights of Melbourne. Cross the West Gate Bridge for amazing city views. See Bourke Street Mall, tree-lined Collins Street, Federation Square and the spectacular Royal Botanic Gardens. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 3 - Melbourne - Apollo Bay (114 miles)

Collect your car and head for the Great Ocean Road. This magnificent road offers some of the most spectacular coastal views in Australia. Travel past famous Bells Beach and enjoy the scenery as you pass wide beaches, dramatic cliffs and idyllic coves.

Hotel for 2 nights: Captains at the Bay

Day 4 - Apollo Bay Leisure Day

The day is free for you to explore Apollo Bay, which is set on the coast with excellent surfing and swimming beaches and the Otway Ranges as a backdrop.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Apollo Bay - Port Fairy (118 miles)

After crossing the spectacular Otway Ranges, you’ll arrive at Port Campbell National Park, an area of immense beauty. See the power of the ocean at work at the Twelve Apostles, a row of great stone pillars and the most spectacular landmark on the Victorian coastline. See the remains of London Bridge, before travelling past Warrnambool, arriving at the historic fishing village of Port Fairy this afternoon.

Hotel for 2 nights: Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Port Fairy Leisure Day

The day is free to explore this former whaling port located at the estuary of the Moyne River. Port Fairy is a holiday resort bordered by both river and ocean and is home to a large fishing fleet.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Port Fairy - Coonawarra (140 miles)

Travel west from Port Fairy towards the South Australian border and up the Limestone Coast to the Coonawarra wine district, where there are fine vineyards to explore.

Hotel for 2 nights: Coonawarra Motor Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Coonawarra

A free day to explore Coonawarra and the surrounding area famous for its premium wines.

Day 9 - Coonawarra - Adelaide (240 miles)

Head towards Adelaide today, travelling via Keith and picturesque Murrays Bridge. Return your car to the city office of Hertz.

Hotel for 2 nights: Stamford Plaza Hotel

Day 10 - Adelaide Sightseeing

Discover the captivating city of Adelaide, a city of churches and the food and wine capital of Australia, with sandstone homes and cottages with sweeping gardens; a young Australian city, rich in recent history yet charmingly modern and with a passion for fine living.  You’ll see all the sights on this tour before having time to explore on your own.  Perhaps you’ll visit Trinity Church, the Adelaide Oval one of Australia’s most notable cricket grounds or the trendy shops and restaurants on O’Connell Street; maybe stroll along the garden banks of the River Torrens, or visit quirky Hutt Street.

Day 11 - Depart Adelaide

Transfer to the airport

Our selection of hotels has been handpicked and comes recommended by our local representatives for their location, service and facilities. We do however have many other accommodation options covering various star ratings, dining options and budgets. We'd be delighted to provide you with a personalised quote that covers your exact requirements. Call one of our specialists or use our enquiry form for a quotation.

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This holiday can be completely tailor-made to suit your wishes and requirements.

You can...

  • Extend or shorten the itinerary
  • Add extra stops in
  • Cut out some days
  • Reorder the itinerary
  • Stay in alternative accommodation
  • Fly from a different airport
  • Add in extra adventures and experiences

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2 Planning your holiday

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3 Refine your itinerary

Your dedicated holiday expert will create a detailed itinerary for you, which we will then send to you via email. We can then refine this together, until we have created your perfect holiday.

4 Complete your booking

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