Great Ocean Road
Coach, 7 days fully inclusive

2024 $1,895 per person twin share / single supplement add $640

Inclusions:

  • Luxurious return coach travel & six nights quality accommodation at the Olde Maritime Best Western Motor Inn Warrnambool with overnbights at the Quality Resort Wangaratta or Siesta Resort Albury
  • Hearty breakfasts & delicious evening meals in the Hotel’s Restaurant & lunches every day on the tour.
  • Fascinating day tours and entry to all attractions as per itinerary below

TOUR DATES

Saturday, 4th May 2024 – Waitlist
Sunday, 13th October 2024

TOUR DESCRIPTION & ITINERARY

Day 1: Journey to Wangaratta
Board your luxury Coach for your journey south today. A morning tea break will be made where you can purchase a coffee & a snack followed by lunch provided along the way. After lunch continue onto Wangaratta with a comfort stop along the way for overnight at the Quality Resort Wangaratta Gateway. Your contact number tonight at the Gateway will be 03 5721 8399. On occasions the Wangaratta Gateway is not available & equivalent quality accommodation will be provided at the Quality Resort Siesta in Albury operated by same owners as the Wangaratta Gateway.

Day 2: To Warrnambool
An early departure, after a 7am breakfast this morning. Morning tea stop mid-way to Torquay where lunch will be provided. From Torquay you will have your first scenic experience of the Great Ocean Road travelling down from the start as far as Lorne today. It is a great drive from Torquay through Anglesea before Lorne. Set between the sparkling waters of The Pacific & the majesty of the Otway National Park, Lorne is a spectacular & refreshing place where the bush meets the sea. From Lorne it is necessary to take the shorter inland route to Warrnambool. You will travel along the Great Ocean Road from Warrnambool north as far as the 12 Apostles on day 4 of your holiday. Late afternoon, arrive at the Olde Maritime Best Western Motor Inn ideally located just 600 metres from the Warrnambool Foreshore & 400 metres from the Town Centre. Your contact number during your stay will be 03 5561 1415.

Day 3: Warrnambool local day & the Spectacular Sound & Light Show tonight at Flagstaff Hill
This morning it is a relaxed start today with a 10.00am first visit to Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, only 150 metres from your accommodation. Start with a guided tour of this unique Village followed by a self-serve light morning tea before a highlight of your holiday with a presentation of the Maremma Dogs. In a world-first, Maremma dogs were trained and placed on Middle Island to protect the penguins from foxes during the breeding season. The project has been a huge success using guardian these dogs The Maremma guardian dogs spend time on Middle Island during the penguin breeding season and our Maremma ambassador dogs spend time at Flagstaff Hill. Middle Island has been closed to the public since 2006 to protect penguin burrows from human trampling which can harm penguins, penguin chicks and eggs. The closure of the island has contributed to the increase in penguin colony size with the valuable assistance of the Maremma Dogs. Lunch will be provided nearby by at Pippies by the Bay before a local town tour. Warrnambool is a prosperous country city known for its safe, sheltered beaches, its moderate climate & its parks & gardens. Early dinner tonight at 5.00pm to allow time for the Spectacular Sound & Light Show at dusk, depicting the Shipwreck Coast’s maritime history at nearby Flagstaff Hill

Day 4: The Great Ocean Road & the 12 Apostles
An earlier start today for your scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road. From Warrnambool travel north along The Great Ocean Road, visiting Port Campbell National Park; the Twelve Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge, another natural formation that has also been a popular television and film location.  When you see the coastline, you will understand the tragic history of the shipwrecked coast. See the stark stone pillars of the remaining eight “Twelve Apostles,” like great stone pillars rising out of the pounding surf at Port Campbell National Park.  Your coach driver will have details & prices available if anyone wants to treat themselves to a 16-minute helicopter ride for $165 pp around this section of coastline. The Apostles were formed by erosion. The harsh weather conditions from the Southern Ocean gradually eroded the soft limestone shoreline to form caves in the cliffs, which then became arches, which in turn collapsed, leaving rock stacks up to 45 metres high. The Road was built by returned servicemen and women from the Great War, to provide employment & to open access to the many coastal towns along the way. Lunch will be provided at Port Campbell

Day 5: Port Fairy
This morning it is only a short 30-minute drive west along the coast to Port Fairy. Port Fairy is virtually at the end of the Great Ocean Road. It is a beautiful bluestone town that has been frozen in time. With more than 50 buildings classified by the National Trust and many fine examples of 1800s architecture Port Fairy is the perfect holiday spot for history buffs. Enjoy a town tour & discover the charming, fully restored white-washed cottages built by whalers and seamen beside Georgian-style merchants’ homes and grand public buildings. It is a favourite, beach side vacation spot due to its beautiful beaches, picturesque historic riverfront port and thriving arts and food scene.  Port Fairy has a population of about 3,500. Its main industries are tourism and fishing, & it is the home port for one of Victoria’s largest fishing fleets.

Day 6: Warrnambool to Quality Resort Siesta Albury
Depart this morning for your return journey as far as Albury with a morning tea break before lunch provided in mid-way & an afternoon comfort stop along the way. Overnight accommodation provided at the Siesta Quality Resort Albury (or at the Wangaratta Gateway).

Day 7: Journey Home to Sydney
Heading north towards Sydney with a morning tea break followed by lunch provided in Yass. A comfort stop will be provided mid-afternoon. This afternoon we hope you arrive home relaxed and refreshed with many happy new memories of your Great Ocean Road holiday. Thank you for choosing this tour.

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