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Daylesford, Melbourne, Apollo Bay, Port Fairy, Coonawarra, Barossa Valley, Adelaide / Classic Great Ocean Road

South coastal Australia is blessed; sophisticated cities, unrivalled scenery and a reputation for producing some of the finest wines in the world. This self-drive begins with the perfect rejuvenating start in Daylesford, Victoria’s spa country, followed by the cultural attributes of Melbourne. Before setting out on the Great Ocean Road in search of the magnificent Twelve Apostles, enjoy the water-based activities and sheltered beaches of the Mornington Peninsula. Proud Adelaide is your last port of call, but not before experiencing the thrill of staying in a vineyard retreat.

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Price is per person based on two sharing and includes all economy international flights, accommodation, private transfers, car hire and meals as specified. Meal basis: B Breakfast. Suggested activities are not included. This itinerary is only a suggestion - our experienced sales team will be happy to put together alternative, bespoke itineraries.

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Daylesford, Melbourne, Apollo Bay, Port Fairy, Coonawarra, Barossa Valley, Adelaide /Itinerary

Classic Great Ocean Road

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Fly to Melbourne

Fly to Melbourne from London Heathrow.

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Daylesford

Daylesford

On arrival you will met by a representative who will assist you in collecting your rental vehicle. Drive for approximately one hour to Daylesford for a two night stay at The Lake House. Daylesford is Australia's premier spa centre, here guests can combine the restorative powers of the region's mineral springs with epicurean sophistication, holistic spas and laid back bohemianism that create the perfect escape.(B)

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Melbourne

Melbourne

A change of scenery as you head into Melbourne for a two night stay at Park Hyatt Melbourne. Melbourne- cosmpolitan, avant garde, conservative-is revealed at every bend of the Yarra. Take a tram to the Greek eateries, see the world class performing arts and groovy galleries at Southbank and trendy cafes at the beachside suburb of St Kilda.(B)

Park Hyatt Melbourne

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay

Depart Melbourne for a three hour drive to Apollo Bay, start of the Great Ocean Road, one of the nation's most scenic touring routes. Apollo Bay is coastal township located between the Otway Hills and the ocean, visitors can discover the delights of the scenic bay with it huge range of activities from surfing, fishing, bushwalking, golf. For those seeking adventure, visit the Otway Fly treetop walk - the longest and highest walk of its kind in the world. Overnight at Captains At The Bay. (B)

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy

Leave Apollo Bay for scenic drive to Port Fairy, overlooking the tranquil Moyne River in the heart of the beautiful Port Fairy is your accommodation, Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel. Once a private residence, the French provincial mansion has been converted to a seven room boutique hotel. Spend two nights in Port Fairy and explore at leisure - stroll along the historic wharf, take a cruise out to the seal colony at Lady Julia Percy Island or try one of the many Heritage Walks and discover historic buildings. (B)

Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

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Coonawarra

Coonawarra

A leisurely five hour drive from Port Fairy you will arrive at Coonawarra. Coonawarra lies within South Australia's Limestone Coast, synonymous with oustanding Cabernet Sauvignon. Overnight accommodation is in a One Bedroom Apartment at Merlot/Verdelho. (B)

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Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley

Deapart Coonawarra and drive towards the Barossa Valley. Just one hour from Adelaide, The Barossa Valley is arguably the best know wine producing region in Australia boasting superb Shiraz and first rate Rieslings under names such as Jacob's Creek, Wolf Bass, Penfold's. This region is a gourmet lover's playground, enriched with food, wines, architecture, festivals and people. Stay two nights at The Louise including evening dinner on one night. (B)

The Louise

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Adelaide

Adelaide

Return to city life in Adelaide for a two night stay at the Mayfair Adelaide. Stroll down Adelaide's elegant tree lined streets, through pretty parks and stone churches which unveil a different side to the quiet achiever of Australian cities. Spend the following day at leisure. (B)

Mayfair Hotel

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Return to London

Drive to Adelaide Airport before for your flight to London Heathrow.

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