Audley provide the perfect service for independent travellers who also like some certainty along...
20 days from £4,820pp
Sample some of Australia's finest wines in the Barossa Valley.
Drive along the dramatic Great Ocean Road west of Melbourne.
Join a walking tour of Melbourne's hidden laneways.
Hike through the beautiful Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney.
Enjoy a surfing lesson on Bondi Beach.
- Barossa Valley
- The Grampians National Park
- Port Fairy
- Apollo Bay
- The Blue Mountains
Itinerary idea in detailOpen all Close all
Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Adelaide.
Day 2 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
On-board your international outbound flight to Adelaide.
Day 3 Adelaide
Day 4 Adelaide
Day 5 Barossa Valley
Make your own way to the car hire depot, where you'll collect your car and head out of the city to the wine growing region of the Barossa Valley, famed for growing some of Australia's best wines. This drive is approximately one and a half hours. We'll have organised your car to be ready at your closest depot at a convenient time for you. All insurances are included in your car hire package and a sat-nav is also available on request.
Day 6 Barossa Valley
Day 7 The Grampians National Park
Day 8 The Grampians National Park
Day 9 Port Fairy
Day 10 Apollo Bay
The journey between Port Fairy and Apollo Bay has some of the country's most impressive coastal scenery and your drive today will take you past the famous 12 Apostles and other iconic sights of the Great Ocean Road. Whilst the distance of this drive is less than 200 kilometres and you could do in a morning, we suggest taking your time and making a day of it.
Day 11 Apollo Bay
Spend today at leisure. Apollo Bay is a great base for exploring some of the nearby attractions such as the nearby Great Otway National Park with its beautiful waterfalls and walking opportunities. Alternatively, you may choose to relax and simply enjoy the town's good choice of cafes and restaurants and spend time by the beach.
Day 12 Melbourne
Continue your journey along the Great Ocean Road today on your way to Melbourne. Pass through the pretty town of Lorne and onwards to the surf mecca of Torquay before heading inland towards Melbourne. This coastal journey is approximately three and a half hours, but again can easily be extended with some lovely stops en route. Drop your hire car in Melbourne late this afternoon.
Day 13 Melbourne
Get to know Melbourne's hidden laneways on a walking tour this morning, enjoying lunch on tour, before spending the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps go for a walk along the river or hop on a tram and head down to the vibrant seaside suburb of St Kilda.
Day 14 Sydney
Make your way to the airport this morning in time for your flight to Sydney, a flight of approximately an hour and a half. You will make your way to your hotel in the historic Rocks district. Spend your afternoon exploring your surrounds.
Day 15 Sydney
Rise early for a fun surfing lesson on the iconic Bondi Beach before enjoying the sights of this cosmopolitan part of the city. Spend the rest of your day at leisure and perhaps go for a walk along the stunning Bondi to Bronte coastal path.
Day 16 The Blue Mountains
Make your own way to the car hire depot, where you'll collect your car. All insurances are included in your package and once again a sat-nav is available on request. From the city centre of Sydney drive west to the rugged landscapes of the Blue Mountains, a drive of approximately one and a half hours, and check into your accommodation for two nights.
Day 17 The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains have a fantastic network of walking trails and you will join a half day tour today with a small group and a local guide to get to know the trails and the region intimately.
Day 18 Sydney
After a morning of relaxation retrace your steps and drive back to Sydney. After dropping off your rental car make your way to your hotel for a final night. Enjoy a performance at the Sydney Opera House this evening to end your trip in style.
Day 19 International return flight
Sydney , International return flight
Day 20 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
Knowledgeable, helpful and resourceful
Lucy Halvorson did an amazing job for our family - juggling parties from different states, varying...
Extremely knowledgeable and efficient. Very professional and friendly.
I cannot fault Audley. They have thought of everything and we are so looking forward to our trip.
From our first enquiry with Audley we have had first class service. The specialist we dealt with...
Contact a specialist
The specialist who designs your trip to Australia will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.Watch our tailor-made process ›
When to go
Drag the slider to see monthly temperature and rainfall for this itinerary
|Place||Daily Max Temperature||Monthly Rainfall|
|The Grampians National Park||
|The Blue Mountains||