This tour is a perfect introduction for a first-time visitor to Australia. It features the highlights of the southeast region, including time in Sydney and Melbourne, driving along the dramatic Great Ocean Road and visiting the wineries of the Barossa Valley.
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.
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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Australia. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.
- Your trip will be unique
- We work to your interests and budget
- Advice from first-hand expertise
- Barossa Valley
- The Grampians National Park
- Port Fairy
- Apollo Bay
- The Blue Mountains
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Day 1 Adelaide
Day 2 Adelaide
Day 3 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 4 Barossa Valley
Day 5 The Grampians National Park
Day 6 The Grampians National Park
Day 7 Port Fairy
Day 8 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 9 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 10 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 11 Melbourne
Day 12 Sydney
Day 13 Sydney
Day 14 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 15 The Blue Mountains
Day 16 Sydney
Day 17 Return home
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