This self drive adventure is an easy and exciting way to explore the ‘Land Down Under’ at your own pace. Australia is bursting with landmarks, culture, wildlife, and natural wonders - so it's an ideal destination for you to take the wheel and make every day your own.
Our fascinating itinerary will direct you to five of the land's most interesting places. Sample authentic Australian cuisine in Adelaide; explore historical buildings, lakes, and the picturesque 17km-long Long Beach at Robe; visit Australia's famously unique wildlife in Port Fairy; see waterfalls and rainforests in Apollo Bay; and enjoy hot-air balloon rides and vibrant nightlife in Melbourne.
With car hire included and visits to some of the best towns and cities along the South Australia's Great Ocean Road; this promises to be an unforgettable trip.
|Day 1 - 2||UK - Melbourne, Australia|
|Apollo Bay, Australia|
|Port Fairy, Australia|
|Day 11||Adelaide, Australia - UK|
Fly from your selected UK airport to Melbourne and enjoy an overnight stay in the 3* Quest Melbourne Airport (Room Only). On the second day, pick up your hire motorhome and set off on your self-drive holiday.
Following from Melbourne, you could visit Apollo Bay on the eastern side of Cape Otway, alongside the shores of the Barham River. There are water-based activities in abundance to try here including surfing, swimming, deep sea fishing, diving, and boating. Bushwalking in Great Otway National Park is must-do to encounter stunning scenery or delight in a sunset beach ride on horseback. Keep your eyes peeled for platypus at Lake Elizabeth and sleeping koalas in the trees at nearby Kennett River. No trip here would be complete without stopping by The Cape Otway Lighthouse, taking a treetop walk along the Otway Fly, or tucking into the 'fish of the day' washed down by a glass or two of local Sauvignon Blanc.
Following your time in Apollo Bay, why not visit Port Fairy? Divided in two by the Moyne River; this village is renowned for its 19th-century buildings, old stone churches, lovely beach, Norfolk pines, and vibrant arts scene. There's a host of boutiques and craft shops, as well as fine wines and quaint pubs to discover. Don your hiking boots and view the historical sites along the Maritime and Shipwreck Heritage Walk. Admire the birds at Griffiths Island and stop by Tower Hill Reserve to get up close to koalas, kangaroos, and emus. Take a surfing class or kayak tour and enjoy an afternoon cruise to Lady Julia Percy Island to see seals, whales, and dolphins.
Another location worth visiting is Robe. This quaint town and fishing port lies on the southern shore of Guichen Bay and is famous for its historical buildings, ocean, lakes, dense bush land, and the picturesque 17km-long Long Beach. During your time here, you can visit The Lodge and The Old Cottage, Magnetic Telegraph Station, Robe Customs House, Royal Circus, Koenig Cannon, Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, and The Old Goal. You can also see shearers and sheepdogs in action at Narraburra Woolshed, enjoy kayaking and fish and chips at Town Beach, or head to Little Dip Conservation Park for bushwalking, sand dunes, and salt and freshwater lakes.
The finale of your trip is Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. North Terrace is the cultural hub of the city and home to Government House, Migration Museum, South Australia Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia, and Adelaide Botanic Garden. Spend some time in Elder Park and take a boat trip on River Torrens or the Adelaide Oval Tour is perfect for cricket fans. Indulge in retail therapy at over 700 retail stores at Rundle Mall and pick up a bargain at the bustling outdoor Adelaide Central Market. See the giant pandas at Adelaide Zoo or hold a koala at Cleland Wildlife Park. Hop on the tram to Glenelg for family-fun at The Beachhouse amusement park or delve into all things wine-related at The National Wine Centre of Australia.
Your motorhome holiday ends with a relaxing flight back to the UK.