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Great Ocean Road Route (Self Drive)
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Take one of the most spectacular driving routes in the world; "The Great Ocean Road" in Australia. Combine with a Rental Car and visit; Melbourne (the cultural capital of Australia); next is Lorne (one of the first towns on the Great Ocean Road, and surfing destination); after that, Warrnambool (known for its safe, sheltered beaches, its moderate climate, its parks and gardens, and Logan's Beach where southern right whales come to give birth each year between June and September); and then, Portland (with historic buildings, beaches and Portland Bay which is ideal for boating, fishing, sailboarding and surfing). From there, drive to Apollo Bay (entry point for some of Australia's most celebrated short and multi-day walks, and is the perfect base to explore the Great Ocean Walk and surrounding Otway's rainforest). End this trip with a couple of spectacular nights, again in Melbourne before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into and out of Melbourne
  • Hotel for 1 night in Melbourne
  • Rental Car for 5 days
  • Hotel for 1 night in Lorne
  • Hotel for 1 night in Warrnambool
  • Hotel for 1 night in Portland
  • Hotel for 1 night in Apollo Bay
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Melbourne
  • Driving Time
    Melbourne - Lorne: 1 hr. 55 mins. approx.
    Lorne - Warrnambool: 2 hrs. 5 mins.
    Warrnambool - Portland: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.
    Portland - Apollo Bay: 3 hrs. 30 mins. approx.
    Apollo Bay - Melbourne: 2 hrs. 35 mins. approx.


Price history for this itinerary (past 7 days):
From Los Angeles LAX (CA), US for 7 nights
1854.05 * incl.tax
Related Cities:
Melbourne (42)     Apollo Bay (3)     Lorne (2)     Warrnambool (2)     Portland (2)    
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1. Melbourne
  160 hotels
2. Lorne
   (11 hotels)
3. Warrnambool
   (19 hotels)
4. Portland
   (9 hotels)
5. Apollo Bay
   (18 hotels)
6. Melbourne
   (160 hotels)
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1 nights in Melbourne

Melbourne is the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, the city is filled with a vast array of attractions including a mix of Victorian and contemporary architecture with edgy street art, beautiful tree line streets filled and hidden laneways with food and shopping arcades. The surrounding areas of Victoria are truly magnificent boasting a dramatic cliff-lined coast, National Parks, Yarra Valley wineries and the Great Ocean Road. Visit Melbourne for world class sports events, festivals and its captivating gold rush past. The city has something for everyone.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Queen Victoria Market, Federation Square, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Shrine of Remembrance, National Gallery of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens, St. Paul`s Cathedral, Eureka Skydeck, Dandenong Ranges, Degraves Street, City Circle Tram, Philip Island, Flinders Street Station, Puffing Billy, Yarra Valley Wineries and so much more!



1 nights in Lorne

Lorne, due to it's location in the center region of one of the state's most scenic coastal routes, the Great Ocean Road. The town is one of those little places that should definitely be on your itinerary. It's one of the first towns on the Great Ocean Road and a popular destination for surfing, plus when the population balloons in the summer season, it becomes a weekend getaway for the city dwellers in Melbourne. Popular activities include pier fishing, swimming, surfing, and camping.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The Great Ocean Road, Qdos ARTS, Teddy's Lookout, St. George River, Angahook Lorne State Park, Erskine Falls.



1 nights in Warrnambool

Warrnambool is a city along the Great Ocean Road, in Victoria, Australia. Its main beach, the sandy Bathing Beach, runs in front of vast Lake Pertobe Adventure Park. The nearby Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village explores the area's seafaring history through a large shipwreck collection. Thunder Point Coastal Reserve, with its rocky ocean scenery, encompasses Shelly Beach. East is Logans Beach Whale Watching Platform.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Tower Hill State, Botanical Gardens, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Middle Island, Logans Beach Road, Hopkins Falls and much more.



1 nights in Portland

Portland is rich in history and enjoys links with significant personalities including the pioneering Henty brothers and William Dutton, explorer Major Mitchell, Artic explorer Sir John Franklin, mariner and harbour master James Fawthrop, reformer Vida Goldstein, acclaimed World War 11 photographer Damien Parer and Mary MacKillop. When Victoria commemorated its centenary in 1934 Portland led of the state’s celebrations. Portland became a town in 1949 and the redeveloped port was opened in 1960.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Portland Cable Trams Depot Museum, Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum, Portland Botanical Gardens, Portland Maritime Discovery Center, Henty Park and much more.



1 nights in Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is a beachside village embraced by tranquil beaches and a rolling hills postcard backdrop. Home to the Great Otway National Park and reached by the Great Ocean Road a great location for exploring the sand, the coastline and the rainforests with hidden waterfalls, streams and fireflies. Apollo Bay is the entry point to Australia`s most celebrated short and multi-day walks and a place to discover the majesty of the forest versus the magnitude of the ocean.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Great Otway National Park, Cape Otway Lightstation, Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary, and so much more!



2 nights in Melbourne

Melbourne is the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, the city is filled with a vast array of attractions including a mix of Victorian and contemporary architecture with edgy street art, beautiful tree line streets filled and hidden laneways with food and shopping arcades. The surrounding areas of Victoria are truly magnificent boasting a dramatic cliff-lined coast, National Parks, Yarra Valley wineries and the Great Ocean Road. Visit Melbourne for world class sports events, festivals and its captivating gold rush past. The city has something for everyone.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Queen Victoria Market, Federation Square, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Shrine of Remembrance, National Gallery of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens, St. Paul`s Cathedral, Eureka Skydeck, Dandenong Ranges, Degraves Street, City Circle Tram, Philip Island, Flinders Street Station, Puffing Billy, Yarra Valley Wineries and so much more!




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Melbourne
Day 1
Arrive to Melbourne
Overnight in Melbourne   160 hotels offered
Optional   326 Things to do
Day 2
Departing from Melbourne
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Lorne
Day 2
Arrive to Lorne
Overnight in Lorne   11 hotels offered
Day 3
Departing from Lorne
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Warrnambool
Day 3
Arrive to Warrnambool
Overnight in Warrnambool   19 hotels offered
Day 4
Departing from Warrnambool
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Portland
Day 4
Arrive to Portland
Overnight in Portland   9 hotels offered
Day 5
Departing from Portland
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Apollo Bay
Day 5
Arrive to Apollo Bay
Overnight in Apollo Bay   18 hotels offered
Day 6
Departing from Apollo Bay
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Melbourne
Day 6
Arrive to Melbourne
Overnight in Melbourne   160 hotels offered
Optional   326 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Melbourne   160 hotels offered
Optional   326 Things to do
Day 8
Departing from Melbourne

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Melbourne Hotels (160 total)
Lorne Hotels (11 total)
Warrnambool Hotels (19 total)
Portland Hotels (9 total)
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Australia

The only country that has a whole continent to itself, Australia is a major tourist destination. World-famous for its natural wonders and wide-open spaces (beaches, deserts, and "the Outback"), Australia is ironically one of the world's most highly urbanized countries and is well known for the cosmopolitan cities, such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra. Each state has its national parks with their specific. If you're interested in the miracles of the water-world, don't miss the Great Barrier Reef. The Wet Tropics of Queensland comprise dense rainforests and foaming waterfalls. Rare species of animals can be seen in the famous Kakadu National Park as well as ancient aboriginal art.
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Melbourne
Melbourne is the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, the city is filled with a vast array of attractions including a mix of Victorian and contemporary architecture with edgy street art, beautiful tree line streets filled and hidden laneways with food and shopping arcades. The surrounding areas of Victoria are truly magnificent boasting a dramatic cliff-lined coast, National Parks, Yarra Valley wineries and the Great Ocean Road. Visit Melbourne for world class sports events, festivals and its captivating gold rush past. The city has something for everyone.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Queen Victoria Market, Federation Square, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Shrine of Remembrance, National Gallery of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens, St. Paul`s Cathedral, Eureka Skydeck, Dandenong Ranges, Degraves Street, City Circle Tram, Philip Island, Flinders Street Station, Puffing Billy, Yarra Valley Wineries and so much more!
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Lorne
Lorne, due to it's location in the center region of one of the state's most scenic coastal routes, the Great Ocean Road. The town is one of those little places that should definitely be on your itinerary. It's one of the first towns on the Great Ocean Road and a popular destination for surfing, plus when the population balloons in the summer season, it becomes a weekend getaway for the city dwellers in Melbourne. Popular activities include pier fishing, swimming, surfing, and camping.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The Great Ocean Road, Qdos ARTS, Teddy's Lookout, St. George River, Angahook Lorne State Park, Erskine Falls.
Warrnambool
Warrnambool is a city along the Great Ocean Road, in Victoria, Australia. Its main beach, the sandy Bathing Beach, runs in front of vast Lake Pertobe Adventure Park. The nearby Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village explores the area's seafaring history through a large shipwreck collection. Thunder Point Coastal Reserve, with its rocky ocean scenery, encompasses Shelly Beach. East is Logans Beach Whale Watching Platform.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Tower Hill State, Botanical Gardens, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Middle Island, Logans Beach Road, Hopkins Falls and much more.
Portland
Portland is rich in history and enjoys links with significant personalities including the pioneering Henty brothers and William Dutton, explorer Major Mitchell, Artic explorer Sir John Franklin, mariner and harbour master James Fawthrop, reformer Vida Goldstein, acclaimed World War 11 photographer Damien Parer and Mary MacKillop. When Victoria commemorated its centenary in 1934 Portland led of the state’s celebrations. Portland became a town in 1949 and the redeveloped port was opened in 1960.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Portland Cable Trams Depot Museum, Portland Powerhouse Motor and Car Museum, Portland Botanical Gardens, Portland Maritime Discovery Center, Henty Park and much more.
Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a beachside village embraced by tranquil beaches and a rolling hills postcard backdrop. Home to the Great Otway National Park and reached by the Great Ocean Road a great location for exploring the sand, the coastline and the rainforests with hidden waterfalls, streams and fireflies. Apollo Bay is the entry point to Australia`s most celebrated short and multi-day walks and a place to discover the majesty of the forest versus the magnitude of the ocean.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Great Otway National Park, Cape Otway Lightstation, Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary, and so much more!
Best Time To Visit Tipping in Australia
Melbourne
Melbourne is the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, the city is filled with a vast array of attractions including a mix of Victorian and contemporary architecture with edgy street art, beautiful tree line streets filled and hidden laneways with food and shopping arcades. The surrounding areas of Victoria are truly magnificent boasting a dramatic cliff-lined coast, National Parks, Yarra Valley wineries and the Great Ocean Road. Visit Melbourne for world class sports events, festivals and its captivating gold rush past. The city has something for everyone.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Queen Victoria Market, Federation Square, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Shrine of Remembrance, National Gallery of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens, St. Paul`s Cathedral, Eureka Skydeck, Dandenong Ranges, Degraves Street, City Circle Tram, Philip Island, Flinders Street Station, Puffing Billy, Yarra Valley Wineries and so much more!
Sample Itinerary Neighborhoods FAQ Getting Around Best Time To Visit Tipping in Australia

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