Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

3 day Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island & Wilsons Promontory Departures: Mon, Fri (& Wed, Dec-Feb) excluding special event & public holidays

Great Ocean Road & Beyond Outside of Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road is the chief highlight of Victoria. The stretch between Lorne and Apollo Bay is considered the finest, with every twist and turn revealing yet another drop-dead gorgeous view. Inland, the Grampians National Park houses a third of Victoria’s plant species, and provides a safe haven for many species of native fauna.

Day 1: Melbourne - Great Ocean Road - Queenscliffe From Melbourne journey to Port Campbell where the Great Ocean Road begins. Be amazed at the iconic 12 Apostles and hear the tragic story of the shipwreck at Loch Ard Gorge before continuing through the luscious Otway Ranges to Queenscliff for your overnight stay. Day 2: Queenscliffe – Mornington Peninsula – Phillip Island The next morning ferry across Port Phillip Bay to Sorrento on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Encounter Australian wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, you’ll also be able to hand-feed wallabies on the Wallaby Walk (keep an eye out for tiny joeys in their mothers’ pouches). From there travel to Phillip Island to see the Nobbies and watch the world famous penguin parade at Summerland Beach before overnighting on the island. Day 3: Phillip Island – Melbourne Your final day takes you to Wilson Promotory National Park, a 50,000 hectare reserve with panoramic views boasting an array of native wildlife, pristine white beaches, coastal forests, cool climate rainforests and a labyrinth of walking tracks. PRICES INCLUDE • 2 nights’ accommodation • Light breakfast (day 2) & dinner (day 1) • All park entrance fees

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Yarra Valley

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Melbourne

Port Fairy

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Lorne

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Apollo Bay

Twelve Apostles

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Hotels 1 Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel 2 Captain’s at the Bay 3 Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld 4 Yarra Valley Lodge

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5 Grange Cleveland Winery 6 Lake House Daylesford 7 Wilderness Retreats 8 Oak Tree Lodge 9 Quarters at Flinders Hotel

Pricesareperpersonbasedon twinshare Standard from  Singlesupplementsavailableupon request

£239

2 day Great Ocean Road Departures: Tue, Thu & Sun, maximum 8 passengers on the tour

Day 1: Melbourne - Apollo Bay This wonderful small group tour has a more informative and relaxed nature and allows you to experience the region without the crowds. Enjoy a walk in Geelong, stop at Bells Beach and then observe kangaroos at Anglesea Golf Club. Start travelling the cliff-hugging road, stopping for photos and stories along the way including a stop at the ‘Arch’. Break for lunch (own expense) in Lorne, then continue the spectacular road and enjoy koala viewing and also a guided rainforest walk in the Great Otway National Park. Check in to your ocean view villa-style accommodation and enjoy dinner at the award-winning Chris’ at Beacon Point. (max 8 persons per tour) (D) Overnight: Beacon Point Ocean View Villas Day 2: Twelve Apostles - Melbourne After a cooked breakfast travel through the Otway ranges to the Shipwreck coast where the morning sun makes for ideal photo opportunities at the famous Twelve Apostles. Travel on to Loch Ard Gorge where in 1878 an emigrant ship was wrecked with the loss of virtually all on board. Stop off for lunch in the fishing village of Port Campbell. Continue west to discover London Bridge, the Bay of Martyrs and the Bay of Islands before heading inland and back to Melbourne. (B) PRICES INCLUDE • 1 night’s accommodation as specified • Touring and sightseeing as specified (excludes anything described as ‘optional’) • Meals as specified: (B=Breakfast, D=Dinner)

WILDERNESS RETREATS, WILSONS PROMONTORY NATIONAL PARK 3 H Surround yourself with nature in the heart of the Wilson’s Promontory National Park and stay in luxurious safari style tented accommodation with all the luxuries of a hotel stay. Also just minutes from the beach, each low-impact tent has high- comfort amenities including timber floors, covered timber deck with chairs and table so you can enjoy your surroundings and the comfort of a queen-size bed. From your Wilderness Retreat you can fully immerse yourself in the beauty of your surroundings with an extensive range of activities within the park; from guided tours to abseiling and yoga. And when its time to wind down in the evening you can make the most of the communal kitchen and BBQ area. HOTEL FACILITIES ••• communal kitchen • BBQ area • nearby convenience store • nearby car park ROOM FACILITIES ••• tented accommodation • private ensuite • timber deck • small fridge • tea & coffee making facilities

Pricesareperpersonbasedon twinshare Standard from  Singlesupplementsavailableupon request

Pricesareroomonly,perpersonpernight twinshare Wilderness retreat tent from

£499

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