Great Ocean Road
Set off on your own Great Ocean Road adventure and experience one of the world's most scenic coastal drives. See the towering 12 Apostles, get up close to native wildlife, and take in iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls as you go. Choose from a diverse array of things to see and do all across the region. Get outdoors on bushwalking, surfing and mountain biking expeditions or take the cultural route through galleries, museums and heritage attractions.
Admire the stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Walk, see koalas, emus and kangaroos at Tower Hill, and explore surf towns and inspiring seaside villages. Gourmands will relish the opportunity to explore the expanding culinary scene, while stopping in at cellar doors, farm gates and fresh provedores to stock up for the journey home.
We recommend staying overnight so you can make the most of the trip. The GOR can also be toured in one day. If you were to do it in one day, we suggest booking a day tour.
Take an early morning balloon flight, meet passionate food and wine producers, and encounter a platypus at Healesville Sanctuary in the Yarra Valley. Wander the walking trails, meander the villages and discover the hidden delights of the Dandenong Ranges among its scenic winding roads, abundant artist studios, craft stores and renowned gardens.
Yarra Valley is a great one day trip. Breathtaking views of the wineries, scrumptious food and delicious wine will make your day. We love having lunch at Zonzo Estate (make sure you give them a call and make a reservation) and later relax at Domaine Chandon winery.
The Prom is one of Victoria’s most-loved places. At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, it offers spectacular scenery of huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines. Great bushwalks extend from under an hour to over three days. Visitors can camp, caravan or stay in huts, cabins, wilderness retreats or lodges at Tidal River where there is a general store and take-away food shop. Wilsons Promontory Lightstation is perched on a small peninsula jutting into the wild seas of Bass Strait. The waters surrounding the Prom are protected as a marine national park and marine park and offer outstanding diving.
We suggest at least two days at the Prom, as it is a 4 hours drive from Melbourne and there’s so much to do and enjoy.
Endless family fun and iconic wildlife, pristine white beaches and hi-octane motorsports, you'll find it all on a seaside holiday at Phillip Island, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. See little penguins and sleepy koalas in their natural habitat, teach the kids to swim on a quiet bay beach, and soak up all the action at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Scale the great sandstone mountains of the Grampians region to reach breathtaking views and a bright, new perspective. Head out on walking tracks that lead to powerful waterfalls, wildlife, dazzling wildflower displays and awe-inspiring lookouts. Savour celebrated local wine at cellar doors and a sublime meal at a multi-award-winning restaurant. Take in extraordinary art, old and new, in galleries indoors and out. Wherever you go, be enchanted and inspired by the striking landscapes of the Grampians spread out before you.