Paradise by the Sea

5 days | Departs 26 Mar 2022 –
Adelaide » Mount Gambier » Warrnambool » Great Ocean Road » Geelong » Bendigo » Horsham

Experience a getaway packed with spectacular highlights & treats! Enjoy a journey along Australia’s most spectacular coastline including Victoria’s world-famous Great Ocean Road. A special highlight included will be a visit to the opening day of Melbourne’s International Flower Show.

Visit our website or contact us for current prices from your city.

5 days | Departs 26 Mar 2022 –
Adelaide » Mount Gambier » Warrnambool » Great Ocean Road » Geelong » Bendigo » Horsham

Experience a getaway packed with spectacular highlights & treats! Enjoy a journey along Australia’s most spectacular coastline including Victoria’s world-famous Great Ocean Road. A special highlight included will be a visit to the opening day of Melbourne’s International Flower Show.

Visit our website or contact us for current prices from your city.

SHOW / HIDE FULL ITINERARY PRINT TOUR SUMMARY

Itinerary

Show / hide full Day by Day Itinerary

Pre-Tour Night for Interstate Connections Only

Travel arrangements commence on the day before the tour departs.

Your adventure begins with a flight to the beautiful city of Adelaide. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Ask us about a range of optional activities available or simply take a stroll along the newly redeveloped Riverbank precinct or go shopping at nearby Rundle Mall.

❱ 1 night: Grosvenor Hotel or similar

Day 1: Adelaide to Mount Gambier via Meningie (D)

Adelaide travellers will be met at home and transferred to the Central Bus Station to join the tour. Interstate travellers will be picked up from the Grosvenor Hotel.

Our journey today will take us along South Australia’s picturesque Limestone Coast, travelling along the Princes Highway. We tour past the beautiful coastal towns of Meningie, Kingston SE, Robe & Millicent on our way to the city of Mount Gambier. We stop for a short break at ‘the Mount’ with time to look at the city’s iconic Blue Lake. The lake occupies one of the craters of the extinct volcano after which the city of Mount Gambier is named. It is renowned for its vibrant colours, changing from steel grey to cobalt blue each summer. Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner in the hotel’s restaurant.

❱ 1 night: Commodore on the Park

Day 2: Mount Gambier to Hamilton, Port Fairy & Warrnambool (BD)

A full breakfast begins our day before we commence our day. We begin with a tour to the prosperous and stylish city of Hamilton. On our arrival, we visit the Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum. On display here is memorabilia from his iconic airline and also his original Studebaker Limousine with which he started his Transport Empire. After time for lunch we travel south to the rich grazing areas through the historic township of Port Fairy to Warrnambool. On arrival into Warrnambool in the afternoon we check in to our motel. After dinner, we visit the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum to see the multi-million-dollar Sound & Light Show. Experience stories of Australia’s rich maritime history with tales of the Shipwreck Coast which will take you on a journey through the ages – from local Aboriginal stories to our colourful whaling past then to events that gave our coastline a reputation that inspired fear & trepidation among mariners.

❱ 1 night: Mid City Motel Warrnambool

Day 3: Great Ocean Road Touring – Warrnambool to Apollo Bay via the famous Twelve Apostles (BD)

After breakfast, we begin our journey along Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. Our first stop for today is at Allansford where you will enjoy a visit to the fascinating Cheese World. Here, you will have the opportunity to taste some of the wonderful local cheese produced by Warrnambool Cheese & Butter. We then continue on to Peterborough and into the Port Campbell National Park – be sure to have your camera handy for a shot of this spectacular coastline! Here at Port Campbell, the famous Twelve Apostles which comprises of a group of magnificent rock stacks rising up from the ocean can be seen. Take in the spectacular views from the scenic viewpoint or descend all of the 86 Gibson Steps to the wild beach for a stunning ground level view of all 8 of the remaining Twelve Apostles, stopping at lookouts along the way. Just beyond Port Campbell lies the hauntingly beautiful Bay of Islands where we can see the cove which was the site of the Loch Ard Shipwreck. In 1878, the Loch Ard Clipper struck land on Victoria’s notorious Shipwreck Coast, sinking completely in just 15 minutes, making it one of Australia’s most tragic shipwrecks. Later, we continue on our journey along the Great Ocean Road, travelling via the Great Otway National Park to the famous coastal town of Apollo Bay for our overnight stay.

❱ 1 night: Best Western Apollo Bay Motel

Day 4: Great Ocean Road Touring – Apollo Bay to Geelong via Wye River & Lorne (BD)

We begin our day with a leisurely drive along the famous Great Ocean Road via the towns which are dotted along the coast. We visit the famous Great Ocean Road Chocolatery & Ice Creamery in Bellbrae to sample award-winning handmade chocolates & ice cream products. Watch the art of chocolate making from handcrafting to packing and be sure to check out the showroom filled with thousands of chocolates to tempt you! Later, we continue via Wye River & the beautiful seaside town of Lorne. From Lorne we continue along the spectacular coast through Anglesea and the popular surfing beach spot Bells Beach to Torquay before travelling onto the City of Geelong.

❱ 2 nights: Rydges Geelong

Day 5: Melbourne International Flower Show (BD)

After breakfast, we set off to tour into Melbourne to visit the spectacular 2022 flower show held at the Royal Exhibition Building at Carlton Gardens. The popular show has been cancelled over the past two years and we will experience the first day of its return. The show will feature the best landscape and flora talent from around the world and is set to inspire crowds with breathtaking floral displays and spectacular floral gardens. This prestigious show is well established as a must-see event. There are ample food stalls and refreshment facilities available at the event. We return to Geelong for our dinner.

Day 6: Geelong to Horsham via Bendigo, Elvis Presley Graceland Exhibition (BD)

This morning after breakfast we set off on our tour to Horsham. Our touring will take us via Bendigo providing us with the opportunity to visit this historic goldmine in the city and take the opportunity to experience the Elvis direct from Graceland at the Bendigo Art Gallery. The exhibition features an amazing collection of the Presley collection directly organised by Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley. Items include a red 1960 MG convertible from the film Blue Hawaii and his custom Harley Davidson motorbike. Later we continue, to the city of Horsham for our dinner and overnight stay.

❱ 1 night: Best Westlander Motor Inn or Similar

Day 7: Horsham to Adelaide (B)

This morning after breakfast we begin our journey back to Adelaide travelling via the Western Highway through Bordertown to Keith. After a stop for lunch, we continue to Tailem Bend to back into Adelaide at 5:30pm. On arrival passengers will be met for the home transfers.

Post-Tour Night for Interstate Connections Only

Stay the night on return to Adelaide and fly home the following day.

On our tour’s return to Adelaide, you will be taken to your hotel in the city centre. The next day, enjoy some time at leisure to explore Adelaide. Ask us about optional tours that are available today. Later, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight.

❱ 1 night: Grosvenor Hotel or similar

Highlights
  • See the famous Blue Lake in Mount Gambier
  • Visit Hamilton and the Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum
  • A memorable night out at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum’s Sound & Light Show
  • Visit the fascinating Allansford Cheese World
  • Tour along Victoria’s spectacular Great Ocean Road
  • See the famous Twelve Apostles
  • Spend a night at the iconic seaside town of Apollo Bay
  • Taste handmade products at the Great Ocean Road Chocolatery & Ice Creamery
  • Visit the new 2022 International Melbourne Flower Show
  • See the Elvis Exhibition direct from Graceland at Bendigo Art Gallery
Inclusions
  • 6 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D)
  • Guided touring with onboard commentary
  • Quality accommodation throughout your holiday

Flights included in your price - as required

Transfers from home included - Adelaide only

Don't miss out! Book this exciting tour now.

Join our Travel Mates Club now

Ready to book or just want a quote?

See the price for your holiday on the right, then click the Book Now button to proceed.

Place your booking online today and receive a confirmation from our award-winning team within 24 working hours.

If your enquiry is urgent, please call us on 1300 896 282 before placing your booking.

Paying just a deposit?
If you choose to only pay a deposit for your holiday today, please note when the balance of your booking is due by clicking here.

Tour booking conditions
By placing a booking online now, you accept the cancellation policy for this tour.

Payment options
Take advantage of our 12 months interest-free* payment option or pay by card, bank transfer or cheque.

See the price for your holiday on the right, then fill out the form below to send us your enquiry.

One of our award-winning consultants will reply to you within the next 24 business hours.

If your enquiry is urgent, please call us on 1300 896 282.









    Join our email list and receive the latest travel deals when they are released

    Option 1

    Book one of our Travel Mates day tours

    Join us on one of our exciting Travel Mates day tours in South Australia!

    The $50 membership fee is included as part of your tour price.

    View all upcoming tours

    Dates & prices

    View the prices for your departure date & city

    View the prices for your departure date

    Please select from the options below to view the price for your chosen departure date, city & tour options.

    Option 2

    Join now for a $50 Membership Fee

    Pay for your $50 once-off membership fee now and use it towards your next holiday booking with us on any of our tours!

    Clear

    Prices departing from other Australian airports are available on request.
    Please use the Enquiry Only tab for more details.

    Please note: Our Travel Mates Club events & tours are for South Australian customers only.

    Enquire about this holiday now.

    Send us your enquiry

    Please fill out the form to enquire about this tour.

    A consultant will reply back to you within the next 24 working hours.

    If your enquiry is urgent, please call us on 1300 1300 50.









      Join our email list and receive the latest travel deals when they are released

      Pre-register for this new tour now.

      Send us your enquiry

      Please fill out the enquiry form to pre-register your interest for this tour.

      We'll be in contact as soon as more information is available.









        Join our email list and receive the latest travel deals when they are released