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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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