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Please note: We don't include the car in the prices as there are so many choices. You can either book your own car or we'd be pleased to do it for you.



Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians
3 days
Great Ocean Road, Grampians National Park and Goldfields

Melbourne to Melbourne
7 days
Lakelands, Snowy Mountains, Victoria High Country, Goldfields, Grampians and Great Ocean Road


Melbourne to Adelaide
5 days
Great Ocean Road, Grampians and two cities to explore


Melbourne to Brisbane
14 days
Best driving road in the world, combine with spectacular coastal scenery and highland highlights


Melbourne to Cairns
28 days
The Great Ocean Road combined with the best driving on the east coast


Melbourne to Darwin
21 days
Fantastic driving, real 'outback', Uluru and the Northern Territory. A true Australian adventure!


Melbourne to Perth
19 days
This amazing journey covers almost 5,000 kms of some of the most varied and impressive scenery in Australia


Melbourne to Sydney
7 days
Great Ocean Road, Grampians National Park, Victoria High Country, Snowy Mountains & NSW southern coast
Melbourne to Adelaide
Melbourne to Adelaide

The cosmopolitan delights of Melbourne and Adelaide, combined with one of the greatest roads in the world. Explore one of the finest National Parks in Australia, and enjoy the stunning coastal scenery of Victoria.

5 day tour


Includes: 4 nights accommodation

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Melbourne – with over 3.5 million people it is Australia's second largest city and it is attractively located on the banks of the Yarra River and the shores of Port Phillip Bay. It’s a cosmopolitan city with a great quality of life. Explore on the trams, eat at the riverside restaurants and people watch at the cafes!

The Great Ocean Road - This is one of the most famous and scenic coastal drives in the world and words can't describe the spectacular scenery on this 280km section of road. Every driver should

You have the amazing coastal scenery (including the world famous 12 Apostles) on one side with the temperate rainforest of the Otway Ranges on the other. Dotted along the way are friendly small towns with great cafes and restaurants that are perfect for a coffee break and to take in the atmosphere.

It always takes a lot longer than you imagine to drive the Great Ocean Road. There are so many places to stop for lookouts and to take short walks that you are constantly in and out of the car. Due to the never ending series of bends which are tight in places your average speed is also lower than you might imagine. You need at least a day to drive one way if you like to enjoy the views and see things on the way.

Many people think the Great Ocean Road runs all the way to Adelaide but this isn't the case. It stops around 300km from Melbourne (550km from Adelaide) but fortunately if you turn immediately north at the end of the GOR you find yourself in the beautiful Grampians National Park.

The Great Ocean Road

Grampians National Park – this area has steep granite highlands jam packed with wildlife, superb lookouts and waterfalls. The roads are great and on a clear day you can see 150 kms to the coast and the Great Ocean Road. You have a day here to

South Australia Coast - from the Grampians you drive to the amazing Blue Pool crater lakes of Mt Gambier and then on past the giant lobster to the lovely small seaside towns of Beachport and Robe. From there you'll drive along the coastal roads of the Coorong National Park towards Adelaide.

Adelaide - the 'City of Churches' has one of the best botanical gardens in the world and don't forget to try a pea floater (an Aussie meat pie ‘floating’ in pea soup)! Adelaide has a small town feel with lovely colonial architecture and all the conveniences of a modern city.