Explore the very best of Victoria on this varied Journey, taking in vibrant cities, dramatic scenery and plenty of local wildlife.
Starting in the bustling city of Melbourne, you’ll tour the hidden lanes and arcades before picking up a car and heading off to the beaches and vineyards of the Mornington Peninsula. After watching the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, you’ll stop on Wilsons Promontory for scenic walks and further wildlife watching, before completing the loop back in Melbourne.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Explore Melbourne, one of the world’s brightest and most vibrant cities
- Tour Melbourne’s Lanes and Arcades and learn the city’s hidden secrets
- Spot amazing wildlife on Wilsons Promontory
- Watch the little penguins waddle up the beach on Phillip Island
- Explore the scenic coastal trails in Wilsons Promontory National Park
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- Indirect international flights
- 10 nights in 4* hotels & hand-picked accommodation
- 6 days' car hire
- Lanes & Arcades Tour
- Puffing Billy Steam Train
- Phillip Island 4 Parks Pass
- Airport transfers
Need to know+
- Arrives: Melbourne Airport (MEL)
- Time difference: GMT+11
- Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
- Language: English
- Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
- Flying time from UK: around 22 hours
- Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
- Voltage: 240 volts/50 cycles
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Sunny Melbourne continually tops the list of most liveable cities in the world, and it’s easy to see why. Here, among the stylish architecture, swanky boutique shops and lively cafés, there’s plenty going on, with arts exhibitions, sports events and music and comedy festivals all regular occurrences. While in town, you’ll explore the cafés and treasures of the laneways and ride the Puffing Billy Steam train into the picturesque Yarra Valley wine growing region.
Pick up your car and set off for the Mornington Peninsula, a spit of land with glorious family-friendly beaches on one side and wild wave-battered scenery on the other. The peninsula’s sunny interior is carpeted in fruit fields and vineyards, and touring the wineries, tasting the wine, then lingering over a gourmet vineyard lunch is the number one experience here, closely followed by beach chilling, coastal walks and watching out for wombats, koalas and kangaroos.
Penguin enthusiasts (let’s face it, who isn’t a penguin enthusiast?) flock to Phillip Island’s colony of adorable little penguins, which waddle endearingly up the beach every evening after a hard day’s fishing, in a spectacle known as the Penguin Parade. When not hanging out with the penguins, look out for Koalas and the large colony of Australian fur seals and why not try your hand surfing with award-winning surf schools or just hang out at the beach – the island is also home to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, which is open to visitors.
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Affectionately known as “the Prom,” Wilson’s Promontory National Park is the southernmost point of the Australian mainland. This is an outdoor-lover’s paradise, with over 80km of walks and hikes among glorious coastal scenery, as well as swimming and surfing in the sea. There’s plenty of wildlife to spot here, including kangaroos and wombats, and believe it or not you can even scuba dive or snorkel to spot colourful corals, anemones and southern rock lobsters.
Depart Wilsons Promontory National Park and return to the UK
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