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 in 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
- Look for koalas and kangaroos in the Mornington Peninsula
- Watch the little penguins waddle up the beach on Phillip Island
- Hike the rugged coastal trails in Wilsons Promontory National Park
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- International flights
- 10 nights in 4-5* hotels & hand-picked local gems
- 6 days car hire
- Hidden Secrets Lanes & Arcades Tour
- Phillip Island 4 Park 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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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 don’t miss the quirky suburb of St Kilda, complete with a historic amusement park, Luna Park, and plenty of cake shops to tempt you in for samples.
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 hikes and watching out for wombats, koalas and kangaroos.
When not hanging out with the penguins, look out for seals, koalas and motorbikes – the island is home to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, which is open to visitors.
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.
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