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Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road

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Explore Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road and visit the Little Penguins on Phillip Island on this Mini Stays trip.

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    Departure date

    Melbourne, Australia

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    Melbourne, Australia

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    Was: PP

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    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2018 to 31 March 20120
      • Young Traveller Discount Save up to
      • *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialist - AAT Kings.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Combine the Capital of Cool and Australia's Great Ocean Road with a special encounter with the wild, waddling penguins of Phillip Island as they emerge from a hard day's fishing.


      Trip type: Mini Stay

      Trip code: MM11

      3 Nights

      accommodation

      3 Meals
      • 3 hot buffet breakfasts

      On-trip Transport

      Internal flights not included.

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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)

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      Great Ocean Road - Twelve Apostles

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      City Sights - Phillip Island

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      Depart Melbourne

      Day 1

      Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)

      Kickstart your scenic coastal journey in Melbourne. Transfer to your hotel (flights anytime), then spend the rest of the day immersing yourself in what makes this city Australia's 'Capital of Cool'.

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      Meals

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      Day 2

      Great Ocean Road - Twelve Apostles Day 2 - Great Ocean Road - Twelve Apostles

      We leave Melbourne's towering skyline and grand boulevards bound for the Great Ocean Road. Your journey will take you to the pretty coastal towns of Lorne and Anglesea, and through the lush tree-fern gullies and towering mountain-ash rainforests of Otway National Park. The imposing Twelve Apostles loom in the distance, rising high above the crashing waves below. Survey the grandeur of this iconic site from your cliff-top vantage point and stroll along the boardwalk, keeping your camera at hand to capture the natural splendour of this setting. See Loch Ard Gorge and discover the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the Loch Ard in 1878. Explore Port Campbell National Park and delve into the tragic history of over 50 ships wrecked along this unforgiving coastline. Continue beyond Port Campbell to the remnants of London Bridge.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      City Sights - Phillip Island Day 3 - City Sights - Phillip Island

      Savour the aromas of coffee that seem to linger around every corner in cosmopolitan Melbourne. Your sightseeing tour will take you past Parliament House, Queen Victoria Market and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Travel to Maru Koala & Animal Park and connect with the koalas, kangaroos and Tasmanian Devils that find sanctuary here. View spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies, two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life, as you journey to Phillip Island. Learn about the Little Penguins and life on the island during a visit to the educational Visitor Information Centre. Witness a miracle of nature as the Little Penguins battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows to greet their young families, then gain a deeper understanding of the environmental and conservation methods that ensure the wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remain protected.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 4

      Depart Melbourne Day 4 - Depart Melbourne

      Your holiday concludes after breakfast. Transfer to Melbourne Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

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      • Buffet Breakfast

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      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

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      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-ca/tours/melbourne-the-great-ocean-road?tripcode=mm11 for the latest discounts & departure information.

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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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