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Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road

4 Days 1 Country 2 Cities

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

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Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road

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    • Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2017 to 31 March 2019
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    • *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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii 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. 
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    Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

    Departure date

    Melbourne, Australia

    Return date

    Melbourne, Australia

    Book by:

    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2017 to 31 March 2019
      • 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 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

      Enjoy a birds-eye view with a difference after winding your way along Victoria's famed Great Ocean Road. Watch the wild, waddling penguins of Phillip Island emerging from a hard day's fishing as they parade up the beach and to their dune burrows as the light begins to fade over the horizon.


      Trip type: Mini Stay

      Trip code: MM11

      3 Nights

      accommodation

      3 Meals
      • 3 buffet breakfasts

      On-trip Transport

      Internal flights not included.

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      Highlights

      What's 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

        • Four days including sightseeing, koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils, Penguin Parade and Great Ocean Road

        • 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

        • Airport transfers in Melbourne

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)

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      Great Ocean Road - Twelve Apostles

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      City Sights - Penguin Parade

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      Depart Melbourne

      Day 1

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

      On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The afternoon is free for you to do as you choose.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      Day 1

      Day 2

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

      Travel inland through Victoria's rich farming land and take a break in the lively regional town of Colac, on the doorstep of the Great Otway National Park. When you reach the Great Ocean Road you'll be greeted by the amazing sight of the Twelve Apostles, limestone stacks rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean. Visit the information centre and take a stroll along the boardwalk to enjoy the scenery from various vantage points. In Port Campbell National Park you'll hear stories of the tragic loss of over 50 ships along the rugged coastline and that of love and lives lost aboard the Loch Ard. After a lunch break, travel through the heart of the Otway Ranges, past fern-filled gullies, river inlets, towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery. View the popular coastal townships of Apollo Bay and Lorne before returning to Melbourne and the sight of its spectacular night lights.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      City Sights - Penguin Parade Day 3 - City Sights - Penguin Parade

      Experience the sights of cosmopolitan Melbourne. See Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance, pass Queen Victoria Market and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens. Travel to the Maru Koala & Animal Park to see koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and other native animals. View the Nobbies rock formations, overlooking one of the most treacherous oceans in the world, Bass Strait. So you think the koalas are cute, just wait until you see the Little Penguins on Phillip Island. Head down to Summerland Beach and just as the sun sets, the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard day's fishing and waddle across the sand to their dune burrows.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Depart Melbourne Day 4 - Depart Melbourne

      You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime).

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Available Departures

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        • sightseeing, koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils, Penguin Parade and Great Ocean Road


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      Travel Highlights

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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

        • Four days including sightseeing, koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils, Penguin Parade and Great Ocean Road

        • 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

        • Airport transfers in Melbourne

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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        Awesome drivers - very knowledgeable!!

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        Service rating : ii should have gotten itinerary a lot sooner than I did,I could have il imitated extra nights.Product : I booked extra nights but could have illuminated them if I had known about optional tours sooner.

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        Service rating : It was a positive experience. Yes, we would utilize their services in the future.As a sideline note, we booked with American Airlines for all of our sky travel. When we showed up at Americans counter in Savannah, Georgia we were informed that American Airlines had canceled our

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        Service rating : Very knowledgeable drivers and they cared that the passengers enjoyed the trip.Product : The driver made it the highlight of my travels by making time for us to do he helicopter ride.

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        Service rating : Hotel was wonderful. Featured excursions were very well planned and in comfortable coaches. Drivers were knowledgeable and entertaining. Transfers from hotel and airport were okay, but the area designated for waiting for the coach was open and on a side street. There was no

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