Melbourne, Great Ocean Road & Adelaide
Booking a holiday to Australia? See more of this magnificent country in one trip with a fly drive holiday from Netflights.com. Discover the Great Ocean Road as you drive from Melbourne to Adelaide, soaking up the sights along this amazing coastline.
Australia’s second-largest city and capital of Victoria, stylish Melbourne is known for great festivals, shopping and a passion for food, wine and fabulous arts. Lying directly on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne is within easy reach of Victoria’s many different attractions.
Great Ocean Road
One of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road winds alongside quiet bays, quaint towns, historic shipwreck sites and the Twelve Apostles. Standing like sentinels guarding an untamed coastline, these stunning limestone stacks provide one of the most enduring memories of your holiday.
Day 1: Leave Melbourne after 4 nights at the Vibe Carlton and head out towards Lorne(87 miles) or Apollo Bay (115 miles)
Along the way explore the surrounding of Port Phillip Bay to laid-back Torquay, the surf capital of Australia and start of the Great Ocean road.
Follow the coast road to the stunning town of Lorne then on to Apollo Bay.
Hotel: One night (room only) at Lorne Bay View
Day 2: Depart Lorne and set off towards Port Fairy (20 miles)
Drive along the Great Ocean Road to Port Campbell. The Great Ocean Road is often considered as one of the world’s greatest drives. On route you will pass Cape Otway before reaching the breath-taking Shipwreck Coast.
Take your time as you admire the sights of Loch Ard Gorge, the broken arch of London Bridge and the amazing rock formations of the Twelve Apostles. Then drive on to Port Fairy via Warrnambool.
Hotel: One night (room only) at Comfort Inn Port Fairy
Day 3: Leave Port Fairy and drive 199 miles to Robe
Today, there is a choice of routes, the shorter drive will take you via Portland along the coast directly to Mount Gambier, and then on to Robe. The longer route takes you through scenic Grampians National Park and onto Halls Gap. Highlights within the Grampians include Mt Victoria Lookout and McKenzie Falls. From here, return to Dunkeld, and then onto Mt Gambier and Robe.
Hotel: one night (room only) at the Best Western Melaleuca
Day 4: Leave Robe then on to Barossa Valley 222 miles )
Ttravel towards Adelaide, travelling along the Coorong National Park skirting Lakes Albert and Alexandrina. Take your time and stop at Mannum, one of the oldest towns on the mighty Murray River. The Barossa Valley, where you’ll spend the last night of this self-drive holiday, is one of Australia’s most famous wine-producing areas, a warm and intimate place of charming old towns and vineyards spreading across undulating hills in well-tended, precise rows.
Hotel: One night (room only) Barossa Motor Lodge
Day 5: Lave Barossa Valley and on to Adelaide (42 miles) Explore more of Barossa Valley and taste their world famous wines. From here drive on to Adelaide and spend your last three nights at the Mercure Grosvenor.
Small and elegant, Adelaide is surrounded by scenic parkland. The climate is Mediterranean, the dining is superb and the lifestyle is relaxed and indulgent.