Day 1 - Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you inland to Port Campbell before you embark on a spectacular drive along the Great Ocean Road towards Queenscliff. First stop, the awe-inspiring 12 Apostles and time-permitting Loch Ard Gorge to commence the exciting road ahead.
You will enjoy a relaxed lunch in Port Campbell and then embark on an exciting trip along the Great Ocean Road. We will head off the beaten track through the Otways Forest to the Great Ocean Road Ecolodge. Here you will have unique access to an ancient Eucalyptus Forest walk for close encounters with native animals. As a passenger with us, you will be contributing to the Great Ocean Ecolodges conservation program to protect the local fauna and flora of the region.
We will continue along the Great Ocean Road through the tranquil seaside towns of Apollo Bay and Lorne before arriving in Queenscliff in the early evening. Here you will have some free time to enjoy dinner (not included) before retiring to your bed for a well-deserved rest.
Day 2 - You will board the Searoad Ferry to cross Port Phillip Bay to arrive in Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula. On board this luxury ferry, you will enjoy a light breakfast and admire the beautiful beaches on arrival towards Sorrento. You will also have a good chance of spotting dolphins on the way.
We will drive through the Sorrento, site of the first Victorian settlement and stunning sandstone village before winding our way through the Peninsula to arrive at the world-famous Peninsula Hot Springs for an indulgent soak in natural hot mineral waters*
The adventure continues onto Cape Schanck where we will visit the Lighthouse amid stunning coastal scenery. We then drive through the windy roads to Arthurs Seat where you will be treated to a ride on the new Arthurs Seat Eagle, a state of the art gondola to fly up to the highest point of the Mornington Peninsula for incredible views across the bay and along the Peninsula.
It's then time for lunch, and depending on the day of travel, we will select one of the incredible dining choices on the Peninsula for a delicious two course lunch and a glass of local wine.
After lunch, you can rest a little in the Oceania vehicle as your driver takes you to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. In this bushland setting, you will have the chance to meet endangered species, feed kangaroos and wallabies, pet koalas and encounter many Australian native animals.
Our final destination will be to Phillip island, and over to the west coast where you will visit the Nobbies and then travel around the coast to the famous Penguin Parade. You will have time to meander along the boardwalk to the viewing platform where you will see the little penguins come ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows.
It is then time to return to your Melbourne hotel.