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7 Day Victoria’s Hidden Gems

Coach Tour - Australia
Image: Twelve Apostles Rock Formations
ANZCRO / 7 Day Victoria’s Hidden Gems

7 Day Victoria’s Hidden Gems

$4,509

per person

Delve into the cosmopolitan sophistication and natural beauty of Victoria.

Journey past elegant Melburnian arcades, sandstone peaks, and the Twelve Apostles that stand imposingly along the spectacular coastline. From trendy cityscapes to quaint villages, scenic coastal drives to white-capped surf, Victoria’s intoxicating charm is revealed on this inspiring journey.

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Tour Inclusions

The following are included in your package tour:

Travel in luxury coach with a small group of up to 20 like-minded travellers

Airport transfers

Expert Travel Director and/or Driver Guide

Hand-picked accommodation

Tour Highlights

Here are just a few highlights of this tour:

The eclectic village of Daylesford, with antique shops, bazaars and cottage industries

Visit Creswick Woollen Mills, the last coloured woollen spinning mill in Australia

Call in at the high-tech Museum of Australian Democracy in Ballarat

Melbourne’s vibrant walkways and arcades

Experience a Welcome to Country ceremony with Aboriginal people in the Grampians

Browse the Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay

Green Olive farm on the Mornington Peninsula

The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Flights are not included in this package.

Conditions: Prices are per person, based on twin-share and subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission (Jul 18) but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel Sep 18 to Mar 19. Blackout periods may apply.

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Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne

Admire the style and spirit of Victoria’s capital. This evening, join your Travel Director for a welcome reception before boarding Melbourne’s famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant to trundle through the glittering city streets in elegant surrounds.
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Day 2: Melbourne, Daylesford

View the city’s impressive skyline over breakfast on the 35th floor restaurant of Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Return to earth and begin your exploration of Melbourne’s wide avenues, charming arcades, and trendy street art in the company of a local expert. Indulge in the Melburnian tradition of morning tea before enjoying lunch at your leisure. We head for the eclectic spa town of Daylesford, then relax in the healing waters of the historic Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa. Tonight, enjoy dinner in the award-winning restaurant, The Argus.
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Day 3: Daylesford, Dunkeld

A leisurely start to the day could see you enjoy a stroll through the enchanting Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. Your first stop today is Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm for morning tea. Drip syrupy lavender honey over freshly baked scones, before heading to Creswick Woollen Mills for an exclusive guided tour. Continue on to the historic town of Clunes, admiring beautifully preserved Victorian architecture. Grab a spot of lunch at one of the cafés or the country pub, the National Hotel. Enroute to Dunkeld, visit the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka to gain insights into the birth of Australian democracy. Settle in to the picturesque surrounds of the Southern Grampians this evening. Your dinner at Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel is made with fresh local ingredients and produce grown in the extensive kitchen garden.
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Day 4: Dunkeld, Warrnambool

After breakfast, you’re invited to join one of the chefs for a guided walk through the hotel’s kitchen garden. Then head to Halls Gap and the Brambuk Cultural Centre. Witness a Welcome to Country ceremony and then the local Gariwerd, Djab Wurrung, and Jardwadjali people will teach you how to throw a boomerang and gather local bush tucker for sampling. Admire the views over the Grampians mountain range before heading down the mountain to coastal Warrnambool. This evening, discover the maritime history of the region during the Sound and Light Show at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.
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Day 5: Warrnambool, Lorne

Enjoy a leisurely morning, preparing for one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives later today. Golden beaches stretch endlessly along the route. Wind through lush forests and stop to admire highlights including the Bay of Islands, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge, and the Twelve Apostles. The crisp sea air provides a refreshing backdrop for lunch in the seaside town of Port Campbell, or consider an epic helicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles (own expense). Stop in quaint Apollo Bay before arriving in the seaside village of Lorne late afternoon.
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Day 6: Lorne, Mornington Peninsula

The last leg of the Great Ocean Road brings us to the surf capital of Torquay, where you’ll learn about Australia’s beloved surf culture before continuing to the Bellarine Peninsula. Indulge in a delicious Be My Guest lunch and wine tasting at the award-winning Jack Rabbit Vineyard. Appetites quelled, board a ferry to Queenscliff and Green Olive Farm. This evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner together at Linden Tree Restaurant.
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Day 7: Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

The aroma of coffee beans beckon as you head back to Melbourne after breakfast. As this journey nears its end, venture into the hallowed grounds of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Later, enjoy a farewell lunch with newfound friends after an epic adventure through the diverse landscapes and lifestyles of Victoria. For now, all that’s left to say is a fond farewell until next time.

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