Is the grass always greener on the other side of the fence? Peek over the pickets and find out. This vast country is affluent, multicultural and laced with natural splendor. No matter which city you're wheeling into, you'll never go wanting for an offbeat theatre production, a rocking' live band, lofty art-gallery opening, movie launch or music festival mosh. This was once a country where 'cultural cringe' held sway – the notion that anything locally produced simply wasn't up to scratch. But these days the tables have turned. Aboriginal arts – particularly painting and dance – seem immune to such fluctuations and remain timelessly captivating.
Welcome to Melbourne! Upon arrival at Melbourne International Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. In the evening, enjoy the Colonial Tramcar - a fleet of glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels offering a unique approach to dining. As we explore the streets of Melbourne, enjoy the very best of Australian wines or make a selection of beverages from a fully stocked bar.
Overnight in Melbourne. (D)
Today morning proceed for a city tour of Melbourne. Later visit the Eureka Tower – Skydeck 88 to get awe inspiring views from the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere. It also features the unique and challenging “Edge” experience for the brave souls. The Edge is a 5 minutes moving cube experience “out of the building”. Later, visit the stunning Melbourne Cricket Ground, a cultural icon which one of the most important cricket grounds in the world. Rest of the day is free to explore the city on your own.
Overnight in Melbourne. (B)
Melbourne – Philip Island
After breakfast , pick-up your rental car and proceed to Philip Island. Philip Island lies just off Australia’s southern coast. On arrival visit Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate. All hail the mighty chocolate! That’s the feeling you might get when you tour this chocolate-laced compound. On a tour through “Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate” you can find art, houses, activities, and games that are made entirely from chocolate. You will even find chocolate spilling down from the world’s largest chocolate waterfall. Later you can opt to visit the Koala Conservation right opposite Pannys.
Also visit Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre and go on a virtual journey to the world’s most extreme continent – Antarctica. Be engaged by a hands-on fun and interactive experiences which include – feeling the freeze in the Antarctic Chill Zone, comparing a penguin’s thermal image with their own, and selecting a seafood at an interactive dinner table.
Later in the evening go watch the Penguin Parade and experience the magic of little penguins in the underground viewing experience. This facility gives you the chance to watch the penguins waddling along the Penguin Parade’s most popular pathway at eye-level.
Overnight in Philip Island. (B)
Philip Island – Great Ocean Road – Warrnambool
This morning take the ferry from Sorrento to Queens cliff (ferry ticket not included). Later visit the Port Campbell National Park, world famous for its extraordinary collection of wave-sculpted rock formations and the Twelve Apostles. You can also enjoy a thrilling helicopter ride above and around the remote beaches, dramatic cliffs and massive limestone stacks of this majestic coastal landscape or you can discover the heritage of the Shipwreck Coast on short walks such as the Port Campbell Discovery Walk. Drive along the Great Ocean Road all the way to the Cape Otway Lighthouse. Later, enjoy a light and sound show - Shipwrecked.
Overnight in Warrnambool.
Warrnambool – Ballarat
After breakfast proceed to Ballarat, Sovereign Hill, Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill re-creates, Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851 when thousands of international adventurers rushed to the Australian goldfields in search of fortune. If you are brave, try a self-guided underground adventure through the dark, winding tunnels of the Red Hill Mine and re-live the discovery of the famous Welcome Nugget. Later you could also visit the Ballarat Wild Life Park. Ballarat Wildlife Park is an award winning Park and the selection of animals is truly unique and features animals that can only be described as natural wonders of the world!
Overnight in Ballarat. (B)
Depart back to home
After breakfast, drive to the airport and return the car and proceed for your flight back to home. (B)
2 Nights accommodation in Melbourne.
1 Night accommodation in Philip Island.
1 Night accommodation in Warrnambool.
1 Night accommodation in Ballarat.
Daily breakfast except on Day 1,4.
Colonial Tramcar Weekday dinner (No Transfers).
Eureka Tower - Skydeck 88 (Ticket Only).
Visit Melbourne Cricket Ground (Ticket Only).
Penguin Parade ( underground viewing ).
Sovereign Hill Gold Rush (Ticket Only).
Rental car CDAR Hyundai i20 or similar for 4 days as per the itinerary.
o Administration fee
o Third party cover
o Damage liability fee
o Licenses and fees
o Unlimited km (* code : 200 km)
o Premium location surcharge ( wherever applicable)
o Additional driver
o CDW ( collision damage waiver )
o Navigational System (gps)
o Super Collision Damage Waiver.
Evening Shipwreck Sound and Light Show .
Return International Air ticket on economy class with taxes.
Visa Charges & Over-seas Mediclaim Insurance.
Domestic Ticket if any, Airport taxes.
Meals other than those specified (if any).
Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
Cost of foreign exchange for personal us.
Any items or services not specified in the itinerary ‘Inclusions’ head.
Goods & Service Tax : 5%.
SELF-DRIVE DOES NOT INCLUDE (TO BE PAID DIRECTLY)
o Optional Extras & Fuel
o Licenses and fees (VRRF)
o Awd/4wd cover
o Young Driver Surcharge
o Snow Cover
o Go Zen
o WWI (wheels, windscreen & Iridescences)
o SPOM (super peace of mind: scdw+wwi)
o Parking Fees
Date & Price
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Sovereign Hill Hotel or similar
Ibis Styles Warrnambool Central Court or similar
Ramada Resort Phillip Island Apartments or similar
Mercure Welcome Melbourne or similar
Note : Hotels are subject to change due to availability reasons, and may be substituted with others of similar category and star rating.
Terms & Conditions
Price mentioned is on per person basis for two persons travelling together and sharing same room.
Bookings are subject to availability of rooms with the hotels.
The above package rate is not valid during national holidays, festivals & long weekends. Surcharges applicable.
In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, alternate accommodation will be made in a hotel of similar standard.