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AU/ADL/MELDRIVE17 | 9 Night(s) Package

9 Nights Melbourne to Adelaide (via Great Ocean Road) Drive

Stopover: Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Victor Harbour, Robe, Mt Gambier, Halls Gap, Apollo Bay & Melbourne


~ 8 Days Hertz Car Rental with Max Coverage (Zero Excess) - FCAR (Toyota Camry or similar) / FVAR (Kia Grand Carnival or similar for 4A) *City Pickup
~ 9 Nights Accommodation as below:-
* 1N Ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments, Standard Room (2 Bedroom for 4A/2A2C)
* 1N Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay, Twin Room (Family Room for 4A/2A2C)
* 1N Comfort Inn Plaza Halls Gap, Standard King (King Family for 3A/4A/2A1C/2A2C)
* 1N Comfort Inn Silver Birch Mt Gambier, Twin Room (Family Room for 4A/2A2C).
* 1N Robe House B&B, Self-Contained Apartment.
* 1N McCracken Country Club Victor Harbour, Standard Spa Room (2 Bedroom Apartment for 4A/2A2C)
* 2N Kangaroo Island Seafront, Sorrento's Room (1 Bedroom Villa for 4A/2A2C)
* 1N Oaks Horizons Adelaide, 1 Bedroom Apartment (2 Bedroom Apartment for 4A/2A2C)
~ Return Ferry Transfers from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island (for car and passengers)

~ Kangaroo Island Seafront for stay on/between 14Jun'17 - 30Sep'17
~ Stay 3 nights, Pay 2 nights (stay must be consecutives)

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Melbourne
Upon arrival, transfers by seat-in-coach to hotel, rest for the day.Perhaps, some marketing for for nibbles for the upcoming road trip.
Do note that the standard check in time is at 2PM, early check in is subject to availability.

Overnight at Ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments.

Day 2: Melbourne - Bellarine Peninsula - Torquay - Lorne - Apollo Bay
Estimated distance: 235km / 3 hours 40 minutes

Pickup your car at the Hertz Car Rental city depot and embark on journey to the west!

Depart Melbourne via the West Gate Bridge and follow the Princes Freeway towards Geelong. The historic Werribee Park Mansion and Point Cook National Aviation Museum are both accessible from the freeway or stop at Serendip Sanctuary, situated near the township of Lara. Over 150 species of birds have been recorded in the sanctuary and visitors can view this native wildlife at close range.

Spend some time in Geelong visiting the National Wool Museum (entry fee applies), which is housed in a century-old bluestone Woolstore, and documents Australia's wool industry from fleece to completed garments. Other features of this provincial city are the restored art deco Eastern Beach Baths Complex, and its newly developed waterfront and unique bollard sculptures.

Travelling on from Geelong you may detour along the Bellarine Peninsula and visit Port Lonsdale and Queenscliff. This historic town combines 19th century Victorian architecture with fisherman's cottages and is home to Australia's largest best preserved military fort. Breathtaking views of Port Phillip Bay can be seen from the "Rip" lookout at Point Lonsdale. From here it is a short drive to Torquay where the surf world Museum documents surfing history in the region. Along Bells Beach, Torquay is recognised among the world's premier surfing locations.

Continue on through the townships of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet to Lorne, a resort style town combining restaurants and shops with natural attractions such as the Angahook-Lorne State Park. Approaching Apollo Bay, the contrast between rugged coast and inland forest becomes more spectacular. This fishing and farming village is also an excellent base for exploring the waterfalls and rainforests in the Great Otway National Park.

Overnight at Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay.

Day 3: Apollo Bay - Port Campbell National Park - Warrnambool - Halls Gap
Estimated distance: 330km / 4 hours 30 minutes

Continuing along the Great Ocean Road, and as it moves inland, you may wish to take a short detour and follow the signs to Cape Otway. This 13km drive winds through thick forest canopies to reveal waterfalls, native Australian animals and spectacular coastal views from the headland.

Back on the main road, the stretch of road from Lavers Hill onward is a highlight. It traces limestone cliffs along the "Shipwreck Coast" aptly named as more than 50 ships have run aground or struck reefs and sunk. The limestone rock formations have been carved away from the mainland over thousands of years. These natural monuments from a stunning panorama and include the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Viewpoints are signposted with information boards, boardwalks and parking.

Nearing Port Campbell, the road passes by wetlands and estuaries which are inhabited by various species of birdlife. At Peterborough, you will ding other frock formations, such as the Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands.

Continue on to the city of Warrnambool, a one time whaling centre which now attracts visitors to observe the large mammals. Southern right Whales appear each year between May and September, and can be viewed from Logans Beach. Flagstaff Hill Museum is worth visiting to discover the town's maritime history. It is then a short drive to Tower Hill Nature Reserve, a dormant volcano, now a beautiful haven for koalas, emus and kangaroos. Visit the Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre.

Drive in to the heart of the Grampians at Halls Gap for the night.

Overnight at Comfort Inn Country Plaza Halls Gap.

Day 4: Halls Gap - Hamilton - Penola (Coonawarra wine region) - Mount Gambier
Estimated distance: 275km / 3 hours 40 minutes

Take your time to explore the many natural attractions in Halls Gap, including unique rock formations, scenic lookouts and waterfalls. Get active with a range of adventure activities, from rock climbing and abseiling to cycling and canoeing. Relax and unwind in the picturesque surrounds, which attracts curious locals including kangaroos, wallabies, emus, possums and an abundance of birdlife. Trek along a wealth of walking trails both around the town and throughout the Grampians National Park. Fish in nearby lakes Bellfield, Lonsdale, Fyans and Wartook. Learn about the indigenous culture of Gariwerd, the traditional name for the Grampians, at Brambuk - the National Park and Cultural Centre. Discover ancient oven mounds, scatterings of stone left over from tool making, rock art sites and learn about the traditional beliefs handed down from one generation to the next.

Admire the grandeur of Hamilton, with its imposing buildings, majestic homesteads and manicured gardens the legacy of a prosperous wool-growing heritage, and uncover the stories of wealthy pastoralists through the rich and diverse treasures on display at the Hamilton Art Gallery, one of Australia's finest regional galleries.

Travel to the Limestone Coast of South Australia today. When visiting historic Penola and the renowned Coonawarra wine region, make sure you stop at the John Riddoch Centre. Visitors will discover the fascinating economic, agricultural and social history of the area. This complex also incorporates the Penola/Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre which offers a wide range of brochures, maps and souvenirs, the Hydrocarbon Centre, and the prize-winning John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Gallery.

Day concludes in Mount Gambier. Located mid-way between Adelaide and Melbourne, Mount Gambier is built on the slopes of a dormant volcano and is unique in many ways. Tour the Blue Lake and learn about its mysterious seasonal colour change, or drive/walk around the crater rim and enjoy the spectacular views. Feast on fine local food and wine in a variety of cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Continue north towards the historic town of Penola and the world famous Coonawarra wine district, renowned for fine red wines.

Alternatively, travel along the coast. Beachport and Robe are tranquil lobster fishing towns that in the height of summer become bustling holiday spots. Robe is the perfect place for an overnight stay. Indulge in fresh seafood and explore the stunning surf beaches and rugged coastlines.

Overnight at Comfort Inn Silver Birch Mt Gambier.

Day 5: Mount Gambier - Robe
Estimated distance: 136km / 1 hour 30 minutes

For those driving north to Robe, the highway skirts Coorong National Park, a long narrow stretch of shallow lagoons separated from the ocean by a long peninsula: it is a water bird habitat of international importance. On the way, stop at Coorong Wilderness Lodge to learn about the local Aboriginal culture.

Overnight at Robe House B&B.

Day 6: Robe - Victor Harbor
Estimated distance: 354km / 3 hours 50 minutes

Follow the highway through Meningie to Wellington where you cross the Murray River and travel to Strathalbyn in the Fleurieu Peninsula, a mecca for those who love antique shopping.

From Strathalbyn, head towards the coast, visiting the heritage river port of Goolwa and the popular seaside of Victor Harbor.

Overnight at McCracken Country Club Victor Harbour.

Day 7: Victor Harbor - Cape Jervis - Kangaroo Island
Estimated distance: 164km / 3 hours 10 minutes

Spend time exploring the Fleurieu Peninsula today. Join a river cruise that takes you to the mouth of the Murray River and into the Coorong, and learn about the ecosystem, wildlife and Aboriginal heritage of the area. Drive to Cape Jervis in the afternoon to catch a ferry to Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest island and is known for its abundance of wildlife. After arriving on the ferry into Penneshaw, stretch your legs at Pennington Bay (about 20 minutes out of Penneshaw), one of the Island's spectacular beaches. Just past Pennington Bay is Prospect Hill. If you're feeling energetic, climb the 500 plus steps for a view that takes in American River, Pelican Lagoon and the South Coast.

Continue along the road from Pennington Bay until you see the turn off to the South Coast, which takes in Seal Bay, Kelly Hill Caves, Little Sahara and finally Flinders Chase National Park. Alternatively you can follow the road into Kingscote (the main town of KI) where you find some beautiful art galleries, historic Reeves Point, a museum and honey farm.

Overnight at Kangaroo Island Seafront.

Day 8: Kangaroo Island

The South Coast is a treasure trove of wildlife, rugged coastline and Kangaroo Island's most popular tourist attraction, Seal Bay Conservation Park. Here you can join a ranger on a guided beach walk amongst Australian Sea-lions. Stop off at Hanson Bay Sanctuary and marvel at the number of koalas seen along the 'Koala Walk'. Whilst on the South Coast of the Island, try sandboarding at the Little Sahara sand-dunes, see how many different birds you can spot at Murray Lagoon or D'Estress Bay or explore the magical underground world at Kelly Hill Caves.

A whole day could easily be spent exploring Flinders Chase National Park. Visit the interactive Visitor Centre, the justifiably named Remarkable Rocks, the historic awe-inspiring Weirs Cove and stalactite-fringed Admirals Arch with its population of New Zealand fur-seals playing below. It is simply spectacular and not to be missed. Stay an extra day in this area and enjoy one of the walks in Flinders Chase National Park.

Overnight at Kangaroo Island Seafront.

Day 9: Kangaroo Island - Cape Jervis - Adelaide
Estimated distance: 216km / 4 hours

Transfer from Penneshaw to Cape Jervis on the morning ferry. Drive to McLaren Vale, one of the most picturesque wine regions in Australia. Drive north to visit Glenelg, a charming seaside resort set on the long sandy white shores of Holdfast Bay.

Overnight at Oaks Horizons Adelaide.

Day 10: Adelaide - Singapore
Check out of hotel and depart for Adelaide International Airport. Drop off your car at the Hertz Car counter before your departure flight back home!

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)

Valid for car pickup from CITY DEPOT with Zero Excess (Max Coverage)
Car Model / SimilarDaily Rates for rental for 7 days or more
Group E - Toyota Camry Sedan or similar85
Group T - Kia Carnivale or similar105

Important Notes

~ Valid for travel to be completed by 30 Sep 17.
~ Airfare is NOT included in this package.
~ Hertz vehicles may be taken onto the Kangaroo Island Ferry however renter will be liable for any costs for damage should vehicle damage occur on the Ferry.
~ A valid driving licence (minimum 12 months) in English is required for car rental. Hertz Australia will not rent to any person on a Provisional or Probationary licence.
~ A young driver surcharge will apply for driver between the age of 21 and 25 - AUD$16.50 per day and this is payable direct.
~ Confirmation is subject to room and seats availability.
~ Strict cancellation policy apply once booking is confirmed.
~ Price for child is valid when sharing with 2 adults using existing bedding.
~ Payment may be made in Singapore Dollars by cash, NETS, cheques or Visa/Mastercard only.
~ Due to fluctuation on currency exchange, prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Surcharges (Airlines / Hotels)

Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package:

Oaks Horizons Adelaide
~ Blackout Dates: 23Sep - 07Oct'17

Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay
Standard Room
~ Peak Season Room Surcharge: S$145 per room per night (26Sep-05Oct'17)
Family Room
~ Peak Season Room Surcharge: S$145 per room per night (26Sep-05Oct'17)

Ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments Melbourne
~ Blackout Dates: 29-30Sep'17


Choose your hotel room
Room Type
Hotel Rating

Passenger(s) Bedding and Room(s)


Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package:

Oaks Horizons Adelaide
~ Blackout Dates: 23Sep - 07Oct'17

Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay
Standard Room
~ Peak Season Room Surcharge: S$145 per room per night (26Sep-05Oct'17)
Family Room
~ Peak Season Room Surcharge: S$145 per room per night (26Sep-05Oct'17)

Ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments Melbourne
~ Blackout Dates: 29-30Sep'17

Room Type 9 Nights Melbourne to Adelaide (via Great Ocean Road) Drive
Adult (A) Child (C)
1A 2A 3A 4A 1A1C 2A1C 2A2C
2017-04-01 ~ 2017-09-30
As per itinerary 2730 1455 1110 980 1400 330 340
Price per person in SGD$

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)

Valid for car pickup from CITY DEPOT with Zero Excess (Max Coverage)