Victoria 7-Day Self Drive

7 Days Melbourne & The Great South Self-Drive Itinerary

Got the whole week to unwind? Here is an easy self-drive itinerary that will be perfect for you to discover Melbourne & the Great South! Discover our best deals to Melbourne and enjoy the best deals for hotel & cars.

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Itinerary Facts:

• Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights
• States covered: Victoria
• Flight gateway: Melbourne Airport (MEL)
• Highlights: Beautiful coastal scenery, pristine nature and wildlife encounters
• Car rental: From SGD35 per day

Day 1: Melbourne to Apollo Bay

Depart from Melbourne via the West Gate Bridge and follow the Princess Highway towards Werribee. Visit the Werribee Open Range Zoo where animals from four continents roam in open grasslands. Continue to Geelong (Victoria's second-largest city) and explore its historical waterfront, a lively area filled with restaurants and cafés, as well as colourful bollards and yachts. Call into Bellarine Peninsula and get to the wild heart of Port Phillip Bay with a South Bay Eco Adventures tour into the habitat of dolphins, seals, whales, penguins and sea birds.

Day 2: Apollo Bay to Warrnambool

Continue your journey west from Apollo Bay and walk through breathtaking wilderness, by exploring secluded beaches or the forest canopy via the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk in the Otway National Park. Thereafter, drive to Port Campbell National Park to witness nature's marvellous rock formations, where you can see the amazing Twelve Apostles - carved out of the headland by the fierce waves of the Southern Ocean. Spectacular shapes in the nearby cliffs, including Loch Ard Gorge, the Arch, the Blowhole and London Bridge.

Day 3: Drive to Halls Gap

Head to the quaint fishing township of Port Fairy from Warrnambool for morning tea. Explore the historic buildings and discover more about maritime history at Port Fairy, a busy fishing port and an early State's settled coastal village. Dunkeld is a beautiful village on the Grampians' edge.

Day 4: Halls Gap

Halls Gap nestles right in the heart of the majestic Grampians National Park with its wildflowers and waterfalls, alongside local village stores, alluring wineries and colourful galleries. Explore the park by foot and choose from an extensive network of trails criss-crossing the area.

Day 5: Halls Gap to Ballarat

Leaving the Grampians, the Great Southern Touring Route heads north towards the Goldfields. Call into one of the wineries in the township of Great Western with over 150 years of winemaking history. Take a tour of the 3km of underground cellars at Seppelt.

Day 6: Ballarat To Melbourne

After a relaxing breakfast in Ballarat take an easy drive to Melbourne where you can drop the car off and truly experience the city on its convenient and efficient public transport system. Starting at Federation Square opposite the iconic Flinders Street station, get a free street map from the tourist information centre.

Day 7: Flight back home

It's time to end this 7-day adventure. During this seventh day, instead of emerging yourself in many others activities in Melbourne, get ready to flight back home. Pack all your luggages, check-out on time and return your rental car. Now you're ready to go back home to start planning your next adventure!

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