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Discover Victoria Collection,

We have put together a collection of Signature touring experiences of Victoria, South Eastern Australia for you.
The Discover Victoria Collection will take you to the well known Icon attractions and landmarks of Victoria like the Great Ocean Road/12 Apostles, Grampians National Park, Ballarat & Goldfields, Echuca & Murray River, Portland & Southern Ocean coast, but more than often you will be taken off the tourist route to experience Victoria more like a local than a tourist.
Our tours are small group, personalised Ecotourism tours that offer you personal attention as you travel and discover Victoria. We bring you the best in Nature and Sightseeing tours of Victoria.

The Signature experiences we can offer are; 
Golden Victoria - Ballarat, Bendigo & the Goldfields region.
Western Victoria Touring Route - Great Ocean Road, Volcanic Plains, Grampians, Pyrenees, Ballarat.
Victorian Volcanic Plains Kanawinka Geotour - Victorian Uplands & Volcanic Plains.
Outback Victoria - Little Desert, Wyperfeld, Murray Sunset, Hattah-Kulkyne National Parks.
Victorian Southern Ocean Coast - Great Ocean Road, Shipwreck Coast, Discovery Coast, Portland, Glenelg River.
Grand Victoria - Port Phillip, Goldfields, Daylesford, Murray, Wimmera, Grampians, Volcanic Plains.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION - TOURS NOT OPERATING

 

 

Western Victoria Touring Route

Overview 4 Days - Melbourne - Great Ocean Road - Volcanic Plains - Grampians - Pyrenees - Ballarat - Melbourne Along your journey of discovery, you will experience the Great Ocean Road, one of the best coastal drives in the world, the western volcanic plains, the third largest volcanic plain in the world, the Grampians National Park, with its rugged mountains and wildlife, the Pyrenees with its wineries and the gold rush history of Ballarat. Day 1 Melbourne - Great Ocean Road - Port Campbell

 

 

In the morning your Tour Guide will meet you at Southern Cross Railway Station, Melbourne, where we catch our fast train to Geelong.
Today you discovery the Great Ocean Road, one of the icons of Victoria. The Great Ocean Road is broken up into 3 sections, Surf Coast, Otway Ranges and Shipwreck Coast.
After we drive out of Geelong we begin our adventure in the town of Torquay, the start of the Great Ocean Road. You visit the Surf World Surfing Museum, as Torquay is the surfing capital of Australia.
As we drive along the Great Ocean Road, we stop at Southside which overlooks the famous surf beach of Bells Beash and at Urquhart Bluff which overlooks long sandy beaches, and drive through the towns of Anglesea and Airys Inlet. You stop at Eastern View to learn of the soldiers and sailors from WW1 that built the road.
Continuing along the road we stop at Lorne to see views of the Great Ocean Road and at Cumberland River we stop to see coastal views. We pass a coastline of rocky headlands and sandy beaches along the Surf Coast before stopping at Cape Patton Lookout to see views of the coast.
Arriving into the township of Apollo Bay for lunch, this town marks the end of the Surf Coast and the beginning of the Otway Ranges.
We drive up into the Great Otway National Park, with the road lined with soft-tree ferns and mountain ash (Eucalpytus) trees, the tallest tree in Australia.
You visit and explore the Cape Otway Lighthouse on the most southern cape of western Victoira, Cape Otway.
We travel along gravel tracks to take you into the heart of the Great Otway National Park to the Otway Fly Tree Walk, the highest tree walk in Australia.
Driving to the coast we leave the tall forests behind us and drive through dairy farms before passing the town of Princetown, the beginning of the Shipwreck Coast, the first stop which you have been waiting all day for - 12 Apostles.
Next stop is Loch Ard gorge, the site of a shipwreck and you see other coastal views of the cliffs dropping into the sea below.
We stop at Port Campbell for our overnight accommodation.   

Summary

Your overnight accommodation is in the town of Port Campbell.
From: Melbourne
To: Port Campbell, Great Ocean Road
Accommodation: 3.5 - 4 Star Motel/Hotel
Meals: Morning tea, Dinner.
Included Entrance Fees:  Rail Ticket Melbourne to Geelong, Surf World Surfing Museum, Cape Otway Lighthouse, Otway Fly Tree Walk, Great Otway National Park & Port Campbell National Park.

 

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DAY 2

Day 2 Port Campbell - Great Ocean Road - Warrnambool - Port Fairy - Grampians

This morning we continue along the Shipwreck Coast stopping along the way to see coastal scenery such as London Bridge, Grotto, Peterborough, and Bay of Islands before leaving the Great Ocean Road.
On entering the city of Warrnambool, you have a city highlights tour and visit the Maritime Musuem to learn about the ship Loch Ard and other ships that were lost on the coast and wander around the re-created port before having lunch.
After lunch we continue along the Southern Ocean coast, stopping at Tower Hill . Tower Hill is an extinct volcano crater, which is now a nature reserve, you can see kangaroo's, koalas, emu's and maybe an echidna. There is a good display of Aboriginal culture as well.
The next place we go to along the coast is the small fishing town of Port Fairy, where we have a town tour.
Heading inland across the Victorian Volcanic plains, the third largest volcanic plain in the world, which is dotted with extinct volcanoes and lakes.
At Penshurst, we go to the top an an extinct volcano, Mt Rouse to view the crater and excellent views of the plains.
We continue across the plains to Dunkeld for our overnight accommodation at the southern entrance to the Grampians National Park, 

Summary

Your overnight accommodation is in the town of Dunkeld.
From: Port Campbell, Great Ocean Road
To: Dunkeld, Grampians
Accommodation: 3.5 - 4 Star Motel/Hotel
Meals: Breakfast  Dinner.
Included Entrance Fees: Port Campbell National Park, Bay of Island Coastal Park, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Maritime Museum.

 

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DAY 3

Day 3 Grampians - Great Western wineries - Ararat - Avoca

This morning we enter the Grampians National Park and drive through the park passing cliff lined mountains arriving in Halls Gap, where we climb out of the valley up amongst the rugged cliffs of the park, our first stop is Boroka lookout which overlooks Halls Gap and the surrounding countryside. Next we travel to the largest of the waterfalls in the park, Mackenzie Falls, where you can view the falls from the top or bottom. On our way back to Halls Gap we stop at Reids lookout & the Balconies to see stunning views of the Victoria Valley.
On leaving the Grampians National Park we travel to the gold mining town of Stawell for morning tea.
Then to the wine town of Great Western where we stop at Best wines for a wine tasting and tour of the cellars. We stop for lunch in Great Western before going to Seppelts Great Western for a wine tasting and tour of the largest cellar drives in Australia.
Departing Great Western we travel to Ararat, which was once a rich gold field founded by the Chinese gold miners. We go to the top of One Tree Hill to have fantastic 360 views of the surrounding mountains and countryside, then to Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre to learn about the Chinese  miners that left Hong Kong to find their fortune on the Victorian gold fields.
We now leave the Grampians region and travel to Avoca in the Pyrenees for your overnight accommodation. 

Summary

Your overnight accommodation is in the town of Avoca.
From: Dunkeld, Grampians.
To: Avoca , Pyrenees region.
Accommodation: 3.5 - 4 Star Motel/Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast  Morning tea  Dinner
Included Entrance Fees: Grampians National Park, Seppelts cellar drives tour, Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre.

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DAY 4

Day 4 Overview

Grampians Personalised Tours & Adventures will take you again into the Grampians National Park. You mostly travel “off road” experiencing the highlights of the Victoria Valley in the centre of the Grampians. The journey covers waterfalls (in season) spectacular rugged landscapes, wetlands, and the diverse natural flora including river red gums, rock art, history and wild native animals.

Highlights

Your overnight accommodation is in the township of Halls Gap
From: Halls Gap, Grampians National Park
To: Halls Gap, Grampians National Park
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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DAY 5

Day 5 Overview

 

Golden Nugget Discovery Tours will take over the tour as you leave the Grampians and head to the Great Dividing Range.       At Mt Buangor State Park, you walk along a track through tall eucalyptus forest, with tree ferns lining the lower gullies, where Black Wallaby’s hide in the undergrowth, Sulphur Crested and Black Cockatoos calls filling the air. (waterfall in season)

Stopping in Ballarat, which was once an important goldfield in the 1850’s Victorian Goldrush, you visit the Eureka Centre and the Gold Museum to learn about the riches found on these goldfields and the struggle of the miners to gain justice. You visit two wetlands, one was an important site for the local Aboriginal people and the other has been made into a lake by the European settlers, then to the top of an ancient volcano to view the crater and spectacular views from the lookout, 

Late in the afternoon you arrive in the centre of Melbourne to be dropped off at your motel or the Alto Motel, ending the tour. 

Summary

Your overnight accommodation is in Melbourne.
From: Halls Gap, Grampians National Park
To: Melbourne
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

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Tour Summary

Highlights

  • Great Ocean Road
  • Surf Coast Towns – Torquay, Lorne, Apollo Bay
  •  Cape Otway Lighthouse
  •  Otway Fly tree walk
  •  Otway Ranges rainforests
  •  Shipwreck Coast
  •  12 Apostles
  •  Loch Ard Gorge – Razorback, Twin Islands
  •  London Bridge
  •  Bay of Islands
  •  Warrnambool City highlights
  •  Volcanic Plains lava flows / lava tubes
  •  Mt Eccles National Park – wild animals & birds
  •  Grampians National Park – wild animals & birds
  •  Mt Buangor State Park – wild animals & birds
  •  Ballarat – wetlands, extinct volcano, gold rush history

Prices and Departures

Adult Twin Share / Couple $6082AUD

Adult Single $4389AUD


The price includes all taxes and commissions.
The tour is available all year, EXCEPT over Easter period and the Last 2 weeks of December.
The tour will start on Monday and finish on Friday.


2019 Departure Dates;
04 & 18 August 19,
01 & 15 September 19,
06 & 20 October 19 ,
03 & 17 November 19,
01 & 15 December 19.

 

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions prior to booking

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