South East Splendour - Leisure Holidays

South East SplendourAustralia

From RM2,001 / per person for 4 nights
Travel from the fertile landscapes of Australia's south-east coast.

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Summary

Discover the splendour of Australia's south east on this brilliant five day self-drive tour. Starting in Sydney, you'll discover beautiful landscapes including Lakes Entrance and Ben Boyd National Park, quaint towns such as Canberra and Tilba Tilba, and even Little Penguins on Philip Island, all the while enjoying scenic coastal roads on your way to the vibrant city of Melbourne.


NOTES: Ground arrangements are subject to availability. Surcharge applies for higher alternative & subject to client’s acceptance

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Itinerary

Vehicle

Choice of SCAR - Hyundai Elantra (or similar) or FVAR - Hyundai imax (or similar). Surcharge applies higher vehicle category.

Accommodation

Day 1 - Mercure Canberra

Day 2 - Comfort Inn Merimbula

Day 3 - Comfort Inn & Suites Emmanuel

Day 4 - Comfort Resort Kaloha Phillip Island

Day 5 - Depart Melbourne

Sightseeing

Day 1 - Sydney to Canberra (287km or 319km)

There is a choice of two driving routes for you to choose from today. The shorter one takes you directly to Canberra via the Hume and Federal Highways. The more scenic but slightly longer route takes you firstly south through the Royal National Park & onto the Grand Pacific Drive with spectacular coastal scenery. Travel across the impressive Sea Cliff Bridge & through rainforests & quaint coastal villages to reach Wollongong. 

Then join the Hume & Federal Highways to reach Canberra. Canberra is situated in the Australian Capital Territory & is home to many galleries & museums & the artificially created Lake Burley Griffin.


Day 2 - Canberra to Merimbula (242km)

Leave Canberra & travel to Queanbeyan & then the historical village of Braidwood. Continue on through the small township of Nelligen & onto Batemans Bay, a picturesque coastal village. Take the coast road through Broulee to Moruya, & then continue on the Princes Highway to Narooma & the quaint village of Tilba Tilba. There are more coastal roads to explore on your way to Merimbula as you travel via Bermagui & Tathra.


Day 3 - Merimbula to Lakes Entrance (267km)

Travel through Eden & explore the Ben Boyd National Park & Eden Whaling Museum before continuing further. Driving south on the Princes Highway, you will pass Cann River & Orbost, situated on the banks of the Snowy River, before travelling on to Lakes Entrance. Lakes Entrance is a unique area with rivers, lakes & lagoons joining 90 Mile Beach. Explore the nearby village of Metung.


Day 4 - Lakes Entrance to Philip Island (312km)

From Lakes Entrance travel on south to Sale, a supply & residential centre for the Bass Strait oil fields. Pass through Morwell, Leongatha, Inverloch & Wonthaggi. This will take you through lush pastoral hills of the Gippsland region. From Wonthaggi the scenery once again, takes in the southern coast line all the way to Phillip Island, home to Australia's famous Little Penguins. The famous ‘Penguin Parade’ occurs each evening at sunset & should not be missed. 

Includes 3-park pass plus to Penguin, Koalas, Churchill Island.


Day 5 - Philip Island to Melbourne (141km)

Leave Phillip Island today & take the short journey into the city of Melbourne. It's only a two hour drive to Melbourne this morning & your journey will take you across the Eastern suburbs of the city.

Note: Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be returned to either the city or airport depot by the same time as it was picked up on day 1 to avoid any additional charges.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Car Rental

5 days car rental includes unlimited kms, NIL Excess, 10% GST, one-way drop off fees, GPS rental & Co-Pilot Kit (maps, driving instructions, itineraries)

3-Park Pass Plus

3-park pass plus to Penguin, Koalas, Churchill Island.

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

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