Check out of your hotel, pick up your car (unfortunately not a Formula 1 race car!) and start your journey down the breath-taking Great Ocean Road. Travel through Torquay, the surfing town of Victoria, before reaching Apollo Bay. Dine in one of the many oceanfront, al fresco restaurants and relax with a crisp glass of wine as the sun sets on the powdered tranquil beach.
Continue along down the scenic Great Ocean Road and be sure to stop off at the Port Campbell National Park, home to the extraordinary twelve apostles. Spend some time stretching your legs on one of the many short walks leading to lookouts with spectacular ocean views. Carry on to Port Fairy, a charming fishing village boasting stone churches and nineteenth century cottages.
Get your day started with a delicious breakfast and set off for the rugged coastal town of Robe. Pass through the rolling hills of Lower Glenelg National Park and break up the journey with a spot of Canoeing on the Glenelg River, or perhaps explore the natural beauty of the Princess Margaret Rose Cave. Arrive in Robe for the evening.
Enjoy a sunny morning walk along one of the secluded beaches where you may be lucky enough to spot the cute little penguins, also known as fairy penguins due to their size. Head along the coast towards the Barossa, home to an array of vineyards offering tours and cellar-door tastings. Why not make the most of the delightful wines on offer and book a private tasting tour or sample some of the region’s edible delights.
For more information, visit the Great Ocean Road self-drive itinerary.
Accommodation: Great Ocean Road self-drive
Optional add-ons / upgrades: Upgrade to the boutique package from £300 per person and enjoy idylic accommodation throughout your Great Ocean Road self-drive.
Travel Designers recommendation: Grab a mint chocolate chop ice cream from Dooley's and head to the sunny, sandy beach. Pure bliss!