Melbourne City Explorer

4 day City Explorer - from £467

A superb combination of cosmopolitan city, staggering views along the Great Ocean Road and fascinating wildlife.

Your Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing and free time in Melbourne
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Phillip Island and Penguin Parade
  • Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Melbourne

On arrival at Melbourne Airport, make your own way to your hotel for your three night stay. The afternoon and evening are at leisure for you to explore the city.

Hotel: Mercure Hotel Welcome (Standard) or Crowne Plaza (Superior)

Day 2 - Great Ocean Road

On your journey, view the popular coastal townships of Apollo Bay and Lorne, a surfer’s haven and retreat. See many fern filled gullies and river inlets. Travel the length of the Great Ocean Road passing towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery. Witness a fabulous spectacle of massive natural erosion. Contrasts abound between rugged coast and verdant rainforest living side by side. See the amazing Twelve Apostles, limestone stacks rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean. Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the scenery from various viewing platforms.

See Loch Ard Gorge and be swept away by the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the Loch Ard. Explore Port Campbell National Park. Discover the tragic history of over 50 ships wrecked along this rugged coastline. Continue beyond Port Campbell to the remnants of London Bridge.

Hotel: Mercure Hotel Welcome (Standard) or Crowne Plaza (Superior)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Penguin Parade

Discover Melbourne’s famous laneways and arcades on a walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Visit Degraves Street and explore the heritage Block Arcade and Royal Arcade. See vibrant Flinders Lane filled with boutique designers, trendy cafes and bars before arriving at Hosier Lane, famous for its graffiti covered walls.

This afternoon, travel to Phillip Island, home to an array of wildlife, including Australia’s largest fur seal colony and the endearing Little Penguins. Along the way, visit an animal park for up-close encounters with the local koalas.

View spectacular coastal scenery at The Nobbies, two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life, and browse through the educational Visitor Information Centre. At sunset, watch the Little Penguins as they battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows to feed their young.

Hotel: Mercure Hotel Welcome (Standard) or Crowne Plaza (Superior)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Depart Melbourne

After breakfast, make your own way to Melbourne airport for your onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast

4 day City Explorer - from £467

City Explorer Options:

Upgrade your accommodation to a Superior hotel – from £93


This City Explorer is available year round.

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and include meals shown. Seasonal supplements may apply. Call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. 


City Explorers are a perfect way to experience Australia’s major cities and see what they have to offer. Your City Explorer includes:

  • Entry into Koala Conservation Centre
  • Free time in Melbourne
  • Entry into Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Melbourne City Sights tour
  • Great Ocean Road
  • A choice of Standard or Superior hotel

For more time in and around Melbourne talk to your Freedom Destinations consultant.

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