Southern Coast & Capital Self Drive

16 day Holiday Idea - from £1154

With flights from £1999

This 16 day holiday combines two of the most popular self drives in Australia, taking you on a memorable journey of discovery between Adelaide and Sydney.


  • The Twelve Apostles and coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Road
  • Melbourne’s laneways and cafe culture
  • The penguins of Phillip Island
  • Sydney Harbour and icons


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Your Itinerary

Day 1 to 3 - Adelaide

Board your flight to Adelaide and sit back in comfort as you enjoy the complimentary onboard entertainments, drinks, meals and refreshments. In Adelaide, spend the afternoon exploring this quaint historic city. Your luxury hotel is located opposite the popular Rundle Street Mall and a short stroll from the museums and government buildings of North Terrace. Alternatively, you may wish to fight the jet lag with a visit to the beachside suburb of Glenelg, a short tram ride from the city.

Hotel: Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide

Day 4 to 7 - Great Ocean Road Self Drive

The Great Ocean Road Self Drive is possibly one of the most spectacular and iconic drives in Australia. Start your drive along the Shipwreck Coast and visit gold rush towns and whaling ports as you drive along the winding roads towards Adelaide. Our 5 day self drive holiday including accommodation and car hire provides ample time to visit the famous Twelve Apostles rock formations and the rainforests, waterfalls and beautiful walking trails of the Otway range.

Day 8 to 9 - Melbourne

Spend two nights in the cosmopolitan capital hub of Melbourne. With a thriving café and art culture, it’s a great city to spend a few days in. There are plenty of activities and excursions in Melbourne to choose from, whether you decide to stay within the city or venture further afield to Phillip Island or the Yarra Valley wine region.

Hotel: Batman’s Hill, Melbourne

Day 10 to 13 - Melbourne to Sydney Self Drive

Start your 5 day Cities & Coast Self Drive to Sydney this morning. From Melbourne, make your way over to Phillip Island and meet the local penguins who come ashore every night. Continue through Lakes Entrance, Eden and the capital city of Canberra before enjoying the sights of Sydney. This scenic drive will take you through fabulous mountain, forest and coastal scenery with plenty of great stops and a chance to visit the local shops, restaurants and pubs in remote Victoria and New South Wales.

Day 14 to 15 - Sydney

Watch the city skyline come into view as you drive towards the bright lights and towering buildings of Sydney. A two night stay will allow you to explore this famous gateway city and make the most of the many Sydney day tours and experiences on offer. A visit to the iconic beaches of either Bondi or Manly will allow you to experience the famous surf culture, or take in culture of a different kind at the Sydney Opera House.

Hotel: Vibe Hotel, Sydney

Day 16 - Farewell from Sydney

Board your onward flight back to the UK but taking with you a host of memories and hopefully some of the Australian easy-going way of life!

16 day Holiday Idea - from £1154

With flights from £1999


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The guide price shown is per person based on 2 sharing standard accommodation. Price may vary according to season and standard of hotels chosen. Call Freedom Destinations for details and availability.

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This itinerary shows the type of holiday you can enjoy with Freedom Destinations. You can change it to suit your individual needs.

Your holiday includes:

  • Return flights with Singapore Airlines
  • 1 night accommodation in Adelaide
  • 5 day Great Ocean Road Self drive including hotels and car hire
  • 2 nights accommodation in Melbourne
  • 5 day Melbourne to Sydney self drive including hotels and car hire
  • 2 nights accommodation Sydney

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