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Self-drive & touring

Victoria

  • Lorne, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Experience stunning vistas, iconic wildlife and myriad attractions on a self drive tour through the diverse landscapes of Melbourne and beyond. From beaches, rainforests and mountains to deserts, gorges and rolling green hills, Melbourne and Victoria have it all.

Mountains to the sea
Australia might be a wide brown land, but Melbourne occupies a compact little pocket that's just made for road tripping, with fabulously photogenic highlights around every bend. With easy driving on the left-hand side, in just a few short hours you can journey from rugged mountains in the High Country to the white sandy beaches along the Great Ocean Road. Stop to watch koalas sleeping in the trees, hike through lush rainforest, spend a day in the bay swimming with dolphins and seals, then hang with the kangaroos at Healesville Sanctuary.

Food and wine
Sample outstanding local produce, regional cuisine and fine wines on a drive through forests and rolling vineyards, deserts and historic towns.

Choose your own adventure
Whether you're away from home for two days or two weeks and you're into food, wine, rockclimbing or wildlife, there's plenty on offer. Choose from two-day itineraries to week-long jaunts to savour the beauty of Victoria at your own pace.

When the urge to explore really sets in, you'll find you can combine touring routes to make a figure eight and see more of this small, diverse part of the world. Marvel at the scenic majesty of the Great Southern Touring Route before crossing by ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento to soak up the bayside charms of Mornington Peninsula and the South East Touring Triangle in reverse. Dare to deviate at Phillip Island, venturing deep into Gippsland's natural wonderland to witness the pristine beauty of Wilsons Promontory, Lakes Entrance and the sprawling Gippsland Lakes. Loop back into the touring route for the satisfaction of cruising through the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley, sampling the renowed regional wines. Before you know it you'll be back in Melbourne, itching for your next adventure.