Great Scenic Melbourne – 5 days
Day 1: Melbourne - Apollo Bay

Breakfast. Begin your self drive road trip to Torquay, (1 hour) where the Great Ocean Road begins. Enjoy magnificent coastal views and stop for lunch at Lorne. Pass Apollo Bay en route to Otway National Park and tour the oldest lighthouse in Australia. Return to Apollo Bay for overnight.
Day 2: Apollo Bay - Port Fairy

After breakfast, drive to Otway National Park and enjoy the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk, the longest and tallest in the world; or up the adrenaline with a zip-line tour. Continue to Port Campbell and its famous 12 Apostles; descend the 86 Gibson Steps to view them from the beach. Stop at lookouts to view the Loch Ard Gorge and later, the beautiful Bay of Islands. For the best views of this beguiling coastline, take a helicopter tour.

From Warrnambool, visit the Tower Hill State Game Reserve to see koalas, emus, kangaroos and water birds in the hills and lake-filled craters of this extinct volcano. Overnight at Port Fairy.
Day 3: Port Fairy - Halls Gap

After breakfast, explore this charming fishing village or take a cruise out to the seal colony on Lady Julia Percy Island. Drive to the Grampians - rugged sandstone mountain ranges and forests rich with wildlife and home to Aboriginal rock art sites. If you're feeling fit, enjoy a 3 hour return hike to the summit of Mount Sturgeon or Mount Abrupt for panoramic views. Drive to Halls Gap for overnight.
Day 4: Halls Gap - Ballarat

Breakfast. Join Aboriginal guides on tours to ancient rock art sites. Stop at MacKenzie Falls, one of Victoria's largest and most spectacular waterfalls and take a steep climb down to the base (one hour return) or follow the easier trail to the top of the ridge line. Drive to Ballarat. Catch the spectacular Blood on the Southern Cross sound and light show at Sovereign Hill, telling the story of a dramatic battle between gold miners and Government forces at Ballarat. Overnight.
Day 5: Ballarat - Melbourne

After breakfast, visit the open-air gold-rush museum Sovereign Hill. Try your luck panning for gold and take an underground mine tour. Drive to Ballarat Wildlife Park to see native flora and fauna including koalas, wombats and crocodiles. Drive to nearby Hepburn Springs, taste the different mineral waters in the Hepburn Springs Mineral Springs Reserve, or relax at Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa. Drive back to Melbourne for overnight or transfer to the airport.
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