Melbourne City Stay

The best of South Victoria, including Philip Island penguins and the Great Ocean Road.


  • Sightseeing and free time in Melbourne
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Phillip Island and Penguin Parade
  • Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles

Day 1: Arrive Melbourne
On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel for your 3 night stay. The afternoon and evening is at leisure for you to explore the city.

Hotel: Mercure Hotel Welcome (standard), Crowne Plaza (superior).

Day 2: Penguin Parade
Experience the sights of cosmopolitan Melbourne. See Parliament House, Queen Victoria Market and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens. Travel to the Maru Koala & Animal Park to get up close to the koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and other native animals. See the Nobbies rock formations overlooking one of the most treacherous oceans in the world, Bass Strait. Arrive at the famous Penguin Parade and watch the nightly ritual, as the little penguins march up the sand to their nesting places.

Day 3: Great Ocean Road
Admire panoramic views of the Melbourne city skyline before travelling along Victoria's famous Great Ocean Road. Drive through the beautiful coastal towns of Anglesea, Lorne and Wye River and see spectacular Cape Patton. Arrive at the beautiful white sandy beaches of Apollo Bay. Drive through lush tree-fern gullies and towering mountain-ash rainforests of the Otway National Park. See the stone monoliths of the Twelve Apostles. Enjoy the amazing shipwreck story of survival of the Loch Ard and visit its famous Gorge and Razorback Lookout. Visit the rock known as London Bridge, parts of which collapsed in recent years

Day 4: Depart Melbourne
You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport to connect with your onward flight.

4 day Melbourne Explorer: Standard - £495, First Class - £580

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City Stay

City stays are a perfect way to experience Australia's major cities and see what they have to offer.

Your city stay includes:

  • Day tours and activities as shown
  • Time to shop and explore the city at leisure
  • A choice of Standard or First Class hotels
  • Airport transfers to and from your hotel


For longer stays talk to your Freedom Australia consultant.

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You can mix and match any of the hotels, resorts and touring options on this website to create your perfect holiday experience.

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