6 NIGHTS WAVES, WALKS AND WATERWAYS
2 nights Lon Retreat | 2 nights 12 Apostles Lodge | 2 nights Drift House | Car Hire | From $3,480 pp (twin share)
Begin your nature escape at the contemporary Lon Retreat, a seven-suite lodge and mineral spa set on a 200-acre private estate, on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. Explore the area’s natural surrounds with a 3.5-hour dolphin and seal swim or a surfing experience (the choice is yours!).
Continue along the iconic Great Ocean Road to join a guided three day/two night Twelve Apostles Lodge walk. Hike through beautiful forests and sandy pathways, enjoy stunning vistas of the Southern Ocean and iconic shipwrecks, and take to the skies on a 15-minute helicopter scenic flight over the Twelve Apostles.
Conclude with a two-night stay in the cosy, coastal town of Port Fairy, staying at Drift House, relax and unwind after the walk and enjoy the “most liveable community in the world”.
Inclusions: 6 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Lon Retreat, 2 nights 12 Apostles Lodge, 2 nights Drift House). Daily breakfast (provided as a gourmet hamper at Lon Retreat), 3 lunches, and 2 dinners per person. Choice of either a 3.5 hr Dolphin and Seal Swim cruise or a surfing experience (shared basis). 3 day shared small group walking tour of the Great Ocean Road, 15 min. scenic helicopter flight, rental vehicle including insurance (max. cover) unlimited kilometres and GPS. Australian GST at 10%
Note: This itinerary is available September through to April, commencing on Thursdays.
8 NIGHTS COUNTRY TO COAST
2 nights Jackalope | 2 nights Alkina Lodge | 2 nights Drift House | 2 nights Royal Mail Hotel | Car Hire | From $3,065 pp (twin share)
Hit the road to reunite with family or friends and begin your self-drive journey in the marvellous Mornington Peninsula enjoying wonderful wines and fabulous food at Jackalope with its intoxicating combination of contemporary sophistication and classic country charms. A private tour of the region combines and introduction to the local art and wines.
Continue across the Bay to follow the scenic Great Ocean Drive, past iconic surf beaches to sleep surrounded by the Great Otway National Park at Alkina Lodge. From here it just a short hop to join your heli-scenic flight over the famous 12 Apostles. Follow the iconic shipwreck coast and sandstone stacks to Port Fairy where the delightful Drift House is your home for the next two nights. Return to Melbourne via the Grampian National Park, enjoying two delicious nights at the Royal Mail Hotel, home to some of the state’s finest destination dining experiences.
Inclusions: 8 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Jackalope, 2 nights Alkina Lodge, 2 nights Drift House and 2 nights Royal Mail Hotel), full-day private touring in the Mornington Peninsula and a 25 minute Great Ocean Road scenic helicopter flight. Daily breakfast. 9 days rental vehicle. Australian GST at 10%
Elegant Australian Outback
8 NIGHTS - VICTORIA SHOWCASE
2 nights Lake House | 2 nights Royal Mail | 2 nights Drift House | 2 nights Lon Retreat | Car Hire | From $2,830 pp (twin share)
Travel into the heart of Victoria’s spa country to stay at the lovely Lake House in Daylesford. Relax and unwind with healing spa treatments, Enjoy long country walks and award-winning dining. Continue on to another amazing dining destination - Royal Mail Hotel at the gateway to the Grampians National Park.
Then head to the coastal town of Port Fairy to relax and unwind at the charming Drift House. Take a scenic helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles before concluding your journey with a two night stay at the Lon Retreat, a 7-suite lodge and mineral spa set on a 200-acre private estate, on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.
Inclusions: 8 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Lake House, 2 nights Royal Mail, 2 nights Drift House, 2 nights Lon Retreat) including daily breakfast (provided as a gourmet hamper at Lon Retreat). 25 min. scenic helicopter flight over the Great Ocean Road. Automatic rental vehicle (max cover). Australian GST at 10%.