Walhalla, Wilsons Prom & Phillip Island [ST-SD26]
6 Days: Walhalla, Wilsons Prom & Phillip Island [ST-SD26]
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Melbourne (2 Nights), Walhalla (1), Wilsons Promontory (1), Phillip Island (1)
  • Rental Car - For Self-Drive though Victoria. Base Rate only. Does not include taxes, insurance, fuel levies, drop off fees, or environmental fees
  • Day Tours are Optional (not included), but can easily be included on request
  • Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (US$15.00 per person) available on request
  • F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
  • Additional Accommodation, Sigthseeing Day Tours, International & Domestic Flights are available on request
  • Customize? Tell us what you want & our Travel Experts will design your vacation and give you a no-obligation Quote.
Itinerary Details
(Days 1 to 3) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Melbourne

Travel to your accommodation in Melbourne, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Your 4 Star vacation accommodation is located in the heart of Melbourne, Australia. Its suites are equipped with kitchenettes, air conditioning, and ensuite bathrooms. Most are facing on to the hotel’s private European style courtyard. The vacation accommodation is close to Chinatown. Or perhaps stroll to the Southern Cross Station and travel by tram throughout the city. For the less adventurous, Melbourne is the perfect launching pad for day tours to such places like Phillip Island and Penguins, or perhaps the Great Ocean Road.

(Days 3 to 6) - Car Rental, Self Drive through Victoria, Australia

Discover Australia as you travel by rental car for four days.

As part of your vacation self-drive Australia and explore our stunning landscapes, coastlines, regional towns and wildlife. Stop and meet the locals, maybe enjoy a counter meal at a local Aussie pub, or relax on the beach while sampling some takeaway fish & chips from the local deli or servo. During one of your rest stops try to spot a kangaroo, emu or even a Koala in the wild.

Please bring a valid American drivers license with you and be aware that the Australians drives on the left hand side of the road.

Base rate only paid by About Australia. GPS, Insurance, Premium Location Surcharge, Fuel and Fees to driver’s credit card.

(Days 3 to 6) - Self Drive - Walhalla, Wilsons Promontory & Phillip Island; 4 Days / 3 Nights

Victoria, Australia Self Drive Tour: Melbourne, Walhalla, Wilsons Promontory, Phillip Island & Mornington Peninsula.

Day 1: MELBOURNE / WALHALLA (approx 3 hrs)
This morning depart Melbourne and head out to the amazing hidden gem of Walhalla. Here you are able to step back in time into Australia’s once richest town. Time almost seems frozen in this historic gold rush mountainside town. You can stroll through the quaint resorted town centre and visit their corner store, pan for gold in the river or tour the surrounding forested areas. Take the time to talk to the locals all 20 of them! Learn all about the rich history of this wonderful little town. Stay in Walhalla.

Day 2: WALHALLA / WILSONS PROMONTORY (approx 3 hrs)
Depart Walhalla and head towards the quaint town of Foster. We recommend stopping in and treating yourself to a picnic lunch. You can get a meat pie, fish and chips or some sandwiches then check into your Foster hotel prior to entering Wilsons Promontory. Wilsons Promontory is Australia’s most southerly point on the mainland and one of Victoria’s most beautiful national Parks. It protects over 50,000 hectares which include some of Victoria’s best beaches, cool shaded rainforest gullies, cloud soaked mountain peaks, rugged offshore islands and remote light stations illuminating the seas surrounding the southern tip. Take time to enjoy the view from Picknick Point Lookout and take a stroll to Squeaky Beach. Stay in Foster, to visit Wilsons Promontory.

Day 3: WILSONS PROMONTORY / PHILLIP ISLAND (approx 2 hrs)
From Wilsons Promontory you will continue your self-drive west to Phillip Island. Note: Make sure you reach Phillip Island at least 1 hour prior to sunset. They close off some access roads before sunset so cars do not scare the penguins. The Penguin Parade begins at sunset. Stay on Phillip Island

DAY 4: PHILLIP ISLAND / MORNINGTON PENINSULA / MELBOURNE (approx 2.5 hrs)
Make your way back across the bridge to San Remo and onto the highway toward Mornington Peninsula. While on the peninsula, enjoy excellent restaurants, regional wines, or take a stroll along the beach and see the iconic bathing boxes, this is truly a sight to see and a colorful photo opportunity. If you would like to get up close with more of Australia’s unique wildlife, stop in the Moonlit Sanctuary at Pearcedale. End this coastal self drive in Melbourne, Victoria.


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(Days 5 to 6) - 1 Night Accommodation in Phillip Island

Next stop along your coastal self-drive is Phillip Island, Victoria, where you will spend 1 night.

Just a 90 minute drive from Melbourne and conveniently located in the centre of Phillip Island, this resort is only 2kms from the Cowes shopping precinct with its safe bay beaches and only 3kms from the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and the popular patrolled surf beach of Smith’s Beach. With family friendly facilities including a restaurant and bar, a wood fired Pizzeria, outdoor swimming and toddler’s pool, gym, spa, sauna, Kidz Zone game room, playground, tennis, BBQs and kilometres of walking tracks, you will truly enjoy this resort!

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Koala Conservation Centre

Do you want to see a koala up close in its natural environment? Come visit the treetop & woodland boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Centre.

Experience wild koalas in their natural habitat and stroll through Aussie bushland at this environmentally sustainable centre dedicated to koala conservation on six hectares. Originally established in 1991, the centre is dedicated to koala research and conservation and has played a vital role in ensuring there is a protected koala population on Phillip Island.

Enjoy 2 boardwalks, the Koala Boardwalk and the Woodland Boardwalk. On the bushwalking tracks, keep an eye out for wallabies, echidnas, birds and other Aussie wildlife. Learn about the amazing lives of koalas in the interactive Visitor’s Centre. The Koala Conservation Centre is also home to a host of Australian Wildlife such as wallabies, nocturnal brushtail and ringtail possums, echidnas and over 80 species of birds.

Open 10am to 5pm daily (2pm Christmas Day)

Photo Credit: Koala Conservation Centre; Phillip Island Nature Park

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Grand Prix Circuit

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is just 90 minutes southeast of Melbourne and has a range of activities that will simply drop your jaw and dazzle your eyes.

This is your chance to experience the iconic venue in the flesh. Let rip in a go-kart on our 760m replica Grand Prix track, or buckle in for the real deal; an adrenalin-amping triple Hot Lap lightning ride around the Phillip Island circuit with an experienced racing driver.

Revisit the heart-pumping history of the venue within the Visitor Centre’s History of Motorsport Display. Follow in the footsteps of motorcycle racing champions on the Guided Circuit Tour, allowing you exclusive access to off-limits areas trackside, including Race Control, Media Centre, Pit lane, Pit Roof and, where every racer would love to finish, the winner’s podium being sprayed with champagne.

The ride is only half the experience.

Customize your Selff Drive to Regional Victoria via Walhalla, Wilsons Promontory & Phillip Island?

Remember, this road trip is fully customizable. Combine it with other destinations, add accommodation, sigthseeing tours and flights (international &/or domestic).

Just let us know what you want and our Travel Experts will design your complete itinerary with a ‘no-obligation’ quote.

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  • a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
  • b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
  • c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
  • d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.