Best of Melbourne & Tasmania

Wine, Wildlife, Wilderness & the Great Ocean Road

9 days from $2595

Combine the sophistication of Melbourne's world-class dining, art galleries, laneways and homegrown fashion with the wonders of Tasmania’s history, wildlife and wilderness for an unforgettable vacation to the land Down Under!

The Deal

Overview

This vacation includes:
  • Luxury accommodation for 8 nights at Crown Metropol Melbourne (4 nts), Henry Jones in Hobart (2 nts), and Freycinet Lodge (2 nts)
  • Discover local designers and artisans on a Walking Tour including lunch
  • Take an exhilarating Hot Air Balloon flight across the Yarra Valley
  • Full day wine tour of the Yarra Valley for wine, food, fun and an unforgettable day
  • Tour the Great Ocean Road on a stunning coastal drive
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Night Tour to interact with unique Australian wildlife
  • Wilderness Cruise to see the rugged southern coastline, marine and bird life and tour Port Arthur Historic site
  • 3 day car rental to discover historic Tasmania
  • Explore the natural beauty of Freycinet National Park
  • Private airport transfers
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations’ complimentary Travel Protection Plan

Enjoy special promotional pricing and Springboard Exclusives such as:

  • Two bottles of local Yarra Valley wine
  • Your choice of Eureka Skydeck admission or try a local brew in an iconic Melbourne pub
  • Hot Air Balloon USB with ballooning images

Land only - does not include international or domestic flights.

Itinerary

DAY ONE - WELCOME TO MELBOURNE!

MelbourneAustralia’s second-largest city, Melbourne boasts great festivals and shopping, a passion for food and wine, and fabulous arts. Outside Melbourne, you’ll find a host of regional attractions, from the Little Penguins to the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River.

Private transfer Melbourne International Airport to hotel

CROWN METROPOL

Crown MetropolLUXE KING ROOM
Experience contemporary luxury in its purest form at Melbourne's new Crown Metropol hotel. Your senses will be heightened with the many special touches that make every stay both relaxing and memorable. Enjoy a private sanctuary with spectacular views. 

DAY TWO - WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE

Lanes and Arcades walking tourSee Melbourne the way few people ever do: from the perspective of a passionate Melbournian who will take you on a guided walking tour of the heart of the city. Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover local designers and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. Includes lunch

DAY THREE - HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT OVER THE YARRA VALLEY

The Yarra Valley is one of Victoria's most spectacular winery regions. Let the breeze usher you along the corridors of grape vines and over the Yarra River as you take in the breathtaking views of mountains that surround the valley. After the flight, we return to Fergusson Winery for a buffet 'Chandon' breakfast.

YARRA VALLEY WINE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a personalized Yarra Valley tour in our luxury, air-conditioned fun bus. Your guide is a real wine expert, (not a snob!) and will take you to cellar door tasting at Yering Station, Yering Farm and Rochford Wines. You’ll have an a la carte lunch at Rochford Wines Restaurant including a glass of estate wine. Take a private tour of Domaine Chandon - our special access guided tour through the winery, demonstrates the process for making these world famous bubbles. Return to Melbourne in the late afternoon.

DAY FOUR - GREAT OCEAN ROAD TOUR


The Great Ocean Road Day Tour is a full day tour from Melbourne, taking in all of the highlights of this glorious coastal drive. So, come along and let our experienced guides show you the world's most scenic coastal route. You will visit famous Bells Beach, Port Campbell National Park, the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. 

DAY FIVE - MELBOURNE TO HOBART

Transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Hobart (flight not included).

WELCOME TO TASMANIA!

This is a place steeped in history – a place of wild and beautiful landscapes; friendly people; a temperate climate; and a relaxed island lifestyle.  Tasmania is probably the best driving destination in Australia.

HENRY JONES ART HOTEL

DELUXE SPA ROOM
Standing on Hobart's waterfront, a row of historic warehouses dating back from the early 1820s and a former jam factory have been transformed into an enthralling first-class hotel, dedicated to showcasing the work of Tasmania's finest visual and performing artists. 

BONORONG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

This is a wildlife encounter found nowhere else in the world. A night tour of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Your guide will get you up close and personal experience with Australian native animals. See natives during their natural waking hours. Hand feed some echidnas, kangaroos, tawny frogmouths and potoroos, just to name a few.

DAY SIX - PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE AND COASTAL WILDERNESS CRUISE

This award-winning three hour wilderness and wildlife cruise takes you along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. You will see Australia’s highest sea cliffs, enter deep sea caves and join in the search for abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins and birds of prey. After lunch, there is a three hour visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site. The Port Arthur Historic Site is the best preserved convict site in Australia. 

DAY SEVEN - HOBART TO FREYCINET
HERTZ AUSTRALIA

3 days
Metro - Group C - ICAR - Intermediate - City Pickup - Max Cover (ITSA806). 

SELF DRIVE

HOBART to FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
110 miles (2.75 hours) 

FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK

Spectacular Freycinet National Park, with Coles Bay at its entrance overlooking crystal-clear Oyster Bay, is an ideal place for diving, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, and fishing. The park is famous for its many walking trails. Dominated by the pink granite of the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet is best known for the perfect curve of Wineglass Bay, just one of its white sandy beaches and the pure clear turquoise waters. 

FREYCINET LODGE

DELUXE SPA CABIN Including breakfast
With a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of the Hazards, just inside Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is a superb base for exploring the Freycinet peninsula. Freycinet Lodge is just inside the National Park boundary, putting you as close as possible to the natural beauty of Freycinet.

DAY EIGHT - AT LEISURE
 
DAY NINE - HOME
SELF DRIVE

FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK to HOBART

Drop your renal car at Hobart Airport in time for your flight home.

 

Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

$2695 for travel 01 January to 30 April 2018
$2595 for travel 01 May to 30 September 2018
$2795 for travel 01 October 2018 to 31 March 2019

Price is per person based on 2 people traveling together

Departs daily

Begins in Melbourne, ends in Hobart

Subject to availability

Prices in USD based on today's exchange rates

Land only - does not include airfares.

Additional surcharges apply for travel during special events such as New Year's Eve, Melbourne Cup & Australian Open Tennis. Please call for details.

Currency data courtesy www.coinmill.com

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