Melbourne, St Kilda, Fitzroy, Federation Square, Docklands, Prahran, South Yarra, Queen Victoria Market, Lygon Street, MCG and Albert Park. Self-Drive Tour with Hotel Car Hire (unlimited kms) Bonus Vouchers. Departs from Melbourne. Themes include: Victoria, Departs from Melbourne, Fly-Drive Car, Returns from Melbourne. + Show more
4 days Car Hire, "no worries" unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance
3 nights good standard Melbourne hotel (luxury upgrades available)
Victoria Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants & attractions)
Relax all the hard work has been taken out of your Self-Drive Holiday. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and the security of this popular DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Itinerary.
Phillip IslandGreat Ocean RoadTorquayWarrnamboolDandenongsGeelongBells BeachLorneApollo BaySherbrooke ForestOtway National ParkSilvan DamSassafrasPort Campbell The Shipwreck CoastGibson's StepsRazorbackLoch Ard GorgeMelbourne Olympic ParkRoyal Botanic GardensThe Island ArchCity LanewaysQueen Victoria MarketDocklandsSt KildaAlbert ParkSouth BankSouth YarraMelbourne Cricket GroundFitzroyParliament HouseMelbourne Park Tennis CentreEtihad StadiumPort MelbourneSt Paul's CathedralMelbourne Town HallLaw CourtsFlagstaff GardensRoyal Exhibition BuildingsChinatown
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Multicultural Melbourne where the world gathers; to celebrate the best in sport, The Aussie Rules Football - the final of the nations footy season at the MCG, glamorous horse racing - The Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington, world tennis - The Australian Open; where historic architecture, museums, galleries, theatres and satisfy the culture vultures and the elegant, elegant public buildings reflect the boom times from the gold rush days; where de la mode boutiques and shops satisfy the golden dreams of the fashionistas. Romantic riverside walks along the Yarra River, with alfresco dining and whole districts and long, wide streets and cunning laneways abound with renowned cosmopolitan eateries; and where a chic beachside culture is part of everyday life and night life is vibrant - in Melbourne.
Discover massive Melbourne at your own pace seeing what suits your style. In Central Melbourne see Federation Square (modern arty building, shops, museums, cafes, restaurants, public square with big screens), National Gallery of Victoria (works by Sir Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri etc), Birrarung Marr (riverside walk alongside Fed Square and scenic route to MCG), China Town, Queen Victoria Market (large produce and growers markets, fashion stalls, souvenirs, and some quality glassware and craft offerings - the car is handy for all those-must have purchases the day in Melbourne brings); across the Yarra River, Southbank (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and the NG of Victoria, weekend craft market, casino, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, great photo ops of Melbourne skyline), in East Melbourne Fitzroy Gardens (public gardens, historic cottage, walk paths, cafe - perfect for a picnic lunch too), MCG (the hallowed ground - The Melbourne Cricket Ground where even the finals of Aussie Rules is played), National Sports Museum, elegant upmarket Prahran, Windsor and South Yarra; Como House (early colonial riverside mansion (1840) National Trust property open to public) Royal Botanic Gardens (stupendous riverside gardens and ecosystems, walking track), Albert Park (motor racing track and parklands), St Kilda (buzzy oceanside community on Port Philip Bay, great beach, pier (colony of little (fairy) penguins, cafe, views to city), Promenade, Sunday Markets on the Esplanade), Ackland Street (cosmopolitan cafes and patisseries, perfect for Sunday brunch and afternoon tea any day, street theatre), Luna Park (walk through the huge open mouth into a historic amusement park (1912)), Port Melbourne (pier, shops, cafes).
Self- Drive Tours from Melbourne
We highly recommend that you consider one of our extended packages that take you out of Melbourne and self-drive touring throughout Victoria.
MORNINGTON PENINSULA: with something for everyone! Follow the Mornington Peninsula Freeway/M11 to Sorrento on the tip of the Mornington Peninsula; Tourak, Malvern East, Dandenong, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne (363 hectares of gardens representing the diversity of the Australian landscape), some 50 wineries with welcoming cellar doors, Frankston, Mornington town (Esplanade, historic harbour town, picture perfect, colourful Bathing Boxes at Mills Beach, Schnapper Point Pier, colonial architecture (mid 19th century), Mothers Beach (main swimming beach), Mt. Martha (seaside town, settled 1803, including convicts and marines, heritage listed buildings, Balcombe Creek, The Briars' wetlands, the Balcombe Estuary Reserve, flora and fauna, walk trails, ex USA Marine 1st Division base - plaque re. award of the Congressional Medal of Honour to three 1st Division Marines, boardwalks and wide mountain and ocean vistas, Fossil Beach (fossils located here dated back 25 million years), Dava, Craigie, Hawker and Birdrock beaches), Dromana, Safety Beach ( calm sandy beach), Arthurs Seat (mountain and mountain road, excellent lookouts over Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip and Bass Strait, picnic and BBQ facilities), The Arthurs Seat State Park (scenic walking tracks and picnic areas, Kings Waterfall (via Waterfall Gully Road)), Rosebud West, Rye, Sorrento (first European settlement (penal) in Victoria (1803), good safe beaches and rock pool on back beach, surfing off Bass Straight beaches, dolphin swims and cruises, pelicans on foreshore, cafes, boutiques, galleries, historic homes and buildings), Mornington National Park.
DANDENONG RANGES: Take the State Route 30 to the scenic drives and delights of the verdant Dandenong Ranges, Festivals, Dandenong National Park, Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground (Thousand Steps Track), Silvan (tulip farms, flower growing) National Rhododendron Gardens (magnificent display of colourful azaleas and rhododendrons in season), Markets (arts and craft and fresh produce weekends) R.J.Hammer Arboretum (100 acres of exotic and rare trees, walking tracks) (splendid vistas across the plains to Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay, or to Mount Macedon, the You Yangs) Mont De Lancey (historic house and chapel (1882), gardens, museum) Olinda (mountain village, galleries, elegant restaurants, cafes and Devonshire Cream Teas, originally logging settlement), Sassafras (friendly mountain village), Silvan Dam (major dam, walking tracks, BBQ and picnic facilities), Emerald (country village craft stores, antiques, galleries,) Puffing Billy Railway (ride a heritage narrow gauge steam railway from Belgrave to Gembrook). THE VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS: Drive to Ballarat or Bendigo, where massive nuggets were found the Goldfields of Victoria, making Melbourne the boom town based on gold fever; try your luck and pan for gold.... Bacchus Marsh, Lerderderg Gorge, Lerderderg State Park (trout fishing, gold mines worked here during gold rush), Ballan, Kryal Castle (replica medieval castle, armoury, torture museum medical museum), Sovereign Hill (Victorian goldfields replica working goldmining town, 60 hectares, replica storekeepers, blacksmiths and bakers, in period dresses), Ballarat (biggest inland city in Victoria, wide streetscapes, grand architecture, area of the 1854 Eureka Rebellion Southern Cross, home of a 'fair go' Australian democracy).