Princes Highway, Latrobe Valley, Ninety Mile Beach, Sale, Gippsland Lakes, Lake Wellington, Lakes Entrance, Maroondah Highway, Yarra Glen, Healesville Sanctuary, Boutique Vineyards, Mt Donna Buang Sky Walk. Self-Drive Tour with Hotels 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
2 nights good standard Lakes Entrance hotel (luxury upgrades available)
1 night good standard Yarra Valley 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.
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Indulge in the bucolic beauty of the Yarra Valley wine region with welcoming farm gates and fresh produce, wineries and cellar doors friendly country townships - Kangaroo Ground, Lillydale, Yarra Glen, Healesville and many more; see mountains and fertile countryside; walk through the canopy of massed trees, see cascading waterfalls in a mountain range; leave footprints on a wild unspoilt beach and taste sea-fresh foods or cruise the largest inland waterways in the country during your Yarra Valley Self-Drive holiday to Lakes Entrance.
Self-Drive Tour from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DAY 1 Melbourne - Yarra Valley
Follow the Maroondah Highway to the bucolic beauty of fertile rolling farmlands, parklands and mountain ranges of Melbourne's close northern playgrounds and world famous wineries.
Today you could see Lilydale, Coldstream, Yering, Yarra Glen, Yarra Glen Racecourse, Healesville, Healesville Sanctuary (zoo specialising in native Australian animals, history of breeding native animals, set in natural bushlands), Bicentennial National Trail (known as National Horse Trail, one of the longest marked multi use trails in the world), boutique vineyards (more than 50 wineries, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir), Mt Donna Buang Sky Walk (raised walkway through myrtle, beech and mountain ash trees), Kingslake, Mason Falls Track, reservoirs or mountain ranges. Direct driving 62km (1 hour)
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DAY 2 Yarra Valley - Lakes Entrance
Travelling through friendly country towns, bucolic countryside and the Latrobe Valley.
Today you can see Coldstream, Seville, Wandin North, Olinda (Dandenong Ranges National Park), Woori Yallock, Launching Place, Yarra Junction, Three Bridges, Noojee, Icy Creek (Mount Baw Baw National Park), Hill End, Willow Grove (Blue Rock Lake, Moe, Newborough, Morwell, Traralgon, Sale, Longford, Golden Beach, Paradise Beach, Seacombe Lake Coleman), Stratford, Perry Bridge (Lake Wellington), Meerlieu (Providence Ponds Flora and Fauna Reserve), Bengworden, Bairnsdale, Eagle Point, Johnsonville, Swan Reach or Kalimna (Gippsland Lakes, Ninety Mile Beach, Gippsland Lakes Coastal Parks). Direct driving 312km (3.50 hours)
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DAY 3 Discover Lakes Entrance
Experience sweeping changes of scenery and ambience from dramatic coast to bucolic farmlands, amazing mountains to inland lakes as rural Gippsland reaches from east of outlying Melbourne, out to the border with NSW to the west and with the Great Dividing Range to the north and to the south the roaring Bass Strait. The sheer size of the region covers diverse locations, from snowfields, forests, spectacular coastline and wide rivers and lakes. Ideally located in East Gippsland, surrounded by a massive network of some 400 sq km of inland lakes to the west and to the east by miles of deserted beaches washed by the Tasman Sea and with a harbour that is home to one of the biggest fishing fleets in Australia, Lakes Entrance is well supplied with seafood and fish restaurants on the wide Esplanade. See the Fishermans' Co-op bring in their catch from the harbour side viewing platform, and view an amazing collection of seashells, enjoy boating, swimming, fishing or paddle boats in the waterside resort of Lakes Entrance. The topography of South Gippsland and the most southerly tip of mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park consist of awesome granite peaks and native flora and fauna. The western boundary of Gippsland is fertile rolling hills.
West Gippsland Drouin, Warragul, Yarragon, Jindivick, Neerim South (follow the Gourmet Deli Trail through lush countryside, farm gates, vineyards, diaries and local producers selling fresh picked produce and smallgoods), East Gippsland Paynesville (boating), Metung, Lakes Entrance (Ninety Mile Beach and other wild unspoilt ocean beaches and seafood fresh from the ocean, native wildlife, rugged forests, cruise the waterways or dine beside a lake, the biggest inland waterways in the country fed by five major rivers, parks and walks in natural bushlands), Central Gippsland (Mount Baw Baw (snow resort, seasonal snowfields and skiing), Wilsons Promontory (diving, coastal scenery, bushwalking trails, fruit and berry farms, wineries, cheesemakers, farmers markets), Walhalla, Port Albert (historic gold rush towns, seaside villages), Bass Coast (historic coalmining, Phillip Island), Orbost (explore Banjo Patterson Poem country, Snowy River), Latrobe Valley, Traralgon, Yallourn North (historic brown coal township, bushland), Moe, Croajingolong National Park (outstanding coastal wilderness and World Biosphere Reserve, white sandy beaches, granite peaks of rocky coast, hinterland of lush rainforests, heathlands and towering eucalypts, flora and fauna).
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DAY 4 Lakes Entrance - Melbourne
Time to choose again, to take the 'High Rd', the Princes Highway, through the Latrobe Valley and pretty country towns or to divert through more coastal South Gippsland with award winning wineries, historical villages, National Parks and awesome ocean vistas.
Leaving behind the Gippsland Lakes (five rivers form this lake behind Ninety Mile Beach, water activities, fishing, boating) or Lake Wellington (the largest of the Gippsland Lakes), see Paynesville, Bairnsdale, Sale, then take to the coast to Port Welshpool, Foster, Venus Bay, Wonthaggi, Koo-wee-rup, or keeping to the Princess Highway via Rosedale, Traralgon, Morwell, Newborough, Moe, Trafalgar, Warragul, Drouin, Bunyip and Pakenham. Direct driving 318km (3.40 hours)
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