See Australia’s Best in 5D4N Grand Australia Max Tour Package with Extension stay & Visa Assistance
5 Days 4 Nights Accommodation at Crown Plaza Hotel-Melbourne (stay in the Most Livable City in the World)
Shuttle – Return Melbourne Airport (Intl) Transfers
Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Wildlife
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, Puffing Billy steam train ride, Entry to Healesville Sanctuary
Aussie Tucker and billy tea,Luxury coach travel, Morning tea
An AAT Kings coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the corner of Flinders and Russell Street at Federation Square, the departure point of your tour. At 8.20am join your coach to commence a full day Puffing Billy Steam Train and Healesville Wildlife tour.
Enjoy the great scenery of the nearby Dandenong Ranges and enroute visit the Sherbrook Forest which is home to lyrebirds, crimson rosellas, cockatoos and kookaburras. Enjoy the picturesque mountain villages scattered along the way and spectacular views of Melbournes skyline.
Enjoy a traditional morning tea of Aussie billy tea, lamingtons and vegemite crackers. Ride the restored Puffing Billy Steam Train for a journey on Australias most notable narrow gauge railway.
Continue to Healesville Sanctuary for lunch (own expense) and meet your guide who will escort you among Australia’s unique birds and animals in the natural bushland setting. Get up close to koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, cockatoos, parrots and many more. Witness the Eagles Fly demonstration within the sanctuary, see the renowned nocturnal house with the shy platypus and stroll through large aviaries and pond areas.
Great Ocean Road & Twelve Apostles 8AM-8PM
Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off,Great Ocean Road,The Twelve Apostles,Loch Ard Gorge,London Bridge,
Luxury coach travel.
Journey to the popular coastal townships of Torquay and Lorne – a surfers haven and retreat, pass world famous Bells Beach, home to World Surfing Championships and see many gullies and river inlets. Stop for lunch at Apollo Bay (own expense).
Travel the length of the Great Ocean Road passing towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery. Witness a fabulous spectacle of massive natural erosion.
View the amazing Twelve Apostles – limestone stacks rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean and visit the Information Centre. Walk along the boardwalk enjoying the scenery from various viewing platforms.
See Loch Ard Gorge and be swept away by the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the Loch Ard.
Explore Port Campbell National Park and discover the tragic history of over 50 ships wrecked along the rugged coastline. Continue beyond Port Campbell to the remnants of London Bridge before commencing the return journey to Melbourne.
Phillip Island – Penguins, Kangaroos & Koalas 1:00PM-930 Apr-Sep/11PM (Oct-Mar)
Journey starts at 1:15PM south-east and visit Maru Koala and Animal Park which has a large number of exhibits including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, emus and native Australian birds.
View spectacular coastal scenery at the Nobbies, two rocky outcrops abundant in marine life. From the walkways you may be able to catch a glimpse of Australia’s largest population of fur seals living along the coastline.
Browse through the Phillip Island Visitors Information Centre and learn about the little penguins and life on this island. Watch as the Little Penguins battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows and learn of the environmental and conservation methods that are initiated to ensure that the wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remains protected. See the Little Penguins up close as they return to their nests to greet their young families and view the powerful southern coastline with its clean, sandy beaches and rocky shores.
Stop in Cowes for dinner (own expense) before commencing the return journey to Melbourne.
* Nobbies viewing is seasonal and dependent on daylight hours