6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS MELBOURNE, GREAT OCEAN ROAD, PHILLIP ISLAND & DANDENONG RANGES
MEL5NGR 6D5N VICTORIA 01 SEP 2019 - 31 MAR 2020
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Free One (1) Melbourne City Sight Tour Per Person

Morning Melbourne City Tour (381) or Afternoon Melbourne Highlights Tour (392)

1
Melbourne (Arrival)

Arrive Melbourne airport. Self arrangement to hotel or may add in additional service (optional) for airport transfer.

Hotel standard check-in time 1400PM. At own leisure.

Cosmopolitan, elegant and chic, Melbourne has a passionate soul and a welcoming heart that makes every stay a truly memorable experience. From thrilling world class events and renowned architecture, to cafe-lined streetscapes and verdant parklands, there's always something new and exciting to discover in Melbourne.

Spend some time in the city centre and you'll discover it's neatly divided into little pockets for you to explore. Find art, bars and restaurants up and down in the laneways, retail therapy for any budget in Bourke and Collins streets, and creative outlets on show in Flinders Quarter.

NOTE: Avalon Airport transfer (optional) by Skybus - Drop off/pick up point will be at Southern Cross Station, Melbourne. There is no direct transfer to/from CBD hotels. Passengers to make own way to/from hotel to Southern Cross Station.

Transfer by Airport shuttle (optional): pick-up from designated pick-up zone at airport and location will be advise once booking has been made.
Hotel Ibis Styles Kingsate or Causeway Inn or The Victoria or Batman Hill
2
Melbourne - Phillip Island - Melbourne

Penguin Parade ( tour code 384 ) | Depart Daily at 1.15pm | Hotel pick up upon request | Returns: 9.00pm - 11.30pm (dependant on season)

Every evening at dusk the Little Penguins come home from the sea at Phillip Island. Watch from an elevated boardwalk as they waddle cautiously from the beach to their burrows after a long day out at sea. Phillip Island is a treasure trove of Australian wildlife; seals, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birdlife and penguins! At Koala Conservation Centre, look for koalas in their natural habitat and before sunset, we head to the Penguin Parade where you can wander through the "Penguin Experience" exhibit to learn more about them. Walk out to Summerland Beach and take your seat for the Penguin Parade.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Visit Warrook Homestead for afternoon tea (own expense)
  • Get up close to kangaroos with the opportunity to feed (own expense)
  • Admire the resident koalas
  • Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island
  • San Remo - maritime fishing village
  • Look for birdlife at the island wetlands (seasonal)
  • Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, seals, shearwaters and Little Penguins
  • Koala Conservation Centre - look for koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks 
  • The Nobbies - a rugged rocky outcrop with an excellent boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins' homes (shoulder/summer months) 
  • Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the general viewing area 
  • See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk
  • Inspect the Visitors Centre - an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguin
  • A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on season and at own expense)

NOTE : Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island in any season. The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.

Transfer by Gray Line coach tour
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Ibis Styles Kingsate or Causeway Inn or The Victoria or Batman Hill
3
Melbourne - Puffing Billy - Melbourne

Morning Puffing Billy Tour ( tour code 322 ) | Depart Daily at 8.10am or early for Hotel pick up | Returns: 1.00pm

A relaxing and pleasant morning tour, visit Dandenong Ranges National Park and feel the serenity of being surrounded by rainforest. Ride through the forest on 'Puffing Billy' steam train, an original steam locomotive. Here you will also get to meet many of the locals....Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots! There is time for a short bushwalk before riding on Australia's most notable narrow gauge railway on Puffing Billy steam train.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Melbourne's eastern suburbs
  • The Dandenong Ranges National Park - home of the lyrebird, superb traditional gardens and towering Mountain Ash forests
  • Visit Sherbrook Forest - heart of the Dandenongs; tall eucalypts, kookaburras and bellbirds
  • Meet the locals at Grants Picnic Ground ... colourful Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots! (opportunity to hand feed)
  • Enjoy an Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers - old fashioned hospitality in delightful surrounds...what a treat!
  • Ride through the forest on Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, the most scenic section of the original steam locomotive's journey 
  • Pass through quaint villages noted for their restaurants, craft shops and beautiful gardens
  • Visit Sassafras known for its local craft and antiques
  • Views of Melbourne's skyline, Silvan Dam and the rolling hills

Upgrade to Full day tour (optional) as follow:-

A) Tour 399 - Puffing Billy with Wildlife & Lunch | Departs Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun at 8.15am (Sep), Daily EXCEPT Thu & Sat (Oct - Mar) | Returns: 5.45pm

Highlights of this tour:

  • Panoramic views from Grantulla Road
  • Enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch with wine as guests of Louise Fergusson (Asian cuisine and vegetarian meals are also available on request)
  • Opportunity to taste Australian wines at Fergusson's Winery, a noted Yarra Valley wine producer 
  • Tour through the Yarra Valley
  • Visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - a sweet feast for the senses
  • Delight in complimentary chocolate tastings, displays of premium chocolates and observe European chocolatiers at work
  • Pass through the township of Healesville - set amidst mountain bushland
  • Visit Healesville Sanctuary - home for over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles in a natural bushland setting
  • Stroll through paddocks of kangaroos and wallabies
  • Walk through large aviaries and pond areas that bring birds of the wild so close to hand - the elusive lyrebirds, eagles, ibis and spoonbills
  • Witness the "Spirits of the Sky" demonstration
  • Observe the underwater life of the platypus
  • Come face to face with a koala!
  • Meet a furry wombat!
  • See dingoes, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, snakes and goannas

B) Tour 355 - Puffing Billy with Yarra Valley Wineries & Lunch | Departs Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun at 8.15am (Sep), Daily EXCEPT Thu & Sat (Oct - Mar) | Returns: 5.45pm

Highlights of this tour:

  • Stunning views from Grantulla Rd
  • Enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch with wine at Fergusson's Winery as guest of Louise Fergusson (Vegetarian meals and Asian cuisine is also available on request)
  • Sample Australian wines at Fergusson's Winery, a noted Yarra Valley wine producer
  • Yarra Valley - home to numerous wineries and rolling pastures
  • Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - a sweet feast for the senses
  • Enjoy complimentary chocolate tastings, observe European chocolatiers at work and take in the wide display of premium chocolates
  • Travel through Healesville township nestled amidst mountain bushland
  • Visit Rochford Wines and taste from a selection of fine Australian wines
  • It's then on to Dominique Portet - a boutique family owned winery now in their tenth generation as winemakers and continuing to respect their French tradition
  • Take a vineyard, bottling or vintage tour (depending on the activity of the winery)
  • Enjoy a complimentary cheese bite with your wine tasting
Transfer by Gray Line coach tour
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Ibis Styles Kingsate or Causeway Inn or The Victoria or Batman Hill
4
Melbourne - Great Ocean Road - Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Adventure Tour ( tour code 396 ) | Depart Daily at 8:00am or early for Hotel pick up | Returns: 7:30pm (approx)  

An amazing coastline to travel and stunningly breathtaking, the Great Ocean Road is a photographer's delight and it consistently features in the Top 10 of world's greatest scenic coastal drives. A day tour that will impress! Get ready for an exciting day of visual wonderment and one of the best coastal drives you will ever experience!

Highlights of this tour:

  • Views of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay from West Gate Bridge 
  • Spectacular coastal views along the Great Ocean Road
  • Surf beach resort of Lorne
  • Precipitous coastal cliffs, long sandy beaches and rolling surf
  • River inlets and fern gullies
  • Stop at picturesque Apollo Bay for lunch (own expense) - perhaps a walk along the beach
  • Otway National Park - fern gullies and eucalypts make up this beautiful Australian rainforest
  • Port Campbell National Park's rugged coastline, "The Shipwreck Coast"
  • Huge stone monoliths of the Twelve Apostles from the boardwalk lookout 
  • You may take an optional helicopter flight over the shipwreck coast (own expense)
  • Tom & Eva and Razorback - grand architecture carved by surf
  • Loch Ard Gorge - site of the tragic shipwreck of the "Loch Ard"
  • Port Campbell - holiday resort and fishing village
  • This powerful coastline provides scope for stunning photography
  • Return directly to Melbourne enjoying an on-board Australian movie "All The Rivers Run - 1"
  • See the spectacular evening lights of Melbourne from West Gate Bridge."

NOTE: Please bring a windbreaker and walking shoes.

Transfer by Gray Line coach tour
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Ibis Styles Kingsate or Causeway Inn or The Victoria or Batman Hill
5
Melbourne

Whole day at own leisure.

Make use of the free City Circle Tram to visit fun-filled family attractions like the Melbourne Sealife Aquarium, the Eureka Skydeck, or enjoy the city's skyline from the comfort of a river cruise along the Yarra River.

The iconic Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere. During the summer and winter months, the market transforms into The Night Market, a showcase of global street food, live music and shopping.

For a romantic honeymoon, drink in the magneficent views of the rolling vineyards of the Yarra Valley.

Bring the family and experience all the thrill and excitement of Victoria's snowfields in wintertime (June-Sep).

Click here for more options (additional add on) of excursion day tour.

Free Melbourne City Sight Tour Per Person: - Choice of One (1)

A) Morning Melbourne City Tour ( tour code 381) | Depart Daily at 8.00am or early for Hotel pick-ups at selected city hotels | Return 12:00pm approx. No hotel drop-offs.

Welcome to Melbourne! Known for its gardens, restaurants, cafes, arcades and laneways, the arts and its relaxed elegant charm. It's also home to the Australian Open Tennis, Aussie Rules football, Melbourne Cup and the MCG!

Highlights of this tour:-

  • Hotel Windsor - high Victorian architecture
  • Parliament House
  • Princess Theatre
  • Royal Exhibition Building
  • Melbourne Museum
  • Prestigious Melbourne University
  • Lygon Street - cafe central and 'Little Italy'
  • Take a guided walk through some of Melbourne's best arcades and laneways - Royal Arcade, Block Place, Block Arcade, Centre Way, Centre Place and Degraves Street
  • Sit at a cafe and enjoy a coffee (own expense) and experience our unique laneways culture
  • Collins Street - Paris end
  • Old Treasury Buildings and State Offices
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Take a wander in Fitzroy Gardens - there is opportunity to visit Captain Cook's Cottage (own expense)
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • East Melbourne - ornate Victorian terraced homes
  • Colourful Chinatown
  • Queen Victoria Market* - look for a bargain, wander around the fresh produce and take in the vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere
  • Flagstaff Gardens
  • Law Courts
  • Federation Square

NOTE: * When the market is closed we will extend laneways & Fitzroy Gardens stop OR visit the MCG on MON and WED.

B) Afternoon Melbourne Highlights Tour ( tour code 392 ) | Depart Daily except WED, FRI at 13.25pm or early for Hotel pick-ups at selected city hotels | Return 17:30pm approx.

A half day afternoon tour of the highlights of Melbourne that includes a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens, tour through the relatively new Docklands waterfront development and make our way over the Bolte Bridge to travel along the bayside suburbs of Port Melbourne, St Kilda, Elwood and Brighton. A refreshment stop in trendy Acland Street in St Kilda and a photo stop at Brighton Beach bathing boxes are a real highlight!

Highlights of this tour:-

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Melbourne Park - National Tennis Centre
  • Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Kings Domain Gardens
  • Arts and Cultural Centre
  • Gracious tree lined St Kilda Road
  • Docklands - waterfront development
  • Etihad Stadium at Docklands
  • Bolte Bridge - spectacular city overview
  • Port Melbourne by the sea
  • Travel by the beach to trendy St Kilda
  • Explore Acland Street in St Kilda - a vibrant cosmopolitan mix of funky bars, eateries, shops and world famous patisseries
  • Perhaps enjoy a local favourite - afternoon tea of coffee and continental cake (own expense)
  • Fashionable suburbs of Elwood and Brighton
  • Brighton bathing boxes - a functional remnant of a bygone era (photo stop)
  • Tour through the main street of Brighton
  • Fitzroy Street in St Kilda - lively with its restaurant and bars
  • Albert Park Lake - site of the F1 Grand Prix

Free tour by Gray Line with purchase of Tour 396.

Meals Breakfast
Hotel Ibis Styles Kingsate or Causeway Inn or The Victoria or Batman Hill
6
Melbourne (Departure)

Regrettably this is departure day. Heading home after so much fun is tough but you can certainly keep coming back again and again.

Hotel check-out time 1000AM. Self arrangement to airport or may add in additional service (optional) for hotel-airport transfer.

NOTE: Avalon Airport transfer (optional) by Skybus - Drop off/pick up point will be at Southern Cross Station, Melbourne. There is no direct transfer to/from CBD hotels. Passengers to make own way to/from hotel to Southern Cross Station.

Transfer by Airport shuttle (optional): Departures To Tullamarine (international) Airport: Passengers will be collected from the foyer of their hotel and dropped of at a centralised location.
Meals Breakfast
Print Trip Details
Trip Inclusive
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Full day Penguin Parade
  • Full day Great Ocean Road Adventure
  • Half day Puffing Billy with Blue Dandenongs
Trip Exclude
  • Airport - Hotel transfer
  • International and/or Domestic air ticket
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunches, dinners, morning and afternoon tea, boat cruises unless specified.
  • Travel Insurance
Trip Mandatory
ITEMADULTCHILD
Agent Collection fee 30.00 30.00
Optional Addon
ITEMADULTCHILD
Round Trip Tullamarine Airport - CBD Hotel Transfer by Shuttle Bus 124.00 93.00
Round Trip Avalon Airport - Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Transfer by SkyBus (no direct hotel drop off/pick up) 148.80 105.40
Penguin Plus viewing platform (Tour code 334) 62.00 31.00
Lunch on Great Ocean Road (Tour code 396L) 68.20 34.10
Upgrade half day Tour 322 to full day Tour 399 (with wildlife+lunch) or Tour 355 (wineries+lunch) add on per person 260.40 130.20
General Terms
  • Rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice and/or upon hotel confirmation. This may be due to any special event and any immediate room surcharges implied by the hotel.
  • Hotel rooms and excursion tours are subject to availability.
  • No refunds are given for any unused portion of this package or during tour.
  • The itinerary is for reference only and visiting sequence may be different, and is subject to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
  • An infant is not charged; hence no seat / no bed is allocated to infants. Child rate applies if a seat is required for airport transfer. Additional rate applies for hotel baby cot request.
  • No bookings are accepted less than 30 working days prior to departure, due to require sufficient working days to apply australia tourist visa.
  • 12fly of Malaysian Harmony shall not be liable for any loses or expenses incurred due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes or any other causes beyond its control, such losses and expenses shall be borne by the clients.
  • Others 12fly terms & conditions applies.
Payment Terms
  • Deposit for this package is minimum MYR 100.00 per person.
Package Remarks
  • General travel period: September 2019 until March 2020 (Travel must be completed by 31 March 2020).
  • Sequence of tours at your preferable visit date.
  • Day tour conducted by Gray Line on seat-in-coach basic. Please log in at www.grayline.com.au for up-to-date itinerary.
  • Day Tour : Not every Day Tours coach pick up at every point/city hotels, therefore passenger/s have to make their own way to the designated pick up point/departure point.
  • Day Tour : Pick up / Drop off are at Day Tour Company discretion. Details and contacts will be provide once booking has been made and confirm.
  • Must call Gray Line at 1300 85 8687 or +61 3 9538 6676 to re-confirm your day tour/s pick-up time and venue 24-48 hrs prior to departure, quoting the confirmation/reservation number.
  • Please get ready out front of hotel/designated pick-up point 10 minutes prior to your confirmed pick up time for your complimentary transfer to our departure point. We do ask that you do NOT wait inside hotel foyer.
  • If your coach has not arrived in 10 minutes after your scheduled pick time please make contact with Gray Line.

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