From (AUD)$5,995
Days13
With a rich gold mining history, breathtaking landscapes and a world famous coastline, west Victoria is a true delight. Start by exploring the quirky lanes of Melbourne, before stepping back in time in Sovereign Hill. Cruise along the mighty Murray River, immerse yourself in the Grampians National Park and spend three days discovering the highlights of the Great Ocean Road.
Group Size — Max 20
Transport — We travel on full size coaches with plenty of space to spread out
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Experience the magic of the Great Ocean Road, witnessing the iconic 12 apostles, Shipwreck Coast, quaint country towns and world renowned beaches. Photo credit: Visit Victoria.

Explore the Grampians National Park, visiting some of the many spectacular lookouts and waterfalls, while keeping an eye out for the native fauna that call the Park home.

Discover the story of Australia's inland river system and the history of paddle steamers during a visit to the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre. Photo credit: Visit Victoria.

Step back in time at Ballarat’s Sovereign Hill, discovering the history of the gold rush era and trying your hand at gold panning! Photo credit: Visit Victoria.

Special Experiences

Come prepared with your walking shoes on, as we begin our Victorian adventure with a walking tour of the historic laneways and decadent arcades of Melbourne.
Take a historic tram tour of Bendigo, learning about its interesting history and seeing the charming landmarks and monuments along the way.
Take to the water during a lunch cruise on the PS Emmylou, soaking up the peaceful river atmosphere as the grassy banks of the Murray River glide past us.
Enjoy a day of fun and adventure as we follow the Silo Art Trail from Swan Hill to Halls Gap, viewing the amazingly decorated wheat silos.
Savour dinner at the famous Pippies by the Bay restaurant, known for its exquisite food and views of the ocean.
Board the Q Train at Drysdale Railway Station, venturing across the Bellarine Peninsula to Queenscliff. Onboard, we can relax and watch the scenery go by as we enjoy a delicious lunch.

Itinerary Highlights of Western Victoria

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Highlights of Western Victoria

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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  • Small Group of maximum 20 people
  • Experience the amazing lanes and arcades of Melbourne on a walking tour
  • Enjoy a private winery tour and tastings in Daylesford
  • Stop for a panoramic view of Ballarat from Black Hill lookout
  • Orientation tour of Ballarat by coach
  • Learn the history of one of Australia's most infamous incidents at the Eureka Centre
  • Step back in time to the goldrush era during a visit to Sovereign Hill
  • Enjoy a private historic tram tour in Bendigo
  • Learn about the Chinese Heritage of the region at Bendigo's Golden Dragon Museum
  • Discover the story of Australia's inland river system and the history of paddle steamers during a visit to the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
  • Enjoy a lunch cruise on the River Murray aboard the Paddle Steamer Emmylou
  • Visit the World Heritage-listed Barmah National Park & Wetlands
  • Cruise the Barmah Wetlands aboard MV Kingfisher
  • Commemorate the service men and women of WWII with a visit to Lake Boga's Flying boat museum, home of the Catalina
  • Experience a 360-degree multi-media spectacular during the Heartbeat of the Murray laser light show in Swan Hill
  • Be amazed by the myriad of art on the journey from Swan Hill to Halls Gap via the Silo Art Trail
  • Enjoy lunch at the Creekside Hotel in Warracknabeal
  • Enjoy wine tasting accompanied by local produce platters at Fallen Giants Vineyard
  • Explore the Grampians National Park including Boroka Lookout, the Balconies & Reed lookout and Mackenzie Falls lookout
  • Learn about aboriginal culture during a visit to the Brambuk Cultural Centre
  • Explore Dunkeld including the Arboretum
  • Visit the Art Gallery and Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum in Hamilton
  • Enjoy a personalised bush and nature walk in Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
  • Take a historic walking tour of Port Fairy
  • Learn about the Middle Island Project, meeting the gorgeous Maremma dogs used to protect the colony of little penguins that call the island home
  • Indulge in a sumptuous dinner at Pippies by the Bay Restaurant, Warrnambool
  • Experience the magic of the famous Great Ocean Road. Stops include Port Campbell, 12 Apostles, The Shipwreck Coast,  Loch Ard Gorge & London Bridge
  • Sit back and take in the Flagstaff Hill Marine Village Sound and Light show
  • Stop in Timboon to enjoy some tastings of local artisanal products
  • Enjoy the canopy walkway at Otway Fly treetop adventures
  • See Apollo Bay and Kennett River
  • Overnight in the relaxing seaside town of Lorne
  • Stop at the world famous Bells Beach and Torquay
  • Enjoy a chocolate tasting at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie
  • Cross the Bellarine Peninsula from Drysdale to Queenscliff on the Q Train and enjoy a delicious lunch

Touring

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  • All touring in full sized 46-seater air-conditioned coach (max group size 20)
  • National Park fees and admissions where required

Accommodation

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  •  12 nights accommodation in 3-4 star hotels & motels

Properties include:

  • Vibe Hotel, Melbourne
  • Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre, Ballarat
  • Mercure Port of Echuca Hotel, Echuca
  • Comfort Inn Lady Augusta, Swan Hill
  • Pinnacle Holiday Lodge, Halls Gap
  • Best Western Olde Maritime Hotel, Warrnambool
  • Mantra, Lorne

Hotels listed are an indication and are subject to change without notice.

Meals

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  • 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • Escorted by a Bunnik Tours representative
  • English-speaking driver guide

Some things to note

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Traveller safety is our highest priority. Bunnik Tours’ has therefore adopted the covid safe travel protocols released by the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to ensure a high level of hygiene and safety on our tours.  Bunnik Tours has always practiced social distancing through our policy of using full sized coaches for small groups.

Information Highlights of Western Victoria

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Highlights of Western Victoria

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
18 Oct 21
30 Oct 21
$5,995
Available
07 Mar 22
19 Mar 22
$5,995
Available
04 Apr 22
16 Apr 22
$5,995
Available

Additional Information

Single Supplement
From $1,595
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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