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Australia Best of Melbourne and Tasmania

  • Off the beaten track
Combine the sophistication of Melbourne's world-class dining, art galleries, laneways and homegrown fashion with the wonders of Tasmania’s history, wildlife and wilderness for an unforgettable vacation to the land Down Under!
Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Island
    Island
  • Snorkeling and diving
    Snorkeling and diving
  • Beach
    Beach

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne!

Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne boasts great festivals and shopping, a passion for food and wine, and fabulous arts. Outside Melbourne, you’ll find a host of regional attractions, from the Little Penguins to the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River.

Private transfer Melbourne International Airport to hotel.

Visited:
Melbourne
Accommodation
Crown Metropol Hotel (Perth)

Day 2: Walking tour of downtown Melbourne

See Melbourne the way few people ever do: from the perspective of a passionate Melbournian who will take you on a guided walking tour of the heart of the city. Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover local designers and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. Includes lunch.

Visited:
Melbourne

Day 3: Hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is one of Victoria's most spectacular winery regions. Let the breeze usher you along the corridors of grape vines and over the Yarra River as you take in the breathtaking views of mountains that surround the valley. After the flight, we return to Fergusson Winery for a buffet 'Chandon' breakfast.

Yarra Valley wine experience: Enjoy a personalized Yarra Valley tour in our luxury, air-conditioned fun bus. Your guide is a real wine expert, (not a snob!) and will take you to cellar door tasting at Yering Station, Yering Farm and Rochford Wines. You’ll have an a la carte lunch at Rochford Wines Restaurant including a glass of estate wine. Take a private tour of Domaine Chandon - our special access guided tour through the winery, demonstrates the process for making these world famous bubbles. Return to Melbourne in the late afternoon.

Visited:
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Day 4: Great Ocean Road tour

The Great Ocean Road Day Tour is a full day tour from Melbourne, taking in all of the highlights of this glorious coastal drive. So, come along and let our experienced guides show you the world's most scenic coastal route. You will visit famous Bells Beach, Port Campbell National Park, the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. 

Visited:
Melbourne

Day 5: Melbourne to Hobart

Transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Hobart (flight not included).

Welcome to Tasmania! This is a place steeped in history – a place of wild and beautiful landscapes; friendly people; a temperate climate; and a relaxed island lifestyle.  Tasmania is probably the best driving destination in Australia.

​Bondrong wildlife sanctuary: This is a wildlife encounter found nowhere else in the world. A night tour of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Your guide will get you up close and personal experience with Australian native animals. See natives during their natural waking hours. Hand feed some echidnas, kangaroos, tawny frogmouths and potoroos, just to name a few.

Visited:
MelbourneHobartTasmania
Accommodation
Night at The Henry Jones Art (Hobart)

Day 6: Port Arthur historic site and coastal wilderness cruise

This award-winning three hour wilderness and wildlife cruise takes you along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. You will see Australia’s highest sea cliffs, enter deep sea caves and join in the search for abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins and birds of prey. After lunch, there is a three hour visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site. The Port Arthur Historic Site is the best preserved convict site in Australia. 

Visited:
Tasmania, Hobart

Day 7: Hobart to Freycinet

Self drive and discover Freycinet national park.

Spectacular Freycinet National Park, with Coles Bay at its entrance overlooking crystal-clear Oyster Bay, is an ideal place for diving, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, and fishing. The park is famous for its many walking trails. Dominated by the pink granite of the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet is best known for the perfect curve of Wineglass Bay, just one of its white sandy beaches and the pure clear turquoise waters. 

Visited:
HobartFreycinet
Accommodation
Freycinet Lodge (Freycinet)

Day 8: Free day

Enjoy a full day at leisure.

Visited:
Freycinet
Accommodation
Freycinet Lodge (Freycinet)

Day 9: Departure

Drop your rental car at Hobart Airport in time for your flight home.

Visited:
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Melbourne Yarra Valley Hobart Tasmania Freycinet

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,860 / 9 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax
Price per person for travel 1st Jan to 30th April 2018$1,960
Price per person for travel 1st May to 30th Sept 2018$1,880
Price per person for travel 1st Oct to 31st March 2019$2,030

Included in price:

  • Luxury accommodation for 8 nights at Crown Metropol Melbourne (4), Henry Jones in Hobart (2), and Freycinet Lodge (2)
  • Discover local designers and artisans on a Walking Tour including lunch
  • Take an exhilarating Hot Air Balloon flight across the Yarra Valley
  • Full day wine tour of the Yarra Valley for wine, food, fun and an unforgettable day
  • Tour the Great Ocean Road on a stunning coastal drive
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Night Tour to interact with unique Australian wildlife
  • Wilderness Cruise to see the rugged southern coastline, marine and bird life and tour Port Arthur Historic site
  • 3 day car rental to discover historic Tasmania
  • Explore the natural beauty of Freycinet National Park
  • Private airport transfers
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations’ complimentary Travel Protection Plan
  • Two bottles of local Yarra Valley wine
  • Your choice of Eureka Skydeck admission or try a local brew in an iconic Melbourne pub
  • Hot Air Balloon USB with ballooning images

Not included in price:

  • International and national airfares

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