Free and Easy
Availability: 01 Feb 2023 to 31 Mar 2023
- Dolphin watch cruise
- Phillip Island 4-Park Pass (Penguins General View, Koalas, Churchill Island, Antarctic Journey)
- Cockington Green Gardens
- Central Deborah Gold Mine
- Bendigo Pottery Interpretive Museum
- The Philip Island Chocolate Factory
Day 1: Arrive in Sydney
On arrival, pick up your car and enjoy what Sydney has to offer. Head straight to Sydney Harbour to view Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. In the heart of Sydney’s CBD is the Queen Victoria Building, one of the city’s premier shopping destinations. Only a 10-minute stroll from the Sydney Town Hall, Darling Harbour is the perfect place to entertain the whole family, enjoy a delicious harbourside meal. You can also find SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.
Day 2: Sydney – Wollongong (85km/1h25min)
Continue with a pleasant coastal drive this morning to Wollongong along the Pacific Ocean. Wollongong is third largest city in New South Wales, fringed by superb beaches, alfresco dining and a brewery by the beach. Visit the Nan Tien Temple also known as “Southern Paradise”, the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere.
Day 3: Wollongong – Jevis Bay – Canberra (341km/4h40min)
The morning drive down to Jevis Bay for a dolphin watch cruise, with a pod of resident dolphins numbering over 80 at the bay, there is always something for everyone to see all year round. Afternoon drive to the capital city of Australia, Canberra is the largest inland city with a population of around 400K. One of the highlight is the amazing dining experiences, Canberra is a hidden gem for food lovers. Relax in modern cafes, hip eateries and pop up dining venues. Experience hatted restaurants with innovative cuisine. Dine with mountain views or taste award-winning wines and fresh food among gorgeous rural surrounds, you will definitely find something that suits your taste bud.
Day 4: Canberra – Albury (337km/3h40min)
Home to an array of national attractions that hold and share the essence of Australia, you’ll find experiences show casing Australia’s history, culture and lifestyle. Canberra has the largest collection of Australian Indigenous art at the National Gallery of Australia, and also houses the country’s national art collection. Commemorate, reflect and remember at the moving Australian War Memorial and discover the characters and stories that have shaped the nation at the National Museum of Australia. There are also arrays of attractions well suited for families, places like the interactive Questacon The National Science and Technology Centre where you may find yourself on a 360 degree swing or watching a lightning bolt. Cockington Green Gardens’ miniature world and gardens will definitively delight you. Continue your journey to Albury, there are plenty of things to see and do in and around the city. Albury is renowned for its magnificent heritage buildings. Find a fascinating collection of stories and objects at the award-winning Library Museum or drop into one of the country’s best regional art galleries. The wider Albury area has good shopping as well as many fine restaurants. Kids will love Oddies Creek Playspace and the magic of the Children’s Garden at the city’s Botanic Gardens.
Day 5: Albury – Bendigo (312km/3h40min)
Today, continue your Journey to Bendigo. Central Deboarh Gold Mine discovered gold during the 1850s made it one of the most significant Victorian era boomtowns in Australia, 25 million ounces of gold (777 tonnes) have been extracted from Bendigo, making it the highest producing goldfield in Australia in the 19th century and making it one of the richest city in Australia. In the vibrant contemporary regional centre, boasting beautiful streets created from one of the world’s greatest gold rushes. Every visit will reveal new surprises and experiences. With the gusto of a gold-seeking miner, the people who live here are creating fascinating products, services and stories that add to the richness of the region’s boom time past. It is an ever-changing feast to be explored. Nearby Heathcote has not missed the beat with artisans of food, wine and art flocking to be part of the action.
Day 6: Bendigo – Phillip Island (293km/3h25min)
Changing of feel from the historic city of Bendigo, to nature and scenic Phillip Island, teeming with wildlife and adventure home to the Little Penguins that parade up Summerland Beach each night and view the large population of koalas at close range from treetop boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Centre, to add to a dash of adventure, one can enjoy a go-kart ride around the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit or take to the air in an exhilarating helicopter ride over the island. Not to be missed is the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, a tempting treat that everyone finds hard to resist! For the young at heart, a trip to A Maze’N Things will stimulate their minds through interactive optical illusions, puzzles and mazes.
Overnight Phillip Island
Day 7: Phillip Island – Melbourne (140km/1h45min)
Bid farewell to the adorable little penguin, and continue your journey to Melbourne – a city that knows how to live. Choose from high-end cuisine to low brow rock gigs, plays, festivals and blockbuster sporting events, all taking place across a city full of parks, gardens and historic architecture or try your luck at the renowned Crown Casino. At night, enjoy the myriad of delights that romantic Melbourne has to offer.
Day 8: Depart from Melbourne
Return your car at the airport prior to your departure flight.
Travel Period: 1 January – 31 March 2023. Suggested tour itinerary is for reference; unless otherwise stated, admission into attractions and experiences are not included in the tour price. Prices are quoted in SGD based on per person, twin sharing basis. Peak season surcharge applies for selected dates. Prices exclude car insurance, GPS, toll charges, gratuities and personal expenses. Prices are correct at time of print and subject to change without prior notice. Tours are subject to availability and confirmation. All travellers are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa or ETA (Electronic Travel Authority), vaccinations and health certificates. All travellers are also responsible for ensuring that their passport is valid for at least six months at point of entry into travel destination.