Great Ocean Road Classic Tour:
Start your Melbourne immersion with the road trip everyone's talking about! Follow the historical Great Ocean Road, one of the world's most scenic coastal routes, as it winds along Victoria's southwest coast, passing long golden beaches, rugged sandstone cliffs and eucalypt-tree rainforest.
Pass the beach resort villages of Lorne and Apollo Bay and take in panoramic coastal views from the Cape Otway Lighthouse. Hear the tragic tales of the Loch Ard Gorge and discover why this spectacularly wild part of Victoria is known as the Shipwreck Coast. Then, enjoy a traditional Australian lunch.
The route also takes you among the soaring eucalypt trees of the Otway rain forest, and to the offshore sandstone stacks called the Twelve Apostles.
Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip:
On another day (within seven days of your Great Ocean Road tour), travel to Phillip Island to visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for a hands-on wildlife experience. Learn about the park's conservation efforts, hand-feed a kangaroo, see wallabies and wombats, or have the opportunity to get a photo taken with a koala. You'll also see flying possums and other cute Australian marsupial mammals.
Next, you'll see sheep shearing and working dogs in action at the historic farm on neighboring Churchill Island before visiting the Koala Conservation Centre. Enjoy the views of Phillip Islands rugged coastline with a stroll along the Nobbies boardwalk.
As dusk falls, get ready for the main event at Summerland Beach, as Victoria's largest colony of little penguins return home from a day of fishing at sea, waddling their way up the sands to their burrows.
Enhance your penguin-viewing experience with a choice of upgrade options. Choose the Penguin Plus option to have a better view of the penguins from the comfort of an exclusive viewing area with private boardwalk. Or be warm and dry in a Penguin Skybox and watch the penguins from an elevated indoor viewing area while enjoying drinks and canapés. Choose the Private Penguin Parade for front-row seats on the sand with access to the penguins, joining an exclusive small group visit with a private ranger guide.
Get an up close experience with a variety of animals from around the world at the Melbourne Zoo. Throughout your visit, learn how the zoo’s conservation efforts are working to protect endangered species worldwide.
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Take a spin around the Melbourne Star for breathtaking views of Melbourne and surrounds. From a height of almost 400 feet (120 meters), gaze down on urban landmarks as you circle the observation wheel in a comfortable passenger pod.
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
See the amazing world of aquatic animals such as sandbar whaler sharks, gray nurse sharks, Port Jackson sharks, king penguins, gentoo penguins, freshwater sawfish, smooth stingrays, green sea turtles and big-bellied seahorses at Australia's largest aquarium.
Eureka Skydeck 88
Enjoy unparalleled views of Melbourne from the top of the Eureka Tower on the banks of the Yarra River. Take in 360-degree floor-to-ceiling views of Melbourne, equally brilliant by day or when twinkling with lights at night.
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