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New self-drive tour for Melbourne

embraceaustraliaadmin | Saturday, April 18th, 2009 at 10:51 am

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Enjoy the sights of Melbourne before heading further afield

A new self-drive tour has been launched by Tourism Victoria linking Melbourne to the renowned Yarra Valley wine region, the gourmet Mornington Peninsula and wildlife haven Phillip Island.

Located southeast of Melbourne, the three regions make up a convenient touring triangle, bringing together some of the very best experiences a visitor can have in Australia’s most compact and diverse state.

The tour, conveniently named Melbourne’s Southeast Touring Triangle, winds through scenic valleys and coastline, award-winning wineries, delectable food, boutique accommodation, world-class golf courses, beautiful parks and gardens and Australian nature at its best.

With nearly 100 wineries to visit -including Moët & Chandon’s Australian base- head to the Yarra Valley for hot air ballooning at dawn before descending into a vineyard to enjoy a breakfast of sparkling wine and local produce; a favourite destination for lovers of nature, each evening Phillip Island hosts the little penguins’ parade, Australia’s most popular wildlife event; while on the Mornington Peninsula you will be immersed in a Mediterranean feel, driving through rolling hills of olive groves and vineyards, past lavish cliff-top mansions and stopping to enjoy waterfront restaurants and cafés.

From the quiet, self-catering Yering Gorge Cottages, surrounded by nature, to the stunning brand-new, family-friendly Silverwater Resort or the iconic Glynt Manor lavish mansion, there are accommodation options to suit every taste and budget throughout the way.

The three regions are no more than ninety minutes apart from each other so you can plan your journey over three, four, five days – or even longer.

  • Melbourne to Yarra Valley: 56km/35 miles, 60 minutes’ drive
  • Yarra Valley to Phillip Island: 140km/87 miles, 90 minutes’ drive
  • Phillip Island to Mornington Peninsula: 105km/65 miles, 75 minutes’ drive
  • Mornington Peninsula to Melbourne: 104km/64 miles, 75 minutes’ drive

For more information on Melbourne’s Southeast Touring Triangle please visit the Visit Melbourne website.

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2 Responses to “New self-drive tour for Melbourne”

Comment by Diane — October 2, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

Please provide self drive tour programme for melbourne.
Hotel and places of interest surrounding melboure during self drive.

Thank you

Regards,
Diane

Comment by Kerry Koh — November 1, 2011 @ 8:44 am

Please provide self drive 5 days tour programme for melbourne.
Hotel and places of interest surrounding melboure, of course it covers attractive places like philip island, great ocean road and etc..

Thank you..

Regards
Kerry Koh

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