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Great Southern Touring Route


t's hard to beat the freedom of the open road and the sense of genuine discovery it can bring. While distances can be daunting

in parts of Australia, in Victoria they are easily manageable and your clients can have the drive of their life linking a diverse combination of stunning landscapes in a way rarely achieved elsewhere in Australia, travelling on the Great Southern Touring Route.

GREAT OCEAN ROAD Whether they self drive it or join a group tour, the Great Ocean Road puts them at the heart of some top Australian tourism assets. It's an iconic, bucket-list drive that could have been purpose- built for road trip pleasure, and can be eff ortlessly combined with the scenic Bellarine Peninsula, the mountainous Grampians and Daylesford – Melbourne’s spa and gourmet Mecca. No need for false modesty here, the Great Ocean Road is without question Australia's greatest coastal drive and a ‘must do’ in Australia. Best known for the famous 12 Apostles rock formation, the drive takes in some of Australia’s top surfi ng beaches, stunning cliff top views, wildlife galore and natural eco-tour experiences too. To join the iconic route, the drive fi rst cuts

through the Bellarine Peninsula, known for its food and wines thanks to wineries such as the Jack Rabbit Vineyard, speciality producers

 Experience it

QANTAS FIRST: A private world with 14 suites, á la carte dining and long fl at, wide beds. QANTAS BUSINESS: A dedicated upper deck of 64 full-fl at Skybeds reclining to almost 2m long with mattress and duvet. Plus, onboard lounge, Select on Q-Eat menu & complimentary chauff eur- drive transfers.

PREMIUM ECONOMY: Off ers 35 extra-wide seats with extra leg room plus self-serve snacks and Select on Q-Eat dining. ECONOMY: Friendly service, comfortable ergonomic seats with lumbar support, foot and head rests plus four self- serve snack bars available around the clock.

and the exceptional, fresh local mussels. The Great Ocean Road offi cially begins at

Torquay, where the waves crash spectacularly and your clients can check out the fi ner points of Aussie surfi ng culture at Surfworld and try out their cutbacks and kickouts on Bells Beach, host of the annual Rip Curl Pro competition every Easter.

MAGNIFICENT VIEWS There are magnifi cent coastal views all the way on this route, combined perhaps with koala spotting at Kennett River, fi sh and chips on the beach at Lorne, panoramic photo stops and fabulous fresh-air-fi lled beach strolls. Amazing natural attractions come thick and fast and at Otway National Park can include a bird's-eye view of the rainforest from The Otway Treetop canopy walkway. This is in fact the longest and tallest walkway of its type in the world and off ers an adrenaline-fuelled zip-line tour too. For an incredible wildlife and conservation experience, two-nights at Great Ocean Ecolodge will be a highlight thanks to owners Shane and Lizzie. The famous 12 Apostles make their grand appearance at Port Campbell and stand serenely in the Southern Ocean. A unique group of rock stacks, clients can view them from above with a helicopter tour or from a viewing pltform, but also get up close and personal by taking the 86 Gibson Steps down to the wild beach. Or perhaps suggest

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road

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