Hit the open road to discover Victoria’s regions at your own pace on a self-drive tour.
Go Beyond Melbourne
Travel from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Phillip Island and on to the white beaches and wineries of the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas. Put together a three-, four- or five-day journey winding through lush valleys and pristine coastal landscapes.
Sydney–Melbourne Touring Routes
Chart a course from Melbourne to Sydney (via Canberra) on the Heritage Drive, exploring historic gold rush towns, award-winning vineyards and the mighty Murray River along the way. Alternatively, the 1160-kilometre Coastal Drive hugs the southeast coast of Australia, taking in national parks, pristine beaches and amazing native wildlife.
Great Southern Touring Route
The 850-kilometre Great Southern Touring Route takes in the breathtaking beauty of the Great Ocean Road, rich Aboriginal culture in the Grampians and the intriguing history of the Goldfields.
Great Alpine Road
The Great Alpine Road extends from the High Country region to East Gippsland, winding through lofty mountains, pine forests, bushland and past rivers, vineyards and farms. The 308-kilometre touring route got its name for being the mountain equivalent of Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road.
Some major roads around Melbourne carry tolls, which means you need to pay to use them. If you use the CITYLINK or EASTLINK toll roads, you’ll need to pay in advance or within three days of travel via the applicable operator’s website (see below). Alternatively, you can call CITYLINK or EASTLINK (see website for phone numbers) to make a payment over the phone, or purchase a pass over the counter at a post office.
If you are hiring a car, check with your hire company to see if toll payments are taken care of as part of the hire fee. citylink.com.au eastlink.com.au
The best way to get around Melbourne and the surrounding regions is with a great-value rental car. Redspot Enterprise will have you sorted with a comfortable and safe car that’s the right size for your travel party and suitable for the terrain you’ll be driving through while sightseeing. Vehicle pick-up and drop-off is available at Melbourne Airport, in the city on Little Collins Street and in South Melbourne on Thistlewaite Street.
1300 668 810 redspot.com.au