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Rental Car Tour - Australia

Southeast Australia Round Trip


  • Dreamlike landscapes, breathtaking coastlines, and glittering metropolises such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide await

  • Experience the unique Kangaroo Island and its untouched wilderness

  • Enjoy world-class wine in the Barossa Valley

  • Drive to the Twelve Apostles in your rental car on the famous Great Ocean Road

  • You can optionally book the PREMIUM travel variant

    With our PREMIUM tours, you will stay in selected upscale accommodations. For a quote, please specify this option in your request under your travel wishes. The price for this 16-day round trip includes a rental car and private transfer on arrival: from 2924 EUR per person plus flight.


The legendary Great Ocean Road meanders along the gorgeous coastline, boasting rigid cliffs and past the Australian bush and clear ocean's meeting points. At your own pace, drive part of this route from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island with a rental car.


Oceania & South Pacific

Melbourne - Phillip Island - Apollo Bay - Port Fairy - Robe - Victor Harbor - Kangaroo Island - Adelaide

A trip to southeast Australia is ideal from November to March. During these months, there’s little rain and warm temperatures. January and February are the hottest months of the year, with temperatures starting at 29°C.

Welcome to the fifth continent. Today, you will land at Sydney International Airport. A transfer will pick you up and take you to your first hotel.

The next days consist of adventures through the city’s lively hustle and bustle. Don’t miss one of the city’s most famous highlights, Circular Quay - it’s a perfect picture opportunity and an ideal starting point for exploring the city. Afterward, stroll from Harbor Bridge to the Opera House, Sydney’s landmark. Trendy bars, cafes, and restaurants line the streets, each with a unique flair. In the evening, street musicians and artists will catch your attention.

Our tip: Book a harbor cruise and experience the Sydney skyline from a new perspective. Numerous boat tours begin at Circular Quay, so you’re spoiled for choice! Not far from here is the historic district, The Rocks. Grab a drink in some of the oldest pubs in town, charmingly nestled in the brick buildings. The area might remind you of England, which makes sense since their histories are closely connected.

Airport - hotel: approx. 15 km / 20 minutes

Three nights in Sydney, Australia

Today you will hop onto a plane to Melbourne. The cosmopolitan city is both vibrant and stylish and is known as the cultural capital of Australia. Your transfer awaits you at baggage claim and will take you to the picturesque city center, also known as the CBD. Immerse yourself in the relaxed Australian atmosphere the moment you leave the airport.

Use the rest of the day to freshen up and get to know the local area. Are you already looking forward to countless experiences and adventures over the next few days?

Melbourne Airport - hotel: approx. 30 km / 30 minutes

Two nights in Melbourne, Australia

It’s time to explore Melbourne! Immerse yourself in the local surroundings and get to know the everyday life of the metropolis. Which of the many districts around the center will you see today? Each one is a lively hotspot with hidden gems. To get around the CBD, hop on the free City Circle Train to see the main sights on foot.

Visit Federations Square, where something exciting is always happening. It represents the city’s cultural heart and is a central meeting point for locals and visitors.

How about a panoramic view of the city? Head over to the Eureka Skydeck, the southern hemisphere’s highest platform. Don’t miss its main highlight, “The Edge,” a retractable glass case with a transparent bottom. What an adrenaline rush!

Stroll the city streets and visit Queen Victoria Market. Do you smell the exotic spices and fresh fruits and vegetables? Since 1878, the market has been the largest of its kind and attracts thousands of visitors to try its delicacies.

Wherever you end up today, Melbourne is a multicultural hub and colorful city you’ll fall in love with!

Begin your day well-rested and ready to pick up your rental car. Embark on your discovery tour through the southern part of the continent! The first route takes you to Phillip Island, a paradise a few kilometers from Melbourne. Along the M1 and M420, you will pass breathtaking stretches of coast and eventually reach the bridge that takes you to the island. Once you arrive, you can either drive to your hotel or get to know some of the highlights. At the Koala Conservation Center, you can see the famous Australian koalas up close. High up in the eucalyptus trees, the lazy animals comfortably perch between the branches and sleep for about 20 hours a day.

The island offers more exciting surprises for animal lovers. Discover the parrots, wallabies, whales, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, seals, and penguins!

At sunset, the penguins take the stage. The cute creatures parade the beach, shuffling their little tailcoats to their nesting caves. This unforgettable spectacle is unlike anything you’ve seen before!

Melbourne - Phillip Island: approx. 140 km / 1hr 45 min

One night on Phillip Island, Australia

In the morning, continue your journey southwest and onto the first part of the Great Ocean Road. Turn off onto a peninsula called Sorrento and take a ferry to Queenscliff. This detour avoids the greater Melbourne area and offers views of the beautiful landscape from a different perspective. If the weather permits, it’s the perfect opportunity to take unforgettable photos.

You will begin your drive from Queenscliff along the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay. Are you soaking in the world-famous road’s stunning sights? The route meanders from Torquay to Warrnambool, above the rough cliffs and past an array of fine sandy beaches, most of which offer unique viewpoints.

When you stay in Apollo Bay, visit the Otway Fly Treetop Walk. Stroll through the treetops at the height of 25 meters! High up in the trees with the birds, you’ll experience the country’s flora and fauna from an unparalleled perspective.

Phillip Island - Apollo Bay: 300 km / 5.5 hours

One night in Apollo Bay, Australia

Today will be a long drive, but don’t worry; you can expect many stopovers and some of the route’s most famous highlights. After about 90 kilometers, you will reach the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, one of your most anticipated sights of this adventure!

The rocks protrude from the sea form a spectacular panorama against the backdrop of the rough sea. Follow the wooden walkways to numerous viewing platforms, where you will discover seven of the rock formations on the horizon. Is your camera charged? Now’s your chance to snap some unforgettable photos!

Before you reach Port Fairy, we recommend a stop in the Belfast Coastal Reserve, an ideal place to stretch your legs during a long walk on the beach. Animal lovers, keep your eyes peeled! The seashore is a paradise for birdwatching fans.

At the end of the Great Ocean Road is Port Fairy. Its inspiring maritime history and beautiful surroundings make it one of the most livable places in the world. It’s a popular destination for tourists and locals looking for a relaxing vacation away from the hustle and bustle.

Apollo Bay - Port Fairy: approx. 190 km / 2.5 hours

One night in Port Fairy, Australia

Another long stretch of road greets you today. You will head for Robe in South Australia, a small, dreamy fishing village that has developed into a popular vacation spot for tourists and residents of Adelaide and Melbourne. Enjoy the quaint restaurants, cute shops, and lovely hotels. Like many small towns in Australia, it’s famous for its fresh lobster catching.

How about a day at the beach? Despite the rocks and coastline shaped by the wind, it attracts numerous surfers and water sports enthusiasts!

Wine lovers: take the opportunity to drive into the vineyards and taste some of the local wineries’ fine wines.

Port Fairy - Robe: approx. 300 km / 3 hours

One night in Robe, Australia

Around 80 kilometers south of Adelaide is the city of Victor Harbor, one of South Australia’s most popular destinations. Since the late 1800s, it has attracted families to spend beach vacations here. The city overlooks the stunning Encounter Bay, with a coastline famous for The Bluff and the famous Granite Island. Visitors travel here from some of the continent’s furthest states, driving for days on the Great Ocean Road to the famous Victor Harbor Tramway. It leads over a bridge, and the tramway is also pulled by horses daily.

Would you like to learn more about the area’s beautiful nature? Victor Harbor’s visitor center offers an exciting insight into the past and region’s development, providing interesting information for your trip.

Robe - Victor Harbor: approx. 355 km / 4 hours

One night in Victor Harbor, Australia

Drive from Victor Harbor towards Cape Jervis, where you will take the ferry to Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. Enjoy the ocean for the next 50 minutes, and keep your eyes peeled for the active marine life surrounding you. The island is free from tourists and is a mecca for wilderness and nature lovers. The species-rich island promises wildlife sightings in every corner: from seals, birds, dolphins, anteaters, and kangaroos! With 509 kilometers of coastline and 155 kilometers from east to west, the island is more prominent than many think. It offers an array of adventures and discoveries you shouldn’t miss.

Countless animals, numerous beaches, local wines, and unique sunsets at your doorstep makes this island, unlike any other experience. The island’s breathtaking landscapes will captivate you with its wild coastal cliffs, sheltered bays, steep headlands, and unspoiled areas.

Victor Harbor - Kangaroo Island: approx. 120 km / 2.5 hours

Two nights on Kangaroo Island, Australia

Goodbyes are always difficult, mainly to Kangaroo Island. Today, you will drive back to the ferry terminal and begin the last stretch of your round trip to Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most famous wine-growing regions.

With over 150 wineries, it’s also one of the largest wine regions in the world! Not only with the gastronomic delicacies impress your sensory journey, but also the picturesque stone churches, hilly landscapes, and small charming villages will tickle your other senses.

Our tip: Visit the oldest winery in the country, Seppeltsfield, where they offer the famous 100 Year Old Para, Vintage Tawny. The tour also allows you to taste a liqueur wine from your birth year!

In addition to the beautiful wines, there are award-winning restaurants that you can’t miss. Seasonal products are popular choices, such as handmade cheese, baked bread, and traditionally smoked sausages.

Kangaroo Island - Barossa Valley: approx. 262 km / 4.5 hours

Two nights in Barossa Valley, Australia

Today’s short journey to Adelaide will be your last destination of this adventure-packed round trip. Did you know that the city is home to 1.3 million inhabitants and is the third-largest city in Australia? Immerse yourself in the city’s hustle and bustle and discover why it’s known as the city of churches and festivals.

Adelaide, aka Festival City, is home to the largest cultural festival in Asia and the Pacific region, taking place every other March. The Adelaide Festival attracts over one million visitors and art and cultural enthusiasts from all over the world.

Set against a stunning backdrop between the mountains and ocean, Adelaide is easily a place where many people want to live. The elegant city has been in Melbourne and Sydney’s shadow, reinventing itself as another Australian destination offering excellent pub culture, stylish shops, and an array of restaurants. Nevertheless, your experience in the city will be the perfect way to end your trip.

Mingle with the locals at the Central Market and enjoy the smell of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The city offers attractive opportunities to end your trip in a great atmosphere while reminiscing your experiences.

Barossa Valley - Adelaide: approx. 58 km / 1 hour

Two nights in Adelaide, Australia

Did it feel like the time flew by!? Unfortunately, you’ll pack your bags today and head to the airport for your return flight. Drop off your rental car at the airport and enjoy your last moments beneath the Australian sun. Don’t want to leave the country just yet? Contact us, and we will gladly organize an extended vacation for you!

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Little National Hotel Sydney****, Sydney, Australia (3 nights)

This new hotel in the trendy Barangaroo district is a true gem. Its ideal location is close to many popular attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, and The Rocks District. If you go up to the roof terrace, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the city. In the immediate vicinity are the restaurant district and the city center. This 230-room hotel offers affordable luxury in an efficient space with spacious bedrooms and bathrooms with rain showers. The “Arms-of-Morpheus” super king-size beds ensure a good night’s sleep. In addition, you can enjoy free WiFi, USB ports, a Smart TV, and a minibar. Guests can use the gym around the clock.

Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands****, Melbourne, Australia (2 nights)

The hotel is within easy walking distance of Melbourne’s main attractions, including the Crown Casino, entertainment complex, Marvel Stadium, and the Yarra River. You can also discover delicious waterfront restaurants and shops nearby. The 275 rooms come equipped with all the amenities of a superior hotel, including king-size beds, LED TV, free WiFi, and a kitchenette with a microwave.

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island****, Phillip Island, Australia (1 night)

Stunning gardens and natural bushland will surround you during your stay at this luxurious resort. At Phillip Island Wildlife Park, you can encounter unique wildlife such as koalas, fur seals, and the famous penguins. The resort has various leisure facilities such as a tennis court, two swimming pools, and a sauna. In addition to free WiFi, the villas have a kitchen, a living room, a TV, and a balcony.

Seaview Motel & Apartments****, Apollo Bay, Australia (1 night)

The quaint motel boasts sea views and is a short walk from the beach, just off the famous Great Ocean Road. Enjoy stunning balcony views and wake up to the sound of the graceful sea. In each room, you can enjoy deluxe double beds, a balcony, and a kitchenette with a fridge. Guests can also enjoy free WiFi, a DVD player, and a garden with a picnic area and BBQ equipment. You can walk to the beach in three minutes and to other restaurants and grocery stores nearby.

Clonmara Country House & Cottages***, Port Fairy, Australia

Clonmara blends a distinctive boutique style with country design, exuding a warmth and charm of a bygone era. It is just minutes from the historic Port Fairy Wharf and 10 minutes from the coastal beaches. In the lush gardens, you can stroll amongst flora and fauna. Have you ever pet an alpaca before!? Now is your chance! The cottages are warm and cozy, making them an excellent accommodation for any time of the year. The lovingly furnished bungalows have a fireplace, air conditioning, smart TV with Netflix, free WiFi, and a kitchen with a fridge and microwave to ensure a comfortable stay.

Robetown Motor Inn & Apartments***, Robe, Australia (1 night)

Robetown Motor Inn & Apartments has an excellent reputation for service and hospitality. Stroll through the historic seaside village and discover its shops, restaurants, cafés, and other historical highlights. In all of the rooms and apartments, they offer free WiFi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a fridge. Guests also have access to a heated indoor pool and an indoor barbecue kitchen.

Anchorage Seafront Hotel***, Victor Harbor, Australia (1 night)

Tonight’s accommodation nestles on the waterfront at Victor Harbor, offering sea views from the comfortable rooms. Other room amenities include a TV, refrigerator, and free WiFi; some rooms even have a balcony and a spa bath! For a relaxing evening, head to the cozy wine bar, treat your tastebuds to the hotel’s restaurant, or enjoy the atmosphere by the outdoor terrace and fireplace. You can choose between 80 types of beer and a range of wines from the surrounding region at the Wine Bar.

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge****, Kangaroo Island, Australia (2 nights)

Your stay at the *Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge *seamlessly nestles into the idyllic bush and provides stunning views of the American River Bay. The 38 rooms are an oasis of peace away from everyday life. On sunny days, cool off in the pool or ocean, then treat yourself to culinary delights at the hotel’s restaurant.

The Wine Vine****, Barossa Valley, Australia (1 night)

This new hotel lies in the middle of the Barossa Valley, among the best wineries in Australia. In the gorgeous and historic Tanunda, you can explore and enjoy the breathtaking views of the vineyards and go wine tasting. It offers a stylish and authentic “Barossa Valley” hotel experience that is ideal for an enjoyable stay. The rooms and apartments include free WiFi, air conditioning, heating, cable TV, a refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom with a shower. You can also use the tennis courts and outdoor pool.

Adelaide Riviera Hotel****, Adelaide, Australia (2 nights)

The award-winning hotel nestles in an ideal Adelaide location. Its central location is right in the city’s vibrant West End, which you can easily reach in a short stroll. Or how about taking a tram ride to the sea at Glenelg? All 84 rooms are recently renovated, comfortably furnishing, and have free WiFi, air conditioning, comfortable beds, and a minibar.

Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney*****, Sydney, Australia (3 nights)

Nestled in the heart of the historic The Rocks District lies the luxurious Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney, just a 5-minute walk from Sydney Harbor Bridge. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, wine bar, library, and fitness center. All rooms and suites feature WiFi (at an additional cost), LCD flat-screen TV, desk, minibar, tea/coffee making equipment, a private bathroom, hairdryer, and luxury toiletries.

The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins****, Melbourne, Australia (2 nights)

Enjoy your stay at a centrally located hotel, a short walk from Collins Street, Southern Cross Station, and the Yarra River. The modern rooms offer traditional interior design and amenities such as a TV, radio, air conditioning, minibar, safe, and a spacious bath/shower. In the evening, relax in the beautiful marble lobby and bar with a delicious cocktail. The hotel has a 24-room service and gym.

Genesta House B&B***, Phillip Island, Australia (1 night)

This gorgeous boutique guest house offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of Cowes on Phillip Island. Just a short stroll away are restaurants, cafés, and the beach. If you stay in the Maple Suite, you can look forward to vintage wallpaper, chandeliers, thick carpets, and luxurious linens. The bathrooms are a highlight for romantics! You can also look forward to free WiFi, concierge service, a kitchenette with a fridge, and a flat-screen TV. In the garden, enjoy a cozy lunch in the picnic area.

Chris’s Beacon Point Restaurant & Villas****, Apollo Bay, Australia (1 night)

This accommodation perches high in the Otways above the Great Ocean Road. Owner Chris Beacon is known throughout the region for his excellent fine dining restaurant, offering freshly caught seafood with Greek influences. In the villas, you can expect fantastic views of the Bass Strait, modern furniture, air conditioning, floor-to-ceiling windows, a large LCD TV, a DVD player, and a kitchenette. The property commits to sustainable tourism by planting trees, storing rainwater, separating waste, and using green electricity.

Old Market Inn****, Port Fairy, Australia (1 night)

Stay in a beautiful Grade II listed 1870s Georgian bluestone hotel. The Osmond Suite is a luxurious, light-filled three-room suite on the first floor that includes a free-standing bath in the bedroom, a spacious bathroom with a double shower, a large fully-equipped kitchen with a coffee maker, and state-of-the-art appliances. In addition, the suite features hardwood floors, artwork, a fireplace, sofa bed, large flat screen TV, Sonos sound system, and WiFi. Please note that the Old Market Inn is unsuitable for pets, babies, or children.

Lakeview Motel & Apartments****, Robe, Australia (1 night)

This accommodation nestles in a quiet location on Lake Fellmongery and is only a three-minute drive from Long Beach, and the Robe Lighthouse is about 2.7 kilometers away. From the terrace and garden, you can enjoy breathtaking views. The 16 air-conditioned rooms have fridges with a minibar, free WiFi, and DVD players.

McCracken Country Club***, Victor Harbor, Australia (1 night)

Tony Cashmore designed the McCracken championship golf course on this beautiful property, making it an ideal place for a carefree holiday. Guests can enjoy Broomer Beach, only three minutes away, with tennis courts and a fitness center. The rooms offer golf course views, a whirlpool bathtub, a king-size bed, free WiFi, and BBQ equipment. The Bar & Grill has a tremendous bistro-style menu in a casual and welcoming atmosphere.

Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn***, Kangaroo Island, Australia (2 nights)

The beachfront inn sits on the beautiful Nepean Bay and is an ideal starting point for Kangaroo Island adventures. It is a ten-minute walk from the center of Kingscote, the island’s largest town. In the 20 rooms, guests can look forward to a balcony with sea views, free WiFi, an LCD TV, and a fridge.

The Lodge Country House****, Barossa Valley, Australia (1 night)

The gorgeous country house nestles amongst the vineyards and offers a tranquil and secluded retreat, yet it is a short distance from world-class restaurants and wineries. In the gallery, you can enjoy breakfast amongst the fresh summer breeze or in front of the open fire in winter. Other amenities include extensive gardens, a pool, and a lawn tennis court. You will also find a vegetable and orchard with free-range chickens. The luxurious king-size bedrooms boast soft pastel tones, antique furniture, air conditioning, cozy bathrobes, and fluffy towels.

Majestic M Suites****, Adelaide, Australia (2 nights)

This beautiful hotel is close to the bustling heart of Adelaide. The hotel offers a gym, underground parking, and a courtyard. The modern suites are spacious, furnished with attention to detail, and reed glass sliding bathroom doors that are Japanese-inspired. In the suites, you can enjoy a king-size bed, a balcony or terrace, a living and dining room, a kitchenette, a bathtub, and a separate shower. The minibar offers a delicious range of quality South Australian products and drinks.

Duration of the trip: 16 days / 15 nights


  • Collective transfer upon arrival
  • Ferry crossing Sorrento - Queenscliff
  • Ferry crossing Cape Jervis - Penneshaw and back
  • 15 nights in the advertised hotels
  • 12 days rental car (Hertz Australia Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar) including unlimited mileage, property damage coverage, vehicle registration fee, processing fee, 24-hour breakdown assistance, taxes, location fee, MAX coverage, GPS
  • The starting price is valid during the travel period 01.06.22 - 31.05.23


  • International and domestic flights

  • Entrance fees to national parks, excursions, etc.

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Rental cars: petrol, surcharge for young drivers, one-way fees, surcharges for delivery/collection outside of opening hours, deposit, other extras (WiFi, child seats), etc.

  • Personal expenses, such as tips


  • At certain times, there may be minimum stays and seasonal surcharges.
  • The rental car is charged on a 24-hour basis.
  • The terms and conditions of Sixt Australia apply.
  • Please note that there are toll roads in Queensland, Victoria, and New South Wales (especially in the metropolitan areas of Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney). The toll applies to all vehicles. The price depends on the vehicle category and the road section. Payment of the toll is almost entirely cashless, as the Toll Roads are operated electronically. Since there is no central authority, you must register your rental car separately in each state. The following information is required: registration number of the vehicle; the state in which the vehicle is registered; the car model as well, as the travel dates.
    • You can also find detailed information on the websites of and
  • Please note that Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island is closed due to the forest fires until further notice.

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