Tour Victoria's icons with new over-60 friends

Over-60 getaway
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    5 days, 4 nights
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    5 days
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  • Watch the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island
  • ​Tour the Great Ocean Road
  • Explore Melbourne's highlights with like-minded over-60s

Join the Travel at 60 community as we explore Melbourne and its beautiful surrounds.

Venture down to Phillip Island, home to the largest Little Penguin colony in the world. Watch the magic happen as these amazing little seabirds waddle home from the ocean to their burrows.

Enjoy a​ day to explore Melbourne with new friends at leisure. Wander through the city's mosaic arcades and art-filled laneways, all within a short distance from your centrally located hotel. Find the hole-in-the-wall cafes, tiny wine bars and iconic restaurants that give Melbourne her character.

Finally, you'll travel through rich farming land to the Great Otway National Park, Port Campbell National Park, and of course, the incredible rock formations of the Apostles.


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Melbourne City Skyline


  • 4​ nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
Your fare excludes:
  • A​irfares & Travel Insurance



D​ay 1 - Thu 29 Feb 2024- Arrive into Melbourne

Arriving into Melbourne, make your own way to the hotel.

H​otel: Mercure Welcome Melbourne

D​ay 2 - Fri 01 Mar 2024 - Melbourne - Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Full Buffet breakfast in Louden Kitchen & Grill at the hotel.

This morning will be at your own leisure, time to explore shops surrounding your hotel.

Lunch (own arrangements) before your afternoon of touring.

This afternoon enjoy your visit to Phillip Island. It is home to an array of wildlife, including Australia’s largest fur seal colony, the Little Penguins and cuddly koalas. Your Tour Director today will accompany you.

En-route to Phillip Island you will visit the Koala Conservation Centre to learn more about Koalas and what is being done about protecting these unique Australian animals. Depart from the Koala Conservation Centre and head onwards to the Nobbies Centre to take in the Antarctic Journey.

Browse through the educational Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre. Learn about the Little Penguins and life on this stunning island. Watch the Little Penguins (Standard Viewing) as they battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows to greet their young families, and then learn of the environmental and conservation methods that are initiated to ensure the wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remains protected.

Enjoy a Sea Food Platter tonight on-site consisting of local sourced cuisine - (Includes teas and freshly brewed coffee).

I​ncluded Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Sat 02 Mar 2024 - Melbourne - FREE Day

Full Buffet breakfast in Louden Kitchen & Grill at the hotel.

Today enjoy your day at leisure to explore Melbourne on your own. Take in the city centre for shopping or the laneways to find some quirky boutique shops for shopping. Jump on the free tram and explore the city, visit the National Gallery of Victoria.

I​ncluded Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Sun 03 Mar 2024 - Melbourne - Great Ocean Road Tour

Full Buffet breakfast in Louden Kitchen & Grill at the hotel.

Meet your Guide in the Hotel lobby for a full day of travel - Travelling inland through Victoria’s rich farming land and take a stroll through the lively regional town of Colac, on the doorstep of the Great Otway National Park. After continuing through the countryside, you will be at the crowds and approach the Port Campbell National Park home of the amazing Twelve Apostles. Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy scenes of the iconic golden cliffs and crumbling pillars of the Twelve Apostles rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean. Next, we’re off to explore Loch Ard Gorge, where you will be swept away by the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the Loch Ard. En route this morning you will stop off at the Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery for a billy Tea and a Anzac Biscuit to enjoy.

Continue on to Port Campbell, a colourful and lively seaside village, after visiting Port Campbell stop of at Apollo Bay for lunch with many choice options available (Own expense). After lunch you will make your way through the heart of the Otway Ranges and along The Great Ocean Road, truly one of the world's greatest scenic coastal drives. Take a guided walk through Maits Rest where the Giant myrtle beeches rise through the mists and create a canopy for the amazing array of tree ferns and moss on the forest floor. See beautiful fern gardens and giant rainforest trees up to 300 years old.

Visit the popular coastal township of Apollo Bay for an afternoon break before making your way back inland to Melbourne. See the spectacular night lights of Melbourne as you cross the West Gate Bridge on your way back to Melbourne.

Arrive back at your hotel after visiting the Great Ocean Road - (Dinner own arrangements).

I​ncluded Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Mon 04 Mar 2024 - Farewell from Melbourne

Full Buffet breakfast in Louden Kitchen & Grill at the hotel.

Make your own way home.

Dates and Prices


O​ne departure only - T​hursday 29 February - Monday 04 March 2024

  • f​rom $ 1,939 per person twin share
  • f​rom $ 2,529 for a solo traveller

C​all the Travel at 60 team today on 1300 414 198 to find out more about this Melbourne getaway.


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Standard Room - Mercure Welcome Hotel

Melbourne's most centrally located accommodation, Mercure Welcome Melbourne hotel is surrounded by the city's popular venues, including Emporium shopping centre, theatres, galleries, bars & restaurants, along with its own Louden Kitchen & Grill. The hotel is within easy reach of Melbourne Airport, public transport and Melbourne's many great restaurants, bars and shops.

Tastefully appointed and contemporary, guest rooms at this impressive Melbourne hotel offer everything needed for a comfortable stay. 

Newly renovated, Standard Room comes with 1 Queen bed or 2 Single beds. Modern 23 square metre room, featuring a modern bathroom, smart TV, black-out curtains and convenient desk workspace. Also features climate control, tea/coffee making facilities, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board

Room imagery is for illustration purposes only, actual room layout, furnishing and design may vary. This is subject to availability at the time of check in.



Travel at 60 and Supplier booking conditions apply.

  • $350 per person non-refundable deposit due within 7 days of booking.
  • Final payment due no later than 10 January 2024
  • M​inimum Numbers required for this tour to depart.
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