Monday 12 May 2008




Voted one of the top coastal drives in the world – the Great Ocean
Road stretches across some of the most beautiful country side
imaginable and is home to a range of Victoria's favourite coastal
resort towns.

The Great Ocean Road serves up a heady mix of luxury, style and
sophistication on an indulgent silver plater – and the best part is
that it is all in easy reach of Melbourne – and can be experienced all
year round no matter what the season.

"With the cooler months upon us, picture cosy wood fires, decadent
day spas, sumptuous food and local wine, scenic look outs, charming
boutique accommodation and breath taking bush walks and waterfalls –
just to name a few of the choices along the Great Ocean Road over
winter," said Andrea Roberts - Manager, Great Ocean Road Marketing.

The Great Ocean Road is home to many of Australia's most well known
festivals – with many held during the cooler months. Why not take the
time to check out the emerging National Celtic Festival June 6-9, 2008
in Portarlington or visit historic Port Fairy for one of the themed
'Winter Weekends' from June until September 2008.

For a touch of romance – there is a wide array of decadent, cosy
overnight escape packages on offer, no matter where you choose to
visit along the Great Ocean Road - stretching from the surfing town of
Torquay, right through to the picturesque town of Portland, near the
South Australian border.

The SURF COAST has a culture rich with the beach and the outdoors.
Iconic surf beaches, safe swimming beaches, waterfalls, fine
restaurants and bars, boutique shopping and wineries are just some of
the options available in this spectacular region. With a range of
romantic accommodation on offers there is no better time to explore
the Surf Coast.

Ø The Pole House –

Two-night weekend stay from $730 or two nights mid week $680.

Ø Seafarers Getaway –

Two-night package includes upgrade, wine, breakfast hamper, discount
dinner voucher, late checkout from just $145 per person per night.

Ø Cape Otway Lightstation –

Two nights in the heritage Light Keeper's Cottages, breakfast,
chocolates, Devonshire tea and coffee on arrival and guided tour from
$295 per couple.

The SHIPWRECK COAST is home to one of the world's most spectacular
stretches of coastline and of course the well renowned 12 Apostles.
There is history to uncover, coastal villages to discover and a host
of festivals, restaurants and accommodation options to experience.
Discover the Shipwreck Coast for yourself with one of the following
fantastic accommodation packages.

Ø Ashmont Motor Inn, Port Fairy

'Lovers in the Loft' Package from $450 per night

Ø Mantra Deep Blue –

Bed and breakfast from $215 per night.

Ø 104 on Merri Apartments –

Stay three nights and only pay for two from $470.

Ø Heytesbury Ridge Bed & Breakfast –

Two night package including breakfast on both mornings, plus a
two-course meal & two bottles of estate wine from $400.

Ø Port Campbell Parkview Motel

Stay two nights and get the third night free from $299 for two people
including breakfast.

In the west there is the breathtaking DISCOVERY COAST – packed with
history as Victoria's birthplace this region covers stunning
destinations including Portland, Cape Bridgewater and Nelson. With a
delightful selection of accommodation packages available over the
winter – there is no excuse not to visit.

Ø Annesley House – Portland –

Stay two nights for just $260 or stay three nights for only $320 and
receive a free food hamper.

Ø Amble In Cottage – Nelson –

Warm Winter Retreat package includes four nights' accommodation and
inclusions for just $500.

Ø Wrens on Glenelg –

Book three nights for $460 and get the fourth night free including
home baked bread and muffins on arrival.

For further information on the Great Ocean Road visit

For information on one of the aforementioned festivals visit:-

National Celtic Festival

Port Fairy 'Winter Weekends'

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