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Great Ocean Road Walk

Solo Travellers 40 years & over
Sunday 7 January – Wednesday 10 January 2018 (ex. Melbourne)

Getting There

Arrive to:            Melbourne
Depart from:       Melbourne


Melbourne Pick Up Point Day 1 – Sunday 7 January 2018:

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
328 Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000
Telephone: +61 3 9250 1888

Please make your own way to the group meeting point at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne as this is the departure point on day 1 of the tour.  

If staying at the hotel please note the check in and check out times. 

Check in:    from 3pm
Check out:  by 11pm


SkyBus is the main airport shuttle to and from Melbourne Airport and the city. SkyBus Melbourne City Express is great value for money at only $19 one way, they will get you between the city and the Airport for a fraction of the cost of a taxi. Travelling with SkyBus gives you peace of mind with a fixed price and a frequent, reliable service. Plus you can stay connected with the free onboard WiFi.

The SkyBus will drop you at Southern Cross station.  Skybus offer FREE City Hotel Shuttles from Southern Cross station to participating Hotels. To confirm the drop off point for your accommodation, please speak to the SkyBus Customer Service Officer when booking your Hotel Transfer Service at Southern Cross Station. The Rendezvous Hotel is a participating hotel for the free drop off and pick up point.

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Star Bus Airport shuttle bus provides transfers to and from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and the city. The cost is from $18 one way or $30 return and about $34 return for surrounding city suburbs. Operating hours from 5am to 9pm seven days a week.

Star Bus offers a very broad service and this does include the CBD. They do drop off and pick up at the group pre and post hotel Rendezvous Hotel. To book this service you can go to their website or call (03) 8378 8700.

The website will provide more details on arrival instructions at the airport and the areas that Star Bus services.

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A taxi to the city would cost around $55- $65.  This would include the CityLink tollway charges and compulsory airport fee payable by departing taxis.

Prices are correct at time of being published on our website, information comes from website.


On the final day of the trip, Wednesday 10 January 2018 you will be transferred from the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne city centre. One central group drop off point will be designated for the group. There is also the option to be dropped off at Avalon Airport on the way back from the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne.

If planning to fly out of Melbourne Tullamarine the same day we recommend not booking a flight departure until after 7:30pm (8pm is safer in case of unexpected delays).

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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