The small town of Wye River can be found along the famous Great Ocean Road, some 150 kilometres to the west of Melbourne. A popular tourist destination with people either driving along the Ocean Road or simply taking a vacation, the area offers a number of accommodation options. Those people that would like to stay in affordable comfort should consider a holiday rental house in Wye River. Suitable for couples, families or groups of friends, the facilities include well furnished and decorated rooms throughout, well equipped kitchens and a world class location.
The self catering accommodation in Wye River is ideally placed to enjoy the main attraction of the area - the coastline. Many activities are possible along the beaches and in the waters, and those include swimming and sun bathing. By far the most popular activity here though is surfing, and there are many spots all along the Great Ocean Road which offer good surfing for people of all experience levels. Inland, road cycling is also another pastime growing in popularity amongst locals and visitors alike.
One of the great things about a holiday in Wye River, is that it is positioned along the Great Ocean Road. This 240 kilometre stretch of road winds along the rugged coastline, and goes along beaches, traverses rainforests and hugs cliffs. Driving along it is one of the first things to do when seeking places to visit during the vacation. There are all manner of small towns along the route, and each one has some attractions that make a visit worthwhile. Anyone seeking to experience a bigger Australian city should visit Melbourne which is just 150 kilometres away from the holiday rental house in Wye Valley. It boasts a number of Victorian era buildings, large parks and gardens, museums and art galleries, and the Docklands area is undergoing a revival which is seeing a lot of entertainment complexes constructed.
Travellers from the UK should keep in mind that the seasons are reversed in Australia, so although summer time is the hottest period, this actually runs between November and February. During this time, day time average highs of between 22 and 25 degrees can be enjoyed. Rainfall during this period rarely exceeds 60mm per month. Due to its southerly location, the winters are cooler, and between June and September the day time average highs are around 15 degrees and the lows 6 degrees.
The closest airport to the holiday rental house in Wye River is to be found in Melbourne. Melbourne Airport (MEL) is the second busiest airport in Australia, and has connections with many cities throughout the world. Those people considering a holiday in Wye Valley might like to look at Quantas flights from London Heathrow (LHR) which fly directly although would still need to stop over along the way. It is possible to use other airlines by arranging connections in Singapore. On arrival, it is strongly recommended that a hire car be used in order to make the most of the time spent at the self catering accommodation in Wye Valley.