The coast lovers tour! We leave Melbourne behind and head for the coast to experience the Great Ocean Road. See the Twelve Apostles, Warrnambool, Mt. Gambier and Coorong, all en route to Kangaroo Island.
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Apr 2013 - Mar 2014
|Start||Melbourne @ 08.00 am|
|Finish||Adelaide @ 02.00 pm|
Get set for one of the world's great road trips - the Great Ocean Road. You'll get plenty of photo opportunities along this gorgeous coastal road, including a stop at the amazing Twelve Apostles, before arriving in the whale watching capital of Warrnambool.
This morning you visit Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill State Game Reserve, a native wildlife haven located in a dormant volcano. Your Guide will provide you with an Aboriginal perspective about flora, wildlife, volcanic formations, bush existence and medicinal practices. Then marvel at the pristine vistas before you continue along the coast through picturesque Port Fairy. Cross the South Australia border into Mt. Gambier for a city tour. Stop to view the spectacular and mysterious Blue Lake then travel through Penola, birthplace of Mary MacKillop, Australia's first saint. Your final destination is Coonawarra, one of Australia's fine wine regions. Join us before dinner at Chardonnay Lodge to sample some of Australia's favourite wines.
Coonawarra. B D
Head north-west to Meningie on Lake Albert, en route to Adelaide.
First up visit seaside Glenelg then you continue on to the picturesque coastal village of Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula. You'll have some free time to explore, maybe take a walk to Granite Island and see some sensational coastal views. Travel by ferry to Kangaroo Island. You'll have dinner overlooking the spectacular Backstair Passage.
Aurora Ozone Hotel,
Kangaroo Island, 2 nights. B D
Head to Flinders Chase National Park for some great photo opportunities at the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral's Arch. You'll also have the chance to spot koalas, wallabies and kangaroos. You are invited to Andermel Marron Farm for a food and wine experience that captures much that is very special about Kangaroo Island. Andermel will host you with a visit to the Marron (freshwater crayfish) ponds and tanks. Taste some of their own Two Wheeler Creek wine and farm-produced bush tucker before sampling the Marron with lunch. Later, join a guided tour at the Seal Bay Conservation Park and walk among a colony of sea lions. Celebrate your trip this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Director. B L FD
After breakfast you will be transferred by ferry from Kangaroo Island and then by coach to Adelaide Airport to connect with your onward flight. B