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.
|Start||Melbourne @ 08.00 am|
|Finish||Adelaide @ 02.00 pm|
Hold onto your seats today 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. You'll stop along the way at Lorne and the seaside holiday destination of Apollo Bay before arriving in Warrnambool. Join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
Hotel: Quality Suites Deep Blue, Warrnambool. D
Morning starts with Tower Hill State Game Reserve. Your guide will provide an Aboriginal perspective about flora, wildlife, volcanic formations, bush existence and medicinal practices in this dormant volcano. At Mt. Gambier visit the mysterious Blue Lake, then travel to the world renowned Coonawarra wine region. Stop at Brand's Laira vineyard for a wine tasting. Afterwards you'll continue to Naracoorte, your stop for the night.
Hotel: Stamford Plaza, Adelaide, 2 nights. B D
Visit the seaside town of Victor Harbor at lunchtime. Why not relax with some fish and chips on the beach. Yum! This afternoon take a ferry bound for Kangaroo Island. Kick off your island adventure with a visit to South Australia's only boutique distillery to taste a selection of their handcrafted premium spirits. All the spirits are hand made onsite, so you'll be able to smell the aroma of botanicals, citrus peel or even fennel lingering as you taste the award winning Australian gin and delicious liqueurs.
Breakfast, Dinner with wine.
Today explore Kangaroo Island! Visit spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admiral's Arch in Flinders Chase National Park and enjoy the stunning coastal scenery, where you may even spot koalas, wallabies and kangaroos. Later enjoy a delicious lunch at Vivonne Bay Lodge before attending Raptor Domain to experience the only "In-Flight" Birds of Prey Display in South Australia. Meet an array of birds including Jedda the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle. Enjoy a delightful interactive experience with Casper the friendly Barn Owl, Banjo and Clancy the laughing Kookaburras and many more. Afterwards join a ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a colony of sea lions.
This morning board a ferry and return to picturesque Adelaide. On arrival enjoy an orientation of the glorious 'City of Churches' with your Travel Director, before checking in to your hotel. This afternoon you're free to explore Adelaide and enjoy a meal at any of the wonderful local restaurants.
In the rolling Adelaide Hills and Barossa you'll have the opportunity to taste world-renowned wines! First stop is picturesque Hahndorf. Enjoy a wine tasting overlooking vineyards before continuing to The Barossa for lunch at The Company Kitchen, part of the South Australian Company Store. They believe in locally produced South Australian food and that a food experience is to be savoured and enjoyed. You'll taste two local wines with canapés that feature fresh local produce, followed by a delicious main meal of your choice. Travel back to Adelaide through the Barossa's rolling hills. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a farewell dinner.
Breakfast, Highlight Lunch, Farewell Dinner
Cruise by ferry back to Cape Jervis then on to Adelaide to join a food expert for a guided tour of the 140 year old Adelaide Central Market. Enjoy the hustle and bustle, sample the culinary delights, meet the traders and share the history and secrets of the Market. Later, you'll be transferred to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight. B