A combination tour of a two day Kangaroo Island tour with our ever popular two day Grampian National Park and Great Ocean Road adventure. Hotel upgrades available.
|Vehicle||Mini Bus / Ferry|
|Start||Adelaide @ 6.00 am|
|Finish||Melbourne @ 08.00 pm|
DEFAULT PICK Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin St - 06:15am
After an early morning pick up, travel through the picture-perfect Fleurieu Peninsula, arriving at Cape Jervis to board the SeaLink ferry and make the 45 minute trip to Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. While crossing, it is not uncommon to have an escort of local dolphins that can be seen from the dolphin deck on the boat. Continue to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, the only commercial eucalyptus distillery in South Australia and visit the stunning Seal Bay where you will have the opportunity to get up close to a wild breeding colony of rare Australian Sea-lions.
We then travel to the white sand dunes of the Little Sahara and try our hand at sand boarding, before we arrive at our exclusive accommodation at Vivonne Bay Lodge. Enjoy some free time to kayak on the Harriet River, take a self-guided walk along the property's tracks, go trail bike riding, swimming or simply kick back on Vivonne Bay Beach. Enjoy a BBQ dinner this evening. (LD)
After breakfast we visit Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and walk among eucalyptus trees, looking out for koalas lazing about in the trees. We then continue onto Flinders Chase National Park and arrive at iconic Remarkable Rocks ahead of the crowds to view the spectacular coast and seascapes. Next stop is Admirals Arch at Cape Du Couedic where we watch the resident fur seals frolic in the ocean or sun bake on the rocks. After a delicious BBQ lunch at Flinders Chase Visitors Centre, we journey to the beautiful, secluded beach of Stokes Bay and take a walk at Ironstone Hill (time permitting) to find wallabies and admire the view back to the mainland.
If time and weather permits, several stops may be made en route to Penneshaw where you can purchase dinner (own expense) before we make our way back to Adelaide, where we stay the night at the Adelaide Central YHA. (BL)
It is a free day to relax, Multi shared accommodation will be provided. You may opt to upgrade private room in a hostel or motel ensuite room.
You can do the optional Brossavalley wine tour.
PICK UP Location: Adelaide Central YHA (135 Waymouth St), 07:00am
Our journey takes us through the Adelaide Hills across the mighty Murray River before travelling past the Victorian border and on through Horsham. We make our way into the Grampians National Park, a beautiful area and a place of great significance for the local Indigenous people. We gain a good insight into their local customs with a stop at the Brambuck Cultural Centre. We then make the most of our afternoon to explore the region with a hike to either McKenzie or Silverband Falls. We then enjoy a short nature walk to take in the full beauty of the Grampians. enjoy a delicious dinner At Halls Gap
** Murray River
Start the day with beautifull views as we travel by Australia's longest river
Enjoy some complimentry morning tea at Tolmer Creek.
Look around the township of Horsham.
** Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Learn the history and culture of the local jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung Tribes.
** Reed's Lookout or Lake Bellfield
Take a stroll along the lake's shore and breathe in fresh mountain air. This ever popular walking and picknicking spot is just a short drive from Hall's Gap.
** Jaws of Death or Aboriginal Cave Paintings
Bunjil, the almighty Grampians creator, was the leading figure in spiritual life of local Abroginal people. The only known rock art painting of Bunjil, is found on the way to Stawell.
** MacKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls
A pleasant walk to see the beautiful McKenzie Falls or the Silverband Falls.
** Boroka Lookout or Venus Baths
Experience breathtaking mountain views from Boroka Lookout point or cool down at Venus Baths.
** Halls Gap
Spend time in the beautiful Halls Gap, the heart of the Grampians National Park. Spot some kangaroo's and enjoy a delicious dinner.
MEAL - Dinner
After an early start this morning we make our way to the Australian National Heritage listed and world renowned Great Ocean Road. Enjoy the fantastic coastal views from the windy road. We explore National Park including a visit to London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and the iconic Twelve Apostles rock formation. We pass through the beach towns of Apollo Bay and Lorne before a short stop at Kennett River to do some koala spotting. From here we take on that last part of the Great Ocean Road. Make the most of a great photo opportunity at the famed Aussie surf location before( if time permits) we make our final journey into cosmopolitan Melbourne.
** Tower Hill
Visit a 30 000 year old extinct volcano.
** Bay Of Martyrs
Start the Great ocean road off with a bang
** London Bridge
London Bridge has fallen down….BUT it still makes a stunning photo opportunity and has a great story behind it.
** Loch Ard Gorge
A beautiful vista of towerng cliffs, a sparkling blue-green sea with a small sandy beach. This gorge derives its name from one of Victoria's most tragic shipwrecks more then 120 years ago.
** Twelve Apostles
View the beautiful limestone stacks that form the mighty Twelve Apostles. Treat yourself to an optional helicopter flight for an extra $100 (Weather & Time permitting).
Take a guided bushwalk through this very rare, ancient and cool temperate rainforest. You'll feel dwarfed as you stroll past some of the tallest trees in the world.
** Apollo Bay
Go for a swim or look around the cute seaside town.
** Kennett River
See how many Koalas you can find at Kennett River. Get amongst beautiful bird: King Parrots, Crimson rosellas and look out for the famous Kookaburra
** Historic Memorial Arch
Take some pictures at the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch
Feel the small town coastal vibe as we cruise through this picturesque seaside village.
Meal - Breakfast
Accommodation upgrades are based on request & subject to availability.