Experience the country’s wealth of wildlife and natural wonders on this 12-day itinerary through Victoria and South Australia. Witness the world’s smallest species of penguin come ashore, search for native wildlife in mountain ranges, visit a sea lion colony, hold a koala and experience the outback in comfort.
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Arrive into Melbourne and transfer to the Quay West Suites Melbourne (two-bedroom suite) for 3 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Today, visit a koala conservation centre where you will see koalas in their natural environment. Continue to Summerland beach on Phillip Island and witness the ‘Penguin Parade’, when little penguins emerge from the sea, returning to their dune burrows for the night after a hard day of fishing. (B, L)
Full-day tour to see the Twelve Apostles rock formations and dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road passing towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery. See some of the major attractions along the road including Loch Ard gorge, Port Campbell National Park and the remnants of London Bridge (an off-shore natural arch formation) before the return journey to Melbourne. (B)
Fly to Kangaroo Island and transfer to Stranraer Homestead for 3 nights. Explore the island on a multi-day 4x4 tour, which includes a visit to the sea lion colony at Seal Bay, a bush walk in search of kangaroos, a drive to the north coast beaches and to rock formations at Flinders Chase, and a visit to a wildlife park where it is possible to hold a koala. (B)
Fly to Adelaide and collect your hire car for the 5-hour drive to an outback station in the Flinders Ranges. Stay 3 nights in a two-bedroom eco villa at the luxurious Homestead at Rawnsley Park Station. Activities that can be booked locally here include 4x4 drives into the outback, bushwalking, mountain biking and scenic flights. (B)
Drive back to Adelaide and stay 2 nights at Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury in a twobedroom apartment. The following day is at leisure to explore the city. (B)
Return your hire car at the airport before your flight home or continue your holiday in Australia. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals
International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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OOZ2018: 9 Nights
Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, was the first free settlement in...
The Flinders Ranges is the largest mountain range in South Australia and stretches for over 430 km. Its most characteristic landmark is Wilpena Pound, a large, sickle-shaped, natural amphitheatre...
The state capital of Victoria, Melbourne is often regarded as the most European of Australian cities thanks partly to the number of galleries...