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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. (N)
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)
Day 3: Melbourne
Full-day tour to see the Twelve Apostles
rock formations and the 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 two-bedroom 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
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.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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OOZ2019: 11 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...