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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.
Arrive into Melbourne and transfer to The Sebel Melbourne Docklands for 3 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (N)Day 2: Melbourne • Phillip Island
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)Days 4-6: Fly to Kangaroo Island
Fly to Kangaroo Island and transfer to Stranraer Homestead for 3 nights. Explore the island on a multi-day 4×4 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)Days 7-9: Fly to Adelaide • Flinders Ranges
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 4×4 drives into the outback, bushwalking, mountain biking and scenic flights. (B)Days 10-11: Adelaide
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)Day 12: Adelaide • Onward travel
Return your hire car at the airport before your flight home, or continue your holiday in Australia. (B)Meal Basis Important information Flights:
International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel:
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Rawnsley Park Station is located 430km north of Adelaide and ideally situated for exploring South Australia's beautiful Flinders Ranges. The property offers a range of accommodation, from basic tents to luxurious eco villas, providing a true outback experience on a working sheep station. The one- and two-bed eco villas are nestled in secluded spots around the station, providing breathtaking views over Wilpena Pound from private verandas. Designed to complement their natural surroundings, each villa is a self-contained unit with spacious living and dining areas, separate bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and over-bed skylights.
Low season from £2395 per person
High season from £2595 per person
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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