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The Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island

The Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island

From $3607 / per person
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Melbourne to Adelaide 

 

Food, wildlife and heritage; this 8-day COSMOS tour through Victoria and South Australia combines expertise with affordability, filled with awe-inspiring scenery, heritage sites, top-notch cuisine and endless fun experiences along the way. Beginning in Melbourne and ending in Adelaide, you’ll travel west along the Great Ocean Road towards Adelaide, with overnight stops in Warrnambool, Mt Gambier, Tailem Bend and Kangaroo Island.

 

Foodies will enjoy the culinary adventures included in this guided holiday. Starting in Warrnambool, you’ll enjoy a visit to the Sow & Piglets Brewery for a tasting of their craft beers; In South Australia, enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at the famous Coonawarra Winery; and delight in all the German foodie treats in the small town of Hahndorf along the Murray River.

 

Throughout this tour, you’ll also be met with plenty of beautiful vistas and special, local encounters. Photograph the 12 Apostles from the viewing platform at Port Campbell; enjoy a guided heritage walk in Mt Gambier; view the artworks that form part of the Silo Art Trail in Coonalpyn; and, enjoy a visit to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and hear the heart-warming stories about rescuing and treating injured wildlife during the recent bushfires.

 

These are just some of the many highlights of this Victoria and South Australia tour, featuring stunning landscapes, fascinating cultural and heritage sites, delicious culinary experiences and plenty of fun-filled adventures.

 

  • Book By
    31/08/2021
  • Departure Date
    5 - 12 September 2021, 19 - 26 September 2021, 21 - 28 November 2021, 5 - 12 December 2021
  • Included
    Escorted Touring
    Expert Tour Guide
    Some Meals Included
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    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfer
    Airport Transfers
    All Beverages
    All Meals Included
    Bottle of Wine
    Breakfast
    Car Hire
    Complimentary WiFi
    Flights Included
    Fully Equipped Gym
    Gallery Ticket
    Guided Activities
    Lunch
    Non-alcoholic beverages
    Parking
    Personal Guide
    Private Transfers
    Some Beverages Included
    Spa Treatment
    Tipping & Gratuities
    Welcome Drink

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    Tour Plan

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    Day 1: Arrive Melbourne

    Welcome to Melbourne! Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm in time for a welcome meeting and drink.
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    Day 2: Melbourne - Torquay - The Great Ocean Road - Warrnambool

    Morning stop at Torquay, the official starting point of the Great Ocean road and birthplace of iconic brands, Rip Curl and Quicksilver. Enjoy panoramic views with a chance to see world-class surfers in action. Continue along Great Ocean Road with stops at the iconic London Bridge and the 12 Apostles. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant Includes: Breakfast, Dinner
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    Day 3: Warrnambool & Exploring The Great Ocean Road

    This morning, explore more of the Great Ocean Road with visits to Loch Ard Gorge, Gibson Steps, and a return visit to the 12 Apostles. Have your cameras ready for amazing views and photo ops. Next, visit Sow & Piglets Brewery for a tasting of their craft beers. Return to Warrnambool where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Optional activities include the walk to Cannon Hill Lookout for panoramic views of the beach and the spectacular Southern Ocean, shopping for unique items at the Fletcher Jones Market, a visit to the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Museum to hear the stories of the crew and passengers whose lives were claimed by the rugged Shipwreck Coast, or the popular walk along the Warrnambool Foreshore Promenade. Includes: Breakfast
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    Day 4: Warrnambool - Mt Gambier

    Travel to Mt Gambier and join your Tour Director for a guided heritage walk. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may choose to participate in an optional indigenous guided walk of Gunditjmara country where you'll experience a culture that is over 60,000 years old, see remnants of ancient dwellings, and the chance to spot local wildlife. Includes: Breakfast
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    Day 5: Mt Gambier - Coonawarra - Tailem Bend

    This morning, a Local Guide introduces you to the history and geology of Tantanoola Caves and explains how its spectacular array of formations has developed over thousands of years. Then free time to stroll through the large cavern at your leisure and take photos. Continue to the Coonawarra wine region specialising in rich cabernet sauvignons. Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Next, visit the unique Coonalpyn Silos, part of the Australian Silo Art Trail Collection. The 30-metre high, still operational grain silos, were painted in 2017 by world-renowned large-scale mural artist, Guido van Helten. His paintings reflect the community spirit and culture. This evening is at leisure or choose to visit the car museum at your hotel. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch
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    Day 6: Tailem Bend - Hahndorf - Kangaroo Island

    Start your day with a cruise on the Murray River aboard a historic paddle steamer. Next, enjoy time at leisure in the German-style town of Hahndorf. There's time to browse the art galleries, shop for local crafts, sample local fare, and visit the many tasting rooms. Travel through the Fleurieu Peninsula and board a ferry for Kangaroo Island, one of the world's last unspoilt habitats. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Includes: Breakfast
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    Day 7: Kangaroo Island

    This morning explore Kangaroo Island with a Local Guide. See a colony of rare Australian sea lions and enjoy a walk on the beach with a national park ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Afterward, visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Hear the stories of rescuing and treating injured wildlife during the recent bushfires. Your visit here gives back to this organisation and ensures the care of these animals. Your afternoon is at leisure. You may wish to stroll the beach, take a swim, rent a bicycle and explore more on your own, or relax in this perfect setting with a glass of South Australian wine. Tonight, feast on local fare and wines as your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Day 8: Kangaroo Island - Adelaide

    After breakfast, travel by ferry and motorcoach back to Adelaide. A stop will be made at Adelaide International Airport for homebound passengers. Schedule flights after 3 pm. A drop will also be made at the Sage Hotel Adelaide for any passengers wishing to spend time in Adelaide. Included: Breakfast
    Prices are per person twin share unless otherwise advised. Prices correct as at 08 March 2021 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability at time of booking, seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Deposits are required to secure booking and change/cancellation fees apply.

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