Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island Escape

Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island Escape

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Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island Escape

7 Days Starting in Melbourne, Victoria(AU) and ending in Adelaide, South Australia(AU)

Visiting: Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Warrnambool, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Mt. Gambier, Blue Lake, Coonawarra wine region, Naracoorte, Alexandra Cave, Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbor, Kangaroo Island, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Seal Bay Conservation Park, Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf, Barossa

Tour operator:

AAT Kings

Tour code:

EMKA24

Physical rating:

Low level of fitness required.

Age range:

16-

Activities:

Beer Tasting, Sightseeing

From:
$3075
$2775 (USD) Operator discount: -$154 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$146

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Tour Overview

This trip could also be known as ‘Southern Australia, as seen through its wine and wilderness’. And a few other culinary (and scenic) treats. From a Melbourne to the Great Ocean Road tour, to tasty Kangaroo Island and Barossa tours, expect a top-notch roll-call of attractions across Victoria and South Australia.

Highlights

  • Mike established Kangaroo Island Brewery in 2015, and loves talking to guests about the flavours distinguishing his beers.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the indigenous plants that grow in the area along, with their traditional uses, at the Botanic Garden in Adelaide.

  • Support bushfire and wildlife rehabilitation projects on Kangaroo Island when you visit Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • The underworld beckons at Naracoorte’s Alexandra Cave, a maze of delicate needle-like stalactites and massive twisting columns.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Melbourne - Warrnambool
Location: Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Warrnambool
Accommodation Name: Lady Bay Resort

You’re on your way to the Great Ocean Road, a snaking coastal route that is one of the world’s most epic journeys. Across a dramatic 240 kilometres you’ll take in limestone stacks like the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Then traverse through World Heritage listed rainforest, skirting untouched coastal coves, and pausing in sleepy towns like Lorne and Apollo Bay, where bare feet and boardshorts are the dress code. Get together with your fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 : Warrnambool - Naracoorte
Location: Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Mt. Gambier, Blue Lake, Coonawarra wine region, Naracoorte, Alexandra Cave
Accommodation Name: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoorte

Emus, kangaroos, koalas, echidnas... oh my! These are just some of the animals you'll likely spot as you drive through Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, housed in a dormant volcanic crater. Remarkably, this pocket of paradise was once wasteland, transformed by volunteers. More volcanic history awaits across the South Australian border in Mt. Gambier, home to the crater-filling Blue Lake. Bring your sunglasses, because the lake’s name doesn’t do it justice – the intensity of the hue is blinding. By now you’ll be pretty thirsty, so it’s a good thing the Coonawarra wine region is around the corner. Fancy a world-class cab sav, shiraz or merlot? You’ve come to the right place. Your final adventure is deep, in every sense of the word. Naracoorte’s Alexandra Cave is a maze of delicate needle-like stalactites and massive twisting columns.

Day 3 : Naracoorte - Kangaroo Island
Location: Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbor, Kangaroo Island
Accommodation Name: Aurora Ozone Hotel, Executive Rooms

Nature rules large again today as you weave along the Fleurieu Peninsula to Victor Harbor. After rolling hills, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, you’re greeted with the charms of this seaside town – the gateway to Kangaroo Island. All aboard the ferry for your journey toward this ‘mini Galapagos’. Kangaroo Island deserves its moniker, as you’ll discover tomorrow. But today, all you have to do is ease into the island with a tasting of craft beers at Kangaroo Island’s only brewery. How does a Limestone Road Pale Ale sound?

Day 4 : Kangaroo Island
Location: Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Seal Bay Conservation Park
Accommodation Name: Aurora Ozone Hotel, Executive Rooms

First stop today truly deserves its name: the orange-lichen-clad Remarkable Rocks command your attention over the blazing blue of the Southern Ocean. Then there’s Admirals Arch, home to an immense colony of raucous fur seals and a very photogenic lighthouse. Like much of the island, Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary was badly damaged by the 2019 bushfires. Through your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, you’ll assist with their bushfire recovery plan and wildlife rehabilitation program. Learn from one of their experienced guides about the delicate ecosystem and Australian native animals. More wildlife greets you at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Here, on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience you’ll visit one of the country’s most important sea lion breeding grounds. On a guided walk, you’ll learn about these creatures - one of the rarest species in the world of only 12,000, 800 of which call Seal Bay home. Move aside: enormous sea lions regularly barrel down the sand toward the water.

Day 5 : Kangaroo Island - Adelaide
Location: Kangaroo Island, Adelaide
Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Adelaide

On your cruise back to the mainland, picture some of the culinary opportunities that await you in the South Australian capital. Adelaide is known as the 'city of churches' but we think a more apt title is the 'city of cuisine'. After a cultural walking tour through the city's Botanic Garden with an Aboriginal Guide, and an Adelaide city tour, the afternoon is yours to see just how many restaurants and bars you can sample. Want recommendations? We might point you in the direction of the epic Central Market, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere with more than 70 stalls selling artisan edibles (and drinkables).

Day 6 : Adelaide Hills And The Barossa
Location: Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf, Barossa
Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Now that you have a taste for South Australian produce, take a deep dive on today’s adventure through the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa, dotted with atmospheric towns like Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Wander down its tree-lined streets and take time to explore the quaint shops. Wining and dining dominate the landscape, with some of the country’s oldest grape vines planted across this pocket of the state. Discover local flavours over lunch at Lambert Estate, nestled in rolling hills enveloped by vines. Return to Adelaide and join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at Koomo, Adelaide’s highest restaurant, for a Japanese inspired feast.

Day 7 : Farewell From Adelaide
Location: Adelaide

A week in this part of the world really isn't enough. We hope we've inspired you to come back for another taste.

What's Included

  • Travel Director and Driver Guide

    Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

  • Premium Hotels

    Centrally located premium hotels

  • National Park Fees

    National Park entrance fees

  • Airport Transfers

    Arrival and departure private airport transfers

  • Dining

    3 Dinners with Wine, 6 Full Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Farewell Dinner

Mode of Transport

Day prior – flights to arrive anytime into Melbourne Airport
Day 7 – flights to depart anytime from Adelaide Airport
Flights are not included in the holiday price
Return airport to hotel transfers are included in the holiday price

Accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort. The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes: Lady Bay Resort, William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoorte, Aurora Ozone Hotel, Executive Rooms, Crowne Plaza Adelaide.

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  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a holiday with us is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    It is important to adhere to departure times while on tour for the comfort of everyone on-board, and to make sure no one misses out on the planned experiences. The coach will not be able to wait for you, and in some instances, if you miss a departure time you will need to make your own way to the next destination to re-join the tour.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    AAT Kings operated Guided Holidays have competitive single supplement rates available if you prefer to confirm your own room. Or we can match you to share with a guest of the same gender at no extra cost. If we fail to match you, we will accommodate you in a single room at no extra cost.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over 100 years

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We will email your documents to you approximately four weeks before your departure date provided you have completed your pre trip registration using the My Travel Portal. If you’ve booked through a travel agent, your documents will be emailed directly to your agent.

Reviews of this Operator

Ann Purcell  

Well worth the money

24-Feb-2023

Absolutely wonderful trip. Tastes of southern Australia. Hotels were good quality. Sightseeing was amazing. Manuela our travel director was lovely. A great trip all round

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Lynda Whittingham  

Particularly loved QUEENSTOWN (jet boat) and plane ride over Mt Cook

18-Feb-2023

Great guide “Dexter” who was pleasant and knowledgeable, skilled and pleasant driver, Aaron, interesting activities, and comfortable hotels in good locations. I have been on organized bus trips in different countries and this company stands out. I would travel with them again. Read less

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Trusted Customer  

Milford Sound , West Coast , Queenstown, Christchurch

22-Feb-2023

The most professional tour group i have ever travelled with. Both tour director (Hope) & driver (Dave) had extensive knowledge of NZ. Highly recommended.

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Keith Jones  

Christchurch, Milford Sound and the Franz Joseph Railway journey

02-Mar-2023

Very professional service throughout. Friendly experienced tour guide imparting excellent knowledge and local anecdotes. Friendly professional driver enhanced the overall pleasure. Excellent hotels throughout the holiday.

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Allison Cooper  

Wonderful experience, highlight had to be Uluru so spiritual and beautiful

22-Feb-2023

Very professional. Excellent travel director very knowledgeable and a lovely guy. Amazing experience seeing do many great places.

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    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

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