Great Ocean Road and Kangaroo Island

Great Ocean Road and Kangaroo Island

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Great Ocean Road and Kangaroo Island

7 Days Starting in Melbourne (VIC) and ending in Adelaide

Visiting: Melbourne, Warrnambool, Naracoorte, Cape Jervis, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Barossa Valley

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

EMKAFM25

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Combine the natural splendor of Victoria's Twelve Apostles and South Australia's Kangaroo Island with the award-winning food and wine scene of Adelaide Hills, the celebrated Barossa and Coonawarra wine regions.

Highlights

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)

  • 6 Breakfast (B)

  • 2 Dinner (D)

  • 2 Lunch (L)

  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

  • Adelaide: Led by an Aboriginal tour guide, walk the Gardens together to learn some of its history from a First Nations perspective. Take an in-depth look at indigenous plants and their traditional uses, and explore the significant connection that Aboriginal people hold with Country.

  • Kangaroo Island: Join us to assist with Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary's bushfire recovery plan and wildlife rehabilitation programme.

  • : Explore Coonawarra wine region, Alexandra Cave, boutique brewery on Kangaroo Island, Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Seal Bay Conservation Park, and the Barossa with a Local Specialist

  • : Discover Adelaide

  • : Visit Flinders Chase National Park, and wineries in South Australia

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart Melbourne For Warrnambool
Location: Melbourne, Warrnambool
Accommodation: Lady Bay Resort
Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Buckle up for an epic coastal road trip filled with pinch-me moments. This is one of the world’s most celebrated scenic drives and with every detail taken care of, all that’s left is for you to do is kick back and enjoy the beautiful views. Your journey along the scenic Great Ocean Road will include a stop in Lorne and Apollo Bay, a tranquil seaside retreat which welcomes Southern-right whales to its shores from winter to spring. Visit the limestone Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge before arriving in Warrnambool, the whaling capital. At the end of this highlight day, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2: Through Wine Country To Naracoorte
Location: Warrnambool, Naracoorte
Accommodation: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Emus, kangaroos, koalas, echidnas... these are just some of the animals you'll likely see as you drive through Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve - housed in a dormant volcanic crater. This pocket of paradise was once wasteland, transformed by volunteers. Then, cross the South Australia border to Mt. Gambier, home to the crater-filling Blue Lake. Your next stop is the celebrated wine-making region of Coonawarra, where you'll join a Local Specialist for a tasting at a local winery. Indulge in the full-bodied, fruity flavors in the region’s signature Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced on its 'terra rossa' soil and learn how the region played a leading role in Australia’s wine industry since the 1890s. Continue your journey to the Naracoorte Caves, a World Heritage site, where you'll be taken on a guided tour with a Local Specialist through Alexandra Cave, its crown jewel which was discovered in 1908.

Day 3: Nature's Playground, Kangaroo Island
Location: Naracoorte, Cape Jervis, Kangaroo Island
Accommodation: Aurora Ozone
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Ease into the laidback lifestyle encouraged by the locals of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula and visit Victor Harbor at lunchtime. Delve into the town’s reputation for being heaven for foodies as you enjoy lunch on your own at one of its favorite restaurants. This afternoon, board your ferry at Cape Jervis and cross to Kangaroo Island, where pristine beaches, local brews and abundant wildlife wait to be discovered. Later, join a Local Specialist at Kangaroo Island's only boutique brewery to taste a selection of their fine, local beers. Dinner tonight is at your hotel in Kingscote, South Australia's oldest European settlement.

Day 4: Explore Kangaroo Island
Location: Kangaroo Island
Accommodation: Aurora Ozone
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Embark on in-depth exploration of Kangaroo Island, which includes a visit to the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park. Join Trafalgar on a private educational ecology tour of the Trafalgar-sponsored Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, which was badly affected by the recent bushfires. Your visit will assist with their bushfire recovery plan and wildlife rehabilitation program a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. After lunch featuring fresh local produce, join a Local Specialist at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a colony of rare sea lions in one of the country’s most important breeding colonies.

Day 5: Festival City Adelaide
Location: Kangaroo Island, Cape Jervis, Adelaide
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza
Meals Included: Breakfast

Continue your Australia tour to the capital of South Australia, Adelaide, known for its well-preserved churches and well-admired cuisine. Dive Into Culture on a walking tour through the city's Botanic Garden with an Aboriginal Guide. After an Adelaide city tour, the afternoon is yours to explore how you wish. You could indulge your foodie side with a tour of the famous Adelaide Central Market, the city's premier food destination, or visit the National Wine Center for tastings and a masterclass learning about the role wine has played in Australia’s history, the position of Australian wine in the international market, and the relationship between food and wine.

Day 6: The Bountiful Barossa
Location: Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Adelaide
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

Discover the rolling Adelaide Hills and the renowned Barossa today, stopping first at picturesque Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Wander down its tree-lined streets and take time to explore the quaint shops. Continue to the Barossa to visit small batch wine makers from across the valley, as well as discovering the local flavors over lunch at Lambert Estate, nestled in the rolling hills enveloped by vines. From here you'll visit Artisans of Barossa for a tour and tasting. You’ll end the trip on a high note returning to Adelaide for a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends.

Day 7: Farewell Adelaide
Location: Adelaide
Meals Included: Breakfast

Your journey through the beautiful natural landscapes and stylish cities of Southern Australia at its end, say farewell to your fellow travelers as you transfer to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • All land transport shown. All transfers shown

  • Optional Experiences and free time

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

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

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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