GREAT SOUTHERN TOURING ROUTE & BEYOND
Routing: Adelaide to Melbourne
Duration: 11 Days
From AUD$1,835.00* per person, based on standard double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 10 nights’ accommodation, 10 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, return ferry between Kangaroo Island and Cape Jervis, Queenscliff to Sorrento Ferry, and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$2,450.00* per person, based on superior double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 10 nights’ accommodation, 10 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car,full breakfast in Port Fairy & Apollo Bay, return ferry between Kangaroo Island and Cape Jervis, Queenscliff to Sorrento Ferry, and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
DAY 01: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island (107 km to Cape Jervis) Penneshaw (at Ferry terminal)
to American River 40km; Flinders Chase 150km
This morning make your way to Cape Jervis for a 45 minute ferry to Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is the largest island off
the South Australian coast and shows nature at its wildest and most majestic in a magical combination of sun and sea, native
flora and fauna. The coastline of the island changes from the attractive curved beach at Emu Bay to the rugged cliffs and
roaring surf of the south. On the west are two of the island’s natural wonders; Admirals Arch, a huge arch where stalactites
are silhouetted against the afternoon sun, a magnificent sight. The other is Remarkable Rocks, huge unusually shaped
DAY 02: Kangaroo Island
There is a never ending list of things to do and see on Kangaroo Island and today you have time to explore the natural beauty
of this island and discover Australian wildlife – in the wild!
DAY 03: Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbour (61 km to Cape Jervis)
Make your way to Penneshaw and take the morning passenger and vehicle ferry to Cape Jervis. Head to Victor Harbor, where it
is all about the sun, surf, sand, stunning views and intimate wildlife encounters. Today you can also walk across the Causeway
or take the horse drawn tram to explore Granite Island, if visiting between June and September keep your eye out for whales.
DAY 04: Victor Harbour to Mount Gambier (468 km) or to Penola (403 km)
Take the Freeway directly to Murray Bridge and then onto Tailem Bend. Travel along the Coorong National Park skirting Lake
Albert and Lake Alexandria. Travel on through Kingston and Robe and on to Mount Gambier, where you can visit the surrounding
crater lakes and the Sunken Garden.
DAY 05: Mount Gambier to Halls Gap (230 km) or from Penola (222 km)
Leaving Mount Gambier and South Australia travel into Victoria and pass through the towns of Casterton, Coleraine, and
Hamilton before reaching Dunkeld. From Dunkeld a scenic drive will take you through the Grampians National Park and onto
Halls Gap. Highlights within the Grampians include McKenzie Falls, Reids Lookout and the Balconies, and there are walks of
varying length and difficulties to reach some of these points.
DAY 06: Halls Gap
Explore the spectacular scenery that is the Grampians National Park. Take one of the many walks and remember your camera.
DAY 07: Halls Gap to Port Fairy (157 km)
Drive south today along the scenic drive from Dunkeld, travel via Penhurst to reach Port Fairy. Port Fairy is a quaint fishing village with many limestone and bluestone buildings in the town dating back to the 1840’s and classified by the National Trust.
DAY 08: Port Fairy
Day at leisure to explore the region, maybe visit Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve which sits inside an extinct volcano and is a beautiful haven for wildlife such as koalas, emus and kangaroos.
DAY 09: Port Fairy to Apollo Bay (188 km)
This morning depart Port Fairy and travel towards Warrnambool. Continue along the “Shipwreck Coast” and you will come across “London Bridge” – the broken arch, before reaching Port Campbell, a quaint little seaside town. Travelling on past Port Campbell you will first come to Loch Ard Gorge and then a short distance on, the Twelve Apostles, which are huge stone rock formations carved over time by the waves of this rugged coastline. After Cape Otway rejoin the coastline and the unmatched scenery which is the Great Ocean Road.
DAY 10: Apollo Bay to Phillip Island (278 km)
Depart Apollo Bay along the scenic coastline to Lorne. Stop at the nearby famous Bells Beach. Continue to Torquay, which is
the end of the Great Ocean Road. Head north to Queenscliff and enjoy the 45 minute ride to the other side of the Port Phillip Bay
on the Queenscliff to Sorrento Ferry. Stylish Sorrento and Portsea are filled with antique shops, galleries, cafes and numerous
walking trails along the ocean-facing coastline. From the Mornington Peninsula head east along the South Gippsland Highway
and the Bass Highway towards San Remo before crossing over to Phillip Island. Philip Island is home to Australia’s famous
Little Penguins. The famous `Penguin Parade’ occurs each evening at sunset and should not be missed.
DAY 11: Phillip Island to Melbourne (141 km)
Today make your way back north through the eastern suburbs to Melbourne. Before you leave Phillip Island you can see the
Grand Prix circuit and Fur Seal colony at Seal Rocks.
Note your car is booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked upon Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.
*Prices are subject to availability and conditions apply. Valid until 31 March, 2021. For dates after this or if you would like to make any changes, please contact us direct for a quote.