DISCOVER THE SOUTH EAST
Routing: Adelaide to Sydney
Duration: 13 Days
From AUD$2,170.00* per person, based on standard double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 12 nights’ accommodation, 10 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car in Adelaide, 3 days use of a compact sized car in Kangaroo Island, continental breakfast in Jervis Bay, return flights between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$2,665.00* per person, based on superior double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 12 nights’ accommodation, 10 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car in Adelaide, 3 days use of a compact sized car in Kangaroo Island, full breakfast in Apollo Bay, breakfast and dinner in Jervis Bay, return flights between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
DAY 01: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
Kingscote (Airport terminal) to Penneshaw 60km; American River 40km
From Adelaide Airport take the flight to Kingscote on Kangaroo Island and on arrival collect the vehicle. 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 granite boulders.
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! Highlights include Flinders Chase National Park, Kelly Hill Caves, the “Koala Walk” and the seals at Seal Bay.
DAY 03: Kangaroo Island to Adelaide
Kingscote Airport Terminal from Penneshaw 60km; American River 40km More time to explore the Island before dropping the vehicle off at Kingscote Airport for the return flight to Adelaide.
DAY 04: Adelaide to Mount Gambier (468 km); to Coonawarra (374 km)
Collect your vehicle this morning before taking 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 or Coonawarra to Halls Gap (229 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 Warrnambool (169 km)
Travel via Dunkeld and Penhurst to reach Warrnambool, which marks the start of your trek along the Great Ocean Road. If you wish to detour west, Port Fairy is located 28 kilometres from Warrnambool and is a quaint fishing village.
DAY 08: Warrnambool to Apollo Bay (165 km)
Depart Warrnambool and before arriving in Port Campbell you will see London Bridge – the broken arch. Travel to Port Campbell along what is commonly regarded as the ‘Shipwreck Coast’. See the amazing rock formations of the Twelve Apostles, which are huge stone pillars sticking out of the surf, carved over time by the crashing Southern Ocean waves. Continue through the Otway National Park to Apollo Bay.
DAY 09: Apollo Bay to Melbourne (183 km)
The scenic coastline from Apollo Bay to Lorne has been described as one of the most beautiful and breathtaking drives in the world. Near Lorne, visit the beautiful Erskine Falls, before following the coast road through Anglesea and Torquay, recognised as the surfing capital of Australia. From Torquay, travel north to Geelong, the largest provincial city in Victoria. Continue from Geelong along the freeway to cross the West Gate Bridge and arrive in the vibrant city of Melbourne.
DAY 10: Melbourne to Lakes Entrance (319 km)
Depart Melbourne and travel east along the Princes Highway through Drouin, Warragul, Moe and Morwell. Pass through Sale, a supply and residential centre for the Bass Strait oil fields, and Bairnsdale onto Lakes Entrance. Lakes Entrance is a unique area with rivers, lakes and lagoons joining 90 Mile Beach. Explore the nearby village of Metung.
DAY 11: Lakes Entrance to Merimbula (267 km)
Depart Lakes Entrance and travel to Orbost, situated on the banks of the Snowy River. This is a Gippsland timber village which
is surrounded by spectacular coastal and mountain territory. A further 75 kilometres is Cann River, excellent for its fishing
and bush walking in the rugged hinterland. Continue driving along the Princes Highway crossing the Victorian and New South
Wales border and onto Eden. To the south and north of Eden is the Ben Boyd National Park. Travel onto your destination today
DAY 12: Merimbula to Jervis Bay (316 km)
From Merimbula, take the coast road through Tathra and Tanja to Bermagui and be sure to stop in the quaint town of Tilba
Tilba. Re-join the Princes Highway and travel onto Narooma, a popular fishing resort. Take the coast road again from Moruya to
Batemans Bay. Batemans Bay is a picturesque coastal village known for its crayfish and oysters. Re-join the Princes Highway
this morning as you depart Batemans Bay, travelling north to Ulladulla, and then take the turn-off for Huskisson and Jervis
Bay. Nearby Hyams Beach, is known to have the whitest sand in the world. Jervis Bay is well known for its resident dolphin
population and a dolphin cruise is a must.
DAY 13: Jervis Bay to Sydney (220 km)
On the final stretch home, your journey takes you along the Grand Pacific Drive from Wollongong to Sydney. The road hugs the coastline with spectacular coastal scenery, and quaint villages to stop at along the way. The highlight is the impressive Sea Cliff Bridge between Clifton and Coalcliff. Travel through the Royal National Park before reaching Sydney.
Your vehicle is booked until tomorrow and should be returned by the same time it was collected on Day 4 to avoid 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.