SOUTH EAST DISCOVERY
Routing: Adelaide to Melbourne
Duration: 9 Days
From AUD$1,460.00* per person, based on standard double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation, 9 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, return ferry between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$1,805.00* per person, based on superior double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation, 9 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, return ferry between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw, full breakfast in Apollo Bay and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$2,155.00* per person, based on boutique double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation, 9 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, return ferry between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw, half board in kangaroo island, continental breakfast in Victor Harbour and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
DAY 01: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
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 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);
From Penola/Coonawarra (401 km / 392 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)
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 (164 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 (161 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 (197 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.
Your vehicle is booked until tomorrow and should be returned by the same time it was collected on Day 1 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.