Routing: Melbourne to Adelaide
Duration: 9 Days
From AUD$1,390.00* 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 to/from Kangaroo Island and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$1,740.00* per person, based on superior double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation, 9 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, full breakfast in Apollo Bay, return ferry to/from Kangaroo Island and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$2,725.00* per person, based on boutique double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation, 9 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, continental breakfast in Victor Harbour, return ferry to/from Kangaroo Island with half board and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
DAY 01: Melbourne to Apollo Bay (189 km)
On leaving Melbourne, cross the West Gate Bridge and take the Princes Highway toGeelong, the largest provincial city in Victoria. From Geelong travel to Torquay, the start of the Great Ocean Road, and recognised as the surfing capital of Australia. Stop at the nearby famous Bells Beach or the beautiful Erskine Falls. The scenic coastline from Lorne to Apollo Bay has been described as one of the most beautiful and breathtaking drives in the world.
DAY 02: Apollo Bay to Warrnambool (160 km)
Continue exploring the Great Ocean Road today, travelling this morning through the Otway National Park. As the road joins the coast again, 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 waves of the Southern Ocean. Travelling on past Port Campbell you will see London Bridge – the broken arch. Continuing the ‘Shipwreck Coast’ begins, from Port Campbell and onto Warrnambool..
DAY 03: Warrnambool to Halls Gap (164 km)
Travel via Penhurst to Dunkeld, and then 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 04: Halls Gap
Explore the spectacular scenery that is the Grampians National Park. Take one of the many walks and remember your camera.
DAY 05: Halls Gap to Mount Gambier (230 km)
From Halls Gap return to Dunkeld and travel through the towns of Hamilton, Coleraine, Casterton before reaching Mt Gambier, in South Australia where you can visit the surrounding crater lakes and the Sunken Garden.
DAY 06: Mount Gambier to Victor Harbour (468 km);
From Penola/Coonawarra (401 km / 392 km)
This morning head west along the Princes Highway until you reach the coast before travelling along the Coorong National Park skirting Lake Albert and Lake Alexandria. Just before the town of Tailem Bend detour south east towards the Fleurieu Peninsula. At Victor Harbour walk across the Causeway or take the horse drawn tram to explore Granite Island.
DAY 07: Victor Harbour to Kangaroo Island (61 km to Cape Jervis) Penneshaw (at Ferry terminal) to American River 40km
Make you way to Cape Jervis and take the passenger and vehicle 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 granite boulders.
DAY 08: 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 09: Kangaroo Island to Adelaide (from Cape Jervis: 107 km) Penneshaw (at Ferry terminal) from American River 40km
Depart Kangaroo Island today, taking the ferry from Penneshaw back to Cape Jervis. It is approximately two hours drive directly back to Adelaide, or if time permits, stop along the way to explore more of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.
*Prices are subject to availability and conditions apply. Valid until 31 March, 2020. For dates after this or if you would like to make any changes, please contact us direct for a quote.