Melbourne to Adelaide Wanderer

Melbourne • Great Ocean Road • Limestone Coast • Fleurieu Peninsula • Kangaroo Island • Adelaide

About This Journey

11 Days Starting from $1915 AUD

per person based on 2 people
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Self Drive

Be wowed by Melbourne’s eclectic laneways, the MCG, or perhaps on a tram ride to the St Kilda foreshore. Get behind the wheel to travel along Australia’s famous drive: The Great Ocean Road. Wind your way through picturesque seaside villages, rainforest, beaches and dramatic cliffs tops. Keep a look out for local wildlife! Continue along the ever changing Limestone Coast and Fleurieu Peninsula landscapes to remote Kangaroo Island. Drive amongst the island's stunning scenery, where native wildlife run free. Laid back Adelaide is your gateway to the world famous Barossa Valley wine region.

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  • 10 nights 3 Star - 3.5 Star - 4 Star accommodation
  • 7 Days vehicle + GPS hire
  • Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer
  • Otway Fly Treetop Walk
  • Kangaroo Island Ferry
  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Nocturnal Tour
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Highly detailed and comprehensive travel pack
  • Selection of maps, brochures and guide books
Not Included: International flights, Meals & drinks (unless stated), Petrol/gas, Personal travel insurance, Suggested activities
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Day 1
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Welcome to Australia

Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer
G’day Melbourne

A private transfer will meet you from your flight, provide you with your travel pack and drive you to your accommodation.

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    Accommodation    Punthill Manhattan
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    Melbourne – Punthill Manhattan

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable offsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette: in room

    Laundry facilities: in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles Central, Cnr Flinders & Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne; Open Mon-Sun 6am-1am


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      Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer

Suggested Activites:

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    Melbourne City Afternoon Tour
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    Melbourne City Afternoon Tour

    Join a local guide on a 3 hour tour of Melbourne, a city of contrasts. Visit sites including Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), St Patrick’s Cathedral, Albert Park Lake (Formula 1 Grand Prix) and iconic St Kilda Beach. Travel up Eureka Skydeck 88 for 360 degree views of the city, Port Phillip Bay, the Dandenongs and Yarra Valley.

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    Melbourne River Boat Cruise
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    Melbourne River Boat Cruise

    Step aboard a 1 hour riverboat cruise heading upstream past Federation Square, Birrarung Marr, the MCG and Rod Laver Arena and past the botanic gardens. View the Aquarium, Casino, Exhibition Centre, historic sailing ship Polly Woodside before entering Docklands on the downstream journey. Sit back, relax and enjoy the Captain’s commentary.

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Free Time Melbourne

Explore Melbourne

Step aboard the free City Circle tram to explore the Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne Aquarium or Old Melbourne Gaol. Walk around the city’s hub Federation Square, home to the Ian Potter Centre exhibiting Australian art. Jump on a tram to explore beachside St Kilda and Luna Park. Travel up Eureka Skydeck for amazing panoramic views. Step aboard a river cruise or stroll amongst the Royal Botanic Gardens. Sports fans will enjoy the Melbourne Cricket Ground, National Sports Museum and Rod Laver Arena. Discover unique bars, cafes and restaurants along the city’s laneways or Southbank Promenade.

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    Accommodation    Punthill Manhattan
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    Melbourne – Punthill Manhattan

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable offsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette: in room

    Laundry facilities: in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles Central, Cnr Flinders & Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne; Open Mon-Sun 6am-1am


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Suggested Activites:

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    Phillip Island Afternoon Tour
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    Phillip Island Afternoon Tour

    Meet kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and colourful birds and reptiles at Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park. Depending on the time of year visit beautiful Woolamai Beach. Enjoy magnificent views of Bass Strait and the Nobbies, home to Australia’s largest colony of fur seals. At sunset watch the little penguins waddle ashore to their burrows from intimate penguins plus viewing area.

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    Yarra Valley Wineries Day Tour
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    Yarra Valley Wineries Day Tour

    Sit back, relax and travel through picturesque country, stopping to visit at least four cellar doors, with some exciting new emerging grape varietals on offer. Sample some of Australia’s finest cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines which the region is famous for. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the Yarra Valley’s gourmet winery restaurants.

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Drive the Great Ocean Road

Melbourne to Lorne

Take in stunning cliff top views overlooking Australia’s iconic surf location Bells Beach. Enjoy the wide open spaces along Anglesea’s main beach or rocky headland Point Roadknight. Views over Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary and Great Ocean Road can be found at Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet. Pay tribute to soldiers from World War I who helped construct the road at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch. View the beautiful Erskine Falls in the Otway Ranges and Great Ocean Road from Teddy’s Lookout in seaside village Lorne. Look out for humpback whales between June and August from Lorne beach or pier.

Melbourne to Lorne
152 kilometres : 2 1/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Mantra Lorne
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    Lorne – Mantra Lorne

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free WiFi limits apply

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: in apartments

    Laundry facilities: in apartments

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Foodworks, 1-3 Great Ocean Road, Lorne; Open Mon-Sun 7am-9pm


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    Vehicle Hire    Intermediate Automatic Toyota Corolla or similar
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    Intermediate Automatic Toyota Corolla or similar

    • Insurance:
      Included - Excess/liability reduced to $0
    • Transmission:
      Automatic
    • Size Guide:
      5 adults, 3 suitcases
    • Upgrade Options:
      Standard Size - Hyundai Elantra or similar
    • Doors:
      5
    • GPS:
      Included
    • Additional Driver:
      Included
    • Unlimited Mileage:
      Included

Suggested Activites:

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    Canopy Circuit & Shockwave Zipcoaster
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    Canopy Circuit & Shockwave Zipcoaster

    An adrenaline seeker’s dream, the Shockwave Zip Coaster is the most extreme zip line in Australia at 525 metres long. Get ready for an outdoor adventure experience like no other. Soak up the beauty and breathtaking views of the Otway Ranges along the elevated Canopy Circuit Walkway. Takes approximately 45 minutes total for both experiences.

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Drive the Great Ocean Road

Lorne to Port Campbell

Continue on to Apollo Bay where the highway is carved into sheer cliffs that drop away into the ocean below. Spectacular views along the Great Ocean Road can be found at from Marriners Lookout. See beautiful remote rainforest, coastal scenery, wildlife and mainland Australia’s oldest lighthouse at Cape Otway. Melba Gully’s ancient rainforest or the Otway Fly Treetop Walk are near Lavers Hill. Famous natural wonders the 12 Apostles are in Port Campbell National Park along with The Gibson Steps, Lord Ard Gorge and London Arch. Discover spectacular views across the bay, along the coast and over seaside village Port Campbell on the Discovery Walk.

Lorne to Port Campbell
141 kilometres : 2 1/4 hours

Otway Fly Treetop Walk

Experience a bird’s eye view of the magnificent Otway Ranges cool temperate rainforest from the world’s tallest and longest treetop walk. Be elevated from the depths of the rainforest floor up into the soaring heights of the trees. Informative signs explain the unique plants and wildlife you see along the 1 hour return walk.

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    Accommodation    Port Campbell Parkview Motel & Apartments
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    Port Campbell Parkview Motel & Apartments

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Kitchen facilities in motel rooms: Microwave, fridge

    Kitchen facilities in apartments: Microwave, fridge, stove, oven

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: Free onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Port Campbell Shopping, 23 Lord St, Port Campbell; Open Mon-Sun 8am-6:30pm (winter), Mon-Sun 8am-8:30pm (summer)


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      Otway Fly Treetop Walk
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Drive the Limestone Coast

Port Campbell to Robe

Explore Warrnambool’s Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, home to Australia’s richest shipwreck collection. Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is nestled inside a dormant volcano, lookout for koalas, emus and kangaroos. Discover historic whaler’s cottages and a walkway to Griffiths Island in Port Fairy. Step inside the dreamlike garden setting of the Umpherston Sinkhole, or follow walking tracks around the Blue Lake in Mount Gambier. Explore the magical Tantanoola Caves. Between October and May in Robe the famous southern rock lobster is in season. Explore fascinating historical buildings and sites including the Cape Dombey Obelisk. Enjoy popular Long Beach, or stunning views from Beacon Hill Lookout Tower.

Port Campbell to Robe
375 kilometres : 4 1/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Guichen Bay Motel
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    Robe – Guichen Bay Motel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: microwave, bar fridge, toaster

    All rooms non smoking

    Local supermarket: Foodland-IGA, 7 Main Rd, Robe; Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-7pm


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Drive the Limestone Coast & Fleurieu Peninsula

Robe to Victor Harbor

Take a photo with Kingston South East famous resident Larry the Lobster. Explore saltwater lagoons, massive sand dunes and see a variety of birds and wildlife as you travel through Coorong National Park. Take a break at Meningie Cheese Factory Museum Restaurant, with Meningie Hill Lookout providing views across Lake Albert. Step back in time at quirky Old Tailem Town in Tailem Bend. Ride a clydesdale drawn tram across the wooden causeway to Victor Harbor’s Granite Island. Discover the Island’s Aboriginal history along the Kaiki Trail. Visit the South Australia Whale Centre for best vantage points to spot southern right whales from June to September.

Robe to Victor Harbor
354 kilometres : 4 hours

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    Accommodation    Victor Harbor City Inn
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    Victor Harbor City Inn

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, 27 Torrens St, Victor Harbor; Open Mon-Sun 7am-9pm


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Drive on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Ferry
Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island

Drive along the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula to catch the Cape Jervis ferry to Kangaroo Island. Walk amongst Australian sea lions at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Hike up the towering white sand dunes of Little Sahara. Discover Vivonne Bay, one of Australia’s best beaches. Head down into dry limestone caves at Kelly Hill Conservation Park. See koalas relaxing in the eucalyptus trees at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Follow boardwalks to the giant Remarkable Rocks and rugged Admiral’s Arch in Flinders Chase National Park. Breathtaking island views can be found at historic Cape du Couedic Lighthouse.

Victor Harbor to Cape Jervis          Penneshaw to Flinders Chase
60 kilometres : 45 minutes            135 kilometres : 1 1/2 hours

Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Nocturnal Tour

Learn about the nocturnal animals of Kangaroo Island in their natural environment on a guided 90 minute walk. View Australian wildlife including koalas, tammar wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas, bats and possums. View the spectacular Great Southern Skies on this fun and informative tour.

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    Accommodation    Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat
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    Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

    Features:

    Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free WiFi in lobby

    Onsite restaurant: Breakfast and dinner service

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: in apartments

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Penneshaw, LOT 149 Middle Terrace, Penneshaw; Open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm


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      Kangaroo Island Ferry
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        Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Nocturnal Tour
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Drive on Kangaroo Island

Flinders Chase to Kingscote

Go on an adventure to reach Stokes Bay’s white sandy beach. Get a photo with a cuddly koala or python at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Stroll amongst Kangaroo Island native plants at Stokes Bay Bush Garden. Visit the cellar door of Kangaroo Island Spirits. Taste sheep’s milk cheeses and yogurts at Island Pure or Emu Bay Lavender Farm’s lavender ice cream and shortbread. Enjoy Bay of Shoals Wines cellar door matched with views across Bay of Shoals. Sample world renowned southern rock lobster at Ferguson Australia. Discover Kangaroo Island’s fascinating history at Hope Cottage Museum.

Flinders Chase to Kingscote
97 kilometres : 1 1/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Aurora Ozone Hotel
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    Kangaroo Island – Aurora Ozone Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: in apartments

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Foodland, Commercial St, Kingscote; Open Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm


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Drive the Fleurieu Peninsula to Adelaide

Kangaroo Island Ferry
Return Rental Car in Adelaide
Kangaroo Island to Adelaide

Catch the ferry back to Cape Jervis and continue along the Fleurieu Peninsula. Sellicks Beach is where the beautiful Mount Lofty Ranges meet the sea. Aldinga Beach is one of a few in Australia where cars are permitted to drive on parts of the beach. Foodies and wine buffs will enjoy McLaren Vale wine region with various cellar doors and local produce served at cafes and restaurants. Walk along Port Noarlunga’s long wooden jetty, looking back to red sandstone cliffs. Enjoy Glenelg’s vibrant al fresco dining and an ocean sunset. Cruise down Adelaide’s River Torrens aboard Popeye. Discover an eclectic choice of restaurants along vibrant Gouger Street and Rundle Street.

Kingscote to Penneshaw            Cape Jervis to Adelaide
60 kilometres : 45 minutes         107 kilometres : 1 1/2 hours

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    Accommodation    Adabco Boutique Hotel
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    Adelaide – Adabco Boutique Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable street parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    24-hour reception

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette: On site (communal)

    Laundry facilities: On site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Adelaide Central Market, 21-39 Grote St, Adelaide; Open Mon-Fri 12am-9pm, Sat 12am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm


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      Kangaroo Island Ferry

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    Island Explorer & Dolphin Swim Tour
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    Island Explorer & Dolphin Swim Tour

    Enjoy a 3 hour marine wildlife experience along the stunning North Coast of Kangaroo Island. See seals, sea eagles and osprey and view ancient fossil beds. Take the opportunity to swim with wild bottlenose dolphins in shallow and protected waters, an experience that will take your breath away. Relax with morning tea and home-made treats at a remote beach location.

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Free Time Adelaide

Explore Adelaide

Cruise along the River Torrens aboard the iconic Popeye. Feed kangaroos or hold a koala at Cleland Wildlife Park. Enjoy a walk or bike ride amongst native plants and historical buildings in Adelaide Botanic Garden. Uncover Adelaide Gaol’s convict history and ghosts. View Aboriginal artefacts at the South Australian Museum along cultural hub North Terrace. Foodies will love the Adelaide Central Market. Taste great Australian wines at the National Wine Centre of Australia. Jump on a tram from the city to seaside suburb Glenelg. Enjoy the eclectic choice of restaurants in Gouger Street and Rundle Street.

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    Accommodation    Adabco Boutique Hotel
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    Adelaide – Adabco Boutique Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable street parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    24-hour reception

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette: On site (communal)

    Laundry facilities: On site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Adelaide Central Market, 21-39 Grote St, Adelaide; Open Mon-Fri 12am-9pm, Sat 12am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm


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    Barossa Valley Wineries Day Tour
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    Barossa Valley Wineries Day Tour

    Meet some of the regions wine makers and true characters of the Barossa Valley. Visit renowned wineries producing premium wines including Shiraz, Cabernet, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose and some fantastic blends. Sit back and take in the picturesque scenery as your passionate local Barossa Valley guide shows you the sights.

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Farewell Australia

Depart Adelaide

Continue to explore Adelaide today before making your own way to Adelaide Airport and continuing your onward journey.

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