Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island Escape

1N Warrnambool , 1N Naracoorte , 2N Kangaroo Island and 2N Adelaide
7 days

From

US$ 2,535

per person

Operated by AAT Kings

About the tour

All 250 kilometres of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road are spectacular. From the dramatic 12 Apostles to Bells Beach waves and coastal village charm, you’ll get to see it all on this epic Melbourne to Adelaide tour. This slice of southern Australia is worth toasting – it’s a good thing wine, whiskey and wonderful food are a constant, particularly when you enter South Australia to sip distillations and vintages across Kangaroo Island and the Barossa.

Highlights

  • Learn about volcanic formations from an Indigenous perspective on a guided tour of Tower Hill
  • Taste some of South Australia's finest gin at a local Kangaroo Island distillery
  • Learn about seal conservation as you embark on a guided walk on Kangaroo Island
  • Learn about what Hanson Park Wildlife Sanctuary is doing to support the local koalas and other wildlife after the bushfires
  • Try some of the Barossa Valley's best wine at Seppeltsfield before exploring their Jam Factory to watch local artisans at work

Accommodation

Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

1 night(s) in Warrnambool

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Room Only

William Macintosh Motor Lodge

1 night(s) in Naracoorte

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Room Only

Aurora Ozone Hotel

2 night(s) in Kangaroo Island

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Room Only

Crowne Plaza Adelaide, an IHG Hotel

2 night(s) in Adelaide

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Room Only

Included in the price

Warrnambool

  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • Centrally located premium hotels
  • National Park entrance fees
  • 13 included attractions/experiences
  • Arrival and departure private airport transfers

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Melbourne – Warrnambool

Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers early this morning then hold on to your seats and make sure your camera is charged for one of the world’s great road trips – the Great Ocean Road! Enjoy spectacular scenery that never ends and the quaint seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay before arriving at the limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles rising majestically from the wild Southern Ocean. Nearby you’ll see Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge natural rock formation before arriving in the rural town of Warrnambool.

Day 2: Warrnambool – Naracoorte

Visit Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, where your guide will provide you with an Indigenous perspective on the area’s flora, wildlife and volcanic formations. Cross the border into South Australia with a stop at Mt. Gambier, home to the Blue Lake. Continue to the world-renowned Coonawarra wine region for a wine tasting. Before arriving in Naracoorte you’ll be joined by a local expert for a guided tour through the Alexandra Cave.

Day 3: Naracoorte – Kangaroo Island

Journey today to the Fleurieu Peninsula, where rolling hills are complemented by rugged clifftops, sandy beaches and the winding Murray River. Visit the charming seaside town of Victor Harbor before a ferry takes you to Kangaroo Island, famous for its unique natural beauty and fine produce. Visit South Australia’s only boutique distillery to taste a selection of award-winning Australian gins and delicious liqueurs. Your destination is Kingscote, South Australia’s oldest European settlement.

Day 4: Kangaroo Island

Begin your exploration of fascinating Kangaroo Island today with a visit to the spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch followed by a guided tour of the AAT Kings sponsored Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary which was badly affected by 2019 bushfires. Learn what part fire plays within this delicate ecosystem and how the koalas and other wildlife are adapting to their environment. This is followed by a delicious lunch featuring fresh, local produce before joining a local specialist at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a colony of rare sea lions in one of the country’s most important breeding colonies. Tonight, is free at leisure for you to explore.

Day 5: Kangaroo Island – Adelaide

This morning, board your ferry to cross back to the mainland and travel to picturesque Adelaide, the ‘City of Churches’. You’ll take an orientation tour with your Travel Director before checking into your hotel. This afternoon you are free to explore. Why not choose one of our Optional tours or speak with your Travel Director about recommendations. There’s plenty to see, do and taste! Did you know that Adelaide boasts more restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia? You do now!

Day 6: Adelaide Hills & The Barossa

Discover the rolling Adelaide Hills and the renowned Barossa Valley today, stopping first at picturesque Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Wander down its tree-lined streets and take time to explore the quaint shops. Continue to the Barossa Valley for lunch at the South Australian Company Store where you’ll try tempting canapés made up of fresh local produce, followed by a delicious main meal of your choice. From here you’ll visit famous Seppeltsfield for an indulgent wine tasting followed by free time to wander around the Jam Factory, watching local artisans at work. Travel back to Adelaide this afternoon through landscape dotted with stone cottages and olive groves to join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Farewell Dinner.

Day 7: Farewell From Adelaide

After an indulgent trip away, it's time to bid farewell to your fellow travellers after breakfast when your holiday comes to an end.

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US$ 2,535

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