Great Ocean Road and Kangaroo Island Escape

7 Day Guided Vacation | Melbourne to Adelaide

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Great Ocean Road and Kangaroo Island Escape

7 Day Guided Vacation | Melbourne to Adelaide

Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island

7 Day Guided Vacation

Melbourne to Adelaide

This spectacular journey begins with one of the world’s great road-trips and continues through spectacular coastal landscapes to unique Kangaroo Island with its abundance of native wildlife. Travel the Great Ocean Road, and explore the picturesque Adelaide Hills and the celebrated Barossa and Coonawarra wine regions. Encounters with local wine and whisky add a gourmet edge.

Why not consider extending your holiday with a 3-night cruise on the Murray River? Ask us for details.

  • Travel along the magnificent Great Ocean Road
  • Witness the amazing Twelve Apostles
  • Experience Aboriginal culture at Tower Hill State ReserveAboriginal culture
  • Watch the Sea Lions play at Kangaroo Island
  • Taste locally made spirits at a micro distillery
  • Indulge in local cuisine & wine on Kangaroo IslandBe my guest dining experience
  • Visit picturesque Hahndorf
  • Wine tour & tastings at Jacob’s Creek in the Barossa
  • Enjoy Barossa food and wine
  • Included Choice experiencesIncluded Choice

As this holiday departs early morning from the Crowne Plaza Melbourne, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Embark on one of the world’s premier road trips – the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy dramatic coastal scenery, pause in quaint seaside towns, and experience the stunning limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles that tower just off the coast above the wild Southern Ocean. Learn of the heartbreaking history of Loch Ard Gorge, named after the British clipper ship Loch Ard which ran aground nearby on 1 June 1878. Of the fifty-four passengers and crew on board, only two survived. Later, visit the impressive London Bridge natural rock formation before arriving in the vibrant rural city of Warrnambool. Almost every year between June and September, female Southern Right whales return to the waters of Warrnambool’s Logans Beach to calve.

Hotel: Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs, Warrnambool

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Aboriginal cultureThis morning, visit the Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Co-operative at Tower Hill State Game Reserve, where your guide will provide you with an Indigenous perspective on this significant site. Tower Hill is a volcanic formation believed to have erupted about 32,000 years ago, and the Reserve encompasses the volcano, the old lava ow, and wetlands sheltering birdlife, koalas, emus, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, turtles and possums. Cross the border into South Australia, stopping in Mt. Gambier to see the mysterious Blue Lake. A volcanic crater lake, its waters turn to a vibrant cobalt blue colour in the warmer weather from December to March. Then continue to the Coonawarra wine region, whose first vineyard was planted in 1890. Coonawarra’s red wines, particularly its Cabernet Sauvignons, are world- renowned. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local vineyard. The Naracoorte Caves date back 800,000 years and are one of the world’s most important fossil sites. You’ll hear the fascinating story of how this came to be when you’re taken on a guided tour through one of the caves. Your overnight stop is at Naracoorte, a rural town historically reliant largely on sheep, cattle and wheat farming. The town has a number of heritage-listed buildings, including churches, banks and homesteads. The Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange is the premier livestock selling centre in South Australia, yarding nearly a hundred thousand head of cattle cattle and 350,000 sheep in 2015-16.

Hotel: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoote

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Journey today to the Fleurieu Peninsula, whose green hills are complemented by rugged clifftops, sandy beaches and the Murray River. Visit the seaside town of Victor Harbour, one of South Australia’s popular coastal playgrounds. The Victor Harbour Horse Drawn Tram links the visitor information centre with nearby Granite Island, and is one of the very few horse-drawn tram routes remaining in public transit service anywhere in the world. This afternoon, a ferry takes you to Kangaroo Island, famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and fine local produce. Your final destination is the island’s largest town, Kingscote. South Australia’s oldest European settlement, it is home to a colony of the smallest penguins in the world, the Little Penguin.

Hotel: Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Kangaroo Island, which lies only a short distance off the mainland, is Australia’s third-largest island. Explore this natural wonderland today, enjoying stunning coastal scenery and an amazing variety of wildlife. Visit the spectacular Remarkable Rocks, and later Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park. It took thousands of years of erosion to create the Arch, a distinctive rock bridge near the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse on the island’s southwest coast, and the boardwalk leading to it is nearly as scenic as the landmark itself. You will then enjoy a sumptuous lunch behind the sand dunes at Vivonne Bay Lodge before heading over to partake in a private Birds of Prey show at Raptor Domain! Put on a glove and have one of the many birds fly to you including kookaburras, owls and falcons or experience holding a wedge tailed eagle and some amazing Australian reptiles. This experience is interactive, educational and fun.

Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch

This morning, board your ferry to cross back to the mainland and travel to picturesque Adelaide, the ‘City of Churches’. One of the few Australian cities to not have convict history, Adelaide was established as a planned colony of free immigrants, with civil liberties and freedom from religious persecution. Take an orientation tour before checking in to your hotel for the next two nights. Included ChoiceLater, choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit Adelaide Zoo including entry to the Panda enclosure, hear fascinating stories about the early history of Adelaide on a guided walking tour or visit the Art Gallery of South Australia. Later, enjoy an evening meal at any of the city’s wonderful local restaurants.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Discover the rolling Adelaide Hills and world-famous Barossa today, stopping first at picturesque Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. As they were colonial pioneers, the German settlers did not have to adapt to British culture, allowing them to maintain their traditional customs and leisure activities. These influences are still to be seen today in Hahndorf. Continue to the Barossa for lunch at The Company Kitchen, before visiting Jacob’s Creek to sample some of their world-famous wines. Travel back to Adelaide through a landscape dotted with stone cottages and olive groves. Tonight, celebrate with your Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and farewell dinner

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. 

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel & Spa Warrnambool is perfectly positioned on a peninsula between Lady Bay and Stingray Bay. Warrnambool is known as Victoria’s ‘City by the Sea’.

All guestrooms offer balconies, many boast magnificent views of either Lady Bay or Stingray Bay.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Clock Radio
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Heater
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Guest Laundry
  • Towels and Bedlinen
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Phone
  • Operator wake up call
  • Work Desk
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Room service
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Brenton and Kemelee invite you to rest and explore from the William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoorte, just inland from Mount Gambier on the South Australian – Victorian border.

In the heart of the Limestone Coast region lays a district that is clearly a destination in itself. A collection of townships rich with assets, offering visitors a range of unforgettable experiences.

The 30 comfortable rooms are nestled in Naracoorte amongst 2 acres of lawns, native shrubs, trees and fruit orchards. William MacIntosh Motor Lodge is the perfect place to stay when visiting Naracoorte. All rooms are on the ground floor and set in a tranquil garden setting and just across the road from the spectacular Naracoorte Golf course.

At the William Macintosh Motor Lodge you will find the Highlander Restaurant which offers a fully licensed fine dining experience, perfect for that special occasion. Serving both local and international dishes, complimented with local wines direct from the Coonawarra and Mount Benson regions.

    Features

  • Iron
  • Electric blankets
  • Austar
  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Broadband
  • Clock radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ensuite
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Our Kangaroo Island hotel, Aurora Ozone, is located on the beautiful foreshore at Kingscote. The original section of this hotel on Kangaroo Island has a Victorian façade & amenities that blend with the refined atmosphere of old world charm. Enjoy the extensive menu made up of local produce & seafood as well as the panoramic views over Nepean Bay while dining at the bistro restaurant. Dolphins can often be spotted in the calm waters over breakfast.

    Features

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Room service
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Air Conditioning
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Overlooking either Adelaide's historic parklands or the CBD, the superior rooms offer recently refurbished decor, with a selection of bedding configurations, large work desks, excellent lighting, flat screen colour televisions, broadband internet, variety of cable channels and in-house movies.

    Features

  • Broadband Internet access
  • Executive Desk
  • Marble bathroom with double vanity
  • In-room safe
  • Communal self-catering kitchen
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Coat stand
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Overlooking either Adelaide's historic parklands or the CBD, the superior rooms offer recently refurbished decor, with a selection of bedding configurations, large work desks, excellent lighting, flat screen colour televisions, broadband internet, variety of cable channels and in-house movies.

    Features

  • Broadband Internet access
  • Executive Desk
  • Marble bathroom with double vanity
  • In-room safe
  • Communal self-catering kitchen
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Coat stand
Need accommodation?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

Dining

  • 6 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 3 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

Day Prior   Flights to arrive anytime into Melbourne Airport
Day 7   Flights to depart anytime from Adelaide Airport

Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island Escape

7 Day Guided Vacation

Melbourne to Adelaide

Early Bird Savings Available

Travel the world famous Great Ocean Road, explore the picturesque Adelaide Hills and the celebrated Barossa and Coonawarra wine regions. Then on unique Kangaroo Island experience an abundance of native wildlife. Encounters with local wine, whisky and tastings of their specialities add a gourmet edge.

This itinerary is valid from 1 April 2019.

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On the Great Ocean Road enjoy coastal scenery, stop in quaint seaside towns, and marvel at the Twelve Apostles. Learn the heartbreaking history of Loch Ard Gorge, and visit the London Bridge rock formation before arriving in Warrnambool.

Hotel: Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Experience Indigenous culture at Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Co-operative at Tower Hill State Game Reserve. Crossing into South Australia, stop to see the mysterious Blue Lake, then continue to the Coonawarra wine region, pausing at a vineyard for a tasting. Before arriving in Naracoorte, tour the Alexandra Cave.

Hotel: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoote

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Journey to the Fleurieu Peninsula, visiting the seaside town of Victor Harbor. Later, a ferry takes you to Kangaroo Island. Kick off your adventure with a visit to South Australia’s only boutique distillery to taste a selection of their handcrafted premium spirits. Your destination today is Kingscote.

Hotel: Aurora Ozone Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Visit the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch in Flinders Chase National Park, with stunning coastal scenery and an amazing variety of wildlife. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Vivonne Bay before experiencing an ‘in-flight’ birds of prey display. Then, join a ranger at Seal Bay for a walk among a colony of rare sea lions.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch

This morning, board your ferry then continue to Adelaide for a city sights tour. This afternoon choose one from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit Adelaide Zoo, join a local guide on an Adelaide walking tour or visit the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Discover the rolling Adelaide Hills and worldfamous Barossa today, stopping first at Hahndorf. Continue to the Barossa for lunch at The Company Kitchen before visiting Jacob’s Creek for wine tastings. Join your Travel Director this evening for a Farewell Dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

After breakfast, your holiday comes to an end this morning.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel & Spa Warrnambool is perfectly positioned on a peninsula between Lady Bay and Stingray Bay. Warrnambool is known as Victoria’s ‘City by the Sea’.

All guestrooms offer balconies, many boast magnificent views of either Lady Bay or Stingray Bay.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Clock Radio
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Heater
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Guest Laundry
  • Towels and Bedlinen
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Phone
  • Operator wake up call
  • Work Desk
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Room service
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Brenton and Kemelee invite you to rest and explore from the William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoorte, just inland from Mount Gambier on the South Australian – Victorian border.

In the heart of the Limestone Coast region lays a district that is clearly a destination in itself. A collection of townships rich with assets, offering visitors a range of unforgettable experiences.

The 30 comfortable rooms are nestled in Naracoorte amongst 2 acres of lawns, native shrubs, trees and fruit orchards. William MacIntosh Motor Lodge is the perfect place to stay when visiting Naracoorte. All rooms are on the ground floor and set in a tranquil garden setting and just across the road from the spectacular Naracoorte Golf course.

At the William Macintosh Motor Lodge you will find the Highlander Restaurant which offers a fully licensed fine dining experience, perfect for that special occasion. Serving both local and international dishes, complimented with local wines direct from the Coonawarra and Mount Benson regions.

    Features

  • Iron
  • Electric blankets
  • Austar
  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Broadband
  • Clock radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ensuite
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Our Kangaroo Island hotel, Aurora Ozone, is located on the beautiful foreshore at Kingscote. The original section of this hotel on Kangaroo Island has a Victorian façade & amenities that blend with the refined atmosphere of old world charm. Enjoy the extensive menu made up of local produce & seafood as well as the panoramic views over Nepean Bay while dining at the bistro restaurant. Dolphins can often be spotted in the calm waters over breakfast.

    Features

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Room service
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Air Conditioning
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Overlooking either Adelaide's historic parklands or the CBD, the superior rooms offer recently refurbished decor, with a selection of bedding configurations, large work desks, excellent lighting, flat screen colour televisions, broadband internet, variety of cable channels and in-house movies.

    Features

  • Broadband Internet access
  • Executive Desk
  • Marble bathroom with double vanity
  • In-room safe
  • Communal self-catering kitchen
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Coat stand
Need accommodation?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level fitness required

Dining

  • 6 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Be My Guest lunch
  • 3 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day Prior – flights to arrive anytime into Melbourne Airport
  • Day 7 – flights to depart anytime from Adelaide Airport

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