This fantastic tour runs together with the 3 day Melbourne to Adelaide tour, except from Halls Gap we return to Melbourne instead of continuing to Adelaide the next day. A well priced and organised tour that will give the passengers the opportunity to experience two of the best attractions Victoria has to offer in a very small group with the usual quality service Oceania Tours provides & Safaris.
|Code:||GG||Prices valid to 31 March 2014
|Duration:||2 days 1 night|
|Departs:||Sundays ex Melbourne Set Dates|
|Inclusions:||English or German driver guide -
3 ½ star accommodation
1 x full breakfast, 2 x light lunch, Entry to National Park fees
This tour can be booked now with the departure dates of the current Melbourne to Adelaide tour.
DAY 1: MELBOURNE / GREAT OCEAN ROAD / WARRNAMBOOL
Leaving Melbourne we drive south west towards Geelong, Victoria’s second largest city. From here we start one of the world’s most beautiful coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road. We will have many opportunities to take fantastic photos, maybe see koalas and kangaroos in the wild and surfers along the way. We stop for a light lunch in the town of Apollo Bay. The road leaves the coast and crosses the Otway Ranges National Park, this 13,000 hectar forest is home to ancient ferns small marsupials and many species of birds. We enjoy a rainforest walk. Visit the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, the site of one in hundreds of shipwrecks along the southern coast of Australia. Other stops include London Bridge and Bay of Islands. After arriving in Warrnambool we check in at our accommodation for the night.
Accommodation: Lady Bay Resort (or similar)
DAY 2: WARRNAMBOOL / GRAMPIANS / MELBOURNE
After breakfast we leave Warrnambool and visit Tower Hill Reserve – an extinct volcano – where we may see emus and other Australian wildlife. We continue our drive north to discover the magic of Geriwerd (Grampians), one of Victorias’s most beautiful National Parks. This land was inhabited by the Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali people for 25000 years. We visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre of Brambuk to learn more of the strong link between the people and the land. After lunch we enjoy magnificent views from Boroka and Reeds Lookouts, visit the balconies and MacKenzie Falls (good level of fitness required to climb up and down the stairs). From here we start the drive back to Melbourne with a short visit to the city of Ballarat, a major centre of trade during the Gold Rush.
Please note the drive back may be in English. Return to Melbourne 1930hrs approx.
Meals: Full breakfast, lunch
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