Kangaroo Island and Great Ocean Road Adventure - Adelaide to Melbourne 4 Days, 3 Nights

Travel from Adelaide to Melbourne and take in the wonders of Kangaroo Island and the Great Ocean Road along the way!

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Duration
Duration
4 days, 3 nights
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Not included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
18
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Low/Medium
Meals
Meals
Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Start Adelaide. End Melbourne.
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ValueAUD $895SAVE AUD $26
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What's Included

  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Minibus, transfer coach, ferry
  • 3 nights dormitory accommodation
  • Sandboarding at Little Sahara
  • Koala spotting on the Great Ocean Road

WHERE WE VISIT

  • Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery 
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park 
  • Sandboarding at Little Sahara 
  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 
  • Flinders Chase National Park 
  • Remarkable Rocks 
  • Admirals Arch 
  • Mackenzie Falls - Grampians 
  • Reeds Lookout (The Balconies) & Boroka Lookout 
  • 12 Apostles & London Bridge 
  • Rob's Shearing and Sheepdogs 

WHAT TO EXPECT

This trip takes you to a couple of South Australia and Victoria's most iconic destinations - the stunning Kangaroo Island and the Great Ocean Road! You'll see a heap of native animals like koalas and sea lions along the way, and you'll even get the chance to sand board the dunes of the Little Sahara,and see the famous Twelve Apostles. This journey is the perfect snapshot of what makes Australia so great.

Itinerary:


Day 1: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island (lunch, dinner) 
Adelaide’s one of those cities that has a little bit of something for everyone: award-winning gardens, 19th century churches, fresh seafood and incredible wines. 

You’ve got an early start this morning from the Adelaide Central Bus Station (meet at the SeaLink desk at 6.15am for a 6.45am departure).

Travel along the picture-perfect Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis where you'll catch the 45-minute SeaLink ferry to Penneshaw. While crossing the water, make sure to look out over the side of the boat - it’s not unusual to be joined by a few dolphins!

After a stunning journey, you'll touch down on the island and head off your first stop at Rob's Shearing and Sheepdogs. Here you'll see a very Aussie occupation firsthand. You'll learn about sheep shearing and see the workers in action!

Next, continue on to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, the only commercial distillery of eucalyptus oil in South Australia.

Then, next up is the Seal Bay Conservation Park, where you’ll have the chance to see rare Australian Sea-lions up close in a wild breeding colony. These gorgeous animals are bound to amaze you. 

Later, it's time to head from the sea to the desert. You're off to the white sand dunes of the Little Sahara! Give sand boarding a shot and enjoy a serious adrenaline rush.

Afterwards, head to your exclusive accommodation in Vivonne Bay Lodge, your home for the night. You’ll then have a spot of free time to kayak on the Harriet River, take a walk along one of the property’s tracks, hop on a bike or jump in for a swim at Vivonne Bay Beach.

You’ll spend the night in eight-person dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms (bed linen provided).



Day 2: Kangaroo Island to Adelaide (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast, pop into the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and search for koalas lazing in the eucalyptus trees. These furry critters can be quite hard to spot!

Next up it’s off Flinders Chase National Park, where you’ll find the Remarkable Rocks, a group of giant weathered stones that guard the view over Kirkpatrick Point. This collection of boulders really live up to their name, and they're worth a photo or two. Luckily, you’ll arrive ahead of the crowds, so getting the perfecy snap is easy! Explore the National Park and enjoy rambling across the rocky coastline, stopping to admire the seascapes.

Then, stop in at Admirals Arch on Cape Du Couedic to see the resident fur seals frolicking in the ocean or basking on the rocks.

Next, you'll head off to Penneshaw, with a few stops along the way, depending on the time and weather. Once you arrive, you can purchase dinner (own expense) before catching the ferry back to Adelaide.

You'll be dropped at the Adelaide Central Bus Station, a short walk to the Adelaide Central YHA where you will be staying this tonight.

Please noote: Driving time while on the Island will be the majority of the day, with constant stops for sightseeing. The ferry journey is approximately 45 minutes back to the mainland with a journey of 1.5 hours back to central Adelaide. Arrival time will be approximately 10.40 pm. Walking distances are several hundred metres at each location.

 


Day 3: Adelaide to The Grampians (dinner)
This morning you'll be picked up at the YHA Adelaide (135 Waymouth Street) at 7.00 am.

Leaving South Australia behind, drive across the state border into Victoria and enter the Grampians. Here, you can embark on a walk to view the Jaws of Death/The Balconies, a rocky lookout that will blow your mind! You can also hike down to McKenzie Falls and take in the incredible views from Reeds Lookout.

Later, gain an insight into the customs of the land's traditional owners with a stop-in at the Brambuck Cultural Centre. You'll then head into the heart of the Grampians, stopping en route for lunch.

The last stop of the day will be a spot in the Grampians National Park where kangaroos, wallabies and koalas are often spotted.

Tonight's accommodation is at either Brambuk Backpackers or the Grampians YHA.



Day 4: The Grampians to Melbourne (breakfast)
After another early morning start, begin the journey along Australia's glorious Great Ocean Road. This twisting highway brings another photo-worthy view with every turn.

Explore Port Campbell National Park, and rock out with the amazing rock formations of London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and the iconic Twelve Apostles.

Later, sit back and soak up the mesmerising coastal views on the way to Apollo Bay, where you'll stop for lunch.

Then, pull over at Kennett River for the chance to spot koalas! As you make your way into Melbourne, you'll also pass through charming beach towns like Lorne where you can take some snaps at famed surf locations. 

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WATER BOTTLE:
Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1-litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion ends up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.

CLOTHING & CLIMATE:
Winter (June, July, August) night time temperatures in the south of the country can reach below zero. Please ensure you pack appropriately. Warm jacket, thermals, a woollen hat is advisable for the colder months. You may also need to pack waterproof trousers and a jacket. 

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Passengers with special dietary requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they inform Backpacker Deals at the time of booking. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself.

Due to the nature of our trips, food is basic but plentiful. We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:

No Pork (Ham alternative provided)
No Dairy (soy milk provided)
Vegetarian (additional veg and veg burgers provided)
Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided)
Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided) 

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Pack only your bare essentials. Due to limited space and strictly enforced road laws regarding weight limits, travellers can carry a maximum of 15 kg. You are required to limit your luggage to one small to medium sized soft bag or backpack and a small daypack, which can be carried inside the vehicle.

 

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Passengers with special dietary requirements or food allergies MUST inform us at the time of booking
  • This trip departs from Adelaide to meet the Kangaroo Island ferry on day 1 from the Adelaide Central Bus Station (85 Franklin Street). Please meet at the SeaLink desk at 6.15am for a 6.45am departure. Hotel pickups from central Adelaide to the bus station are available on request.
  • In the case of bad or treacherous weather, there is a possibility that the Ferry that links mainland Australia and Kangaroo Island (from Cape Jervis Port to Penneshaw Port) may be cancelled at short notice. Cancellation of this service is entirely at the discretion of the ferry operator Sealink and we will do our best to accommodate you on another departure or provide appropriate compensation.


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation by the traveller  

  • If you cancel some or all portions of your booking cancellation fees will apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:
    - 30 days or more prior to departure, we will retain the deposit
    - between 15 and 29 days prior to departure, we will retain 50% of the total booking cost
    - 14 days or less prior to departure, we will retain 100% paid by you in connection with the booking
  • If you fail to join a tour, join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, no refund will be made. The above cancellation fees are in addition to fees which may be levied by accommodation providers, travel agents or third party tour and transport operator fees.

Cancellation by us

  • Our trips are guaranteed to depart once they have one fully paid traveller unless minimum group size specifically states otherwise.  
  • We may cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if, due to terrorism, natural disasters, political instability or other external events it is not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary.
  • If we cancel your trip, you can transfer amounts paid to an alternate departure date or receive a full refund.  
  • In circumstances where the cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs.  
  • We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.  

Booking amendments 

  • If you wish to transfer from one trip to another or transfer your booking to a third party you must notify us at least 56 days prior to the proposed departure date.  
  • A fee of $200 per person per change will apply (in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground operators or airlines).  If you notify us less than 56 days prior to the proposed departure date, the refund policy applicable to cancellations will apply.
  • Amendments to any other arrangements made in conjunction with your trip will incur a $130 administration fee per booking per change. This fee is in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground operators or airlines.  
  • No amendments are permitted to your booking within 10 days of departure.


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