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Great Ocean Road & Wildlife Ecotour

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,169

Melbourne is one of the world’s great cities, but the surrounding area hold some truly unique Australian adventures. Spot kangaroos and koalas in the wild, and drive the Great Ocean Road, staying at local bed and breakfasts along the way.


This 3-day small-group escape from Melbourne lets you see some of Victoria’s most beloved natural wonders, including its native animals, and the iconic Great Ocean Road.

Kangaroos and Koalas in the Wild is a safari experience unlike any other. Just a short drive from Melbourne, you’ll track and observe these beautiful creatures on foot in their native environment. Keep an eye out for emus, possums, wallabies, reptiles, and native birds too, breaking up the day with a delicious Aussie picnic lunch. The following day, hit the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia’s greatest scenic drives, which takes you through Otway National Park and Port Campbell National Park. The latter includes the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles, along with Loch Ard Gorge, a picturesque cove with a tragic history. Finally, cross the Western Plains on your way back to Melbourne, stopping for spectacular views over the many lakes that have filled up the craters of long extinct volcanos in the region. Accommodation is at small, local B&Bs.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,169

Itinerary

Day 1

Kangaroos and Koala's in the Wild

Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas, then learn about each one's history and social life from your Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher. Help remove Boneseed (a weed) and make a difference to koala habitat. Join wild mobs of Kangaroos on the plains and in open forests. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care you often get close enough to take photographs and observe their complex social life. While you walk, help your Guide record sightings of all native wildlife.

The natural environments you visit are also home to parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, possums, wallabies and lizards. Your Wildlife Guide will help you understand them, and teach you how to find and enjoy them without disturbing their natural behaviour - techniques that will be useful to you wherever you go. A substantial picnic lunch is included.

Dinner is at the local Pub, a real Aussie experience!

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Little River Bed and Breakfast

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    Little River Bed and Breakfast



    Little River Bed and Breakfast Little River came into existence in the 1850s after the Melbourne - Geelong railway was established. It is a friendly, comfortable B&B and offers five en-suite rooms 4 King doubles and 1 Queen double. There are many things to see ...

    Little River Bed and Breakfast Little River came into existence in the 1850s after the Melbourne - Geelong railway was established. It is a friendly, comfortable B&B and offers five en-suite rooms 4 King doubles and 1 Queen double. There are many things to see and do in and around Little River. All of it within an easy 5 to 20 minute drive.

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Day 2

Great Ocean Road

See some of the world's most spectacular coastal scenery. Follow the Great Ocean Road to the surging surf coast, and walk in the magnificent rainforests of the Otway National Park. Your Wildlife Guide will explain the formation of these mighty forests. Travel through Port Campbell National Park, looking out for echidnas, wallabies, lizards and colourful birds which make their home in the coastal heathlands. Linger a while to take in some of nature's handiwork at the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge. Hear stories about the terrible shipwrecks of the past.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Loch Ard Bed and Breakfast

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    Loch Ard Bed and Breakfast



    A warm and friendly welcome awaits you on this 480 acre cattle farm with its brand new unique bluestone English country style B&B. Built in 2005, and opened in January 2006 for B&B, it was designed by Patrick Cox to the owners liking and requirements ...

    A warm and friendly welcome awaits you on this 480 acre cattle farm with its brand new unique bluestone English country style B&B. Built in 2005, and opened in January 2006 for B&B, it was designed by Patrick Cox to the owners liking and requirements to capture magnificent the views and the winter sun. Charming lace and chandeliers adorn the two spacious guest rooms with large en-suites, a guest lounge and kitchenette.

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Day 3

Western Plains to Melbourne

This morning have one last look at the coast in the dramatic morning light before returning to Melbourne across the vast grasslands of the Western Plains. Created by intense volcanic activity over the past 2 million years, the 7000 volcanoes of the Western Plains are now extinct but the resultant savannah is pasture to a rich wool growing area - a wonderful example of Australia's great range lands. Stop en route to drive to the top of an extinct volcano with spectacular views across the plains. From the summit you see some of the hundreds of volcanic lakes scattered across the plains. Later you pass Lake Corangamite, the largest permanent lake in Australia, often covered with prolific birdlife. Return to Melbourne in the late afternoon.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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DEPARTURES:

Tuesday and Friday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Expert wildlife guide
  • All transportation
  • Entry fees
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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