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Melbourne to Adelaide Explorer: Epic Trip for 18 to 39 year olds

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 638

Experience the wonders of Victoria and South Australia on this epic journey along the south coast. On this tour for 18 to 39 year olds, you’ll spot spectacular sights along the Great Ocean Road, hike the rugged trails of Grampians National Park, and get up close and personal with some of Australia’s fascinating wildlife.


This 4-day Australia vacation takes you along Australia’s most impressive coastline from Melbourne to Adelaide and is specifically-designed for 18 to 39 year olds.

Your trip to Australia begins in Melbourne, where you’ll begin your journey along the Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most picturesque stretches of coastline. Gaze out upon the deep-blue waters of the Southern Ocean and experience the Australian wild, spotting koalas in the bush. Before you reach Port Campbell, admire the Twelve Apostles, stunning rock outcrops that jut out of the water along the shoreline. Continue into Grampians National Park to explore a wonderland for hikers and rock climbers. Meet with the local Indigenous community and gaze upon 10,000-year-old rock paintings that convey legends of the Dreamtime. Head on to MacKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria, which provides flowing water all year round in a state defined by its ample desert. Pass into the Northern Grampians to spot Mt. Williams towering over the horizon. Head on a hike through the foothills before spending the night in the Old Mount Gambier Gaol. On your final day, pass into the Valley Lake Conservation Area to spot Australia’s incredible animals, including bush kangaroos. Pass into the lush vineyards outside Adelaide and sample some local wines before reaching Adelaide, the final stop on your journey.

This Australia vacation makes for a great add-on to a longer trip to Australia.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 638

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Day 1

Melbourne to Port Campbell (Great Ocean Road)

This morning - meet your travel buddies and hit the road. If you've seen a car commercial, chances are you've seen the Great Ocean Road. With mere metres between road and water, hairpin bends and epic views out every window, today you'll join the list of five million people to do this road-of-passage each year. Before putting rubber on the Great Ocean Road, spot koalas in the wild and lunch in a seaside village. This afternoon is all about the Twelve Apostles, aka the Stonehenge of Australia. Tonight chill out and get to know who you're travelling with.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Port Campbell Hostel

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  • Port Campbell Hostel



    Welcome to the Port Campbell Hostel, a backpacker hostel on Victoria's famous Great Ocean Road. This hostel offers exceptionally well valued accommodation for backpackers and budget travellers wanting to stay in the heart of the Port Campbell National Park, home of what are arguably the ...

    Welcome to the Port Campbell Hostel, a backpacker hostel on Victoria's famous Great Ocean Road. This hostel offers exceptionally well valued accommodation for backpackers and budget travellers wanting to stay in the heart of the Port Campbell National Park, home of what are arguably the most photographed coastal attractions in Australia such as the London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and the iconic Twelve Apostles.

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Day 2

Port Campbell to Grampians National Park

From one natural wonder to another, explore the 167,000 hectares of The Grampians - a mecca for hikers and rock climbers. More than just a place to get geology goosebumps, you'll be standing on sacred ground, with 80% of Victoria's Aboriginal rock art on show. Meet the traditional land owners, whose ancestors were scratching and dabbing their Dreamtime stories onto rock long before the Pyramids of Egypt were conceived. Then paint your own story onto a boomerang. Dinner with the crew tonight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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The Grampians Motel

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    The Grampians Motel



    Being only minutes walking distance from Halls Gap, the village at the heart of the Grampians National Park, The Grampians Motel is a magnificent Motel and Restaurant set on 12 acres of parkland with kangaroos, emus, deer and a large variety of birds at your ...

    Being only minutes walking distance from Halls Gap, the village at the heart of the Grampians National Park, The Grampians Motel is a magnificent Motel and Restaurant set on 12 acres of parkland with kangaroos, emus, deer and a large variety of birds at your front door. Take in the uninterrupted, breathtaking views of The Pinnacle Mountain Range and The Mount William Range.

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Day 3

Grampians National Park to Mount Gambier

Next up: MacKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria. It's no Niagara, but flowing water is guaranteed year-round - a rare promise in a country that's 40% desert. Then, the Northern Grampians for one last panorama shot with views to Mount Williams, the highest peak in the park and third-highest mountain in Victoria. Tonight, after a walking tour, get a slice of history as you get some shut eye in Old Mount Gambier Gaol.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

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    The Old Mount Gambier Gaol



    Located halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, it makes financial sense to many touring bands to stop in at the Gaol whilst travelling to either location. It offers a unique hotel accommodation for travellers and groups. The rooms are all originally ex-prison cells, warden's offices or ...

    Located halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, it makes financial sense to many touring bands to stop in at the Gaol whilst travelling to either location. It offers a unique hotel accommodation for travellers and groups. The rooms are all originally ex-prison cells, warden's offices or residences. It provides accommodation to a constant stream of grey nomads, families, individual travellers, internationals and corporates seeking a comfy bed in a setting like no other.

    Facilities

    • Bar/Lounge
    • Barbeque Facilities
    • Courtyard
    • Fireplace
    • Free WiFi
    • Kitchen Facilities
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Parking
    • Shared Bathroom facilities
    • Tennis Court

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Day 4

Mount Gambier to Adelaide

Stroll through the Valley Lake conservation area and learn about the pre-human flora and fauna existence. Snap madly away on the camera as you spot a Skippy. Hot tip: don't go to hug one. Before kicking on to Adelaide, check out the Blue Lake (depending on what time of the year you visit, the lake changes colour) and the Umpherston Sinkhole. Because no South Australian voyage is complete without wine, you get to concoct your own potion as you stop at Wynn's Coonawarra vineyard. Chin chin!

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Jun 30; Jul 28; Aug 25; Sep 22; Oct 20; Nov 17
2019: Jan 12; Feb 9; Mar 9

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights multi share accommodation in a mix of hotels, lodges and hostels
  • Depending on location, tours may also include accommodation or sleeping in swags
  • Transportation in a modern, air conditioned vehicle with WIFI internet
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • 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 multi share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Multi share accommodation is single sex, mixed gender couples travelling together should not expect to share. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or twin/double travellers are available on request - please inquire.

These tours available to guests between the ages of 18 – 39 years only.

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