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Natural Australia: Melbourne to Brisbane

Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,016

Experience Australia’s unbeatable natural beauty and wildlife. Drive the Great Ocean Road, visit Kangaroo Island then spend some time in Australia’s largest subtropical rainforest.


Go beyond ‘postcard’ Australia on this magical 2 week journey, taking in natural wonders such as The Twelve Apostles, Kangaroo Island and Fraser Island.

Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne offers world class shopping, a thriving arts scene, beautiful urban parks and endless restaurant options, which combine to seduce culture vultures, foodies, and casual visitors alike. Early arrivals can catch a ride on its famous trams, or for a uniquely Melbourne experience, book a table at the Tramcar Restaurant. Your second day includes a city tour, plus an evening tour to Phillip Island to see the world renowned ‘Little Penguin Parade’.

Collect your rental car for the journey along the Great Ocean Road. See unforgettable sights such as The Twelve Apostles, a spectacular formation of offshore limestone stacks shaped by centuries of erosion from the Southern Ocean. Continue on to the Grampians National Park, home to Victoria’s biggest collection of Koori rock art and a network of 50 walking tracks.

Cross the state border into South Australia to visit either the town of Naracoorte or Coonawarra. Then, it’s on to charming Adelaide, the centre of one of the country’s largest winemaking regions. Spend the evening at leisure in Australia’s ‘Festival City’.

Fly on to Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s most diverse ecological regions. A guided walk will introduce you to the local wildlife, which includes over 260 species of birds. Other highlights include Flinders Chase National Park, the Rocky River region and a stop at Seal Bay National Park, where you’ll have the chance to walk among the island’s famous sea lions.

Two nights at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Guesthouse lets you explore Australia’s largest subtropical wilderness just outside the city of Brisbane, with bird-watching and nocturnal walks included.

Staying at Kingfisher Bay Resort, discover the amazing coloured sands and shipwrecks of nearby Fraser Island on a full day 4WD coach tour, before boarding the Tilt Train for your journey back to Brisbane.

At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.
Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,016

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Day 1

Arrive Melbourne

Upon arrival you will transfer to your hotel. Tonight you might like to dine aboard Melbourne's Tramcar Restaurant (additional cost)

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Travelodge Southbank

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    Travelodge Southbank



    Travelodge Hotel Southbank is ideally located in the heart of Melbourne's Southbank precinct, right on the Yarra River and just a short stroll from downtown. The hotel is within easy walking distance to many attractions and is close to transport, shopping and dining. With 24 ...

    Travelodge Hotel Southbank is ideally located in the heart of Melbourne's Southbank precinct, right on the Yarra River and just a short stroll from downtown. The hotel is within easy walking distance to many attractions and is close to transport, shopping and dining. With 24 hour reception, friendly service and complimentary WIFI internet this hotel offers great value and access to everything this diverse city has to offer

    Facilities

    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Conference Facilities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Touring Melbourne Area

Your city tour will take you to cathedrals, parks, gardens and historic landmarks such as Captain Cook's cottage. An afternoon and evening tour takes you to see the world renowned "Little Penguin Parade"

Day 3

Melbourne to Apollo Bay

Today you will collect your rental vehicle and make your way past Geelong and on to Torquay. This is where the Great Ocean Road begins its journey westward

Duration1 Night
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Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay

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    Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay



    Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay is the perfect hotel for your Great Ocean Road seaside holiday and is centrally located in the centre of the idyllic resort town of Apollo Bay, across the road from the beach. Otway National Park is a 15-minute drive, ...

    Comfort Inn The International Apollo Bay is the perfect hotel for your Great Ocean Road seaside holiday and is centrally located in the centre of the idyllic resort town of Apollo Bay, across the road from the beach. Otway National Park is a 15-minute drive, and Cape Otway Lighthouse is a 40-minute drive away, there are several restaurants and nightlife options within a 5 minute walk as well.

    Facilities

    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

Apollo By to Port Fairy

Continue along the Great Ocean Road. On your way to Port Fairy visit the quaint town of Koroit, where Irish immigrant farmers originally settled.

Duration1 Night
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54 On Bank Port Fairy

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    54 On Bank Port Fairy



    54 On Bank is centrally located in the historic seafaring village of Port Fairy where some of the finest restaurants, cafes and specialty shops are at your doorstep. 54 On Bank consist of two buildings - the first encompassing a 2 bedroom cottage with the ...

    54 On Bank is centrally located in the historic seafaring village of Port Fairy where some of the finest restaurants, cafes and specialty shops are at your doorstep. 54 On Bank consist of two buildings - the first encompassing a 2 bedroom cottage with the reception and information centre and the second featuring 6 individual and private suites.

    Facilities

    • Barbeque
    • Laundry facilities
    • Non Smoking Property
    • Restaurant

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Day 5

Port Fairy to Grampians National Park

Travel to the Grampians National Park and Halls Gap. The scenic Grampians is one of Victoria's largest and most accessible National Parks. It is home to the biggest collection of Koori rock art in the state, and is well known for its wildflowers, striking rock formations, panoramic lookouts and network of 50 walking tracks.

Duration1 Night
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D'Altons Resort Halls Gap

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    D'Altons Resort Halls Gap



    Daltons Resort is the perfect place to stay while driving along the Great Ocean Road. Surrounded by the Grampians National Park and nestled within 11 hectares of semi-bush land in the heart of Halls Gap. Kangaroo and deer freely roam the property. The resort is ...

    Daltons Resort is the perfect place to stay while driving along the Great Ocean Road. Surrounded by the Grampians National Park and nestled within 11 hectares of semi-bush land in the heart of Halls Gap. Kangaroo and deer freely roam the property. The resort is only 400 metres from shops and an easy stroll to excellent restaurants. With only 25 studios or cottages, this retreat is a perfect getaway spot.

    Facilities

    • Barbeque
    • Laundry facilities
    • Playground
    • Pool (s)
    • Tennis

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Day 6

Halls Gap to Coonawarra

Depart Halls Gap today crossing the border to Coonawarra. The lakes and waterways are perfect for fishing and enjoying the views of the Grampians

Duration1 Night
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Carolynne's Cottages Naracoorte

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    Carolynne's Cottages Naracoorte



    Set in the heart of the Limestone Coast, two kilometres north of Naracoorte, Carolynne's Cottages are a great base to explore the premium wine districts of Coonawarra and Padthaway as well as being within easy reach of Wrattonbully, Robe and Mount Benson. The Naracoorte Caves ...

    Set in the heart of the Limestone Coast, two kilometres north of Naracoorte, Carolynne's Cottages are a great base to explore the premium wine districts of Coonawarra and Padthaway as well as being within easy reach of Wrattonbully, Robe and Mount Benson. The Naracoorte Caves are just 12 kilometres away. Relax and refresh yourself in complete luxury in 3 fully self-contained luxurious 1 and 2 bedroom cottages.

    If reception is unattended on arrival, confirmed guests will find keys inside the BBQ, under the hood, located on the decking area behind the cottage.

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    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

Coonawara to Adelaide

Continue travelling north to Adelaide. Drop off your vehicle and make your way to your accommodation. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Ibis Adelaide

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    Ibis Adelaide



    Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, ...

    Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD Ibis Adelaide offers guests all the facilities for a great stay. The hotel features 311 rooms and is a short stroll from the city's famous shopping and dining precincts, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street. The Adelaide Oval, Casino, Convention Centre, Botanic Gardens, National Wine Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital are also within walking distance. The hotel is also located close to Adelaide's Arts district, which includes the Festival Centre and Dunstan Playhouse.

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    • Internet Access
    • Room Service

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Day 8

Kangaroo Island

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kangaroo Island. Visit unique Seal Bay where you'll get up close to nature as the wild Australian Sea-lions frolic and laze about on the stunning beach. Enjoy lunch in an Australian bush setting, followed by a walk around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in the Flinders Chase National Park

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Day 9

Adelaide to O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Brisbane. On arrival in Brisbane you will be met and transferred to O'Reilly's in Australia's largest subtropical rainforest.

Duration2 Days
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O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Canungra

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    O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Canungra



    With great views, delicious food, friendly staff and rainforest guides, you are sure to enjoy your stay at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat. The property is located in the Lamington National Park, 2 hours by car from south of Brisbane and 1.5 hours from west of the ...

    With great views, delicious food, friendly staff and rainforest guides, you are sure to enjoy your stay at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat. The property is located in the Lamington National Park, 2 hours by car from south of Brisbane and 1.5 hours from west of the Gold Coast. Enjoy the jovial relaxed atmosphere of the guesthouse's favourite meeting place by having a drink at the bar and enjoying the spectacular sunsets from the veranda. The cafe offers a delicious menu of home-style meals with a wide beverage selection.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Fireplace
    • Games Room
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 10

O'Reilly's

Start the day with an early morning birdwalk. Later, enjoy afternoon tea and a guided rainforest walk or 4WD program (tours may vary each day). In the evening watch an audiovisual presentation or just relax in the lounge room

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Day 11

O'Reilly's to Fraser Island

Transfer to Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island. Explore the resort, swim in the pools, go bush walking or try your luck with fishing.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island

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    Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island



    Queensland's Fraser Island offers up an ever-changing dune scape as the worlds largest sand island. This World Heritage-listed national park, which sits within the Great Sandy Biosphere and adjoins the Great Sandy Marine Park, offers a unique blend of action and adventure versus relaxation and ...

    Queensland's Fraser Island offers up an ever-changing dune scape as the worlds largest sand island. This World Heritage-listed national park, which sits within the Great Sandy Biosphere and adjoins the Great Sandy Marine Park, offers a unique blend of action and adventure versus relaxation and total immersion in nature. The natural diversity of this island paradise - sub-tropical rainforest, stunning dune lakes, arid dunes, fresh-water creeks and the seaside - makes it a must-see on any Australian east coast itinerary.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Fishing Facilities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 12

Fraser Island

Enjoy your buffet breakfast before joining a 4WD tour to discover rainforest, crystal-clear fresh water lakes, shipwrecks and coloured sands.

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Day 13

King Fisher Bay Resort to Brisbane

Depart after breakfast, you will travel by catamaran and on the Tilt Train back to Brisbane. On arrival you will transfer to your hotel and the remainder of your day is a leisure

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Duration1 Night
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Hotel Ibis Brisbane

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    Hotel Ibis Brisbane



    Hotel Ibis Brisbane is a great place to stay for leisure or business. The hotel is located in the city centre, situated near the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Convention, and Exhibition Centre. This hotel includes 218 rooms with a wide range of styles and ...

    Hotel Ibis Brisbane is a great place to stay for leisure or business. The hotel is located in the city centre, situated near the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Convention, and Exhibition Centre. This hotel includes 218 rooms with a wide range of styles and sizes.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Games Room
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 14

Depart Brisbane

At leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • Flights from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
  • Sightseeing tours as indicated
  • Hertz Group C car rental
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary.
  • Transfers.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes not listed above.
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals and beverages unless specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities unless specifically indicated
  • Park fees unless stated

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 enquire.

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