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4 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Explorer incl Kangaroo Island Overview
- 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31
Enjoy Kangaroo Island then travel from Adelaide along the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne
Looking to take in some of southern Australia's superb natural attractions in a relatively short time? Look no further than this short but all-encompassing road trip from the quiet charm of Adelaide to Melbourne's vibrant cafe scene. Spot penguins, sea lions, koalas and – surprise, surprise – kangaroos on Kangaroo Island. Soak up stunning vistas along the Fleurieu Peninsula, the Adelaide Hills and the Great Ocean Road, and get sand boarding in the Little Sahara, hiking in the Grampians and kayaking on the Harriet River. Striking the perfect combination of wildlife spotting, scenery savouring and active outdoor activities, this four-day adventure makes for the ideal getaway.
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Drive along the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis and board the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Visit a sea lion colony in Seal Bay, fly down the dunes of Little Sahara on a sand board and explore Vivonne Bay Beach by bike, foot or kayak. When dusk falls, head out on a guided night walk in search of wallabies, possums and kangaroos before watching penguins arrive in Point Ellen.
Spy wild koalas among the tree tops of the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, then beat the crowds to Flinders Chase National Park for the sake of scoring unspoilt views over the Remarkable Rocks. Peer through the open cave of Admirals Arch, spot fur seals basking on the rocks and chow down on a hearty barbecue at the Flinders Chase Visitors Centre. Following lunch, take a walk up Ironstone Hill and savour the views before returning to the mainland.
Wind through the Adelaide Hills, cross the Murray River and enter the Grampians National Park. Learn of what this country means to its local Indigenous people at the Brambuck Cultural Centre – you're appreciation of the land and its attractions will be more meaningful for it.
Reach the coast and soak up the stunning views over the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Don't plan on nodding off for the rest of the drive though - characterised by roiling surf, lush green hinterlands and quaint coastal enclaves, the rest of the Great Ocean Road is just as spectacular. Stop off to see koalas at Kennett River and local surfers working their craft at a legendary surf beach before arriving in Melbourne, where this journey ends.
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