Adelaide to Melbourne and all the wildlife and coastlines in between
In four jam-packed days, take to the road – and an island – as you explore some of southern Australia’s outstanding highlights. From Adelaide, explore the natural wonder and wildlife-rich Kangaroo Island, visiting an animal rescue and sea lion conservation park, sand board down the Little Sahara dunes, stroll among fields of lavender and watch a birds of prey show. You’ll also gain an insight into First Nations cultures in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and traverse the Great Ocean Road – one of the world’s best drives. Make tracks for Melbourne with some pretty epic pitstops along the way.
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Visit the Seal Bay Conservation to see rare sea lions up close, and head to a local wildlife park to hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, some that have been recently rescued from bushfires.
Kangaroo Island is known for its pristine stretches of sand, and you’ll soon know why. Take in the impressive coastal views from Remarkable Rock, check out Vivonne Bay and stroll down Hog Bay Beach.
To get the heart racing, give sand boarding a crack down the white sand dunes of Little Sahara and climb to the island’s highest point – Prospect Hill – for some seriously panoramic views.
Be treated to some seriously epic views of the Twelve Apostles and Great Ocean Road along the way, stopping to spot native Australian wildlife like koalas, kangaroos and wallabies.
Learn about local First Nations histories and cultures in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and how important a connection to the land is to Indigenous communities.
This trip involves plenty of walking and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility and fitness. An overview of physical activities can be found in the itinerary.
This trip covers some serious distances in a minivan. Please read the itinerary for details on estimated drive times.
For more details on specific logistical information for this trip, see the Important Notes and Essential Trip Information sections located below the trip itinerary.
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1. 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 the SeaLink desk at 6.15 am for a 6.45 am departure. Hotel pick ups from central Adelaide to the bus station are available on request.
2. Accommodation in Adelaide on Day 2 is at the Adelaide Central YHA. You will be picked up on Day 3 at 7 am for the next stage of your trip.
3. This trip also runs in reverse as a five-day trip. See trip code PASMC-B.
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