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8D7N The Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island (3390)

8D7N The Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island (3390)

Per Pax
From: $3069 From: €2922 From: £2508 From: RM13343 From: CAD3976 From: SGD4256 From: AUD4430 From: HKD24178
Melbourne
Cosmos
Adventure is knocking. Turn "never thought I would" into "glad I did" with a budget-friendly tour that includes all the essentials plus a great mix of included excursions and free time. We know why you travel. We know that another day in an amazing destination means more than a fancy chocolate on a pillow! Cosmos travel experts still insist that you enjoy comfortable, clean and attractive hotels; a professional Tour Director; guided sightseeing of must-see sights; and seamless transportation that makes getting there half the fun!
Cities to Visit: Melbourne – Warrnambool – Mt. Gambier – Tailem Bend – Kangaroo Island – Adelaide
Language: English

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Travel Period: from Now till December 3, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ 12 Apostles
~ Coonawarra Wine-Tasting
~ Murray River Cruise
~ Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island
~ Tantanoola Caves, Mt Gambier
~ Mount Gambier
What To Expect
Food, wildlife and heritage; this 8-day tour through Victoria and South Australia comes filled with awe-inspiring scenery, heritage sites, top-notch cuisine and endless fun experiences along the way. Beginning in Melbourne and ending in Adelaide, you’ll travel west along the Great Ocean Road towards Adelaide, with overnight stops in Warrnambool, Mt Gambier, Tailem Bend and Kangaroo Island.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

    Welcome to Melbourne! Please meet your Tour Director at your leisure in the hotel lobby from 2.00pm - 5.30pm to complete the tour check-in process. Later, join your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome meeting and drinks.

  • Day 2: MELBOURNE – TORQUAY – THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD – WARRNAMBOOL.

    Morning stop at Torquay, the official starting point of the Great Ocean road and birthplace of iconic brands, Rip Curl and Quicksilver. Enjoy panoramic views with a chance to see world-class surfers in action. Continue along Great Ocean Road with stops at the iconic London Bridge and the 12 Apostles. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3: WARRNAMBOOL. EXPLORING THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD.

    This morning, explore more of the Great Ocean Road with visits to Loch Ard Gorge, Gibson Steps, and a return visit to the 12 Apostles. Have your cameras ready for amazing views and photo ops. Next, visit Sow & Piglets Brewery for a tasting of their craft beers. Return to Warrnambool where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Things to do during your free time include the walk to Cannon Hill Lookout for panoramic views of the beach and the spectacular Southern Ocean, shopping for unique items at the Fletcher Jones Market, a visit to the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Museum to hear the stories of the crew and passengers whose lives were claimed by the rugged Shipwreck Coast, or the popular walk along the Warrnambool Foreshore Promenade.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 4: WARRNAMBOOL – MT GAMBIER.

    Travel to Mt Gambier and join your Tour Director for a guided heritage walk. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may choose to participate in an optional indigenous guided walk of Gunditjmara country where you'll experience a culture that is over 60,000 years old, see remnants of ancient dwellings, and the chance to spot local wildlife.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 5: MT GAMBIER – COONAWARRA – TAILEM BEND.

    This morning, a Local Guide introduces you to the history and geology of Tantanoola Caves and explains how its spectacular array of formations has developed over thousands of years. Then free time to stroll through the large cavern at your leisure and take photos. Continue to the Coonawarra wine region specialising in rich cabernet sauvignons. Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Next, visit the unique Coonalpyn Silos, part of the Australian Silo Art Trail Collection. The 30-metre high, still operational grain silos, were painted in 2017 by world-renowned large-scale mural artist, Guido van Helten. His paintings reflect the community spirit and culture. This evening is at leisure or choose to visit the car museum at your hotel.

    : Breakfast, Lunch
    • Photo by Julie Burgher on Flickr

  • Day 6: TAILEM BEND – HAHNDORF – KANGAROO ISLAND.

    Start your day with a cruise on the Murray River aboard a historic paddle steamer. Next, enjoy time at leisure in the German-style town of Hahndorf. There's time to browse the art galleries, shop for local crafts, sample local fare, and visit the many tasting rooms. Travel through the Fleurieu Peninsula and board a ferry for Kangaroo Island, one of the world's last unspoilt habitats. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 7: KANGAROO ISLAND.

    This morning explore Kangaroo Island with a Local Guide. See a colony of rare Australian sea lions and enjoy a walk on the beach with a national park ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Afterward, visit Flinders Chase National Park and admire the unique formations of the Remarkable Rocks followed by time at Admirals Arch. Keep an eye out for the New Zealand fur seal colony that have settled here. Your afternoon is at leisure. You may wish to stroll the beach, take a swim, rent a bicycle and explore more on your own, or relax in this perfect setting with a glass of South Australian wine. Tonight, feast on local fare and wines as your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: DEPART KANGAROO ISLAND – ADELAIDE.

    After breakfast, travel by ferry and motorcoach back to Adelaide. A stop will be made at Adelaide International Airport for homebound passengers. Schedule flights after 3 pm. A drop will also be made at the Sage Hotel Adelaide for any passengers wishing to spend time in Adelaide. Hotel nights in Adelaide are available for purchase.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 7 night’s accommodation
~ Daily breakfast, 2 lunches & 2 dinners
~ Professional Tour Director
~ Headsets throughout the tour


Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & Visa
~ Tipping
~ Airport transfer
~ Safety net protection

Where to Visits

Information



Travel Period: from Now till December 3, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ 12 Apostles
~ Coonawarra Wine-Tasting
~ Murray River Cruise
~ Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island
~ Tantanoola Caves, Mt Gambier
~ Mount Gambier
What To Expect
Food, wildlife and heritage; this 8-day tour through Victoria and South Australia comes filled with awe-inspiring scenery, heritage sites, top-notch cuisine and endless fun experiences along the way. Beginning in Melbourne and ending in Adelaide, you’ll travel west along the Great Ocean Road towards Adelaide, with overnight stops in Warrnambool, Mt Gambier, Tailem Bend and Kangaroo Island.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

    Welcome to Melbourne! Please meet your Tour Director at your leisure in the hotel lobby from 2.00pm - 5.30pm to complete the tour check-in process. Later, join your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome meeting and drinks.

  • Day 2: MELBOURNE – TORQUAY – THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD – WARRNAMBOOL.

    Morning stop at Torquay, the official starting point of the Great Ocean road and birthplace of iconic brands, Rip Curl and Quicksilver. Enjoy panoramic views with a chance to see world-class surfers in action. Continue along Great Ocean Road with stops at the iconic London Bridge and the 12 Apostles. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3: WARRNAMBOOL. EXPLORING THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD.

    This morning, explore more of the Great Ocean Road with visits to Loch Ard Gorge, Gibson Steps, and a return visit to the 12 Apostles. Have your cameras ready for amazing views and photo ops. Next, visit Sow & Piglets Brewery for a tasting of their craft beers. Return to Warrnambool where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Things to do during your free time include the walk to Cannon Hill Lookout for panoramic views of the beach and the spectacular Southern Ocean, shopping for unique items at the Fletcher Jones Market, a visit to the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Museum to hear the stories of the crew and passengers whose lives were claimed by the rugged Shipwreck Coast, or the popular walk along the Warrnambool Foreshore Promenade.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 4: WARRNAMBOOL – MT GAMBIER.

    Travel to Mt Gambier and join your Tour Director for a guided heritage walk. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may choose to participate in an optional indigenous guided walk of Gunditjmara country where you'll experience a culture that is over 60,000 years old, see remnants of ancient dwellings, and the chance to spot local wildlife.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 5: MT GAMBIER – COONAWARRA – TAILEM BEND.

    This morning, a Local Guide introduces you to the history and geology of Tantanoola Caves and explains how its spectacular array of formations has developed over thousands of years. Then free time to stroll through the large cavern at your leisure and take photos. Continue to the Coonawarra wine region specialising in rich cabernet sauvignons. Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Next, visit the unique Coonalpyn Silos, part of the Australian Silo Art Trail Collection. The 30-metre high, still operational grain silos, were painted in 2017 by world-renowned large-scale mural artist, Guido van Helten. His paintings reflect the community spirit and culture. This evening is at leisure or choose to visit the car museum at your hotel.

    : Breakfast, Lunch
    • Photo by Julie Burgher on Flickr

  • Day 6: TAILEM BEND – HAHNDORF – KANGAROO ISLAND.

    Start your day with a cruise on the Murray River aboard a historic paddle steamer. Next, enjoy time at leisure in the German-style town of Hahndorf. There's time to browse the art galleries, shop for local crafts, sample local fare, and visit the many tasting rooms. Travel through the Fleurieu Peninsula and board a ferry for Kangaroo Island, one of the world's last unspoilt habitats. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 7: KANGAROO ISLAND.

    This morning explore Kangaroo Island with a Local Guide. See a colony of rare Australian sea lions and enjoy a walk on the beach with a national park ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Afterward, visit Flinders Chase National Park and admire the unique formations of the Remarkable Rocks followed by time at Admirals Arch. Keep an eye out for the New Zealand fur seal colony that have settled here. Your afternoon is at leisure. You may wish to stroll the beach, take a swim, rent a bicycle and explore more on your own, or relax in this perfect setting with a glass of South Australian wine. Tonight, feast on local fare and wines as your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: DEPART KANGAROO ISLAND – ADELAIDE.

    After breakfast, travel by ferry and motorcoach back to Adelaide. A stop will be made at Adelaide International Airport for homebound passengers. Schedule flights after 3 pm. A drop will also be made at the Sage Hotel Adelaide for any passengers wishing to spend time in Adelaide. Hotel nights in Adelaide are available for purchase.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 7 night’s accommodation
~ Daily breakfast, 2 lunches & 2 dinners
~ Professional Tour Director
~ Headsets throughout the tour


Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & Visa
~ Tipping
~ Airport transfer
~ Safety net protection

Per Pax
From: $3069 From: €2922 From: £2508 From: RM13343 From: CAD3976 From: SGD4256 From: AUD4430 From: HKD24178
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Cancellation Policy

~ 91 days or more prior to departure: deposit forfeited
~ 90 – 60 days prior to departure: 35% of total price
~ 59 – 30 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
~ 29 – 1 days prior to departure: 80% of total price
~ On scheduled departure and later: 100% of total price


Payment Terms

~ Deposit must be received within 7 days of booking.
~ Balance payment must be made 90 days prior to departure.
~ Booking made within 90 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking.