Welcome to Melbourne, the eclectic, arty, and all-around awesome city, with incredible secrets hidden down every alleyway. Meeting and greeting at Southern Cross station today, we'll head to Geelong to enjoy some free time gazing at its lovely waterfront and 19th century carousel, Next up is a stop off at Torquay. This is truly the home of Aussie surf culture, and is where the brands Ripcurl and Quicksilver were born. Next - after a quick photo op at the stunning Bells Beach, we're headed onto Apollo Bay...
We'll enjoy a free morning in Apollo Bay today, admiring the natural beauty the rugged coastline, beaches and Otway Ranges towering in the distance. Or, if you're feeling active, you can opt for a morning hike to visit the Cape Otway Lighthouse and get even more spectacular views of this diverse and dizzying landscape. Later today we’ll admire the 12 Apostles from the shore or, if you want a view you'll never forget, opt for a scenic Heli Ride or Plane and fly over the Great Ocean Road. Some views you just can't put a price on. Welcome to the rugged beauty of the 12 Apostles. Ok, there may only be 7 of them but these limestone stacks still take the breath away. These toweringstacks, formed by hundred of years of erosion, now soar 45 meters into the sky.We've got a treat upon arrival in Warrnambool: meeting the dogs of the Middle Island Penguin project. There was once a sharp decline of penguin colonies on middle island due to fox predation. Fortunately, two brave Maremma Guardian dogs, Eudy and Tula, spend five days a week on middle island, warding off foxes and saving the penguins. Then, it's time to check into our accom, feast on an included BBQ dinner, and look forward to tomorrow's adventures...
Today we're headed for some more geological wonders. Cameras at the ready - we're crossing state lines into South Australia...Mt Gambier is packed with adventures and breathtaking formations. From lava caves to breathtaking lakes and limestone foundations, there really is nowhere like this on the planet. We'll visit the Umpherston Sinkhole and Blue Lake, marvelling at the labyrinthine rocks and strange, gushing waterfalls of rainwater.Eyes still wide, we'll stop in Naracoorte for the night.
We're headed to Adelaide today!Welcome to Adelaide, the sophisticated city blessed with gorgeous Victorian architecture, a buzzing cultural scene and soulful beach vibes.We'll meet some new members of our group before embarking on a walking tour of this tiny city. Adelaide has some amazing eateries, and tonight you can opt into experiencing some of them on our Peel Street dinner experience. Or you can trust your instincts and find your own feed for the night before checking out some of the legendary night life.
We've got another day in Adelaide. Lucky us! There are plenty of eateries, beaches, and historic buildings to explore, but our recommendation? Join us on a quick drive to the Barossa Valley, one of the best wine regions in the world. This optional experience will allow us to explore this spectacular valley today, taking a wine tour and sampling some of the most awarded drops in the world, meeting winemakers and soaking up all of that incredible scenery.
This morning we're headed over to Cape Jervis to hop on a ferry to the iconic Kangaroo Island.Across the Backstair Passage we'll swing to Kangaroo Island, a pure wildlife paradise. From dolphins, to echidnas, seals to the titular 'roos, this place has a laid back pace, incredible food and even better wildlife. We're lucky enough to have 2 full days of adventure on the island ahead of us, where we'll get to visit a Wildlife Sanctuary, Dudley's winery, and even have an option to go sand boarding at Little Sahara.
Wake up, you're in paradise! And we have plenty of adventures awaiting us on Kangaroo Island today. You could opt to go kayaking, quad biking, orif you're feeling more zen vibes, head to KI Spirit and learn to blend your own gin. We'll take an included tour of Seal Bay Beach, a conservation park that preserves a natural habitat for the majestic sea lion. We'll also visit the island's showstopper - Flinder's Chase. This National Park is home to the world-famous Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. We'll wind along the walking trails, spotting wildlife and admiring the rugged coastal scenery.
We're hopping on a ferry back to Adelaide today, as our trip comes to an end (sobs).Our adventure is over, but swap deets and arrange your next adventure together. Maybe on another continent next time?