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AUSTRALIA ENCOMPASSED

25 Days, Sydney to Melbourne
AUSTRALIA ENCOMPASSED

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Sydney, Melbourne, Fraser Island, the Whitsundays - your crash course to Australia starts now. For 25 days, you'll head up the East Coast (and participate in wine read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 23 nights accommodation with breakfast (Hostels (15 nts), camping in "swag" or tent (5 nts), maxi yacht (2 nts), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share). ----
    Hostels (16 nts), swag camping (4 nts), maxi yacht (2 nts), cabin (1 nt), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share.

  • 21 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 10 dinners. ---
  • Local flight.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private bus, train, maxi yacht, 4x4 safari vehicle, ferry, plane).
  • Departure airport transfer on Day 25.
  • Hunter and Clare Valley wine tastings.
  • Sheep shearing demonstration.
  • Gold mine tour.
  • Yoga and surf lessons (Byron Bay).
  • Fraser Island overnight excursion.
  • Noosa Everglades overnight canoeing experience.
  • Cooloola Sand Patch walk.
  • Entrance fees to Cooloola Recreation Area and Fraser Island in Great Sandy National Park.
  • 3-day sailing excursion (Whitsunday Islands).
  • Visit to Whitehaven Beach.
  • Rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park.
  • Underground mine tour in Coober Pedy.
  • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru.
  • Mala walk around Uluru and visit to the culture centre.
  • Walks at Kings Canyon and Grampians National Park.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 485-525 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Sydney
Day 2 Sydney/Nundle
Day 3 Nundle/Bingara
Day 4 Bingara/Yamba
Day 5 Yamba/Byron Bay
Day 6 Byron Bay
Day 7 Byron Bay/Brisbane
Day 8 Brisbane/Fraser Island
Day 9 Fraser Island/Noosa River
Day 10 Noosa River/Rockhampton
Day 11 Rockhampton/Whitsunday Islands
Day 12 Whitsunday Islands
Day 13 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach
Day 14 Airlie Beach/Cairns
Day 15 Cairns
Day 16 Cairns/Alice Springs
Day 17 Alice Springs/Uluru
Day 18 Uluru
Day 19 Uluru/Coober Pedy
Day 20 Coober Pedy/William Creek
Day 21 William Creek/Beltana
Day 22 Beltana/Adelaide
Day 23 Adelaide/Halls Gap
Day 24 Halls Gap/Port Campbell
Day 25 Depart Port Campbell/Melbourne
Departures
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Sydney
  • Nundle
  • Bingara
  • Yamba
  • Byron Bay
  • Brisbane
  • Fraser Island
  • Noosa River
  • Rockhampton
  • On Board Maxi Yacht
  • Airlie Beach
  • Cairns
  • Alice Springs
  • Uluru
  • Coober Pedy
  • William Creek
  • Beltana
  • Adelaide
  • Halls Gap
  • Port Campbell
  • DAY 1 Arrive Sydney

    Arrive at any time.

    There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. Please try to arrive before 7pm for an important group welcome meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members.

    If you arrive early enough, head down to the harbour's edge to 'The Rocks' historic area and the Opera House.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    19:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip.

    Optional Activities
    The Rocks Neighbourhood Visit

    The Rocks 1h-2h
    Free
    Set out and explore this historic colonial neighbourhood in the city centre. Bordered by the Sydney Harbour on one side, it is home to vibrant cafes and pubs, cobbled alleyways, and charming shops. Snap some shots of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, and get a feel for cosmopolitan Sydney.

    Sydney Opera House Visit
    Sydney
    Free
    Stroll along the waterfront to admire Sydney's most iconic landmark, designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon and opened by Queen Elizabeth 11 in 1973. Take a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site to discover its history, folklore, and more.
    Some two million people a year come to see concerts and cultural performances Opera House. Catch the boom of the grand organ --with more than 10,000 pipes, it took 10 years to build and is the largest mechanical organ in the world.

    Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
    Climb one of the most famous bridges in the world - the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Soak in amazing panoramic city views of Sydney at the top - a perfect photo opp and memory to take home with you! (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Sydney/Nundle

    Travel to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting. Overnight at a sheep station, which includes a shearing demonstration.

    Depart in the morning and head to a small country town for lunch before continuing to Nundle Sheep Station for the night.

    At the sheep station, have the unique opportunity to meet an expert sheep shearer. Experience a shearing demonstration and learn about local sheep farming. At the end of the day, enjoy a lamb dinner with the locals before sleeping in historic shearer's quarters.

    Private Vehicle
    Sydney - Nundle 6h 380km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Hunter Valley Wine Tour
    Hunter valley
    Drive to the famous wine region of Hunter Valley for an included wine tasting. Sample some reds and whites, and find a new favourite (the area is known for its semillon and shiraz). Learn about the the history of wine-making in the oldest wine region in Australia.

    Sheep Shearing
    Nundle
    Watch a local shearer demonstrate how to shear a sheep and learn all about the shearing equipment used today and in days gone by. Afterwards, get in there and give it a go! (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Nundle/Bingara

    Visit a working mine and have a go at panning for gold.

    After breakfast, drive to Tamworth, the country and western music capital of Australia and home to a giant guitar. Arrive in Bingara in the early afternoon for an included visit to a historic gold mine where you can try gold panning.

    Opt to go horseback riding or swimming in a local watering hole.

    Private Vehicle
    Nundle - Bingara 3h 210km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Gold Mine Tour
    Bingara
    Learn about a historic gold mining site and try your hand at panning for gold. You never know what you'll find! (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 4 Bingara/Yamba

    Travel to a beach town surrounded by Yuraygir National Park. Go for a swim at the beach, relax, and enjoy the view.

    Once in Yamba, head to the beach for a swim. End an active day by savouring the local delicacy of fish and chips on the beach with fellow group members.

    Private Vehicle
    Bingara - Yamba 5h 380km
    Travel distance: 380km (236 mi)

    Optional Activities
    Swimming
    Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Yamba/Byron Bay

    Travel up the coast to Byron Bay, which has a reputation as an alternative hippie town. Hit the beach and take a surf lesson

    After breakfast, travel the coastal road to the stunning surf and arts town of Byron Bay. Enjoy plenty of free time to experience the hippie surfing town. Options are abound - walk to the lighthouse (located on Australia's most easterly point) for a chance to see whales swimming off shore or hang ten with the locals after an included surfing lesson.

    Private Vehicle
    Yamba - Byron Bay 2h 128km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Surf Lesson with Yoga Warm-Up
    Byron Bay
    Hit the beach and get ready to hang ten with a surf lesson from trained surf instructors. Start with a bit of a yoga warm-up before spending some time in the water getting friendly with the waves. Practice paddling and then pop up to balance on the wider, softer beginner boards. Too easy. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Byron Bay

    Enjoy free time to hit the beach, get a massage, go skydiving, or try sea kayaking.

    The free time is yours to explore. Walk along the long stunning beach, play in the surf, or simply hang out in the Buddha Bar and people watch. Want to get your adrenaline pumping? Go skydiving, try sea kayaking, or go on a dolphin watch.

    Free Time
    Byron Bay Afternoon
    Do as much or as little as you like in this chilled-out beach town.

    Optional Activities
    Skydiving
    Byron Bay 2h-5h
    299-399 AUD per person
    Enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of Byron Bay from an eagle's perspective. Suit up, get briefed, and board the prop plane to soar high about the land and sea. Strap onto your instructor, take a breath, and leap into a once-in-a-lifetime free fall. This is what a natural high truly feels like!

    Sea Kayaking Tour
    Byron Bay 2h-3h
    65 AUD per person
    Paddle along Byron Bay's coast, passing by Aboriginal sites, surfing meccas, and Australia's most easterly point. Keep an eye out for marine life, such as dolphins, whales, and tropical fish. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 7 Byron Bay/Brisbane

    Start the day off with an included yoga class before travelling north, and opt for a night out in Queensland's capital.

    Yoga Class
    Byron Bay
    Zen out during a yoga class with a qualified instructor and learn various stretches, postures, and breathing exercises.

    Private Vehicle
    Byron Bay - Brisbane 4h 288km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Optional Activities
    Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of the group and learn about the next leg of your tour. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Brisbane/Fraser Island

    Travel by private bus, private 4x4 and ferry to reach Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. Explore the island by 4x4.

    Once on the island, enjoy a 4x4 tour of Fraser Island, driving along over 100km of beach. Go for a swim in Lake McKenzie, and enjoy a rainforest walk along the way.

    Private Vehicle
    Brisbane - Rainbow Beach 5h 250km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Ferry
    Rainbow Beach - Fraser Island
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 9 Fraser Island/Noosa River

    Enjoy a morning of exploring by 4x4 to hit the remainder of Fraser Island's highlights, then set off to the Noosa Everglades. Canoe upstream to an exclusive riverside camp for an evening surrounded by stunning wilderness. After arriving at camp, walk through coastal vegetation along a gentle trail that leads to the Cooloola Sand Patch.

    4x4 Excursion
    Fraser Island
    Embark on a private 4x4 excursion taking in the highlights of this amazing island including Eli Creek and Maheno Shipwreck.

    Ferry
    Fraser Island - Rainbow Beach
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    4x4
    Rainbow Beach - Noosa River
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.

    Noosa Everglades Canoeing Overnight Excursion
    Noosa River
    Grab a paddle and canoe 5km upstream to an exclusive riverside camp surrounded by miles of stunning wilderness in the Noosa Everglades. Set off on a trek to the top of the "Cooloola Sandpatch", the highest sand dune on mainland Australia, then enjoy an evening around the campfire with the group. After breakfast the next morning, head back to the river and enjoy the downstream journey back.

    Cooloola Sand Patch Walk
    Noosa River 12km
    Walk through coastal vegetation along a gentle trail that leads to the Cooloola Sand Patch. This sand patch is approximately 1 kilometre across and offers sweeping views of the ocean and the Noosa River and its tributaries. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 10 Noosa River/Rockhampton

    Canoe dowstream, then hop on board a northbound train. Visit rural Queensland and learn about cattle station history. Bed down in a swag (canvas bedroll) under the Outback sky.

    Catch a train up the 'Capricorn Coast' which is well-known as 'Cattle Country'. Arrive at a remote farm and stay the night. The workers from the property are excellent hosts as they teach about the history of the farm, the cattle industry, and some of the challenges of raising cattle in such a harsh environment.

    Train
    Rainbow Beach - Rockhampton 6h-8h
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 11 Rockhampton/Whitsunday Islands

    Embark on a 3-day maxi yacht sailing adventure. Enjoy beach visits, island bush walks and time to snorkel the reefs. Anchor off of secluded tropical islands at night.

    After a traditional Outback-style breakfast, transfer to the town of Airlie Beach and embark on a maxi yacht which will be our home for the next three days. Set sail to a secluded cove in the Whitsunday Islands where you will drop anchor for the night.

    Private Vehicle
    Rockhampton - Mackay 4h 281km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Maxi yacht
    Mackay - Whitsunday Islands
    Climb aboard a speedy racing yacht (and hang on to your hat).

    Whitsunday Islands Yolo Sailing Trip, Day 1
    Whitsunday Islands Afternoon
    Board a maxi-yacht formerly used to circumnavigate the globe, and get used to being on the water. Lend a hand hoisting the sails or just sit back and enjoy the breeze. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 12 Whitsunday Islands

    Continue sailing through the gorgeous backdrop of the Whitsunday Islands. There will be time to snorkel the reefs. Anchor off of a secluded tropical island at night.

    The sailing route today allows us to follow part of Captain Cook's route up through the Whitsunday Islands. There is the option for certified divers to scuba dive. Again we drop anchor in a secluded bay for the night.

    Maxi yacht
    Whitsunday Islands
    Climb aboard a speedy racing yacht (and hang on to your hat).

    Whitsunday Islands Yolo Sailing Trip, Day 2
    Whitsunday Islands
    Sail through the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands, passing by secluded coves and tiny islands. Take advantage of the included snorkel gear, throw on a mask and see what lives in the Great Barrier Reef.

    Optional Activities
    Whitsunday Islands Snorkelling

    Whitsunday Islands30m-1h
    Take advantage of the included snorkel gear, throw on a mask and see what lives in the Great Barrier Reef. (Note that fins are not provided in order to adhere with local coral conservation efforts.)

    Scuba Diving in Whitsunday Islands
    Get the chance to scuba dive the beautiful coral reefs of the Whitsunday Islands. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 13 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach

    Hike to an island lookout over Whitehaven Beach, known for its stunning white sand, then enjoy free time on the famous beach. Sail to the resort town of Airlie Beach for a night of dancing.

    After three days at sea, we sail to the resort town of Airlie Beach for a night on land in a local beach hostel resort. Feel free to relax by the pool at the end of the day.

    Maxi yacht
    Whitsunday Islands
    Climb aboard a speedy racing yacht (and hang on to your hat).

    Whitsunday Islands Yolo Sailing Trip, Day 3
    Whitsunday Islands
    It's the final half-day at sea! Set off towards Whitehaven Beach, and hike to a lookout over the beautiful white-sand beach and shallow turquoise waters off its coast. After some free time, hop back on the maxi-yacht and sail in style into Airlie Beach.

    Optional Activities
    Whitsunday Islands Snorkelling

    Whitsunday Islands 30m-1h
    Take advantage of the included snorkel gear, throw on a mask and see what lives in the Great Barrier Reef. (Note that fins are not provided in order to adhere with local coral conservation efforts.) (Breakfast)

  • DAY 14 Airlie Beach/Cairns

    Admire the scenery and rest on a full-day train ride through Queensland.

    Early morning transfer to the train station. Arrive in the evening. Consider trying out the adrenaline-pumping jungle swing or a bungy jump when you arrive to get the blood flowing.

    Train
    Airlie Beach - Cairns 10h 650km
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Optional Activities
    Bungee Jumping and Minjin Swing

    Cairns 2h 30m-4h
    129-169AUD per person
    Experience Australia's only bungee jump! Strap in, take a deep breath, and leap into the abyss. There is also a 45m (148 ft) jungle swing on site for a double dose of adrenaline. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 15 Cairns

    Enjoy a free day to visit the Great Barrier Reef or get the adrenaline pumping by skydiving, whitewater rafting or bungee jumping.

    Free Time
    Cairns Full Day
    Get out and explore Cairns and beyond.

    Optional Activities

    Skydiving
    Cairns 2h-6h
    249-334AUD per person
    Enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of Cairns from an eagle's perspective. Suit up, get briefed and board the prop plane to soar high above the land and sea. Strap onto your instructor, take a breath and leap into a once-in-a-lifetime free fall. This is what a natural high truly feels like!

    Whitewater Rafting
    12h-12h 30m
    199AUD per person
    Put on a helmet, grab a paddle and raft the Class 3 & 4 rapids of the mighty Tully River, considered the best rafting river in all Australia & New Zealand.

    Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling
    Great Barrier Reef 8h-9h
    159AUD per person
    Don a mask and snorkel the largest coral reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef. Say g'day to Nemo, the clown fish, and some of the 1,500 other species of tropical fish that thrive in the warm waters off Australia's east coast.

    Great Barrier Reef Diving
    Great Barrier Reef 8h-9h
    229AUD per person
    Experience the largest coral reef in the world from beneath the ocean's surface on a scuba diving day trip. Packages vary and include 1, 2, or 3 dives in a day. The Great Barrier Reef teems with 1500 species of tropical fish, as well as whales, dolphins and porpoises. Bring an underwater camera and go crazy!

    Bungee Jumping and Minjin Swing
    Cairns 2h 30m-4h
    129-169AUD per person
    Experience Australia's only bungee jump! Strap in, take a deep breath, and leap into the abyss. There is also a 45m (148 ft) jungle swing on site for a double dose of adrenaline. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 16 Cairns/Alice Springs

    Fly to Australia's interior and transfer to the hostel.

    New travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. Consider sitting in on the welcome meeting, and get to know everyone at an optional dinner.

    Plane
    Cairns - Alice Springs 4h
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Optional Activities
    Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of the group and learn about the next leg of your tour. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 17 Alice Springs/Uluru

    Depart early and travel to the Red Centre. Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon before continuing on to Uluru.

    Depart early for the Red Centre. Travel to Kings Canyon and embark on an optional walk, weather permitting, through the gorges and valleys of Watarrka National Park.

    Continue on to the Yulara campground for the night.

    Private Vehicle
    Alice Springs - Uluru 9h-9h 30m 770km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Kings Canyon Hike
    Kings Canyon 4-6km
    HIke through beautiful Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park on this walk that visits the natural amphitheatre, the north and south walls, and the Garden of Eden. (Dinner)

  • DAY 18 Uluru

    Visit an Aboriginal cultural centre and enjoy the informative Mala Walk at Uluru. Catch the sunset over Uluru before heading to the campground for the night. Camp under the stars of the night sky-the only way to really experience the Outback.

    Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre to get a better understanding of the area before embarking on the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn the significance behind this iconic destination for the local people.

    Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru, while enjoying a glass of bubbly. Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night.

    Uluru Mala Walk
    Uluru 2km
    Walk along the northwest side of Uluru with your CEO to learn about the history of the area, stories of the Anangu people and these awe-inspiring uplifted sandstone rock formations.

    Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
    Learn about the Aboriginal culture in the area to get a better perspective of the history, beliefs and present-day life of the Anangu people. Discover the wild world of bush tucker (indigenous food), find out which plants are used in bush medicine, and hear stories from the Dreaming.

    Uluru at Sunset
    Uluru
    Enjoy a glass of bubbly, and watch the setting sun transform Uluru into a glowing monolith bathed in deep reds and oranges. Capture the moment with your camera but also take a moment to soak in the serenity of the scene just with your own eyes. Magic! (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 19 Uluru/Coober Pedy

    Cross the Outback on a rugged track to Coober Pedy, the world's opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat like the locals by spending the night underground.

    Travel across the Outback to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and then importance of opal to the area.

    Private Vehicle
    Uluru - Coober Pedy 9h780km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Guided Mine Tour
    Coober Pedy
    Learn about opal and Coober Pedy's mining history on a tour of an old opal mine. See examples of both hand-dug and machine-dug underground homes, which are a popular way to escape the heat. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 20 Coober Pedy/William Creek

    Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route-the Oodnadatta Track. Cross the dingo fence and stop to explore a number of historic settler sites along the way. Opt to take a scenic flight over Lake Eyre.

    We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. We cross the dingo fence and stop to explore a number of historic settler sites along the way.

    Private Vehicle
    Coober Pedy - William Creek 3h 180km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Optional Activities
    Lake Eyre Scenic Flight

    Lake Eyre
    285AUD per person
    Soar above Australia's largest inland lake on this 60-min flight in the north of South Australia. Typically, Lake Eyre is dry, so prepare to see a vast white salt plain shimmering in the sun. Following monsoon rains in the north, the lake fills and becomes a breeding site pelicans, gulls and terns. Enjoy a bird's-eye view and enjoy the flight. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 21 William Creek/Beltana

    Marvel at ruins of early settler sites. Experience a one-of-a-kind overnight stay at a historic sheep station.

    View the salt lake of Lake Eyre. Learn about the European history of the region before settling into the historic Beltana Sheep Station.

    Private Vehicle
    William Creek - Beltana 6h 365km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 22 Beltana/Adelaide

    Drive through the Flinders Ranges, stopping for photos, before a wine tasting in the Clare Valley.

    Depart Beltana and take one of the gorges into the Flinders Ranges, stopping to absorb the magnificent views along the drive.

    Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting and demonstration to learn about the development of the vineyards in the area. Arrive in Adelaide, known as the "city of churches'.

    Private Vehicle
    Beltana - Adelaide7h30m 550km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Wine Tasting
    Clare Valley
    Stop by a local winery and sample some of the different grape varietals while learning a bit more about wine production and its history in the Clare Valley. Try some Riesling, the local favourite (considered the best in Australia, if not the world), along with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 23 Adelaide/Halls Gap

    Set off early and travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife.

    Depart at 7am and travel inland to Grampians NP, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Walk to the stunning Balconies and visit MacKenzie Falls.

    Private Vehicle
    Adelaide - Halls Gap 7h 07:00 570km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    The Balconies (Jaws of Death) Visit
    Grampians National Park 2km
    Set off from the Reed Lookout overlooking Victoria Valley, and enjoy a short walk with beautiful scenery to the Balconies, formerly called the Jaws of Death. Check out the gorgeous view, but be careful not to lean too far over the edge!

    MacKenzie Falls Visit
    Grampians National Park
    MacKenzie Falls is the only waterway in the region that flows year-round and it is also the most visited waterfall in the Grampians; take a short walk and check out the falls out from a viewing platform. In Spring, see wonderful wildflowers in bloom along the path. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 24 Halls Gap/Port Campbell

    Early morning walk in Grampians NP and visit to an Aboriginal cultural centre, then travel along the Great Ocean Road, stopping at the Arch.

    Enjoy an early morning walk in Grampians NP, lush with vegetation and wildlife. Visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. Drive along the Great Ocean Road, viewing sites including the collapsed London Arch.

    Grampians National Park Walk
    Grampians National Park 3-8km
    Walk along a dirt track past lookouts, sandstone ridges and other various rock formations. Be rewarded with sweeping views of the natural landscape of low mountains and cliffs.

    Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
    Grampians National Park
    Dive in to 'Dreamtime' and experience the stories, food and art of Australia's Aborigines. Attempt to blow into a didgeridoo, paint and then throw a boomerang, or go on a guided walk through gardens planted with native herbs and plants. Head to the Bushfoods cafe and sample the local delicacies -- kangaroo, emu, and crocodile. Anyone still hungry?

    Private Vehicle
    Halls Gap - Port Campbell 3h 260km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    London Arch Visit
    Port Campbell National Park
    Stop by the rock formation named the London Arch, formerly the London Bridge, until part of the arch collapsed in 1990. This brief stop on the Great Ocean Road showcases the art of nature -- the erosion of limestone and the beautiful rock formations it creates. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 25 Depart Port Campbell/Melbourne

    Visit Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles, then travel past world-famous surf beaches. Walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park. Tour ends upon arrival to Melbourne in the evening; please book ongoing travel after 8pm.

    Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles formations. Stop at the Great Otway National Park for an included rainforest walk en route to Melbourne.

    Private Vehicle
    Port Campbell - Melbourne 5h300km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Loch Ard Gorge Visit
    Located along the Great Ocean Road, beautiful Loch Ard Gorge shows the process of erosion in action. See offshore stacks and blowholes, and watch short tailed shearwaters soar over the nearby island. This location is a perfect backdrop for a group photo. Get snapping!

    12 Apostles Visit
    Port Campbell National Park
    Stop at a scenic lookout point along the Great Ocean Road and capture the beautiful views over the ocean and the 12 Apostles. Now with only eight formations still standing, these iconic attractions were once limestone caves which eroded to become arches and eventually stacks up to 45m (147 ft) in height.

    Rainforest Walk
    Great Otway National Park 1-2km
    Take in the beautiful greenery of the Great Otway National Park on a leisurely walk with your CEO. Stroll sandy beaches and hike along the rugged coastline, take photos from rock platforms, and head north to see forests, green gullies, pristine lakes and gushing waterfalls.

    Departure Day (Activities)
    20:00
    Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

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  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 485-525 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 20 passengers, at an average there are 16 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. COMBO TRIP
    This tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour after your trip concludes. Additionally, this tour is a combination of several G Adventures tours, and your CEO, fellow passengers or vehicle may change between the individual tour sections.


  10. LUGGAGE
    Note that only 1 piece of luggage and 1 carry on are allowed on the Queensland train. If you exceed this allowance, AUD15 may be charged upon boarding the train.



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