Kangaroo Island and The Grampians

Kangaroo Island and The Grampians

See little penguins, New Zealand fur seals and Australian sea lions as you stay on the picturesque Kangaroo Island. Taste honey, meet sheep and enjoy the many historical sites on the island. Find out a bit more about Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, soak up German culture in Hahndorf and see the first Lock on the Murray River.

See little penguins, New Zealand fur seals and Australian sea lions as you stay on the picturesque Kangaroo Island. Taste honey, meet sheep and enjoy the many historical sites

on the island. Find out a bit more about Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, soak up German culture in Hahndorf and see the first Lock on the Murray River.

 

All Coach

11 Days

 

 

Ultimate Experiences

• Experience the rugged beauty of the Grampians waterfalls and vistas

• Absorb Kangaroo Island’s heritage and natural beauty, wildlife and produce

• Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, Alexandra Caves and Wonambi Fossil Centre

• Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park

• Couedic Lighthouse and Admiral’s Arch

• Eucalyptus distillery and Kangaroo Island Pure Food

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• 31 quality meals

• Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Director

• Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

 

*As per conditions

 

 

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Day 1

Sydney – Wagga Wagga
Depart the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney, stopping for lunch near Goulburn. At Gundagai see the famous ‘Dog on the Tuckerbox’ monument, and hear the stories of the bullockies travelling south from Sydney, before arriving in Wagga Wagga.

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Day 2

Wagga Wagga – Stawell/Grampians
After some time at Benalla Rose Gardens, travel to Elmore for lunch and to learn about Australian agricultural history at Campaspe Run, Rural Discovery Centre. Heading into Central Victoria, pass through St Arnaud, and Stawell (home of the famous Gift event) to Halls Gap.

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Day 3

The Grampians
View the unique Silverband Falls where the river seems to disappear and then reappear before travelling through the Grampians National Park to Sundial Car Park. A short walk to Lakeview Lookout rewards with views into Halls Gap. At Reid’s Lookout walk to the Balconies, and take in the sight of this unusual rock formation. After lunch visit Mackenzie Falls, the tallest waterfall in the Grampians, before going to Boroka Lookout overlooking Halls Gap. Later, return to the village for free time before dinner at the hotel.

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Day 4

Halls Gap – Naracoorte
After stopping for photos of the Big Koala, cross into South Australia. Visit Penola and tour the Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre for a look at exhibitions on the early days in the bush, as well as the old schoolhouse where St Mary taught. After lunch enjoy a guided tour of Naracoorte, the beautiful Alexandra Caves and the Wonambi Fossil Centre.

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Day 5

Naracoorte – Kangaroo Island
Travel the Dukes Highway to Coonalpyn for morning tea before reaching the Fleurieu Peninsula, renowned for its agriculture, beaches, cliff-scapes, food and wine. After lunch, board the ferry at Cape Jervis for a 40 minute cruise to Kangaroo Island.

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Day 6

A Taste of Kangaroo Island
This morning we tour historical sites on Kangaroo Island, including the first settlement, now marked by a very old mulberry tree. Stop for morning tea at American River, where South Australia’s first boat building project began. Taste Kangaroo Island’s produce at the Island Pure 300 Sheep Dairy and the Honey Farm. See the unique pure bred Ligurian bees renowned for their gentle nature and golden colour. Visit the eucalyptus distillery, the only commercial distillery still operating in South Australia with the oil used as a solvent, cleaner, disinfectant
and insect repellent.

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Day 7

Kangaroo Island
Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, home to a colony of hundreds of rare Australian sea lions who rest, nurse their young or ride the waves to the beach. Continue to Flinders Chase National
Park, one of South Australia’s most significant Parks because the lack of introduced predators has allowed the fauna and flora to remain in their natural state. Visit Couedic Lighthouse,
towering over the treacherous coastline. Take photos at Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks, sculptured by the wind and sea, a playground for New Zealand fur seals and Australian sea lions.

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Day 8

Kingscote – Murray Bridge
Catch the morning ferry to Cape Jervis with time to explore the Fleurieu Peninsula. Have lunch at McLaren Vale, the centre of this prosperous wine growing area, and spend the afternoon
at the German town of Hahndorf before travelling to Murray Bridge for your overnight accommodation.

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Day 9

Murray Bridge – Mildura
Stop in Blanchetown, site of the Lock and Weir No.1 on the Murray River to view the water as it cascades over the lock. Travel to Renmark, known for orange trees, vineyards, stone fruit orchards, wine companies and the rose industry. After lunch visit the Almond Hut to view the process of growing and harvesting, with a chance to buy from an extensive range of flavoured almonds, pastes and nut products before continuing on to Mildura.

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Day 10

Mildura – West Wyalong
Crossing the Murray River, return into New South Wales continuing through Balranald and Hay, across the plains to West Wyalong for the last night of your tour.

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Day 11

West Wyalong – Sydney
Travel to Cowra for morning tea. Detour into Bathurst for a lap around the famous Mount Panorama Race Track in the coach. Enjoy the spectacular views and a different perspective
on the Great Race. Stop for lunch in Lithgow before returning home through Sydney, the Central Coast and arriving in the Hunter late afternoon.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $3,739 per person

Single Supplement available @ $826 extra

 

 

Booking Conditions

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Hornsby Railway Station Hornsby Railway Station. Pickup at the bottom of
the bus rank, near roundabout opp hotel
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Strathfield Rail Station Strathfield Railway Station - Stand A, Everton Rd
Strathfield
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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