Australian Great Ocean Road Self-Drive

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Tour ID:121357
Ages:18 - 80
People on trip:2
Arrival:Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Dates are flexible
Prices are Per Person

The drive from Melbourne to Adelaide is stunning. Enjoy the rugged natural scenery as you embark on the Great Ocean Road; see the Twelve Apostles and explore the remarkable and unique Kangaroo Island. Seen as Australia’s very own Galapagos, Kangaroo Island will be a highlight of your trip down under.

Melbourne VIC, Australia

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(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner

Depart Melbourne and travel southwest through Geelong and Torquay, the surfing capital of Australia.

Explore the tracks through the rainforest and the fern gullies through to Erskine Falls, where the eucalypt forests are home to kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, the occasional platypus and a host of bird life. As the Otway Ranges meet Bass Strait, the Great Ocean Road weaves into contours of steep cliffs overlooking the sea between Lorne and Cape Patton, hugging the coast all the way to Apollo Bay.

The town of Apollo Bay was established when a whaling station was set up by the Henty family at Point Bunbury southeast of the town in the 1830’s. However, there was no permanent settlement until 1856 when the town became important in the timber trade. Timber was sawn, dragged to the beach and floated out to ships anchored in the harbour.

Apollo Bay is now a popular stopover for cruising yachts and the whole area offers fine sailing. Beyond the charming estuarine villages of Wye River and Kennett River lies Cape Patton lookout, one of the greatest viewing points on the Australian seaboard.


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