Arrive in Melbourne 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 6pm 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, you'll have time to head into the city take in the 'cultural capital of Australia'.
Depart early morning for the journey to Port Campbell. Check out the famous surf towns of Torquay, Bells Beach and Lorne en route. Make a stop at Great Otway National Park for an included rainforest walk. Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Note: The itinerary was changed on this day to overnight at Port Campbell instead of Warnambool. Port Campbell is located in the middle of the beautiful Great Ocean Road Journey, which allows us to fully enjoy this beautiful journey and region instead of rushing to the end of it to Warnambool on Day 2 of this trip. Estimated travel time: 5 hours Travel distance: 300 km
Start the day visiting more attractions of the Great Ocean road including The Arch and the now broken London Bridge. Visit Tower Hill National Park for a chance to see animals endemic to Australia such as koalas, emus and kangaroos. Visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. End the day depending on the time with an evening walk in the Grampians National Park before staying overnight in Halls Gap. Estimated travel time: 3 hours Travel distance: 260 km
Early start to explore more of Grampians National Park. Walk to the stunning Jaws of Death Balconies, visit Mc Kenzie's Falls, and travel onto the country town of Mount Gambier. We stay at a refurbished old English jail for the night where you can take a self-guided tour around this historic site. Estimated travel time: 4 hours Travel distance: 310 km
Stop off at Blue Lake before travelling to Coorong National Park. This park is stunning because of its dune systems, lagoons, coastal vegetation and variety of bird life. Participate in a number of short walks to appreciate the scenery before heading on to Adelaide, tour ends upon arrival. Estimated travel time: 4 hours Travel distance: 330 km