Melbourne to Adelaide including the Great Ocean Road and Kangaroo Island
This tour invites students to experience the fast paced and exciting Melbourne cosmopolitan, dip their toes in the beautiful waters at Kangaroo Island, learn English at one of Adelaide’s most prestigious schools, and visit the striking landscapes at Grampians.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCamping, Guided Tours
Activity Level Ultimate
Group Size Large Group
To begin your tour you will visit two famous Melbourne Universities and see what future study options they have to offer. The tour will include several world famous sites and attractions including the wonders of the Great Ocean Road and Kangaroo Island. You will explore the city, hills, beaches and pristine natural environments of Victoria and South Australia.
Apart from the world famous sites, you will get to participate in several outdoor adventure activities and environmental education. Environmental sustainability as well as Indigenous history is a significant component of the tour and you will be actively involved in your learning of these subjects.
Nature based education is extremely important within Australia and you will be physically involved in helping with the sustainability of the natural environment. Several of the skills that you will learn throughout the tour will be able to be taken with you back home to China.
The majority of the program will be conducted in English which will allow you to practice your speaking skills to further improve your linguistic abilities.
Each night our guides will conduct a debrief with the participants to discuss the days activities in order to make your tour as enjoyable as possible.
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Arrival in Melbourne
Arrive in cosmopolitan Melbourne and travel to your accommodation, before enjoying a guided walking tour of the bustling Queen Victoria Markets. Browse heritage sheds and stalls of fresh produce, artisan gifts, clothing, jewellery, souvenirs and much more.
Scenic Tour of City
A day of seeing top city sites such the fascinating Melbourne Museum showcasing natural and cultural history; Flinders Street Station with its distinctive dome, famous clocks and atrium; and Old Melbourne Gaol which once held bushranger Ned Kelly – see what life was like for the men and women imprisoned there.
Today we farewell Melbourne and enjoy the famous sights along the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia’s most most scenic drives, taking you along cliff tops and surf beaches. We stop at seaside village Apollo Bay, nestled between tranquil beaches and green hills and sometimes called “paradise by the sea”.
We continue travelling the Great Ocean Road, making a stop at the famous Twelve Apostles, a collection of rugged limestone stacks offshore which make for truly stunning photographs. We also stop at coastal Port Fairy, a charming town of National Trust buildings and historic walking trails.
Turning inland, we drive to Halls Gap, the heart of Grampians National Park. The Grampians are made up of striking landscapes and views, waterfalls, wildlife and wildflowers. In the afternoon, we visit Brambuk Cultural Centre to discover more about the park’s fascinating natural and cultural landscape.
The Pinnacle lookout
Stretch your legs on an all-day walk to The Pinnacle lookout, one of the best vantage points in the Grampians National Park for amazing views over western Victoria.
See a variety of incredible rock formations and bushland, and watch for the wildlife living in the park such as koalas, kangaroos and even echidnas!
Leave with Memory
We travel to the amazing open-range Monarto Zoo, where you can see lions, cheetahs, chimpanzees, giraffes, zebra and more. It’s a safari-style setting over more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 50 species. We also visit the Captain’s Cottage Museum in Murray Bridge, telling the story of pioneering life in the Murraylands.
We head to Cape Jervis and take the morning ferry to Kangaroo Island, a crossing of approximately 45 minutes. Enjoy a full day of tours, visiting Island Pure Sheep Dairy, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery and Clifford’s Honey Farm before settling into farm stay accommodation.
Start the morning by visiting the sand dunes of Little Sahara, where you can try the fun and exhilaration of sandboarding. Then, get up close and hands-on with Birds of Prey at Raptor Domain, home to many orphaned, injured and sick birds of prey and some rare birds bred in captivity, like the White Goshawk and the Sooty owl. Spend the afternoon at one of the world’s top beaches – stunning Vivonne Bay.
Flinders Chase National Park
Begin the day visiting Flinders Chase National Park, which includes the aptly-named Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island’s coast and Admiral’s Arch, home to New Zealand fur seals which can often be seen resting on the rocks. Relax at one of the best northern beaches on the island, Stokes Bay. From here, we head to Penneshaw to catch the ferry to Adelaide.
Spend a morning learning English at an Adelaide school followed by a city tour, including the South Australian Museum which houses Our World Cultures collection from the Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Explore Adelaide city churches and market halls, then enjoy delicious dinner in Chinatown, part of Adelaide’s popular market district.
Adventure day! Take part in exciting outdoor activities. Try the high ropes, a zip line, climbing tower and giant swing at Woodhouse in the Adelaide Hills.
We visit a local university in the morning before learning about Indigenous Australian history at a city cultural centre, before departing for Adelaide Airport.
Throughout the journey you will be staying in a variety of accommodation types which include hotels, dormitories and youth hostels. The accommodations will vary from twin share to group rooms with individual and shared bathrooms.