Sydney to Melbourne including the Great Ocean Road and Adelaide
The tour includes educational as well as sightseeing components throughout New South Wales, ACT, SA and Victoria. The tour will include several world famous sites and attractions including the wonders of the Great Ocean Road. There is a 4 day bush camping component within this program with several aquatic and land based activities.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Ultimate
Group Size Large Group
The tour will include several world famous sites and attractions including the wonders of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, Bondi Beach, the Australian Institute of Sport, Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road.
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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- Qualified guides for the duration
- Transport during the tour
- Activities specifically listed in the program.
- Equipment required to carry out the activity.
- The listed group accommodation specified in the program agreement
- Meals as specified in program outline
- Tours entrance fees as listed specifically on the program
- Administration for our company,
- Program preparation
- Qualified Instructors required for each part of the program.
- Tour guides to accompany the group from arrival to departure
- Public Liability Insurance covering people under Australian law.
- 24 Hour Emergency Contact System.
- All transportation to and from accommodation to activity sites and return
- Flights for all the participants and chaperones.
- Airport Taxes
- Visa preparation and costs
- Personal Travel/Health Insurance
- Program modifications
- Additional chaperone expenses.
- Evacuation expenses
Visit the iconic Sydney sights
Upon arrival in Sydney we’ll begin visiting its famous sites, starting with a walking tour of must-see attractions such as The Rocks, a popular historic neighbourhood of laneways, markets, and some of Sydney’s oldest pubs and upscale restaurants. We’ll take in the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, both amongst the most-recognised landmarks in the world.
Stroll through the city and visit the beaches
This morning we head to world-famous Bondi Beach to walk the white sands, before heading into the city to spend the afternoon at Darling Harbour, with its Ferris wheel, restaurants, cafes and museums. We visit the southern hemisphere’s second tallest vantage point, Sydney Tower, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, where you can gaze at 700 species of beautiful sea creatures.
Visit the Powerhouse Museum
We visit Sydney’s best universities on a guided tour, then the Powerhouse Museum – a contemporary museum focusing on the arts and sciences. There, you can explore fascinating exhibits in the Museum of Applied Arts and Science. In the afternoon, we visit the Australian Museum to learn about indigenous culture. This museum cares for over 20,000 objects from communities across Australia and the Torres Strait.
Visit the Parliament House
We drive from Sydney to Canberra, the nation’s capital. Tour historic Parliament House and the Canberra Museum and Gallery, which houses the amazing work of Sir Sidney Nolan. In the afternoon we visit the Australian Institute of Sport, where you might see some of Australia’s top athletes in training, experience interactive sports exhibits, and see a unique collection of Australian sports memorabilia.
Visit the Australian National University
Spend the morning on a guided tour of Australia’s top university, Australian National University. We then drive from Canberra to the picturesque Lakes Entrance, a popular holiday spot in the Gippsland National Park, with the opportunity to go dolphin or whale-watching.
Visit the wildlife at Phillip Island
We continue down the coast to Wilsons Promontory, a perfect setting to see some of Australia’s birdlife, and wildlife such as kangaroos and emus. We then travel further round the coast to Phillip Island, Victoria’s wildlife island. Explore the island before witnessing the Penguin Parade, with the adorable penguins arriving at sunset every day of the year.
Shopping at Chadstone Shopping Centre
We depart Phillip Island and head into Chadstone Shopping Centre, Australia’s largest shopping centre and well known for its designer boutiques and luxury brands. We go on to Melbourne city centre to enjoy dinner in Chinatown, whose settlement dates back to the gold rush days of the 1850s.
Visit Melbourne University
Spend the day visiting a top Melbourne University and visit the sights of the city such as the bustling Queen Victoria markets; Flinders Street Station with its distinctive dome, famous clocks and atrium; and Old Melbourne Gaol which once held bushranger Ned Kelly.
Explore Werribee Open Range Zoo
Spend the morning exploring Werribee Open Range Zoo, home to lions, hippos, gorillas and more over its 200 hectares. We then begin the drive along the beautiful Great Ocean Road, one of Australia’s most scenic drives, taking you along cliff tops and surf beaches.
Blue Lakes and Twelve Apostles
We continue along the Great Ocean Road. Blue Lakes and Twelve Apostles – a collection of rugged limestone stacks offshore which make for truly stunning photographs. We then travel to Naracoorte, a town on the Limestone Coast region of South Australia.
Spend the morning exploring Naracoorte Caves, South Australia’s World Heritage site. Each cave open to the public showcases a different natural feature of the region – such as fossils, geology or bats! We will then drive to South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide.
Explore Adelaide's schools and museums
Today in Adelaide, visit University or schools, museum churches and dinner in Chinatown.
Venture to the Adelaide Hills
It’s time for adventure in the Adelaide Hills, a beautiful green region of South Australia not far from the city. Try high ropes, zip line, the climbing tower and abseiling. There’s also a Giant Swing and the opportunity to learn bush skills like how to make a fire and build shelter.
Dine at the Adelaide Central market
Today we tour Adelaide Central Market, a gourmet and fresh food hub encompassing Adelaide’s Chinatown and many interesting laneways. There are more than 80 vendors selling organic fruit, coffees, pastries, cheeses and more. It’s a delicious excursion through this iconic site which has been operating since 1869. We then depart 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.