Sydney to Adelaide including Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road
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 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 lane-ways, 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 among 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. From here we visit one of Sydney’s best universities on a guided tour, 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 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.
Melbourne City and Chinatown
We depart from Phillip Island and head to an open range zoo where you will participate in a safari bus tour. After the zoo you will head into Melbourne city where you will visit the famous city sites and enjoy dinner in Chinatown, a historic city location with settlement dated back to the gold rush days of the 1850s.
Begin the Great Ocean Road
Spend the morning at the Queen Victoria Markets of Melbourne before beginning the drive along the Great Ocean Road visiting sites including Memorial Arch and Apollo Bay.
Continue the Great Ocean Road
Continue along the Great Ocean Road to sites including the 12 Apostles and London Bridge before visiting the unique Umpherston Sinkhole and Blue Lake in Mt Gambier.
Naracoorte Caves & Camping
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! The afternoon consists of campground activities to gain a true Australian Outdoor Education experience including cooking your own dinner on a camp cooker (Trangia).
Team Building Day
Enjoy the morning participating in group problem solving activities before driving to the beautiful McLaren Vale, just south of Adelaide. There will be several stops along the journey to visit sites of south east South Australia.
Today you will spend a morning learning English at an Adelaide school followed by an afternoon of environmental education. Environmental education is an important component within the Australian Curriculum with schools regularly conducting sustainable activities.
Begin the morning on an adventure trail where you will be required to navigate several obstacles. Following this you will spend the afternoon participating in more adventure activities including a high ropes course and leap of faith.
Today you will visit two of Adelaide’s top universities. You will be taken on a tour around the campuses to see where students learn. For your final dinner, you will head to Adelaide’s Chinatown to celebrate your time in Australia.
Beaches and Departure
The morning will be spent visiting some of Adelaide’s best beaches, including Sellicks Beach, home of the
Nan Hai Pu Tuo giant Buddha temple, Glenelg Beach and Henley Beach. From here you will head to the airport to complete your time in Australia.
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.