Wildlife of the Great Ocean Road

Wildlife of the Great Ocean Road

from £1,078 excluding flights

  • 2 nights
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Wildlife of the Great Ocean Road

from £1,078 excluding flights

  • 2 nights
  • Year round

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Highlights

In pictures
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Search for wildlife including kangaroos, koalas and native birdlife

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See Loch Ard Gorge along the Shipwreck Coast

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Admire Cape Otway National Park's ancient plants and giant ferns

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See the Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road

Why this trip...

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Add-on

This itinerary is intended to be an add-on to a longer holiday - speak to our specialists for recommendations

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Conservation/Eco-tourism

This itinerary has a strong focus on wildlife and natural habitat conservation, one of our pillars of sustainability

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Expertly guided

In-depth knowledge and expertise will enrich your experience on this trip

Overview

Explore Australia’s dramatic southern coastline on this exclusive guided tour along the Great Ocean Road. Led by specialist wildlife research guides, who are recognised as some of the best in Australia, you will discover the flora and fauna of the region and gain a deeper understanding of the environment and the challenges posed to Victoria’s wildlife.

Learn about the intricate behavioural habits of a wide range of native animals including koalas and kangaroos, emus and wallabies before heading to the coast to explore the rugged terrain, magnificent rainforests and dramatic coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Road.

Itinerary

Day 1 Melbourne - Western Plains

Spend the morning getting up close and personal to the native kangaroos and koalas of Victoria’s western plains. Your wildlife guide and koala researcher will explain the behaviour and individuality of each of the koalas you meet, giving you a greater insight into the routines and mannerisms of these elusive creatures. After lunch you will help create a habitat for a wild koala by joining in with a locally run conservation project before observing wild kangaroos in open bushland and witnessing their complex social practices. Keep watch for bird-life including cockatoos, kookaburras, fairywrens and honeyeaters, as well as other wildlife such as reptiles and wallabies. Overnight in a superior boutique property in the tiny outback town of Little River. Dinner is at the local pub – a real Aussie experience!

Spend the morning getting up close and personal to the native kangaroos and koalas of Victoria’s western plains. Your wildlife guide and koala researcher will explain the behaviour and individuality of each of the koalas you meet, giving you a greater insight into the routines and mannerisms of these elusive creatures. After lunch you will help create a habitat for a wild koala by joining in with a locally run conservation project before observing wild kangaroos in open bushland and witnessing their complex social practices. Keep watch for bird-life including cockatoos, kookaburras, fairywrens and honeyeaters, as well as other wildlife such as reptiles and wallabies. Overnight in a superior boutique property in the tiny outback town of Little River. Dinner is at the local pub – a real Aussie experience!

Day 2 Great Ocean Road

Rise early and drive along one of the world’s most scenic roads, the Great Ocean Road, witnessing a variety of wildlife at play including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and emus. Explore the thriving rainforests of Otway National Park and learn about the geological processes behind the creation of such a mighty forest, before travelling through Port Campbell National Park looking out for echidnas and the local birdlife. After lunch head to the coast and admire nature’s handiwork at the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge whilst your guide regales you with tales of wrecks along the infamous Shipwreck Coast. Spend the night at a superior B&B near Loch Ard Gorge or Port Campbell with dinner.

Rise early and drive along one of the world’s most scenic roads, the Great Ocean Road, witnessing a variety of wildlife at play including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and emus. Explore the thriving rainforests of Otway National Park and learn about the geological processes behind the creation of such a mighty forest, before travelling through Port Campbell National Park looking out for echidnas and the local birdlife. After lunch head to the coast and admire nature’s handiwork at the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge whilst your guide regales you with tales of wrecks along the infamous Shipwreck Coast. Spend the night at a superior B&B near Loch Ard Gorge or Port Campbell with dinner.

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Day 3 Port Campbell - Melbourne

Set off on the return journey to Melbourne across the vast grasslands of the Western Plains. Traverse up to the summit of one of the many extinct volcanos and view the hundreds of volcanic lakes that remain scattered across the plains. After lunch, continue to Lake Corangamite, the largest permanent lake in Australia and discover the prolific and varied birdlife that resides there before retuning to Melbourne in the late afternoon.

Set off on the return journey to Melbourne across the vast grasslands of the Western Plains. Traverse up to the summit of one of the many extinct volcanos and view the hundreds of volcanic lakes that remain scattered across the plains. After lunch, continue to Lake Corangamite, the largest permanent lake in Australia and discover the prolific and varied birdlife that resides there before retuning to Melbourne in the late afternoon.

Accommodation

This trip is based in superior B&B and boutique style accommodation offering an authentic Aussie hospitality. All meals included during the trip including dinner at a local pub!

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Prices and Departures

Price from £1,078 excluding flights

Airfares start from around £730 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Services of experienced wildlife guide
  • Entry fees
  • All transport
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp) Single Price (pp)
01 Apr 2021 - 31 Mar 2022 2 nights £932 £1,078

Tour departs Mondays and Thursdays

Group size

Maximum group size: 8

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