Wildlife of the Great Ocean Road

from £961
excluding flights *
2 nights Year round

Overview

Explore Australia’s dramatic southern coastline on this exclusive guided tour along the Great Ocean Road. On this small group tour led by specialist wildlife research guides (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.

Highlights

  • Witness a wide variety of native animals in their natural habitats and learn about the social, eating and mating habits of these wild animals.
  • Traverse the Shipwreck Coast and the Great Ocean Road and admire world-famous rock formations including the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.
  • Experience the diverse natural habitats that Victoria is renowned for including dense rainforests, volcano littered plains and turbulent coastlines.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Experienced Wildlife Guide

Full description

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.

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Prices & Dates *

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.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp)
Year round 2 nights £961

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Experienced Wildlife Guide
  • Entry fees
  • All transport
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Group size:

Maximum group size: 8

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Melbourne - Western Plains (L,D)

This morning you will get up close and personal with 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.
Overnight: B&B, Little River

Day 2: the Great Ocean Road (B, L, D)

This morning 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.
Overnight: B&B, Port Campbell

Day 3: Port Campbell - Melbourne (B, L)

This morning, begin your 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.

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