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Wildlife Tours - 3 Day Tour Melbourne return - Great Ocean Road & Grampians National Park

By Wildlife Tours Australia
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StartDate: 18/Sep/2014
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Cost $319.00 AUD
Availability10 items available for Thu 18/Sep/201410 items available for Fri 19/Sep/201410 items available for Sat 20/Sep/201410 items available for Sun 21/Sep/201410 items available for Mon 22/Sep/201410 items available for Tue 23/Sep/201410 items available for Wed 24/Sep/201410 items available for Thu 25/Sep/201410 items available for Fri 26/Sep/201410 items available for Sat 27/Sep/2014
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Product Information

Cost Per Item: $319.00AUD
This item must be booked 10 days in advance.

Address

Melbourne , Australia

Description

Travel the amazing Great Ocean Road & enjoy the stunning views along one of the most scenic & rugged coastlines in the world. Thereafter you head up through the beautiful Grampians National Park. Day 1 (Includes lunch) •Stop at Bells Beach, Torquay, home of the Rip Curl Surfing Competition to see huge waves crashing on the beautiful beach and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and some biscuits. •Take some photos at the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch and enjoy amazing views of the ocean. •Pass trough the beautiful seaside towns Anglesea and Lorne. •Go for a walk at Kennett River to spot wild koalas and Kookaburras. •Enjoy lunch at Iluka Restaurant in beautiful Apollo Bay. •Visit the Otway Rainforest and enjoy a walk amongst the ancient trees at Mait’s Rest. •View the impressive limestone stacks that form the beautiful Twelve Apostles (Helicopter rides available from AU$70) •See the Great Sea Cave at Loch Ard Gorge and hear the story of the Loch Ard Shipwreck •Visit the collapsed but still amazing London Bridge. •Hold a snake and cuddle a joey (baby kangaroo) as you’re treated to a hands-on wildlife show at your night’s accommodation. Overnight Warrnambool Beach Backpackers AU$22 for dorm accommodation (not included but pre-arranged for all our customers). Day 2 (Includes Breakfast & Diner) •Make use of the free equipment at the hostel. Go for a bike ride, try your luck fishing or grab a boogie board & hit the beach. •Spend time at the Logan’s Beach Viewing Platform to spot some whales. Female Southern Right Whales return here to calve each year (June to September only). •Have lunch at Lake Pertobe. A great place to stop with beautiful lakes, abundant birdlife, an adventure playground, paddleboats (extra cost), mini golf (extra cost), maze and even a flying fox! •Enjoy a walk at Tower Hill (Crater Lakes), believed to have been formed some 25,000 years ago in a violent volcanic eruption •Arrive in the Grampians National Park. Be impressed by the amazing panoramic views from Boroka Lookout and Reid’s Lookout.Walk along an Aussie bush track to experience The Balconies, the famous sandstone rocks also known as the ‘Jaws of Death’ •Help cook a true blue Aussie BBQ for tonightÂ’s dinner. •Grab a torch and go night-time Kangaroo spotting in Halls gap. Overnight Ned’s Beds, Halls Gap AU$23 for dorm accommodation (not included but pre-arranged for all our customers). Day 3 (Includes Breakfast) •Tour the Grampians National Park, home to kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, echidnas and many other Aussie creatures as well as an abundant array of plantlife. •Visit magnificent McKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in The Grampians National Park. •Stroll to Venus Baths where you can enjoy a cool splash in the shallow water holes, whilst gazing up at the huge rock face known as `Elephants Hide`. •Visit Brambuk Cultural Centre and learn about the history and culture of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung Aboriginal Tribes. •Spend time in beautiful Halls Gap, the heart of Grampians. This tour returns Melbourne at approx 6:30 pm. This tour includes lunch on day 1, breakfast & diner on day 2, breakfast on day 3 and all entry fees.

Getting There

This tour departs on Wednesday (from June – November) and Wednesday & Sunday (from December – May) and courtesy pick up is available from most inner city accommodation providers. Please ask reservations for your exact pick up time. Popular pick up times and locations: -Melbourne Oasis YHA 76 Chapman St, North Melbourne 6:50 am -Melbourne Metro YHA 78 Howard St, North Melbourne 7:00 am -The Nunnery 116 Nicholson St 7:05 am -Hotel Discovery 167 Franklin St 7:10 am -Nomads Industry 196 A`Beckett St 7:15 am -St Pauls Cathedral Corner of Swanston and Flinders St 7:20 am -King Street Backpackers Corner of Little Bourke and King St 7:25 am -Holiday Inn Corner Spencer St and Flinders Lane 7:30 am -Urban Central 334 City Road, Southbank 7:35 am -Coffee Palace Corner of Grey & Jackson St, St Kilda 7:45 am -Habitat HQ 333 St Kilda Road 7:50 am -Base Backpackers 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda 8:00 am It is recommended you arrive at your pick up location at least 5 minutes before you scheduled departure time. If the bus has not picked you up within 10 minutes please phone our office on 1300 661 730.

Terms

Although every effort is made, Wildlife Tours Australia shall not be liable for any illness, injury, damages, loss, delay or failure to join the tour that may occur due to factors beyond our control. We highly recommend that all passengers have travel insurance. Wildlife Tours retains the right to alter routes, itineraries, fares, days of operation or even cancel tours if unforseen circumstances occur. Other accredited tour operators may be used on some tours. Cancelling 7 days or more prior to departure will result in a 10% loss of ticket price cancellation between 1 & 7 days prior to departure will result in a 25% loss of ticket price. Cancellation within 24 hours of departure will result in a 50% loss of ticket price. Failure to show up will result in a 100% loss of ticket price. A $ 20 fee applies to any transfer of service within 48 hours of departure.

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