Great Ocean Road & Tasmanian Devils

from 

AU$4,079

per person
 
Duration: 13 Nights
Destination: Australia
Region: Australia
Deal Code: PA1JAA8N

 

 

Description

Your tour and cruise package includes:

  • 6 day Hike the Great Ocean Road Tour by Intrepid
  • Includes 5 nights accommodation, 5 breakfast, 5 lunches & 3 dinners
  • 1 night accommodation in Melbourne including breakfast
  • Multicultural Markets of Melbourne's Neighbourhoods Tour
  • Private transfer from hotel to port
  • 7 night South Australia & Tasmania cruise onboard Pacific Explorer, Melbourne return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Port charges & prepaid gratuities onboard your cruise

***Rate is based on twin share for travel 26 November to 9 December 2022.***


Hike the Great Ocean Road
26NOV to 01DEC22

Day 1: Melbourne to Shelly Beach
Welcome to Melbourne! Meet your group at 8am at a central CBD pick-up location and drive the scenic route to Apollo Bay via Anglesea and Lorne. On arrival, we’ll pick up lunch and other supplies before our first walk of the trip from Apollo Bay to Shelly Beach. Along the way, we’ll see fur seas seals at Marengo, travel through scenic farmland before making your way along the coastline through stunning stunted messmate and heath forests. From here, we’ll head into the mighty forests of Great Otway National Park where you’ll inhale the scent of eucalyptus as you walk to Shelly Beach. Then it’s a 40 minute drive to the Cape Otway Lightstation (or Bimbi Park), your accommodation, where a warm shower awaits and your guides will have a freshly cooked dinner for you to enjoy tonight – the dream of every hiker!
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Dinner

Special Information
It's an early morning pick-up at 8am in the Melbourne CBD and we'll be travelling from here straight to the start of our first walk. Today’s total driving time is approximately 4 hours. Today’s total walking distance is 8.5kms.

Day 2: Shelly Beach to Cape Otway Lightstation
After breakfast, drive to Shelley Beach and get ready for the first of two big walking days in a row. Today we’ll head inland once again to walk through mighty Mountain Ash forests and up and down the undulating plains and plateaus which make Great Otway National Park such a rewarding walking destination. After you reach Blanket Bay, keep an eye out for black cockatoos, wallabies, and echidnas on your way along the tops of the cliffs before you reach the Cape Otway Lightstation and your nearby accommodation.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 40 minutes. Today’s total walking distance is 24.5 kms.

Day 3: Cape Otway Lightstation to Johanna Beach
With your accommodation so close to today’s starting point, you won’t have to do much more than roll out of bed and lace up your hiking shoes and you’ll be on the trail. Today’s walk is another long one but you won’t mind a bit with such stunning and diverse scenery to enjoy. Along with rolling sand dunes, coastal scrub and sea cliffs up above Station beach and Rainbow Falls. The inland route today offers stunning scenery up and down the coastline all the way to Aire River. Around Aire River inlet the trail heads inland briefly before making its way back up top of the coastal dunes to Castle Cove. From Castle Cove the trail heads behind the dunes into sheltered coastal forests before arriving at Johanna beach for a short 2km beach section all the way to the end of today's walk.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Special Information
Today’s total driving time is 40 minutes. Today’s total walking distance is 23 kms.

Day 4: Milanesia Gate to Moonlight Head
After you’ve enjoyed a delicious breakfast prepared by your guides, we’ll drive to Milanesia Gate for the start of our walk. Today’s hike showcases yet more spectacular highlights like Milanesia Beach, which is so isolated that it feels like this wildly rugged section of coastline is yours alone, and towering sea cliffs with views back to Cape Otway. From here, we’ll walk through coastal forests before we reach our pick up point at Moonlight Head. This afternoon we’ll move from our accommodation at Cape Otway to Port Campbell. As dinner is not included tonight, you’ll have the option to head out with your group to a local restaurant.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Special Information
Today’s total driving time is approximately 2 hours. Today’s total walking distance is 13 kms.

Day 5: Moonlight Head to Gellibrand River
We’ll start today’s walk along a newly cut section of the track which offers breathtaking views from one of Australia’s highest sea cliffs. After a walk through large stands of casuarina trees, we’ll come out at the aptly named Wreck Beach where the anchors from shipwrecks can still be seen at low tide. If you can see the anchors, we’ll continue along this route to the Devils Kitchen and onwards to Princetown. Otherwise, we’ll take the new high tide route to this afternoon’s pick-up. After a long day of walking, the seaside village of Port Campbell is the perfect place to spend the night once again.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Special Information
Today’s driving time is 1 hour. Today’s walking distance is 20 kms.

Day 6: Gellibrand River to 12 Apostles
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Princetown and walk along the Gallibrand River and on to the famous 12 Apostles. Originally known as the Sow and Piglets, these iconic limestone formations were renamed The Twelve Apostles as part of a 1920s tourism campaign, despite the fact there were only nine pinnacles. Now there are eight. With the rapid rate of erosion caused by the wind and sea, soon there will likely be even less so it’s lucky you’re here to enjoy the view. At the end of the walk, we’ll drive back to Melbourne via Colac, arriving at approximately 5pm.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Special Information
Today's driving time is approximately 3 hours. Today's walking distance is 8.5 kms.


Multicultural Markets of Melbourne's Neighbourhoods Tour
Melbourne's markets are buzzing, vibrant reflections of the city’s soul. Half of Australians are first- or second-generation immigrants, and this diverse cultural tapestry is on full display in Melbourne's famous markets. Depending on the day we will visit either Queen Victoria Markets or South Melbourne markets, both unique and full of history in their own way. On this tour you will go behind the scenes, taste the food, meet the vendors and discover the pride and culture of the local Melbournians.


Date

Destination

Arrive

Depart

02DEC22

Melbourne, Australia

 

4pm

03DEC22

At Sea

 

 

04DEC22

Kangaroo Island, Australia

7am

6pm

05DEC22

At Sea

 

 

06DEC22

Hobart, Australia

10am

9pm

07DEC22

Port Arthur, Australia

8am

4pm

08DEC22

Burnie, Australia

9am

5pm

09DEC22

Melbourne, Australia

8am

 

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Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 16 May 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.