Adelaide to Melbourne - 3 Day Tour - Coonawarra
DAY 1 - We start by traveling in to the Adelaide Hills where we explore Hahndorf, a traditional German town and Mt Lofty Summit with sweeping views of Adelaide. After lunch in Keith, we turn South towards wine country. We travel through the wine region of Padthaway towards the World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves to learn of the fossil discoveries of Mega Fauna that make this site so internationally important. We end the day in the scenic Coonawarra wine region recognized as one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon regions of the world. We overnight at Chardonnay Lodge where we dine in their restaurant enjoying some of the fine local food and wine.
DAY 2 - After breakfast, we travel into the Shipwreck coast. We travel through Mt Gambier before we discover Tower Hill Reserve where we are likely to see Emus, Koalas, Kangaroos and Echidnas. London Bridge, Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands are local icon visited before lunch. We then travel on to discover the Twelve Apostles and learn of how they were created. A short drive further along the coast takes us to Loch Ard Gorge, the site of the most infamous shipwrecks along this coast. Your guide tells the story reading from the diary notes of Tom Pearce and Eva Carmicheal while original photographs and artifacts from the ship are passed around.
We continue our drive through the Otway National Park with its majestic Mountain Ash forest and rainforest. . We then arrive at you 4 star accommodation set within native forest with stunning ocean views close to Apollo Bay.
DAY 3 - After a continental breakfast we turn towards Melbourne. Our drive takes us along the scenic and world renowned cliff-top drive of the Great Ocean Road. We lunch in Lorne then drive along the surfcoast visiting famous Torquay and Bells Beach. This region also allows us to give you close encounters with kangaroos, koalas and other wildlife. Our journey then takes us through Geelong, visiting its waterfront before arriving in Melbourne.