Oceans to Outback

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Discover your homeland like never before. From the refined art and culture of Melbourne to the barren otherworldly landscape of Broken Hill, unearth a new Australian wonder every day during this 16-day unforgettable itinerary.


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16 Days From $6,545* per person, twin share

Trip Inclusions: 

  • Fully escorted touring with up to 32 guests
  • 3 exclusive scenic enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 5 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 2 memorable special stay
  • 29 Meals- 16 breakfasts (B) and 13 dinners (D)
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Hightlights:

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Adelaide central markets
  • Learn about bio dynamic farming at Gemtree Wines
  • Walk the beach at Seal Bay home to a colony of sea lions
  • See the spectacular coast views on the Great Ocean Road
  • Look in awe at the colours and sculptures at the outdoor sculpture gallery in Broken Hill
  • Hear the indigenous stories while being amazed at Wilpena Pound

Departures: 8 May, 21 August, 4 September 2021

Tour code: AOMM




Itinerary

Day 1 - Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne. Victoria’s capital, renowned for its sporting events, café culture and breathtaking natural wonders and regarded by many as the world’s most liveable city. Sometimes referred to as Australia’s cultural capital, it is the birthplace of Australian Impressionism and Australian Rules football. From the airport, you will be transferred to your Special Stay hotel.

Meals Included: Dinner


Day 2 - Melbourne – Warrnambool

Today, enjoy one of the world’s great road trips, the Great Ocean Road. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, the road is dedicated to soldiers killed during World War 1 , the road is the world’s largest war memorial  Visit the remaining eight of the Twelve Apostles, a collection of limestone stacks  and hear the story of the Loch Ard shipwreck as well as visit the famous Loch Ard Gorge. Your overnight stay is in Warrnambool.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 



Day 3 - Warrnambool – Mt Gambier

Leaving Warrnambool this morning, visit Tower Hill state Reserve, a native wildlife haven located in a dormant volcano. The area was a rich food source for the Koroit Gundidj people whose descendants retain links with this country. Continue to Mt Gambier to visit the mysterious Blue Lake. We visit the historic township of Penola, the Mary Mackillop Interpretive Centre, and the Woods Mackillop Schoolhouse. Enjoy a Special Stay in Mt Gambier, set amongst 5 acres of manicured English style gardens with most of the accommodation constructed from Mt Gambier limestone

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4 - Mt Gambier – Kangaroo Island

Today, we follow the coast to the fishing town of Kingston before following the waters of the Coorong to Meingie, past Lake Albert and Lake Alexandrina. Crossing the Murray River, we head to Victor Harbour and Cape Jervis where we board our ferry for Kangaroo Island.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 5 - Kangaroo Island

Be inspired by the scenery today at Flinders Chase National Park. Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks are great photo opportunities. A special encounter awaits at Seal Bay, home to the third largest sea lion colony in Australia, where you will meet your conservation guide for a walk amongst the seals. If you are quiet, you might even hear them talking.
 

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 6 - Kangaroo Island

Enrich: Tantalise your taste buds as your local epicurean guide introduces you to the magnificent tastes of Kangaroo Island, which have helped to make it famous. Sample gourmet cheese, honey, and wine unique to this amazing island.

Tonight’s dinner will highlight Kangaroo Island local produce.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7- Kangaroo Island - Adelaide

Your ferry trip this morning will bring you back to the mainland.

Enrich: Meet the winemakers at Gemtree Wines that was rated the ‘World’s Best Winery for Sustainable Wine Tourism’ in 2019. Discover through an interactive experience at the Biodynamic hut all about biodynamic viticulture and finish your visit with a taste of locally sourced snacks.

Arrive in Adelaide this afternoon for your two-night stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 8 - Adelaide

Freechoice: Discover the history and culture of Adelaide on a walking tour or taste your way through the Adelaide Central Markets tour. Alternatively, choose between an Adelaide city sights tour, which includes the famous, newly renovated Adelaide Oval, a Torrens River cruise with a visit to the Adelaide Zoo or enjoy a day tour to the Barossa Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Adelaide to Wilpena Pound

Travelling north, today we stop in Port Augusta, situated on the quiet waterways of the Spencer Gulf. Visit the Wadlata Outback Centre and travel through the ‘Tunnel of Time’ to learn about life in the outback. Journey to the beautiful Flinders Ranges National Park where your accommodation for the next two nights is at Wilpena Pound.

Sundowners: Watch the sunset drink in hand from Stokes Hills, which offers spectacular panoramic views of Wilpena Pound and the surrounding ranges.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 10 - Wilpena Pound

Optional flight over Wilpena Pound available today. (Additional expense)

With rugged mountain scenery, peaceful gorges and a huge array of wildlife and flora, the Flinders Ranges is a wonderful showcase of the Australian outback.

Enrich: In a 4WD, venture with your local guide to Wilpena Pound. Hear stories about this natural amphitheatre, used as ‘The Meeting Place’ by the Adnyamathanha people for tens of thousands of years, then as a natural enclosure by early pastoralists.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 11 - Wilpena Pound - Broken Hill

Say goodbye to South Australia as you cross the border for NSW and the town of Broken Hill, site of the world’s richest deposits of silver, lead and zinc, which led to the establishment of BHP. Enjoy a three night stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 12 - Broken Hill

A visit to the Royal Flying Doctors Service before a chance to enjoy a milkshake from the famous Bells Milk Bar. Visit the outback ghost town of Silverton, scene of more than 140 films and commercials. Spend time strolling around the restored gaol, art galleries and the Silverton Hotel before a visit to the Mad Max museum, where many pieces of the original set have been found buried underground. At the Daydream Mine, you will experience life back in the early mining days.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 13 - Broken Hill  

See and learn about the artwork of Pro Hart during a visit to the Ant Hill Gallery. Visit the small town of Menindee located on the banks of the Darling River and home to the Menindee Lakes.

Enjoy sunset at the spectacular Living Desert Sculptures Outdoor Museum.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner



Day 14 - Broken Hill - Mildura

Today we visit the world Heritage listed Mungo National Park and meet our park ranger for a guided tour. The famous Mungo Lunette was formed by sand swept up from the dried-up lake floor and dumped on the shoreline now the site of the spectacular “Walls of China”, carved from layers of the lunette and spectacular to view. Your overnight stay is Mildura.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 15 - Mildura - Melbourne

Make your way through the mallee country with extensive low scrub and open pinewood. Upon arrival in Bendigo ride the historic tram around the city. Hear about the cosmopolitan town founded by migrants on one of the world’s richest goldfields. The migrants arrived at a desolate tent town and turned it into a grand city of architectural elegance. Tonight, you will return to Melbourne for our final night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 16 - Melbourne

Its time to head home and say goodbye to new friends before returning home.

Meals Included: Breakfast


The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above.


*Terms and Conditions: *Prices are in Australian Dollars, per person, twin share. Earlybird offers and Scenic Savings are not combinable. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Scenic Savings Offers available until 30 April 2021 for tours departing in 2021 or until sold out. Strictly limited, available on set departures and all offers are subject to availability. Offers cannot be combined with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. For more information, contact your travel agent. SUPPLIER: Scenic