|Victorian National Parks Family Adventure
Australia 8 days ex Melbourne
Bring the family along to explore this fascinating and varied corner of Australia. The state of Victoria has everything from beautiful coastline to
rain forests and mountains. On this trip we learn to surf at the home of the Rip Curl Pro competition, hike and cycle around the lush rain
forests of the Otway National Park, explore the spectacular coastline of Port Campbell National Park, where ocean swells from the South
Pole hit against the cliffs of the coast and carve the rock into amazing shapes such as the 12 Apostles. In the inland Grampians National
Park we see some of the many animals and plants that are unique to Australia and learn more about the original inhabitants, the
Aborigines, who have lived here for thousands of years. In Murtoa we visit a place well off the tourist path and meet some of the Aussie
characters who call this rural wheat growing area home.
All profits go toward drought relief efforts in the rural areas visited.
|Day Melbourne - Torquay
Arrival day. Starting point: Central Melbourne at midday. we can also pick you up at Tullamarine
airport around 1pm. Group meeting and transfer to Torquay. Welcome dinner.
Day 2 Bells Beach
Learn to surf at internationally famous Bell's Beach, home of the Rip Curl Pro surfing
competition before transfering to Wye River near the Otway National Park
Day 3 Otway National Park
Options today include mountain bike riding, hiking, walks to discover the flora and fauna of the
area, the tree canopy walk or simply relaxing and enjoying the fresh ocean breeze.
Day 4 Port Campbell National Park
Explore the rugged coastline that has been shaped by ocean swells coming all the way from
the South Pole. Hold onto your hats as we see the 12 Apostles, Lochard Gorge and the
remains of London Bridge. Tonight we enjoy an outdoor BBQ with wild kangaroos nearby.
Day 5 Grampian's National Park
Transfer to Hall's Gap on the border of the Grampians National Park. Learn more about the
Australian Aborigines, original inhabitants of this country and have a boomerang throwing
lesson. Tonight we stay in Log Cabins and BBQ dinner near wild kangaroos.
Days 6-7 Murtoa
Welcome to Murtoa (population 700)! Have a BBQ with a local family to learn more about the
town, join them in their homes to learn how to cook some of the local yabbies (freshwater
crayfish) you've just caught and learn to swim in the local river. If you've got some energy left try
to beat the locals cricket or Australian football or head out for a horse ride (lessons available).
Day 8 Melbourne
Transfer back to Melbourne. Finishing point: Central Melbourne at midday, drop off this
morning at Tullamarine airport is also possible at around 11:30am. If you want to see more of
Melbourne we can also arrange post trip accommodation for you.
Great Ocean Road, Bell's Beach, Surfing
lesson, Throw a boomerang, Catch
yabbies, Australia's unique wildlife, BBQs,