This three day adventure tour is a great way to travel between Australia's two main cities without missing out on anything in between. Enjoy exploring the small towns as you travel North to Sydney passing through the national capital, Canberra. You'll pass through the Snowy River High Country as well as making a stop at Wilsons Promontory National Park, the Southernmost part of the Australian mainland. You'll sleep under the stars and meet new, like minded travellers all out seeking adventure.
Highlights of the tour include Canberra, Mt Kosciuszko, Snowy River High Country and Wilsons Promontory National Park.
Day 1 : Sydney to Snowy Mountains (via Canberra)
Our first stop today is the capital city of Australia, Canberra - home of the Australian Federal Government. There is more to Canberra than you think! We take a tour through Parliament House and a visit to the Australian War Memorial before we enjoy views from the city's high point and drive by some of the foreign embassies. After lunch in the central retail area, we tackle the Monaro plains, learn of the hardships and international relations formed by the areas giant Snowy Mountain Hydro Scheme. We stay overnight in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. (D)
Day 2 : Snowy Mountains to Gippsland Lakes
If weather permits, spend the morning climbing to the top of Australia's tallest peak - Mt Kosciuszko. At 2228 metres it is an easy grade hike from the top of the Crakenback Express chairlift. Later in the afternoon we turn south and take an afternoon drive across the famous Snowy River country and cross the border into Victoria. Tonight, we enjoy a night on the edge of a stunning coastal lake. (BD)
Day 3 : Gippsland Lakes to Melbourne (via Wilsons Promontory)
With Bass Strait by our side, we skirt the north eastern coast of Victoria and head to the southern most national park of the Australian mainland – Wilsons Promontory. You may be able to take your Aussie ”˜Coat of Arms' photo with a chance of seeing kangaroos and emus together on the vast grasslands. A hike up and along the granite leads us to an area perfect for taking in the beautiful views of the surrounding coastline. With the bright lights and lively buzz of Melbourne in our sights we dodge the trams and navigate the city streets for our central drop off. (B)
National park entrance fees
Meals as included
Chairlift at Mt Kosciuszko (seasonal)ï»¿
2 Nights hostel dorm accommodation including bed linen
Or Upgrade to Twin/Double or Single budget ensuite
Snowy River High Country
Wilsons Promontory National Park
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
NOTE: This tour is only available to passengers aged 18-39 years.
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NOTE: The 2014 - 2015 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2014 - 31st March 2015. The 2015 - 2016 season rates commence on the 1st April 2015.