Last modified (date)27 Nov 2018
Trip titleKangaroo Island and the Great Ocean Road Adventure (Basix)
ValidityValidity: 01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2020
IntroductionTake a memorable road trip through South Australia and Victoria, starting off from Adelaide with a ferry ride to Kangaroo Island. Much of this stunning landscape is protected and is home to an abundance of native wildlife like sea lions, koalas and, of course, the odd roo or two. Meet the residents at Seal Bay, slide a sand board down the dunes of Little Sahara, keep your eyes peeled for the fuzzy... Read more
Joining pointAdelaide Central Bus Station (meet at the SeaLink check in desk) @6:15am
Joining point instructionsAdelaide Central Bus Station is located in the heart of the city at 85 Franklin Street, near the Adelaide Central Market.
Please check in at the Sealink Desk at 615 for a 645 departure.
Paid lockers (paywave or correct change) are available for storing any belongings for up to 72 hours.
Lockers contains 2 USB ports inside so portable items can be charged while locked away.
There is free Wi-Fi ... Read more
Finish pointCentral Melbourne Accommodation
Finish point instructionsMelbourne is a big city, so we can drop off at most of the central accommodation locations. Unfortunately, we can't do airport drop-offs, we always advise onward travel to be booked for the following day.
Group leaderAll group trips are accompanied by a group leader. In Australia your group leader is also your driver, taking you from start to finish in a specialised vehicle. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Yor leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, or... Read more
SafetyMany national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itinerary covers. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and upd... Read more
CommunicationsWireless (wi-fi) is common across accommodation in Australia. Some properties may charge a fee for usage.
Cafe's and pubs may have wi-fi for a fee, with those in tourist area's generally offering limited free useage. Shopping centre's, airports and other public spaces offer limited free wi-fi access.
Australia’s main telecommunication companies all operate in towns in Victoria.
Different net... Read more
VisasAll travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia. Failure to do so means you may not be allowed to board your flight to Australia. Most nationalities can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority via the internet before arrival. Please check the following website or with your relevant Australian visa issuing office for your nationalitie... Read more
Why we love itLoll about with the local sea lions at Seal Bay
Is this trip right for youThis trip is made up of two seperate tours and you'll be traveling with a different Guide on each Kangaroo Island and the Great Ocean Road. Each Guide specialises in their region of touring
The Kangaroo Island portion of the trip are two full days of touring. Whilst there isn't too much physical exertion, there are early starts and arrival back into Adelaide on the second day is late in the eveni... Read more
Food and dietary requirementsDIETARY REQUIREMENTS:
Passengers with special dietary requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to the start of the trip and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing Darwin. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food you... Read more
Money mattersThe Australian Dollar (A$) is the currency of Australia.
Credit and debit cards are readily accepted just about everywhere in Australia. Occasionally there may be a minimum spend for both in smaller shops. You can usually withdraw money from shops where EFTPOS is available. Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are common across Australia. ATM's may be limited in remote areas and your leader will adv... Read more
What to takeWATER BOTTLE:
Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in w... Read more
A couple of rulesEveryone has the right to feel safe and secure on their trip. We don’t tolerate any form of sexual harassment at Intrepid, either between passengers or involving our leaders or local operators. Sexual relationships (consensual or otherwise) between a leader and a passenger are unacceptable. If you ever feel another person is behaving inappropriately please inform us immediately by contacting th... Read more
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Emergency contactPackage is operated by our touring partners SeaLink (Days 1-2) and Autopia/Wildlife Tours (Days 3-4). In the event of an emergency or missed pick up on day 1 please contact SeaLink (Adelaide Sightseeing) directly on 1300 769 762. In the event of an emergency or missed pick up on day 3 please contact Autopia directly on 03 9397 7737.
Melbourne Operations: 03 9393 1333
GENUINE EMERGENCIES ONLY - S... Read more
Responsible travelWe believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller.
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Accommodation notesBoth Basix and Original level camping accommodation are available on this trip. Basix accommodation consists of multishare dormitory rooms with shared facilities. Multishare accommodation may be mixed gender. Original accommodation is private twin or single rooms. Both accommodation styles have shared bathroom facilities.
Night 1: Vivonne Bay Lodge dormitory (Basix) twin or single room (Original)... Read more
Transport notesFrom October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40’s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will a... Read more
Travel insuranceAustralians are not required to be covered for hospital care due to being covered by Medicare. However we strongly recommend that Australians have a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. It is also strongly advisable that Australians have current ambulance cover in the case of emergency evacuation or in... Read more
Your fellow travellersAs you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit... Read more
Itinerary disclaimerIn the case of bad or treacherous weather there is a possibility that the Ferry that links mainland Australia and Kangaroo Island (from Cape Jervis Port to Penneshaw Port) may be cancelled at short notice. Cancellation of this service is entirely at the discretion of the ferry operator Sealink and we will do our best to accommodate you on another departure or provide appropriate compensation.
The... Read more
AccommodationDormitory (3 nights)