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Great Downunder Explorer Tour

Australia

 

On ReQuest  (19 days)

 

Short description: Many highlights of Australia in just 19 days from Sydney to Melbourne and back. Incl. Sydney, Kiama, Minnamurra Rainforest, Canberra, Snowy Mountains, Wilsons Promontory National Park (wildlife), Phillip Island, Melbourne, Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Road), 12 Apostles, Port Fairy, The Grampians National Park, Bendigo, Katoomba (Blue Mountains), Hunter Valley, Sydney. Total ca. 4500 km / 2700 miles

 

PRICE  
Tour including Honda VTR250, Yamaha Zeal 250, Suzuki GZ250 Marauder, Honda CB250 US$4090
Tour including Suzuki SV650, Yamaha FZS600 Faser, BMW F650 Funduro, Yamaha XVS650, Triumph Bonneville 800 US$4690
Tour including Yamaha XVS1100, Honda CB600 Hornet, Yamaha XJ900 Diversion US$4990
Tour including Honda VFR800Fi US$5190
Tour includingTriumph 955i Sprint ST, Honda ST1100 Pan European US$5590

All prices based on twin share

 

Single room surcharge: US$ 650.-

 

Accommodation: 3-4 star quality rating (good — very good), holiday apartments, motels, B&B

 

Included in the tour package:

Airport pick up, motorcycle hire incl. insurance and 24 hour support, 3-4 star accommodation in motels, holiday apartments and bed & breakfast places, sightseeing, great Australian wildlife: koalas, kangaroos, penguins, pelicans;

 

Skilled female tour guides, plenty of information before and during the tour.

 

Extras/Not included in tour price: Petrol (ca. US$15/day), all meals (ca. US$25/day in total), special interest tours (i.e. Whalewatch etc.). Neither are flights.

 

Tour itinerary

Might be due to minor changes

 

Day 1: Arrival in Sydney

Sightseeing, pick up motorcycles

 

Day 2: Sydney — Kiama (130 km / 80 miles)

Leisurely cruise via National Park to Kiama, optional trip to Minnamurra Rainforest or beach swim at one of Australia’s finest beaches.

 

Day 3: Kiama — Bateman’s Bay (200 km / 120 miles)

To Bateman Bay, the large holiday hub with its charming, island-dotted bay. Ride via the scenic coastal route, many stops including sheltered Jervais Bay with its white beaches and crystal clear waters. Dolphins are regularly seen.

 

Day 4: Bateman’s Bay — Queanbeyan or Canberra (150 km / 90 miles)

Visit to Australia’s Capitol district and captiol city.

 

Day 5: Canberra — Bega (230 km /135 miles)

Along the scenic mountain road (Snowy Mountains!) towards the

coast.

 

Day 6: Bega — Lake Entrance (305 km / 180 miles)

Along the scenic coastal road to beautiful Lake Entrance.

 

KoalasDay 7: Lake Entrance — Wilsons Promontory (305 km / 180 miles)

Today we reach the State Victoria and visit the legendary natural wonderland of Wilsons Promontory National Park. This mountainous granite peninsula forms the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland and offers rich wildlife: kangaroos, wallabies, emus, koalas, wombats and colourful birdlife.

 

Day 8: Wilson’ s Promontory — Cowes (173 km /100 miles)

Even more wildlife is awaiting us tonight at Cowes, where the colony of Fairy Penguins is landing at dusk in front of stunned spectators.

 

Day 9: Cowes — Melbourne (142 km /80 miles)

Party time! Tonight we reach the huzz and buzz of Melbourne — the art and events and sports and entertainment capitol of Australia! (The political capitol is Canberra)

 

Day 10: a day to explore Melbourne

Free day to spend to your liking. Those who want a rest from riding can explore Melbourne with its first class shopping.

 

Day 11: Melbourne — Apollo Bay (185 km / 112 miles) — 12 Apostles (285 km/170 miles)

This is the day we all waited for: Along the spectacular Great Ocen Road to the 12 Apostles — another highlight of our tour!

 

Day 12: Apostles — Port Fairy — Hamilton — The Grampians National Park (285 km/170 miles)

Another delightful day along Australia’s most famous road with sights you never imagined possible before reaching the next highlight: The Grampians National Park.

 

Day 13: A day to explore The Grampians National Park

Relaxation headquarters are Grampians National Park, a lofty mountain zone that rises steeply from the flat expanse of Victoria’s west offering several natural havens in one.

 

Day 14: The Grampians — Castlemaine — Bendigo (250 km /150

miles)

Bendigo is one of Victoria’s best-known goldmining cities and offers a colourful history. Bendigo boasts fantastic restaurants, great shopping, acclaimed wineries, exciting attractions, glorious streetscapes, wonderful parks and gardens, magnificent heritage buildings, and best of all - a great lifestyle!

 

Day 15: Bendigo — Jerilderie (260 km/155 miles)

North via Echuca, the World's Paddlesteamer capital. Nestled alongside the magnificent Murray River, Echuca is the perfect place for a carefree holiday, packed with loads of things to discover.

 

Day 16: Jerilderie — Cowra (348 km / 210 miles)

Further north via the scenic inland route. Cowra at the peaceful Lachlan River is the place for lovers of food and wine.

 

Blue MountainsDay 17: Cowra — Katoomba (150 km /90 miles)

Tonight we reach the Blue Mountains Nationalpark & World Heritage Area. Visit at the Three Sisters, the world-renown feature of the Blue Mountains.

 

Day 18: Katoomba — Hunter Valley (210 km /125 miles)

Hunter Valley ist Australia’s oldest and best known wine region. Tonight we will put its reputation to the test.

 

Day 19: Hunter Valley — Sydney (200 km / 180 miles)

It’s time to head back to Sydney via the scenic route for the final leg of our tour.

 

 

 

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