Australia Wildlife Marathon Package

06/25/2020 - THURSDAY - Arrive Melbourne
Upon arrival in Melbourne, you will be met and transfered to Torquay
Overnight AccommodationRACV Torquay Resort
Dinner    3 course Number One     Restaurant RACV Resort

06/26/2020 FRIDAY Sightseeing and review of Course
Full breakfast at Hotel RACV Resort
Morning 5-10Km run review of AWM Surf Coast Trail course
Lunch    Airey’s Inlet pub (micro brewery) at own cost
Afternoon Sightseeing,
AWM event registration and free time
Accommodation RACV Torquay Resort
Dinner   3 course Number One Restaurant RACV Resort

06/27/2020 - SATURDAY  Race Day
Full Breakfast   at RACV Resort - Transfer to Race Start line
Enjoy your run over some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery. 
Lunch            At finish line (own cost)
Afternoon      Free time and transfer back to Torquay accommodation
Accommodation     RACV Torquay Resort
Dinner    Official event celebration at Airey’s Inlet Pub (own cost) transport provided   

06/28/2020- SUNDAY - Return to Melbourne
Full Breakfast  at RACV Resort Return to Melbourne
Check in to hotel in Melbourne
Afternoon        Free Time

06/29/2020- MONDAY - Free Day in Melbourne
Breakfast at hotel.
Today is Free to Explore Melbourne on your own or sign up for an optional tour

06/30/2020 - TUESDAY - Koalas and Kangaroos in the Wild

After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel to begin your Great Ocean road Wildlife Tour
Visit a national park looking for wild koalas, cockatoos and kookaburras. Your Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher will explain the behaviour and individuality of each of the koalas you meet. Help create habitat for a wild koala by joining our “Make a Home for Clancy” conservation project.  Walk quietly up to a wild mob of Kangaroos on the plains and in open bushland. They are thrilling animals to watch. Their natural instinct is to flee humans, but with care we often get close enough to observe their complex social life. We may also find parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, wallabies and reptiles on this first day of your Great Ocean Road wildlife tour. Your Wildlife Guide will help you understand and enjoy them.  A substantial picnic lunch is included.

Accommodation tonight is at a 4.5 star boutique property in the tiny outback town of Little River. Dinner is at the local Pub – a real Aussie experience! (L,D).

07/01/2020 - WEDNESDAY - Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles
Full breakfast at Hotel

See some of the world’s most spectacular coastal scenery. We follow the Great Ocean Road to the surging surf coast, and walk in the magnificent rainforests of the Otway National Park.
Your Wildlife Guide will explain the formation of these mighty forests and help you find parrots, kookaburras, koalas and wallabies.
Travel through Port Campbell National Park, looking out for echidnas, wallabies, lizards and colourful birds which make their home in the coastal heathlands. Linger a while to take in some of nature’s handiwork at the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge. Hear stories about the terrible shipwrecks of the past.

Dinner and accommodation tonight are at our 4.5 star B&B near Loch Ard Gorge/Port Campbell. (B,L,D)

07/02/2020 - THURSDAY - Volcanos and lakes in a Savannah

This morning we have one last look at the coast in the dramatic morning light before returning to Melbourne across the vast grasslands of the Western Plains.
Created by intense volcanic activity over the past 2 million years, the 7000 volcanoes of the Western Plains are now extinct but the resultant savannah is pasture to a rich wool growing area – a wonderful example of Australia’s great range lands.. We stop en route to drive to the top of an extinct volcano with spectacular views across the plains. From the summit we see some of the hundreds of volcanic lakes scattered across the plains.  This is a great place to view raptors – birds of prey – including Wedge-tailed Eagles, Nankeen Kestrels and Brown Falcons.

Later we pass Lake Corangamite, the largest permanent lake in Australia, often covered with prolific birdlife. We return to Melbourne in the late afternoon. (B,L)

07/03/2020 - FRIDAY Depart Melbourne
Breakfast        At hotel
Transfer to airport
Return home or extend your tour
We offer many extension options.

•    Accommodation is twin share. Minimum 4-star.
•    All meals exclude alcohol
•    Breakfast and lunch include tea and coffee
•    Park entry fees included
•    Complimentary race entry Included