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Destination > Victoria > Cape Otway, Great Ocean Road

3day - Cape Otway, Great Ocean Road

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In less than 2 hours departing Melbourne, you will be with your group on a bus driving along the Great Ocean Road looking out your window at the beautiful Southern coastline of Victoria sparking up conversation with other students.

You will arrive in Lorne for lunch, taking in the scenery before getting up close and personal with native wildlife such as koala's, kangaroos, wallaby's and birdlife. Arriving in Apollo bay, surfing lessons will begin. You will meet the locals and learn about the conservation of the local wildlife and beaches before undertaking a community service activity where marine debris will be removed from the beach and logged on an international register - giving something back to the local community.

You'll spend the night in Apollo Bay and have delicious local food before heading out to explore more of the local beaches as the sun goes down. A welcome ceremony with the Gadabanud Aboriginal representatives will take place the next day, before arriving at the Cape Otway Lighthouse for a guided or self-guided tour

Enjoy coastal clifftop scenic walks, surfing lessons where you will stand up, bush-walking through Aussie bush-lands with lots of wildlife, camping, bush-tucker tasting, aboriginal cultural activities, outdoor group cooking, open campfires, community and conservation activities and much more...

$ 495

per person

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Duration

3 days, 2 nights

Activity

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Outdoor Adventure

Physical

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Active

Group Size

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25 - 55 pax

Age

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18+

Season

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Oct-Apr

Itinerary

A brief outline of the program

Day 1

Depart Melbourne from Southern Cross Train Station for the the Great Ocean Road stopping at coast towns such as Lorne, Kennet River and Apollo Bay. You will get up close and personal with local Australian wildlife and be met by friendly locals to learn about the area and lifestyle. You'll have the amazing opportunity to participate in an adventure activity surfing! If you do not want to surf, try boogie boarding instead. Visit the small township of Apollo bay and try local food before staying in an ocean-side accommodation venue. Share meals with friendly locals and sit around a campfire chatting with your new friends.

Day 2

Watch the sunrise the Apollo Bay hilltops before enjoying an Aussie BBQ breakfast. Get ready for a beach walk and local marine conservation activity with the locals, and Tangaroa Blue marine debris program activity, giving back to the environment through climate action. Enjoy some fun beach games such as cricket as well as other team building activities. Travel to the Cape Otway National Park and meet with local Aboriginal cultural officers to learn about the land and traditions. Access the Cape Otway Lightstation and self guide your way around the precinct before having lunch. Get ready for your overnight camp out experience where you will prepare an outdoor meal on a BBQ with your new friends and enjoy sitting around the campfire sharing stories of the day.

Day 3

Watch the sunrise and go on a Koala spotting walk before we continue our way along the Great Ocean Road arriving at the 12 Apostles for a beach activity at Loch Ard Gorge. You will have lunch in Port Cambell trying Australian style fish and chips on the beach. Your group will reflect on the trip before nmaking your way back to Melbourne arriving just before dinner time.

What else to know

Some other helpful information and what is included

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Bus transport to and from the destination

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All breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners

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Highly experienced guides and tour leaders

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Adventurous Activities including surfing, coastal walking, and hiking adventure

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Parks entry fees to the Cape Otway Lightstation

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Wildlife encounters with Kangaroo's, Wallaby, Koalas and more Australian Wildlife

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Indigenous Cultural activities and workshops

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Meet the locals through conservation volunteering activities replanting trees

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Delicious Australian Native Bush-tucker tasting

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Personal spending money

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Cafe or Restaurant lunch

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Gifts or souvenirs 

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"Such a good opportunity for International students"

"Great trips, great team, great people on trips! Such a good opportunity for international students!"

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Claudia Acevedo Vargas

"It's an amazing experience"

"I would recommend that all international students to join these trips and connect with the community and make a big difference in daily life and also learn through cultural exchange. Beyond Melbourne helps us to leave the phone and appreciate the beauty of the world. It's an amazing experience!"

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Asvin Seneviratne

"It was amazing to meet people from 22 different countries"

"I had an amazing time with rock climbing and the hikes. It was amazing to meet people from around 22 different countries. I enjoyed the moment we had in the campfire eating roasted marshmallows. I loved learning some salsa from fellow Columbian and Chile students and learning different languages and cultures. I had an amazing time and hoping to come back for more trips."

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Cece Nguyen

"Loved the trip"

"Loved the trip! Everything about my trip to Grampians was amazing! The sun, beach view, the weather. A nice escape from everyday life"

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