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Walking Australia: From Tasmania to the Great Ocean Road

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Program #20755RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
The accommodation and walks in the Cradle Mountain area are at an elevation of around 3,500 feet.

Equipment Requirements
Normal walking equipment for comfortable terrain. Hiking/walking boots/shoes are highly recommended as being more suited to this program than ordinary sports shoes. Thin, easily stored wet-weather gear is advised as is clothing that can be easily layered. If you are in the habit of using hiking poles, they would be worth bringing. A pair of gaiters would also be useful.

Itinerary for Mar 14 — Mar 29, 2015

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Day One: Saturday, March 14 - Departure
Evening: Depart the USA this evening on overnight flight to Australia.

Day Two: Sunday, March 15 - In flight
In Transit: Cross International Dateline

Type: Hotel

Description: The Sebel Launceston Hotel offers boutique Launceston accommodation in the city centre, minutes to the vibrant seaport. Perfectly positioned on the corner of St John and Williams Streets, within walking distance of Cataract Gorge, Aurora Stadium, James Boag Brewery and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Located on Cornwall Square, one of Launceston’s most historic sites. The site was originally used as the city’s market garden as well as a lumberyard and a works depot. It was previously known as the Market Square, however, after the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York to Tasmania in 1901, it was re-named Cornwall Square in their honour. Showcasing natural Tasmanian stone and timbers throughout the interior and locally commissioned art, this Launceston hotel offers charming, contemporary accommodation in one of Australia’s oldest and most picturesque cities.

Contact info:
Corner of St John & Williams Streets
Launceston, TAS, 7250 Australia
phone: +61 3 6333 7555
web: www.thesebellaunceston.com.au/

Room amenities: Room features: kitchenette with microwave, cooktop and dishwasher; laundry with washing machine and dryer; bathroom with shower only; furnished private balcony; individually controlled air-conditioning and heating; flatscreen TV with satellite channels; WiFi internet access; work desk; International direct dial access; iron and ironing board.

Facility amenities: A spacious alfresco dining terrace and private courtyard framed by Oak trees provide fantastic outdoor dining options, whilst the guest lounge with open fire is a cosy place to unwind in the evening. This Launceston hotel also offers the convenience of 24-hour room service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Upon application.
For additional pre- and post-program accommodation, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Monday, March 16 - Arrive in Launceston / Program Overview / Orienta...
Morning: If you are on the designated group flights from Los Angeles you will have a brief lay-over at Melbourne airport before boarding your connecting flight to Launceston. Upon your arrival on that flight into Launceston, you will be met by your leader and board our coach to lunch.

Lunch: We will have lunch at local cafe.

Afternoon: After lunch we transfer to our accommodation and check in. After time to settle in, we will have a welcome meeting and program overview followed by a lecture introducing us to Australia and Tasmania. We can then have a short walk to explore the centre of historic Launceston along the Tamar River.

Dinner: Dinner at accommodation.

Evening: After our long flights, we have an early evening.

Lodging: Sebel Launceston

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Located on the northern edge of the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair National Park.

Contact info:
Cradle Mountain Road
Cradle Mountain TAS, 7306 Australia
phone: +61 -3-6492-1303
web: www.cradlemountainlodge.com.au

Room amenities: Room facilities include heating, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, refrigerator and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Lodge facilities include guest laundry, guest television & video library, Spa Centre, Games area, internet kiosk and foreign exchange.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Tuesday, March 17 - Mole Creek Karst National Park / transfer to Crad...
Mole Creek Karst National Park / transfer to Cradle Mountain National Park

Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: This morning we leave Launceston and head into Mole Creek Karst National Park. Here we will have a guided walk getting our first taste of the pristine Tasmanian landscape. We carry on to our accommodation in Cradle Mountain National Park.

Lunch: Lunch at accommodation.

Afternoon: This afternoon we begin our exploration of Cradle Mountain National Park with several short walks in the general vicinity of our accommodation. We can explore the Enchanted Walk, Pencil Pines Falls Walk and the Rainforest Walk.

Dinner: At accommodation.

Evening: At dusk this evening we will go on a short stroll to try and locate the elusive platypus. When samples of the platypus were first sent back to the British Museum in the 19th century, the curators believed it was an elaborate hoax and that explorers had somehow joined the remains of a duck to a beaver.

Lodging: Cradle Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Located on the northern edge of the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair National Park.

Contact info:
Cradle Mountain Road
Cradle Mountain TAS, 7306 Australia
phone: +61 -3-6492-1303
web: www.cradlemountainlodge.com.au

Room amenities: Room facilities include heating, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, refrigerator and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Lodge facilities include guest laundry, guest television & video library, Spa Centre, Games area, internet kiosk and foreign exchange.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Wednesday, March 18 - Exploring the wonderful Cradle Mountain National ...
Breakfast: At dawn, before breakfast, we can embark on another excursion to try and find the platypus if last night's efforts failed. We will then return to our accommodation for breakfast.

Morning: This morning we have a half-day guided walk around the beautiful Dove Lake on the Dove Lake Circuit.

Lunch: We return to our accommodation for lunch.

Afternoon: This afternoon is free for you to relax and soak up the natural beauty of this stunning landscape. Your leader will be able to assist those of you wishing to walk further. There is ample opportunity to embark on additional walks along the Cradle Valley and/or along King Billy Walk. You may also choose to walk to the historic Waldheim Chalet to learn something of the history of the area.

Dinner: Dinner tonight is at our accommodation.

Evening: The evening is free for you to relax at leisure.

Lodging: Cradle Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Located on the hill overlooking Strahan Harbour waterfront.

Contact info:
The Esplanade
Strahan TAS, 7468 Australia
phone: +61 -3-6471-4200
web: www.strahanvillage.com.au/

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television, telephone, refrigerator, iron/ironing board and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include guest laundry and safety deposit box facility.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Thursday, March 19 - Coach to Strahan / Nature & history cruise on the...
Breakfast: This morning we depart early from Cradle Mountain taking a boxed breakfast with us.

Morning: We drive through to Strahan for our cruise on the Gordon River - a World Heritage Listed area of temperate rainforest and mountain crags. The area is the site of one of Australia's longest-running and most successful environmental protests.

Lunch: We have lunch on board the cruise vessel.

Afternoon: Our cruise continues with an exploration of Tasmania's notorious convict past as we visit the ruins of a former convict gaol on Sarah Island and discover the harsh conditions endured by those sentenced there. The remainder of the afternoon is free for us to explore the delightful historic fishing village of Strahan at leisure. For those who wish, there is the possibility of an additional afternoon walk to a local waterfall. This walk takes in Strahan People's Park and the Hogarth Falls Circuit.

Dinner: We have dinner tonight at our accommodation.

Evening: The evening is free to relax at leisure.

Lodging: Strahan Village Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Best Western Hobart provides you with easy access to many of Hobart’s key leisure attractions, including Battery Point, Salamanca Place and the Hobart waterfront, as well as a vast array of restaurants, bars. The hotel is only 2 minute walk from the heart of the CBD’s major retail precinct and a 10 minute walk to Salamanca tourist, dining and retail precinct.

Contact info:
156 Bathurst Street
Hobart TAS, 7000 Australia
phone: +61 -3-6232-6255
web: www.bestwestern.com.au/hobart/hotels/best-western-hobart/

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-house movies, ISD/STD telephone, refrigerator, iron/ironing board and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a guest laundry, swimming pool, fitness centre and safety deposit box facility.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Friday, March 20 - Drive through the World Heritage wilderness en ro...
Drive through the World Heritage wilderness en route to Hobart / Walk in Lake St Clair National Park

Breakfast: We have breakfast at our accommodation.

Morning: This morning we drive through the wilderness bound for Lake St Clair National Park. We will have a guided walk to Nelson Falls, located in a cool temperate rainforest within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area.

Lunch: We will have lunch at the Lake St Clair Lodge.

Afternoon: After lunch, there is the option of an additional circuit walk at Lake St Clair for those who wish to stretch their legs further prior to getting back on our bus. En route to Hobart we visit the Wall in the Wilderness – "an inspirational tale carved from the mountains and rivers of the Central Highlands of Tasmania" commemorating those who helped shape the past and present of Tasmania’s central highlands. The area is surrounded by wilderness and is full of mining heritage which highlights bygone days when Queenstown was a thriving gold and copper town. We carry on to our hotel in Hobart.

Dinner: We have dinner at our accommodation.

Evening: The evening is at leisure.

Lodging: Best Western Hobart

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Best Western Hobart provides you with easy access to many of Hobart’s key leisure attractions, including Battery Point, Salamanca Place and the Hobart waterfront, as well as a vast array of restaurants, bars. The hotel is only 2 minute walk from the heart of the CBD’s major retail precinct and a 10 minute walk to Salamanca tourist, dining and retail precinct.

Contact info:
156 Bathurst Street
Hobart TAS, 7000 Australia
phone: +61 -3-6232-6255
web: www.bestwestern.com.au/hobart/hotels/best-western-hobart/

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-house movies, ISD/STD telephone, refrigerator, iron/ironing board and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a guest laundry, swimming pool, fitness centre and safety deposit box facility.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Saturday, March 21 - Day at leisure in Hobart.
Breakfast: We have breakfast in our hotel

Morning: We have an early morning guided walk around Hobart's historic Battery Point precinct. After that, the remainder of the day is free for you to explore Tasmania's compact capital at leisure. Perhaps you will join in the fun of the Salamanca Markets in Hobart's historic quarter; perhaps you will head off and visit Hobart's newest attraction, the cutting-edge Museum of Old & New Art and finish in the winery and brewery also located on-site; perhaps you will walk up Mount Wellington for its panoramic outlook. Your leader will give you additional information on various walks available to you. The day is yours to do as you see fit.

Lunch: Lunch is at own arrangements.

Afternoon: This afternoon is free at leisure in Hobart.

Dinner: Dinner is at own arrangements.

Evening: This evening is free at leisure in Hobart.

Lodging: Best Western Hobart

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Motel

Description: Located overlooking the beach and offering panoramic views to Freycinet Peninsula.

Contact info:
1 Franklin Street
Swansea TAS, 7190 Australia
phone: +61 -3-6257-8577
web: www.swanseawaterlooinn.com.au/

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, television and refrigerator.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a guest laundry.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Nine: Sunday, March 22 - Maria Island walk / Bicheno Penguin Rookeries
Breakfast: We have breakfast at our hotel.

Morning: This morning we leave Hobart and travel to board the Maria Island ferry at Triabunna. We board and cruise across the bay to stunning Maria Island - a formal penal colony known for its amazing scenery and abundant wildlife. On the island are Tasmanian kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and echidnas. The unique birdlife includes the endangered forty spotted pardalote, Cape Barren geese (the world’s second rarest breed), eagles and numerous sea bird species. On the island we will have a walking tour of the old Darlington settlement.

Lunch: We will take a packed lunch with us to eat on the Island.

Afternoon: This afternoon, depending on the conditions, we will walk to the Fossil Cliffs or Mount Bishop. After gaining an insight in to the Island's spectacular vistas, we take the ferry back to the mainland. We carry on to Swansea, on the edge of the Freycinet National Park, and check in to our accommodation.

Dinner: We will have an early dinner at our accommodation.

Evening: This evening we will travel through to Bicheno and visit the local penguin rookeries so we can get up and close to these delightful little creatures.

Lodging: Swansea Waterloo Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Located overlooking the beach and offering panoramic views to Freycinet Peninsula.

Contact info:
1 Franklin Street
Swansea TAS, 7190 Australia
phone: +61 -3-6257-8577
web: www.swanseawaterlooinn.com.au/

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, television and refrigerator.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a guest laundry.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Ten: Monday, March 23 - Walking in Freycinet National Park / Wineglass Ba...
Walking in Freycinet National Park / Wineglass Bay Lookout / Marine Farming

Breakfast: We have breakfast at our accommodation.

Morning: We take our coach through to Freycinet National Park and walk up to the lookout overlooking Wineglass Bay, one of Tasmania’s iconic destinations and most memorable vistas.

Lunch: We have a BBQ lunch as we take in the scenery at Freycinet Lodge.

Afternoon: This afternoon we take a walk to Cape Tourville lighthouse for another spectacular scenic spot. We then have a field trip at the Freycinet Marine Farm where we learn about the local aquaculture industry.

Dinner: We return to Swansea for dinner and an evening to relax. Those who wish might like to take an additional cliff-top walk whilst in Swansea.

Evening: The evening is free to relax at leisure.

Lodging: Swansea Waterloo Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located opposite the beach and golf course.

Contact info:
37 Great Ocean Road
Apollo Bay VIC, 3233 Australia
phone: +61 -3-5237-6100
web: www.theinternational.info

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television (cable), telephone, refrigerator, iron/ironing board and internet connection.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include guest laundry, guest whirlpool/hot tub, swimming pool and safety deposit box facility.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eleven: Tuesday, March 24 - Fly to Melbourne to start out on Australia's icon...
Breakfast: As we have an early start this morning to get to our flight to Melbourne, we will be given money to get our breakfast at Hobart Airport.

Morning: After our early-morning dash to Hobart Domestic Airport, we fly to Melbourne and commence the Great Ocean Road section of our program.

Lunch: We will have lunch at a local cafe en route to the Great Ocean Road.

Afternoon: This afternoon we travel to the Great Ocean Road via Torquay and Bell's Beach, famous for the world surfing titles held there each Easter. We will pause and stand under the Memorial Arch on the Great Ocean Road where we will learn about the history of the Great Ocean Road - built mainly with picks and shovels by returned soldiers from WWI and dedicated to all those who died in battle. We will have a brief stop to [hopefully] view the koalas in the gum trees by the ocean at Kennett River. We will have a short orientation walk in Apollo Bay on arrival.

Dinner: We will have dinner at our accommodation.

Evening: The evening is free to relax at leisure.

Lodging: Comfort Inn, The International

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located opposite the beach and golf course.

Contact info:
37 Great Ocean Road
Apollo Bay VIC, 3233 Australia
phone: +61 -3-5237-6100
web: www.theinternational.info

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television (cable), telephone, refrigerator, iron/ironing board and internet connection.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include guest laundry, guest whirlpool/hot tub, swimming pool and safety deposit box facility.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Twelve: Wednesday, March 25 - Walking Exploration of Cape Otway - history, nati...
Walking Exploration of Cape Otway - history, native fauna & indigenous archaeology

Breakfast: We have breakfast at our accommodation.

Morning: This morning we begin our exploration of the Great Ocean Road with a guided tour of Australia's oldest mainland lighthouse. En route to the lighthouse we will gain another opportunity to hopefully view the koala in their natural habitat. We will have a walk to the scenic lookout and the historic Signal Station.

Lunch: We will have lunch at the Cape Otway Lightstation cafe.

Afternoon: After lunch we have a lecture on Indigenous Archaeology followed by a walk along a section of the Great Ocean Walk to view the historic Lightstation cemetery and enjoy spectacular views of the Southern Ocean. We will then have a guided visit to the Cape Otway Centre for Conservation Ecology where we will see koalas and wallabies being rehabilitated and also learn of the vulnerability of the tiger quoll (often called the Australian native cat).

Dinner: Dinner tonight is at own arrangements in Apollo Bay.

Evening: The evening is free for you to explore Apollo Bay at leisure.

Lodging: Comfort Inn, The International

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Located opposite the beach and golf course.

Contact info:
37 Great Ocean Road
Apollo Bay VIC, 3233 Australia
phone: +61 -3-5237-6100
web: www.theinternational.info

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television (cable), telephone, refrigerator, iron/ironing board and internet connection.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include guest laundry, guest whirlpool/hot tub, swimming pool and safety deposit box facility.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Thirteen: Thursday, March 26 - The Great Ocean Walk
Breakfast: We will have breakfast at our accommodation.

Morning: Today we will have a half-day guided walk along the Great Ocean Walk experiencing spectacular coastal views in a pristine environment.

Lunch: We will have a BBQ lunch today at Bimbi Park nestled within unique coastal manna gums abounding in koalas.

Afternoon: We return along the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay and have some time at leisure. Those who wish may like to add in an additional walk from Marengo to Apollo Bay while we are staying in Apollo Bay.

Dinner: Dinner this evening is at own arrangements.

Evening: The evening is free for you to explore Apollo Bay or relax at leisure.

Lodging: Comfort Inn, The International

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Motel

Contact info:
10 Great Ocean Road
Port Campbell, VIC, 3269 Australia
phone: +61 3 5598 6522
web: www.greatoceanroadmotorinn.com/

Facility amenities: Great Ocean Road Motor Inn offers spacious, comfortable, tastefully-decorated units with decks. Each apartment has been individually furnished and decorated. All rooms have electric blankets, air conditioning, tv/video and hair dryers. On site is a laundry.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Fourteen: Friday, March 27 - Melba Gully & The 12 Apostles
Breakfast: We will have breakfast at our accommodation before departing Apollo Bay.

Morning: This morning we have a guided walk in magnificent rainforest at Melba Gully in the Great Otway National Park. We will have another field trip to the Gables Lookout from where we gain spectacular views of the Southern Ocean and Shipwreck Coast.

Lunch: We will have a packed lunch en route to Port Campbell.

Afternoon: Upon arriving in Port Campbell we will explore the magnificent Port Campbell National Park with guided walks to Loch Ard Gorge and the historic Gibson Steps.

Dinner: We will have dinner tonight at a local restaurant.

Evening: This evening we will return to have a sunset viewing of the 12 Apostles.

Lodging: Great Ocean Road Motor Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Close to Melbourne Airport. Just used for an overnight stop due to altered flight schedules. The hotel offers free wireless internet.

Contact info:
33 Ardlie Street
Melbourne, Australia
phone: +61 3 9333 2200
web: www.airportmotelmelbourne.com.au/

Room amenities: All rooms have queen beds, Foxtel cable TV, wireless Internet and reverse-cycle air conditioning. Executive and deluxe rooms feature a private balcony. Each room includes a full size iron/ironing board, hairdryer, refrigerator, mini bar, remote control LCD TV, individually controlled heater/air conditioner and same day dry cleaning service.

Facility amenities: This Melbourne airport motel features an a la carte restaurant open for breakfast and dinner, guest laundry, outdoor swimming pool and heated spa, outdoor leisure area including a barbeque and impressive purpose-built banquet and conference facilities catering for groups from 2 to 400.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Saturday, March 28 - Bay of Islands Coastal Park / Walking exploration...
Breakfast: We will have breakfast at our accommodation.

Morning: This morning we explore the spectacular Bay of Islands Coastal Park before travelling to Melbourne.

Lunch: We will have lunch at a local cafe en route to Melbourne.

Afternoon: This afternoon our leader will give us a guided walk of central Melbourne introducing us to Melbourne's historic buildings, its parklands, the Yarra River and its sporting and relaxation precincts

Dinner: We will have a farewell dinner at a restaurant in Melbourne.

Evening: After dinner, we will transfer to our Melbourne airport accommodation in time to do our final pack before our flights home in the morning.

Lodging: Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Sixteen: Sunday, March 29 - Depart from Melbourne Airport to the USA.
Breakfast: We have breakfast at our accommodation.

Morning: After breakfast, we check out and transfer to the airport for our flight to Los Angeles and beyond.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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35 meals: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 10 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
26 Field trips
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