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South Coast Explorer

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Trip Code: GOSCSM13
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Booderee National Park

Spot local wildlife while an Indigenous expert will offer an insight into bush food, medicine and survival skills.

The Best of Yarrangobilly

Embark on guided exploration to discover Jillabenan Cave's delicate stalagmites, stalactites, shawls and cave corals.

Mount Kosciuszko

Ride the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to lunch at Australia’s highest restaurant 1,937 metres above Thredbo Village.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 20 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 36 meals
  • Expert APT Driver-Guide
  • Airport transfers, port charges and park fees
  • GOSCSM13 - 2020 season runs for 13 days

Map & Itinerary

APT OWA GOCSM13 Map 2020
Sydney to Melbourne

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

Be met on arrival in Sydney and journey to the iconic Blue Mountains. Here, ride the steepest railway in the world, the Scenic Railway, and descend into the rainforest setting of the Jamison Valley, before returning via the Scenic Cableway. Tonight, a relaxed welcome dinner at your hotel provides the perfect opportunity for you to meet your fellow travellers.

Stay: Two Nights, Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Just before evening falls, have your camera ready as you enjoy drinks at sunset at a lookout overlooking the Blue Mountains, which offers an unrivalled vantage point.


Take in views of the spectacular Three Sisters today as you continue your exploration of this remarkable region.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Return to Sydney, where you'll enjoy a cruise on Sydney Harbour, an experience that few waterways in the world can offer.

Stay: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Join a local Indigenous expert in Booderee National Park and explore its botanical gardens.


Travel along the South Coast of New South Wales as you traverse the Grand Pacific Drive. In Royal National Park, discover rainforests and seaside villages. Arrive in Kiama, where you'll stop to see its famous Blowhole. After lunch, visit Booderee National Park, where a local Indigenous expert will guide you through its botanical gardens, offering an invaluable insight into traditional bush food, medicine and survival skills. Later, arrive at your hotel in Mollymook in time for dinner. Tonight, savour dinner at Rick Stein at Bannisters.

Stay: Mollymook, Bannisters the Pavilion

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enter Kosciuszko National Park as you depart early for Yarrangobilly, home to some of the most beautiful limestone caves in Australia. Tonight, you will stay in the 1917 section of Yarrangobilly Caves House, an award-winning heritage property within the national park.

Stay: Two Nights, Yarrangobilly Caves House

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Take a guided tour to discover Jillabenan Cave's stalagmites, stalactites, shawls and cave corals. After a picnic lunch, you will have the opportunity to relax in the large outdoor thermal pool, fed by a natural spring with water remaining at a perfect year-round temperature of 27 degrees Celsius.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take in the views over Mount Kosciuszko as you board the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift.


Travel to Thredbo, where your journey will soar to new heights today. Board the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift for sublime vistas as you are lifted to the closest access point to Mount Kosciuszko. Enjoy a unique dining experience at Eagles Nest Restaurant, 1,937 metres above Thredbo Village. Arrive at your inn overlooking Lake Jindabyne.

Stay: Jindabyne, The Banjo Paterson Inn

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Traverse the Alpine Way and Murray Valley Highway as you cross into the state of Victoria. Later, arrive in Myrtleford.

Stay: Myrtleford Motel On Alpine

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

See a Ned Kelly theatre production then explore the Benalla Heritage Trail.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Traverse a 4WD track to Stringybark Creek.


Experience a full day in Kelly Country. First stop in Glenrowan, the site of the Last Stand of Ned Kelly. Here, experience an interactive theatre production that will transport you back in time over 100 years, to witness the events that led up to the capture of the Kelly Gang. Continue to Benalla and embark on a walking tour, then explore the Benalla Heritage Trail, packed with more than 20 sites that bring this town to life. These include the original Broken River Border Police Station and the barber shop where Ned Kelly tried to escape custody. Then, traverse a 4WD track to Stringybark Creek, where the infamous shoot-out between police and the Kelly Gang took place on 26 October 1878.

Stay: Mansfield, Sebel Pinnacle Valley Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Healesville Sanctuary. Interact with native wildlife in a tranquil bushland setting, while learning about how the sanctuary is committed to fighting extinction.


Travel via Buxton to Healesville, where you will enjoy an exclusive Signature Experience. Head to the popular Yarra Valley wine region, where you'll enjoy lunch at Coombe, once the home of world-famous opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba. Arrive at your hotel in Melbourne later this afternoon.

Stay: Pullman Melbourne on the Park

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Healesville Sanctuary. Interact with native wildlife in a stunning bushland setting, while learning about how the sanctuary is committed to fighting extinction.


Today you will set out on the iconic Great Ocean Road as you pass some of the most awe-inspiring coastal landscapes. Visit Torquay for lunch, then later, arrive in the picturesque village of Lorne.

Stay: Two Nights, Great Ocean Road, Mantra Lorne

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  • Lunch

Continue to discover this dramatic coastline with a visit to the 12 Apostles. Created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs of the mainland some 10–20 million years ago, these spectacular rock formations rise up dramatically from the Southern Ocean.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Return to Melbourne, where your journey comes to an end with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

Guaranteed Small Group Touring

With a maximum of just 22 guests, you'll be treated as an individual with personalised attention at every step.

Custom-designed 4WD vehicles

Our specially engineered vehicles have an impeccable reliability record, traversing some of the roughest terrain.

Best accommodation around

At the end of each day's exploration, stay in each region's best accommodation.

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family