Australian Natural Treasures Touring

Australian Natural Treasures Touring is a small and innovative tour company that is able to handle all touring needs in Victoria. Specialising in small groups with a focus on the unique, natural environment, the rich Aboriginal culture, the history and the many hidden treasures in this part of the country. Treasure Chests are used to reveal the history and significance of the region. The contents of the chests help bring some of the amazing stories to life. This interpretive approach, combined with professional guides and a range of modern vehicles, equates to an experience of very high quality.

Half Day City Sights - NAT12
Adults: $253.00 / Children: $129.00

Departure Days:
Daily except 25DEC and 31DEC.

Departure Point:
Melbourne.

Departure Time:
9:00am.

Pickup:
Melbourne city accommodation.

Dropoff:
Melbourne city accommodation.

Duration:
4 hours.

Meals:
- Morning tea.

Inclusions:
- Hotel transfers.
- Expert guide.
- Small personalised group.
- Travel in a deluxe vehicle.

Adults $253.00
Children $129.00
1 Day Great Ocean Road - Private Tour - NAT1P
Adults: $550.00 / Children: $278.00

~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR21:
Travel over the Westgate Bridge towards Victoria's south west coast and pass through Geelong before reaching the start of the Great Ocean Road in Torquay. The first stop is at Anglesea where wild grey kangaroos can be observed at the local golf club, then onto Lorne for some morning tea and a chance to take in the beauty of the Southern Ocean and surrounding foothills. Kennett River is the next stop allowing the opportunity to see koalas in their natural environment, as well as native birds. Lunch is at the seaside village of Apollo Bay to enjoy some of the local, gourmet produce. On the way through the Otway Ranges a stop is made to enjoy a walk through a cool temperate rainforest gully. This forest dates back millions of years to the times that dinosaurs wandered this region. In 1987, a new species of Dinosaur called Leaellynasuara, dating back 100 million years was found on the coastline at Rotten Point. There is also evidence of Aboriginal tribes living off the land in the form of shell middens dating back over 10,000 years. The history, culture and conflict that has a resonance with the battles of native peoples world wide is explained here. The tour then arrives at the Shipwreck Coast and visits the icons of the Twelve Apostles. Here your guide will explain their creation and constant reformation. Not far is Loch Ard Gorge, the site of the most famous 19th centry Australian shipwreck. Your guide will re-tell the story from the calm voyage, the tragic wreck, the courageous survivors and their ultimate fate. While hearing the tale you will be able to hold some of the original artefacts, phots and documents from the 'Loch Ard' contained in the Natural Treasures treasure chest. The tour then turns for Melbourne travelling through some of Australia's most fertile land and the worlds third largest volcanic plain.

Departure Days:
Daily except 25DEC and 31DEC.

Departure Point:
Melbourne.

Departure Time:
7:45am.

Pickup:
Melbourne city accommodation.

Dropoff:
Melbourne city accommodation.

Duration:
11 hours.

Entrance Fees:
Included.

Meals:
- Morning tea.
- Lunch.

Inclusions:
- Hotel transfers.
- Exclusive private touring.
- Expert guide.
- Travel in a deluxe vehicle.
- View the Twelve Apostles.
- Visit Loch Ard Gorge.

Adults $550.00
Children $278.00
An Evening with Penguins - Private Tour - NAT8
Adults: $550.00 / Children: $278.00

~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR21:
This small group tour leaves the city via St Kilda Road, Melbourne's most famous boulevard, and travels through some of the most established suburbs and popular shopping districts before heading south towards Phillip Island. A brief stop is made in the fishing village of San Remo for afternoon tea before crossing the bridge to Phillip Island. The first stop is Phillip Island Wildlife Park, which offers the chance to see many unique Australian animals such as koalas, Tasmanian devils, eagles, flying foxes, echidnas, goannas, cassowaries and other species you may not get to see elsewhere. There is the opportunity to feed kangaroos, wallabies and wombats while being shown around the park by your guide. Dinner then awaits at a local restaurant on the waterfront in Cowes. Afterwards, a short walk on the boardwalks at the 'Nobbies' can sometimes result in seeing penguins during the day waiting for their returning mate, whilst also providing the opportunity to observe the home of Australia's largest fur seal colony. As sunset approaches, move on to see the famous Little Penguins at the Phillip Island Nature Park. Explore the award winning Visitor Centre where informative displays set the scene for the amazing penguin parade. The experience here is not the standard viewing - experience the more personal "Penguins Plus" where, in a small group a Ranger will provide commentary throughout the parade in a restricted area. After the experience and a warm drink the tour takes an express journey back to Melbourne. Tour concludes between 9.30pm - 11.30pm depending on the season, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.

Departure Days:
Daily except 25DEC and 31DEC.

Departure Point:
Outside Vibe Savoy Hotel, 630 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.

Departure Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm depending on season.

Pickup:
Melbourne city accommodation.

Dropoff:
Melbourne city accommodation.

Duration:
Approximately 9 hours.

Entrance Fees:
Included.

Meals:
- Afternoon tea.
- Dinner.

Inclusions:
- Hotel transfers.
- Exclusive private touring.
- Expert guide.
- Travel in a deluxe vehicle.
- Phillip Island Wildlife Park.
- Penguin Parade 'Penguins Plus' experience (premium viewing area).

Adults $550.00
Children $278.00
2 Day Great Ocean Road - NAT3
Adults: $822.00 / Children: $822.00

Description:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR20:
Day 1: An Australian Natural Treasures Touring vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a two day Great Ocean Road tour. Depart Melbourne via the West Gate Bridge and travel through the vast volcanic plains en route to Geelong where there is time to stroll along the beautifully transformed waterfront. Start the journey along the Great Ocean Road at Torquay, stopping at various places along the coast including Bells Beach and your scenic morning tea location. Focus then turns to Australian native wildlife observing Eastern Grey Kangaroos in the wild. This is one of many opportunities to see and hear about the unique and unusual animals in their native habitat. The journey continues travelling the very scenic, cliff-hugging section of the Great Ocean Road. Stop to view sites such as the Memorial Arch' and hear of the intriguing story of this incredible road. Lorne is the largest of the seaside resorts, with its abundance of cafes and restaurants it is a perfect place for a lunch break (own expense). There may even be time to have a swim or do some shopping. After lunch travel along the spectacular road, stopping at many scenic spots including Kennett River where you can see koalas and many colourful native birds in the wild. Travel through Apollo Bay and into the Great Otway National Park. Take a 1km guided walk through a cool temperate rainforest gully to see the world's tallest flowering plants, prehistoric trees and ferns and unique features such as Yabbie Chimneys'. Visit Apollo Bay before arriving at your accommodation. Dinner is included this evening. Overnight accommodation at Beacon Point Ocean View Villas. (D)

Day 2: Begin with breakfast at the locals favourite' Bay Leaf Café. The journey today starts with travelling through the Otway ranges and onto the Shipwreck Coast'. First stop is at Castle Cove overlooking the Aire river valley. Your guide will introduce you to the strong Aboriginal heritage of the region with many tribes living prosperously around the coastline for thousands of years. The 12 Apostles are Icons of Australia's natural beauty. Arrive as the stacks are lit with the morning sun making them perfect for photos and crowd free. After hearing of the creation of the stacks and holding some of the limestone rock explore the boardwalks or brave a helicopter flight along the coastline (own expense). Visit Loch Ard Gorge', the site of the most famous 19th century Australian shipwreck. Port Campbell is your lunch stop for today (own expense). The small fishing village of just 350 is set in a beautiful natural port and has some wonderful cafés and restaurants for food and views. After lunch, travel to a lesser known but highly impressive area of the Great Ocean Road west of Port Campbell. This section takes in London Bridge, Bay of Islands, Bay of Martyrs, and Boat Bay before your journey turns inland and travels through open farmland towards Melbourne. Tour concludes at approximately 6.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence. (B).~~~~

Departure Days:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday except 24DEC-06JAN.~~~~
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR20: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday except 20-22APR, 24DEC-07JAN.~~~~

Departure Point:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19: Federation Square, corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne.~~~~
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR20: Outside Vibe Savoy Hotel, 630 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.~~~~

Departure Time:
8:30am.

Pickup:
Melbourne city accommodation.

Dropoff:
Melbourne city accommodation.

Duration:
2 Days / 1 Night.

Meals:
- 1 Breakfast.
- 1 Dinner.
- Morning or afternoon tea.

Not Included:
- Lunches.

Inclusions:
- Hotel transfers.
- Expert guide.
- Small personalised group.
- Travel in a deluxe vehicle.
- Guided walk in the Great Otway National Park.
- Twelve Apostles.
- Loch Ard Gorge.
- 1 night accommodation.

What to Bring:
- Sturdy walking shoes.
- Warm clothing.
- Rain jacket.

Adults $822.00
Children $822.00
3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide - NAT4
Adults: $1,425.00 / Children: $1,425.00

Description:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR20:
Day 1: Depart Melbourne via the West Gate Bridge and travel through the vast volcanic plains to Geelong, where there is time to stroll along the beautifully transformed waterfront. First stop along the coast is at Bells Beach, a famous surfing beach and a great place to enjoy morning tea. Focus then turns to Australian native wildlife as you observe Eastern Grey Kangaroos in the wild. This is one of many opportunities to see and hear about the unique and unusual animals in their native habitat. Travel the very scenic, cliff-hugging section of the Great Ocean Road. Stop to view sites such as the Memorial Arch' and hear of the intriguing story of this incredible road. Lorne is the largest of the seaside resorts and is a perfect place for a lunch break (own expense). There may be time for a swim or to do some shopping. After lunch continue along the spectacular road, stopping at many scenic spots including Kennett River for the opportunity to see koalas and many colourful native birds in the wild. Travel through Apollo Bay and into the Great Otway National Park. Take a 1km guided walk through a cool temperate rainforest gully to see the world's tallest flowering plants, prehistoric trees and ferns and unique features such as Yabbie Chimneys'. Visit Apollo Bay before checking into your accommodation. Enjoy dinner at Apollo Bay Hotel. Overnight accommodation at Beacon Point Ocean View Villas. (D)

Day 2: Begin with breakfast at the locals favourite' Bay Leaf Café. After breakfast travel through the Otway ranges and onto the Shipwreck Coast'. First stop is at Castle Cove overlooking the Aire river valley. Your guide will introduce you to the strong Aboriginal heritage of the region with many tribes living prosperously around the coastline for thousands of years. The Twelve Apostles are icons of Australia's natural beauty. Arrive as the stacks are lit with the morning sun making them perfect for photos and crowd free. After hearing of the creation of the stacks you can explore the boardwalks or take a helicopter flight along the coastline (own expense). Visit Loch Ard Gorge', the site of the most famous 19th century Australian shipwreck. Port Campbell is your lunch stop for today (own expense). The small fishing village of just 350 is set in a beautiful natural port and has some wonderful cafés and restaurants for food and views. After lunch travel to a lesser known but highly impressive area of the Great Ocean Road west of Port Campbell. This section takes in London Bridge, Bay of Islands, Bay of Martyrs, and Boat Bay. Continue through Warrnambool and onto Tower Hill Game Reserve where you have the chance to see and possibly feed emus. Then onto picturesque Port Fairy towards Mount Gambier. Here look at the incredible colour of a volcanic crater lake before heading to your overnight accommodation. Dinner is included this evening. Overnight accommodation at Commodore on the Park. (B, D)

Day 3: Breakfast is included today. Start today with a visit to the Naracoorte Caves National Park for a cave tour with a local guide. These limestone caves have an abundance of Stalagmites and Stalactites and are World Heritage Listed Area due to the fossils of the Mega Fauna' found buried in the Caves. Continue through another prominent South Australian wine region of Padthaway and head north through to Keith. Lunch stop (own expense) is made at Keith before joining the highway, travelling through grain and stock land towards Adelaide. This is a vast drought affected area of Australia and is an incredible contrast to the lush forests and coastal pastures previously travelled. On approach to the city visit the very popular tourist village of Hahndorf and Mount Lofty summit for impressive views of Adelaide and surrounds.(B).~~~~

Departure Days:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19:
Thursday and Sunday except 01APR18-02APR18 and 24DEC17-06JAN18.~~~~
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR20:
Thursday and Sunday except 20-22APR19 and 24DEC19-07JAN20.~~~~

Departure Point:
Melbourne CBD hotels only or outside Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne, 630 Lt Collins Street.

Departure Time:
8:30am.

Pickup:
Melbourne city accommodation.

Dropoff:
Adelaide city accommodation.

Duration:
3 days / 2 nights.

Entrance Fees:
Included.

Meals:
- 2 Breakfasts.
- 2 Dinners.
- Morning or afternoon tea.

Not Included:
- Lunches.

Inclusions:
- Hotel transfers.
- Expert guide.
- Small personalised group.
- Travel in a deluxe vehicle.
- Guided walk in the Great Otway National Park.
- Twelve Apostles.
- Loch Ard Gorge
- Cave tour.
- 2 nights accommodation.

What to Bring:
- Sturdy walking shoes.
- Warm clothing.
- Rain jacket.

Adults $1,425.00
Children $1,425.00
2D Daylesford & Macedon Ranges Food Trail- Standard - NAT6
Adults: $1,467.00 / Children: $1,467.00

Description:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR20:
Day 1: We leave Melbourne and visit a working organic farm in the foothills of the Macedon Ranges for a personal tour of this diverse operation. We then travel to get a bird's eye views of the region from Mount Macedon and a coffee in one of the picturesque villages. Hanging Rock Winery entertains us with award winning wine and great views of the Iconic rock before travelling towards Kyneton through lush rolling hills. With an abundance of great shops you can stroll down the foodie' strip of Piper Street and make your way to our wonderful lunch stop at a Chefs Hat' awarded restaurant (included). After lunch we drive across to Daylesford for a fascinating visit to Herbal Lore for a tasting platter of liqueurs, liqueur chocolates and liqueur cakes. You can then enjoy a Spa treatment (at own expense) or relax in Daylesford for the afternoon. Overnight accommodation at the Lake House in Daylesford. (L, D)

Day 2: You will continue this amazing gastronomic journey after a full country-style breakfast. We start our day by tasting cold extracted honey made by bees foraging in the surrounding Wombat Forest. This is followed by sampling award winning cool climate wines while talking to the wine makers and then sampling award winning cured meats made from local farms. Our attention then turns to tasting and learning how cider is made and walking through the orchard of 1500 heritage apple trees. Lunch is in Trentham at a bakery that still uses scotch ovens, watching the organic sourdough bread being made and then taking a tour of the bakery and talking to the bakers. Our final stop allows time to explore some gorgeous and inspirational gardens at Garden of St Erth' in Blackwood. Tour concludes at approximately 6.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.(B,L).~~~~

Departure Days:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19:
Thursdays and Sundays except 01APR18-02APR18 and 24DEC18-06JAN19.~~~~
~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR19-31MAR20:
Thursdays and Sundays except 20-22APR19 and 24DEC19-07JAN20.~~~~

Departure Point:
Melbourne CBD hotels only or outside Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne, 630 Lt Collins Street.

Departure Time:
8:30am.

Pickup:
Melbourne city accommodation.

Dropoff:
Melbourne city accommodation.

Duration:
2 Days / 1 Night.

Meals:
- 1 Breakfast.
- 1 Dinner.
- 2 Lunches.
- Morning or afternoon tea.

Not Included:
- Lunches.

Inclusions:
- Hotel transfers.
- Expert guide.
- Small personalised group.
- Travel in a deluxe vehicle.
- Wine and cider tastings.
- Herbal Lore tasting experience.
- 1 night accommodation at the Lake House.

What to Bring:
- Sturdy walking shoes.
- Warm clothing.
- Rain jacket.

Adults $1,467.00
Children $1,467.00

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