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Wayward Bus Tour

Thursday, April 24, 2003
A little less conversation and a little more action is exactly what you are going to get on this bus tour!

You can choose to take a three-and-a-half day bus tour from Adelaide to Melbourne or you can break your journey by leaving the bus and hopping on another one for no extra cost.

Wayward Bus Tours like their passengers to get along and have fun. They keep actual time on board the bus to a minimum and allow passengers plenty of chances to stretch their legs. If you've ever been on a tour which flies through the countryside for hundreds of kilometres before lunch, you are in for a surprise with Wayward. Their motto is "Let the Others Rush".

The company offers people a trip along the spectacular Great Ocean Road with original itineraries combined with just the right amount of information, informality, flexibility and great value.

People of all ages go on Wayward tours and they generally carry an interesting and entertaining mix of travellers.

Crews are keen and enthusiastic and have experience and information about the places they take you.

You can be involved in some great hikes, mostly one to two kilometres and fairly easy. Some of their outback tours are longer and require a greater degree of fitness.

The journey along the Great Ocean Road includes so many extra activities it is a good idea to take plenty of film with you. You can leave from Adelaide or Melbourne and see the sculptured dunes and wetlands of the Coorong Wilderness and the craggy coast and the beautiful landscapes of South Australia's south-east.

The golden surfing beaches of Bells Beach, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Bridgewater Bay and Robe all have something to offer.

There is no shortage of National Parks to explore — Otway, Port Campbell, Glenelg, Discovery Bay, Canunda and Coorong.

Rock formations are spectacular and you will see the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, Grotto, Cape Bridgewater Petrified Forest and the Granites. Volcanic and limestone features are Blue Lake, Umpherston Cave and Tower Hill Crater.

There are wetlands of giant sand dunes, pink salt lakes, lagoons and waterways, plus the Otway Ranges, the Melba Gully rainforest and Mount Lofty Ranges.

You will see koalas, kangaroos, emus, kookaburras and colourful parrots in the wild — and don't be surprised if you add echidnas, lizards, wallabies and, between May and October, whales, to that list.

The little coastal town of Kingston is home to Larry the Lobster which holds the crown of being Australia's first "big" landmark. Your guide will tell you all about the construction of this giant creature.

Robe is a beautiful seaside fishing port which is very popular with summer holidaymakers. Its history is interesting and goes back to gold rush days.

You will then drive along the back roads to Beachport where you can try sand-boarding on the huge dunes.

Bompas by the Sea is an institution in Beachport and is right on the foreshore with views of Rivoli Bay and surrounding beaches. Their restaurant serves delicious meals all day long. The original hotel was built in 1876.


From Adelaide to Melbourne.


Wayward Bus Touring Company tours between Adelaide and Melbourne start at $310 per person with shared hostel accommodation or from $440 per person with motel accommodation. They run three times a week each way.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Wayward Bus Touring Company
119 Waymouth Street, Adelaide 5000
Ph: (08) 8410 8833
Fax: (08) 8410 8844

Qantas: 13 13 13

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