11 days Escorted Tour - Inspiring Australia

"Tastes of South Australia!"

(photo: Barossa Valley, South Australia)

 

Feel the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair as you delight your tastebuds on a journey from Sydney to Adelaide. Explore the nation’s capital Canberra, the spectacular Great Ocean Road and the delicious produce of Southern Australia on this well-paced journey.  Meet local farmers, winemakers and whisky distillers as you take in the stunning scenery of Kangaroo Island, the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa Valley!

 

This Vacation Includes:

  • 10 nights’ of accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Travel by luxury coach & tour guide
  • Excusions as indicated in the itinerary below
  • Airport transfers 
  • All taxes and fees

 

 

Price Per Person:

$6,495 per person 

*Price is per person, based on double occupancy.  Price includes all taxes & fees

*Price is land only and does NOT include international return airfare and that would be additional to the above price.

*Valid for travel: 01 Sep 2018 - 31 Mar 2019.

 

 

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Sydney – Canberra

  • Depart Sydney this morning and travel through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. Pause at historic Berrima to see its convict-era sandstone gaol, then visit Gold Creek Station to meet a local grazier and enjoy a barbecue lunch. Gold Creek is a working pastoral property that currently runs merino sheep and beef cattle. On arrival in Canberra join a local guide for a tour of Parliament House, the seat of the nation’s government.
  • Included Meals: Highlight Lunch and dinner with wine
 

Day 2: Canberra – Beechworth

  • The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation’s capital as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne. Cross the mighty Murray River into Victoria, taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best-preserved gold-rush town. Forested ranges, placid lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands characterise this region, whose towering mountains are snow-capped in winter.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 3-4: Beechworth – Melbourne

  • Join your B&B host for a Be My Guest breakfast this morning before travelling to historic Glenrowan, famous as the site of the last stand of bushranger Ned Kelly, who was eventually captured there in 1880 after a siege and shootout with police. Travel on through Kelly country to the southern capital of Melbourne. Stylish, arty Melbourne is both dynamic and cosmopolitan, and it’s proud of its place as Australia’s sporting and cultural capital.
  • Day 4 of Melbourne is yours at leisure to explore
  • Included Meals: Day 3: breakfast. Day 4: Breakfast

 

Day 5: Melbourne – Warrnambool

  • Depart Melbourne to embark on one of the world’s premier road trips – the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy spectacular coastal scenery, pausing in the quaint seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine
 

Day 6: Warrnambool – Naracoorte

  • This morning, visit the Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Co-operative at Tower Hill State Game Reserve. Tower Hill, an extinct volcano, is one of the most fascinating geological formations in Victoria. Within the crater, there is a series of small cones and islands surrounded by a crater lake.
  • Cross the border into South Australia, stopping in Mt. Gambier to see the mysterious Blue Lake, then continue to the world-renowned Coonawarra wine region, pausing at a vineyard for a tasting. Before arriving in Naracoorte you’ll be joined by a local expert for a guided tour through the Alexandra Cave.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine
 

Day 7-8: Naracoorte – Kangaroo Island

  • Journey on Day 7 to the Fleurieu Peninsula, whose green hills are complemented by rugged clifftops, sandy beaches and the winding Murray River. Visit the charming seaside town of Victor Harbour, one of South Australia’s most popular coastal playgrounds. This afternoon, a ferry takes you to Kangaroo Island, famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and fine produce.
  • Kick off your island adventure with a visit to South Australia only boutique distillery to taste a selection of their handcrafted premium spirits. All the spirits are handmade onsite so you’ll be able to smell the aroma of botanicals, citrus peel, or even fennel lingering, as you taste the award-winning Australia gin and delicious liqueurs.
  • Day 8: Begin your exploration of fascinating Kangaroo Island today with a visit to the spectacular Remarkable Rocks, and later Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park. It took thousands of years of erosion to create the Arch, a distinctive rock bridge near the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse on the island’s southwest coast.
  • Included Meals: Day 7: Breakfast, dinner with wine. Day 8: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 9: Kangaroo Island – Adelaide

  • This morning, board your ferry to cross back to the mainland and travel to picturesque Adelaide, the ‘City of Churches’. One of the few Australian cities to not have convict history, Adelaide was established as a planned colony of free immigrants, promising civil liberties and freedom from religious persecution.
  • Take an orientation tour with your Travel Director before checking in to your hotel.  Afternoon at leisure.

 

Day 10: Adelaide Hills and the Barossa

  • Discover the rolling Adelaide Hills and world-famous Barossa Valley today, stopping first at picturesque Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Experience its charm and hospitality as you wander down the tree-lined streets and take time to explore the quaint shops and taste some of the town’s artisan produce.
  • Continue to the Barossa for lunch at The Company Kitchen before visiting Jacob’s Creek to sample some of their world-famous wines. Travel back to Adelaide through a tranquil landscape dotted with stone cottages, olive groves and wineries, and join your Travel Director and travelling companions this evening for a Farewell Dinner.
  • Included Meals: Day 9: Breakfast. Day 10: Breakfast, lunch and farewell dinner

 

Day 11: Adelaide & onward travel

  • Farewell from Adelaide
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

 

 

 

 

Terms & Conditions:-

Valid for departures as outlined above. Airfares are not included in the price above and are at an extra cost, which can be arranged with one of our Destination Specialists upon booking. Land Only price requires the internal-holiday flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the holiday itinerary. Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the traveller’s expense and are not included in the land content price. All bookings are subject to availability at time of booking.  Prices advertised are subject to change without notice until such time as the package is booked and paid for.  Price advertised is land-only and does not include international airfare or internal airfare.  Cancellation penalties apply, ask your Downunder Travel Specialist for full details of cancellation penalties.  Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon. All passengers traveling to Australia must have an Australian travel Visa.  Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.  Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport.  All Canadian Citizens must re-enter Canada on a valid Canadian Passport.  We highly recommend that all passengers protect themselves with cancellation / interruption insurance which will cover them against cancellations due to non pre-existing medical conditions which cause them penalties or other expenses. We also highly recommend medical insurance for any travel outside of your home province. Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.