Adelaide, Barossa Valley and Wildlife-filled Kangaroo Island

And the Great Ocean Road!

 

This spectacular journey begins with one of the world’s great road-trips and continues through spectacular coastal landscapes to Adelaide, Barossa Valley and the much-loved Kangaroo Island with its abundance of native wildlife. Explore the picturesque Adelaide Hills and the celebrated Barossa and Coonawarra wine regions.  

 

 

This Vacation Includes:

  • Excursions as indicated in the itinerary below
  • All accommodations
  • 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 dinners
  • Experienced Driver and Tour Guide
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers
  • Australian Travel Visa
  • All taxes & fees

 

 

Price:

$3,799 per person (based on double occupancy)

*Prices above are per person, based on double occupancy, and includes all taxes & fees.

*Price above does NOT include international airfare and must be additional to the above package.

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

 

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Melbourne – Warrnambool

  • Embark on one of the world’s premier road trips – the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy dramatic coastal scenery and experience the stunning limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles. Later, visit the impressive London Bridge natural rock formation before arriving in the vibrant rural city of Warrnambool.
  • Included Meals: Dinner with wine

 

Day 2: Warrnambool – Naracoorte

  • This morning, visit the Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Co-operative at Tower Hill State Game Reserve, where your guide will provide you with an Indigenous perspective on this significant site. Tower Hill is a volcanic formation believed to have erupted about 32,000 years ago, and the Reserve encompasses the volcano and wetlands sheltering birdlife, koalas, emus, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, turtles and possums.
  • Cross the border into South Australia, stopping in Mt. Gambier to see the mysterious Blue Lake. A volcanic crater lake, its waters turn to a vibrant cobalt blue colour in the warmer weather from December to March. Then continue to the Coonawarra wine region, whose first vineyard was planted in 1890. Coonawarra’s red wines, particularly its Cabernet Sauvignons, are world- renowned. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local vineyard. The Naracoorte Caves date back 800,000 years and are one of the world’s most important fossil sites. You’ll hear the fascinating story of how this came to be when you’re taken on a guided tour through one of the caves.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

 

Day 3: Naracoorte – Kangaroo Island

  • Journey today to the Fleurieu Peninsula, whose green hills are complemented by rugged clifftops, sandy beaches and the Murray River. Visit the seaside town of Victor Harbour, one of South Australia’s popular coastal playgrounds. The Victor Harbour Horse Drawn Tram links the visitor information centre with nearby Granite Island, and is one of the very few horse-drawn tram routes remaining in public transit service anywhere in the world.
  • This afternoon, a ferry takes you to Kangaroo Island, famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and fine local produce. Your final destination is the island’s largest town, Kingscote.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

 

Day 4: Kangaroo Island

  • Kangaroo Island, which lies only a short distance off the mainland, is Australia’s third-largest island. Explore this natural wonderland today, enjoying stunning coastal scenery and an amazing variety of wildlife. Visit the spectacular Remarkable Rocks, and later Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park. You will then enjoy a sumptuous lunch behind the sand dunes at Vivonne Bay Lodge before heading over to partake in a private Birds of Prey show at Raptor Domain!
  • Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch

 

Day 5: Kangaroo Island – Adelaide

  • 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, with civil liberties and freedom from religious persecution. Take an orientation tour before checking in to your hotel for the next two nights. Later, choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences.  
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 6: Adelaide Hills & the Barossa

  • Discover the rolling Adelaide Hills and world-famous Barossa today, stopping first at picturesque Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. As they were colonial pioneers, the German settlers did not have to adapt to British culture, allowing them to maintain their traditional customs and leisure activities. These influences are still to be seen today in Hahndorf. Continue to the Barossa Valley for lunch at The Company Kitchen, before visiting Jacob’s Creek to sample some of their world-famous wines.
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and farewell dinner

 

Day 7

  • Farewell from Adelaide.  Your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. 
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

 

 

 

Terms & Conditions:-

Valid for travel for the departure times as indicated above. 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.  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. 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. Airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges component of package must be paid in full at time of booking at which time the airfare becomes non-refundable. 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.