Experience a taste of Australia's most beautiful Southern sites on this 11-day tour exploring the region's stunning man-made and natural wonders.
Discover charming, picturesque sea-side towns, rugged coastlines, cosmopolitan cities, pristine beaches and world-famous wineries.
Wildlife enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs will delight, from the endless miles of lush vineyards at Barossa Valley, where you can taste award-winning wines to getting up close to the sea lion colony and abundance of wildlife at Kangaroo Island.
Stay in 4-star accommodation throughout
Visit Gold Creek Station for a barbecue and to learn about life on a sheep farm
Drive the world-renowned Great Ocean Road, passing the celebrated Twelve Apostles rock formations
Experience the natural beauty and wildlife of Kangaroo Island
Taste award-winning wines in Barossa Valley
Guaranteed departures and early booking discounts
Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
Cox & Kings Tastes of Southern Australia Itinerary
Day 1: Sydney to Canberra
Start your journey from Sydney, travelling via the beautiful Southern Highlands. Stop en-route to the idyllic, romantic village of Berrima where you'll be transported back to yesteryear. Think stunning, grand Georgian homes, colonial public buildings and the finest restaurants and vineyards in all of Southern Australia. Next stop, Gold Greek Station where you'll gain a fascinating insight into day-to-day life working on a family farm. Get to know your host and enjoy Southern hospitality as they serve you up a traditional Aussie barbecue. End the day with a tour of Canberra. Surrounded by farmland and nature reserves, you'll see why its earned its nickname, the “Bush Capital”. Stay 1 night at Novotel Canberra. Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner.
Day 2: To Beechworth
Travel to the summit of Mount Ainslie for outstanding panoramic views across Canberra before arriving at Beechworth. Famous for its major growth during the gold rush days of the mid-1850's, this well-preserved mining town is steeped in history to unearth. Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 3: To Melbourne
Travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to Australia's cultural capital, Melbourne. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, exploring its abundance of trendy art galleries, boutique shops, theatres and iconic hidden laneways. Stay 2 nights at Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne. Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 4: Melbourne
Choose from a variety of activities; including a visit to Eureka Sykdeck which boasts awe-inspiring views across the southern hemisphere or join a Hunt & Gather food tour to sample the mouth-watering delights of the largest open-air market in all of South Australia. Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 5 To Warrnambool on the Great Ocean Road
Witness the majestic splendour of the famous Twelve Apostles, a series of limestone formations that stand tall above Victoria's dramatic coastline. Visit the seaside town of Lorne and Apollo Bay. Known as “paradise by the sea”, enjoy the town's stunning beaches and lush green pastures. Stay for 1 night at Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel & Spa. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 6 To Naracoorte
This morning visit Worn Gundidj for a unique eco-tourism experience on the Great Ocean Road! Sitting in the crater of a dormant volcano, this reserve has a plethora of flora, striking landscapes and wildlife to encounter. Continue on to the crystal blue waters of Mount Gambier Lake and then enjoy a spot of wine tasting at Brand's Laira Vineyard. For some much-needed rest and recuperation, spend the night at William MacIntosh Motor Lodge. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 7: To Kangaroo Island
Journey to the beautiful seaside town of Victor Harbour. Located on the Fleurieu Peninsula, this town retains its nostalgic charm with a horse-drawn tram taking you along the picturesque oceanfront and rugged coastline. In the afternoon hop aboard the ferry to Kangaroo Island, Australia's third largest islands and one of the country's top natural wonders. With more than a third of the island dedicated to national parks, the island is a sanctuary for wildlife, so make you have your camera at the ready to snap the native wallabies, koalas, sea lions and of course kangaroos! On the island, you'll also pay a visit to South Australia's only boutique distillery to try the award-winning Australian gin. Stay for 2 nights at Aurora Ozone Hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.
Day 8: Kangaroo Island
Spend the day continuing to explore the pristine beaches, dramatic cliffs and native bushland of the island. Visit the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral's Arch, a naturally formed rugged rock bridge that towers above the ocean. After a busy day exploring, relax and tuck into the Island's prized freshwater crayfish at Andermel Marron Farm. Finish with a guided walk among a colony of friendly sea lions. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 9: To Adelaide
Travel back to the mainland by ferry for a glorious taste of Germany set within the beautiful Adelaide Hills. The quaint town of Hahndorf is Australia's oldest surviving German settlement and one of Southern Australia's most popular towns, famed for its hospitality and old-world charm. Next, continue on to the cosmopolitan coastal city of Adelaide for a tour of this city and its 1,700 acres of beautiful parkland. Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 10: Barossa Valley
Next stop, a wine connoisseurs' dream! Discover Barossa Valley, one of Australia's oldest and greatest wine regions and home to over 150 wineries including the well-known Jacob's Greek winery. Stretching endlessly across miles of lush greenery, explore the Barossa ranges and vineyards, sampling the delicious award-winning wines and fresh gourmet food. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 11: Onward travel:
Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue your holiday. Meals Included: Breakfast.
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