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Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island Escape

7 Day Guided Vacation | Melbourne to Adelaide

This trip could also be known as ‘Southern Australia, as seen through its wine and wilderness’. And a few other culinary (and scenic) treats. From a Melbourne to the Great Ocean Road tour, to tasty Kangaroo Island and Barossa tours, expect a top-notch roll-call of attractions across Victoria and South Australia.

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Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island Escape

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7 Day Guided Vacation

Melbourne to Adelaide

This trip could also be known as ‘Southern Australia, as seen through its wine and wilderness’. And a few other culinary (and scenic) treats. From a Melbourne to the Great Ocean Road tour, to tasty Kangaroo Island and Barossa tours, expect a top-notch roll-call of attractions across Victoria and South Australia.


Insider Knowledge

Australian Parliament House and the War Memorial offer insights into the Australian capital, best revealed with an in-the-know local by your side.

Local Connection

Ever wanted to know what life on a 400-hectare sheep farm is like? Meet Craig Starr and his family at Gold Creek Station for a tale or two, and a BBQ.

Cultural Immersion

Gain a deeper understanding of the indigenous plants that grow in the area along with their traditional uses at Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens

Sustainable Footprints

By visiting Kangaroo Island’s Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, you not only gain insights into South Australian animals, but also have the chance to support them.

Wildlife and Nature

The underworld beckons at Naracoorte’s Alexandra Cave, a maze of delicate needle-like stalactites and massive twisting columns.


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Want an adventure that starts with a bang? This is it. We advise arriving early for a Melbourne laneway tour, taking in the city’s eye-popping alleys filled with colourful art. Then you’re on your way from Melbourne on a Great Ocean Road tour, enjoying a snaking coastal route that is one of the world’s most epic journeys. Across a dramatic 240 kilometers you’ll take in limestone stacks like the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Then traverse through World Heritage listed rainforest, skirting untouched coastal coves, and pausing in sleepy towns like Lorne and Apollo Bay, where bare feet and boardshorts are the dress code. We wouldn’t blame you for following suit…  

  Hotel: Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Emus, kangaroos, koalas, echidnas… oh my! These are just some of the animals you’ll likely spot as you drive through Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve – housed in a dormant volcanic crater. Remarkably, this pocket of paradise was once wasteland, transformed by volunteers. More volcanic history awaits across the South Australian border in Mt. Gambier, home to the crater-filling Blue Lake. Because it’s very blue. And it’s a lake. By now you’ll be pretty thirsty, so it’s a good thing the Coonawarra wine region is around the corner. After a few sips, you may find yourself getting deep – literally. Naracoorte’s Alexandra Cave is a maze of delicate needle-like stalactites and massive twisting columns.

  Hotel: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoote

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Nature rules large again today as you weave along South Australia’s wild and wonderful Fleurieu Peninsula to Victor Harbor. After rolling hills, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, you’re greeted with the charms of this seaside town – the gateway to Kangaroo Island. Fun fact: it still has a steam train. But you’re boarding the ferry for your journey toward Australia’s ‘mini Galapagos’ to tour Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island deserves its moniker, as you’ll discover tomorrow. But today, a well-deserved tasting of craft beer awaits at a boutique brewery, the only one on the island. How does Indian Pale Ale sound or a Mexican inspired brew made using a combination of malted barley and flaked rice?

  Hotel: Aurora Ozone Hotel, Executive Rooms, 2 Nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

First stop on your tour of Kangaroo Island truly deserves its name: the orange-lichen-clad Remarkable Rocks command your attention over the blazing blue of the Southern Ocean. Then there’s Admirals Arch, home to an immense colony of raucous fur seals and a very photogenic lighthouse. Like much of the island, AAT Kings-sponsored Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary was badly damaged by the 2019 bushfires. On your visit, you’ll discover the role that fire plays within this delicate ecosystem, and how koalas, kangaroos, echidnas and other wildlife have adapted to their environment. More wildlife greets you at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Move aside: enormous sea lions regularly barrel down the sand toward the water, and you’ll learn about their habitat on a Kangaroo Island tour of the beach.

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast

You’ve arrived in the South Australian capital, known for its well-preserved churches and well-admired cuisine. Did you know that Adelaide boasts more restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia? After a cultural walking tour through the city’s Botanic Gardens with an Aboriginal Guide, and an Adelaide city tour, the afternoon is yours to see just how many you can sample – we have a few recommendations, including a visit to the epic Central Market, where you can try green ant gin with cheese, among so many other delicacies.


  Hotel: Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 2 Nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Pull on your elastic-waisted pants – today is one of indulgences through the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa, dotted with atmospheric towns like Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. A Barossa and Hahndorf tour reveals the bountiful food and wine this pocket of the state is known for. And you’ll enjoy a tasting from small batch wine makers from across the valley as well as discovering local flavours over lunch at Lambert Estate enveloped by vines.


  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

A week in this part of the world really isn’t enough. We hope we’ve inspired you to come back for another taste. 

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel & Spa Warrnambool is perfectly positioned on a peninsula between Lady Bay and Stingray Bay. Warrnambool is known as Victoria’s ‘City by the Sea’.

All guestrooms offer balconies, many boast magnificent views of either Lady Bay or Stingray Bay.


  • Air-conditioning
  • Clock Radio
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Heater
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Guest Laundry
  • Towels and Bedlinen
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Phone
  • Operator wake up call
  • Work Desk
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Room service
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Brenton and Kemelee invite you to rest and explore from the William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoorte, just inland from Mount Gambier on the South Australian – Victorian border.

In the heart of the Limestone Coast region lays a district that is clearly a destination in itself. A collection of townships rich with assets, offering visitors a range of unforgettable experiences.


  • Iron
  • Electric blankets
  • Austar
  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Broadband
  • Clock radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ensuite
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The original section of this hotel on Kangaroo Island has a Victorian façade and amenities that blend with the refined atmosphere of old world charm coupled with the vibrant & attractive modern hotel and townhouse section.


  • Ensuite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Communal self-catering kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hair Dryer
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Enjoy a culturally-rich and inspiring escape at Crowne Plaza Adelaide with stunning views from the city’s tallest building in design-led rooms. Stay in the East End— Adelaide’s sweet spot— close to Lot Fourteen and Adelaide Botanic Garden with easy access to the casino, Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Oval.


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Porter / Bellman
  • Same-Day Dry Cleaning
  • Heated Outdoor Infinity Pool
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Centre
  • Level 10 Bar
  • Restaurant and In Room Dining
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Ask our friendly reservations at the time of booking.

Optional Experiences

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. The excursions can be booked on tour through your Travel Director.

Adult $30.00

Child: $30.00

Join passionate local Graeme Fanning as you explore and discover the cultural boulevard of South Australia’s capital, and the foundation for development of Adelaide, both socially and culturally within this tour. Pass by Government House, the State Library, South Australia Museum, South Australia Art Gallery as well as the vast University precinct on this informative 90-minute tour.

$40.00 adult

$22.00 child

Adelaide Zoo is Australia’s second oldest zoo, and the only major metropolitan zoo in Australia to be owned and operated on a non-profit basis. Located in the parklands just North of Adelaide city, visit and get up close and personal with some of the unique animals like the only Giant Pandas in the Southern Hemisphere and the first to live permanently in Australia, Wang Wang and Funi.
*Post tour bookings only.

Adult: $63.00

Child: $63.00

Experience the iconic Adelaide Central Market with a 45minute tour showcasing the Market, the stall holders and the amazing produce available. On Wednesdays the Market is a little quieter so it’s a great time to meet the stall holders and hear their stories. You will be hosted by a local specialist who will show you the best stalls and offer some delicious foods to try- think artisan cheeses, gourmet meats, seasonal fruits and sweet treats! After the tour there will be time to revisit the stalls and take advantage of some tour special discounts.

Adult: $105.00

Child: $85.00


Venture out with a local guide to experience a very different kind of 'nightlife.'  The sights and sounds of Kangaroo Island after dark. Find Tammar Wallabies, Brush-tailed Possums, Western Grey Kangaroos, and possibly other more elusive night creatures such as Boobook Owls, Stone Curlews or even Penguins

Adult: $70.00

Take a guided tour of the National Wine Centre's Wine Discovery Journey.  Uncover the diversity of Australia’s 65 wine regions and meet some of the wonderful characters of the industry. Learn how to blend your own award-winning wine with a virtual blending simulator and discover the main characteristics of the key wine varieties grown throughout the country.

Optional Experiences indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available. Please see your Travel Director for a full list of experiences.

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • • Centrally located premium hotels
  • • National Park entrance fees
  • • Arrival and departure private airport transfers

What to Bring

  • • Camera
  • • Comfortable walking shoes
  • • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • • Water bottle
  • • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • • Tower Hill Reserve - Low level fitness required
    Slow-paced tour around Tower Hill site. Mainly flat, comfortable pace, some parts involve walking over uneven surfaces (i.e. gravel, grass, leaves)
  • • Great Ocean Road and Kangaroo Island lookouts - Low level fitness required
    Short walks from coach to lookout spots at your own pace, lookouts have shorter and longer options so you can take the option most suitable to your needs.


  • • 6 Full Breakfasts
  • • 2 Lunches
  • • 1 Be My Guest Lunch
  • • 3 Dinners with Wine
  • • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • • Day Prior: Flights to depart any time into Melbourne Airport
  • • Day 7: Flights to depart any time from Adelaide Airport
  • • Airline schedules may change at short notice. Please consider possible flight disruption when booking your flights.​


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