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$2870

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$2090

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  • Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

    Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

  • Seal Bay Conservation Park

    Seal Bay Conservation Park

  • The Barossa

    The Barossa

  • Maggie Beer's Farm Shop

    Maggie Beer's Farm Shop

  • The Great Ocean Road

    The Great Ocean Road


Tour code: EMKA

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Embark on one of the world's greatest road trips along the Great Ocean Road and experience for yourself the dazzling scenery of Kangaroo Island and the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Meet local wine, whisky and marron producers and taste their specialties in the Coonawarra, on Kangaroo Island and in the Barossa. 

Itinerary

1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017 ?
Day 1
Melbourne – Warrnambool


As this Guided Holiday departs early morning, accommodation should be pre-booked for the previous night.

This morning meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers then strap on your seat belt and make sure your camera is charged for one of the world’s great road trips – the Great Ocean Road! Enjoy spectacular coastal scenery and the quaint seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay to really feel like you're on holidays. Visit the amazing Twelve Apostles. These fascinating limestone formations tower 45 metres above the Southern Ocean. Later visit Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge before arriving in Warrnambool.

Hotel: Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel & Spa, Warrnambool.

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2
Warrnambool – Naracoorte

Aboriginal Cultural Icon This morning visit Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill State Game Reserve. The area was a rich food source for the Koroit Gundidj people whose descendants retain links with this country. Your guide will provide you with an Aboriginal perspective about flora, wildlife, volcanic formations, bush existence and medicinal practices. Continue into Mt. Gambier to visit the mysterious Blue Lake and then travel on to the world renown Coonawarra wine region. Stop at Brand's Laira vineyard for a wine tasting. The vinyards's first vines were planted in 1893 when an English Sea Captain purchased a plot of land in the Penola fruit colony, naming it "Laira" after ship that traded around the Australian and New Zealand coast at the time. Afterwards you'll continue to Naracoorte, your stop for the night.

Hotel: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoote

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine

Day 3-4
Naracoorte – Kangaroo Island
Day 3: Naracoorte – Kangaroo Island

Journey to Fleurieu Peninsula and visit the seaside town of Victor Harbor at lunchtime. You might like to take the horse-drawn tram to Granite Island or just sit back and relax with some fish and chips on the beach. Yum! This afternoon board your ferry at Cape Jervis, bound for Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and its fresh local produce. Kick off your island adventure with a visit to South Australia's only boutique distillery to taste a selection of their handcrafted premium spirits. All the spirits are hand made in small batches onsite, so you'll be able to smell the aroma of botanicals, citrus peel or even fennel lingering as you taste the award winning Australian Gin and delicious liqueurs. Finish up with a short journey to Kingscote, and rest up for the exciting day that awaits you tomorrow. 

Day 4: Kangaroo Island

Today explore Kangaroo Island! Visit spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch in Flinders Chase National Park and enjoy the stunning coastal scenery, where you may even spot koalas, wallabies and kangaroos. 

You're Invited Dining Icon Later "You're invited" to Andermel Marron Farm for an experience that captures much that is very special about the island. You'll see the Marron (freshwater crayfish) tanks and enjoy a tasting of the farm's very own Two Wheeler Creek wine and farm-produced bush tucker before indulging in some marron for lunch. You can choose to try a hot or cold marron dish, or something else equally as delicious with a glass of wine before indulging a little more with dessert. It's up to you! Afterwards join a ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a colony of sea lions.

Hotel: Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kangaroo Island, 2 nights.

Included Meals: Day 3: Breakfast and Dinner with wine Day 4: Breakfast, ‘You’re invited’ lunch

Day 5-6
Kangaroo Island - Adelaide
Day 5: Kangaroo Island - Adelaide

This morning, board your ferry to cross back to the mainland and travel to the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Visit stunning Hahndorf and enjoy its charm and hospitality as you wander down the tree lined streets. Take time to explore the quaint shops and even taste some of the town's artisan produce before sitting down with a beer in one of the town's German inspired pubs or cafes. Enjoy an orientation tour of Adelaide, the 'City of Churches', with your Tour Director before checking in to your hotel for the next two nights. This evening you've got a free night to enjoy a meal at any of the wonderful local restaurants. Did you know that Adelaide boasts more restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia? You do now!

Day 6: The Barossa

The rolling hills of The Barossa lay ahead of you and you'll have the opportunity to taste a number of the world-renowned drops! First stop is Jacob's Creek Winery. Wander through the display vineyard with a wine specialist and taste some of the award winning collection. Lunch is at The Company Kitchen, part of the South Australian Company Store. At The Company Kitchen they believe in locally produced South Australian food and that a food experience is to be savoured and enjoyed. You'll taste two local wines with canapés that featuring fresh local produce, followed by a delicious main meal of your choice. This evening join your Tour Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Included Meals: Day 5: Breakfast. Day 6: Breakfast, Highlight lunch and Farewell dinner

Day 7
Farewell from Adelaide

After an indulgent week away, farewell your fellow travellers after breakfast when your holiday concludes after breakfast. Not ready to head home yet? Why not consider a 3 night cruise on the Murray River aboard the Murray Princess.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

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Pelicans at Kangaroo Island Wharf at sunset

Pelican Feeding

The Pelican Man is probably the most photographed person on Kangaroo Island and he’ll give you a few laughs and teach you a thing or two about pelicans, before enticing them with a feed of fish on Kingscote Wharf near the small Fisherman’s Jetty every day at 5.00pm. This spectacle is definitely one to catch while you’re in Kingscote, just make sure you bring your camera. You’ll see the pelicans flying, landing, taking flight, swimming and diving for fish!

Highlights

  • Travel along the magnificent Great Ocean Road
  • Witness the amazing Twelve Apostles
  • Experience Aboriginal culture at Tower Hill State Reserve Aboriginal Cultural Icon
  • Enjoy Barossa food and wine
  • Jacob’s Creek winery
  • Watch the Sea Lions play at Kangaroo Island
  • Taste locally made spirits at a micro distillery
  • Visit picturesque Hahndorf
  • Indulge in local cuisine and wine on Kangaroo Island You're Invited Dining Icon

Inclusions

  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (6)
  • Highlight lunch (1)
  • ‘You’re invited’ lunch (1)
  • Dinners with wine (3)
  • Farewell dinner (1)

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day prior   Flights to arrive anytime into Melbourne
Day 7   Flights to depart anytime from Adelaide

What to bring

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

Ways to Save

Early payment discount
Pay by 31 Jan 2016     Save up to $235
Pay by 31 Mar 2016     Save up to $115
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 31 Jan 2016     Save up to $350
Pay by 31 Mar 2016     Save up to $230
 
Triple share     Save up to $115
Kings Club     Save up to $115

All savings are per person.

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel & Spa
    Worm Bay Road, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280

    Warrnambool.

    • Guest Room at Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel
    • Front driveway of Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel
    • Lobby area at Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel
    • Water Table Restaurant at Quality Suites Deep Blue

    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.

    • Features
    • 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
  • William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoote
    Corner of Messamurry Road and Stewart Terrace, Naracoorte, SA 5271

    • Standard Room at William MacIntosh Motor Lodge
    • Aerial view of William MacIntosh Motor Lodge
    • The Highlander Restaurant at William MacIntosh

    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.

    The 30 comfortable rooms are nestled in Naracoorte amongst 2 acres of lawns, native shrubs, trees and fruit orchards. William MacIntosh Motor Lodge is the perfect place to stay when visiting Naracoorte. All rooms are on the ground floor and set in a tranquil garden setting and just across the road from the spectacular Naracoorte Golf course.

    At the William Macintosh Motor Lodge you will find the Highlander Restaurant which offers a fully licensed fine dining experience, perfect for that special occasion. Serving both local and international dishes, complimented with local wines direct from the Coonawarra and Mount Benson regions.

    • Features
    • Iron
    • Electric blankets
    • Austar
    • Air-conditioning
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Broadband
    • Clock radio
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Hair Dryer
    • Ensuite
  • Aurora Ozone Hotel
    Foreshore at Kingscote, SA 5223

    Kangaroo Island, 2 nights.

    • Aurora Ozone - Exterior
    • Aurora Ozone - Bistro Area
    • Aurora Ozone - Restaurant

    Our Kangaroo Island hotel, Aurora Ozone, is located on the beautiful foreshore at Kingscote. The original section of this hotel on Kangaroo Island has a Victorian façade & amenities that blend with the refined atmosphere of old world charm. Enjoy the extensive menu made up of local produce & seafood as well as the panoramic views over Nepean Bay while dining at the bistro restaurant. Dolphins can often be spotted in the calm waters over breakfast.

    • Features
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Room service
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Hair Dryer
    • Radio
    • Air Conditioning
  • Stamford Plaza Adelaide
    150 North Terrace, Adelaide SA, 5000

    • Swimming Pool at Stamford Plaza Adelaide
    • Breakfast Area Stamford Plaza Adelaide
    • Stamford Plaza Adelaide Exterior
    • Stamford Plaza Adelaide Superior Room

    Overlooking either Adelaide's historic parklands or the CBD, the superior rooms offer recently refurbished decor, with a selection of bedding configurations, large work desks, excellent lighting, flat screen colour televisions, broadband internet, variety of cable channels and in-house movies.

    • Features
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Executive Desk
    • Marble bathroom with double vanity
    • In-room safe
    • Communal self-catering kitchen
    • Laundry/Valet service
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Coat stand

Experience more on your holiday

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. We understand that everyone is an individual, and have therefore allowed some free time for you to experience different types of touring. These have not been included in the tour fare as we realise they may not appeal to all people. Our selection of optional excursions include scenic flights, helicopter rides, cruises, dinners, ballooning, fishing trips, four wheel drive tours, cultural experiences, and even camel riding.


Experiences available between 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

River Murray Highlights Cruise (AS23) (Adelaide)

$154 adult

River Murray Highlights Cruise (AS23)

Cruise the River Murray enjoying the magnificent landscapes of this picturesque region. Relax while taking a cruise on the historic River Murray and gain an insight into this unique river system. After lunch, take in the spectacular views and stop for a great photo opportunity at the lookout overlooking the township of Mannum. On the return journey to Adelaide, visit Melba’s Chocolate Factory for afternoon tea (own expense) and Woodside Cheese Wrights at Woodside. *Post tour bookings only.

Adelaide Zoo Entry (Adelaide)

$32.50 adult

Adelaide Zoo Entry

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.

Bookings

The excursions can be booked through your Travel Director. You will be asked during the early part of your tour to name those that you may wish to join, as advance reservations are often necessary. 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.

Prices

Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars

Prices are valid from 1 April 2016. Optional experience pricing is indicated in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars depending on the country of operation and may be subject to change. Please note that reduced rates for pensioners or children may apply on some tours. Prices are inclusive of GST.