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Tastes of Southern Australia

11 Day Guided Vacation | Sydney to Adelaide

Tastes of Southern Australia

11 Day Guided Vacation | Sydney to Adelaide | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2020 – 31 Mar 2021

Tastes of Southern Australia

11 Day Guided Vacation

Sydney to Adelaide

Explore the nation’s capital Canberra, country Victoria, cosmopolitan Melbourne and the spectacular coast of Southern Australia on this well-paced journey. Spend the night in a unique bed-and-breakfast property in historic Beechworth. Meet local farmers and winemakers and indulge in their delectable produce while you take in the stunning scenery of the Great Ocean Road, Kangaroo Island and the Barossa.

Choose This Trip If You'd Love To:

  • Soak up local vibes in your boutique B&B in Beechworth
  • Gain insight into Australian farming life at Gold Creek Station
  • Explore the iconic Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles
  • Enjoy two nights absorbing the beauty of Kangaroo Island

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Local Connection

Meet a local sheep farming family at Gold Creek Station – an AAT Kings specialty experience for 40 years!

Insider Knowledge

Take in historical Parliament House followed by a moving visit to the Australian War Memorial, led by your specialist guide.

Cultural Immersion

Gain a new understanding of both wildlife and traditional Aboriginal lifestyle, touring the regenerated land at Tower Hill with local guides.

Sustainable Footprints

Support the conservation and protection of the Australian Sea Lion with your guided walk at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

Depart Sydney this morning and travel through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. Pause at historic Berrima, then visit Gold Creek Station to meet a local grazier and enjoy a Welcome Reception and Be My Guest lunch. On arrival in Canberra you’ll join a local guide for a tour of Parliament House, then visit the impressive Australian War Memorial. Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight over dinner. 

Please note: As this holiday departs at 7.30am from Rydges Sydney Central, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Canberra

Included Meals: Be My Guest Lunch, Dinner with wine

Before leaving Canberra this morning, drive to the summit of Mt. Ainslie to experience panoramic views of the city and surrounds. Cross the Murray River into Victoria, taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth. There's free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and museum. Tonight you'll stay in a unique bed-and-breakfast property. 

Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodation

Included Meals: Breakfast

Travel to historic Glenrowan and on through Ned Kelly country to cosmopolitan Melbourne, Australia’s sporting and cultural capital. Gain some interesting insights on an orientation tour of the city, then take some time to explore independently. 

Hotel: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Today Melbourne is yours to explore. You may like to consider an optional experience to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. 

Included Meals: Breakfast

Embark on one of the world’s premier road trips – the Great Ocean Road. Just off shore in the Port Campbell National Park, the towering limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles rise 50 metres above the wild Southern Ocean. You’ll also see nearby Loch Ard Gorge and visit the impressive London Bridge natural rock formation before arriving in the rural town of Warrnambool. 

Hotel: Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Visit the Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative at Tower Hill State Game Reserve, where your guide will provide you with an Indigenous perspective on the area’s flora, wildlife and volcanic formations. Cross the border into South Australia and 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. 

Hotel: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoote

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Journey today to the Fleurieu Peninsula, where rolling hills are complemented by rugged clifftops, sandy beaches and the winding Murray River. Visit the charming seaside town of Victor Harbor before a ferry takes you to Kangaroo Island, famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and fine produce. Visit South Australia’s only boutique distillery to taste a selection of award-winning Australian gins and delicious liqueurs. Your destination is Kingscote, South Australia’s oldest European settlement. 

Hotel: Aurora Ozone Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Begin your exploration of fascinating Kangaroo Island today with a visit to the spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Vivonne Bay before experiencing the only ‘in-flight’ birds of prey display in South Australia, where you’ll see an array of birds including the majestic Wedgetailed Eagle. Later, join a ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a colony of rare sea lions in one of the country’s most important breeding colonies.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, board your ferry to cross back to the mainland and travel to picturesque Adelaide, the ‘City of Churches’. You’ll take an orientation tour with your Travel Director before checking into your hotel and then embarking on an Included Choice sightseeing experience: hear fascinating stories about the early history of Adelaide on a guided city walking-tour; or visit the Art Gallery of South Australia. 

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Discover the rolling Adelaide Hills and the renowned Barossa today, stopping first at picturesque Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Wander down its 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 before visiting the Jacob’s Creek vineyard to sample some world famous wines. Travel back to Adelaide through a tranquil landscape dotted with stone cottages and olive groves to join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Farewell Dinner. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end after breakfast. 

Included Meals: Breakfast

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

At Crowne Plaza Canberra you’ll find a warm welcome with friendly staff, spacious and comfortable Canberra accommodation, and everything you need to make your trip a success. Crowne Plaza Canberra offers seamless service, premium facilities and well-appointed guestrooms with a central city location adjacent to tranquil parklands. The hotel is close to restaurants, cafes, shops and attractions.

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Bathtub and shower
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
  • In-room Movies (fee applies)
  • Broadband Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • Electronic security key system
  • Security peephole
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Bathrobe
  • Work Desk
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)

The accommodation in Beechworth is selected from a range of boutique properties.

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, located in the heart of the Melbourne’s CBD, is less than a minute’s walk to Southern Cross Station. The Hotel, built in 1928, maintains its reputation as one of Melbourne’s most sophisticated yet modern hotels with convenient amenities for its local and international visitors.

    Features

  • In-room safe
  • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Air-conditioning
  • Work desk with lamp
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Flat Screen TV
  • In-room Movies (fee applies)
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Room service
  • USB charging ports
  • Walk in shower
 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.

    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
 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.

    Features

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

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
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

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
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. Find out more

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

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 Price: AUD 99.00
Child Price: AUD 99.00

Lanes & Arcades Tour

Melbourne’s arcades and laneways hide many hidden treasures. This walking tour is the ideal way to discover and learn about the enchantment of Melbourne. We unveil local designers, specialty retailers, some of the quirkiest cafes, street art and architecture, with historical tales of Melbourne along the way.(Operates Monday to Saturday).

Adult Price: AUD 25.00  
Child Price: AUD 16.50

 

Eureka Skydeck

Experience the awe-inspiring 360 degree floor-to-ceiling views of Melbourne at the Eureka Skydeck, Eureka Tower. This viewing platform is the highest in the Southern Hemisphere!

Adult Price: AUD 184.00   
Child Price: AUD 92.00

Puffing Billy Steam Train & Wine Country in Style

Travel through some of the most beautiful forest in Victoria. Take a break in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges to enjoy Devonshire Tea and the chance to hand-feed some of our native birdlife. The fun has just started as you board Puffing Billy for a ride on this century-old steam train. Visit Rochford Wines for tastings and later, visits to another two leading wineries will top-off your day.

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Adult Price: AUD 172.00
Child Price: AUD 86.00

Phillip Island - Penguins, Kangaroos & Koalas

If you’re curious about our native wildlife or just love animals, we’ve got you covered today! You’ll get up close to Australian animals, including koalas and kangaroos. On Phillip Island the main attraction awaits – the Little Penguins waddling up the sand to their dune burrow homes returning from their daily fishing excursion.

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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.

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • 10 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest Lunch
  • 2 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day prior - Flights to arrive anytime into Sydney Airport
  • Day 11 – Flights to depart anytime from Adelaide Airport

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