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Tastes of Southern Australia

11 Day Guided Vacation | Sydney to Adelaide

This trip fully deserves its name. Expect to sample some of Southern Australia’s most drool-worthy produce – think craft beers, wines and cheeses – and also savour some of its most dreamy landscapes, from the Great Ocean Road’s Twelve Apostles to the sparkling coves of South Australia on a Kangaroo Island tour. In between there are Phillip Island little penguins, Melbourne laneways, the Barossa and Canberra, Australia’s culture-filled capital.  

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$4080

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$4875

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Tastes of Southern Australia

First Choice

11 Day Guided Vacation

Sydney to Adelaide

This trip fully deserves its name. Expect to sample some of Southern Australia’s most drool-worthy produce – think craft beers, wines and cheeses – and also savour some of its most dreamy landscapes, from the Great Ocean Road’s Twelve Apostles to the sparkling coves of South Australia on a Kangaroo Island tour. In between there are Phillip Island little penguins, Melbourne laneways, the Barossa and Canberra, Australia’s culture-filled capital.  

Highlights

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

Visiting Tower Hill reconnects you with First Nations Australian culture. Your tour around this inactive Victorian volcano with a local guide reveals Aboriginal creation stories.

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

Across the Great Ocean Road’s 240 kilometres you’ll discover all manner of natural drama, from limestone stacks to World Heritage listed rainforest and untouched coastal coves.

Itinerary

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As hard as it is to say goodbye to Sydney, it’s just as easy to say hello to the Southern Highlands. South of the ‘Harbour City’, the bucolic countryside of Berrima awaits – fun fact: this is the oldest Georgian village in Australia. Not far from here you’re welcomed to Gold Creek Station by sheep farmer Craig Starr for a Be My Guest BBQ lunch and tales about life on the land. And what eye-catching land it is, ringed by glorious gardens and deciduous forest that changes colour with the seasons. Your Sydney to Melbourne trip continues onward to the country's cool little capital, home to Parliament House, where you’ll go behind the political scenes, as well as the Australian War Memorial. Hearing the Last Post on your Canberra guided tour is a moving experience

  Hotel: Crowne Plaza Canberra

  Included Meals: Be My Guest Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Get some Canberra perspective from the summit of Mt. Ainslie. You won’t be able to see the Murray River, but you’ll soon cross it en route to Beechworth, Victoria’s best-preserved gold rush town. Get the lowdown on Beechworth over a chat with the publican of the historic local pub, then set you on your way to explore character-filled antiques stores, galleries and museums at your leisure. There are plenty of charming places to refuel, as well, before Wangaratta’s cathedrals beckon.

  Hotel: Quality Hotel Wangaratta

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Meandering south toward historic Glenrowan, you’re well and truly in Ned Kelly country – this is where the infamous bushranger and his gang were finally captured in 1880. We’ll tell you all the tales, then a few more about Melbourne, the home of Aussie rules football, some of the country’s best arts institutions, and a swag of stellar restaurants, cafés and bars. Once you have your bearings, explore as you will. We can help with evening restaurant reservations, as well as Melbourne laneway tours. But there’s something magical about just getting lost in the art-filled alleys of Australia’s second-largest city, discovering underground jazz lounges and rooftop eateries to watch the sun set.  

  Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 2 Nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast

You’re on your own today. Well, not really, because your Travel Director is at your service to help arrange sightseeing experiences. After you’ve enjoyed a strong coffee in one of Melbourne’s atmospheric laneways, that is. Adrenaline junkie? Linger in the city, gaining bird’s-eye views from the Eureka Skydeck, the Southern Hemisphere’s highest attraction, looming almost 300 metres above the ground. Animal lover? Venture out on a Phillip Island little penguin tour to see hundreds of these cute creatures pad from the ocean along the sand back to snuggle in their burrows for the night. Want to get back to nature? Chug through the lush Dandenong Ranges on the Puffing Billy Steam Train, followed by a sip or two of wine in the Yarra Valley. This cool-climate growing region makes standout chardonnay, pinot noir and sparklings. The choice is yours. 

  Included Meals: Breakfast

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most epic journeys, a dramatic 240-kilometre union of limestone stacks (Twelve Apostles, we’re looking at you), World Heritage listed rainforest, untouched coastal coves and sleepy towns, like Lorne and Apollo Bay. It’s hard to know where to point your camera on a Great Ocean Road Melbourne tour. We recommend having it poised to snap shots of the Loch Ard Gorge, the site of a famous shipwreck, and London Bridge rock formations. The latter sandstone arch once resembled its namesake bridge; even after its collapse, it’s still an impressive natural wonder. It doesn’t get any better than this.

  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 visiting Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve – housed in a dormant volcanic crater – with an Aboriginal guide. 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

The Fleurieu Peninsula region of South Australia is a natural adventure playground, all rolling hills, rugged clifftops and sandy beaches. Seaside Victor Harbor turns on the charms – there are steam locomotives – before your ferry blasts its horn. All aboard to tour Kangaroo Island. A well-deserved tasting of craft beer awaits at a boutique brewery, the only one on the island. How does sheoak stout sound or a Mexican inspired brew made using a combination of malted barley and flaked rice? We won’t judge you for sneaking in a nap en route to is Kingscote, South Australia’s oldest European settlement and your base for the night.

  Hotel: Aurora Ozone Hotel, Executive Rooms, 2 Nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

If you like alliterations, you’ll love today’s attractions: first stops are Remarkable Rocks (because these rust-hued monoliths really are) and Admirals Arch, home to an immense colony of raucous fur seals. AAT Kings-sponsored Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary was badly damaged by the 2019 bushfires; your Kangaroo Island tour reveals the part fire plays within this delicate ecosystem, and how koalas and other wildlife adapt to their environment as it regenerates. More wildlife greets you at Seal Bay Conservation Park, where enormous sea lions barrel down the sand to the water. This is one of the most significant breeding colonies in the country, and they are certainly curious characters. Just try not to laugh at their antics.

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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 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. This place is the largest covered market in the Southern Hemisphere, with more than 70 stallkeepers showcasing their tasty wares.

  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 discover local flavours at the South Australian Company Store and historic Seppeltsfield winery, replete with century-old stone buildings enveloped by vines.  

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

By day 11, you will have a suitcase full of gin, wine and cheese; a camera full of dreamy images; and more memories than you can count. 

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Accommodation

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)
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Quality Hotel™ Wangaratta Gateway offers modern and relaxing accommodation in the heart of Wangaratta with convenient access to the CBD and local attractions. The hotel is located less than 15 minutes from Wangaratta airport and conveniently close to the Wangaratta Base Hospital, Performing Arts & Convention Centre and the Court House.

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne is located on Spencer Street on the fringe of the CBD. Just a short stroll to Crown Casino, Docklands and South Wharf, Crowne Plaza Melbourne is a Southbank hotel ideally situated on the bank of the Yarra River.

    Features

  • 220/240 V AC
  • Air Conditioning
  • Radio
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • Communal self-catering kitchen
  • Manual temperature control
 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

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.

    Features

  • 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.

    Features

  • 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.

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • • Centrally located premium hotels
  • • National Park entrance fees

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.

Dining

  • • 10 Full Breakfasts
  • • 2 Lunches
  • • 4 Dinners with Wine
  • • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • • 1 Be My Guest Lunch

Flight Information

  • • Day Prior: Flight to arrive any time into Sydney Airport
  • • Day 11 Flight to depart any time from Adelaide Airport

Tastes of Southern Australia

First Choice

11 Day Guided Vacation

Sydney to Adelaide

Fabulous food, Australia’s most awarded wines, windswept coastlines – experience it all on this Sydney to Adelaide tour. With so many great moments, it’s hard to pick a highlight. Perhaps the breaking waves and seaside towns along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. Maybe the Barossa shiraz. Possibly Melbourne’s oh-so-cool cafes down graffiti-decorated alleys. Most definitely Kangaroo Island’s the rambunctious sea lions just metres away.

Highlights

Local Connection

AAT Kings has been visiting Gold Creek Station for 40 years – guests get to know the sheep-shearing family here well.

Insider Knowledge

Your specialist Canberra guide knows all the secrets of Parliament House, and leads a moving tour through the War Memorial.

Cultural Immersion

An important Aboriginal site, Victoria’s Tower Hill is also a significant nature reserve – your guide will point out ’roos, emus and koalas.

Sustainable Footprints

Your holiday on Kangaroo Island not only visits Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, but also supports its bushfire and wildlife rehabilitation projects.

Itinerary

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Depart Sydney this morning and travel through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. Pause at historic Berrima before arriving to Gold Creek Station.  Meet local sheep farmer, Craig Starr and get a taste of life on the farm before you join Craig and his family for a good Aussie BBQ Be My Guest lunch. Your final destination for the day is the country's capital where you'll enjoy a tour through Parliament House with a local guide. Later visit the Australian War Memorial and stay to hear the evocative Last Post. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight and get to know each other over a delicious meal.

  Hotel: Crowne Plaza Canberra

  Included Meals: Be My Guest Lunch, Dinner with Wine

This morning, you’ll drive to the summit of Mt. Ainslie for panoramic views of Canberra and surrounds. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best-preserved gold rush town. The region offers plenty of great photo opportunities, with tree-covered ranges, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands. Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and some storytelling over a “cuppa” with a local. Enjoy some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and the museum. Tonight, you’ll stay in the cathedral town of Wangaratta.

  Hotel: Quality Hotel Wangaratta

  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: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 2 nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. You could start your morning with an up-close tour of Melbourne’s laneways and spend your afternoon at Philip Island witnessing the Penguin Parade. If wine and lush scenery is more your style, check out the Puffing Billy Steam Train journey through the Dandenong Ranges followed by wine tasting in the Yarra Valley. Speak to your Tour Director, the many choices are yours.

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Hold on to your seats and make sure your camera is charged for one of the world’s great road trips – the Great Ocean Road! Enjoy spectacular scenery that never ends and the quaint seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay before arriving at the limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles rising majestically from the wild Southern Ocean. Nearby you’ll see Loch Ard Gorge and 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 Tower Hill Wildlife 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 with a stop at Mt. Gambier, home to the Blue Lake. Continue to the world-renowned Coonawarra wine region for a wine 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 Harbour before a ferry takes you to Kangaroo Island, famous for its unique natural beauty and fine produce. Visit Kangaroo Island’s only boutique brewery to taste a selection of fine, local beers. Your destination tonight 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 followed by a guided tour of the AAT Kings sponsored Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary which was badly affected by the 2019 bushfires. Learn what part fire plays within this delicate ecosystem and how the koalas and other wildlife are adapting to their environment. This is followed by a delicious lunch featuring fresh, local produce before joining a local specialist 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. Tonight, is free at leisure for you to explore.

  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.  This afternoon you are free to explore. Why not choose one of our Optional tours or speak with your Travel Director about recommendations. There’s plenty to see, do and taste!  Did you know that Adelaide boasts more restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia?  You do now! 

  Hotel: Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 2 nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Discover the rolling Adelaide Hills and the renowned Barossa Valley 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. Continue to the Barossa Valley for lunch at the South Australian Company Store where you’ll try tempting canapés made up of fresh local produce, followed by a delicious main meal of your choice. From here you’ll visit famous Seppeltsfield for an indulgent wine tasting followed by free time to wander around the Jam Factory, watching local artisans at work. Travel back to Adelaide this afternoon through 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

After an indulgent trip away, it's time to bid farewell to your fellow travellers after breakfast when your holiday comes to an end. 

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Accommodation

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)
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Quality Hotel™ Wangaratta Gateway offers modern and relaxing accommodation in the heart of Wangaratta with convenient access to the CBD and local attractions. The hotel is located less than 15 minutes from Wangaratta airport and conveniently close to the Wangaratta Base Hospital, Performing Arts & Convention Centre and the Court House.

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne is located on Spencer Street on the fringe of the CBD. Just a short stroll to Crown Casino, Docklands and South Wharf, Crowne Plaza Melbourne is a Southbank hotel ideally situated on the bank of the Yarra River.

    Features

  • 220/240 V AC
  • Air Conditioning
  • Radio
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • Communal self-catering kitchen
  • Manual temperature control
 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

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.

    Features

  • 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 Price: AUD 175.00
Child Price: AUD 85.00

Phillip Island - Penguins, Koalas & Wildlife

If you’re curious about our native wildlife or just love animals, we’ve got you covered today! Start the day off with a visit to the Koala Conservation Reserve where you’ll join an experienced park Ranger and explore the tree top boardwalks to see the koalas up close in their natural habitat.Then there is the main attraction – The little penguins waddling up the sand to their dune burrow homes returning from their daily fishing excursion. Arrive at Phillip Island Parade Visitors Centre and learn about the life cycle of the little penguins and learn of the environmental and conservation initiatives in place to ensure the wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remains protected.  As the sun goes down, head to the beach and watch as the Little Penguins battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows. See the Little Penguins up close as they return to their nests to greet their families.

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$40.00 adult

$21.50 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: $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.

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 Price: AUD 28.00  
Child Price: AUD 18.00

 

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 169.00
Child Price: AUD 85.00

Great Ocean Road & Twelve Apostles

Take a breath and enjoy a relaxed and unhindered view of the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge all before lunch, beating the traditional afternoon rush. En route let us take you on a journey inland, reaching Port Campbell National Park to marvel at the iconic limestone stacks in the morning. Spend the afternoon with your experienced Driver Guide, meandering along the winding Great Ocean Road, taking in the spectacular coastal scenery, the Otway Rainforest and seaside townships.

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Adult Price: AUD 195.00   
Child Price: AUD 99.00

Puffing Billy Steam Train & Yarra Valley

Drive through charming mountain villages towards the Dandenong Ranges before taking a 30-minute scenic ride on the restored Puffing Billy Steam Train for a memorable journey on Australia's most notable narrow-gauge railway. Journey into the prosperous heart of picturesque wine country, the Yarra Valley. Visit Rochford Wines and join a group wine tasting before lunch (either upgrade or purchase on the day). Visit a second cellar door and sample local wines before finishing the day at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Be treated to a private gourmet tasting experience from one of their unique chocolate bar ranges and learn about the chocolate making process.

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Adult: $99.00

Child: $99.00

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) 


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
  • • Centrally located premium hotels
  • • National Park entrance fees

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.

Dining

  • • 10 Full breakfasts
  • • 2 Lunches
  • • 1 Be My Guest Lunch
  • • 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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