Tastes of Southern Australia 2017

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: The Australia and New Zealand Book 2017

This journey of discovery reveals lush landscapes, ocean views and fascinating wildlife. Experience the tastes of an Aussie barbecue, bush tucker, premium wines and sumptuous seafood.You'll enjoy Insider moments like... learning about bush food, medicines and indigenous lifestyles with your local Aboriginal guide, getting the hang of the boomerang, and spotting koalas and emu in the wild, all in the dormant volcano that is Tower Hill Reserve.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Melbourne and Adelaide.
  • See Australia's premier wine-making regions.
  • View the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, Sea-lions and Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island.
  • Visit Parliament House, a sheep farm, a marron (crayfish) farm and wineries in South Australia.
Dining Highlights
  • 10 hot buffet breakfasts (including Be My Guest).
  • 5 dinners.
  • 3 lunches.
First class travel Highlights
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Porterage, local tips and charges
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
  • All hotel charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13066888

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
11 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1SydneySydney - Canberra: This morning begin your journey to Canberra via the Southern Highlands. Stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol and early colonial architecture, then visit a working sheep farm where you'll meet Local Specialist Craig Starr, to get a taste of life on his farm. Join Craig and his family for a Welcome Reception and Aussie BBQ lunch. Your destination is Australia's capital city, for a guided tour through Parliament House with a Local Specialist. Later visit the Australian War Memorial for a Cultural Insight. You'll hear the evocative Last Post before departing for your hotel. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight and get to know each other over dinner with wine.Welcome Reception, Lunch, Dinner with wine
Day 2BeechworthCanberra - Beechworth: Before leaving Canberra this morning you'll visit Mt. Ainslie Lookout to take in views of this unique city and surrounding ranges. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria. Your destination is historic Beechworth, Victoria's best preserved gold rush town, for your unique overnight stay in one of the quaint local properties. The region offers plenty of great photo opportunities, with towering winter snow-capped mountains, tree-covered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands. So have your camera ready! Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and enjoy some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and the museum. Why not enjoy a coffee and delicious treat from the legendary Beechworth Bakery! Tonight, perhaps join your Travel Director for a meal at Hotel Nicholas, a traditional Australian pub. The hotel was built in 1857 during the heady gold rush days and houses a great collection of local memorabilia.Buffet Breakfast
Boutique Country Accommodation Authentic Accommodation
Day 3MelbourneBeechworth - Melbourne (2 Nights): This morning join your host for a Be My Guest breakfast. Later, travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sights tour, where you'll hear all about Melbourne's wonderful history, its famous buildings and sensational shopping. This evening is free for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director will be able to point you in the direction of some of Melbourne's hottest eateries.Be My Guest Dining
Crowne Plaza
Day 4MelbourneMelbourne Sightseeing: Today your choice of sightseeing: visit Eureka Skydeck for fantastic views of Melbourne; join a Hunt and Gather Food Tour of Queen Victoria Market to take in the life, sounds and stories of this historic marketplace or take a guided walk through Melbourne's famous hidden laneways, where you'll discover the city's eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art.Buffet Breakfast
Day 5WARRNAMBOOLMelbourne - Warrnambool: Hold on to your seats for one of the world's great road trips - the Great Ocean Road! Spectacular scenery and quaint towns await on this gorgeous coastal drive and you're sure to have plenty of photo opportunities. You'll stop along the way at Lorne and the seaside holiday destination of Apollo Bay. Visit the amazing Twelve Apostles, fascinating limestone formations that tower 45 metres above the Southern Ocean. Later visit Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge before arriving in Warrnambool, the whaling capital.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Quality Suites Deep Blue
Day 6NaracoorteWarrnambool - Naracoorte: This morning visit Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill State Reserve. A Local Specialist will provide you with insight into flora, wildlife, volcanic formations, bush existence and medicinal practices from an Aboriginal perspective. Journey across the South Australia border to Mt. Gambier to visit the Blue Lake then travel to the Coonawarra, one of Australia's finest wine regions, where you'll join a Local Specialist for a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
William MacIntosh Motor Lodge
Day 7Kangaroo IslandNaracoorte - Kangaroo Island (2 Nights): Journey to the 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. This afternoon board your ferry at Cape Jervis and cross to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and fresh local produce. Join a Local Specialist at South Australia's only boutique distillery to taste a selection of their handcrafted premium spirits. Dinner tonight is at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Aurora Ozone
Day 8Kangaroo IslandKangaroo Island Sightseeing: Today explore Kangaroo Island! Visit spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park, where you may even spot koalas, wallabies and kangaroos. Later at Andermel Marron Farm, meet a Local Specialist 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 their own Two Wheeler Creek wine and farm-produced bush tucker before indulging in some marron with at Regional Meal lunch. Afterwards join a Local Specialist at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a breeding colony of Australian sea lions as they doze in the sun.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day 9AdelaideKangaroo Island - Adelaide (2 Nights): Board your ferry to cross back to the mainland and travel to Adelaide. Enjoy an orientation tour of the 'City of Churches', with your Travel Director. This rest of your day is free to do as you wish. Maybe visit Adelaide Central Market and indulge in some fresh local produce, or take a stroll to explore Adelaide's stunning architecture. Adelaide boasts more restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia and tonight it's up to you where you choose to dine. Buffet Breakfast
Stamford Plaza
Day 10AdelaideThe Barossa and Hahndorf: The rolling Adelaide Hills and the Barossa lay ahead of you and you'll have the opportunity to taste a number of their world-renowned wines. First stop is picturesque Hahndorf, Australia's oldest German settlement. Explore the village and experience its charm and hospitality while you wander the tree-lined streets to discover the quaint shops and taste some artisan produce. Enjoy a wine tasting overlooking the surrounding vineyards with a Local Specialist before continuing to the Barossa for lunch at the South Australian Company Store. Here you'll taste two wines and canapés featuring fresh local produce, followed by the main meal of your choice. Travel back to Adelaide through the South Australia's lush countryside. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
Day 11DEPART ADELAIDEDepart Adelaide: Bid farewell to your fellow travellers as you take home many special memories. You will be transferred to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).Buffet Breakfast

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03/06/2018$3,695.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
03/20/2018$3,695.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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