Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island

Travel the world famous Great Ocean Road, explore the picturesque Adelaide Hills and the celebrated Barossa and Coonawarra wine regions. Then on unique Kangaroo Island experience an abundance of native wildlife. Encounters with local wine, whisky and tastings of their specialities add a gourmet edge.


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7 Day Guided Holiday from $3,175 per person

Melbourne to Adelaide

Inclusions:

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers

Highlights:

  • Local Connection: Experience Australia's first dedicated gin distillery, the award-winning Kangaroo Island Distillery.
  • Insider Knowledge: Take in the breathtaking views of the Barossa and learn about the wines from this region with a local expert.
  • 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.

Travel Dates: 27 Feb 2021, 13 Mar 2021, 27 Mar 2021




Itinerary


Day 1: Melbourne – Warrnambool

Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers early this morning then 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


Day 2: Warrnambool – Naracoorte

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


Day 3: Naracoorte – Kangaroo Island

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 unique 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


Day 4: Kangaroo Island

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 last year’s 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


Day 5: Kangaroo Island – Adelaide

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: Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 6: Adelaide Hills and The Barossa

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


Day 7: Farewell from Adelaide

After an indulgent trip away, it's time to bid farewell to your fellow travellers after breakfast when your holiday comes to an end. Not ready to head home yet?  Why not consider a 3 night cruise on the Murray River aboard the PS Murray Princess.

Included Meals: Breakfast


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