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Essence of Victoria and South Australia with Airfare

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,279

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: This 10-day tour combines city stays and unique Aussie wildlife to create the perfect trip Downunder. Get to know the sophisticated city of Melbourne on a small-group walking tour. Then, visit the little penguins of Philip Island, drive along the Great Ocean Road famous for its breathtaking scenery and finish your trip exploring the natural wonder of Kangaroo Island.


Explore the southern states of Australia on this air-inclusive 10-day trip that combines Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital, with Adelaide, gateway to Australia’s most famous wine regions and beautiful Kangaroo Island.

An easy arrival day gives you time to get acquainted with culture-loving Melbourne. Visit the much-loved National Gallery of Victoria, pay your respects at the Shrine of Remembrance, or dive into Australian art at the Ian Potter Centre. On your first organized day, take a walking tour through Melbourne’s defining laneways and arcades. You might even find your favourite spot for a signature flat white.

Then head out to Phillip Island in time for the nightly Little Penguin Parade, which sees hundreds of penguins waddle ashore on the way back to their burrows. The following day, embark on a full-day trip along the Great Ocean Road, seeing ancient eucalypt forests and tranquil sandy bays on your way to the dramatic Twelve Apostles, a series of photogenic limestone stacks that were once part of the main coastline.

Fly to Adelaide, Australia’s tastiest capital, for a tour of its hidden secrets and market culture. This tour also includes a 101 on South Australian wines and cheese. Then transfer to Kangaroo Island, which supports a wide range of Australian wildlife unthreatened by introduced predators. From koalas and kangaroos to seals and over 250 species of birds, this is Australia’s ultimate wildlife experience. You’ll also have the chance to explore natural formations like Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch.

Return to Adelaide for one more night before your onward travels. You may wish to stay on an extra day to take a trip to the Barossa Valley, Australia’s most famous wine country.


 

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Accommodation in Adelaide

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    Majestic Minima Hotel



    Opened in 2008 the Majestic Minima Hotel is being transformed into a creative space for guests and artists, setting new trends in stylish yet inexpensive city fringe accommodation. Located in North Adelaide, this three-story boutique property contains 46 compact rooms measuring approximately 14 square metres …

    Opened in 2008 the Majestic Minima Hotel is being transformed into a creative space for guests and artists, setting new trends in stylish yet inexpensive city fringe accommodation. Located in North Adelaide, this three-story boutique property contains 46 compact rooms measuring approximately 14 square metres with each room being transformed by a handpicked selection of South Australian artists.

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    • Internet Access
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    Majestic Minima Hotel



    Opened in 2008 the Majestic Minima Hotel is being transformed into a creative space for guests and artists, setting new trends in stylish yet inexpensive city fringe accommodation. Located in North Adelaide, this three-story boutique property contains 46 compact rooms measuring approximately 14 square metres …

    Opened in 2008 the Majestic Minima Hotel is being transformed into a creative space for guests and artists, setting new trends in stylish yet inexpensive city fringe accommodation. Located in North Adelaide, this three-story boutique property contains 46 compact rooms measuring approximately 14 square metres with each room being transformed by a handpicked selection of South Australian artists.

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,279

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart North America for your flight to Australia.

Day 2

En Route to Australia

A day will be lost due to travel as you approach Australia.

Day 3

Melbourne Domestic Airport to Melbourne City Hotel

Duration60 Minutes

Crown Promenade Hotel

The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's most famous arts and sporting facilities. The hotel features spacious rooms with fantastic views overlooking Port Phillip Bay or the Melbourne Central Business District and Yarra River.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Crown Promenade Hotel

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    Crown Promenade Hotel



    The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's …

    The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's most famous arts and sporting facilities. The hotel features spacious rooms with fantastic views overlooking Port Phillip Bay or the Melbourne Central Business District and Yarra River.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

Lanes and Arcades Tour Morning

Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find that cool local café you were told of, and ended up missing everything? Melbourne's arcades and laneways hide many of these answers. Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets, and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover artisanal and specialty retailers, that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways. Soak in the city via all your senses, and engage with passionate creatives. There is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike.

Duration3 Hours
Day 5

Penguin Parade and Nobbies Small Group Tour

Make the most of your time in Melbourne and join this Penguin Parade Tour to enjoy Phillip Island's stunning landscapes and the famous Penguin Parade. First stop on Phillip Island, time/season permitting, will be to Woolamai Surf Beach to catch a glimpse of the awesome waves and die-hard surfers. Next, travel over to the dramatic west coast of the island. At the Nobbies, you will stroll along the boardwalk to experience the waves crashing along this dramatic coastline and perhaps spot a few seals and some penguin nests. Finally, your Phillip Island Day Tour is not complete without its black tie gala event: the Penguin Parade. You will firstly head to the Visitor Centre to explore, shop and have a coffee. Then last but certainly not least, you will meander along the boardwalk to the viewing platform. It's time to relax and let the show begin. The little penguins will waddle ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows. At the end of the evening, your Guide will take you back to your Melbourne hotel.

Duration7 Hours
Day 6

Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour

Experience this majestic coastal drive in style with your small group and enjoy time to relax and fully appreciate the wonders of this world famous route. Stay on the lookout for some very special animals including whales, dolphins, echidnas and bandicoots. Your camera will get a good workout along this exciting itinerary and we will allow for plenty of photo opportunities. To begin, your expert Guide will collect you from your hotel to commence your fabulous road trip. First stop will be at the striking Split Point Lighthouse where you can take in the awe-inspiring scenery. You will have time to stroll along the wild beaches or otherwise, stop for a coffee (at own cost). Next stop is Apollo Bay, a tranquil seaside town which is most noteworthy for its setting among the soft rolling hills. It offers a great selection of cafes and restaurants where you can stop for lunch (not included). Following this, enjoy exclusive access to an ancient Eucalyptus Forest walk, located at the iconic Great Ocean Road Eco Lodge where you can have close encounters with koalas, kangaroos and native birds. Importantly, as a guest on this tour, you will be contributing to the Conservation Ecology's conservation programs to protect the local tiger quolls, koalas and unique flora of the region. A truly unique day out, capped off by a visit to the ancient rock formations of the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Finally, your guide will transfer you back to the comfort of your hotel in Melbourne.

Duration11 Hours
Day 7

Melbourne City Hotel to Melbourne Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Adelaide Domestic Airport to Adelaide City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is the award winning flagship property of Majestic Hotels. This Adelaide hotel is only 50 metres from the ever-vibrant Rundle Street with its huge variety of bars, restaurants and eclectic shopping. Walk 5 minutes to Rundle Mall or 10 minutes to the Art Gallery, Adelaide University and Museum. 20 minutes will find you at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval, Central Markets or Adelaide Zoo.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

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    Majestic Roof Garden Hotel



    The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is the award winning flagship property of Majestic Hotels. This Adelaide hotel is only 50 metres from the ever-vibrant Rundle Street with its huge variety of bars, restaurants and eclectic shopping. Walk 5 minutes to Rundle Mall or 10 minutes …

    The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is the award winning flagship property of Majestic Hotels. This Adelaide hotel is only 50 metres from the ever-vibrant Rundle Street with its huge variety of bars, restaurants and eclectic shopping. Walk 5 minutes to Rundle Mall or 10 minutes to the Art Gallery, Adelaide University and Museum. 20 minutes will find you at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval, Central Markets or Adelaide Zoo.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Medical Services
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Insiders Adelaide Walking Tour - Market Culture

This tour takes you on an insider's tour through Adelaide's Central Markets and features unknown local highlights such as hidden tunnels, visiting local potters and cheesery, with an education on wine to boot.

Duration2 Hours
Day 8

Seal Bay Guided Beach Walk, Kangaroos and Koalas in the Wild

Early morning pick up from your Adelaide or Glenelg hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills.
On arrival, board the SeaLink Kangaroo Island ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island -- ferry options only. On arrival at Penneshaw or Kingscote Airport you will be met by your local guide and your island nature experience begins with an introduction to Kangaroo Island. Tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in their natural environments. Kangaroo Island is a haven for Australian wildlife, which exists in its natural habitat without the threat of introduced predators. Listen to the distinct sounds of the native birdlife as they chorus from the tall eucalyptus trees. Kangaroo Island is home to some 250 species of birds, many of which, through isolation from the mainland, have developed their own subspecies and are therefore unique to Kangaroo Island. As you travel the island keep an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, reptiles and wildflowers.
At the spectacular Seal Bay Conservation Park, your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach. This bay is home to a healthy Australian sea lion colony. Walk among the sea lions as they bask on the beach or among the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expedition. With your guide you are able to stand at a safe distance to these wonderful endangered creatures and hear them sigh and watch them at play. This is a truly unforgettable experience -- one that you will treasure forever.
Enter our exclusive Heritage-listed natural bush property to enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic style lunch with South Australian wine. Follow your lunch with a pleasant bushwalk or a stroll along the beach. Travel through the island's interior keeping an eye out for koalas and echidnas. Explore the spectacular beaches and enjoy a bushwalk. Listen for Australia's rarest cockatoo, the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo and watch out for the Tammar wallaby, with its small fine features, in its natural habitat.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Stranraer Homestead

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    Stranraer Homestead



    "Stranraer" is an historic federation homestead built in 1920 from limestone gathered on the 1290 hectares of working property producing prime lamb, wool and grain. Stranraer offers a country experience with peace and tranquility. The homesteads central location on the island makes it convenient for …

    "Stranraer" is an historic federation homestead built in 1920 from limestone gathered on the 1290 hectares of working property producing prime lamb, wool and grain. Stranraer offers a country experience with peace and tranquility. The homesteads central location on the island makes it convenient for exploring local highlights, natural beauty and wildlife. Relax in one of the 4 guestrooms each with a cosy fireplace, and indulge in gourmet meals served in the elegant dining room.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)

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Day 9

Flinders Chase National Park, Fur Seals, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch

Travel to the western end of the island and discover the Flinders Chase National Park, one of the oldest and most important national parks in South Australia. The park incorporates almost 20 per cent of the island and much of it is a Wilderness Protection Area, home to a variety of fauna and flora unique to Kangaroo Island. Enjoy the opportunity to walk through the park in search for kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of birdlife.
See at close range some of the 10,000 healthy Long-nosed Fur Seals in their colony at Cape du Couedic and discover the formation of Remarkable Rocks. These large granite boulders balance dramatically on the cliff edge, which plunges 75 metres into the turbulent Southern Ocean below.
At Admirals Arch see where the powerful forces of nature have cut through the headland to create this natural geological formation. A delicious gourmet style picnic lunch with South Australian wine will be served in a secluded bush setting. During the day koalas can be observed peacefully existing in their treetop habitat.
By special permit, enter the Kelly Hill Conservation Park to see kangaroos and other native wildlife emerge from the safety of the bush land to graze on the open plains.
Your tour concludes at either Kingscote Airport for your return flight to Adelaide, or at Penneshaw in time for the return ferry to the mainland and coach transfer to Adelaide.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is the award winning flagship property of Majestic Hotels. This Adelaide hotel is only 50 metres from the ever-vibrant Rundle Street with its huge variety of bars, restaurants and eclectic shopping. Walk 5 minutes to Rundle Mall or 10 minutes to the Art Gallery, Adelaide University and Museum. 20 minutes will find you at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval, Central Markets or Adelaide Zoo.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

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    Majestic Roof Garden Hotel



    The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is the award winning flagship property of Majestic Hotels. This Adelaide hotel is only 50 metres from the ever-vibrant Rundle Street with its huge variety of bars, restaurants and eclectic shopping. Walk 5 minutes to Rundle Mall or 10 minutes …

    The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is the award winning flagship property of Majestic Hotels. This Adelaide hotel is only 50 metres from the ever-vibrant Rundle Street with its huge variety of bars, restaurants and eclectic shopping. Walk 5 minutes to Rundle Mall or 10 minutes to the Art Gallery, Adelaide University and Museum. 20 minutes will find you at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval, Central Markets or Adelaide Zoo.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Medical Services
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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    Preferred Hotel
Day 10

Adelaide City Hotel to Adelaide Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Other Information

Book by 30 Apr, 2022 and recieve a free night in Melbourne*

* Free night included in itinerary and pricing shown below

DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

Departure Date

From:
New York
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From:
Dallas
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From:
Los Angeles
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From:
Toronto
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From:
Vancouver
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1 Mar to 30 Apr'22 $4,679 $4,679 $4,329 $5,939 $5,679
1 May to 9 Jun'22 $4,599 $4,599 $4,239 $5,639 $5,289
10 Jun to 28 Jun'22 $4,569 $4,569 $4,219 $5,819 $5,559
29 Jun to 23 Jul'22 $4,729 $4,729 $4,379 $5,819 $5,559
24 Jul to 31 Aug'22 $4,639 $4,639 $4,279 $5,779 $5,439
1 Sep to 11 Nov'22 $4,729 $4,729 $4,369 $5,999 $5,739
12 Nov to 5 Dec'22 $4,889 $4,889 $4,529 $5,999 $5,739

*Flights from the US are with Qantas Air and flights from Canada are with Air Canada.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International air transportation from select North American gateways
  • Domestic air transportation from Melbourne to Adelaide
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • 4 nights first-class accommodation in Melbourne
  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Adelaide
  • 1 night first-class accommodation on Kangaroo Island
  • Small group half day Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour (max 8 guests)
  • Small group half day Penguin Parade (max 11 guests)
  • Small group full day Great Ocean Road excursion (max 11 guests)
  • 2 days of touring on Kangaroo Island

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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