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Great Aussie Outdoors for Families

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13 Days
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MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Australia’s south east corner is a fascinating blend of history, scenery and wildlife. Try your luck at panning for gold as you go back in time and visit the gold rush town of Ballarat. Experience the beautiful scenery along the Great Ocean Road. Visit Australian wildlife on Kangaroo Island. End your adventure in vibrant Sydney with a visit to famous Bondi Beach. Explore the best of three states on this unforgettable and highly educational journey.


Melbourne is your base for a full day tour along the Great Ocean Road, with sights such as The Twelve Apostles, a spectacular formation of limestone stacks shaped by centuries of erosion from the Southern Ocean.

Take a full day at leisure to see why Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital. Catch a ride on one of its famous trams to St Kilda Beach to visit historic Luna Park. Pay your respects at the Shrine of Remembrance, or stop by Melbourne Museum, the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere, with eight galleries, including one just for kids.

A day trip to Sovereign Hill museum in Ballarat takes you back into the heart of Australia’s gold rush past. Enjoy panning for real gold, and explore an authentic reconstruction of Ballarat’s main street, the way it appeared before fire destroyed it in the 1860s.

The only Australian state capital never to serve as a convict settlement, picturesque Adelaide will enchant you with stunning architecture and beautiful urban parks. Or spend your free day at Glenelg Beach to see another side of The Festival City.

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Off the coast of South Australia, Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s most diverse ecological regions, with abundant wildlife including over 260 species of birds, and the famous Australian sea lions of Seal Bay. You’ll spend two days here enjoying fully escorted tours including an evening penguin and wildlife tour.

Historic Sydney greets visitors with its iconic Harbour Bridge, and the unforgettable Sydney Opera House. Enjoy these on a morning Coffee Cruise as you explore the shores of Sydney Harbour. Join your guide for a tour of the historic Rocks district to gain a fascinating insight into Australia’s convict past. Your afternoons are free to explore this diverse city. Consider paying a visit to famous Bondi Beach or one of the many museums.

Situated in the spectacular Blue Mountains, Featherdale Wildlife Park has hosted numerous celebrity visitors and now invites you to meet its koalas, crocodiles and other residents. You’ll even have the chance to hand feed a kangaroo. Return in the afternoon for an included visit to Sydney Aquarium, where you’ll get up close and personal with 650 different species including sharks, dugongs and platypus.


 

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Duration
13 Days
Prices:
On request

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Day 1

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Kids Backpack includes Aussie Animal Backpack, and a selection of kid friendly Aussie goodies. Designed for children 11 years and under.

Duration0 Hours

Melbourne Domestic Airport to Melbourne City Hotel

Duration60 Minutes

Clarion Suites Gateway

Situated on the banks of the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne's central business district, Clarion Suites Gateway is the ideal home base for leisure guests. Featuring 120 apartment-style suites, this Melbourne hotel puts your comfort first. While here, guests can take a dip in the indoor heated pool.

Meal Plan $Stay 2nts & receive upgrade to River View + $30 meal credit
Duration4 Nights
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Clarion Suites Gateway

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    Clarion Suites Gateway



    Situated on the banks of the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne's central business district, Clarion Suites Gateway is the ideal home base for leisure guests. Featuring 120 apartment-style suites, this Melbourne hotel puts your comfort first. While here, guests can take a dip …

    Situated on the banks of the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne's central business district, Clarion Suites Gateway is the ideal home base for leisure guests. Featuring 120 apartment-style suites, this Melbourne hotel puts your comfort first. While here, guests can take a dip in the indoor heated pool.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Room Service

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Day 2

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 3

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 4

Phillip Island Tour with Penguin Parade

Your animal adventures will start with a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park with fascinating Australian animals at every turn. You have up-close encounters with animals like kangaroos, wombats and echidnas. Next, we will head to the island (Phillip Island) where will head to Woolamai Surf Beach to catch a glimpse of the awesome waves and die-hard surfers. (weather permitting). We then cross the island to reach the dramatic west coast and the Nobbies where you will be awe-struck by the crashing waves.

And finally, it's time for the main event, the Penguin Parade. There is a reason that this is one of Australia's top attractions and the little penguins will not disappoint! You will sit on the protective platform to see possibly hundreds of little penguins waddling onto the beach. This fabulous natural spectacular is run by a non-for-profit organisation where all profits are directly reinvested in conservation efforts to protect the little penguins.

Duration9 Hours
Day 5

Melbourne City Hotel to Melbourne Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Adelaide International Airport to Adelaide City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Quest King William

Quest King William South serviced apartments offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Adelaide CBD accommodation experience, perfect for both short and long stays.

Quest King William South is centrally located within Adelaide's CBD precinct and only 6.4km from Adelaide Airport. The apartment hotel is conveniently located near the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide Golf Course, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Central Markets, Adelaide Showgrounds and Rundle Mall.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Quest King William

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    Quest King William


    Quest King William South serviced apartments offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Adelaide CBD accommodation experience, perfect for both short and long stays. Quest King William South is centrally located within Adelaide's CBD precinct and only 6.4km from Adelaide Airport. The apartment hotel is conveniently …

    Quest King William South serviced apartments offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Adelaide CBD accommodation experience, perfect for both short and long stays.

    Quest King William South is centrally located within Adelaide's CBD precinct and only 6.4km from Adelaide Airport. The apartment hotel is conveniently located near the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide Golf Course, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Central Markets, Adelaide Showgrounds and Rundle Mall.

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Day 6

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 7

Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

An early morning pick up from your hotel for a scenic coach transfer to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills. On arrival, board the SeaLink ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Here you will board your luxury SeaLink coach and your local driver/guide will take you on a tour of South Australia's premier nature-based tourism destination.

Your first official stop will be Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery where you will listen to an introductory talk about the history of the oil distillery and take a guided tour. Finish off with some free time in their souvenir shop where you will find an assortment of Eucalyptus products. Continue onto Vivonne Bay Bistro located on a 260 hectare bush property, for a delicious two course lunch.

After lunch visit Seal Bay Conservation Park and enjoy a guided beach walk with a National Park Ranger amongst a breeding colony of wild and rare Australian sea lions. Your tour will then visit another amazing wildlife attraction, the fascinating In-flight Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain. Enjoy a delightful interactive experience and meet an array of birds and raptors.

From here you will travel to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park where you can get up close with Koalas, see Penguins swim and play, hand feed Kangaroos and Wallabies, learn about endangered species, interact with Snakes, Crocodiles and reptiles and experience Kangaroo Island Wildlife at your fingertips! You will then be transferred back to your chosen overnight accommodation.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration1 Night
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Aurora Ozone Hotel

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    Aurora Ozone Hotel



    Aurora Ozone Hotel, is located on the beautiful foreshore at Kingscote. The original section of this hotel on Kangaroo Island has a Victorian facade and amenities that blend with the refined atmosphere of old world charm. Enjoy the extensive menu made up of local produce …

    Aurora Ozone Hotel, is located on the beautiful foreshore at Kingscote. The original section of this hotel on Kangaroo Island has a Victorian facade and amenities that blend with the refined atmosphere of old world charm. Enjoy the extensive menu made up of local produce and 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. Sample some of the Islands' finest wines from either the bistro or Ozone Cellars.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 8

Kangaroo Island to Adelaide

After a delicious breakfast, visit Clifford's Honey Farm to enjoy an informative talk by the beekeeper followed by tastings and an opportunity to sample homemade honey ice-cream and honey beauty products.

Next, travel to Hanson Bay Visitor Centre & Café for a scrumptious two course lunch. After lunch you have the chance to look for Koalas nestled up in the eucalypts and see an abundance of native birdlife in the wildlife sanctuary.

From here, travel to the western most part of the Island, Flinders Chase National Park, one of Australia's largest and earliest conservation parks. Travel through the park and enjoy breath-taking views of its unique trees, plants and coastal scenery. You will be taken to the rugged southern coastline for a walk around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Remarkable Rocks provide great photographic opportunities and stunning sea views. Admirals Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal this spectacular arch, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful Long-nosed Fur Seals that can be seen swimming and playing in the waves, or resting on the rocks.

Return to the Penneshaw Ferry Terminal or Kingscote Airport for the return journey to Adelaide.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Quest King William

Quest King William South serviced apartments offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Adelaide CBD accommodation experience, perfect for both short and long stays.

Quest King William South is centrally located within Adelaide's CBD precinct and only 6.4km from Adelaide Airport. The apartment hotel is conveniently located near the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide Golf Course, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Central Markets, Adelaide Showgrounds and Rundle Mall.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Quest King William

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    Quest King William


    Quest King William South serviced apartments offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Adelaide CBD accommodation experience, perfect for both short and long stays. Quest King William South is centrally located within Adelaide's CBD precinct and only 6.4km from Adelaide Airport. The apartment hotel is conveniently …

    Quest King William South serviced apartments offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Adelaide CBD accommodation experience, perfect for both short and long stays.

    Quest King William South is centrally located within Adelaide's CBD precinct and only 6.4km from Adelaide Airport. The apartment hotel is conveniently located near the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide Golf Course, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Central Markets, Adelaide Showgrounds and Rundle Mall.

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Day 9

Adelaide City Hotel to Adelaide Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Sydney Domestic Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour

Take advantage of your stay at Adina Apartment Hotel Harbourside Sydney located amid the excitement and convenience of Darling Harbour - Sydney's premier entertainment, fine dining and nightlife quarter. Darling Harbour is alive with atmosphere and bursting with cafes, bistros, restaurants, and luxury shops. All apartments and studios at the Adina Apartment Hotel Harbourside Sydney have been designed to create an atmosphere of elegance whilst combining all the comforts of home.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour

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    Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour



    Take advantage of your stay at Adina Apartment Hotel Harbourside Sydney located amid the excitement and convenience of Darling Harbour - Sydney's premier entertainment, fine dining and nightlife quarter. Darling Harbour is alive with atmosphere and bursting with cafes, bistros, restaurants, and luxury shops. All …

    Take advantage of your stay at Adina Apartment Hotel Harbourside Sydney located amid the excitement and convenience of Darling Harbour - Sydney's premier entertainment, fine dining and nightlife quarter. Darling Harbour is alive with atmosphere and bursting with cafes, bistros, restaurants, and luxury shops. All apartments and studios at the Adina Apartment Hotel Harbourside Sydney have been designed to create an atmosphere of elegance whilst combining all the comforts of home.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna

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Day 10

Sydney Harbour Highlights Morning Tea Cruise

Begin your day with a sensational morning tea cruise. A unique, Sydney Harbour Highlights two-hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52-foot motor yacht. Your personal captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a light morning tea with coffee, tea, juice, water and 5-star service.

Duration2 Hours
Day 11

Private Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk

Do what the locals do and access the gems of Sydney by joining us on a privately guided walking tour. Immerse yourself in the local culture by utilising our local transport system including our Ferries, Trains and Buses.

Catch a bus and travel past the famous Sydney Cricket Ground and Football Stadium, then the Royal Randwick Race Course before arriving in Coogee. Walk along the Coogee Promenade then on to the Cliff Walkway to see picturesque views of the huge Pacific Ocean. Stroll past an old cemetery, then on to see samples of past "Sculptures by the Sea" exhibitions.
Further on, we view the beautiful sandy surfing beach of Bronte. Here there are loads of cafes for refreshments, snacks and a rest. Look at the amazing colourful sandstone geology rock formations in the cliffs, watch surfers ride the waves to shore. As you admire the magnificent views of this coastline, look out for whales which may be swimming past this part of the world during their migrations.

Walk further to see the iconic Sydney Icebergs Swimming Club to finally arrive at the world renowned famous Bondi Beach. This is a chance to paddle, swim or just stroll along this lovely sandy beach to discover where you can buy takeaway fish and chips to eat while you sit and soak up the views and the atmosphere. There are beachside eateries where you can also drink a glass of wine and relax before departing to take the local bus heading back to the Sydney CBD. From the bus you will see the very large Centennial Park, the trendy up-market suburb of Paddington, and also the "nightlife" precinct of Kings Cross before arriving into the city.

Duration5 Hours
Day 12

Blue Mountains - Hike the World Heritage

The Blue Mountains National Park is one of seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. Today your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region.

7.00- 7.30AM Depart from the hotel with AEA Luxury Tours. Our first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill a working farm also home to Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats and Koalas. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure.

From Calmsley Hill we continue to ascend the Blue Mountains via the highway. We will visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas. Where possible this will be away from the crowds of tours that visit the mountains each day with other operators, thus our guests will enjoy a stress and hurry free environment taking in the views and information imparted by their guide.

Continuing on we arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout point away from the crowds for views of the famous 3 Sisters. Whilst the Blue Mountains features so much more than this natural attraction you can't help but admire the unquestionable beauty of this amazing rock formation. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and time available for you to take some great photos.

Travelling around the mountains, we arrive at Evans Lookout where you will be issued your lunch pack and instructions on the hiking track. This is without doubt one of the most scenic hikes available in the mountains taking you across a number of valleys and ridges as you hike from Evans Lookout to Govetts Leap all the while looking out across Australia's Grand Canyon, The Grose Valley. The Hike Concludes at Govetts Leap, one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfalls drop a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. If you're not mesmerized by the dancing waves of water spray, you'll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness. Suitable for active people with a reasonable level of fitness.

Our last stop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens where there's time for a short inspection of the flora including the ancient Wollemi Pine (Wollemia Nobilis).

From here we commence our return to Sydney to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4.30 - 5.00pm.

Duration9 Hours
Day 13

Sydney Hotel to Sydney Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily from Melbourne or Sydney.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers in Melbourne and Sydney
  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers in Adelaide
  • 4 nights moderate accommodation in Melbourne
  • 3 nights moderate accommodation in Adelaide
  • 1 night moderate accommodation on Kangaroo Island
  • 4 nights moderate accommodation in Sydney
  • Shared full day Great Ocean Road Tour
  • Shared full day Phillip Island Tour with Penguin Parade
  • Shared 2 day touring on Kangaroo Island
  • Shared half day Sydney Harbour Highlights Morning Tea Cruise 
  • Shared Private Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk
  • Shared Blue Mountains - Hike the World Heritage
  • 1 breakfast, 3 lunches

Also includes a special Goway Kids Backback, specially designed for children 11 years and younger.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • 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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