Fitness Level (1-4):
- Watch the Sea Lions play at Kangaroo Island
- Taste locally made spirits at a micro distillery
- Visit picturesque Hahndorf
- Travel along the magnificent Great Ocean Road
Tour PointsBus Type: Large
|Bring:||Comfortable walking shoes Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat Water bottle Camera Jacket in cooler months|
Da 1 Melbourne – Warrnambool
As this Guided Holiday departs early morning, accommodation should be pre-booked for the previous night.
This morning meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers then strap on your seat belt and make sure your camera is charged for one of the world’s great road trips – the Great Ocean Road! Enjoy spectacular coastal scenery and the quaint seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay to really feel like you're on holidays. Visit the amazing Twelve Apostles. These fascinating limestone formations tower 45 metres above the Southern Ocean. Later visit Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge before arriving in Warrnambool.
Hotel: Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel & Spa, Warrnambool.
Included Meals: Dinner with wine
Day 2 Warrnambool – Naracoorte
This morning visit Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill State Game Reserve. The area was a rich food source for the Koroit Gundidj people whose descendants retain links with this country. Your guide will provide you with an Aboriginal perspective about flora, wildlife, volcanic formations, bush existence and medicinal practices. Continue into Mt. Gambier to visit the mysterious Blue Lake and then travel on to the world renown Coonawarra wine region. Stop at Brand's Laira vineyard for a wine tasting. The vinyards's first vines were planted in 1893 when an English Sea Captain purchased a plot of land in the Penola fruit colony, naming it "Laira" after ship that traded around the Australian and New Zealand coast at the time. Afterwards you'll continue to Naracoorte, your stop for the night.
Hotel: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoote
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine
Day 3-4 Naracoorte – Kangaroo Island
Day 3: Naracoorte – Kangaroo Island
Journey to 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. Yum! This afternoon board your ferry at Cape Jervis, bound for Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and its fresh local produce. Kick off your island adventure with a visit to South Australia's only boutique distillery to taste a selection of their handcrafted premium spirits. All the spirits are hand made in small batches onsite, so you'll be able to smell the aroma of botanicals, citrus peel or even fennel lingering as you taste the award winning Australian Gin and delicious liqueurs. Finish up with a short journey to Kingscote, and rest up for the exciting day that awaits you tomorrow.
Day 4: Kangaroo Island
Today explore Kangaroo Island! Visit spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch in Flinders Chase National Park and enjoy the stunning coastal scenery, where you may even spot koalas, wallabies and kangaroos.
Later "You're invited" to Andermel Marron Farm 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 the farm's very own Two Wheeler Creek wine and farm-produced bush tucker before indulging in some marron for lunch. You can choose to try a hot or cold marron dish, or something else equally as delicious with a glass of wine before indulging a little more with dessert. It's up to you! Afterwards join a ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a colony of sea lions.
Hotel: Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kangaroo Island, 2 nights.
Included Meals: Day 3: Breakfast and Dinner with wine Day 4: Breakfast, ‘You’re invited’ lunch
Day 5-6 Kangaroo Island - Adelaide
Day 5: Kangaroo Island - Adelaide
This morning, board your ferry to cross back to the mainland and travel to the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Visit stunning Hahndorf and enjoy its charm and hospitality as you wander down the tree lined streets. Take time to explore the quaint shops and even taste some of the town's artisan produce before sitting down with a beer in one of the town's German inspired pubs or cafes. Enjoy an orientation tour of Adelaide, the 'City of Churches', with your Tour Director before checking in to your hotel for the next two nights. This evening you've got a free night to enjoy a meal at any of the wonderful local restaurants. Did you know that Adelaide boasts more restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia? You do now!
Day 6: The Barossa
The rolling hills of The Barossa lay ahead of you and you'll have the opportunity to taste a number of the world-renowned drops! First stop is Jacob's Creek Winery. Wander through the display vineyard with a wine specialist and taste some of the award winning collection. Lunch is at The Company Kitchen, part of the South Australian Company Store. At The Company Kitchen they believe in locally produced South Australian food and that a food experience is to be savoured and enjoyed. You'll taste two local wines with canapés that featuring fresh local produce, followed by a delicious main meal of your choice. This evening join your Tour Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner.
Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide
Included Meals: Day 5: Breakfast. Day 6: Breakfast, Highlight lunch and Farewell dinner
Day 7 Farewell from Adelaide
After an indulgent week away, farewell your fellow travellers after breakfast when your holiday concludes after breakfast. Not ready to head home yet? Why not consider a 3 night cruise on the Murray River aboard the Murray Princess.
Included Meals: Breakfast.