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Southern Capitals 2014

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Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaThe Rocks in Sydney, AustraliaMelbourne, Australia
Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia
The Rocks in Sydney, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 6 Days
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  • Brochure: The Australia and New Zealand Book 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Visit Australia and journey through three of the most exciting state capitals Down Under. Make your way between Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne; tour Canberra’s Parliament House, visit a working sheep station, see mobs of kangaroos in Kosciuszko National Park and stay a night in Victoria's best preserved gold rush town, Beechworth. You'll travel through Ned Kelly country to end your exciting holiday in Australia in cosmopolitan Melbourne.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • Melbourne

    • + Phillip Island - Penguins Kangaroos Koalas Pat a koala, hand feed albino kangaroos, walk with the dingoes, talk to the parrots, meet a golden possum and get all wrapped up in a three meter python at Maru Koala & Animal Park. Travel through the town of San Remo and cross the bridge to Phillip Island. See the Nobbies rock formation overlooking one of the most treacherous expanses of water in the world, Bass Strait. Watch the famous Little Penguins perform their nightly ritual at Summerland Beach as they march up the sand to their nesting places.

    • + Puffing Billy Steam Train Wine Country in Style Drive through lovely Ferntree Gully to the Dandenong Ranges and Grant's Reserve. Enjoy Billy Tea with home-made lamingtons and Aussie Vegemite. Feed the Crimson Rosella birds in the mountain ash tall forest. Ride on Puffing Billy, Australia's oldest operating steam train, through the spectacular rainforest of tall mountain ash, eucalypts and fern-filled gullies. Arrive at Rochford Wines and enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch with wine tasting and tea/coffee. Visit two more wineries for tasting, appreciation and education. The wineries may be Fergusson Winery, Dominique Portet, Domaine Chandon or others. The Yarra Valley is Victoria's premium wine region with its rolling green hills overlooking the Great Dividing Range.

    • + THE HOTEL WINDSOR HIGH TEA The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne has been serving traditional afternoon tea since 1883. This luxury hotel serves its high tea on silver three tiered stands where freshly baked scones are served with jam and cream and exquisite pastries sit above delicate finger sandwiches. A glass of French sparkling is served on arrival and an extensive selection of specialty teas and coffees are brought to your table throughout the afternoon.

    • + QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET FOODIES DREAM TOUR Learn about the history of the 130 year old site and discover Melbourne’s evolving food culture. Pick up hints on selecting the best seasonal produce and sample a range of specialty foods and deli items. Two hour tour includes generous food samples, a coffee, seasonal recipe cards written by some of Melbourne’s top chefs and an environmentally friendly shopping bag.

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