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Tastes of Southern Australia

11 Days 1 Country 10 Cities

Lush landscapes, wonderful wildlife and sumptuous seafood make up this Country Explorer trip.

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Tastes of Southern Australia

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    • *Travel to Australia requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for your flight to arrive into Sydney prior to Day 1.
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      • *Travel to Australia requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for your flight to arrive into Sydney prior to Day 1.
      • *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.
      • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Buckle up for the ultimate Aussie road trip, skirting the magnificent Southern Ocean through the rolling vineyard-clad hills of the Barossa, sharing the Twelve Apostles' spectacular coastal views and exploring the tree-lined streets of Australia's oldest German settlement - tastes of Aussie BBQ, bush tucker, premium wines and sumptuous seafood are never far.


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      Trip code: ESMA

      10 Nights

      accommodation

      18 Meals
      • 10 hot buffet breakfasts (including Connect with Locals)

      • 3 lunches

      • 5 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      Internal flights not included.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Melbourne, Adelaide

        • See Australia's premier wine-making regions

        • View the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, Sea-lions and Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island

        • Visit Parliament House, a sheep farm and wineries in South Australia


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts
          (including Connect with Locals)

        • 3 lunches

        • 5 dinners


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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Sydney - Canberra

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      Canberra - Beechworth

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      Beechworth - Melbourne (2 Nights)

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      Melbourne Free Time

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      Melbourne - Warrnambool

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      Warrnambool - Naracoorte

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      Naracoorte - Kangaroo Island (2 Nights)

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      Kangaroo Island Sightseeing

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      Kangaroo Island - Adelaide (2 Nights)

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      The Barossa

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      Depart Adelaide

      Day 1

      Sydney - Canberra Day 1 - Sydney - Canberra

      The modern Australian capital of Canberra beckons this morning as we begin our encounter with Southern Australia on a journey through the Southern Highlands. Enjoy a quick stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol and early colonial architecture, then visit a working sheep farm where you'll meet 'Local Specialist' Craig Starr and his family for a Welcome Reception. Gain a deeper understanding of life on his farm as you savour the flavours of a traditional Aussie BBQ lunch. On arrival in the 'finest capital in the world', you'll take a guided tour through Parliament House with a 'Local Specialist'. Later, 'Dive into Culture' during a visit to the Australian War Memorial where you'll hear the evocative lament played by a piper to pay tribute to the Australian servicemen and women who have lost their lives in armed conflicts. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight for dinner with wine.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Canberra - Beechworth Day 2 - Canberra - Beechworth

      Ascend the summit of Mt. Ainsley this morning for panoramic views of a city that was purpose-built to lead a young nation. Cross the mighty Murray River into Victoria and stop in Beechworth, Victoria's best-preserved gold rush town. You'll overnight in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories', a boutique country property capturing the town's historic ambience. Get your bearings during an orientation and enjoy some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and museum. Reward your sightseeing with a visit to the legendary Beechworth Bakery, self-proclaimed as 'Australia's Greatest Bakery'.

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      Boutique Country Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Boutique Country Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 3

      Beechworth - Melbourne (2 Nights) Day 3 - Beechworth - Melbourne (2 Nights)

      'Connect with Locals' over a Be My Guest breakfast, then journey through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sightseeing tour. Discover why Melbourne has justifiably earned its reputation as one of the world's most liveable cities and delve into its Victorian history. Enjoy an evening at leisure to explore this stylish state capital on your terms, perhaps followed by a delicious seafood dinner on the banks of the Yarra?

      Hotel

      Vibe Savoy

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Vibe Savoy

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Melbourne Free Time Day 4 - Melbourne Free Time

      Discover the heart and soul of Melbourne today, with a full free day to explore its iconic sights. Consider an Optional Experience to the Eureka Skydeck for panoramic views of the city, stretching far beyond its skyscrapers. Or join a Hunt and Gather Food Tour of Queen Victoria Market to immerse yourself in the life, sounds and stories of this historic marketplace. An alternative further afield will see you take a tour to Summerland Beach on Phillip Island to see the famous Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their sand dune burrows.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 5

      Melbourne - Warrnambool Day 5 - Melbourne - Warrnambool

      Buckle up for an epic coastal road trip filled with pinch me moments. Your journey along the scenic Great Ocean Road will include a stop at the Mediterranean-inspired seaside village of Lorne and Apollo Bay. Visit the Twelve Apostles, admiring these limestone formations that rise up from the Southern Ocean and tower over the surrounding landscapes. Later, visit Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge before arriving in Warrnambool.

      Hotel

      Quality Suites Deep Blue

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Quality Suites Deep Blue

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Day 6

      Warrnambool - Naracoorte Day 6 - Warrnambool - Naracoorte

      Encounter some of Australia's native creatures in their natural habitat, keeping a keen eye out for emus, koalas and kangaroos as you join a 'Local Specialist' at Worn Gundidj in Tower Hill State Reserve. 'Dive into Culture' and gain insights into the local flora, volcanic formations and medicinal practices from an Aboriginal perspective, before crossing the South Australia border to Mt. Gambier to visit the Blue Lake. Your next stop is the celebrated wine-making region of Coonawarra, where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' for a tasting at a local winery. Continue your journey to the Naracoorte Caves, one of the world's most important fossil sites, where you'll be taken on a guided tour through Alexandra Cave.

      Hotel

      William MacIntosh Motor Lodge

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      William MacIntosh Motor Lodge

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Day 7

      Naracoorte - Kangaroo Island (2 Nights) Day 7 - Naracoorte - Kangaroo Island (2 Nights)

      Ease into the laidback lifestyle encouraged by the locals of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula and visit the seaside town of Victor Harbor at lunchtime. Spend some time at leisure relaxing with fish and chips on its unspoiled beach or consider taking the horse-drawn tram to Granite Island. This afternoon, board your ferry at Cape Jervis and cross to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island, which provides sanctuary to a multitude of native animals, some of which are found nowhere else. Explore KI's unspoiled natural beauty and indulge in its artisanal food scene at your leisure. Later, you'll join a 'Local Specialist' at South Australia's only boutique distillery to taste a selection of their handcrafted premium spirits. Dinner tonight is at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Aurora Ozone

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Aurora Ozone

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Day 8

      Kangaroo Island Sightseeing Day 8 - Kangaroo Island Sightseeing

      You won't just see kangaroos on today's in-depth exploration of Kangaroo Island, which includes a visit to the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park. Enjoy lunch at Vivonne Bay Lodge before taking part in a private Birds of Prey Show at Raptor Domain. Come face-to-face with kookaburras, owls and falcons as you don a glove and coax them to fly to you, or experience holding a wedge tailed eagle. Afterwards, join a 'Local Specialist' at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk amongst a breeding colony of Australian sea lions as they laze in the golden Australian sunshine.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

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      Day 9

      Kangaroo Island - Adelaide (2 Nights) Day 9 - Kangaroo Island - Adelaide (2 Nights)

      Return to the mainland and continue your journey to Adelaide, the 'City of Churches', for an orientation tour, followed by your choice of sightseeing: visit the Adelaide Zoo, including entry to the Panda enclosure and bamboo forest attractions; delve into the early colonial history of Adelaide and its colonial characters who shaped a sophisticated city free from the penal colony shackles of other Australian centres with a local guide or tour the Art Gallery of SA to see its old and new art. This evening is yours to indulge in the city's multi-cultural flavours.

      Hotel

      Stamford Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Stamford Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 10

      The Barossa Day 10 - The Barossa

      The rolling Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf and the Barossa lay ahead of you today and you'll have the opportunity to sample a number of their world-renowned wines. Enjoy lunch at the South Australian Company Store's Company Kitchen in the Barossa, then visit Jacob's Creek, whose award-winning vintages can be found on tables all over the world. You'll enjoy an opportunity to sample some of Trafalgar's favourites with a 'Local Specialist' before touring the surrounding vines. Return to Adelaide through South Australia's lush countryside, followed by a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 11

      Depart Adelaide Day 11 - Depart Adelaide

      Your journey through the beautiful natural landscapes and stylish cities of Southern Australia at its end, say farewell to your fellow travellers as you transfer to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      • Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Enjoy true Australian hospitality with a stay at a country home. Get to know your host over a freshly-cooked breakfast as they share the stories and traditions of their community, giving you a deeper experience of local life. (Day 3)

      • Dive into Culture
        Commemorate the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces of Australia who fought and died in wars. (Day 1)

      • Local Specialists
        In Canberra (Day 1), Tower Hill and the Coonawarra (Day 6), Kangaroo Island and Seal Bay (Day 8) and the Barossa (Day 10).

      • Stays with Stories
        Stay in boutique country-style accommodation in an historic gold-rush town. (Day 2)

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Melbourne, Adelaide

        • See Australia's premier wine-making regions

        • View the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, Sea-lions and Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island

        • Visit Parliament House, a sheep farm and wineries in South Australia


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts
          (including Connect with Locals)

        • 3 lunches

        • 5 dinners


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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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