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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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    • *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.
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    Adelaide, Australia

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      • *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.
      • *Travel to Australia requires an overnight flight. Please arrange for your flight to arrive into Sydney prior to Day 1.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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 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 Be My Guest)

      • 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 and 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, a marron (crayfish) farm and wineries in South Australia.


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 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


       

      Tastes of Southern Australia

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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 - 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

      This morning begin your journey to Canberra via the Southern Highlands. 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, to get a taste of life on his farm. Join Craig and his family for a Welcome Reception and Aussie BBQ lunch. Your destination is Australia's capital city, for a guided tour through Parliament House with a Local Specialist. Later visit the Australian War Memorial for a Cultural Insight. You'll hear an evocative lament before departing for your hotel. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight and get to know each other over dinner with wine.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Lunch
      • Dinner with wine

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      Day 2

      Canberra - Beechworth Day 2 - Canberra - Beechworth

      Before leaving Canberra this morning you'll visit Mt. Ainslie Lookout to take in views of this unique city and surrounding ranges. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria. Your destination is historic Beechworth, Victoria's best preserved gold rush town, for your unique overnight stay in one of the quaint local properties. The region offers plenty of great photo opportunities, with towering winter snow-capped mountains, tree-covered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands. So have your camera ready! Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and enjoy some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and the museum. Why not enjoy a coffee and delicious treat from the legendary Beechworth Bakery!

      Hotel

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      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Boutique Country Accommodation Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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

      This morning join your host for a Be My Guest breakfast. Later, travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sights tour, where you'll hear all about Melbourne's wonderful history, its famous buildings and sensational shopping. This evening is free for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director will be able to point you in the direction of some of Melbourne's hottest eateries.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Day 4

      Melbourne Free Time Day 4 - Melbourne Free Time

      Today Melbourne is yours to enjoy. Consider an Optional Experience to the Eureka Skydeck for fantastic views of Melbourne. Or perhaps a Hunt and Gather Food Tour of Queen Victoria Market to take in the life, sounds and stories of this historic marketplace. Or 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. Ask your Travel Director for details.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 5

      Melbourne - Warrnambool Day 5 - Melbourne - Warrnambool

      Hold on to your seats for one of the world's great road trips - the Great Ocean Road! Spectacular scenery and quaint towns await on this gorgeous coastal drive and you're sure to have plenty of photo opportunities. You'll stop along the way at Lorne and the seaside holiday destination of Apollo Bay. Visit the amazing Twelve Apostles, fascinating limestone formations that tower 45 metres above the Southern Ocean. Later visit Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge before arriving in Warrnambool, the whaling capital.

      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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      Warrnambool - Naracoorte Day 6 - Warrnambool - Naracoorte

      This morning visit Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill State Reserve. A Local Specialist will provide you with insight into flora, wildlife, volcanic formations, bush existence and medicinal practices from an Aboriginal perspective. Journey across the South Australia border to Mt. Gambier to visit the Blue Lake then travel to the Coonawarra, one of Australia's finest wine regions, where you'll join a Local Specialist for a tasting at a local winery. The Naracoorte Caves date back 800,000 years and are one of the world's most important fossil sites. You'll hear the fascinating story of how this came to be when you're taken on a guided tour through one of the caves.

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

      Journey to the 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. This afternoon board your ferry at Cape Jervis and cross to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and fresh local produce. 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

      Today explore Kangaroo Island! Visit spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park, where you may even spot koalas, wallabies and kangaroos. Later at Andermel Marron Farm, meet a Local Specialist 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 their own Two Wheeler Creek wine and farm-produced bush tucker before indulging in some marron at a Regional Meal lunch. Afterwards join a Local Specialist at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a breeding colony of Australian sea lions as they doze in the sun.

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      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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

      Board your ferry to the mainland and travel on to Adelaide. You'll enjoy an orientation tour of the 'City of Churches' with your Travel Director. Today your choice of sightseeing: visit historic Adelaide Zoo including entry to the Panda enclosure and bamboo forest attractions; hear fascinating stories about the early history of Adelaide and its colonial characters on an Adelaide guided walking tour or tour the Art Gallery of South Australia to see its old and new art. Tonight it's up to you where you choose to dine.

      Hotel

      Stamford Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Stamford Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      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 taste a number of their world-renowned wines. On arrival in the Barossa, the South Australian Company Store is your venue for lunch. Here you'll taste two wines with canapés featuring fresh local produce, followed by your main meal. Visit Jacob's Creek, the award-winning winery, where you can sample their famous wines in a structured tasting with a Local Specialist and then take a tour of the surrounding vines.Travel back to Adelaide through South Australia's lush countryside. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 11

      Depart Adelaide Day 11 - Depart Adelaide

      Bid farewell to your fellow travellers as you take home many special memories. You will be transferred to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodation
        Boutique Country Accommodation, Beechworth: You'll enjoy true Australian hospitality with a stay at this unique Authentic Accommodation. You'll 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.

      • Be My Guest
        Stay with the locals in a beautifully preserved Victorian gold-rush town and enjoy a wholesome breakfast shared over stories about the region and life in a small country town

      • Cultural Insights
        Commemorate the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces of Australia who fought and died in wars

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Canberra, Tower Hill, the Coonawarra, Kangaroo Island, Seal Bay and the Barossa.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Melbourne and 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, a marron (crayfish) farm and wineries in South Australia.


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 hot buffet breakfasts
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 3 lunches

        • 5 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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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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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 29 Reviews

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      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The hotels were unbelievable and very nice. The foid was good vutbi wish they had a better choice with low salt foods. Somebof us have special diet neefsProduct : Seeing the koalas kangaroos and the wild sea lions and penquins were amaxing

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        Service rating : The driver and tour guide were friendly, informative and knew how to treat us well.Product : I liked the pace because I wasn't on the bus for long hours and staying overnight more than one night in a location was great. The Ocean Road was beautiful and the sights on Kangaroo

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        Service:

        Service rating : Tour Director was professional, friendly and organized -- all went well with the tour.Product : Saw a lot of Australia with intermittent stops at historical areas and small towns/villages. I prefer this kind of itinerary instead of large cities.

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        Service:

        Service rating : Loved the tour guide, Delma, and the driver, DarinProduct : I liked all our destinations. I enjoyed the tour of Melbournes alley shops that had stained glass ceilings. I only wished that the tour lasted longer. Melbourne is a very big city. I was afraid I would get lost.

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        Service:

        Service rating : Some hotels and meals were not that good.Product : We could have stopped less in certain areas and spent more time at others. Particularly we could have spent more time at Hahndorf and not at the rocking horse which was a bad stop.

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