Discover the highlights of Australia’s
south, beginning in Sydney and
continuing west along the coast to
Melbourne and Adelaide. Travel along
one of the world’s most scenic drives,
visit Australia’s third largest island,
explore charming coastal towns and
indulge in the gourmet cuisine of this
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Depart Sydney for Australia’s capital, travelling
via the Southern Highlands. Stop en route at
Berrima to see early colonial architecture, and
at Gold Creek Station to learn about life on a
sheep farm and to enjoy a traditional Australian
barbecue. Upon arrival in Canberra take a tour
of Parliament House and visit the Australian War
Memorial. Evening welcome dinner. Stay 1 night
at Novotel Canberra. (L, D)
Travel to the summit of Mount Ainslie for
panoramic views, then journey over the
Murray river into the state of Victoria to visit
Beechworth. Take a short introductory tour of
this well-preserved gold rush town. Overnight in
a hosted bed & breakfast-style property. (B)
Travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country
to Melbourne, where there will be a sightseeing
tour of the city, including a guided walk through
its hidden lanes. Stay 2 nights at Crowne Plaza
Hotel Melbourne. (B)
Choose from a selection of included activities
such as visiting Eureka Skydeck, which has the
southern hemisphere’s highest viewing platform,
or join a Hunt & Gather food tour through the
historic Queen Victoria Market. (B)
Travel along the Great Ocean Road, passing
the impressive limestone formations known as
the Twelve Apostles. Visit the quaint seaside
towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay, and stop at
Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Stay for 1
night at Quality Suites Deep Blue Hotel & Spa in
Warrnambool. (B, D)
This morning visit Worn Gundidj to learn about
the Aboriginal perspective on flora, wildlife, medicinal practices and the landscapes.
Continue on to the magical lake at Mount
Gambier, then enjoy a wine tasting at Brand’s
Laira vineyard. Tonight will be spent at William
MacIntosh Motor Lodge in Naracoorte. (B, D)
Journey to the seaside town of Victor Harbour
on the Fleurieu peninsula, just an hour from
Adelaide. This afternoon take the ferry to
Kangaroo Island and visit South Australia’s only
boutique distillery to try some of its delicious
liqueurs and award-winning Australian gin. Stay
for 2 nights at Aurora Ozone Hotel. (B, D)
Visit the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s
Arch, and try local wine and bush tucker at
Andermel Marron Farm, with the chance to
taste marron (freshwater crayfish) for lunch.
Finish with a guided walk among a colony of
sea lions. (B, L, D)
Travel back to the mainland by ferry to the
charming town of Hahndorf, with its treelined
streets and quaint shops. Continue on
to Adelaide for a city tour then check into the
Stamford Plaza for 2 nights. (B)
Travel to Barossa Valley and the rolling Adelaide Hills with the opportunity to taste a number of world-renowned wines. First stop is picturesque Hahndorf where you can walk along its tree lined street and take part in wine tasting overlooking vineyards. Continue on to The Barossa and enjoy lunch at The Company Kitchen, with gourmet food and wine provided. This evening there will be a farewell dinner. (B, L, D)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home or
continue your holiday. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from your
departure from Sydney
This tour is based in 4-star
International and internal flights are
not included with this itinerary. For flight options
and prices, please call one of our Australia tour
This tour operates with a maximum
group size of 46 passengers. Passengers may or
may not be Cox & Kings clients.
AAT Kings also
operates a number of touring itineraries in
other parts of Australia, including the Northern
Territory, the Kimberley and the east coast.
Located on the waterfront in Kingscote, the Aurora Ozone Hotel is within walking distance of the amenities and attractions of the small town. The property has 63 rooms, all with modern facilities and some with views of the Southern Ocean. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, car parking, a gym and a...
Situated on the Yarra river, the Crowne Plaza Melbourne is within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and attractions of the city. The property has 383 rooms and suites, each with modern decor and amenities. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant and a bar.
The hotel has advised of building work taking place which is expected to be completed by 31 July 2015. The former Convention Centre adjacent to the hotel is being deconstructed. The site will be visible from some of the accommodation but rooms are located away from the work area so minimal noise disruption is expected. The building is attached to the hotel and as a result some minor adjustments will need to be made to the hotel lobby. During this time, reception and guest services will be relocated to level 3 and pedestrian access to the hotel will be via the Clarendon Street entrance. Work...
Located in the centre of the city on Canberra's main thoroughfare just a few minutes walk from many of the city's sights and attractions, the modern low-rise Novotel Canberra is an ideal base for exploring Australia's capital. The 286 spacious rooms have contemporary decor and modern amenities. Facilities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and a...
Located on a small peninsula between Lady Bay and Stingray Bay, Quality Suites Deep Blue is 2km from the town centre and just a short walk from the beach. The hotel has 80 guestrooms and suites, each with a private balcony. Facilities at the property include an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, spa and...
Overlooking Parliament House and the Torrens River, the Stamford Plaza Adelaide Hotel is just a short walk from the restaurants, shops and bars of Adelaide's city centre. The 335 rooms and suites are spacious, elegantly furnished and feature modern amenities. Hotel facilities include a rooftop heated swimming pool, gym, three restaurants and a...
The William MacIntosh Motor Lodge is located in Naracoorte, just inland from Mount Gambier on the border between Victoria and South Australia. The property is set within lawns and gardens, with all rooms on a ground floor level. The onsite restaurant serves local and international cuisine with a selection of South Australian wines available to purchase.
Features: 30 rooms, restaurant, bar / lounge, parking, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, coffee / tea facilities, air...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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