Make the most of southern Australia’s varying landscapes and spectacular scenery on this 19-day itinerary packed with excursions for the outdoor enthusiast. This tour incorporates plenty of opportunities for walks through scenic national parks and remarkable wilderness, encounters with native wildlife, a cruise around Wineglass Bay and outstanding coastal drives along the Great Ocean Road.
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Arrive into Sydney and transfer to the Amora Hotel Jamison, Sydney for 1 night. (N)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Hobart in Tasmania. Collect your car hire at the airport and stay 1 night at The Lenna of Hobart in a Mountain View room. We recommend joining a guided Grand or Historic Hobart walking tour. (N)
Drive to the summit of Mount Wellington where you can explore extensive walking trails. Continue to Tasman National Park on the Tasman peninsula and Three Capes Walking Track. We suggest you purchase a 2-day pass which includes entry and a walking tour of Port Arthur Historic Site. Stay 2 nights at Stewarts Bay Lodge in a one-bedroom cabin. (N)
This morning join a Tasman Island cruise to the edge of the Great Southern Ocean. Spend time at leisure walking in the Tasman National Park before returning to Port Arthur, where we suggest you join a ghost walking tour in Port Arthur. (N)
Today, join a private tour to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, a rescue centre for endangered native wildlife, for a guided tour and close-up encounters with the animals. Continue to Swansea for a 2-night stay at the Swansea Beach Chalets. (N)
Take the Maria Island Ferry to Maria Island National Park for a self-guided walking tour where myriad wildlife can be found. Visit the world
heritage-listed convict site at Darlington before returning to Swansea. (N)
This morning we suggest you visit Freycinet National Park for a self-guided walk before joining a Wineglass Bay cruise. Experience Freycinet peninsula from the water, view sheer granite cliffs, sea caves and hidden coves. Continue to St Helens and stay overnight at the Tidal Waters Resort. (N)
This morning, travel north to Mount William National Park where you can walk amid lichencovered granite boulders and along stretches of sandy beach. Continue to the valley of Jackeys Marsh, which is approximately a 1-hour drive from Launceston. Stay 2 nights at Forest Walks Lodge, an intimate guesthouse surrounded by mountains and abundant wildlife. (B, D)
Today you will be taken on a guided walk through the ancient rainforest in Great Western Tiers with a forest expert. (B, D)
Return your car hire at Launceston airport and fly to Melbourne. Stay 2 nights at the Crown Promenade. The following day is at leisure to explore the city. (N)
Collect your hire car. Join the Great Ocean Road west to Apollo Bay, a scenic fishing port set in the picturesque foothills of the Otway Ranges. It offers a range of restaurants and cafes, art galleries, a seaside golf course and interesting museums. Stay 2 nights at Captain’s at the Bay. Following day at leisure. Optional excursions include a canopy walk in the Otway Ranges or a scenic flight over the Twelve Apostles rock formations. (N)
Continue west along the Shipwreck Coast through Port Campbell National Park and past the Twelve Apostles. Arrive into Port Fairy, a charming old fishing village. Stay 2 nights at Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel, which has an enviable position on Moyne river overlooking the marina of yachts in Port Fairy harbour. (B)
In the morning, drive west into the state borders of South Australia and Victoria. Arrive into the small town of Penola, from where you can visit a number of excellent small wineries in the Coonawarra wine region. Stay 1 night at Merlot & Verdelho Townhouses in Penola. (B)
Continue along the Limestone Coast to Adelaide, where you will return your hire car. Stay 2 nights at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel. The following day is at leisure to explore the various sights of Adelaide. (N)
Transfer to the airport and fly home or continue your holiday. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary. If you would like flight
options and prices, please call your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote including flights, alternative accommodation standards, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5042 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Located just a short stroll from Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the historic Rocks district and Darling Harbour, the Amora Hotel Jamison is perfectly suited for exploring Sydney. The hotel's Amora Day Spa offers a range of spa facilities and treatments.
Features: 415 rooms, indoor swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, steam room, spa, 2 restaurants, cocktail bar, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, safe, tea & coffee facilities, television, minibar,...
Captain's at the Bay is located in Apollo Bay, 187km south-west of Melbourne. With the Great Ocean Road to the fore and the Otway Ranges as a backdrop, Captain's enjoys a privileged location. This contemporary boutique B&B offers 11 rooms in four different categories from the Terraces and the Cottages to the Loft and the Bridge rooms. All rooms have their own decor, style and artwork and feature air conditioning, a television, minibar, tea / coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroom. Hotel facilities include a breakfast room and bar, business centre with internet facilities, boutique and laundry...
Located in the heart of Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct, the Crown Promenade hotel is linked to the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex that comprises a range of restaurants, bars and shops. This stylish, modern hotel offers spacious guestrooms and suites that feature modern Australian art, floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the city and Hobson's Bay.
Features: 465 rooms, restaurant, bar, indoor pool.
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning,...
Forest Walks Eco Lodge is a small, intimate guesthouse located on the edge of Tasmania's heritage forests in Jackeys Marsh, near the historic town of Deloraine. The lodge is within an hour's drive of Launceston and Devonport airports making it the perfect stop en route to Cradle Mountain. All the comfortable rooms at the lodge offer mountain views. Meals are prepared using home-grown vegetables and local produce from the region.
Features: Restaurant, bar, shared lounge with television, terrace, gardens, barbecue facilities, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: En suite bathroom with bath and shower, screened...
Set in a late 19th-century National Trust mansion, Lenna of Hobart is located in Battery Point, right in the heart of historic Sullivan's Cove, and is adjacent to fashionable Salamanca Place. The property provides the perfect location for taking a leisurely stroll through the village or for visiting local attractions such as MONA and Mount Wellington. There is a range of accommodations offering mountain or harbour views including penthouses which provide 360 degree panoramic views.
Features: 52 rooms, restaurant (breakfast only), bar, garden, tour desk, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, hot drinks, hairdryer, minibar, iron & ironing...
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel ideally located in the heart of Adelaide city, within walking distance of restaurants and shops. The hotel has 120 rooms with contemporary decor, a restaurant, roof garden and...
Located in the heart of the Coonawarra wine region, Merlot & Verdelho Townhouses are a selection of self-catering properties that can accommodate couples or small groups of up to 12 guests. Breakfast provisions are provided for your first...
Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel has an enviable position on Moyne River, overlooking the marina of yachts in Port Fairy harbour, one of Australia's oldest fishing ports, which now has a thriving art and music scene. This stunning French provincial building has one suite plus six individually decorated en suite rooms, generous in size, with magnificent river views. Each room has a veranda and fireplace, offering the perfect retreat for relaxing. Breakfasts are a particular highlight of a stay at Oscars, whilst Port Fairy also has a number of excellent restaurants and...
Located just 15 minutes' walk from Port Arthur Historic Site, Stewarts Bay Lodge is situated on the waterfront and beside the forest. The property features five self-contained cabin types, comprising one, two and three bedroom cabins, each with a full kitchen, DVD and CD player, free in-house movies, washing machine and air-conditioning. Facilities include a restaurant and car...
The Swansea Beach Chalets are centrally located, less than 2 hour's drive from Hobart or Launceston. Situated on Jubilee Beach in the historic east coast township of Swansea, the chalets have spectacular views of the Freycinet National Park over Great Oyster Bay. The chalets are fully self-contained with spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, some waterfront and some with partial coastal views and all have private balconies.
Features: 20 chalets, swimming pool, children's playground, games room, communal BBQ pavilion, water activities available from the private beach.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, flat-screen television, DVD player, kitchenette, cookware, dishware and utensils, stovetop, microwave,...
Tidal Waters Resort is located at St Helens, offering the perfect getaway for travellers looking to explore Tasmania's scenic East Coast region. Set amidst eight acres of natural lagoons and landscaped gardens, the property has 60 rooms each with a private balcony and views of either the ocean or gardens. Facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant and...
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