Experience the country’s wealth of wildlife and natural wonders on this 12-day itinerary through Victoria and South Australia. Witness the world’s smallest species of penguin come ashore, search for native wildlife in mountain ranges, visit a sea lion colony, hold a koala and experience the outback in comfort.
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Arrive into Melbourne and transfer to the Quay West Suites Melbourne (two-bedroom suite) for 3 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Today, visit a koala conservation centre where you will see koalas in their natural environment. Continue to Summerland beach on Phillip Island and witness the ‘Penguin Parade’, when little penguins emerge from the sea, returning to their dune burrows for the night after a hard day of fishing. (B, L)
Full-day tour to see the Twelve Apostles rock formations and dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road passing towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery. See some of the major attractions along the road including Loch Ard gorge, Port Campbell National Park and the remnants of London Bridge (an off-shore natural arch formation) before the return journey to Melbourne. (B)
Fly to Kangaroo Island and transfer to Stranraer Homestead for 3 nights. Explore the island on a multi-day 4x4 tour, which includes a visit to the sea lion colony at Seal Bay, a bush walk in search of kangaroos, a drive to the north coast beaches and to rock formations at Flinders Chase, and a visit to a wildlife park where it is possible to hold a koala. (B)
Fly to Adelaide and collect your hire car for the 5-hour drive to an outback station in the Flinders Ranges. Stay 3 nights in a two-bedroom eco villa at the luxurious Homestead at Rawnsley Park Station. Activities that can be booked locally here include 4x4 drives into the outback, bushwalking, mountain biking and scenic flights. (B)
Drive back to Adelaide and stay 2 nights at Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury in a twobedroom apartment. The following day is at leisure to explore the city. (B)
Return your hire car at the airport before your flight home or continue your holiday in Australia. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals
International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5042 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Located in the heart of Adelaide, the Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury is on Victoria Square, only minutes walk to the main attractions of the city. It is a historically listed building which used to house the Treasury. The property combines original elements of the old Treasury with modern finishes and amenities creating a luxury apartment style hotel. The 79 rooms include studios and one or two bedroom apartments with fully equiped kitchens and laundry. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and swimming...
Quay West Suites Melbourne is a 5-star property, superbly located on the Yarra River. Surrounded by numerous shops, restaurants and bars in the cosmopolitan Southbank complex and set alongside the city’s cultural centre, it has everything you want from a luxury hotel. The stylishly decorated rooms are comfortable and spacious offering uninterrupted river and city views. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool, spa and sauna, while the Jarrah Restaurant is an ideal spot to relax over a quiet drink at the end of the...
Rawnsley Park Station is located 430 km north of Adelaide and ideally situated for exploring South Australia's beautiful Flinders Ranges. Guests can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a working sheep station that has been transformed into a hotel. Facilities include a restaurant and swimming...
Situated on a 1,290 hectare working farm, Stranraer Homestead is a beautifully restored and welcoming homestead, perfectly placed for exploring the natural attractions of Kangaroo Island. With just four guest rooms that are simply decorated and gracefully furnished it offers an intimate country experience. Indulge in gourmet meals served in the elegant dining room and relax in the peaceful and tranquil...
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OOZ2018: 9 Nights
Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, was the first free settlement in...
The Flinders Ranges is the largest mountain range in South Australia and stretches for over 430 km. Its most characteristic landmark is Wilpena Pound, a large, sickle-shaped, natural amphitheatre...
The state capital of Victoria, Melbourne is often regarded as the most European of Australian cities thanks partly to the number of galleries...