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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 region.
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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 Crown Plaza 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 wellpreserved
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
Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne. (B)
Day at leisure to explore the delights of
Melbourne. Perhaps visit Eureka Skydeck for
fantastic views of Melbourne, join a guided tour
of the historical Queen Victoria Markets or visit
the many bars and restaurants along the Yarra
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.
This morning visit Worn Gundidj to learn about
the Aboriginal perspective on flora, wildlife,
medicinal practices and the landscapes. Continue
to the crater lake at Mount Gambier, then enjoy
a wine tasting in the Coonawarra wine region,
known for its cabernet sauvignon. Continue
to Naracoorte for a 30-minute guided walking
tour of Alexandria cave. Overnight 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
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)
Travel back to the mainland by ferry and on to
picturesque Adelaide, the ‘City of Churches’.
Choose from a selection of three included
excursions: a guided tour of the Art Gallery of
South Australia, a guided walk through historic
Adelaide’s north precinct or entrance to Adelaide
zoo. Evening at leisure. Stay 2 nights at the
Stamford Plaza, Adelaide. (B)
Travel to Barossa Valley and the rolling Adelaide
Hills with the opportunity to taste a number of
world-renowned wines. First stop is Jacob’s Creek
Winery. Wander through the display vineyard
with a wine specialist and taste some of the
award-winning collection. Enjoy lunch near to the
vineyards 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
Please note that this
tour is operated by AAT Kings on a non-exclusive
basis. Therefore passengers may or may not be
Cox & Kings clients.
Please note the itinerary is
provisional and subject to change. Itinerary and
departure dates may change from 1 October
2019. AAT Kings also operates a number of
touring itineraries in other parts of Australia,
including South Australia, the Kimberley and
Tasmania. For more information and prices,
please contact your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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