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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. On 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)Day 2: Beechworth
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)Day 3: Melbourne
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 The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins. (B)Day 4: Melbourne
Day at leisure to explore the delights of Melbourne. Perhaps visit Eureka Skydeck for fantastic city views, join a guided tour of the historical Queen Victoria Markets or visit the many bars and restaurants along the Yarra river. (B)Day 5: Great Ocean Road to Warrnambool
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)Day 6: Naracoorte
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)Day 7: Kangaroo Island
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 the island’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)Day 8: Kangaroo Island
Visit the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch, and enjoy lunch behind the sand dunes at Vivonne Bay Lodge. After a private birds of prey show there will be an opportunity to handle some of the birds, as well as some Australian reptiles. Finish with a guided beach walk among a colony of sea lions. (B, L)Day 9: Adelaide
Travel back to the mainland by ferry and on to picturesque Adelaide. Choose from a selection of two included excursions: a guided tour of the Art Gallery of South Australia or a guided walk through historic Adelaide’s north precinct. Evening at leisure. Stay 2 nights at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide. (B)Day 10: Barossa Valley
Travel to Barossa Valley and the rolling Adelaide Hills with the opportunity to taste a number of world-renowned wines. Enjoy lunch near to the vineyards at The Company Kitchen, with gourmet food and wine provided. After lunch, stop at Jacob’s Creek winery, where you will wander through the display vineyard with a wine specialist and taste some of the awardwinning collection. This evening there will be a farewell dinner. (B, L, D)Day 11: Onward travel
Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue your holiday. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Flights:
International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please contact your Cox & Kings travel consultant.Non-exclusive group tour:
Please note that this tour is operated by AAT Kings on a nonexclusive basis. Therefore passengers may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.Itinerary
Please note the itinerary is provisional and subject to change. Itinerary and departure dates may change from 1 October 2020. 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 travel consultant.Superior tour
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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