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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.
Arrive into Sydney and transfer to the Amora Hotel Jamison for 1 night. (N)Day 2: Fly to Hobart
Transfer to the airport and fly to Hobart in Tasmania. Collect your hire car at the airport and stay 1 night at The Lenna of Hobart in a Mountain View room. Join a private guided Historic Hobart walking tour. (N)Day 3: Mount Wellington • Port Arthur
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 provide 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)Day 4: Port Arthur
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)Day 5: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary •Swansea
Today, join a private tour to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, a rescue centre for endangered native wildlife, for a guided tour and closeup encounters with the animals. Continue to Swansea for a 2-night stay at the Meredith House B&B. (N)Day 6: Maria Island
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. (B)Day 7: Freycinet National Park • St Helens
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. (B)Day 8: Deloraine (Great Western Tiers)
This morning, travel north to Mount William National Park, where you can walk amid lichen-covered 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. (D)Day 9: Deloraine (Great Western Tiers)
Today you will be taken on a guided walk through the ancient rainforest in Great Western Tiers with a forest expert. (B, L, D)Days 10-11: Fly to Melbourne
Return your hire car at Launceston airport and fly to Melbourne. Stay 2 nights at the Crown Promenade. The following day is at leisure to explore the city. (B) (N)Days 12-13: Apollo Bay
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)Days 14-15: Port Fairy
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. (N) (B)Day 16: Penola
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 Georgie’s Cottage in Penola. (B)Days 17-18: Adelaide
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)Day 19: Adelaide
Transfer to the airport and fly home or continue your holiday. (N)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Flights:
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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 bar.
Located a 15 minute walk from Port Arthur Historic Site, Stewarts Bay Lodge is situated on 9 hectares of land on the shores of Stewarts Bay at Port Arthur, just 90 minutes from Hobart in the region known as the Tasman Peninsula. There is a variety of quality self-contained cabin and chalet accommodation, each offering open-forest or sea views. The 'Gabriel's on the Bay' restaurant serves fresh local seafood and has a specially selected Tasmanian wine list. Features: 40 Cabins & chalets, restaurant, laundry, picnic site. Room amenities: Television, DVD player, coffee & tea facilities, hairdryer, fully equipped kitchen.
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, Adelaide From £50 per person per night Ideally located in the central East End area of Adelaide city, the award-winning Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is a modern property with a rooftop garden with views over the city. The onsite Culshaw's Restaurant sources seasonal local produce to create modern Australian cuisine using meats such as kangaroo fillet, crocodile tail and barramundi. Features: 120 rooms, restaurant, bar, gym, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, minibar, safe, iron & ironing board, tea & coffee facilities.
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 board.
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 patio.
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, minibar.
The Amora Hotel Jamison is just a short stroll from the main sights and features an art deco- inspired lobby with a collection of modern art. The Jamison Club Rooms on the top five floors feature spectacular city views and include access to the Jamison Club Lounge, which offers complimentary breakfast and evening drinks with canapés. Features: 415 rooms, 2 restaurants, cocktail bar, indoor pool, gym, spa, sauna. Room amenities: Television, minibar, tea/coffee facilities, bathrobes.
Low season from £2795 per person
High season from £2995 per person
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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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