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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.
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Arrive into Sydney and transfer to the Amora
Hotel Jamison for 1 night. (N)
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)
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)
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 closeup encounters with the animals. Continue to
Swansea for a 2-night stay at the Meredith
House B&B. (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. (B)
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)
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
Today you will be taken on a guided walk
through the ancient rainforest in Great
Western Tiers with a forest expert. (B, L, D)
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)
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
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)
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)
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. For flight
options and prices, please contact your
Cox & Kings travel 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
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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