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Australian Outdoor Adventure

Private Travel | General interest | Self-drive 19 Days & 18 Nights Lead-in price: £2795

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.


The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Explore Tasmania’s wilderness on foot
  • Cruise to the edge of the Great Southern Ocean
  • Guided rainforest walk in the Great Western Tiers
  • Private tour of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Experience Freycinet peninsula on a Wineglass Bay cruise
  • Discover the stunning coastal landscapes of the Great Ocean Road
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Sydney

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:

International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please contact your Cox & Kings travel consultant

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Tailor-made travel:

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 enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
    Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

    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.

  • Crown Promenade Melbourne
    Crown Promenade Melbourne

    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.

  • Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
    Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

    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 canaps. Features: 415 rooms, 2 restaurants, cocktail bar, indoor pool, gym, spa, sauna. Room amenities: Television, minibar, tea/coffee facilities, bathrobes.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2795 per person

High season from £2995 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • Cosy & intimate 4-staraccommodation
    • Arrival & departure transfers
    • 17 days’ car hire based on a compactautomatic car
    • Included excursions as specified
    • Meals as specified

Destinations on this tour

  • Sydney

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  • Port Arthur

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  • Melbourne

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  • Adelaide

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  • Hobart

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