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Culinary Delights of Australia

Private Travel | Self-drive 14 Days & 13 Nights Lead-in price: £1695

Discover the variety of food and worldclass wines Australia has to offer on this two-week self-drive tour. The country’s multicultural society has led to a fusion of different cuisines, resulting in a wide range of dining experiences, from gourmet restaurants to the simple ‘Aussie barbie’. What’s more, with a warm climate and outstanding natural scenery, you can enjoy some of the world’s best food and wine in some of the most scenic locations on Earth.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay in a self-contained cottage on a private vineyard within Barossa Valley
  • Taste artisan products on a culinary tour with a local expert at Adelaide Central Market
  • Stay in the award-winning wine regions of Margaret River, Barossa Valley & Hunter Valley
  • Opportunity to visit Sydney Fish Market, one of the largest in the world
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Perth

Arrive into Perth and collect your hire car. Drive to Crown Promenade Perth, where you will stay for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2: Perth

Today is at leisure. We recommend driving to Fremantle to discover the eclectic mix of artisanal food, handcrafted beers and quirky boutiques. Visit one of the micro-breweries or sample the fresh catch of the day at the Fishing Boat Harbour, a lively marina with a number of restaurants. (B)

Day 3: Margaret River

Take a leisurely drive to the Margaret River region and stay 3 nights at Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, set on a quiet beachfront. Alternatively, you may wish to upgrade and stay at Cape Lodge, a Luxury Lodge of Australia set within its own vineyard. (B)

Days 4-5: Margaret River

Explore the Margaret River region, known for its world-class wineries and award-winning restaurants. Dine on fresh crayfish, try artisan cheeses, sample some of the local brews or indulge in handmade chocolates. Optional winery tours can be booked with local experts who will show you behind the scenes, including multiple wine tastings matched with local produce. (N)

Days 6-7: Fly to Adelaide

Return your hire car in Perth then fly to Adelaide. On arrival, collect your hire car and check into the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel for 2 nights. The next day, take a culinary walking tour of Adelaide Central Market* with a local food expert. Sample the produce and visit some of the 80 traders who set up shop in this thriving hub for premium food and wine products. (N)

Days 8-9: Barossa Valley

Drive to Barossa Valley and stay 2 nights at Barossa Shiraz Estate. Alternatively, upgrade to The Louise, which offers suiteonly accommodation in the heart of shiraz country. Barossa is one of the world’s great wine regions and is also renowned for its fresh seasonal produce, artisan food producers and award-winning restaurants. (N)

Days 10-11: Fly to Sydney

Travel to Adelaide airport and return your car before flying to Sydney. On arrival, transfer to the Spicers Potts Point for 2 nights. During your time in this cosmopolitan city, visit some of the main attractions and dine on fresh seafood at Sydney Fish Market, the third largest in the world. (N)

Days 12-13: Hunter Valley

Collect your hire car and drive to the Hunter Valley and stay 2 nights at Spicers Vineyard Estate. This area offers a range of wineries, from boutique to household names. Optional wine tasting tours can be booked on a private or shared basis. (B)

Day 14: Sydney

Drive to the airport and return your hire car before your flight home, or continue your holiday. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information * Adelaide Central Market

This tour does not operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays.


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

  • The Barossa Shiraz Estate Cottages
    The Barossa Shiraz Estate Cottages

    The Barossa Shiraz Estate cottages have a beautiful location with sweeping views over vineyards and Barossa ranges. The rural setting is just a few minutes away from Lyndoch town centre and about 1 hour's drive from Adelaide airport. The cottages are tranquil, private and fully self-contained with stylish furnishings and are set in a private vineyard. Features: 6 cottages, free provisions for self-catering cooked and continental breakfast for the duration of your stay are stored in pantry and refrigerator upon your arrival. Guests receive a decanter of port wine, chocolates and biscuits upon arrival. Stay 2 nights or more and receive a free bottle of estate Barossa wine, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air-conditioning, flat-screen television, DVD player, full kitchen facilities, open-plan dining and lounge area, patio with gas BBQ, log fire in winter, hairdryers, linen and towels, Wi-Fi.

  • Spicers Vineyard Estate
    Spicers Vineyard Estate

    Located on a private vineyard in Pokolbin, with views rolling out to the stunning Brokeback Mountains, Spicers Vineyard Estate is the ideal base from which to explore Hunter Valley and try some of the region's exceptional wines. There is a restaurant offering modern Australian cuisine. Many of the herbs and vegetables used in the dishes are sourced from the restaurant's kitchen garden. Stays include breakfast daily and all-day complimentary espresso service.

  • 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 Perth
    Crown Promenade Perth

    After undergoing extensive refurbishment in 2015, the Crown Promenade Perth offers some of the best accommodation in the city with bright and spacious interiors along with custom-made furnishings. The property is part of the Crown complex, providing many facilities including a wide range of restaurants. The city centre is just a short drive away and taxis are inexpensive.<br /> <br />Features: 291 rooms, 7 restaurants, 8 bars, casino, outdoor pool, gym, Wi-Fi.<br />Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, hairdryer, tea &amp; coffee facilities.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £1695 per person

High season from £1945 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.

  • • 4- & 5-star accommodation
    •13 days’ car hire based on anintermediate automatic car
    • A range of optional excursions thatcan be pre-booked
    • Private transfer on arrival in Sydney
    • Meals as specified

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  • Hunter Valley

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