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Wildlife & Wilderness Family Explorer

Private Travel | Family adventures | General interest 12 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £2395

Experience the country’s wealth of wildlife and natural wonders on this 12-day itinerary through Victoria and South Australia. Witness the world’s smallest species of penguin come ashore, search for native wildlife in mountain ranges, visit a sea lion colony, hold a koala and experience the outback in comfort.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Evening excursion to watch the ‘Penguin Parade’ on Phillip Island
  • Full-day tour along the Great Ocean Road to see the magnificent Twelve Apostles rock formations
  • Multi-day 4x4 tours on Kangaroo Island
  • Variety of outback excursions in the Flinders Ranges
  • Opportunities to see koalas in their natural habitat and to hold them
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Melbourne

Arrive into Melbourne and transfer to The Sebel Melbourne Docklands for 3 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (N)

Day 2: Melbourne • Phillip Island

Today, visit a koala conservation centre where you will see koalas in their natural environment. Continue to Summerland Beach on Phillip Island and witness the ‘Penguin Parade’ when little penguins emerge from the sea, returning to their dune burrows for the night after a hard day of fishing. (B, L)

Day 3: Melbourne

Full-day tour to see the Twelve Apostles rock formations and the dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road, passing towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery. See some of the major attractions along the road including Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park and the remnants of London Bridge (an off-shore natural arch formation) before the return journey to Melbourne. (B)

Days 4-6: Fly to Kangaroo Island

Fly to Kangaroo Island and transfer to Stranraer Homestead for 3 nights. Explore the island on a multi-day 4×4 tour, which includes a visit to the sea lion colony at Seal Bay, a bush walk in search of kangaroos, a drive to the north coast beaches and to rock formations at Flinders Chase, and a visit to a wildlife park where it is possible to hold a koala. (B)

Days 7-9: Fly to Adelaide • Flinders Ranges

Fly to Adelaide and collect your hire car for the 5-hour drive to an outback station in the Flinders Ranges. Stay 3 nights in a two-bedroom eco villa at the luxurious Homestead at Rawnsley Park Station. Activities that can be booked locally here include 4×4 drives into the outback, bushwalking, mountain biking and scenic flights. (B)

Days 10-11: Adelaide

Drive back to Adelaide and stay 2 nights at Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury in a two-bedroom apartment. The following day is at leisure to explore the city. (B)

Day 12: Adelaide • Onward travel

Return your hire car at the airport before your flight home, or continue your holiday in Australia. (B)

Meal Basis Important information Flights:

International and internal flights are not included with this itinerary.

Superior tour

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

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5042 or visit make-an-enquiry

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Rawnsley Park Station
    Rawnsley Park Station

    Rawnsley Park Station is located 430km north of Adelaide and ideally situated for exploring South Australia's beautiful Flinders Ranges. The property offers a range of accommodation, from basic tents to luxurious eco villas, providing a true outback experience on a working sheep station. The one- and two-bed eco villas are nestled in secluded spots around the station, providing breathtaking views over Wilpena Pound from private verandas. Designed to complement their natural surroundings, each villa is a self-contained unit with spacious living and dining areas, separate bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and over-bed skylights.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2395 per person

High season from £2595 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
    • 4 days’ automatic car hire in theFlinders Ranges (Toyota Camry orsimilar 4-door sedan automatic)
    • Included excursions as specified
    • Meals as specified

Destinations on this tour

  • Melbourne

    The state capital of Victoria, Melbourne is often regarded as the most European of Australian cities thanks partly to the number of galleries...

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  • Kangaroo Island

    Kangaroo Island Dramatic cliffs and pristine, secluded beaches and national...

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  • Flinders Ranges

    The Flinders Ranges is the largest mountain range in South Australia and stretches for over 430 km. Its most characteristic landmark is Wilpena Pound, a large, sickle-shaped, natural amphitheatre...

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  • Adelaide

    Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, was the first free settlement in...

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