Tastes of Southern Australia summer 2018

An 11-Day Trafalgar Tours tour starting from $3,795

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Tour Length: 11 Days
Countries Visited: Australia
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Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
Tour Code: TT-ESMA-2018
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Buckle up for the ultimate Aussie road trip, skirting the magnificent Southern Ocean through the rolling vineyard-clad hills of the Barossa, sharing the Twelve Apostles' spectacular coastal views and exploring the tree-lined streets of Australia's oldest German settlement - tastes of Aussie BBQ, bush tucker, premium wines and sumptuous seafood are never far.

 
Dining Highlights
10 hot buffet breakfasts (including Be My Guest) 3 lunches 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Hand-picked Insider Experiences Optional Experiences and free time Porterage, local tips and charges Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays All hotel charges and local taxes Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday VIP entry to many sights

 
Day 1: Sydney - Canberra
This morning begin your journey to Canberra via the Southern Highlands. Stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol and early colonial architecture, then visit a working sheep farm where you'll meet Local Specialist Craig Starr, to get a taste of life on his farm. Join Craig and his family for a Welcome Reception and Aussie BBQ lunch. Your destination is Australia's capital city, for a guided tour through Parliament House with a Local Specialist. Later visit the Australian War Memorial for a Cultural Insight. You'll hear an evocative lament before departing for your hotel. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight and get to know each other over dinner with wine.Welcome Reception, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 2: Canberra - Beechworth
Before leaving Canberra this morning you'll visit Mt. Ainslie Lookout to take in views of this unique city and surrounding ranges. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria. Your destination is historic Beechworth, Victoria's best preserved gold rush town, for your unique overnight stay in one of the quaint local properties. The region offers plenty of great photo opportunities, with towering winter snow-capped mountains, tree-covered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands. So have your camera ready! Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and enjoy some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and the museum. Why not enjoy a coffee and delicious treat from the legendary Beechworth Bakery!Buffet Breakfast

Day 3: Beechworth - Melbourne (2 Nights)
This morning join your host for a Be My Guest breakfast. Later, travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sights tour, where you'll hear all about Melbourne's wonderful history, its famous buildings and sensational shopping. This evening is free for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director will be able to point you in the direction of some of Melbourne's hottest eateries.Be My Guest Dining

Day 4: Melbourne Free Time
Today Melbourne is yours to enjoy. Consider an Optional Experience to the Eureka Skydeck for fantastic views of Melbourne. Or perhaps a Hunt and Gather Food Tour of Queen Victoria Market to take in the life, sounds and stories of this historic marketplace. Or take a tour to Summerland Beach on Phillip Island to see the famous Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their sand dune burrows. Ask your Travel Director for details.Buffet Breakfast

Day 5: Melbourne - Warrnambool
Hold on to your seats for one of the world's great road trips - the Great Ocean Road! Spectacular scenery and quaint towns await on this gorgeous coastal drive and you're sure to have plenty of photo opportunities. You'll stop along the way at Lorne and the seaside holiday destination of Apollo Bay. Visit the amazing Twelve Apostles, fascinating limestone formations that tower 45 metres above the Southern Ocean. Later visit Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge before arriving in Warrnambool, the whaling capital.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 6: Warrnambool - Naracoorte
This morning visit Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill State Reserve. A Local Specialist will provide you with insight into flora, wildlife, volcanic formations, bush existence and medicinal practices from an Aboriginal perspective. Journey across the South Australia border to Mt. Gambier to visit the Blue Lake then travel to the Coonawarra, one of Australia's finest wine regions, where you'll join a Local Specialist for a tasting at a local winery. The Naracoorte Caves date back 800,000 years and are one of the world's most important fossil sites. You'll hear the fascinating story of how this came to be when you're taken on a guided tour through one of the caves.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 7: Naracoorte - Kangaroo Island (2 Nights)
Journey to the Fleurieu Peninsula and visit the seaside town of Victor Harbor at lunchtime. You might like to take the horse-drawn tram to Granite Island or just sit back and relax with some fish and chips on the beach. This afternoon board your ferry at Cape Jervis and cross to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and fresh local produce. Join a Local Specialist at South Australia's only boutique distillery to taste a selection of their handcrafted premium spirits. Dinner tonight is at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 8: Kangaroo Island Sightseeing
Today explore Kangaroo Island! Visit spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park, where you may even spot koalas, wallabies and kangaroos. Later at Andermel Marron Farm, meet a Local Specialist for an experience that captures much that is very special about the island. You'll see the marron (freshwater crayfish) tanks and enjoy a tasting of their own Two Wheeler Creek wine and farm-produced bush tucker before indulging in some marron at a Regional Meal lunch. Afterwards join a Local Specialist at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a breeding colony of Australian sea lions as they doze in the sun.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal

Day 9: Kangaroo Island - Adelaide (2 Nights)
Board your ferry to the mainland and travel on to Adelaide. You'll enjoy an orientation tour of the 'City of Churches' with your Travel Director. Today your choice of sightseeing: visit historic Adelaide Zoo including entry to the Panda enclosure and bamboo forest attractions; hear fascinating stories about the early history of Adelaide and its colonial characters on an Adelaide guided walking tour or tour the Art Gallery of South Australia to see its old and new art. Tonight it's up to you where you choose to dine. Buffet Breakfast

Day 10: The Barossa
The rolling Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf and the Barossa lay ahead of you today and you'll have the opportunity to taste a number of their world-renowned wines. On arrival in the Barossa, the South Australian Company Store is your venue for lunch. Here you'll taste two wines with canapés featuring fresh local produce, followed by your main meal. Visit Jacob's Creek, the award-winning winery, where you can sample their famous wines in a structured tasting with a Local Specialist and then take a tour of the surrounding vines.Travel back to Adelaide through South Australia's lush countryside. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

Day 11: Depart Adelaide
Bid farewell to your fellow travellers as you take home many special memories. You will be transferred to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).Buffet Breakfast

 
         
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Sightseeing Highlights
City tour in Melbourne and Adelaide. See Australia's premier wine-making regions. View the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, Sea-lions and Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island. Visit Parliament House, a sheep farm, a marron (crayfish) farm and wineries in South Australia.

 

 
 

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