Australia Itineraries: AU13

Southern cities of Australia

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Day 01: Arrive at Adelaide

Arrive at Adelaide, which is one of Australia's major city to explore various types of animals, complete your immigration and step out in this beautiful city. Later, transfer and check-in at the hotel. Evening free time is to explore nearby area of hotel. Overnight in Adelaide.Recommendation Accommodations: Mayfair Hotel, Luxe Haus, Mount Lofty House Mgallery, 

Day 02: Adelaide

Check out from the hotel & proceed to Airport to board the flight to Adelaide. After pickup in Adelaide, relax during the scenic 30-minute drive to Hahndorf. As you exit the city, pass through the cultural precinct of the North Terrace and head up Mount Lofty. Stop at the summit, Adelaide’s highest peak, and get great photo stops of the city, coast, and St. Vincent Gulf. Continue down the road, which winds through the villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater. You'll see the water wheel of the historic Bridgewater Mill. Upon arrival in Hahndorf, spend time exploring the town. Australia's oldest German settlement features locally made foods including classic German dishes, a pleasant tree-lined main street, and shops with arts and crafts. Tour includes tastings of traditional German beer. Overnight in Adelaide. Recommended Accommodations: Arkaba, Wilpena Pound Resort, Flinders Bush Retreats, etc.

Optional Tour -

Flinders Range for 2/3 days-

Explore the spectacular scenery with a picturesque flight over the vast outback, spend a day with an indigenous guide learning about the ancient Aboriginal culture of the area or simply marvel at the myriad of local wildlife, including Red and Grey Kangaroos, Rock Wallabies, Emus and many different species of birds. 

Pichi Richi Railway-

Ride the rails back in time on one of Australia's best-known steam train journeys. The Pichi Richi Railway runs beautifully restored steam and diesel locomotives and timber carriages, including the century-old steam train nicknamed the Coffee Pot that is a favourite of trains potters and believed to be the last of its kind in the world.

Explore Wilpena Pound with Scenic Flight-

From the air, Wilpena Pound looks like a crater, a massive bowl almost 100 kilometres wide that stands above the surrounding plains. But the rim is made up of the stumps of huge mountains, believed to have been as high as the Himalayas. Also experience Aboriginal cultural walks.

Day 03: Kangaroo Island

Enjoy a helicopter ride to Kangaroo Island. You will be amazed at the variety of landscapes from the rich alluvial market garden town of Ashbourne to the many prime grazing properties dotted with a variety of native vegetation, merging into National Parks. You track across Back Stairs Passage for Kingscote and the Bay of Shoals on route to Parndana before landing at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park for an exclusive private tour. Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is home to many Australian Native species including Koalas, Kangaroo, Wallabies, Penguins, Echidnas, Dingoes and more. Enjoy a rare and unique experience where you can get up close to some of these amazing animals and even hold a Koala, hand feed kangaroos and watch the little penguins being fed. Later in the evening explore the places like Victoria Square, Beehive Corner Building, North Terrace, Parliament House, Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide Oval, Montefiore Hill, Adelaide Zoo for Quokka (one of the cutest animals) etc. Overnight in Adelaide.

Day 04: McLaren Vale 

Discover the McLaren Vale region on this day trip from Adelaide in your private limousine.  The private tour can be tailored to your interests and tastes, and will focus on boutique wineries and major vineyards, along with regional attractions like d'Arenberg, Fox Creek Wines, For Wine or Reason, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Maxwell Wine, etc. Enjoy personalized attention and experience one of the top Shiraz-growing regions in the world. Overnight in Adelaide. (Can also have an optional tour of Barossa Valley). 

Day 05: Melbourne

Check out from the hotel & proceed to airport to beard the flight for Melbourne. Explore vibrant, multi-cultural Melbourne with a private guide and admire architectural landmarks like the Town Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and Parliament House Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Park, Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Flinders Street Station, Bay Street, Crown Melbourne, Arts Centre; learn about the city’s fascinating colonial history; or stroll around the idyllic botanical gardens. Alternatively, visit beachside St Kilda, browse the shops of the Block Arcade or Chapel Street, or discover ‘Little Italy’ in the Carlton district. Overnight in Melbourne. Recommended Accommodations: Pan Pacific Melbourne, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, QT Melbourne, United Places Botanic Gardens, Coppersmith, The Hotel Windsor,.

Day 06: Melbourne - King Island

Step back in time and travel in a historic DC3 to King Island, a remote and beautiful island, located of the North Western tip of Tasmania. The route takes you past the city skyline, into Port Phillip Bay, through the Heads and on to King Island. Upon arrival at King Island, you will be met by coach and transferred to 'Boomerang by The Sea', located near the main town of Currie. The restaurant is situated atop the cliff tops and overlooks Bass Strait and the golf course. After lunch the coach will take you to the King Island Cheese Factory where temptation awaits! Overnight in Melbourne.

Day 07: Melbourne - Great Ocean Road

Travel the renowned scenic route with your own private guide. See the Twelve Apostles, The Otways, Loch Ard Gorge, Rainforest Walk. Continue along the highway to the Great Ocean Road where you can see long deserted beaches and roaring surf on the coast, and national parks that shelter wildlife. Stop for photo ops at Bells Beach, a favourite among surfers. Then drive to Split Point Lighthouse, where the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean meet. You may also see koalas in the wild and hand-feed parrots. Lunch in the small town of Apollo Bay, where the restaurants are known for fresh fish and seafood. Afterward, take an easy walk in a rain forest that has towering arborescent ferns and eucalyptus trees that can be 300 years old. In the afternoon, arrive at the Twelve Apostles, the hulking rock formations that are one of the highlights of the drive. Walk down the Gibson Steps to access the beach at the foot of the Apostles for another perspective on the natural monuments. Take a short scenic helicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles. Overnight in Melbourne.

Day 8: Melbourne - Philip Island

Phillip Island’s little penguins are certainly the hottest wildlife show in town. But close on their cute little heels is the wildlife wonders at the famous Moonlit Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Park. En route to Phillip Island, Moonlit Sanctuary is home to a number of Australia’s rare and threatened wildlife species and plays an important role in conserving these creatures. You’ll also be able to hand-feed wallabies on the Wallaby Walk (keep an eye out for tiny joeys in their mothers’ pouches) and have a close encounter with a koala. Last but certainly not least is the world-famous Penguin Parade. Here you’ll see hundreds of Little Penguins come ashore just after sunset, make their way across the beach and up into the sand dunes to their burrows. Your ranger will escort you to the VIP Skybox, which enjoys a prime elevated location overlooking the beach. Use the binoculars to spot the penguins before they emerge from the water to make their nightly crossing of the beach. Overnight in Melbourne.

Day 09: Melbourne - Yarra Valley  Private Dinner Cruise 

As one of Australia’s leading wine making regions, the Yarra Valley is an ideal destination for a day trip. Wine tasting at a host of local boutique wineries – tailored to your preference and carefully selected as the benchmark for Yarra Valley wines. During your private Yarra Valley wine tour, delight in an exclusive behind the scenes barrel room tasting with carefully matched Yarra Valley produce at the renowned Dominique Portet vineyard along with private tasting in the Trophy Room at De Bortoli with matched cheeses. Enjoy 4-course lunch at one of the region’s picturesque vineyard restaurants, either TarraWarra Estate or Oakridge Wines followed by more time exploring the region meeting local characters and sampling wine from boutique wineries. Visit Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, regarded as one of Australia’s leading wildlife reserves, Healesville Sanctuary has over 200 species of Australian birds and animals in pristine ‘Aussie’ bush land. Later enjoy cruising down the Yarra River on your private luxury boat with a delicious 3-course dinner and drink on board. There is simply no better way to indulge in a gourmet dining experience, surrounded by the vibrancy of this world-class culinary city while cruising on a luxury boat. Overnight in Melbourne.

Day 10: Melbourne - Homeward Bound

Today, proceed to the airport as the memorable tour comes to an end. Return home with beautiful memories.