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Discover the southern states of Australia on a guided coach tour from Sydney to Melbourne or along the Great Ocean Road. Take a short break to Adelaide and Kangaroo Island or Sydney and the Blue Mountains, or kick back and enjoy the gastronomic delights and eclectic laneways on a trip to Melbourne. Choose from 91 short breaks, small group tours, coach tours and active adventures through Southern Australia.

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<a class='brand-link-color' href='/tours/south-australia/great-ocean-road'>Follow The Great Ocean Road</a>

Follow The Great Ocean Road

Wind along a breathtaking coastline with someone else at the wheel, so you can take in the impressive sights including the iconic Twelve Apostles.

Get a Taste of the Barossa Valley

Get a Taste of the Barossa Valley

Sample seasonal produce, pop into gorgeous cellar doors, and wind your way through quaint villages and classically gorgeous Australian countryside.

Hike the Flinders Ranges

Hike the Flinders Ranges

Explore the Flinders Ranges, taking in the natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound on a hike, 4WD adventure, or from overhead by helicopter.

Coffin Bay Oyster Tasting

Coffin Bay Oyster Tasting

Wade into a working Oyster Farm, sit in the water and taste oysters fresh out of the sea. Its a once in a lifetime taste sensation!

<a class='brand-link-color' href='/tours/south-australia/kangaroo-island'>Get Outdoors on Kangaroo Island</a>

Get Outdoors on Kangaroo Island

Rich with wildlife and natural beauty, here you can walk with a National Park Ranger amongst sea lions, check out the aptly named Remarkable Rocks, kayak Harriet River and sandboard the dunes of Little Sahara.

Latest Reviews What our clients are saying about their journeys through South Australia

A very enjoyable trip with APT   , QLD, Australia, Apr 2024
APT booked a very good hotel in Adelaide - The Mayfair & The Novotel in Barossa were excellent as was the Glamping tent in Flinders Ranges at Wilpena Pound. Dinner at the restaurant in the camp was mostly tasty but a bit hit & miss at times, although when you consider how remote it is they did an excellent job with the variety of food presented. Staff ...read more there were friendly at all times. The scenery was beautiful. Our Guide & Driver Kym was wonderful, so careful with all driving, always looked after us all & was very knowledgeable, friendly & patient. A definite asset to APT in every way.

There were some guests (only 10 of in total so heaps of room on the coach) that did not enjoy the grazing plate meals but we thought they were fine. The food itself was very good, the wine tastings were well organised, the dinner at Seppeltsfield was great (beautiful grounds & buildings). St Hugo’s lunch was also a highlight but I think the dinner at Mt Lofty was too much food, still good but perhaps slightly pretentious. Very expensive wine, over $70 for 2 standard glasses of red wine (public holiday loading & c/c charges). The cooking class at Maggie Beers was very interesting & we enjoyed our time there, perhaps again too much food after eating the meals cooked in the demo. The drive through Brachina Gorge was amazing! Lunch in Parachilna was a standout too.

All in all the whole 7 days were filled with very interesting activities, different places to see, food was of a good standard & the group got along very well. Highly recommend the whole trip to anyone interested in seeing those parts of SA, but remember there is quite a bit of coach travel involved so not for everyone.
Indian Pacific Perth to Sydney - mixed feelings   , NSW, Australia, Jan 2024
Our first leg from Perth to Adelaide was very good and warm-hearted. The crew provided clear instructions, were welcoming, attentive, calm, composed, engaging, interactive and present. Very special mentions to the following staff: Lee, Esther, Caleb, Andrew (he made great coffees). I would give it 5 star ratings all round. We missed the Karlgoorlie ...read more stopover but was given a refund. So we spent most of our days on the train except for Cook and Adelaide. We decided to give the Blue Mountains a miss as we had already been there many times.

We thought we would enjoy the rest of the journey on the train but we were very wrong to do so due to the changeover of staff at Adelaide that made the train journey very lack-lustre. The changeover of the crew from the Adelaide to Sydney leg was surprisingly and very significantly very poor and different in comparison. In the second leg, Nick was the standout staff for initiative and engagement with the guests. The poorest service came from Jessica - very disappointing. She was curt with very little eye contact with us and also was curt with the staff. The second batch of staff did not run smoothly and did not have the camaraderie and morale observed in the first leg. In taking our breakfast orders, Jessica interacted mostly with the other couple seated at our table and not with us… she took their orders and half-heartedly took my order (only when I asserted myself with an 'Excuse me, I would like to order!) and totally ignored and overlooked my husband’s orders although he was seated next to me.

We found this extremely strange behaviour. When she brought the shared toast for our table, she only spoke to the other couple at our table ‘this is for you’, no eye contact whatsoever with us. It made me quite uncomfortable and awkward. From this experience when the actual food arrived, the scrambled eggs were merely a torn-up omelette (it was very lack lustre and dry).
It was quite obvious in my observation that many in this team were merely functional and lacked the zest and joy of professional hospitality service compared to the first team.

Bed bunks also weren’t put back after breakfast, we had to wait and then look for a crew member to help us put it back up otherwise we were not able to sit in our rooms after an awful breakfast experience. The 2nd leg is a 2 out of 5 rating. This brings my overall travel experience rating down significantly as this is the final part of our journey.
Cycling in South Australia   , WA, Australia, Nov 2023
The staff at Global Journeys have always been helpful and ensured from start to finish of our booking we are well provided with important information to ensure our holiday goes smoothly. We had an excellent guide for our cycling holiday as well as a great driver of our van, both from South Australia and passionate about their State. We traveled in November ...read more and had perfect weather for our trip, however the following week Adelaide experienced flooding, so this time of the year can be unpredictable. Accommodation was very good, breakfast was included, two mornings we were given breakfast in our room a very cheap option for an expensive holiday.
South Australia trip with Bunnik     , NSW, Australia, Sep 2023
It was a lovely trip. Accommodation was beautiful, I felt like I was a queen. The food was wonderful. I have only criticism about the first and last meals together were not good. The coach driver talked non stop telling stuff about his girl etc that wasn’t interesting. The coach broke down a few ones and had to be replaced. The guides Kate and Michelle ...read more did a wonderful job and were quick at handling any issues. The best place was the seals and kolas on kangaroo island. I would recommend this tour to others. I made new friends and had a lovely time.

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APT Launches New South Coast Explorer Tours

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