Tastes of Southern Australia

11 Day First Choice Tour from Sydney to Adelaide with AAT Kings

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings 11 Day Tastes of Southern Australia. Explore the nation's capital Canberra, country Victoria, cosmopolitan Melbourne and the spectacular coast of Southern Australia on this well-paced journey. Spend the night in a unique...read more

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First Choice Tour Starts In
Starts In
Sydney
First Choice Tour Ends In
Ends In
Adelaide
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 - 4.5 Star
49
Max Group Size
49
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Australia
Trip Operated By:
AAT Kings
AAT Kings
395 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.8 out of 5
4 Reviews
Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Sydney – Canberra
Depart Sydney this morning and travel through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. Pause at historic Berrima, then visit Gold Creek Station to meet a local grazier and enjoy a Welcome Reception and barbecue Highlight Lunch. On arrival in Canberra you’ll join a local guide for a tour of Parliament House, then visit the impressive Australian War Memorial. Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight over dinner. Stay: Crowne Plaza Canberra, Highlight Lunch, Dinner with wine
2 Canberra – Beechworth
Before leaving Canberra this morning, drive to the summit of Mt. Ainslie to experience panoramic views of the city and surrounds. Cross the mighty Murray River into Victoria, taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best-preserved gold-rush town. Take an orientation tour of the town before some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries, museum and historic hotel. Your accommodation tonight is at a unique bed-and-breakfast property. (B) Stay: Boutique Country Accommodation
3 Beechworth – Melbourne
Join your B&B host for a Be My Guest breakfast before travelling to historic Glenrowan and on through Ned Kelly country to cosmopolitan Melbourne, Australia’s sporting and cultural capital. Gain some interesting insights on an orientation tour of the city, then take some time to explore independently. Why not enjoy dinner this evening at one of Southbank’s stylish eateries? Stay: Vibe Savoy, 2 nights
4 Melbourne Free Time
Today Melbourne is yours to explore: you may like to consider one of the optional experiences. Why not venture to Phillip Island to witness the Penguin Parade, the nightly ritual where endearing Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their dune burrows. (B)
5 Melbourne – Warrnambool
Depart Melbourne this morning to embark on one of the world’s premier road trips – the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy spectacular coastal scenery, pausing in the quaint seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay. Just off shore in the Port Campbell National Park, the towering limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles rise 50 metres above the wild Southern Ocean. You’ll also see nearby Loch Ard Gorge and visit the impressive London Bridge natural rock formation before arriving in the rural town of Warrnambool. (B/D) Stay: Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs
6 Warrnambool – Naracoorte
This morning, visit the Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Co-operative at Tower Hill State Game Reserve, where your guide will provide you with an Indigenous perspective on the area’s flora, wildlife and volcanic formations. Cross the border into South Australia, stopping in Mount Gambier to see the mysterious Blue Lake, then continue to the world-renowned Coonawarra wine region, pausing at a vineyard for a tasting. Before arriving in Naracoorte you’ll be joined by a local expert for a guided tour through the Alexandra Cave. (B/D) Stay: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoote
7 Naracoorte – Kangaroo Island
Journey today to the Fleurieu Peninsula, where rolling hills are complemented by rugged clifftops, sandy beaches and the winding Murray River. Visit the charming seaside town of Victor Harbor before a ferry takes you to Kangaroo Island, famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and fine produce. Visit South Australia’s only boutique distillery to taste a selection of award-winning Australia gins and delicious liqueurs. Your final destination is Kingscote, South Australia’s oldest European settlement. (B/D) Stay: Aurora Ozone Hotel, 2 nights
8 Kangaroo Island
Begin your exploration of fascinating Kangaroo Island today with a visit to the spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Vivonne Bay before experiencing the only ‘in-flight’ birds of prey display in South Australia, where you’ll see an array of birds including the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle. Later, join a ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a colony of rare sea lions in one of the country’s most important breeding colonies. (B/L)
9 Kangaroo Island – Adelaide
This morning, board your ferry to cross back to the mainland and travel to picturesque Adelaide, the ‘City of Churches’. You’ll take an orientation tour with your Travel Director before checking into your hotel and then embarking on your choice from a selection of sightseeing experiences. Visit Adelaide Zoo to see the unique Panda enclosure; hear fascinating stories about the early history of Adelaide on a guided city walking-tour; or visit the Art Gallery of South Australia. Stay: Stamford Plaza Adelaide, Breakfast
10 Adelaide Hills & The Barossa
Discover the rolling Adelaide Hills and the renowned Barossa today, stopping first at picturesque Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Wander down its tree-lined streets and take time to explore the quaint shops and taste some of the town’s artisan produce. Continue to the Barossa for lunch before visiting the Jacob’s Creek vineyard to sample some world famous wines. Travel back to Adelaide through a tranquil landscape dotted with stone cottages and olive groves to join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Farewell Dinner. (B/L/D)
11 Farewell from Adelaide
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. (B)
1 Sydney - Canberra
Depart Sydney this morning and travel through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. Pause at historic Berrima, then visit Gold Creek Station to meet a local grazier and enjoy a Welcome Reception and Be My Guest lunch. On arrival in Canberra you'll join a local guide for a tour of Parliament House, then visit the impressive Australian War Memorial. Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight over dinner. Please Note: As this holiday departs at 7.30am from Rydges Sydney Central, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night. (L/D) Stay: Crowne Plaza Canberra
2 Canberra - Beechworth
Before leaving Canberra this morning, drive to the summit of Mt. Ainslie to experience panoramic views of the city and surrounds. Cross the Murray River into Victoria, taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth. There's free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and museum. Tonight you'll stay in a unique bed-and-breakfast property. (B) Stay: Boutique Country Accommodation
3 Beechworth - Melbourne
Travel to historic Glenrowan and on through Ned Kelly country to cosmopolitan Melbourne, Australia's sporting and cultural capital. Gain some interesting insights on an orientation tour of the city, then take some time to explore independently. (B) Stay: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins (2 nights)
4 Melbourne Free Time
Today Melbourne is yours to explore. You may like to consider an optional experience to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. (B)
5 Melbourne - Warrnambool
Embark on one of the world's premier road trips - the Great Ocean Road. Just off shore in the Port Campbell National Park, the towering limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles rise 50 metres above the wild Southern Ocean. You'll also see nearby Loch Ard Gorge and visit the impressive London Bridge natural rock formation before arriving in the rural town of Warrnambool. (B/D) Stay: Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs
6 Warrnambool - Naracoorte
Visit the Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative at Tower Hill State Game Reserve, where your guide will provide you with an Indigenous perspective on the area's flora, wildlife and volcanic formations. Cross the border into South Australia and continue to the world-renowned Coonawarra wine region, pausing at a vineyard for a tasting. Before arriving in Naracoorte you'll be joined by a local expert for a guided tour through the Alexandra Cave. (B/D) Stay: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoote
7 Naracoorte - Kangaroo Island
Journey today to the Fleurieu Peninsula, where rolling hills are complemented by rugged clifftops, sandy beaches and the winding Murray River. Visit the charming seaside town of Victor Harbor before a ferry takes you to Kangaroo Island, famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and fine produce. Visit South Australia's only boutique distillery to taste a selection of award-winning Australian gins and delicious liqueurs. Your destination is Kingscote, South Australia's oldest European settlement. (B/D) Stay: Aurora Ozone Hotel (2 nights)
8 Kangaroo Island
Begin your exploration of fascinating Kangaroo Island today with a visit to the spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Vivonne Bay before experiencing the only ‘in-flight' birds of prey display in South Australia, where you'll see an array of birds including the majestic Wedgetailed Eagle. Later, join a ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a colony of rare sea lions in one of the country's most important breeding colonies. (B/L)
9 Kangaroo Island - Adelaide Included Choice
This morning, board your ferry to cross back to the mainland and travel to picturesque Adelaide, the ‘City of Churches'. You'll take an orientation tour with your Travel Director before checking into your hotel and then embarking on an Included Choice sightseeing experience: hear fascinating stories about the early history of Adelaide on a guided city walking-tour; or visit the Art Gallery of South Australia. (B) Stay: Stamford Plaza Adelaide (2 nights)
10 Adelaide Hills & The Barossa
Discover the rolling Adelaide Hills and the renowned Barossa today, stopping first at picturesque Hahndorf, Australia's oldest surviving German settlement. Wander down its tree-lined streets and take time to explore the quaint shops and taste some of the town's artisan produce. Continue to the Barossa for lunch before visiting the Jacob's Creek vineyard to sample some world famous wines. Travel back to Adelaide through a tranquil landscape dotted with stone cottages and olive groves to join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Farewell Dinner. (B/L/D)
11 Farewell from Adelaide
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end after breakfast. (B)

AAT Kings Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • 'First Choice' Inclusions & Accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Trip Inclusions
  • 'First Choice' Inclusions & Accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Included Meals
  • 9 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest breakfast
  • 1 Highlight Lunch
  • 2 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
What To Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
Arrival & Departure
  • Day Prior – flights to arrive anytime into Sydney Airport
  • Day 11 – flights to depart anytime from Adelaide Airport
Activity Level
  • Low level of fitness required
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.
Journey Highlights
  • Meet a local sheep farming family at Gold Creek Station – an AAT Kings specialty experience for 40 years!
  • Take in historical Parliament House followed by a moving visit to the Australian War Memorial, led by your specialist guide.
  • Gain a new understanding of both wildlife and traditional Aboriginal lifestyle, touring the regenerated land at Tower Hill with local guides.
  • Support the conservation and protection of the Australian Sea Lion with your guided walk at Seal Bay Conservation Park.
Trip Inclusions
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Included Meals
  • 10 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest Lunch
  • 2 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
What To Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
Arrival & Departure
  • Day prior - Flights to arrive anytime into Sydney Airport
  • Day 11 – Flights to depart anytime from Adelaide Airport
Activity Level
  • Low level of fitness required
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

Reviews (4)

11 Day Tastes of Southern Australia reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

Rating 4.8 out of 5
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“Overall a fantastic holiday”
- NZ, New Zealand Sep 2015

We did have a problem with the documents. Some confusion over who had them. James our tour director found them and had them sent on to Melbourne. The B&B was a great idea. The very long bus day was too long and uncomfortable. It would have been better to stay somewhere else on route as everyone liked the small towns better than the cities. The Adelaide hotel was horrid, the rooms were stuffy and very hot. The desk said they were having trouble with the air conditioning but never fixed it or...read more

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“We will certainly visit again”
- United States Oct 2014

A very good tour aptly named Taste of a Southern Australia. It is ideal to show the beauty of the area between Sydney and Adelaide via Melbourne with excellent accommodation and coach. The group on the coach were from all over the globe and made for wonderful companions. We will certainly visit again and now have a good idea of where to stay and what to see for longer periods of time. We covered a great deal of the region in 9 days and would concentrate on smaller areas the next times we come...read more

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“A well organized and practiced tour”
- Germany Nov 2009 1 Helpful Vote

A well organized and practiced tour. Very good accomodations with good meals (included). Typical AAT Kings tour with an excellant bus driver and an average tour guide. It is expected from all travellers to be always on time (the only way a tour works). The travellers can see all important objects of interest during the tour. In Adelaide there is enough time to go own ways. Thanks to Georgina and Global Journeys and all the best for 2010!

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“No suggestions for improvement”
- United Kingdom Mar 2009

This was an excellent tour, and I have no suggestions for improvement. Everything was well-organized and on schedule. I spent four nights in Melbourne before joining the tour. This was particularly interesting to me, because I was stationed about 50 miles to the north in early 1942, when I was with the U.S. army during WWII. I had been back to Australia only once, in 1954. In general, Australia has changed very much (as has the U.S.) since my previous visits. But the Australian people are still...read more

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