17 Days: Australia Islands & Tasmania Road Trip [ST-RT2034]
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  • Accommodation - Hamilton Island (3 Nights), Melbourne (2), Launceston (1), Freycinet (1), Hobart (2), Kangaroo Island (2), Barossa Valley (2), Adelaide (2)
  • USA Domestic Flights are not included in pricing. Please inquire for flight pricing to be included
  • International Flights (not included - can be included on request - see detailed pricing below) - Los Angeles to Brisbane, Melbourne to Los Angeles
  • Australian Domestic Flights - Brisbane to Hamilton Island, Hamilton Island to Melbourne, Melbourne to Launceston, Hobart to Adelaide via Melbourne, Adelaide to Melbourne
  • Shuttle Transfers - Hamilton Island Airport to Accommodation (Return), Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Car Hires - 5 Day Car Rental for pick-up at Launceston Airport and drop-off at Hobart Airport, 7 Day Car Rental for pick-up and drop-off at Adelaide Airport
  • Rental Car Hires are base rate only and do not include taxes, insurance, fuel levies, drop off fees, or environmental fees
  • Ferry Transfers - Rental Car and Passenger(s) from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw and return
  • Day Tour - Hamilton Island: Whitehaven Beach Adventure & Hill Inlet
  • All other Day Tours listed are Optional (Not Included)
  • Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (additional US$15.00 per person)
  • F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
  • All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
  • Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs
Itinerary Details
Day 1 - International Flight, Los Angeles to Brisbane (can be included on request)

Travel by international air to your destination.

International air to your destination is not included in the starting price. If you requested international air, this inclusion will be reflected in your quote.

Day 2 - Australian Domestic Flight, Brisbane to Hamilton Island

Your flight with take you direct from Brisbane to Hamilton Island Airport.

Days 2 to 5 - 3 Nights Accommodation on Hamilton Island

Travel to your accommodation on Hamilton Island, Australia where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 3 nights.

The four-star Hotel offers the best range of accommodation on Hamilton Island. The Hotel’s rooms are spacious and well appointed with furnished private balconies, internet access and ensuite bathrooms with separate bath and shower.

The Hotel has its own 35-metre swimming pool and Catseye Beach is located directly opposite the hotel, only a two-minute stroll away. The hotel’s buffet breakfast is served in the Pool Terrace Restaurant, overlooking the pool, and the restaurant also provides light lunches and an à la carte dinner menu. Guests also have access to the Lounge bar and the hotel’s Business Centre and Tours and Activities desk.

The hotel has 24-hour reception and guests can get around with complimentary use of the Island Shuttle service, which operates on a loop around Hamilton Island. Hotel guests also have complimentary use of non-motorised water sports and the island’s gym, spa and sauna, as well as tennis and squash court hire.

Day 3 - Day Tour, Whitehaven Beach Adventure & Hill Inlet - Full Day

Spend the whole day experiencing all the wonders of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach area. Indulge in the ultimate experience of Whitehaven Beach; from the northern end exploring the spectacular Hill Inlet, to the southern with swimming, hiking, sunbathing, soaking up the sun.

Cruise to superb, 7km-long Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. From the beach’s northern end, a leisurely 1.3km-return guided hike to Hill Inlet lookout follows a path walked by the Whitsundays’ traditional owners, the Ngaro people. Back at Whitehaven’s southern end, swim or relax on the sand, or tackle the stairs to the Whitehaven Beach Lookout and view the length of Whitehaven Beach. A delicious gourmet burger is waiting for you back on the Whitehaven sand.

On the northern end you can explore the spectacular Hill Inlet, then travel to the eastern side of the uninhabited Whitsunday Island to see nature at its unspoiled, spectacular best. Magical Whitehaven Beach is considered one of the top 10 beaches in the world and one of the must-see icons of the Whitsundays. With 7 kilometers of glistening pure white natural silica sand, enjoy beach activities, take a leisurely stroll and explore, swim in the crystal-clear waters or simply lay back under the sun shelters and enjoy a good book!

Board a high speed, air-conditioned catamaran and keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles and whales (June to September) as you cruise through the calm, turquoise waters. Our experienced crew will provide a thorough commentary on the geographical surroundings and history of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Whitehaven Beach is in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It’s a protected area, so please ensure you take nothing away from the beach with you except photos and memories, and please make sure you don’t leave any trash behind. Please leave it as you found it – which is picture perfect!

Departs Daydream Island 7:45am and returns 5:45pm (approx.)
Departs Hamilton Island 8:30am and returns 5:00pm (approx.)

– Scenic cruise
– Up to 6 hours at Whitehaven Beach
– Morning & Afternoon tea
– Gourmet burger
– Beach games
– Guided walks
– Return transfers to accommodations

Need to Know
Please be advised that a moderate level of fitness and agility is recommended for this experience, which includes bushwalking, and climbing in and out of tenders. High temperatures and humidity are possible, especially in the summer months. Please bring swimwear & beach towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, light jacket, camera, and credit/debit card for optional onboard purchases. This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form. Itinerary is subject to change.

Day 4 - Free Day to Explore Hamilton Island

Spend the day to relax or explore Hamilton Island

Perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, amongst Queensland’s 74 Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.

Hamilton Island offers a variety of free activities, suitable for guests of all ages. Make a splash at any of the three resort pools. Get competitive on Catseye Beach with a variety of games led by the Activities Team including the popular Kids Fun Zone. Challenge yourself to a round of Trivia or Family Feud, or if you’re looking for a more physical challenge, explore Hamilton Island by foot with a range of scenic walking trails. There’s also evening entertainment including Moonlight Movies or live music by the marina. For specific times and days, ask the front desk for the Weekly Activity Guide.

Other Activities (at your own expense) Include:
– Sunset Sail around the Whitsunday Islands
– See the Whitsundays by Helicopter
– Hire a Dinghy for fishing and/or exploring by sea
– Hire a Buggy (Golf Cart) to explore the island
– Off Road Adventure tours
– Go Kart Racing
– Mini Golf
– Driving Range
– Hamilton Island Golf Club – One of Australia’s finest Golf Courses
– Helicopter to Heart Reef
– Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef
– Visit Whitehaven Beach
– Relax at the Spa
– Visit Hamilton Island Wildlife and cuddle a Koala
– Take a Turtle Discovery Tour

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Experience the best of the Whitsundays by taking a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Begin your morning on a high speed catamaran with spacious air-conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks, bars serving refreshments and comfortable seating. The journey to and from the reef is all part of the experience. You’ll pass spectacular islands and bays and at certain times of the year you’ll have the chance to spot whales and other wild life.

Spend the day snorkeling, eating, and enjoying the majestic Great Barrier Reef. The pontoon has a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities. There is undercover seating and tables, sun decks for topping up the tan, freshwater showers, change rooms and full access to the air conditioned comfort of our reef vessel. There are numerous ways to explore the reef that are included in your day (at no extra charge), from the underwater viewing chamber, to the semi-submersible submarines, or snorkelling like a fish beneath the sea!

The pontoon is adjacent to coral walls, the length of which you can explore. Hardy Reef has its own ecosystem with magnificent corals and a diversity of marine life found only in sheltered areas, providing a unique world for you to explore. The prolific fish life will surprise and delight you – especially the giant grouper!

Morning tea, afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch are included. Leading and award winning restaurants from Airlie Beach supply our catering, taking care to base the menu on seasonality and the best produce available. Free tea and coffee is available and there is also a bar onboard (own expense) serving a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks.

Departs Daydream Island 7:45am and returns 5:50pm (approx.)
Departs Hamilton Island 9:00am and returns 5:00pm (approx.)

– Scenic cruise
– 4 hours at Hardy Reef
– Morning & Afternoon tea and lunch
– Snorkelling with all gear provided
– Return transfers to accommodations

Need to Know
High temperatures and humidity are possible, especially in the summer months. Please bring swimwear & beach towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, light jacket, camera, and credit/debit card for optional onboard purchases. This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form. Itinerary is subject to change.

Scuba diving and snorkelling lessons available for an additional cost.

Day 5 - Australian Domestic Flight, Hamilton Island to Melbourne

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Hamilton Island to Melbourne.

Day 5 - Shuttle Transfer, Melbourne Airport to Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Melbourne, Australia.

Days 5 to 7 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Melbourne

Enjoy 2 nights at your 4-Star Melbourne accommodation.

Stay at this luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District! This hotel is a top-rated choice for travelers seeking a perfect blend of comfort and convenience. The modern rooms are tastefully decorated and come with all necessary amenities to make your stay unforgettable.
Guests can unwind in the sauna after a day of exploring the city. The fitness center is perfect for fitness enthusiasts looking to maintain their routine while traveling.
One of the standout features of this hotel is its dining options. The stylish restaurant offers a mix of international and Australian cuisine, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast, or indulge in a delectable dinner after a day of sightseeing.
With its prime location, you’ll be within easy reach of Melbourne’s famous landmarks, shopping districts, and entertainment areas. Experience the vibrant energy of the city, and return to the comfort of this fantastic hotel. Don’t just take our word for it, this hotel consistently receives high ratings and positive reviews from our clients. Come and experience the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and convenience!
Hotel Amenities
Free Wi-Fi, High Speed Wi-Fi, Gym, 24-hr Reception, Luggage Storage, Bar, Restaurant, Room Service, Onsite Parking, Laundry Service, Dry Cleaning
Preferred Room
Premiere King – 1 King or 2 Singles – Room Features: Mini Fridge, Air Conditioning, Shower Amenities, Hairdryer, Large flat screen smart TV.   
Need to know
Hotel subject to availability. If this hotel is not available, a similar hotel will be substituted. Room booked will be preferred unless otherwise listed on your quote.

Day 6 - Free Day to Explore Melbourne

Today you’ll have the day free to Explore Melbourne City’s vast shopping centres, markets and boutiques, maybe do some souvenir shopping.

Melbourne is a Multicultural City boasting many boutique cafes, wineries and extensive shopping. You’ll also find it very easy to get around on the trains and trams, especially within the inners of Melbourne.

Photo Credit: Tourism Victoria

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - The Melbourne Foodie Walk (3 Hours)

Discover the best of Melbourne’s food scene on this fun, small group walking tour!

Melbourne is a mecca for food with an eating culture bordering on the obsessive, but many of the best places are hidden from first sight in laneways and behind doors.

This small group walking tour lets you experience the best of what Melbourne offers. Relax with a coffee at one of Melbourne’s best cafes, eat authentic Chinese dumplings, sneak in a sweet treat, and finish it off with a drink in a laneway bar with the locals.

As you explore Melbourne, you’ll learn about the city’s fascinating past and incredible present with commentary from your expert guide, a passionate local in the know of Melbourne’s secret hot spots.

Monday – Saturday
Departs 1:30pm, Returns 4:30pm (approx.)
Tour does not operate Good Friday, Easter weekend and Monday, Anzac Day, Queen’s Birthday,
Melbourne Cup Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Australia Day, and Labour Day

– Discovering the foods of modern Australia
– Tasting of authentic Chinese dumplings
– French style sweet treats
– Tasting of hand-made gelato
– Treat at Melbourne’s most unique chocolate store
– Coffee at one of Melbourne’s best cafes
– A drink in a laneway bar the locals love
– Expert commentary on Melbourne’s fascinating past and incredible present
– Small groups, relaxed style

Need to Know
Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the tour. Minimum 2 and maximum 10 participants per tour. Children 0 – 9 can participate free of charge and included in head count, but cannot be included in tastings. Children 10 and older are at adult rate. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Please bring a water bottle and an umbrella if it is raining. This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form

Private tours available for 4 or more participants

Optional Day Tour (Not Included), Phillip Island with Penguin Plus

Phillip Island is home to an astounding array of wildlife, including Australia’s largest fur seal colony, little penguins and cuddly koalas. Get up close with the remarkable penguins and wildlife of Phillip Island.

Your unforgettable day will commence with a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park where you are guaranteed plenty of close encounters with an array of Australian native animals like kangaroos, wombats and echidnas.

Next stop is Phillip Island where, time/season permitting, you’ll drive to Woolamai Surf Beach to catch a glimpse of the awesome waves and die-hard surfers. Following this, you then travel over to the dramatic west coast of the island. At the Nobbies, you will stroll along the boardwalk to experience the waves crashing along this dramatic coastline and perhaps spot a few seals and some penguin nests.

Finally, your Phillip Island Day Tour is not complete without its black-tie gala event: the Penguin Parade. You will first head to the Visitor Center for a chance to shop and have a coffee. Then last but certainly not least, you will meander along the boardwalk to the viewing platform. It’s time to relax and let the show begin. The little penguins will waddle ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows.

At the end of the evening, your Guide will take you back to your Melbourne hotel.

Photo Credit: Visit Victoria

Daily. Does not run on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Tour Times: Summer/Daylight Savings (1st weekend October- 1st weekend April): approximately 2:00pm-11:00pm; Winter (All Other Times of the Year): approximately 1:00pm-10:30pm. Tour duration is approximately 8-9 hours.

– Return hotel transfers
– Expert guide with extensive local knowledge
– Entry to Moonlit Sanctuary
– Entry to Phillip Island Nature Park
– Penguins Plus viewing platform

Need to Know
Maximum of 11 people per tour. Bring warm and waterproof clothing. Child pricing available.

– Underground viewing for an up close look of the penguins
– Guided Ranger experience

Insider's Tip: Melbourne City Circle Tram

The Melbourne City Circle Tram travels a rectangular route along Flinders, Spring, LaTrobe and Spencer Streets right around the Melbourne city centre.

Not only is travel completely free on the City Circle Tram but you get a running commentary on the places of interest along its route. You can get off the tram at any of its stops, so you can visit particular attractions at close hand, and catch the next one.

Trams run in both directions every 12 minutes, seven days a week between 10am and 6pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday), and during daylight-saving extended hours, 10am to 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Alternatively, there is a Free Tram Zone for all trams operating in Melbourne’s CBD. These free trams do not offer on-board commentary but are a convenient way to get around the city.

Day 7 - Shuttle Transfer, Melbourne Accommodation to Airport

Travel by shuttle from your vacation accommodation to the Airport in Melbourne, Australia.

Day 7 - Australian Domestic Flight, Melbourne to Launceston

Travel within Australia by Domestic Air from Melbourne to Launceston Tasmania.

Days 7 to 11 - 5 Day Car Rental, for Launceston to Hobart

Discover Australia as you travel by rental car for five days.

As part of your vacation self-drive Australia and explore our stunning landscapes, coastlines, regional towns and wildlife. Stop and meet the locals, maybe enjoy a counter meal at a local Aussie pub, or relax on the beach while sampling some takeaway fish & chips from the local deli or servo. During one of your rest stops try to spot a kangaroo, emu or even a Koala in the wild.

Please bring a valid American drivers license with you and be aware that the Australians drives on the left hand side of the road.

Base rate only paid by About Australia. GPS, Insurance, Premium Location Surcharge, Fuel and Fees to driver’s credit card.

Days 7 to 8 - 1 Night Accommodation in Launceston

Travel to your accommodation in Launceston, Tasmania where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.

Spend time in Launceston sipping fine wine and nibbling on smooth crumbling cheese or relaxing amongst the luxurious surrounds of your hotel.

The surrounding precinct has become a new and vibrant centre of Launceston, Tasmania with a wide range of cafes and restaurants to experience and the opportunity to be pampered at the Mud Urban Day Spa. Adventures further afield include the impressive Cataract Gorge, the famous James Boag brewery and if you’re a wine lover, Launceston’s Tamar Valley, home to one of Australia’s major cool-climate wine growing regions.

Parking fees not included, paid on-site approx. $10AUD per day.
Ask about upgraded rooms!

Optional Day Tour (Not Included), Josef Chromy Sparkling Wine Experience

“Tasmania confidently holds its place as Australia’s sparkling capital” and “arguably the greatest region for sparkling wine anywhere in the world outside of Champagne itself”. – Tyson Stelzer International Wine Communicator Of The Year 2015.

With this tour, you’ll explore the art of sparkling wine, Tassie style and make a bottle of your own!

Go behind the scenes and tour the Josef Chromy winery and learn the how traditional method Sparkling wine is made. The art of making sparkling is explained (and tasted along the way) from base wine to corking and wiring. The tour commences at the Cellar Door and takes in the history of the vineyard and the Tasmanian Wine Industry.

Guests will be taken through the sparkling wine making and disgorging process, then work with the winemaking team in the laboratory to choose and add the liquour, the final step in sparkling wine making. Each participant will produce a bottle of sparkling to their own taste to enjoy on the day and may order sparkling wine at their own dosage rate to be sent following their visit.

Guests conclude with a 2 course lunch matched with wine and a complementary tasting.

Josef Chromy Wines, one of Australia’s Ultimate Winery Experiences, is named after its founder octogenarian Josef Chromy. Renowned in the Tasmanian food and wine industry, he has a remarkable life story of coming to Australian from Europe in the 1950s with nothing. Josef Chromy Wines is the culmination of Joe’s experience in the Tamar Valley, which shines through in the quality of the wines, food and hospitality offered at his cellar door and restaurant. The restaurant matches the best local regional produce with award-winning wines.

Monday – Friday
Some Black out days apply

Need to Know

– Arrive early, Tour commences at 11am sharp
– Please wear sturdy, enclosed shoes and bring a jacket as you will be outside and entering a working winery
– For health and safety reasons, winery access is restricted to people over 18 years of age
– There is a 328 yard (300m) walk between the cellar door and winery and there are stairs to be navigated
– Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking

Half Day Tour
Approx. 11:00am – 3:00pm

– 2 course lunch with matching wine,
– Guided sparkling wine making tour and session
– Bottle of sparkling wine made to your own taste to enjoy on the day
– Opportunity to order a larger quantity of your sparkling wine (extra cost)

Image Credit: Osbourne Images

Insider's Tip: Highlights of Launceston

Discover Launceston’s intriguing stories.

Take a coach tour of Launceston city or enjoy a Tamar River cruise on the luxury ‘Tamar Odyssey’ or ‘Lady Launceston’. Explore Launceston by night with a Ghost Tour at dusk through the city’s history with a professional theatrical guide.

Take a Heritage Walk to explore the city’s history, colonial churches and fine buildings (self-guided walk brochure and details of guided historic walks are available. Browse George Street’s crafts and gift shops and the Inveresk Cultural Precinct with it’s Sunday market, art & craft. Visit the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery housed at Inveresk and at Royal Park. Don’t miss the Planetarium at Royal Park and Aurora Stadium (Tasmania’s home of AFL).

See Tasmanian devils and other wildlife at nearby Launceston Lakes or visit Launceston’s colony of Japanese macaque monkeys in their home in City Park.

Follow the ‘Tamar Valley Wine Route from Legana to sample award-winning wines and cheeses, or visit the Boag’s Centre for Beer Lovers for tours and tastings of Tasmania’s ‘other sparkling’. get high in the Cataract Gorge and join a guided rock-climbing and abseiling group, or be challenged by cable hang gliding at Trevallyn. then, be pampered with an indulgent dip in the hot pools and spas at the Aquarius Roman Baths.

Photo Credit: Tourism Tasmania

Insider's Tip, Penny Royal

A short walk from Cataract Gorge Reserve, you’ll find one of the most intriguing attractions in Tasmania, Penny Royal. This purely Tassie concept showcases Tasmania’s food & wine, mixed with innovative adventure activities for everyone to enjoy. Well worth a stop, it is free to get in to the complex. Choose your favorite activities.

– Relbia Estate’s cellar door is located within the captivating wine bar with an alfresco terrace that overlooks the lagoon. The vineyard offers elegant cool climate wines showing crisp acidity, complexity and intensity which are available for tasting or sale.
– With the stunning illuminated rock wall backdrop, large selection of award-winning local wines and tapas-style menu share platters. A luxurious and modern wine bar showcasing the best of local wines, spirits and cocktails.
– The restaurant offers a seasonal à la carte menu based on fresh Tasmanian produce matched with award-winning local wines.
– Experience the thrill of the cliff walk as you make your way across a dozen rope bridges suspended above the Penny Royal, or challenge yourself on the indoor and outdoor rock climbing walls.
– Travel back in time to Van Diemen’s Land. Jump aboard a barge and immerse yourself in the daring escapades of notorious bushranger Matthew Brady in 1825.
– Explore Sarah Island, meet the ghosts of convicts past…
– Pan for gold and fossick in the stream bed for beautiful gemstones including emeralds, agates and other semi-precious stones.

Visit Penny Royal’s Website

Insider's Tip, Cataract Gorge Reserve

Known locally as the Gorge, is a unique natural formation within a two-minute drive of central Launceston – a rare natural phenomenon in any city. An area full of history and nature, this a perfect spot to spend an afternoon in Launceston. In an easy 15 minutes, you can walk from central Launceston along the banks of the Tamar River into the Gorge. From there, follow a pathway originally built in the 1890s along the cliff face looking down onto the South Esk River.

Additionally, you will find the world’s longest single span chairlift, swimming pool, restaurant, peacocks, wildlife, beautiful Victorian-era gardens, a pretty suspension bridge, panoramic views and amazing look-outs.

Choose the steep Zig Zag Track for a challenge or stroll down the river through the gardens on the easy Cataract Walk.

Bonus Insider’s Tip: As you walk down the Gorge, take a look at the opposite side at the rock wall. You’ll see a line all they way down the Gorge. Look closer and you may find the remains of the flume that supplied fresh water to Launceston in the 1800’s. Since the Esk River runs into the ocean at Launceston, fresh water had to be brought down from further up the river.

History buffs will love this Heritage Listing of the area. See if you can find all this historic sites listed!

Day 8 - Self Drive from Launceston to Freycinet National Park

Drive from Launceston to Freycinet National Park

Be sure to stop along this scenic drive and check out some of the wonderful views of nature such as Lake Leake, Wye River State Reserve and Epping Forest. Great Oyster Bay and Coles Bay offer magnificent ocean views that would make a great place to enjoy lunch or short break.

Days 8 to 9 - 1 Night Accommodation in Freycinet National Park

Stay at your vacation accommodation in Freycinet National Park for 1 night.

Sensitively sited in coastal bushland within the boundary of the Freycinet National Park, your lodge is the ideal accommodation for holiday makers by day and a comfortable haven at night as the sun sets across the waters of Great Oyster Bay.

The Lodge is approximately 28km from the junction, just inside the Freycinet National Park boundary putting you as close as possible to the natural beauty of Freycinet. You can arrange a National Parks Pass at the Visitor Centre to gain access to your accommodation at the Lodge.

With a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of The Hazards, just inside Freycinet National Park, the Lodge is a superb base for exploring the Freycinet peninsula.

A world of hidden comfort, the Lodge is living proof that communing with nature does not have to mean roughing it. It is a place to relax and rejuvenate. To experience nature’s wild harmony without sacrificing your creature comforts.

Stylish yet simple, the Lodge’s cabins are designed to impart welcoming familiarity and warmth without the intrusion of telephones or television. The Lodge has successfully integrated superb accommodation with the environment.

Enjoy exquisite cuisine, fresh produce and local wines at in Freycinet. With panoramic views of Great Oyster Bay, The Bay Restaurant offers premium dining featuring superb local seafood. Overlooking Coles Bay, Richardson’s Bistro offers delicious casual dining complimented with a great range of Tasmanian wines and beers.

Insider's Tip: Freycinet Walks

Visit one of the world’s top 10 beaches, take in the azure blue waters and white sand that make this region famous. Freycinet is rugged and dramatic with the friendliest wallabies ever! Bring your swim gear.

Walking is the best way to really experience Freycinet National Park. Choose from easy strolls to challenging treks and take a morning, afternoon or full day to explore the beaches, coastline and mountains of Freycinet National Park.

Wineglass Bay Lookout – 1-1½ hours’ return

This walk will reward you with your first, unforgettable view of one of the world’s best beaches, Wineglass Bay. From the start of the well-formed rocky track at the Wineglass Bay car park, take the short, but quite steep climb to reach the saddle between Mt Amos and Mt Mayson. Here, you can take the side track to the lookout and absorb the unarguably stunning views of Wineglass Bay.

Wineglass Bay – 2½ hours return

Leave early for this walk, as you will want to stay and take your time to absorb the extraordinary beauty of one of Tasmania’s most celebrated places.

From the Wineglass Bay lookout, continue your walk downhill through the open forest until you reach the fine, white silica sand of Wineglass Bay beach. This long, perfectly arched crescent of sand is lapped by clear turquoise blue water, and presided over by the rugged bulk of The Hazards. A twenty-minute walk to the southern end of the beach will give you the best views of these imposing formations.

Hazards Beach – 5-6 hours’ return

Follow the Wineglass Bay track to the lookout, and then downhill until just before you reach Wineglass Bay. Here, take the track to the right, which leads to a flat, 30-minute walk to Hazards Beach. Take some time to explore the long gentle sands of this beach. You may see evidence of Aboriginal occupation here in the form of ancient shell middens. Watch for abundant birdlife, shy browsing wallabies or even a glimpse of dolphins or whales offshore. Return along the beach to the track and your return walk to the Wineglass Bay car park.

Wineglass Bay/Hazards Beach circuit – 4 to 5 hours

Take a full day to enjoy this walk, which will lead you through diverse coastal vegetation and forest, along tranquil, empty beaches and onto the shoulders of mountains to reveal some of the most superb coastal landscapes and scenery to be found in Tasmania. This walk leads you from the start of the track to Wineglass Bay and across the isthmus to Hazards Beach. After following the beach to its northern end, you’ll join another track, which traces the coastline around the base of Mt Mayson before returning to the Wineglass Bay car park.

Mt Amos – 3 hours’ return

Those who enjoy a physical challenge and an unforgettable view will be rewarded for their efforts on this walk. The track to the summit of Mt Amos, part of The Hazards range, is steep and physically demanding. This walk will reward experienced, well-prepared walkers with panoramic views of Freycinet Peninsula.

Cape Tourville Lighthouse – 20 minute circuit

Just 15 minutes’ drive from Coles Bay, this easy circuit walk offers spectacular views of Sleepy Bay, Wineglass Bay and along the coast towards Bicheno. The 600 metre track is wide and even with gently graded slopes and is suitable for walkers with strollers.

Built in 1971, the Cape Tourville Lighthouse replaced the inaccessible, decommissioned Cape Forestier Lighthouse. Cape Tourville Lighthouse was constructed as an automatic light and was never manned.

Good walking boots, appropriate clothing for the weather conditions, a map, water and adequate food are essential when bushwalking in Tasmania.

Day 9 - Self Drive from Freycinet National Park to Hobart

Drive from Freycinet National Park to Hobart.

From Freceycinet head west to Campbell Town and then south to Richmond to spend the day in the Coal River Valley.

Suggested stops include:
History Stop: Ross Female Factory
Make a quick stop and stretch your legs in Ross. The Ross Female Factory, erected in 1833, is located in the town of Ross, Tasmania. It was initially built to house the convict chain gains employed on the Ross Bridge. Admission is free.

The Ross Female Factory is one of four female factories built in Tasmania. Between 1847 and 1854 it operated as a probation station for female convicts and their babies. Visit the Overseer’s Cottage and look at the display including a model of the Female Factory in 1851. You may want to take time to follow the Ross Heritage Trail which runs past the site.

Richmond is a picture-perfect town in the heart of the Coal River Valley wine region that tells the story of an early Australian colonial village. This is the perfect place to learn about Tasmania’s past and can be as easy as a stroll down the pretty nineteenth century streets.

Richmond has more than 50 Georgian buildings, many beautifully restored and now operating as cafes, restaurants, galleries and accommodation.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
You can’t go to Australia and miss out on hand feeding Kangaroos! Bonorong prides itself as a small business with a huge heart. As a 24/7 wildlife rescue service, we’re inclined to agree. The sanctuary’s aim is to nurse animals back to health and into the wild. Run by volunteers and housing species extinct everywhere in the world but Tasmania, Bonorong is truly special. The park is open daily from 9 am to 5pm.

Here you’ll meet native wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas and wombats along with the Tassie favorite – Tasmanian devils. Each animal has a story and you can learn them all.

View Map on Google.

Days 9 to 11 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Hobart

Travel to your accommodation in Tasmania, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Renowned for spacious rooms and friendly hospitality, this property is centrally located – within a stone’s throw of the city centre and just a block from Hobart’s waterfront. From here it’s just a gentle stroll to Salamanca Place and its legendary market, restaurants, harbour and waterside festivities, such as the annual Taste of Tasmania.

Day 10 - Free Day to Explore Hobart

Rest, Relax or Explore Hobart

Hobart is Tasmania’s harbour capital, located in the south-east of the state at the foot of majestic Mount Wellington.

Head down to Salamanca Place where you will find 19th-century waterfront warehouses dating back to the 1830s whaling days. Today, they house cafes, restaurants, galleries and art studios, the ideal place to wander or enjoy alfresco dining.

Polished glass winks in the windows of settlers’ cottages in nearby Battery Point, and brass doorknobs gleam in the lofty porches of colonial edifices. Hobart is a city of warm sandstone, bright spinnakers on the water, fish punts at the docks and coffee under the sun umbrellas of Salamanca where the famous Salamanca Market is held every Saturday.

Square-riggers still put out on the River, tacking among the yachts and fishing boats. Parliament House looks out on its lawns, once the market garden for old Hobart Town and historic Government House sits serenely in its park on the city’s northern fringe, where cows graze as they always have in their city-centre paddock.

Get involved in Hobart’s busy arts scene. You can take in art, craft, music and theatre at Salamanca Arts Centre and the surrounding warehouses. Learn about the Island and the city’s history and contemporary life at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery on Macquarie Street. The already world famous MONA has redefined both art and ‘museuming’, and is just 15mins from downtown. Drive in, or cruise upriver for a unique experience.

You can hang out to the sounds of South American flutes, pub rock, street buskers and string quartets, and theatrical performances both classic and contemporary. In galleries and studios, our artists and craftspeople make bold and beautiful statements in pigments, metal, wood, glass, pottery and fabrics.

Just out of the city you can visit some of Tasmania’s finest wineries, head up the mountain for a walk to the springs or travel down The Channel towards Bruny Island.

Photo Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Peter Baillie

Optional Day Tour (Not Included), Wine Meets Art at Moorilla & MONA

Wine and art. A match made in the proverbial. This tour takes you to the world famous MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art and gives you an in-depth look at the second oldest winery in Tasmania.

Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art, is Australia’s largest privately owned gallery and museum. Showcasing the diverse collection of its owner, Tasmanian gambler David Walsh, the collection ranges from ancient Egyptian funerary objects to modernist masterpieces and international contemporary art. Since opening in 2011, visitors have been drawn to Mona’s picturesque site on the banks of the River Derwent, which also features luxury accommodation, a restaurant, vineyard and winery; amongst other things.
Begin your day by taking Mona’s MR-1 Fast Ferry from Hobart’s Brooke Street Pier to Mona. Entry to the museum is included in your tour, giving you free reign to explore its permanent collection and an array of blockbuster exhibitions. Check the website to see what’s on: mona.net.au.
After your art fix, wander up to the Wine Bar and watch the winemakers at work. Enjoy a charcuterie plate (or a seasonal vegetarian option) and fresh house-baked bread, all matched with a glass of wine from Moorilla’s Muse or Praxis Series.
The behind-the-scenes winery tour and wine tasting starts in the vineyard (the second oldest in Tasmania, mind you). Follow the trail of grapes as they are handpicked, crushed, pressed, fermented and matured. Witness how new and old artisan winemaking techniques are used to craft fragrant, elegant and classical wines. Your expert host will provide an overview of the history of the region and winery, as well as information on the winemaking process and the ten different grape varieties grown on site. The tasting features ten different wines including a selection from Moorilla’s prestigious Cloth Label Series.
End your day by taking Mona’s MR-1 Fast Ferry from Mona to Hobart’s Brooke Street Pier at 5.


– Return ferry transfers from Hobart Pier
– MONA entry
– Lunch with 1 glass of wine
– Guided vineyard and winery tour
– Tutored wine tasting

Need to Know
This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form. 18 years and older permitted.

Moorilla’s Posh-As Day at MONA

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Bruny Island Full Day with Lunch

Untouched wilderness and ocean coast wildlife. The spectacle of massive stark cliffs shaped by the forces of nature. Have it all on this award-winning tour that will take your breath away!

Embrace the power of the ocean at Bruny Island and experience Tasmanian wilderness at its best. Join in the search for the abundant coastal wildlife such as the beautiful migrating whales and dolphins that usually choose to swim alongside your boat! Stay on the lookout and you will undoubtedly spot seals and birds, for there are over a thousand Australian Fur Seals and sea birds nesting in the area.

You will also see the Monument, Nature’s Cathedral stark 300-meter-high Jurassic dolerite cliffs, Breathing Rock – an explosive blow hole and Triassic sandstone cliffs, and pristine untouched rainforests and beaches.

Come and experience the stunning sea caves and rock formations for this once in a lifetime tour.

Daily, except Christmas Day. Departs 7:45am, Returns 5:30pm

– Transfer from Hobart Franklin Wharf to Ferry Crossing
– Bruny Island ferry crossing
– Morning tea
– 3 Hour wilderness cruise
– Lunch: premium fish & chips, or delicious homemade pumpkin soup and a gourmet salad roll with your choice of Tasmanian Salmon or local ham
– Sightseeing on Bruny Island by bus
– Hobart Hotel drop-off

Need to Know:
Please wear warm, comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes. Please bring a jacket, scarf, gloves and camera. Dietary requirements must be advised at booking.

Insider's Tip - Salamanca Market Tip

The award-winning Salamanca Market is Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction and one of the largest outdoor markets in all of Australia.

This iconic Saturday tradition brings Hobart’s waterfront alive with a celebration of the senses. In a vibrant atmosphere of cultural commerce, over 300 stallholders line the street from sunrise where locally crafted products include Tasmanian timber treasures and homewares, unique clothing and jewelry, fresh and seasonal produce, artwork, leather goods, soaps and skincare, artisan cheeses, breads, wines and spirits as well as tasty “on the go” eats. The historic sandstone warehouses form the background to this bustling event, with the waterfront beckoning just alongside.

Where Is It?
Salamanca Place, on Hobart Waterfront

When Is It?
8:30 am – 3:00 pm, every Saturday

Day 11 - Australian Domestic Flight, Hobart to Melbourne

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Hobart to Melbourne.

Day 11 - Australian Domestic Flight, Melbourne to Adelaide

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Melbourne to Adelaide.

Days 11 to 17 - 7 Day Car Rental, for Adelaide

Discover Australia as you travel by rental car for eigh days.

As part of your vacation self-drive Australia and explore our stunning landscapes, coastlines, regional towns and wildlife. Stop and meet the locals, maybe enjoy a counter meal at a local Aussie pub, or relax on the beach while sampling some takeaway fish & chips from the local deli or servo. During one of your rest stops try to spot a kangaroo, emu or even a Koala in the wild.

Please bring a valid American drivers license with you and be aware that the Australians drives on the left hand side of the road.

Base rate only paid by About Australia. GPS, Insurance, Premium Location Surcharge, Fuel and Fees to driver’s credit card.

Day 11 - Self Drive from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island via Cape Jervis

Drive from Adelaide to Cape Jervis to catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island.

For your trip to Kangaroo Island, you can drive straight down the coast to Cape Jervis. But if you have the time, we recommend taking the long way through Adelaide Hills to see some of the sights. Click Here for the fastest route (1hr 30min)

  • Mount Lofty summit, rising over 710m above sea level, provides a picturesque panoramic view over Adelaide’s city skyline, as far as Kangaroo Island and Yorke Peninsula on clear days. For a more accessible view, check out Mount Lofty House.
  • The Lane Vineyard offers one of Adelaide Hill’s most unqiue wine experiences with 360 degree Hilltop Tasting. Work your way through a flight of seven premium wines and chef-prepared goodies in The Lane’s unique tasting room with retractable walls, opening-up to stunning 360-degree views of the rolling Adelaide Hills.
  • Hahndof Main Street is a contemporary village proud of its German heritage still visible in its traditional streetscape with smallgoods, bakeries, cuckoo clocks, wooden folk art and German-style pubs. Stroll the tree-lined main street and discover shops, galleries and studios, a cheese maker, leathersmith, jeweller, candle makers, a craft brewery, winery cellar doors, gin distillery, chocolatier, traditional sweet shops, restaurants and cafes.
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Days 11 and 13 - Return Ferry with Car, Cape Jervis to Penneshaw

Ferry Transfer with rental vehicle from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw and return.

Days 11 to 13 - 2 Nights Accommodation on Kangaroo Island

Travel to your accommodation on Kangaroo Island, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Your vacation accommodation has just 27 rooms. Why not take some time out and laze away the hours by our sparkling solar heated pool, spa and sauna. Wander through our gardens at sunset and you will probably meet one of the little penguins that waddle up from the beach for a visit. The Kangaroo Island vacation accommodation is a stylish and very welcoming property and is the perfect base for you to enjoy all the natural beauty that Kangaroo Island has to offer. Organise adventures with the friendly and professional staff that know and love the Island. Whether it is deep sea fishing, 4WD wilderness tour, or horse riding, it is up to you. Or what about a walking tour, food tour, swimming, snorkeling, diving, climbing and of course there are wonderful national Parks to explore. In fact, everything the Island has to offer is just a short drive away.

Day 12 - Free Day to Explore Kangaroo Island

Rest, Relax or Explore Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness – a place that has offered protection to substantial populations of native Australian animals, a place of beauty and a place of escape.

Kangaroo Island (or ‘KI’ as the locals call it) is also big and surprisingly diverse. If you traverse its 155km length you’ll find soaring cliffs, dense bushland, towering sand dunes, wetlands and massive arcs of bone white beach.

Photo Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Remarkably Wild Tour

Spend a day exploring the incredible island landscapes and meeting native wildlife of Kangaroo Island.

Begin with a visit to Clifford’s Honey Farm to enjoy an informative talk by the beekeeper followed by tastings and an opportunity to sample homemade honey ice-cream and honey beauty products.

Next, travel to Hanson Bay Visitor Centre Café for a scrumptious two course lunch of local produce. After lunch you have the chance explore the wildlife sanctuary and spot koalas nestled up in the eucalypts and an abundance of native birdlife.

From here, travel to Flinders Chase National Park, one of Australia’s largest and earliest conservation parks. Travel through the park and enjoy breathtaking views of its coastal scenery. You will explore the rugged southern coastline for a walk around Kangaroo Island’s most famous natural features – Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

Remarkable Rocks offers stunning sea views and unique photo opportunities. Admirals Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal this spectacular arch, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful fur seals that can be seen swimming and playing in the waves.

You might also see more kangaroos, wallabies and wildlife on your return journey back to your overnight accommodation on Kangaroo Island or your return journey back to Adelaide.

Operates: April: Daily; May – September: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; October – March: Daily (except Christmas Day).

Need to Know: To participate in this tour you must be on Kangaroo Island. There is no early morning connection from the mainland. Minimum of 2 guests required for this tour. Maximum of 6 guests allowed on this tour.
Times: Tour departs at 9:00am – 10:15am based on pick-up location, and returns at 6:30pm – 6:45pm. This tour lasts approximately 11 hours.

Inclusions: Morning pick-up and evening drop off at select Kangaroo Island hotels. Full day touring. Clifford’s Honey Farm. 2 course at the Hanson Bay Visitor Centre Café. Koala Walk at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Flinders Chase National Park.

Insider Tip: Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

This is an opportunity to get up close and interact with the wildlife on Kangaroo Island. There is no other place like the Wildlife Park. It is a must see!

Day 13 - Self Drive from Kangaroo Island to Barossa Valley

Drive from Kangaroo Island to Barossa Valley, approximately 5.5 hours.

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This is a beautiful and scenic drive through the small towns and villages of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Discover nature’s playground and charming towns. The region is home to the internationally renowned McLaren Vale – boasting sustainable wine production, world-renowned labels and unparalleled gastronomic experiences.

If you take this drive around dusk, you will likely see hundreds of Kangaroo mobs in the fields along the side of the road. Drive carefully!

Choose one or two of these suggested stops to stretch your legs and explore the local culture.

Second Valley Heritage Walk
Starting at the historic Leonards Mill in Second Valley, this self-guided heritage walk is brimming with fascinating history. Download a copy of the brochure beforehand, which complements the onsite information display boards.
As you walk, soak up the story of Leonards Mill which was formerly an operational flour mill, the old Finniss Vale Hotel which was established in 1856 and burned down in 1928, as well as the blacksmith’s shop and cottage and various war memorials.

The walk also passes by the site of two old steam-operated sawmills, and explains the history of the heritage-listed causeway and jetty. Allow 2 Hours.

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Known affectionately to locals as ‘Normy’, Normanville is a popular seaside resort town with long sandy beaches. Stroll along the white sands to nearby Carrickalinga or Lady Bay. Take a walk down Main Streets and check out the local shops. If you’re missing American comfort food, try South Bound Diner for an Australian take on Retro American Diner food. A few blocks down the street look for a HUGE tree and you might just spot thousands of cockatoos!

Aldinga Beach
Aldinga Beach is one of the few beaches in Australia where cars are permitted to drive on sections of the broad sand, making access to the beach especially easy. It is renowned for its safe swimming and impressive surf, which sees the population in the local area boom come summer.

The D’arenberg Cube
The d’Arenberg Cube in McLaren Vale is a five storey multi-function building set among Mourvèdre vines.

The building has the optical illusion of floating in a vineyard, each level with spectacular views overlooking the rolling hills of Willunga. Inside is the winery’s Tasting Room, a restaurant, private function areas and numerous artworks and features throughout, detailed in the company’s new smart phone application, ‘The Alternate Realities Museum’
Advance reservations are recommended.

The restaurant offers degustation dining with optional wine pairings, an extensive list featuring a selection of imported wines, and both current vintage and museum releases from d’Arenberg. Open for lunch Thursday to Sunday, bookings are required in advance.

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Days 13 to 15 - 2 Nights Luxury Accommodation in the Barossa Valley

Travel to your luxury accommodation in the Barossa Valley, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

Just one hour from Adelaide and set atop a gentle hill surrounded by hundreds of acres of vines overlooking the world renowned Barossa Valley, Your vacation accommodation is the region’s premier luxury vineyard retreat. The retreat has just fifteen suites each with private terraces and gated courtyards, soft contemporary furnishings and generous ensuites. Guest suites feature king beds, luxurious linens, spa tubs, dual rain showers, Bose soundsystems, individual espresso makers and superb sunrise or sunset views over the adjacent vineyards. All suites include gourmet continental breakfast delivered insuite as well as complimentary wireless internet.

Art and design are central to the guest experience at your luxury accommodation. South Australia is home to hundreds of world class artists; artworks and glass pieces are featured in suite and throughout the property. With professional, attentive and caring staff with excellent local knowledge about local wineries and touring options such as hot air ballooning, private guides and heritage sites, your retreat is the destination for discerning travellers.

Includes: Full Daily Breakfast, Pre-Dinner Drinks and Canapes, Gourmet Nightly Dinner

Day 14 - Free Day to Explore the Barossa Valley

Rest, Relax or Explore the Barossa Valley

The Barossa is one of the world’s great wine regions, renowned for its food and wine, cultural experiences and easy-going lifestyle.

The picturesque rolling hills of the Barossa Ranges overlook a colourful patchwork of vineyards and picture-book villages, dotted with historic churches, stone buildings, thatched-roof barns and cottages beckoning visitors to explore.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Private Blend of the Barossa - Full Day

Take a day trip in South Australia’s Barossa Valley on a full day private tour.

Enjoy a full day tour where you will be collected from your accommodation in Adelaide or the Barossa Valley. You will be transported in luxury to encounter this internationally renowned wine region.

To begin the day we start with an experience which is the first of its kind in the Barossa.
You are invited to the winemaker’s laboratory at Penfolds to try your hand at making your own blend of Grenache, Shiraz, and Mourvedre. You will be able to take your wine home in a personalised bottle.

After the Penfold’s experience you will be taken to the top of Mengler’s Hill to gain a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and vineyards of Barossa Valley and the greater Barossa wine region.

From here we progress to the village of Angaston. You will join your wine guide for casual lunch at a local cafe. If you wish we can also visit Barossa Valley Cheese Company – the makers of many award winning cow and goats’ milk cheeses.

The next cellar door visited will be the premium winery of Turkey Flat, where we can sample the traditionally made wines which have made these producers internationally celebrated. Here you can also compare your own blend to Turkey Flat’s Grenache, Shiraz, and Mourvedre.

To complete the day we visit the boutique producers of Torbreck Vintners -artisans of exceptional Barossa wines.

You are then returned to your accommodation in Adelaide or the Barossa.

Day 15 - Self Drive from Barossa Valley to Adelaide

Enjoy your drive from Barossa Valley to Adelaide, approximately 1.5 hours.

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Days 15 to 17 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Adelaide

Travel to your accommodation in Adelaide, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 2 nights.

This 4-star hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Adelaide’s vibrant CBD. Overlooking Victoria Square, the beautifully restored UNESCO recognized renovation is reflective of Adelaide’s architectural beauty. Opposite the Town hall and GPO, the former treasury building is minutes away from Adelaide’s Central Market and Rundle Mall.

The hotel seamlessly combines the building’s historic charm with modern comforts and is well equipped with first-class amenities. Relax in the delightfully heated indoor pool. Work out in the fully equipped gym or take care of your wellbeing by unwinding in the indulgence of the sauna. You can arrange a grocery delivery to your fully-equipped kitchen, or you may prefer to dine in one of Adelaide’s renowned fresh produce restaurants. A step outside the front door will transport you to Adelaide’s food and wine heaven. Whether you’re exploring the stalls of the city’s famous Central Market, sampling creative tapas at one of the cozy wine bars, or venturing further afield to one of the many cellar doors.

Your choice of culture is also at your fingertips with the state’s Art Gallery, Festival Theatre and local institution Rhino Room all just a few blocks away.

Only a short 6-minute drive from Adelaide Airport, Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury offers a convenient off-site parking located 3 minutes away on Gawler Place. The hotel is well equipped with free WiFi.

Day 16 - Free Day to Explore Adelaide

Rest, Relax or Explore Adelaide

This elegant city is known for its colonial stone architecture, expansive parklands, lively festivals and incredible sense of space. Explore the museums and libraries of North Terrace, dine on dedicated “eat streets” or picnic in gardens that sprawl over almost half the city. Go bike riding in Botanic Park or row past rose gardens in Rymill Park. Swim with dolphins or fish from the jetty in Henley or take the tram to Glenelg Beach and learn to sail. Glenelg Beach is also a fabulous area to explore and full of terrific restaurants. Just beyond the city centre you’ll find the picturesque Adelaide Hills and the world-class wineries of the Barossa Valley.

Photo Credit: South Australia

Optional Morning Tour (Not Included) - Central Market Discovery Tour

Discover and taste the best market in Australia on a tour of the Adelaide Central Market.

Since 1869, the Adelaide Central Market has been the jewel in the crown of South Australian Tourism experiences, a haven of premium food and wine products, and a second home to chefs and food lovers.

Explore the market on a sensory and interactive gourmet walking tour with a local food expert. Enjoy a range of delicious samples that represent the multicultural community of South Australia, and taste the clean and green produce harvested from local farms and waterways. Meet some locals, enjoy their hospitality and discover the true South Australia.


Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday mornings. The tours starts at 9:30am and lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Need to Know

A minimum of 2 people is required for tour departure. The tour departs from Providore, Stall 66 in the market.


Tastings from a wide selection of premium offerings at the Adelaide Central Market. Meet the producers, suppliers, and vendors who run the market with a knowledgeable, local guide.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - River Murray Highlights

Relax on this lunch-time cruise along the historic Murray River. Gain an insight into this unique river system with its magnificent landscapes and spectacular cliffs. Then travel alongside the Murray River in your coach, taking in the spectacular views and stopping regularly for great photo opportunities. On the return journey, visit Melba’s Chocolate Factory and Woodside Cheese Wrights at Woodside.

Your tour departs Adelaide and travels to the mighty Murray River. On your arrival, board the MV Proud Mary and relax as you cruise the historic river enjoying the wildlife and surrounding scenery. Enjoy lunch on board the Proud Mary as you continue your journey along the river and gain insight into the river system and unique landscapes of the region.
Upon disembarking, enjoy a tour along the riverbank of the Murray River taking in spectacular views and stopping regularly for great photo opportunities, including the Mannum Lookout.
Travel back to Adelaide via the delightful Adelaide Hills, stopping at Melba’s Chocolate Factory where you can purchase afternoon tea and delight in cheese tastings at Woodside Cheese Wrights in Woodside (both at own expense).

Mondays only
Departs 9:15am from Adelaide Central Bus Station or selected Adelaide hotels and returns 5:15pm (approx.)

– Full day tour
– Two-hour cruise
– Two-course lunch with complimentary water, tea, & coffee
– Scenic drive
– Pick up and drop off
– Expert commentary by local driver/guide

Need to Know
Itinerary is subject to change. Vessel type may vary. If a minimum of 10 people not booked, then an alternate date or refund will be offered. This experience can be catered to your dietary needs. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when completing your Traveler Information Form.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Wine Centre Adelaide

National Wine Centre in Adelaide

The Wine Discovery Journey is a state-of-the-art, award-winning interactive wine experience. This outstanding Australian wine industry showcase examines everything from the challenges of winemaking to the pure enjoyment of drinking fine Australian wine. The exhibition is where visitors come to understand the role wine has played in history, recognise the position of Australian wine in today’s international market and appreciate the relationship between food and wine.

The exhibition is where visitors come to understand the role wine has played in history, recognise the position of Australian wine in today’s international market and appreciate the relationship between food and wine.

The open cellar is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere with the capacity to store up to 38,000 bottles at any one time. Approximately 12,000 bottles of Australian wine is cellared year round. All wines are used in function packages, consumed in the Concourse Cafe and sold to visitors.

The Wine Discovery Journey, located on level one, is a free interactive experience to be enjoyed at your leisure. Complimentary Self Guided Tour brochures can be collected from reception. Free hosted daily tours leave reception at 11.30am daily, and guided group tours can be booked – subject to availability.

Day 17 - Australian Domestic Flight, Adelaide to Melbourne

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Adelaide to Melbourne.

Day 17 - International Flight, Melbourne to Los Angeles (can be included on request)

Travel by international air to your destination.

International air to your destination is not included in the starting price. If you requested international air, this inclusion will be reflected in your quote.

Detailed Pricing
Approximate Pricing Double Occupancy Sole Occupancy Permitted USA Departure Dates & Fare Rules
Land Content Only $6,497 $10,228 International return flights from the USA are not included. Please see detailed itinerary (above) for more information on inclusions. Itinerary can commence any day (subject to availability).
Special (Economy Class) $8,030 $11,761 2024-04-01 00:00:00 - 2024-12-05 00:00:00
USA Departures: 1 APR - 28 JUN, 24 JUL - 5 DEC. Expires 31 MAY 2024
International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable, Non-Changeable. Other Dates may also apply. For details phone Toll-Free: (888)359 2877
Basic (Economy Class) $8,318 $12,049 Basic: May 1 - Jun 8 & Jul 24 - Sep 21, 2022. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.
Shoulder (Economy Class) $8,421 $12,152 Shoulder: Feb 1 - Apr 30, Jun 9 - Jul 23 & Sep 22 - Dec 8, 2022. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply). Subject to Availability.
Peak (Economy Class) $9,131 $12,862 Peak: Dec 9, 2022 - Jan 31, 2023. International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Non-Refundable. Changeable (Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Premium (Economy Class) $10,111 $13,842 Premium Economy Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Change and Cancellation Fees Apply. Subject to Availability.
Business Class $13,017 $16,748 Business Class International Return Flights from the USA (Los Angeles) are included. Subject to Availability.
  • a) All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
  • b) Land Content Only represents the pricing for the full itinerary as detailed, except the International Flights from the USA (and return) are NOT included.
  • c) An Infant (Lapchild) must be less than 2 years old on the date of departure. Infant must travel with at least one adult. An infant with a seat pays the price of a Child.
  • d) A Child must be aged between 2-11 years on the date of departure. Child must travel with at least one adult.