Cities, Islands, Wildlife & Reef [ST-SA675A]
10 Days: Cities, Islands, Wildlife & Reef [ST-SA675A]
Australia Travel Deal

Expired July 28, 2016

Starting at
$2,899
Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Adelaide (2 Nights), Kangaroo Island (1), Adelaide (1), Airlie Beach (3), Sydney (1)
  • US Domestic Flights are not included
  • International Flights - Los Angeles to Sydney (Return)
  • Australian Domestic Flights - Sydney to Adelaide, Adelaide to Proserpine via Brisbane, Proserpine to Sydney via Brisbane
  • Shuttle Transfer - Adelaide Airport to Accommodation (Return), Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach Accommodation (Return), Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Overnight Tour Included - Adelaide to Kangaroo Island Overnight Tour
  • 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 Sydney

Travel to Australia on your vacation. After departing from Los Angeles you will be provided with an evening meal. You can relax, have a drink, watch a movie, review your itinerary or just rest. You will be given Breakfast before landing in Sydney, Australia. (You lose one day crossing the International Date Line but don’t worry you catch it up again on your return flight to the USA)

Please confirm with the airlines at Check-in that they have all your Frequent Flyer information on record.

Day 2 - Australian Domestic Flight, Sydney to Adelaide

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Sydney to Adelaide.

Day 2 - Private Transfer, Adelaide Airport to Accommodation

Travel by private luxury sedan from the Airport to your vacation accommodation in Adelaide, Australia.

Days 2 to 4 - 2 Nights Accommodation in Adelaide

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

Your magnificent hotel is located right in the heart of the city, overlooking Rundle Mall. Set within a heritage-listed, newly renovated building, the boutique hotel is very close to many attractions including, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Oval and Parliament House.

Offering luxury accommodation, contemporary dining and premium facilities, the hotel also showcases the very best of South Australia, including innovative food and wine and quality locally made products and furnishings.

The 5-star property offers free WiFi, a fine dine restaurant, cafe, lounge bar and stunning rooftop bar. All 170 rooms offer stylish décor and a 55-inch flat-screen TV. Guests can also enjoy an onsite fitness centre, 24 hour room service and self-parking/ valet parking services.

Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Day 3 - 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 Day Tour (Not Included) - Grand Barossa and Hahndorf Hills Tour

Enjoy morning tea and wine tasting at award-winning Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, lunch at the South Australian Company Store in Angaston and taste more wines at Saltram Wine Estate.

This Barossa Valley and Hahndorf wine tour with its German heritage and villages, wineries, vineyards and scenery provides a unique mix of Europe in Australia.

You’ll explore South Australia’s premium wine region and sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines including the world famous Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre and Saltram Wine Estate. Enjoy a sumptuous 2 course lunch at the South Australian Company Store. Then wind your way through to the picturesque Adelaide Hills to Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement where you will have free time to explore the many shops and galleries full of local arts, crafts and produce that evoke the tastes and smells of Bavaria.

Operates

Monday, Tuesday & Friday.

Need to Know

Child pricing available for ages 3 – 14 years.

Times

Departs Adelaide Central Bus Station at 9:15am or selected Adelaide or Glenelg hotels. Returns at 5:15pm.

Inclusions

– Morning pick up and evening set down at selected Adelaide CBD & Glenelg Hotels.
– Full day coach tour with expert commentary by a local driver/guide.
– Morning tea, tour and tastings at the multi-award winning Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre.
– Mengler Hill Lookout for views over the Barossa.
– Cellar door tastings and learn about the ‘Saltram Story’ at Saltram Wine Estate, Angaston.
– Enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch and wine tastings from 2 boutique wineries at the South Australian Company Store, Angaston.
– Visit the famous Herbig Family Tree, a large hollow red gum tree which provided a home to the Herbig family until 1860.
– Explore the tree-lined main street of historic Hahndorf, home to many shops and galleries full of local art, craft, regional produce and wines from boutique cellar doors.

Insider's Tip: Adelaide Central Market

Be sure to visit the Adelaide Central Market, the largest fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Adelaide Central Market is a community of people: traders, artisans and shoppers, who share a passion for food. It buzzes with life and colour all year round.

The range of fresh food is extensive! You can find fruit & vegetables, meat & poultry, seafood, gourmet cheeses, cakes and more all under one roof. People love to return again and again for the delicious aromas, vivid colours and atmosphere of this international and cultural melting pot.


Hours of Operation: Closed Sunday & Monday; Tuesdays – 7:00am to 5:30pm; Wednesdays* – 9:00am to 5:30pm; Thursdays – 9:00am to 5:30pm; Fridays – 7:00am to 9:00pm; Saturdays – 7:00am to 3:00pm

*Be sure to visit their website for their most update to date hours and current events: https://adelaidecentralmarket.com.au/

Photo Credit: Adelaide Central Market

Days 4 to 5 - 2 Day / 1 Night Kangaroo Island Tour

Kangaroo Island Coast to Coast – Stay overnight on KI and discover some of the wildlife that is rarely seen in daylight. On the second day take a Sealink coach tour to experience the unspoiled and wild beauty of KI’s Flinders Chase National Park.

Day 1 Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
Join your scenic coach drive through the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis where you’ll board the Sealink ferry for your 45 minute cruise to Kangaroo Island (KI). Your first visit is Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery where you will learn about the history of the oil distillery, and take a guided tour and stay for a delicious lunch amongst the gum trees.
After lunch visit Seal Bay Conservation Park and walk amongst Australian sea lions on a guided beach walk with a National Park Ranger. Continue onto the fascinating In-flight Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain where you can meet an array of Australian birds and raptors.
From here you will travel to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park where you can get up close with Koalas, see Penguins swim and play, hand feed Kangaroos and Wallabies, learn about endangered species, interact with Snakes, Crocodiles and reptiles and experience Kangaroo Island Wildlife at your fingertips! You will then be transferred back to your chosen overnight accommodation.

Day 2 Kangaroo Island to Adelaide
After a delicious breakfast, visit Clifford’s Honey Farm to enjoy an informative talk by the beekeeper followed by tastings and an opportunity to sample homemade honey ice-cream.
Next, travel to Emu Bay Lavender Farm for a scrumptious lunch after which you will have the chance to go for a walk around the farm and peruse their cute Farm Gate store.
Then visit Reeves Point, Pennington Bay and Kingscote, the island’s main township for photo opportunities. Finish the day with a wine tasting at Dudley Wines Clifftop Cellar Door to taste their spectacular boutique wines. The moment you step foot through the door, you’ll see why this place is so popular with guests – the panoramic views will have you never wanting to leave.
Return to the Penneshaw Ferry Terminal or Kingscote Airport for the return journey to Adelaide.

Inclusions: Morning pick-up and evening set-down at selected Adelaide hotels (or Goolwa/Victor Harbor); Return scenic coach and ferry travel; Two days of expert commentary by a local driver/guide

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A reasonable degree of fitness is required for walking at Seal Bay.

Days 5 to 6 - 1 Night Accommodation in Adelaide

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

Your magnificent hotel is located right in the heart of the city, overlooking Rundle Mall. Set within a heritage-listed, newly renovated building, the boutique hotel is very close to many attractions including, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Oval and Parliament House.

Offering luxury accommodation, contemporary dining and premium facilities, the hotel also showcases the very best of South Australia, including innovative food and wine and quality locally made products and furnishings.

The 5-star property offers free WiFi, a fine dine restaurant, cafe, lounge bar and stunning rooftop bar. All 170 rooms offer stylish décor and a 55-inch flat-screen TV. Guests can also enjoy an onsite fitness centre, 24 hour room service and self-parking/ valet parking services.

Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

Day 6 - Private Transfer, Adelaide Accommodation to Airport

Travel by private luxury sedan from your vacation accommodation to the airport in Adelaide, Australia.

Day 6 - Australian Domestic Flight, Adelaide to Brisbane

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Adelaide to Brisbane.

Day 6 - Domestic Flight, Brisbane to Proserpine

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Brisbane to Proserpine.

Day 6 - Shuttle Transfer, Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach Accommodation

Travel by shuttle from the Proserpine airport to your vacation accommodation in Airlie Beach.

Days 6 to 9 - 3 Nights Accommodation in Airlie Beach

Travel to your accommodation in Airlie Beach, Australia, gateway location to the Whitsunday Islands whilst on vacation for 3 nights.

Positioned on the absolute ocean front and just a short stroll via seaside boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach village; with its relaxed atmosphere and collection of eclectic shops and cafes; lies your Airlie Beach accommodation. A stroll in the opposite direction crossing a separate boardwalk with the sea below is Abell Point Marina, your direct access to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

Days 7 & 8 - Free Days to Explore Airlie Beach

Free time to rest, relax or explore.

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

Experience the ultimate outer Great Barrier Reef trip! This incredible full day experience lets you enjoy an outstanding range of interactive Great Barrier Reef Adventures. The day trip to our pontoon departs Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island every day, journeying past spectacular islands enroute to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Once at the reef, board our incredible interactive pontoon and spend the day exploring the colorful underwater world of magnificent corals, colorful fish and marine life.

Highlights & Inclusions:
Unbelievable snorkelling with all gear provided
Guided snorkelling tours*
Learn to dive and certified diving*
Scenic helicopter flights*
An innovative and spacious reef pontoon
Semi-submersible
Underwater viewing chamber
Activities for the kids
All you can eat buffet lunch
Morning and afternoon tea
Presentations by reef experts
Wetsuit usage
Sun deck for topping up your tan
Massage*

*Additional cost

Day 9 - Shuttle Transfer, Airlie Beach Accommodation to Proserpine Airport

Travel by shuttle from your accommodation in Airlie Beach to the Proserpine airport.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Whitehaven Beach Adventure & Hill Inlet - Full Day

Indulge in the ultimate experience of Whitehaven Beach; from the northern end exploring spectacular Hill Inlet, to the southern, where you can swim, sunbathe and soak up the sun. No other day cruise offered allows you so much time to explore the wonders of Whitehaven Beach!

Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the full length of Whitehaven, across Hill Inlet to a landing point. From here you’ll take a guided walk following the path and history of the Whitsunday traditional owners, the Ngaro people. This will lead you to the lookout and that picture postcard view! There are informative displays along the way that will provide an insight into the history, flora and stories of this picturesque area. A leisurely pace ensures all fitness levels are catered for, and guests take the time to enjoy this superb spiritual place.

On return to the southern end of Whitehaven you may choose to enjoy some other walks, wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the azure waters.

Times
(Approximately)
Departing Port of Airlie 7:15am & Returning 6:10pm
Departing Hamilton Island 8:20am & Returning 5:00pm
Departing Daydream Island 7:50am & Returning 5:40pm

Highlights & Inclusions

– Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays, with up to 6 hours on Whitehaven Beach
– Guided walk to Hill Inlet and Lookout
– Guided walk to Solway Circuit Lookout and Chance Bay
– A gourmet burger on the beach
– Morning and afternoon tea
– Beach games; Protective stinger suits
– Dedicated host for the duration of the day
– Return Transfers from Airlie Beach Hotel

Day 9 - Australian Domestic Flight, Proserpine to Brisbane

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Proserpine to Brisbane.

Day 9 - Australian Domestic Flight, Brisbane to Sydney

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Brisbane to Sydney.

Day 9 - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Airport to Accommodation

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

Days 9 to 10 - 1 Night Accommodation in Sydney

Travel to your accommodation in the heart of Sydney, Australia, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 1 night.

Your vacation hotel is located just minutes from the bustling Darling Harbour and Sydney City. Explore the Darling Harbour area, which is a modern collection of unique Australia Shopping Malls, Parkland, Restaurants and Harbour Front activities. Travel by Monorail to the City Center is also a must, or walk to Circular Quay. Or maybe travel by ferry to our wonderful harbour-side Taronga Park Zoo, or to the lovely tree-lined beach suburb of Manly. If plan your vacation in Sydney over a weekend, visit the Rocks Market and shop for local Arts, Crafts & unique Souvenirs of Australia.
Photo Credit: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW

Day 10 - Shuttle Transfer, Sydney Accommodation to Airport

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

Day 10 - International Flight, Sydney to Los Angeles

Depart Sydney from the International Airport and fly to Los Angeles. Note: You will be traveling back across the International Date line so you will gain a day. You actually arrive in the USA on the same day you leave Australia.

*Terms & Conditions

All prices are in US dollars and correct as of July 13, 2016. Pricing is from “per person” based on Double Occupancy (2 Adults) in hotels. Single Supplements apply. Upgrades available on request (upgrade supplements apply). No refunds allowed. Changes are permitted (fees may apply). Other restrictions may apply. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. About Australia reserves the right to adjust the amount of any outstanding balances at any time according to USA Exchange Rate variations. All taxes, GST & Fuel Levies are included in the Price unless specified otherwise. Prices may vary when you book your travel package and are not guaranteed until payment in full is received. Airlines, hotels and tour operators frequently change their prices as a result of rate increases, fuel surcharges, government imposed taxes or fees. Prices may increase prior to full payment for those and/or other reasons. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you understand and agree to the possibility of such increases.

Where flights are included they will be operated by Virgin Australia, Delta or their code-share partners; flight Taxes & Fuel levy included; Economy Flight Class of Service. Upgrades to Premium Economy & Business are available on request (additional expense). Flight Min Stay: 5 Days. Flight Max Stay: Travel From Last Stopover Must Be Completed No Later Than 1 Year After Departure From Fare Origin.

Advance purchase conditions may apply, ticketing within 24hrs may be required.

Visa required additional $15 per person.

Travel Period: August 1 – November 30, 2016 & April 1 – May 31, 2017
 
The deal starting price reflects travel during August 1 – September 30, 2016 only. Seasonal Suppliments will apply for travel during October 4 – November 30, 2016 & April 1 – May 31, 2017.
 
The entire trip must start and end within the permitted travel dates listed. Travel may be permitted outside the dates listed, but may attract seasonality or special event surcharges.

Sydney Accommodation Special Event Supplement will apply for travel during August 6-7, August 13-14 & October 1 – 3, 2016 (Will be budgeted by request)
Known Blackout dates in Hamilton Island are: August 2 – 9, August 16-26, September 13 – October 30 in 2016 and April 14 – 17 in 2017
Known Blackout dates in Airlie Beach are: August 19 – 20, October 12 & 15, November 3-6 & 11-13, 2016
 
Subject to availability. Other blackout dates and seasonal supplements may apply; these vary by travel vendor and are subject to change.
Contact About Australia directly to get a firm quote based on current prices for your preferred travel dates.

Room Configuration: Adelaide 4-Star: 1 Double, 2 Double or 1 King. Adelaide 5-Star: 1 Queen. Kangaroo Island: 1 Queen. Hamilton Island: 2 Queen or 1 King. Sydney: 1 Queen, Max 2 people.
 
Book By: July 28, 2016
 
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  • 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.