Tasmania & Luxury Farmstay [LL-LUX4]
13 Days: Tasmania & Luxury Farmstay [LL-LUX4]
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Highlights & Inclusions
  • Accommodation - Melbourne (2 Nights), Freycinet National Park (3), Adelaide (1), Arkaba Station (3), Sydney (2)
  • International Flights - Los Angeles to Melbourne, Sydney to Los Angeles
  • US Domestic Flights - not included (as per your own arrangements)
  • Australian Domestic Flights - Melbourne to Launceston (Return), Melbourne to Adelaide, Adelaide to Sydney
  • Day Tours - Melbourne: Colonial Tram Car Dinner; Sydney: Opera House Tour, Harbour Cruise Express
  • Private Transfers - Melbourne Airport to Accommodation (Return), Adelaide Airport to Accommodation, Sydney Airport to Accommodation (Return)
  • Rental Car - 4 Days, Pick up & Drop off in Launceston, Tasmania; 4 Days, Pick up & Drop off in Adelaide
  • Rental Car (Base rate only) does not include taxes, insurance, fuel levies, drop off fees, or environmental fees.
  • All Other Day Tours are Optional and not included
  • Visa Issuance for entry into Australia (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 Melbourne

Shortly after departing Los Angeles you will be served dinner and you will be given breakfast before landing in Melbourne.

Relax, watch some movies, and try to get some sleep!

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

(Day 2) - Private Transfer, Melbourne Airport to Accommodation

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

(Days 2 to 4) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Melbourne

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

Your 5 star accommodation is located close to Melbourne’s premier dining, shopping and entertainment precincts. Visit Melbourne’s Chinatown or stroll to the Southern Cross Station and travel by tram through the city. Melbourne is the perfect launching pad for day tours to places such as Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road.

(Day 2) - Day Tour, TramCar Dinner

As you cruise the scenic streets of Melbourne, you will enjoy fine cuisine and drink the very best of Australian wines. The atmosphere is cosy, the service friendly and the decor as inviting as the colonial period these trams reflect.



The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant officially commenced operation in August 1983. These glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first travelling tramcar restaurants in the world and ensure a delightful innovative approach to dining. Dining aboard the Tramcar is not only a culinary delight, but also a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history.



The tram is air-conditioned for total comfort and piped music helps to create a unique mood on wheels. Smart casual, suit or similar dress is appropriate when dining.

Early Dinner 5:45-7:15pm (Daily)

Also available: Lunch 1:00-3:00pm (On Request); Late Dinner 8:35-11:30pm (Daily)
(Please note that a surcharge will apply for Christmas Day Luncheon and New Years Eve Late dinner.)

Children between the ages of 5 and 16 years can be accommodated, however space for highchairs, capsules and prams is not available. Due to safety concerns, children under the age of 5 years cannot be accommodated.

(Day 3) - 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) - Great Ocean Road with Lunch (Full Day)

Enjoy one of the world’s great coastal drives, with its dramatic scenery of striking contrasts. The region boasts powerful seas, golden beaches, peaceful townships, giant cliffs and lush forests.

Travel by the city of Geelong and Corio Bay and pass world famous Bells Beach, home to World Surfing Championships. View the popular coastal townships of Torquay and Lorne – a surfer’s haven and retreat. See many fern filled gullies and river inlets on your journey, and tour the length of the Great Ocean Road passing towering limestone cliffs (including the Twelve Apostles), sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery. Visit Port Campbell, a charming fishing village and summer holiday resort and continue to the remnants of London Bridge. Don’t forget extra camera batteries as you visit natural spectacles called Razorback and Island Arch. Upon returning, see the spectacular night lights of Melbourne as you cross the West Gate Bridge after having an unforgettable day.

Departs Melbourne at 8:00 AM
Returns to Melbourne at approximately 7:30 PM

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.

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - National Australian Sports Museum

Experience the essence of Australia through the pride of sports.

Located within iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia’s greatest showcase of sports at the world-class National Sports Museum which honours Australian Football, cricket, soccer, Olympic Games and more! Immerse yourself in this spiritual home of sports contained within a new, modern museum on two levels of the MCG’s new Olympic Stand. See over 2500 of the finest sports-related artifacts from Australia’s rich sporting history along with innovative interactive technology. The eight permanent exhibitions will offer insight into all levels of achievement, values, fair play and the pursuit of excellence of Australian sportsmen and women. It is recommended to spend at the least one to one and half hours touring the Museum. Re-entry is available the day of with your original entry ticket. Cafe is available for coffee and lunch (own expense).

Operation Days: Daily Estimated Times*:
Open: 10:00am
Close: 5:00pm
Last Entry: 4:00pm

Includes: Entry into the National Sports Museum with Audio Tour
Walking Time* – Approximately 10 minutes from Federation Square
*Times may vary on weekends for Event Days or Public Holidays

Insider's Tip: Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is an historic Melbourne landmark and a Melbourne institution dating back to more than 120 years ago.


Queen Victoria Market hasn’t been just a market. At different times in the past it has been a cemetery, a livestock market and a place to sell fruit and veggies (vegetables) wholesale. It is said to be the southern hemisphere’s largest open-air market offering a variety of fresh farm produce and, on Sundays, a wider range of merchant items which turn the market into a modern Arabian Nights bazaar. This is the place to buy your souvenirs.


Aside from the variety of wares offered at the Queen Victoria Market, buskers and street entertainment are a market feature, particularly on Sundays when Queen St is closed and becomes a place of cafes, carnival rides and other activities. And there’s always the sound of spruikers cajoling visitors into buying their goods, and you can haggle for the best prices you’re able to get.

The Queen Victoria Market trading hours are 6am to 2pm on Tuesday and Thursday; 6am to 6pm (with the general merchandise section closing at 4pm) on Friday; 6am to 3pm on Saturday; and 9am to 4pm on Sunday. The market is closed on Monday and Wednesday, and on Good Friday, Anzac Day, Melbourne Cup Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. (Please double check times before you go.)

Photo Credit: Queen Victoria Market

Optional Day Tour (Not Included) - Puffing Billy Steam Train and Winery Tour

This morning you are going to enjoy some good old fashioned fun and the most beautiful rainforest in Victoria. You will then be spoiled with some great Aussie food and wine for lunch and go on to taste wines from some of Victoria’s leading wineries. We’ll get your day started with a journey through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and views of the Dandenong Ranges in the distance.

The Dandenong Ranges, also known as the Dandenongs, are beautiful mountain ranges just 35kms east of Melbourne. At their peak, they rise to more than 630 metres and are wrapped in lush rainforests of Mountain Ash trees (the tallest flowering plant in the world), waterfalls, rolling hills and steep valleys.

Right in the heart of the Dandenongs is Grant’s Reserve – a gorgeous spot to take a break. On arrival you will be greeted by the surrounding mountain hue and crisp clear air. While here you will enjoy a traditional Aussie billy tea with vegemite, crackers & lamingtons.

The Dandenongs is a haven for bird life and while at Grant’s Reserve you can handfeed some of the most striking Australian birds such as the colourful Crimson Rosella, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and Pink-chested Galah. You will also be entertained by the wonderful bird song that fills the valley.

Next you head to Belgrave, home of the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train, where you are in for some fun! This century-old steam train is maintained in its original glory and runs to this day on its own mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook. Here you’ll go back in time as you get on board for a 30 minute ride through the heart of the rainforest. You’ll head through the gorgeous Sherbrooke Forest and ride over the old Trestle Bridge. Just before Menzies Creek you can see stunning views of Port Phillip Bay before heading through Paradise Valley and on to the townships of Emerald and Gembrook. You’re going to love it!

The scenery en route to the Yarra Valley is just spectacular with the Great Dividing Range as the backdrop. When you arrive in Victoria’s premium wine growing region, you’ll visit Fergusson Winery and another two leading wineries for wine tasting, appreciation and education. Of the many wineries in the area, you may visit estates such as Rochford Wines, Dominique Portet, or Domaine Chandon. Each has earned an international reputation for excellence and offer cellar-door tastings of their awardwinning selections of Australian wine.

Departs: 8:20am; Returns: 5:30pm

(Day 4) - Private Transfer, Melbourne Accommodation to Airport

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

(Day 4) - Australian Domestic Flight, Melbourne to Launceston

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

(Days 4 to 7) - 4 Day Car Rental, Pick up & Drop off in Launceston

Discover Australia as you travel by rental car for four 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 4) - Self Drive from Launceston to Freycinet National Park

Self 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.

(Day 4 to 7) - 3 Nights Luxury Accommmodation in Freycinet National Park

Stay at your luxury vacation accommodation in Frecinet National Park for 3 nights.

Dedicated to providing quality, memorable service; unforgettable experiences; indulgent and self-selected dining options; inspiring accommodation spaces and an overall sense of wellbeing and relaxation, your luxury vacation resort will change the way you feel about taking time out, and about day-to-day living.

The Freycinet Peninsula extends south-eastwards from Tasmania’s coastline and is a fully protected national park, including the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay. Your luxury vacation resort is located on the inside of the gentle curve of sandy coastline that joins the peninsula to mainland Tasmania.

Get away to a location that overlooks the wide expanses of Great Oyster Bay, where migrating whales and dolphins come to play; calamari and squid in-season spawn in the rocky outcrops; local farms produce fresh, succulent oysters in some of the world’s cleanest waters; and fishing boats and trawlers bring in their daily catch of rock lobster, scallops and deep sea fish, dripping and salty-sweet straight from the ocean. The dominant views from every window is the pink-hued granite of the peninsula’s Hazards Mountains, providing a spectacular and ever-changing backdrop from morning to nightfall.

(Days 5 & 6) - Free Days to Explore Freycinet National Park

Free time to rest, relax or explore.

(Day 7) - Self Drive from Freycinet National Park to Launceston

Self Drive from Freycinet National Park to Launceston.

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.

(Day 7) - Domestic Flight, Launceston to Melbourne

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Launceston to Melbourne.

(Day 7) - Australian Domestic Flight, Melbourne to Adelaide

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Melbourne to Adelaide.

(Day 7) - Private Transfer, Adelaide Airport to Accommodation

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

(Days 7 to 8) - 1 Night Accommodation in Adelaide

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

Your 4 Star boutique style hotel is located in the heart of Adelaide’s central district. The hotel is within walking distance to the city’s major cultural attractions, shopping precinct’s and entertainment centres.

Adelaide is known as the city of food and wine, a place to experience the buzz, culture and convenience of a big city without big city frustrations. The city centre, surrounded by parklands, is a charming blend of historic buildings, wide streets, numerous shops, street cafes and restaurants.

(Days 8 to 11) - 4 Day Car Rental, Pick up & Drop off in Adelaide

Discover Australia as you travel by rental car for four 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 8) - Self Drive from Adelaide to Arkaba Station

Self Drive from Adelaide to Arkaba Station.

Be sure to check out Peterborough on the way to Arkaba Station. This town is full of History from when it was settled back in the 1870s. Most popular for its railways, while the rails no longer operate here there is still a railway memorial along with a Class “Y” locomotive you can check out. You can also visit the Dragons Rest Habitat Garden, a collection of extremely hardy plants.

(Days 8 to 11) - 3 Nights Luxury Accommmodation in the Flinders Ranges

Stay at your luxury vacation accommodation in the Flinders Ranges for 3 nights.

The Flinders Ranges are one of Australia’s most ancient landscapes, moulded by hundreds of millions of years of geological activity, and also home to some of the most spectacular outback scenery in the country. Arkaba is a 60,000 acre sheep ‘station’, its craggy sandstone bluffs and dry creek beds lined with River Red Gums are a quintessential Australian scene, while the geological amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound lies on the northern boundary of the property.

Your hosts will ensure a friendly and informal level of attention that is only possible when you are one of a few guests. In a truly Australian way, in a style that is typically ‘down to earth’ we do not lose sight of the attention to the small details that are so important in the best accommodation.

From an ancient seabed to mighty mountain range, tectonic upheavals and subsequent weathering processes have produced some of Australia’s most spectacular outback scenery. Sculpted by millions of years of rain and sun into a fractured landscape of rugged gorges, furrowed valleys with cypress pines, dry creek beds lined with river red gums and vistas from the high ground across miles of outback plain, the Flinders Ranges is an introduction to the sheer scale of the outback. For wildlife watching, bush-walking, photography or just soaking up the sights and sounds of outback Australia, the Flinders is in a class of its own.

(Days 9 & 10) - Free Days to Explore the Flinders Ranges

Free time to rest, relax or explore.

(Day 11) - Self Drive from Arkaba Station to Adelaide

Self Drive from Arkaba Station to Adelaide.

Be sure to check out Peterborough on the way to Adelaide. This town is full of History from when it was settled back in the 1870s. Most popular for its railways, while the rails no longer operate here there is still a railway memorial along with a Class “Y” locomotive you can check out. You can also visit the Dragons Rest Habitat Garden, a collection of extremely hardy plants.

(Day 11) - Australian Domestic Flight, Adelaide to Sydney

Travel within Australia by domestic air from Adelaide to Sydney

(Day 11) - Car Transfer, Sydney Airport to Hotel

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

Allow a uniformed chauffeur in a luxury sedan drive you to your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.

(Days 11 to 13) - 2 Nights Accommodation in Sydney

Your five star accommodation in Sydney for 2 Nights will offer you the magnificent views of Sydney Harbour.

A modern high rise tower with spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour. Your Accommodation is located at the fringe of historic Rocks area, near Opera House and the Central Business District, close to the Harbour Bridge, across from Bridgeclimb. Guest rooms are some of the most spacious and luxurious in Sydney and offer spectacular harbour views.

(Day 12) - Day Tour, Sydney Opera House Tour (1 Hr)

On your vacation, participate in an inspiring tour of the Sydney Opera House.


This one hour tour outlines the intricate and controversial history of the Sydney Opera House along with details of the unique design of this architectural masterpiece. You will visit a number of the six performance venues, including the magnificent wood paneled Concert Hall and the Opera Theatre as well as the new Utzon room. You will also visit the glass enclosed northern foyer areas which boast spectacular views of Sydney Harbour – a perfect photo opportunity.


Upgrade to Opera House Tour & Tasting Plate Available

(Day 12) - Day Tour, Sydney Harbour Cruise Express Pass

On your vacation explore Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia with this unlimited full day pass, or take the 1 1/2 hour round trip cruise and see all the main harbour sights with commentary.

Hop On and Hop Off at up to seven famous harbour attractions with this unlimited full day pass, or simply take the 1 1/2 hour round trip cruise and see all the main harbour sights with commentary.

The Harbour Express stops at the following tourist attractions:

Fort Denison: The historic island and cafe in the middle of Sydney Harbour.

Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia’s amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus and kangaroos.

Shark Island: This island national park is the perfect destination for a BYO picnic lunch, complete with a small beach area for swimming.

Watson’s Bay: Home of Doyle’s famous seafood restaurant and only a short walk to beautiful harbour swimming beaches, HMAS Watson and headland parks.

Luna Park: Sydney’s famous fun park with rides and games, or walk across the Harbour Bridge from Milsons Point station.

Darling Harbour: Aquarium & Wildlife World, Australian Maritime Museum, shops, restaurants and only a short stroll or Monorail to Sydney Tower, Star City Casino, Powerhouse Museum and China Town.

Circular Quay: The Rocks historic precinct, weekend markets, Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Harbour Bridge pylon. (Additional Fees apply for Park Entry to Fort Denison, Shark Island & Taronga Zoo).

(Day 13) - Car Transfer, Sydney Hotel to Airport

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

Allow a uniformed chauffeur in a luxury sedan drive you from your vacation accommodation in Sydney, Australia.

(Day 13) - 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.

  • 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.