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AAT Kings Tastes of Southern Australia 24/25

11 days 10 nights
Sydney to Adelaide
from AUD$4,701pp
was AUD$5,151pp
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This trip fully deserves its name. Expect to sample some of Southern Australia’s most drool-worthy produce – think craft beers, wines and cheeses - and also savour some of its most dreamy landscapes, from the Great Ocean Road’s Twelve Apostles to the sparkling coves of South Australia on a Kangaroo Island tour. In between there are Phillip Island little penguins, Melbourne laneways, the Barossa and Canberra, Australia’s culture-filled capital.

Food & wineWildlife & nature

This Tour Also Features

  • Barossa and Hahndorf Food & Wine Tour, including lunch
  • Craft Beer Tasting on Kangaroo Island
  • Flinders Chase National Park including Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch
  • Gold Creek Station BBQ Lunch
  • Guided Tour of Parliament House
  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Experience
  • Tour of Adelaide City & Botanic Gardens
  • Visit Alexandra Cave in Naracoorte
  • Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Visit Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
  • Meals included: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
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Berrima, Southern Highlands

As hard as it is to say goodbye to Sydney, it’s just as easy to say hello to the Southern Highlands. South of the ‘Harbour City’, the rustic countryside of Berrima awaits – fun fact: this is the oldest Georgian village in Australia. Further on, you’re welcomed to Gold Creek Station by sheep farmer Craig Starr for a Be My Guest BBQ lunch and tales about life on the land. Onward to the country’s cool little capital, home to Parliament House, where you’ll go behind the political scenes. Tonight, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.

Staying in:

  • Crowne Plaza Canberra (1 night)

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Canberra Scenery

Get some Canberra perspective from the summit of Mt. Ainslie. You won’t be able to see the Murray River, but you’ll soon cross it en route to Beechworth, Victoria’s best-preserved gold rush town. Get the lowdown on Beechworth over a chat with the publican of the historic local pub and enjoy afternoon tea in the oldest hotel in town. Then you'll be set you on your way to explore honey and gold shops, galleries and museums at your leisure.

Staying in:

  • Quality Hotel Wangaratta (1 night)

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Ned Kelly in Glenrowan

Meandering south toward historic Glenrowan, you’re well and truly in Ned Kelly country – this is where the infamous bushranger and his gang were finally captured in 1880. We’ll tell you all the tales, then a few more about Melbourne, the home of Aussie rules football, some of the country’s best arts institutions, and a swag of stellar restaurants, cafés and bars. Once you have your bearings, immerse yourself in a guided galleries tour of our First Peoples arts and cultural centre, Koorie Heritage Trust, then head off to explore before an evening at leisure to explore.

Staying in:

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne (1 night)

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Flinders St Station, Melbourne

You’re on your own today. Well, not really, because your Travel Director is at your service to help arrange optional sightseeing experiences. Perhaps enjoy a strong coffee in one of Melbourne's atmospheric laneways. Adrenaline junkie? Linger in the city, gaining bird’s-eye views from the Melbourne Skydeck at the Eureka Tower. Animal lover? Venture to Phillip Island to see hundreds of little penguins pad along the sand (both own expense).

Staying in:

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne (1 night)

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Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most epic journeys, a dramatic 240-kilometre union of limestone stacks (Twelve Apostles, we’re looking at you), World Heritage listed rainforest, untouched coastal coves and sleepy towns, like Lorne and Apollo Bay. It’s hard to know where to point your camera. We recommend having it poised to snap shots of the Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge rock formations. It doesn’t get any better than this.

Staying in:

  • Lady Bay Resort (1 night)

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Echidna

Emus and koalas… These are just a couple of the animals you’ll likely spot as you drive through Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve – housed in a dormant volcanic crater. Remarkably, this pocket of paradise was once wasteland, transformed by volunteers. More volcanic history awaits across the South Australian border in Mt. Gambier, home to the crater-filling Blue Lake. By now you’ll be pretty thirsty, so it’s a good thing the Coonawarra wine region is around the corner. After a few sips, you may find yourself getting deep – literally. Naracoorte’s Alexandra Cave is a maze of delicate needle-like stalactites and massive twisting columns.

Staying in:

  • William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoorte (1 night)

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Kingscote Jetty

The Fleurieu Peninsula is a natural adventure playground, all rolling hills, rugged clifftops and sandy beaches. Seaside Victor Harbor turns on the charms – take a horse drawn tram ride out to Granite Island (own expense) or take a wander along the pier – before your ferry blasts its horn. All aboard for Kangaroo Island, home to native wildlife like sea lions, koalas and diverse bird species. Your destination is Kingscote.

Staying in:

  • Aurora Ozone Hotel, Executive Rooms (1 night)

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Seal Bay Conservation Park

It’s time for an island adventure: first stops are Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, home to an immense colony of raucous fur seals. Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary was badly damaged by the 2019 bushfires. Through your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, you’ll assist with their bushfire recovery plan and wildlife rehabilitation program. Learn from one of their experienced guides about the delicate ecosystem and Australian native animals. More wildlife greets you at Seal Bay Conservation Park, where enormous sea lions barrel down the sand to the water. This is one of the most significant breeding colonies in the country. A well-deserved tasting of craft beer awaits at a boutique brewery, the only one on the island. How does a Golden Ale sound?

Staying in:

  • Aurora Ozone Hotel, Executive Rooms (1 night)

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Adelaide Central Market

You’ve arrived in the South Australian capital, known for its well-preserved churches and well-admired cuisine. Did you know that Adelaide boasts more restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia? After a city orientation tour, the afternoon is yours to see just how many you can sample – we have a few recommendations, including a visit to the epic Central Market, where you can try green ant gin with cheese, among so many other delicacies (own expense).

Staying in:

  • Crowne Plaza Adelaide (1 night)

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Barossa Valley

Pull on your elastic-waisted pants – today is one of indulgences through the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa, dotted with atmospheric towns like Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. A Barossa and Hahndorf tour reveals the bountiful food and wine this pocket of the state is known for. Discover local flavours over lunch at Lambert Estate, nestled in the rolling hills of the Barossa, followed by a tasting at Wolf Blass.

Staying in:

  • Crowne Plaza Adelaide (1 night)

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Adelaide Cityscape

By day 11, you will have a suitcase full of gin, wine and cheese; a camera full of dreamy images; and more memories than you can count.

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