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Tastes of Southern Australia

Tastes of Southern Australia

Good food, wine, local cuisine and produce. Explore country Victoria, cosmopolitan Melbourne and the spectacular coast and delicious produce of Southern Australia. Meet local farmers, wine makers and whisky distillers and indulge in their delectable produce while you take in stunning scenery on the Great Ocean Road, Kangaroo Island, the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa.

Day 1: Sydney - Canberra From Sydney, journey via the Southern Highlands for a stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol, a visit to a working sheep farm, and an Aussie barbecue lunch. Then it's on to Canberra to visit the Australian War Memorial and the Parliament House before enjoying a welcome dinner. Novatel Canberra (L,D)
The capital of Australia is Canberra
Day 2: Canberra - Snowy Mountains Head into spectacular Kosciuszko National Park for an optional ride on the chairlift at Mt Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak. Enjoy the beauty of the park before crossing the mighty Murray River into Victoria and beautiful Beechworth, Victoria’s best preserved gold rush town, for a unique overnight stay.

Day 3: Beechworth - Melbourne Get to know Beechworth with a tour, explore the legendary Beechworth Bakery, as well as antique shops and galleries. Visit the museum before a drive through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to cosmopolitan Melbourne for a two-night stay.

Day 4: Melbourne Free day to explore Melbourne or perhaps consider optional tours to see the penguins on Phillip Island or the Yarra Valley wineries.
Penguins Philip Island
Day 5: The Great Ocean Road Don't forgot your cameras today for one of the world's greatest road trips - the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy visits to Torquay and the Twelve Apostles before finishing the day in the whale-watching capital of Warrnambool. Quality Suites Deep Blue, Warrnambool (B,D)

Day 6: Warrnambool - Adelaide Enjoy the vistas from the dormant volcano of Tower Hill before continuing through the picturesque fishing village of Port Fairy. Skirt the Lower Glenelg National Park into South Australia and on to Mt. Gambier for a city tour and a look at the spectacular and mysterious Blue Lake before heading on to Coonawarra, renowned for its wine production. Stamford Plaza Hotel, Adelaide (B,D)

Barossa ValleyDay 7: Barossa Valley This highlight day starts with a sightseeing tour of Adelaide city. Then journey north to visit one of Australia’s best-known wine-producing regions, the Barossa Valley. Stop at the small town of Tanunda on your way to Jacobs Creek winery where you’ll learn about what goes into making great wines on a walking tour with wine tasting. Your host will provide an overview of the 14 different grape varieties grown in the vineyard that are featured in some of the most famous wines. After a lunch of local produce with wine, explore a little more of this gastronomic region and its delights, before returning to Adelaide. Stamford Plaza Hotel, Adelaide (B,L)

Day 8: Adelaide - Kangaroo Island After a stop at the Victorian seaside suburb of Glenelg, continue on to the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula and perhaps take a walk to Granite Island for some sensational coastal views. Later, travel by ferry to Kangaroo Island for a two-night stay and dinner overlooking the spectacular Backstair Passage. Aurora Ozone Hotel (B,D)

Kangaroo Island sealDay 9: Kangaroo Island A full day of discovery will take you wildlife spotting in Flinders Chase National Park and a chance for some great photo opportunities at the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch. Enjoy lunch at the Andermel Marron Farm, a food and wine experience that captures the very essence of Kangaroo Island, before a guided tour at the Seal Bay Conservation Park and walk among a colony of sea lions.

Day 10: Kangaroo Island - Adelaide Cruise back by ferry to Cape Jervis before transferring back to Adelaide Airport, where your tour concludes in the early afternoon. (B)

Great Ocean RdHighlights Travel along the magnificent Great Ocean Road Visit the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge Visit historic Berrima in the Southern Highlands Experience farm life at Gold Creek Sheep Station Enjoy a guided tour through impressive Parliament House Explore the Australian War Memorial Enjoy views over Canberra from Mt Ainslie Discover the charm of historic Beechworth Visit Ned Kelly Country Discover Melbourne’s colourful hidden laneways on a revealing walking tour Throw a boomerang and taste bush tucker at Tower Hill Nature Reserve Aboriginal Cultural Icon Visit the Coonawarra for a wine tasting Indulge in food & wine in the Barossa Visit a micro distillery on Kangaroo Island Explore seaside Victor Harbor Taste delicious local cuisine & wine on Kangaroo Island You're Invited Dining Icon Walk amongst Sea Lions at Seal Bay Explore picturesque Hahndorf

Inclusions Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide Quality accommodation Travel by luxury coach Airport transfers (see flight information below) Dining Full buffet breakfasts (9) 'You're invited' breakfast (1) Highlight lunches (2) ‘You’re invited’ lunch (1) Dinners with wine (4) Farewell dinner (1)

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