Mountains, beaches & vibrant cities


Tastes of South Australia


From the culture-filled capital Canberra, to the metropolitan café lifestyle of Melbourne you will easily slip into the Australian way of life on this tour. Sample some of South Australia’s produce, craft beers, cheese platters and sip fine wines in the Barossa Valley. View some of the region’s most awe-inspiring landscapes, from the Great Ocean Road to sparkling coves of Kangaroo Island. This tour can be enjoyed in full or shorter durations of 5 or 7 days for those short on time.  

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14 Days
From £5469 per person

Price includes international return flights from the UK. £5,465 from Manchester on 4 February 2025. £5,679 from London Heathrow on he 3 February 2025. Subject to availability at the time of booking. Please call for details.

Tastes of South Australia
From £5469 per person

Your Itinerary

  • Day 1-2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13-14

Day 1-2 : UK - Sydney

Depart London Heathrow for your flight to Sydney.

Day 3 : Sydney - Canberra

Say goodbye to Sydney and hello to the Southern Highlands. Further on, you’re welcomed to Gold Creek Station for a BBQ lunch and tales about life on the land. Onward to the country’s cool little capital, home to Parliament House, where you will go behind the political scenes. Tonight, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Canberra

Day 4 : Canberra - Wangaretta

Get some Canberra perspective from the summit of Mt. Ainslie. Cross the Murray River en route to Beechworth, Victoria’s best-preserved gold rush town. Your Tour Director will give you the Beechworth lowdown, then set you on your way to explore character-filled antiques stores, galleries and museums at your leisure. There are plenty of charming places to refuel, as well, before Wangaratta’s cathedrals beckon.

Hotel: Quality Hotel Wangaratta

Day 5 : Wangaretta - Melbourne

Meandering south toward historic Glenrowan, you’re well and truly in Ned Kelly country. Listen to local tales, then a few more about Melbourne, the home of Aussie rules football, some of the country’s best arts
institutions, and an abundance of stellar restaurants, cafés and bars. Explore at your leisure.

Hotel for 2 nights: Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Day 6 : Melbourne

Today is at your own speed with the guidance from your Travel Director to help arrange optional sightseeing experiences. You may prefer to enjoy a strong coffee in one of Melbourne’s atmospheric laneways and “live like a local”. Gain a bird’s-eye view of the city from the Melbourne Skydeck. Wildlife lovers may choose to venture to Phillip Island to see hundreds of little penguins pad along the sand or chug through the lush Dandenong Ranges on the Puffing Billy Steam Train. The choice is yours.

Day 7 : Melbourne - Warrnambool

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most epic journeys. A dramatic 149 mile union of limestone stacks the Twelve Apostles, 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

Hotel: Lady Bay Resort

Day 8 : Warrnambool - Naracoote

These are just some of the animals you’ll likely spot as you drive through Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Continue across the South Australia border in Mt. Gambier, home to the crater-filling Blue Lake. By now you’ll be
thirsty, so it’s a good thing the Coonawarra wine region is close by. Your tour continues to Naracoorte’s Alexandra Cave, a maze of delicate needle-like stalactites and massive twisting columns.

Hotel: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge

Day 9 : Naracoote - Kangaroo Island

The Fleurieu Peninsula is a natural adventure playground, all rolling hills, rugged clifftops and sandy beaches. Seaside Victor Harbor turns on the charms – there are steam locomotives – before your ferry blasts its horn.
All aboard for Kangaroo Island. A well-deserved tasting of craft beer awaits at a boutique brewery.

Hotel: Aurora Ozone Hotel for 2 nights

Day 10 : Kangaroo Island

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.

Day 11 : Kangaroo Island - Adelaide

You’ve arrived in the South Australian capital, known for its well-preserved churches and well-admired cuisine. After a cultural walking tour through the city’s Botanic Gardens with an Aboriginal Guide, and an Adelaide city
tour, the afternoon is free to visit the Central Market.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Day 12 : Adelaide

Today is one of indulgences through the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa. A Barossa and Hahndorf tour reveals the bountiful food and wine this pocket of the state is known for. Enjoy a tasting from small batch wine makers
from across the valley as well as discovering local flavours over lunch at Lambert Estate enveloped by vines.

Day 13-14 : Adelaide - UK

Depart Adelaide to make your flight back to the UK.


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