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Nature & Gourmet Retreats Of Southern Australia
This fascinating journey takes you between two of Australia’s most cultured cities, via beautiful rural retreats and diverse scenery.
- Style: Fly Drive Holiday
- Duration: 14 days/13 nights
- Starts in: Adelaide
Guide Price £2205 pp
- Barossa Shiraz Estate
- Barossa Valley
- The Frames, Murray River
- Great Ocean Eco Lodge, Cape Otway
Day 1 Adelaide
Surrounded by world-renowned wine regions, picturesque Adelaide is the first stop on your adventure. Head into the Adelaide Hills to enjoy a leisurely lunch at a wine estate or perhaps take a tour of the city’s bustling Central Markets.
Day 2 Fleurieu Peninsula
Get off the beaten track and explore the sprawling vineyards of the McLaren Vale on an intimate 4WD tour. After a spectacular beach drive enjoy a gourmet lunch.
Days 3-4 Adelaide to Barossa Valley
Pick up your car and head north to the beautiful Barossa Valley, home to over 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries. From small family-run boutiques to household names, the region is particularly famed for its outstanding Shiraz and Riesling.
Days 5-6 Barossa Valley to Murray River Region
Australia’s longest waterway hosts rare fauna and flora and an abundance of birdlife. Watch graceful pelicans glide by and perhaps enjoy a gourmet barbecue on the deck of your luxurious villa.
Day 7 Murray River Region to Mildura
Cross the state border into Victoria and follow the river to Mildura. This historic town offers plenty of river-based activities including paddle steamer trips.
Day 8 Mildura to Halls Gap
As you approach Halls Gap, the pristine beauty and enormity of the Grampians Ranges becomes apparent.
Day 9 Halls Gap
Stay in peaceful forest cabins and soak up your remarkable surroundings, enjoy scenic walks through the national park and head into town at dusk to see the resident ‘roos grazing.
Day 10 Halls Gap to Cape Otway
Today journey along the Great Ocean Road, passing the magnificent Twelve Apostles on route. Take time to wander the boardwalks that lead to striking view points.
Day 11 Cape Otway
Surrounded by lush rainforests, your rustic eco retreat offers the unique chance to venture into the bush with conservation researchers and learn about endangered native species. If you are lucky you may spot rare marsupials including the elusive tiger quoll and cute sugar gliders.
Day 12 Cape Otway to Melbourne
Cruise the coastal road and perhaps stop for fish and chips in the pretty seaside town of Lorne. Drop off your car on arrival in Melbourne.
Day 13 Melbourne
With its wealth of excellent restaurants and museums, Melbourne is often referred to as Australia’s cultural capital.
Explore the charming laneways and sample local delicacies on a fabulous walking tour.
Day 14 Melbourne
Head to the airport for your onward flight.
Optional Excursions:Early Risers Market Tour, Adelaide
Twelve Apostles Helicopter Flight, Port Campbell
- 10 days Intermediate Inclusive Plus car hire including zero excess insurance, 10% discount (book by 31 Mar 20), unlimited mileage, 24 hour Roadside Assistance & additional drivers
- 13 nights 3* to 5* accommodation
- 6 breakfasts, 2 lunch & 2 dinners
- Fleurieu Explorer with Gourmet Food & Wine, from Adelaide
- Melbourne Foodie Experience
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