11 Days -3 cities & The Indian Pacific

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Day 1: Adelaide

  • Arrive into Adelaide International airport where your driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel.
  • PM free to relax

Activities and Services

Day 2: Adelaide

The world famous wine region of the Barossa Valley is steeped in history and German heritage, swathed in rolling landscapes of vines, orchards, pasture and bushland and full of great characters.

Discover the rich bounty of the Adelaide Hills with its charming villages, so close to the city. Explore the enchanting town of historic Hahndorf with its unique Bavarian ambiance.

Highlights of this tour

  • View the grand and historic homesteads of North Adelaide
  • Approach the Barossa Valley through the magnificent Seppeltsfield Estate
  • A welcome and wine tasting at this historic winery 
  • Learn the art of winemaking on a guided tour at Wolf Blass 
  • Uncover the mystery of wines at a tutored wine tasting of Gold Label wines and the award winning Black Label 
  • An exclusive preview Penfolds tasting with lunch 
  • Visit Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement with its Elm tree-lined main street, quaint cottages, inns, cellar doors, craft shops and galleries, artisan cheese and smallgoods makers, bakers and tea rooms
  • Delight in the Adelaide Hills’ villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate.

Activities and Services

Included

  • Wine tasting
  • Winery Lunch

Day 3: Adelaide

Full day tour of Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a treasure island of renowned natural beauty. After your sea voyage across the Backstairs Passage from spectacular Cape Jervis, you’ll discover its awesome beauty, rugged unspoilt wilderness and abundance of marine wildlife and seabirds as well as wallaby, goanna, echidna, koala and kangaroo.

Highlights of this tour

  • Pass through the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula on our way to Cape Jervis
  • Cruise across Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island
  • Walk amongst wild Seals as they laze on the beach and surf the waves into shore
  • Seal Bay is home to over 500 Australian Sea Lions
  • Enjoy an Aussie style lunch in a charming country setting
  • Lookout for Koalas and Echidnas in their natural habitat
  • The unspoilt wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park
  • Astounding rock formations at Remarkable Rocks
  • Discover the popular haven for New Zealand Fur Seals and soaring sea birds at Admirals Arch
  • Return to Penneshaw and cruise back to Cape Jervis and journey onto Adelaide

Expert tips

Today you need to wear comfortable walking shoes and have sunblock. 

Included

  • Round trip transfer to Cape Jervis
  • Ferry to Kangaroo Island round trip
  • 2 course lunch

Day 4: Indian Pacific

Aboard the train, the journey commences and lunch is served while in the distance the magnificent Flinders Ranges passes by and the rugged, rocky landscape gives way to outback scrub as we arrive into Broken Hill in the early evening. Here there is a choice of cultural Off Train Excursions before dining back on the train and taking time out to socialise with fellow guests in the Lounge.

Information

Activities and Services

Included

  • Transfer to the Station.
  • All inclusive Journey on the Indian Pacific ( including Alcohol)

Day 5: Sydney

 Blue Mountains and Sydney

Wake up to breakfast in the spectacular Blue Mountains before arriving at Sydney Central Station.

The Off-Train excursion at the Blue Mountains includes tea at Scenic World and a 2-course lunch at Look Out Echo Point restaurant.

Arrive into Sydney Central. You will be met by your driver who will transfer you to your hotel.

Sydney enjoys a relaxed outdoor and beach lifestyle, combined with arts and culture, fine food and wine, nature and cosmopolitan shopping and nightlife. Life in Sydney centres on the harbour. Catch a ferry at Circular Quay for views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from the water. Darling Harbour is a favourite family leisure and entertainment precinct.

In the city centre, historic arcades such as the Queen Victoria Building and The Strand are packed with designer fashion stores. In Newtown, find vintage fashion and quirky boutiques; while Mosman and Double Bay have more upmarket boutiques and cafes.

Unwind in tranquil spaces such as Centennial Parklands, Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens. Don’t miss the world-famous beaches of Bondi and Manly. The city’s coastal walks are a perfect way to take in the golden beaches, dramatic headlands, sandstone cliffs and national parks.

Sydney is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Blue Mountains to the west, the Hawkesbury River to the north and the Royal National Park in the south.

Included

  • Off-Train Excursion - Blue Mountains
  • 2-course Lunch at Look Out Echo Point Restaurant

Day 6: Sydney

Full day city tour of Sydney.

We start with a 1-hour tour of the Opera House.

When the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in 2007, it was hailed as "one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind". Now it's your turn to step inside this iconic landmark and discover the stories behind Danish architect Jorn Utzon's remarkable achievement. What inspired him to base his revolutionary design on ships' sails? How did he solve an engineering challenge considered one of the most difficult attempted anywhere in the world? You will find out on this very special one-hour guided tour into the intricate workings of a living, breathing Opera House. You will explore the hallowed theatres and foyers where more than 1600 concerts, operas, dramas and ballets take place each year and your experienced guide will be on hand to lead you through every aspect of the building's 14-year creation and 58-year history. You will run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles, take a seat in the elegant custom-made white birch timber chairs and marvel at the vaulted ceilings of one of the biggest pillar-free chambers in the world. Once you've visited areas off limits to the general public and captured photographs from rare vantage points inside the majestic Sydney Opera House, you'll realize that from the outside you're only getting half the story.

Later we visit Macquaries Chair, pass the Town Hall, Hyde Park, and take a short walk in the Rocks area, view the Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and the world famous Bondi Beach.

Sydney Tower,  Madam Tussauds and SEALIFE Entrance

Evening Dinner on the Sydney Showboat

Included

  • Opera House Guided Tour
  • Entrances to Sydney Tower, Aquarium and Madam Tussauds
  • Sydney Showboat Dinner cruise 

Day 7: Sydney

800am - Meet your guide at the hotel and travel to the Ku-Rin-Gai National park.

Located just 45 minutes north of central Sydney, the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is one of Australia’s most picturesque and diverse landscapes. 

Your tour begins deep in the heart of Sydney’s iconic Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, home to one of the world’s most concentrated collection of recorded Indigenous Heritage Sites, and its remarkably peaceful waterways. Here, you will enjoy a world-class lookout from West Head and your expert guide will share the rich history of a sacred, largely unknown yet extensive Aboriginal Heritage site abundant in rock engravings.

 Your first stop is West Head lookout where you can take in incredible views of the Tasman Sea, Pittwater and the historic sandstone lighthouse on Barrenjoey Headland.  Gazing across Broken Bay, see the beaches of the Central Coast and Lion Island, which shelters the largest population of little penguins in the Sydney area.

The Park is home to the world’s most concentrated area of Indigenous sites (>1,500 sites) and you will enjoy interpretation at several ancient Aboriginal sites (some only accessible by water).

Together, explore the unexplored

Board Sydney Out Back’s 50ft motor catamaran, which will be your floating, 360° viewing deck for an unforgettable journey by water. From the moment you leave Akuna Bay, one of Sydney’s most exclusive and remote marinas, you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world. See tidal waters lap against the rugged golden sandstone and the hard to reach Australian bush, which crowd the shoreline.

You will enjoy a 2.5 hour scenic cruise through pristine National Park waterways, admiring the Aussie bush and imagine what Sydney Harbour looked like prior to the arrival of the Europeans in the late-1700s. 

 Lunch is salmon, chicken, ham and beef rolls with very nice condiments.

In addition:

- a mixture of apples, bananas and mandarins is offered in the morning.

- a fruit platter consisting watermelon, strawberries and citrus is offered after lunch on the boat.

- juice, (real) coffee and tea is available on the boat

- Double Choc Tim Tams

- water is provided all day.

 Return to the city around 430pm.

 

Activities and Services

Day 8: Melbourne

  • Transfer to the SYD domestic Airport
  • Arrive MEL airport and transfer to the Hotel in Melbourne
  •  Melbourne Cricket Grounds 

Activities and Services

Included

MCG tour 

Day 9: Melbourne

Full day tour of the City and Philip Island.

We take in the sights of the city including the Eureka Skydeck, the tallest building in Melbourne, Shrine of Remembrance, Victoria Market, the Parliament, Treasury Gardens etc before proceeding to Philip Island. 

Included

  • Skydeck entrance
  • Koala Conservation center
  • Penguin Parade

Day 10: Melbourne

Full day Yarra Valley.

We first visit a Winery for Wine tasting and have lunch at a Winery.

Later we visit the Healesville Sanctuary.

Healesville Sanctuary is one of Australia’s most loved tourist attractions and the best place in Victoria to see and interact with native Australian wildlife. The Sanctuary is committed to fighting wildlife extinction and offers visitors the opportunity to come close up to unique Australian animals in a stunning bushland setting.

We visit the Chocolaterie before returning to the city

Included

  • Wine tasting
  • Winery Lunch
  • Healesville Sanctuary
  • visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie 

Day 11: End of Itinerary

Transfer to the MEL International Airport

 

Activities and Services

Melbourne International Airport [MEL]

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