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Australian Coasts, Wildlife & Culinary Delights From $1,999 PP*

By About Australia

Overview

Indulge in the beauty of Australia's majestic coasts and vibrant culinary scene as you visit Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Melbourne and Hobart. Along the way you'll meet kangaroos, koalas, sea lions and tiny penguins. You'll be awed by natural wonders, learn local secrets, take an award-winning foodie tour, visit 4 islands and make countless memories.

Highlight inclusions

  • Accommodation: Adelaide (2 nights), Kangaroo Island (1 night), Melbourne (3 nights) and Hobart (3 nights)
  • Australian domestic flights: Sydney to Adelaide, Adelaide to Melbourne, Melbourne to Hobart (return)
  • Private transfers: Adelaide Airport to accommodation, Central Bus Station to Adelaide Airport
  • Shuttle transfers: Melbourne Airport to accommodation (return), Adelaide accommodation to Central Bus Station, Hobart Airport to accommodation (return)
  • Overnight tour: 1 day / 1 night Kangaroo Island Tour
  • Day tours included: Melbourne: Hidden Secrets of Melbourne Tours, Phillip Island Penguin Parade Ultimate Eco Tour; Hobart: Bruny Island Traveller
  • All taxes and fuel levies (except where noted)

Package details

  • Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs
  • Upgrades are available

Duration: 9 nights
Price: USD$1,999
Book by: 05/30/2018
Travel from: 03/09/2018
Travel to: 12/15/2018
Booking code: ST-TA120

Itinerary details

Day 1

Hometown to Los Angeles (check quote for inclusion) and international flight, Los Angeles to Sydney (ask us about our best international fares).

Begin your vacation with a flight to Los Angeles from your hometown then relax on a comfortable international flight from Los Angeles to Sydney.

Day 2

Australian domestic flight, Sydney to Adelaide and private transfer, Adelaide Airport to accommodation.

After your arrival in Sydney, you’ll take a quick domestic flight to Adelaide where you will then be transported by private luxury sedan to your accommodation.

Days 2 to 4

2 Nights Accommodation in Adelaide

Spend 2 nights in a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Adelaide’s vibrant West End. Colorful theaters, a range of restaurants and cafes and the CBD are just a short walk from your accommodation.

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Day 3: Free Day to Explore Adelaide

This day is free to explore Adelaide. Spend the day enjoying the city of Adelaide on your own terms or add a day tour to your itinerary.

Discover the city’s fantastic food and wine culture on an optional day tour of the Barossa Valley Wine Region. Home of Penfolds Wine, Barossa is an internationally-recognized leader in wine production, especially Shiraz, Cabernet, Riesling and Chardonnay (optional add-on). Or you may want to explore the German heritage of this region on an optional Grand Barossa and Hahndorf Hills tour. See the unique blend of charming European villages, vineyards and scenery intermixed with the lush region (optional add-on).

Insider’s tips:
The Adelaide Central Market is your one stop shop for local artisan produce and goods, where you’ll find fruit & vegetables, meat & poultry, seafood, gourmet cheeses, deserts and more. Find a tasty treat or a one-of-a-kind souvenir in this bustling market. Nearby in the Adelaide Hills is the National Motor Museum, housing over 300 cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles. This international center for the collection, research and education of Australian road transport is considered one of the best in the world.

Days 4 to 5: 1 Day / 1 Night Kangaroo Island Tour

Kangaroo Beach Lodges, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Spend 1 day / 1 night on Kangaroo Island, a special place often described as a zoo without fences. Here, an abundance of wildlife roams freely. You’ll walk among sea lions at Seal Bay on a guided walking tour. Then enjoy an afternoon at Flinders Chase National Park where you’ll spot koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas. Enjoy the natural wonders of this untouched wilderness and then spend the night in a boutique 4-star seaside hotel on the island.

Day 5

Private transfer, Adelaide Central Bus Station to Adelaide Airport, Australian domestic flight, Adelaide to Melbourne and shuttle transfer, Melbourne Airport to accommodation.

A private luxury transfer will transport you from the Adelaide Central Bus Station to the Adelaide Airport for a domestic flight to Melbourne. You will then be transferred from the Melbourne Airport to your accommodation.

Days 5 to 8

3 Nights Accommodation in Melbourne

Spend 3 nights in an apartment-style hotel in the heart of Australia’s most stylish city. You’ll be just a short walk from major Melbourne attractions and shopping markets.

Day 6: Hidden Secrets of Melbourne Tours

Discover local gems on a Hidden Secrets of Melbourne tour. This popular walking tour is a hit even with the locals. You’ll find unique shops, intimate bars and restaurants and inspiring murals that are tucked away in Melbourne’s alleyways you might’ve otherwise missed.

Day 7: Phillip Island Penguin Parade Ultimate Eco Tour Plus

Forest Caves Beach, Phillip Island, Victoria

Experience the remarkable wildlife of Phillip Island on a comprehensive day tour full of quintessential Australia experiences. You’ll witness Australian sheep shearing, taste local artisan chocolate and visit koalas in the wild, along with other unique native animals. Stroll along Phillip Island’s rocky coast taking in the sounds of the ocean as you arrive at Summerland Beach. Here you’ll watch hundreds of little penguins make their way across the beach on their way home. See this spectacular event on an exclusive viewing area and private boardwalk situated next to the main path of penguins.

Day 8

Shuttle transfer, Melbourne accommodation to Airport, Australian domestic flight, Melbourne to Hobart and shuttle transfer, Hobart Airport to accommodation.

A shuttle will transfer you from your Melbourne accommodation to the airport for a domestic flight to Hobart. After your arrival, a coach will meet you to take you from the Hobart Airport to your accommodation.

Days 8 to 11

3 Nights Accommodation in Hobart

Enjoy 3 nights in an award-winning apartment style hotel with spacious rooms and free WiFi. Centrally located, your accommodation is a short walk to the city center and waterfront. Popular markets, restaurants and bars, breweries and galleries are only a few minutes away.

Day 9: Bruny Island Traveller (Full Day)

Bruny Island Cruises, Bruny Island, Tasmania

Explore spectacular landscapes and gourmet local produce with a seven course, small-group tour to Bruny Island. This day tour is a perfect mix of Australia’s best qualities – amazing coastal landscapes, dense rainforests, rare wildlife and great food. Enjoy delectable cheese tastings, a healthy sampling of fresh oysters and a gourmet lunch at Australia’s southern-most vineyard. Keep an eye out for incredibly rare white wallabies as you meander through the pristine wilderness. You’ll end the day with a visit to the local fudge shop for handmade fudge and a tasting of Tasmania’s single malt whisky at the Bruny Island House of Whisky.

Day 10: Free Day to Explore Hobart

This day is free for you to explore Hobart. See the iconic Tasmanian Devil on an optional day tour to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, or indulge in the freshest seafood straight from the local waters on an optional Tasmanian Seafood Seduction tour. Or Spend the day getting to know Hobart on your own.

Insider’s tips:
See the highlights of Hobart on a Hobart City Sights and Mt. Wellington tour for an excellent introduction to the region. Travel to such sites as Hobart’s waterfront, Salamanca Place and Battery Point and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Chocolate lovers can visit the Cadbury factory at Claremont and beer connoisseurs can book a guided tour at the Cascade Brewery in South Hobart. Or you may choose to explore Australia’s heritage on an optional Port Arthur Historic Site Tour for a glimpse back to the convict days of the region. Visit historic buildings and gardens, or hear spine-tingling stories of strange events as you experience the eerie night atmosphere on a Historic Ghost Tour. If you’re in Hobart on a Saturday, don’t miss the famous Salamanca Market. A great way to meet the locals, the Salamanca Market offers fresh and gourmet produce, arts, crafts and handiwork from all over Tasmania.

Day 11

Shuttle transfer, Hobart accommodation to Airport, Australian domestic flight, Hobart to Melbourne, International flight, Melbourne to Los Angeles (not included - ask us about current specials) and Los Angeles to hometown (not included).

After your stay in Hobart you will be transferred from your accommodation to the Airport for a domestic flight to Melbourne, where you will then take an international flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles. From Los Angeles you will take a flight to your hometown (check quote for inclusion).

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Terms & Conditions:

All prices are in US dollars and correct as of April 23, 2018. Pricing is from “per person” based on Double Occupancy (2 Adults) in hotels. Single Supplements apply. Upgrades available on request (upgrade supplements apply). No refunds allowed. Changes are permitted (fees may apply). Other restrictions may apply. Not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. About Australia reserves the right to adjust the amount of any outstanding balances at any time according to USA Exchange Rate variations. All taxes, GST & Fuel Levies are included in the Price unless specified otherwise. Prices may vary when you book your travel package and are not guaranteed until payment in full is received. Airlines, hotels and tour operators frequently change their prices as a result of rate increases, fuel surcharges, government imposed taxes or fees. Prices may increase prior to full payment for those and/or other reasons. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you understand and agree to the possibility of such increases.

Flights, where included, will be operated by Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Jet Star or their code-share partners; flight Taxes & Fuel levy included; Economy Flight Class of Service. Flights maybe based on Fares which can not be held in advance of purchase, same day ticketing may be required.

Visa required additional $15 per person.

Travel Dates:

ST-120

Permitted US Departure Dates: Now – December 15, 2018

Lowest Price found: May 24 – August 19, 2018*

ST-120S

Permitted US Departure Dates: Now – December 12, 2018

Lowest Price found: Now – August 18, 2018*

ST-120SC

Permitted US Departure Dates: Now – December 9, 2018

Lowest Price found: Now – August 13, 2018*

Subject to availability. Blackout dates and seasonal supplements will apply; these vary by travel vendor and are subject to change. Travel may be permitted outside the dates listed, but may attract seasonality or special event surcharges.

Known special events, blockouts and blackouts will increase the cost of the trip or limit availability:

Blackouts for Sydney:  May 30, June 27, July 11, July 18, August 11, August 18, September 29-30, October 20 – 27, December 29 – 30, 2018 & Janaury 1, 2019

Travel in Cairns during the following dates may increase rates or have limited availability: April 30, May 6, 21-24, May 29 – June 1, 9-11, 19, July 11, August 14, 23 -25, September 15, October 1-3, 18-25, 31 & November 26, 2018

Travel in Sydney during Vivid Sydney may increase rates or limit availability: May 25 – June 16, 2018

Blackouts for Adelaide: September 1 – 7, 2018

Price will increase for stays in Kangaroo Island: December 17 , 2018- January 6, 2019

Blackouts for Melbourne: September 27 – 30, November 2 – 6, December 23 – 26, December 29, 2018 – January 1 & January 18 – 25, 2019.

Blackouts for Hobart:May 18, July 28, December 28 – 31, 2018.

Tour Restrictions:

Opera House Tour is not available March 5, 30, September 1-2, December 25, December 31 and will have limited availability on January 1, 2019

Great Barrier Reef Cruise is not available: February 2-3, 15-16, 18, 20, 28, March 3, 16, 24, April 5, 21, May 4-5, 7, 21, 26 & November 9, 16, 2018

Great Reef Cruise requires additional $10 pp pay on board reef levy. Transfers to Reef Cruise from Cairns $15pp (if required)

Melbourne Secret Laneways & Arcades Tour is not available Sundays or March 12, March 30 – April 2, April 25, June 11, November 6, December 26, 25, 2018

Melbourne Secret Laneways & Arcades Tour will increase in price: September 20 -23, November 1 – 13 & December 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019

Phillip Island Wildlife Tour is not available: February 9 – 24, April 1-2, 25, June 11, November 6, December 25 – 26, 31 2018, January 1, 26 & 28, 2019

Phillip Island Wildlife Tour will increase in price: March 30 – April 15, December 20 – January 15, 2019

Bruny Island Traveller is not available December 25, 2018

All hotels are centrally located, inspected and approved by About Australia.

Remodeling will take place at Cairns hotel, Now – June 30, 2018. Construction work will only take place during the day, Monday – Friday. This should not affect the experience of your stay, unless you plan on spending significant time in your hotel room during the day. Another hotel can be substituted for a slightly higher rate, if requested.

Bedding Configuration is as follows: Sydney: 1 Queen + 1 Rollaway (Hotel Upgrade Available)

Cairns: 1 King or 2 Singles

Adelaide: 1 Queen (Additional Bedding Requires Upgrade) Kangaroo Island: 1 King + 1 Single Melbourne: 1 Queen (Additional Bedding Requires Upgrade)

Hobart: 1 Queen or 2 Singles

Contact About Australia directly to get a firm quote based on current prices for your preferred travel dates.