Southern Charms &Tropical Delights – Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Cairns

19 days,

16 nights |

from $6699 per person*


Begin your Australia adventure with a four-night stay at The Savoy on Little Collins in Melbourne. Tantalize your taste buds on a Melbourne Foodie Culture Tour, sip exquisite wines in the picturesque Yarra Valley, and traverse the breathtaking Great Ocean Road.

Venture to the charming city of Hobart, where you’ll spend four nights at the Movenpick Hotel Hobart. Dive into Tasmania’s rich history with a full-day tour to Port Arthur and Richmond, explore the vibrant streets of Hobart on a half-day city tour, and embark on an unforgettable journey to Tasman Island Cruise & Devil Park, where you’ll encounter the island’s unique wildlife against a backdrop of stunning coastal landscapes.

In Adelaide, your four-night stay at Vibe Hotel Adelaide awaits, offering a perfect blend of urban sophistication and laid-back charm. Delight your senses with a full-day Barossa Food and Wine Experience, where you’ll savor the flavors of world-class wines and local cuisine. Then, set off on a memorable day trip to Kangaroo Island, where you’ll encounter native wildlife in their natural habitat and enjoy a delectable lunch amidst the island’s scenic beauty. Don’t miss the chance to explore the Adelaide Central Market as an early riser, indulging in a hearty breakfast while mingling with friendly locals.

Your vacation concludes with a four-night stay at Crystalbrook Bailey in Cairns, where adventure and relaxation await in equal measure. Snorkel and swim in the mesmerizing underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef on a thrilling cruise, including a breathtaking helicopter flight over the azure waters. Then, experience the wonders of the rainforest with a Grand Kuranda Tour, traveling in style with Gold Class amenities and immersing yourself in the region’s indigenous culture and lush landscapes.

All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

May 31, 2024

Valid for travel between:

May 1 – June 28, 2024

Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.

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This package is 100% customizable and no set itinerary is available.

Day 1: Depart USA

Make your way to Los Angeles Airport for your overnight flight to Melbourne. If you require a connecting flight from another US gateway, please let us know and we can price your airfare accordingly.

Day 2: International Date Line

During your flight, you will cross the International Date Line.

Day 3: Arrive Melbourne

After you clear Customs & Immigration, you will be met in the Arrivals Hall and be transferred to your hotel for a 4-night stay. The remainder of your day is free to explore the city at your leisure.

Day 4: Yarra Valley (L)

Experience the delights of Victoria’s wine country on this Yarra Valley wine tour from Melbourne. With an informative wine guide, you’ll visit four popular wineries: Balgownie Estate, Steels Gate Winery, Greenstone Vineyards, and Yering Farm. Enjoy plenty of tastings as well as a winery lunch while you learn about winemaking in Australian and admire the picturesque landscapes.

Day 5: Great Ocean Road (L)

Experience this majestic coastal drive-in style with your small group and enjoy time to relax and fully appreciate the wonders of this world-famous touring route. Stay on the lookout for some very special animals including whales, dolphins, echidnas, and bandicoots. Your camera will get a good workout along this exciting journey where we will stop for plenty of photo opportunities. To begin, your expert Oceania Guide will collect you from your Melbourne hotel to commence your exciting road trip. Your next stop will be at Apollo Bay, a tranquil seaside town which is most noteworthy for its setting among the soft rolling hills. It offers a great selection of cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy some lunch. Following this, we will enjoy a walk in the forest in the Otway Ranges. A truly unique day out, capped off by a visit to the ancient rock formations of the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Finally, your Oceania guide will transfer you back to the comfort of your hotel in Melbourne.

Day 6: Melbourne

Embark on a 4-hour sensory adventure through Melbourne’s culinary and cultural wonders with our Foodie Culture Tour, a standout among Melbourne’s walking and food tours. Our expert guides lead you through enchanting laneways, arcades, and historic buildings, offering unique insights into the city’s history and culinary delights. Discover hidden gems in iconic laneways, explore charming arcades with eclectic boutiques and cafes, and immerse yourself in Melbourne’s rich history during this unforgettable exploration. From the Immigration Museum to the heart of laneway culture, this tour promises an immersive experience of Melbourne’s culinary and historical gems.

Day 7: Melbourne – Hobart

Transfer to Melbourne Airport by private vehicle for your flight to Hobart. On arrival in Hobart, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a 4-night stay. The remainder of your day is free.

Day 8: Hobart

Spend the morning exploring Tasmania’s capital. Hobart is a quaint city that features many preserved colonial sandstone buildings. The vibrant waterfront and Salamanca Place were once the hub of a thriving whaling industry. Visit nearby Battery Point where the historic buildings vary from grand homes to the humble worker’s cottages. Enjoy a scenic drive to the alpine wilderness of Mt Wellington, a 1270m peak, which provides a dramatic backdrop to the city and offers stunning views over Hobart and beyond (weather dependent) before returning to your accommodation.

Day 9: Hobart

Journey from Hobart to the breathtaking Tasman Peninsula, where the Southern Ocean has sculpted awe-inspiring caves and arches. Walk along towering cliffs, witness giant waves at Pirates Bay, Waterfall Bay, Tasman Arch, and Devil’s Kitchen. Encounter Tasmanian Devils at the Unzoo, joining a feeding frenzy and hand-feeding wallabies. Explore the well-preserved ruins of Port Arthur, a World Heritage site, with a harbor cruise and site talks. Conclude your adventure in historic Richmond, home to Australia’s oldest bridge. An unforgettable day, from history to wildlife, captured in one exhilarating tour.

Day 10: Hobart

Enjoy a full day tour from Hobart and spend a day on the Tasman Peninsula including return guided bus tour, 3-hour Wilderness Cruise, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo entry, morning tea and lunch. This amazing wilderness and wildlife cruise takes you along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. Travel beneath the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar, and explore waterfalls, rock formations, archways, and deep-sea caves. The coastline is home to a variety of wildlife including seals, migrating whales, dolphins, and abundant sea birds. The custom-built boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife with covered open-air seating providing an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment.

Day 11: Hobart – Adelaide

Transfer to Hobart Airport for your flight to Adelaide. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a 4-night stay.

Day 12: Adelaide

Travel from Adelaide to the renowned Barossa wine region, beginning at Pindarie, an award-winning cellar door with a homestead feel. Sample their famous blends, enjoy morning tea with stunning vineyard views, and then visit Provenance Barossa, the original home of Penfolds, offering unique experiences with food and beverage outlets. At Lambert Estate in Angaston, savor a structured wine tasting, local seasonal produce, and a delectable main course, optionally complemented by their impressive wine selection or a Chocolatier coffee. Conclude your day at Mengler Hill Lookout for sweeping valley views before visiting the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, pairing house-made chocolates with Vineyard Road’s handcrafted wines, for a perfect finish to your Barossa Food and Wine Experience.

Day 13: Adelaide

Begin with an early hotel pickup for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis, passing the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula. Board the SeaLink ferry to Kangaroo Island. Your coach and local guide will lead a tour of this nature-based gem, starting with Seal Bay Conservation Park and a guided beach walk among rare sea lions. Enjoy a two-course lunch. Explore Flinders Chase National Park, spotting wildlife and admiring Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Your day ends at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, where you can feed kangaroos and learn about koalas. Return to Adelaide via ferry and coach.

Day 14: Adelaide

Meet your Central Market Tour guide at Si Sea restaurant Stall 76, at the Adelaide Central Market. Kickstart your day with a delightful market espresso, tea, or hot chocolate while witnessing the market come to life. Since 1869, the Central Market has been a culinary gem in South Australia, offering premium food and wine products. After breakfast, embark on an engaging gourmet walking tour led by a local food expert. Explore diverse stalls, sample multicultural delights, and savor the freshness of local farm and ocean produce while immersing yourself in the market’s vibrant atmosphere. The remainder of your day is free.

Day 15: Adelaide – Cairns

Transfer to Adelaide Airport for your flight to Cairns. On arrival, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel for a four-night stay. The remainder of your day is free.

Day 16: Cairns (L)

Make your way down the Cairns Marina to board the high-speed cruise vessel for your journey out to the Great Barrier Reef. Travel in comfort and style aboard the region’s most luxurious, high-speed reef cruise vessel “Evolution”. Choose between seating in spacious indoor saloons or extensive outer decks with lounges split over 3 levels. Spend less time travelling and a full 5 hours split over 2 pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations chosen for their water clarity, coral density, and overall quality of marine life. This package includes EITHER an Introductory Dive (no experience necessary) OR Certified Dive PLUS a spectacular 10-minute Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight! This tour showcases the reef from above and below highlighting the incredible colors, fish and corals of the great barrier reef and sheer scale of the Great Barrier Reef from the air. All snorkeling equipment is provided with friendly tuition for beginners and easy reef access from large water level platforms.

Day 17: Cairns

This morning, you will met and transferred to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Glide above the rainforest canopy to the Kuranda Terminal with stops along the way at Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station. On arrival at Kuranda visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and enjoy time to wander through the Kuranda Village. Later, transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park for the following for a delicious hot buffet BBQ lunch and a wide selection of salads and fruits. Jump on an Army Duck Rainforest Tour and travel deep into the rainforest on both land and water as your guide explains different species of flora and fauna. Watch the Pamagirri Dancers perform in the rainforest amphitheater, then join the Dreamtime Walk – learn to throw a boomerang and watch spear-throwing and didgeridoo playing. Koala and Wildlife Park. Explore the park and see crocodiles, wombats, snakes, dingoes and a cassowary, and hand feed kangaroos and wallabies. You will have the opportunity to have your photo taken cuddling a koala or holding a small crocodile (at your own expense). Travel by GOLD CLASS on Scenic Kuranda Rail back to Cairns Central Station winding through 15 hand cut tunnels and past spectacular waterfalls. On arrival, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 18: Cairns

Today is free to explore more at your leisure or just simply relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel.

Day 19: Depart Cairns

Transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Brisbane and connecting flight to the US.

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Based on Double Occupancy

May 1 – June 28, 2024 6699
June 29 – July 23, 2024 7399
July 24 – September 25, 2024 6849
September 26 – December 5, 2025 7379

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