Southern Escape & Northern Retreats

16 days,

15 nights |

from $4899 per person*


Discover the wonders of Melbourne, Victoria, South Australia and Tropical North Queensland.

Your Australian vacation starts in Melbourne – a city of hidden spaces, iconic laneways and tantalizing food and wine. Indulge in the amazing foodie scene and café culture of Melbourne City and enjoy tastings and quirky insider stories along the way. Explore French Island, a hidden treasure of wilderness before traveling to Phillip Island to get up close to the little penguins.

Buckle up and hit the road and travel along the Great Ocean Road to the Barossa Valley and Adelaide. Experience the rugged beauty along the south-west coast of Victoria by setting off along one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. Take a walk with wildlife on a guided tour, view the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, and meet the locals at quaint towns and villages along the way.

Stoll through the vineyards of the Barossa Valley and enjoy the perfect picnic packed for you, including a selection of food all sourced from local producers, and a bottle of Jacob’s Creek wine.

Be amazed by the beauty of Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay in the lower Eyre Peninsula, an untamed region of Australia that boasts some of our country’s best aquatic, coastal, and land-based adventures, activities and experiences. View spectacular coastal scenery ranging from ancient cliffs to stunning, expansive, footprint-free beaches. Immerse yourself with arguably the best koala experience in Australia

Relax at Thala Beach Nature Reserve – nestled in native rainforest and adjacent to a secluded beach. Travel to Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef for a day of swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing on the boat. Spend a day with a local Aboriginal tour guide, learning about culturally significant areas and the relationships the Kuku Yalanji still have with their land. Learn the history, culture and traditions of the local Aboriginal people and the area.

All vacations can be customized, so please chat with one of our Destination Specialists to design your perfect Australian Vacation

  • Melbourne private arrival transfer airport/hotel
  • 3 nights Melbourne at the Vibe Hotel Melbourne in a Yarra View Room including breakfast
  • Café Culture Walk
  • French Island & Phillip Island Wildlife Expedition
  • 6-days Group C Car Hire including unlimited mileage
  • Walk the Wildlife Guided Tour at Wildlife Wonders
  • 1-night Port Campbell, Southern Ocean Villas in a Deluxe Villa
  • 1-night Port Fairy at Merrijig Inn in a King Suite including breakfast
  • 1-night Robe at the Robe House in a self-contained apartment including breakfast
  • 2-nights Barossa Valley, Barossa Shiraz Estate, Residence including breakfast
  • Jacobs Creek Visitor Centre – Pernod Ricard – Picnic Perfect experience
  • Round-trip airfare from Adelaide to Port Lincoln
  • 2-nights Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln Hotel in an Ocean View Room including breakfast
  • 2-day guided Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay Highlights Experience, including lunch, activities and entrance fees
  • 5-nights Port Douglas, Thala Beach Nature Reserve in a Jungle Walk Bungalow including breakfast and on-site activities
  • Full-day Low Isles Reef experience including lunch
  • Full-day Ngana Kulkinga Dungay with Walkabout Cultural Adventures


*Does include is airfare from Adelaide to Cairns, which can be priced separately or included in your international airfare pricing. Please call for details

All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

August 31, 2023

Valid for travel between:

July 25, 2023 – November 11, 2023

Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.

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

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*Terms & Conditions: Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting for travel during specified travel dates. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Airfare is not included unless indicated. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Airline and hotels frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may increase before full payment for those and other reasons. Package is not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Package is strictly subject to availability, not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Minimum night stays or required room types may apply. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-20

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