Duration(in days): 15
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Food and wine fanatics will love this 14-day tailor-made holiday in South Australia. From the thriving markets of Adelaide to the big names and boutique wineries of the Barossa Valley, with 80 cellar doors in this region alone, you'll be spoilt for choice. And with a boutique tour to Kangaroo Island, you're guaranteed to meet some of the loveable Aussie favourites including kangaroos, koalas and seals.
Based in South Australia, you'll find abundant native wildlife, as well as bountiful vineyards and gourmet food producers. Enjoy 4* accommodation throughout, to make your stay comfortable.
This Adelaide holiday combines effortlessly with other regions so if you’d like to tour other wine regions like Margaret River in Western Australia or the Hunter Valley in New South Wales; we can tailor-make the exact Australia holiday that you're looking for.
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your trip.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
On arrival in Adelaide you’ll be greeted and escorted by private transfer to your hotel where you will check in for a 3 night stay.
You now have 2 free days to explore this laidback city.
Why not take a wine tour with a private guide or with a small group to the Adelaide Hills and Penfolds Magill Estate, or visit the National Wine Centre in the city? Don’t miss Adelaide Central Markets – the range of produce on offer is mind-blowing.
We've included a guided walk through the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, where you'll learn about native flora and fauna in the heart of the city. You'll get to see, touch and taste these Australian plants, as your Aboriginal guide explains the importance of social structures, seasonal food trails and hunting techniques.
This morning you’ll be collected and taken for your 20-minute flight to Kangaroo Island. On arrival you'll be greeted for the start of your 4 day Kangaroo Island small group tour.
Highlights of the first day include walking through a colony of bulls, cows and pups at Seal Bay Conservation Park; enjoying a picnic lunch in the bush; spotting kangaroos and koalas as you pass through the interior of the island and strolling along the north coast beaches of Snellings and Stokes Bay.
Today you'll explore the western section of the island including the remarkable Flinders Chase National Park, one of the most important national parks in Australia and home to a large variety of flora & fauna. During your walk here, look out for kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of birdlife.
You'll also get to see around 10,000 fur seals at Cape de Couedic; discover the 'Remarkable rocks' and get up close to kangaroos and other native wildlife at the Kelly Hill Conservation Park.
After breakfast, you'll be taken to the airport for your flight back to Adelaide.
On arrival, pick up your rental car for the one hour journey into the Barossa Valley where you'll check in for a 3 night stay. The rest of the day is at a leisure.
We've included 2 days for you to explore the Barossa Valley wine region. There are around 80 cellar doors in the region and many are clustered together so exploring is easy. All the Aussie favourites are here, from the big boys like Seppeltsfield (try the 100 year old Para port here!) and Grant Burge to some fantastic boutique wineries – check out the Barossa Small Winemakers Centre to discover something you’re unlikely to find at home.
Foodies will love Maggie Beer’s Pheasant Farm – a perfect place to pick up something to bring home. There are some spectacular dining options here, Hentley Farm and Appellation are both highly recommended.
It’s time to head back to Adelaide today so once you're back in the city, drop off your car and head to the seaside suburb of Glenelg to enjoy some relaxation by the sea for your last few days.
Spend a few days on the beach or jump on the tram into Adelaide and explore the city.
You will be collected this morning and taken to the airport by private transfer for your flight back to the UK.
Why not add a stopover in Melbourne to your trip?
South Australia gets most of its rainfall during the winter months of June, July & August. It rains more around the city than in the outback, temperature averages at around 15 degrees. Autumn (March to May) & spring (Sept – Nov) are great times to visit, with lots of sunshine and temperatures staying in the low 20s. Prices will also be more reasonable and availability better during this time. Summer season is peak time for Adelaide with hot sunny, days and temperatures reaching up to 30 degrees.
We’re experts in planning tailor-made holidays, so whether you’re looking for a luxury Australia holiday, ideas for road trip, or multi-stop flights to Australia with stopovers – let us help you with the planning. Our experts can tailor-make precisely the trip you’re looking for - this itinerary is purely a suggestion, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.
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