True North – Southern Safari

The True North Cruises the South Australian coast from Kangaroo Island to Ceduna boasts an endless horizon of white sandy beaches, uninhabited islands and sheltered bays – truly one of Australia’s undiscovered gems. The Southern Safari is a stylish journey of discovery with a unique mix of adventure, history and relaxation. It is also a gourmet delight – sample the Barossa Valley’s finest wines, southern bluefin from Port Lincoln – the tuna fishing capital of Australia, Coffin Bay oysters and delectable King George whiting and blue swimmer crab from beautiful Streaky Bay. There’s plenty of excitement too when we cage dive with the great white sharks at the Neptune Islands, revel in the history of Lincoln and swim with the seals at Stokes Bay. Picnic on the beach with only penguins for company or try your hand at fishing for snapper and flathead. Hike to the top of Pearson Island or take in the view from our sightseeing tenders as our local guides point out the area’s unique wildlife.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Adelaide – Welcome Aboard the True North

Start your True North cruise with a difference. Our coach will collect you from the doorstep of our partner hotel in the heart of Adelaide city and then it’s onto the famed Barossa Valley wine region.

Wine has been a way of life in the Barossa since 1842.

The region incorporates both Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, making it one of the only areas in Australia to have neighbouring warm and cool climate growth conditions.

There are some 750 grape growing families, many sixth generation, supplying quality grapes to more than 170 wine companies of all shapes and sizes. The best wines of the Barossa sit comfortably alongside the great wines of the world. Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling have led the way as regional heroes, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Grenache, Viognier, Semillon and Tawny all contributing to the Barossa’s standing as one the world great wine regions.

Our feature Barossa winery is Seppeltsfield – home to the world’s largest unbroken collection of fortified wines, a collection which dates back to 1878.

The winery is a national treasure and a living museum of Australian wine history.  Start your visit in the original 1851 family homestead and discover the history of the Seppelt family from immigration and settlement by the Para River to the modern era.  In the Centenary Cellar, walk alongside the longest lineage of single vintage wines in the world. Enjoy a private tasting in the Trophy Cellar focussing on the “Paramount Collection” and the 100 year old Para Vintage Tawny.

Then enjoy a sumptuous lunch at Fino which is located in Seppeltsfield’s original bottling hall.

After lunch visit the JamFactory, a contemporary craft and design studio, gallery and shop located in the Seppeltsfield estate and creating another layer to your Barossa experience.

The JamFactory incorporates both beautiful displays and visual galleries featuring artists in residence who interact with guests. The artists studios, gallery and shop are housed in a historic 1850s stable building which has been extensively renovated whilst maintaining elements of the original rural charm.

Then as we make our way to the True North it’s another cruise highlight even before the cruise has begun.

Nestled in the foothills of Adelaide with views over the city, Penfolds’ Magill Estate also offers breathtaking views of the Penfolds vineyard – the perfect setting to immerse one’s self in Australia’s most iconic wine label.

Discover historic Magill Estate – the birthplace of Penfolds with a rich history dating back to 1844 and, indulge in a luxurious experience of storytelling and tasting.

Then it’s time to welcome you aboard the mighty True North.

Enjoy a welcome aboard cocktail, settle into your cabin and indulge in more culinary delight as we begin the evening cruise to Kangaroo Island.

Day 2: Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island – one of the earth’s last unspoilt refuges.

Much of the islands native bushland remains undisturbed and more than a third of the island has been set aside for conservation. And the ‘locals’ include some of Australia’s most distinctive characters – koalas, platypi, echidnas, sea lions, penguins, goannas, kangaroos, emus and wallabies.

Kangaroo Island is also distinctly beautiful featuring pristine beaches, rugged coastal cliffs and sleepy seaside cottages.

Join a ‘road-trip’ to the island’s south-western tip and, the Flinders Chase National Park. The Remarkable Rocks are impressive natural sculptures and the boardwalk to the Admiral Arch delivers equally stunning vistas.  There are several vantage points to view the local seal colonies.

Then rejoin the True North at Kingscote and savour a lunchtime cruise to American River. This quiet fishing village is neither American, nor a river. The village is named after a group of American sealers who landed here in 1803 and then mistakenly referred to a narrow inlet as a river. The area is renowned for bird- watching and it’s also a great spot to wet a line. Best of all – American River provides us with a stunning and tranquil overnight anchorage.

Day 3: Kangaroo Island

Today we explore Kangaroo’s stunning north coast – where farmlands roll onto deserted sandy coves. Visit Emu Bay, Stokes Bay, Cape Dutton and Cape Forbes. Fill your day with snorkelling, beach combing and close encounters with seals and dolphins. Fishing for ‘monster’ whiting will also be a popular activity.

Day 4: Gambier Islands

Have you ever wanted to cage dive with great white sharks – well this could be the opportunity that you have been waiting for. Join our experienced local operator for a once in lifetime opportunity to see huge white sharks up close and in their natural environment. An experience that you will not forget.

If diving with white sharks is not exactly your ‘cup of tea’ – there will be ample opportunity to engage in activities somewhat less confronting as we explore the Gambier Islands. Perhaps its time for a spot of fishing in a secluded bay. Our guides are practised at introducing local fishing techniques to both the beginner and expert alike. And with multiple expedition vessels at our disposal – take advantage of small groups and personal assistance. Target species in-close include delectable whiting and out deep, ‘double-headers’ of pink snapper are not uncommon.

Our schedule will also include morning and afternoon sightseeing excursions – our knowledgeable guides will be happy to introduce local history and geography.

Day 5: Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln is a major tuna fishing area and in recent times the industry has generated vast wealth on the back of a lucrative Japanese market. The prices paid for high-grade tuna can be very spectacular indeed – fish prepared specifically for the sashimi trade can command in excess of $150,000 per tonne and as a result, many of the local fishermen have become millionaires.

Fish farming has also become an important local industry – tuna, kingfish, mussels, oysters, abalone and lobsters are all ‘grown’ locally and our guides will provide an entertaining introduction to local commercial fishing and aquaculture.

In the afternoon join everyone ashore for a tour of Port Lincoln itself but make sure you’re back onboard just before sunset – a sashimi ‘tasting’ will be a fitting end to the day’s activities.

Day 6: Coffin Bay – Greeny Island

Wake this morning in beautiful Coffin Bay. The area is widely admired for its pristine beauty – endless tranquil bays fringed with brilliant sandy beaches and surrounded by national park.

And more recently the area has also developed a reputation for producing succulent oysters.

Take a hike in the Coffin Bay National Park; visit the Coffin Bay town site, the fully restored Mount Dutton Bay woolshed and the Kellidie Bay oyster leases.

And something special again today. Join the crew ashore for a beach picnic on Gallipoli Beach – a beach with striking similarities to a far away coast and, setting for the film “Gallipoli”.

After lunch enjoy a leisurely cruise to Greeny Island – blue water home to schools of monster tuna, huge samson fish and giant yellow tail kingfish. Take a relaxing cruise around the island before indulging in some Coffin Bay oysters – True North style.

Day 7: Pearson Islands

Welcome to the Pearson Islands – remote islands on South Australia’s west coast that have changed little since they were first discovered by Matthew Flinders in 1802. They are well known for producing giant whiting however big Australian salmon and flathead are also common inshore. Out in the deep, snapper, blue groper, bluefin and kingies will challenge the most determined angler.

Explore the islands, have a swim on one of the many inviting beaches, visit the local seal colonies. At night the seals are known for catching fish attracted by the ship’s lights.

Day 8: Franklin Islands

Today we visit the Franklin Islands and nearby Saint Francis Island. For something a little different, you might be interested in joining one of our chefs for the morning – see how to catch, cook and prepare the revered blue manna crab. The islands feature many sheltered bays and millions of shearwaters that nest in shallow burrows. Spend the day exploring, fishing, snorkelling and diving as you prepare for your last night onboard the magnificent True North.

Day 9: Ceduna – Adelaide

Early morning disembarkation in Ceduna and light aircraft transfer to Adelaide.

2018 Dates & PricesOcean Class Twin ShareRiver Class Twin ShareExplorer Class Twin Share
January: 13$8,995.00
$11,995.00$13,995.00
2019 Dates & PricesOcean Class Twin ShareRiver Class Twin ShareExplorer Class Twin Share
January: 10$9,495.00
$12,595.00$14,695.00
Inclusions 
Meals: All meals & non-alcoholic beverages on board
Transfers:Light aircraft transfer from Ceduna to Adelaide.
Accommodation:9 nights on-board the True North
Crew: 22 Australia Crew
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
** Scenic Helicopter flights extra charge
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The Indian Pacific – Fares 2020 / 2021

When it comes to the great rail journeys of Australia, there’s nothing quite like The Indian Pacific. Going far beyond the means of regular rail travel, you simply won’t be disappointed as you sit back, relax and embrace the true Australia from the comfort of your beautiful cabin.

The Indian Pacific does the contrary, crossing from Perth to Sydney (and vice versa) through the Nullarbor Plain and Adelaide. This wondrous quest takes 4 days/3-nights and is one of the safest ways to see this unique landscape, taking you through the stunning blue mountains and the wild west of Australia.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Fares valid for rail travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

THE INDIAN PACIFIC
AUD $ Per person One Way
LOW SEASON
02 June 2020 to 28 July 2020
01 December 2020 to 31 January 2021
(eastbound)
03 June 2020 to 30 July 2020
02 December 2020 to 28 January 2021
(westbound)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $809.00 $639.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $1,609.00 $1,279.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $2,299.00 $1,819.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,639.00 $1,309.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $3,249.00 $2,589.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $4,609.00 $3,669.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $909.00 $719.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $1,799.00 $1,429.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $2,559.00 $2,029.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $2,409.00 $1,919.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $4,749.00 $3,789.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $6,289.00 $5,019.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,339.00 $1,069.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $2,639.00 $2,109.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $3,499.00 $2,779.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $2,699.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Perth or vv $5,289.00 Not Available
Sydney – Perth or vv $6,999.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,499.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Perth or vv $2,939.00 Not Available
Sydney – Perth or vv $3,889.00 Not Available

 

THE INDIAN PACIFIC
AUD $ Per person One Way
SHOULDER SEASON
05 April 2020 to 31 May 2020
02 August 2020 to 30 August 2020
01 November 2020 to 29 November 2020
02 February 2021 to 30 March 2021
(eastbound)
01 April 2020 to 28 May 2020
05 August 2020 to 17 August 2020
04 November 2020 to 26 November 2020
03 February 2021 to 31 March 2021

(westbound)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $999.00 $789.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $1,949.00 $1,549.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $2,599.00 $2,069.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $2,019.00 $1,609.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $3,899.00 $3,109.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $5,229.00 $4,179.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,119.00 $889.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $2,169.00 $1,729.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $2,899.00 $2,309.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $2,869.00 $2,289.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $5,789.00 $4,629.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $7,609.00 $6,079.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,599.00 $1,269.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $3,219.00 $2,569.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $4,229.00 $3,379.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $3,209.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Perth or vv $6,449.00 Not Available
Sydney – Perth or vv $8,479.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,779.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Perth or vv $3,579.00 Not Available
Sydney – Perth or vv $4,709.00 Not Available

 

THE INDIAN PACIFIC
AUD $ Per person One Way
HIGH SEASON
01 September 2020 to 27 October 2020
(eastbound)
02 September 2020 to 29 October 2020
(westbound)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,109.00 $879.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $2,139.00 $1,709.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $2,899.00 $2,309.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $2,129.00 $1,699.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $4,089.00 $3,269.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $5,529.00 $4,419.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,179.00 $939.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $2,269.00 $1,809.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $3,069.00 $2,449.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $2,979.00 $2,379.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $5,879.00 $4,699.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $7,929.00 $6,339.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,659.00 $1,319.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $3,269.00 $2,609.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $4,409.00 $3,519.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $3,339.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Perth or vv $6,559.00 Not Available
Sydney – Perth or vv $8,849.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,849.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Perth or vv $3,639.00 Not Available
Sydney – Perth or vv $4,909.00 Not Available

* Fares based on twin share per person with single supplements applicable
* Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability and bookings must be made a minimum of 6 moths in advance. Fares are non-refunable and non-changeable and must be paid in full within 7 days of confirmation.
* Children aged between 4-15 inclusive, receive 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare.
* Fares are subject to availability and may not be available on all services.
* Fares and timetables are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice

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The Ghan – Fares 2020 / 2021

When it comes to the great rail journeys of Australia, there’s nothing quite like The Ghan. Going far beyond the means of regular rail travel, you simply won’t be disappointed as you sit back, relax and embrace the true Australia from the comfort of your beautiful cabin.

The Ghan sweeps down the centre of Australia starting in either Darwin or Adelaide and crossing through Katherine and Alice springs. This  journey allows you to see the red centre, the core of Australia, and opens up the gateway to the beautiful and iconic Uluru.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Fares valid for rail travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

 

THE GHAN
AUD $ Per person One Way
SHOULDER SEASON
05 April 2020 to 27 April 2020
06 September 2020 to 16 November 2020 
31 January 2021 to 29 March 2021
(northbound)
04 November 2020 to 26 November 2020
03 February 2021 to 01 April 2021
(southbound)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $1,379.00 $1,099.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $1,379.00 $1,099.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $2,409.00 $1,919.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $2,789.00 $2,229.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $2,789.00 $2,229.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $4,869.00 $3,889.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN    
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $1,549.00 $1,229.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $1,549.00 $1,229.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $2,699.00 $2,149.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $4,599.00 $3,669.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $4,599.00 $3,669.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $6,599.00 $5,269.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR    
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $2,559.00 $2,039.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $2,559.00 $2,039.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $3,699.00 $2,929.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $5,129.00 Not Available
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $5,129.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $7,359.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
   
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $2,849.00 Not Available
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $2,849.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $4,079.00 Not Available

 

THE GHAN
AUD $ Per person One Way
HIGH SEASON
03 May 2020 to 31 August 2020
(Northbound only)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $1,599.00 $1,269.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $1,599.00 $1,269.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $2,779.00 $2,229.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $3,069.00 $2,469.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $3,069.00 $2,469.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $5,309.00 $4,249.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $1,699.00 $1,359.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $1,699.00 $1,359.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $2,949.00 $2,359.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $4,849.00 $3,899.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $4,849.00 $3,899.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $6,959.00 $5,569.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $2,699.00 $2,169.00
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $2,699.00 $2,169.00
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $3,869.00 $3,099.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $5,399.00 Not Available
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $5,399.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $7,739.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
Adelaide – Alice Springs or vv $2,999.00 Not Available
Alice Springs – Darwin or vv $2,999.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Darwin or vv $4,299.00 Not Available

 

THE GHAN EXPEDITION
AUD $ Per person One Way
SHOULDER SEASON
01 April 2020 to 30 April 2020
02 September 2020 to 29 October 2020
(Southbound only)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Darwin – Adelaide $3,589.00 $2,829.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Darwin – Adelaide $6,849.00 $5,409.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN
Darwin – Adelaide $3,799.00 $2,999.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Darwin – Adelaide $9,549.00 $7,539.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR
Darwin – Adelaide $5,309.00 $4,189.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Darwin – Adelaide $10,619.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
Darwin – Adelaide $5,899.00 Not Available

 

THE GHAN EXPEDITION
AUD $ Per person One Way
HIGH SEASON
06 May 2020 to 30 August 2020
(Southbound only)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Darwin – Adelaide $3,789.00 $2,999.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Darwin – Adelaide $7,209.00 $5,759.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN
Darwin – Adelaide $3,999.00 $3,189.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Darwin – Adelaide $10,039.00 $8,029.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR
Darwin – Adelaide $5,579.00 $4,459.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Darwin – Adelaide $11,169.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
Darwin – Adelaide $6,199.00 Not Available

* Fares based on twin share per person with single supplements applicable
* Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability and bookings must be made a minimum of 6 moths in advance. Fares are non-refunable and non-changeable and must be paid in full within 7 days of confirmation.
* Children aged between 4-15 inclusive, receive 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare.
* Fares are subject to availability and may not be available on all services.
* Fares and timetables are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice

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Central Australian Discovery

This Central Australian Discovery adventure is jam-packed with moments that you’ll want to re-live again and again. Moments like dining overlooking Uluru as darkness falls and the Field of Light comes to life or soaring over the mysterious Lost City on a scenic flight.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Be met on arrival in Darwin and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a relaxed welcome dinner.

Hotel: Hilton Darwin

Day 2: Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Mataranka

Head towards the remote township of Katherine and enjoy a Signature Experience. Board a cruise through Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and marvel at the winding network of gorges carved from centuries-old sandstone. Keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles and birdlife along the way. Later, discover the music, stories and ways of the local Jawoyn people.

Hotel: Mataranka, Territory Manor

Day 3: Mataranka, Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

Unwind in the natural Mataranka Thermal Pool, said to have healing properties for aches and pains. Afterwards, travel to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, a one million-acre working cattle station that stretches all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Hotel: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

Day 4: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, Lost City, Barkly

Board a scenic flight over the Lost City, a series of large sandstone outcrops that evokes the remains of an ancient civilisation. After, enjoy lunch at the iconic Heartbreak Hotel.

Hotel: Barkly Homestead

Day 5: Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), Alice Springs

Venture to Alice Springs via Tennant Creek. Along the way, stop at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). A living cultural landscape, nearly the entire reserve is a registered sacred site.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights

Day 6: Alice Springs, West MacDonnell Ranges

Explore Simpsons Gap, which pierces the West MacDonnell Ranges. This sacred area is an important spiritual site to the Arrarnta Indigenous people, where several Dreamtime stories have said to take place. Continue to the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, whose landscapes played a significant role in the stories of Western Arrernte Indigenous culture. At Angkerle (Standley Chasm), follow a creek where spring-fed pools attract a variety of unique birdlife. Afterwards, visit Ormiston Gorge, home to a variety of unique species. Later, take the afternoon to unwind.

Day 7: Mereenie Loop Road, Kings Canyon

Travel to Hermannsberg and visit the Namatjira School of Art, where you can view authentic art pieces. Afterwards, travel to Gosses Bluff crater, before heading off-road along the Mereenie Loop Road. Take in the outback scenes as you travel to Kings Canyon.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 8:Kings Canyon, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Journey into the heart of Watarrka National Park today, where unspoiled bush and red rock canyons create an amazing experience. The Luritja people have called Watarrka National Park home for more than 20,000 years. Embark on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. On this challenging hike, venture around the rim of the canyon’s incredible sandstone walls, then after reaching the lookout, marvel at the canyon itself. About half way along is the Garden of Eden, featuring a waterhole and riverine vegetation. After lunch, head inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), consisting of 36 domes that form deep valleys and steep-sided gorges. Explore Walpa Gorge before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert, 2 nights

Day 9: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

At sunrise, embark on a base tour of Uluru, learning stories from the Dreamtime while you explore this icon. This evening, experience ‘A Night at Field of Light’. Indulge in a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars. Savour a glass of sparkling before helping yourself to a ‘bush tucker’ inspired buffet accompanied by the music of a didgeridoo. At the same time, immerse yourself in the spectacular Field of Light art installation.

Day 10: Coober Pedy

Cross into South Australia and arrive in the outback town of Coober Pedy. Visit the Umoona Opal Mine, where you’ll get an insight into Indigenous and European settlement in the area, as well as learning about how opals are mined.

Hotel: Coober Pedy, Desert Cave Hotel

Day 11: Oodnadatta Track, Marree

Today you will journey along the Oodnadatta Track, pausing at William Creek for lunch. Perhaps board a scenic flight over the awe-inspiring Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre. Take to the skies and gain a true appreciation of this natural wonder from above (own expense). Afterwards, drive to the edge of Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre and look out over the seemingly endless salt flats. Later, arrive at the small town of Marree.

Hotel: Marree Hotel

Day 12: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

On the way to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, stop for lunch at Parachilna’s famous Prairie Hotel. Arrive at the national park, which is a cultural site renowned for its 800-million-year-old landscapes. Explore Wilpena Pound, cradled within a natural amphitheatre of mountains. Continue to your accommodation, set amongst river red gums and native pines. Enjoy dinner before relaxing on your deck overlooking the bush.

Hotel: Ikara Safari Camp, 2 nights

A full day has been set aside for you to explore Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park in more depth. Visit Brachina Gorge and keep an eye out for the endangered yellow-footed rock-wallaby as you traverse the gorge’s ancient layers. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or perhaps take an optional scenic flight over Wilpena Pound (own expense).

Day 14: Clare Valley, Adelaide

Farewell Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park as you make your way through the wine-growing district of the Clare Valley. Here, enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the locally grown produce and wines of the region. Arrive in Adelaide and toast the end of your journey during a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Adelaide, The Playford Hotel

Day 15: Depart Adelaide

After breakfast, farewell your new-found friends and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 25$9,795.00$11,795.00
May: 11, 30$9,995.00$11,995.00
June: 16 $9,995.00$11,995.00
July: 03, 20 $9,995.00$11,995.00
August: 06, 22 $9,995.00$11,995.00
September: 07, 25$9,795.00$11,795.00
** Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: The services of an expert APT tour director and driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Central to South Explorer

Uncover some of Australia’s most jaw-dropping natural wonders from Central to South, from the striking grandeur of Uluru to the vast salt flats of Lake Eyre. You’ll also traverse the remote Oodnadatta Track and explore the incredible Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Be met on arrival in Uluru and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before meeting your fellow travellers during a relaxed welcome dinner this evening.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert, 2 nights

At sunrise, embark on a base tour of Uluru, hearing stories from the Dreamtime while you explore this icon. Afterwards, visit the Cultural Centre and wander through the exhibitions on show to learn more about Anangu culture and the park’s natural environment. This evening, experience ‘A Night at Field of Light’. Indulge in a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars. Savour a glass of sparkling before helping yourself to a ‘bush tucker’ inspired buffet accompanied by the music of a didgeridoo. At the same time, immerse yourself in the spectacular Field of Light art installation.

Day 3: Coober Pedy

Cross into South Australia and arrive in the outback town of Coober Pedy. In order to avoid the heat, much of the town has been built underground, including your unique hotel. Its vast lunar-like landscapes have set the backdrop for many films, including ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome’ and ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’.

Hotel:Desert Cave Hotel, 2 nights

Day 4: Coober Pedy

Today will be spent exploring Coober Pedy in greater depth. Most of the world’s opal comes from this tiny desert town, and you’ll learn about how they are mined during a visit the Umoona Opal Mine. Explore the mine and get an insight into Indigenous and European settlement in the area. Return to your hotel for dinner this evening.

Day 5: Oodnadatta Track – William Creek – Birdsville

Set off along the Oodnadatta Track and pass the Dingo Fence, a 5,614-kilometre fence built during the 1880s to keep dingoes and wild dogs out of lands where sheep and cattle grazed. Arrive in William Creek and board a scenic flight to Birdsville, where you’ll spend the night at the iconic Birdsville Hotel.

Hotel:Birdsville Hotel

Day 6: Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre – Marree

Fly from Birdsville back to William Creek and enjoy a pub lunch before journeying to Lake Eyre South. Here, you’ll walk on the dazzling salt flats subject to weather conditions. Explore the surrounding natural artesian mound springs, created from water deep within the Great Artesian Basin. Board an included scenic flight over Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre to gain a bird’s-eye view of this natural wonder. Keep an eye out for wildlife including the Lake Eyre dragon, as well as a variety of birdlife including corellas and wild emerald budgerigars. Soar over an incredible area where, prior to entering Lake Eyre, the Warburton Creek opens up to a plain that resembles a birdlife filled playground when the area has seen recent flooding. From here you will gain an appreciation of how it cuts an amazing track though the Simpson Desert all the way from Queensland. Continue to your hotel in Marree for dinner.

Hotel:Marree Hotel

Day 7: Gammon Ranges National Park – Arkaroola 

Today, explore Gammon Ranges National Park, famed for its rugged ranges and deep gorges. Arrive later at Arkaroola in the heart of the Gammon Ranges National Park.

Day 8: Arkaroola – Wilpena Pound

Explore Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, a cultural, historical and geological wonder renowned for its spectacular 800-million-year-old landscapes. Within the park, the famous Wilpena Pound Ikara is cradled within an amphitheatre of mountains. Set amongst river red gums and native pines, Ikara Safari Camp is the perfect base for exploring Wilpena Pound National Park.

Hotel:Ikara Safari Camp, 2 nights

Day 9: Wilpena Pound – Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

This morning, set out on a walk to explore the incredible natural surrounds of Wilpena Pound before continuing to the geological site of Brachina Gorge. Keep an eye out for the endangered yellow-footed rock-wallaby as you explore the quartzite-ridged gorge, which was once used as a thoroughfare where bullock teams pulled their loads. This evening, enjoy dinner back at your safari camp, before retreating to your deck with relaxing vistas of the bush.

Day 10: Clare Valley – Adelaide

Farewell Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park as you make your way through the wine-growing district of the Clare Valley. Here, enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the locally grown produce and wines of the region. Arrive in Adelaide and celebrate the end of your journey during a farewell dinner.

Hotel:The Playford Hotel

Day 11: Depart Adelaide

After breakfast, farewell your new-found friends and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 03, 16$8,495.00$10,095.00
June: 01, 13, 29$8,495.00$10,095.00
July: 11, 28 $8,495.00$10,095.00
August: 12, 27 $8,495.00$10,095.00
September: 08$7,995.00$9,595.00
** Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: The services of an expert APT tour director and driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Australian Coastal Cruises

Australia boasts more than 25,000 kilometres of spectacular coastline and you can discover its many hidden treasures on board the True North.

Fish, dive and snorkel the Abrolhos Islands, Ningaloo Reef and the marvellous Mont Bello Islands all in a single cruise. Discover the infamous wreck of the Batavia and swim with manta ways. Tick the very exclusive Rowley Shoals off your bucket list and catch a sailfish nearly as big as your expedition boat.

Savour a Christmas Dinner with a difference and join the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Take the best seat in the house for New Year’s Eve fireworks in Sydney Harbour and fly to the Blue Mountains for lunch. No need to call a taxi – your don’t even need a reservation for dinner. Or visit must see Kangaroo Island and take a seafood safari abround the fabulous Eyre Peninsula.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.



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Sydney Harbour is an epicentre of excitement on New Years Eve and being outrageously spoilt on-board the True North is the penultimate option to experience all!

 

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The True North Cruises the South Australian coast from Kangaroo Island to Ceduna boasts an endless horizon of white sandy beaches, uninhabited islands and sheltered bays – truly one of Australia’s undiscovered gems.

 



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The Rowley Shoals feature exaggerated corals, mind-blowing fish life and stunning underwater clarity; but perhaps more important than anything else – even today they are visited by only a fortunate few!

 

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The deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean lap the red sands of the ‘north’ as the True North winds its way north on its West Coast Explorer Cruise from Fremantle to Dampier

 

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Join the True North in Esperance and discover the endless beaches that skirt Cape Le Grand.  Encounter the wonders of the Bremer Bay Canyon. Indulge in delicacies from the sea - perhaps washed down with a bottle or two from the revered cellars of Margaret River. And prior to disembarking in Fremantle, revel in the party atmosphere of WA's favourite island playground - Rottnest Island.

 

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Outback Adventure

Discover the legendary Australian outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End. The stunning beauty of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park will provide memories to last a lifetime.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Adelaide

On arrival today, explore the major sights of the city. Later, join a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant Adelaide Central Market. Relax this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Day 2: Adelaide – Wilpena Pound

Drive through the rolling hills of the Clare Valley for a wine-tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest winery. Later, travel through the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound.

Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort

Day 3: Wilpena Pound – Port Augusta

Take a walk with your Travel Director to the faithfully-restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout, which affords panoramic views over Wilpena Pound. Journey through the historic town of Quorn to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before dining at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments

Day 4: Port Augusta – Coober Pedy

Visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera before travelling through salt-lake country to isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. View an opal demonstration with a local expert, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings.

Hotel: Desert Cave Hotel

Day 5: Coober Pedy – Uluru

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you witness the sunset over Australia’s most renowned natural landmark.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights

Day 6: Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta

Rise early to experience a majestic Uluru sunrise. After a tour of the base of Uluru, take a guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole where your Travel Director will explain the significance of the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings you’ll encounter. This afternoon’s journey takes you to Kata Tjuta, thirty-six magnificent domes of red-hued sedimentary rock.

Day 7: Uluru – Kings Canyon

Consider an optional experience and rise early to visit the soul-stirring art installation in the desert, the Field of Light, 50,000 frosted glass spheres of light in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and white. Travel through a stark red desert landscape to awe-inspiring Kings Canyon. The 6-kilometre walk around the rim of the canyon will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. A shorter, more relaxed walk takes you along the sandy creek bed, and leads to a lookout point affording excellent views of the towering canyon walls.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 8: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Travelling past vast cattle properties, you’ll develop a true appreciation for the magnitude of the Australian outback. On arrival in Alice Springs visit the historic Telegraph Station and learn how it relayed message between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 years.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights

Day 9: Alice Springs

Join a local Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park to learn about the culture and traditions of the Arrernte People. Then visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening, join the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a Be My Guest barbecue dinner. Hear from brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established.

Day 10: Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

Visit the legendary School of the Air, then travel north, stopping at Wycliffe Well, where you need to keep your eye out for a UFO! Your next stop is just as intriguing – Karlu Karlu, an outcrop of precariously-balanced granite boulders. You’ll stay tonight in the former gold-mining town of Tennant Creek.

Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn

Day 11: Tennant Creek – Katherine

Call in to the quirky Daly Waters Pub before continuing to Mataranka, where a swim in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the thermal springs is a must-do. Journey on to Katherine.

Hotel: Paraway Motel

Day 12: Katherine – Kakadu

Travel to Nitmiluk National Park and take a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge. Then journey deep into Kakadu for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its birdlife and estuarine crocodiles.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Day 13: Kakadu – Darwin Included Choice

Visit Ubirr, one of Kakadu’s renowned Aboriginal rock art sites, then walk to nearby Nadab Lookout, for views over the surrounding wetlands. After an orientation on arrival in Darwin, the evening is free for you to explore.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, 2 nights

Day 14: Litchfield National Park

Travel to Litchfield National Park, pausing to examine the park’s amazing termite mounds. Stop to view Florence Falls, then venture on to Wangi Falls to swim in the large waterhole before heading back to Darwin. Join your Travel Director for a Darwin Harbour Farewell Dinner Cruise.

Day 15: Farewell from Darwin

BBid a fond farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 13, 27$6,520.00$8,235.00
May: 11, 25$6,520.00$8,235.00
June: 08, 22$6,840.00$8,750.00
July: 06, 20$6,840.00$8,750.00
August: 03, 17, 31$6,840.00$8,750.00
September: 14, 28$6,840.00$8,750.00
2022 Dates & Prices
March: 29$6,520.00$8,235.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 10 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Outback Explorer

This Outback Explorer journey takes you into the very heart of Australia. The ancient and awe-inspiring Flinders Ranges and Kings Canyon provide a dramatic introduction to the rugged landscapes of the continent’s interior – and the jewels in its crown, magnificent Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Close encounters with local people add an enriching layer to your outback experience.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Adelaide

On arrival today, explore the major sights of this picturesque city. Later, you’ll join a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant 140-year-old Adelaide Central Market where you’ll meet the traders and sample some local culinary delights. Relax this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner at La Boca Bar and Grill with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Day 2: Adelaide – Flinders Ranges

Today, drive through the rolling hills of the Clare Valley for a wine-tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest winery before stopping at the township of Clare for lunch. This afternoon your journey continues to Hawker, home of the Jeff Morgan Gallery where you’ll get to meet Jeff and experience his spectacular 30 metre panoramic painting of the Flinders Ranges! Your last stop for the day is at Wilpena Pound Resort, nestled in the shadows of this remarkable natural amphitheatre.

Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort

Day 3: Flinders Ranges – Port Augusta

Take a walk with your Travel Director this morning to the faithfully restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout which affords panoramic views over Wilpena Pound. Journey through Pichi Richi Pass and historic Quorn to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before venturing out for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments

Day 4: Port Augusta – Coober Pedy

Visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera before travelling through salt-lake country to isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. View an opal demonstration with a local expert, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Umberto’s Restaurant.

Hotel: Desert Cave Hotel

Day 5: Coober Pedy – Uluru

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Enter the dual world heritage listed National Park to enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area, ‘Sunset Strip’. Get your camera ready as the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is renowned.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights

Day 6: Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta

See the Red Centre set alight by the morning’s first rays of sunlight. After sunrise tour the base of Uluru. You may like to take a self-guided stroll around the 11km base of ‘The Rock’ or enjoy a guided walk with your Travel Director to Mutitjulu Waterhole. You’ll view Aboriginal rock paintings as your Travel Director interprets their meaning and significance. You’ll also learn about the flora, fauna and cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu. Visit Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art and learn more about the Western Desert region. This afternoon, visit the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek-bed between two of the main domes. Take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuta while you enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles.

Day 7: Uluru – Kings Canyon

This morning you might choose the optional extra of seeing the Field of Light at Sunrise or enjoy a sleep in. After breakfast you will travel to Kings Canyon Resort. On the way, marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner), the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia’ and stop for a lunch break at Kings Creek Station. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Why not taste one of their famous camel burgers for lunch? You don’t want to miss out! Now get ready for spectacular sightseeing. You’re off on a 6km rim walk exploration of Kings Canyon, which will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park, where you’ll be able to see as far as the horizon and get a real feel for the grand scale of this natural wonder. An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor is also available.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 8: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Your Outback Adventure continues today as you journey past vast cattle stations as the landscapes rises to the spectacular MacDonnell ranges that surround Alice Springs. In Alice Springs you explore the historic Telegraph Station that was established in 1872. It first served as one of 12 stations positioned along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretches between Adelaide and Darwin. Your last stop for the day is Anzac Hill for reflection and the panoramic views that give you an appreciation for Alice Springs.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort , 2 nights

Day 9: Alice Springs

This morning you will learn about the life of the local indigenous Arrernte People before experiencing the Royal Flying Doctor Service tourist facility. Here you will learn how the facility brings first class health services to people living in the bush. This evening ‘Be My Guest’ with the Falzon family for an Australian BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Join them as they share stories of self-sufficient living and astronomy and even lead you on a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. It will be a night to remember!

Day 10: Farewell from Alice Springs

Your holiday through the Outback concludes after breakfast. You’ll receive a complimentary transfer to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 13, 27$4,325.00$5,530.00
May: 11, 25$4,325.00$5,530.00
June: 08, 22$4,555.00$5,945.00
July: 06, 20$4,555.00$5,945.00
August: 03, 17, 31$4,555.00$5,945.00
September: 14, 25$4,555.00$5,945.00
2022 Dates & Prices
March: 29$4,325.00$5,530.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Gems of South Australia

Prepare yourself for a range of once in a lifetime experiences on this Gems of South Australia Tour. From tasting vintage port from your birth year and visiting the d’Arenberg Cube to observing the wondrous and rare native wildlife of Kangaroo Island. Here’s to eight unforgettable days of endless adventures. Begin your exploration of beautiful South Australia at its bustling capital city, and undertake a gourmet tour of Adelaide’s many fantastic restaurants and markets. From sports lovers to wildlife enthusiasts, you’ll find an experience that fuels your passion in this compact city. In Barossa Valley, the state’s famous wine region, spend time strolling through its award-winning vineyards and tasting premium Australian wines. Don’t forget to taste vintage vino dating back to your birth year. In Kangaroo Island, you’ll be amazed to discover a land teeming with vibrant wildlife and dramatic scenery. From koala and fur seal to some of nature’s finest works of art – the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, there’s plenty to delight the naturalist in you.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Adelaide

Welcome to Adelaide, South Australia’s capital, renowned for its gourmet delights and thriving culture. From the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel, your home for the next three nights. Enjoy a welcome dinner to celebrate the wonders of Australia’s southernmost state with your new friends.

Day 2: Adelaide

Freechoice: Today, discover the history and culture of Adelaide on a walking tour or taste your way through the Adelaide Central Markets. Alternatively, choose between an Adelaide city sights tour, which includes the famous, newly renovated Adelaide Oval, one of the most picturesque test cricket grounds of the country, or take a charming Torrens River cruise to explore Adelaide’s picturesque riverside with a visit to the Adelaide Zoo.

Day 3: Barossa Valley

Today travel to one of Australia’s oldest wine producing regions, Barossa Valley. Spend the day discovering the Barossa Valley’s famous drop. Appreciate the chance to try port from the year of your birth at Seppeltsfield before lunch, and then take a vineyard tour of the award-winning Jacob’s Creek Winery before returning to Adelaide.

Day 4: Adelaide – Kangaroo Island

Journey south today to the Fleurieu Peninsula where rolling hills are complemented by rugged, clifftops and sandy beaches. We’ll stop in McLaren Vale where we will visit the d’Arenberg Cube, a five storey contemporary glass structure that almost appears to be floating amongst the vineyards. Sample premium wine and capture the sunlight bouncing off the many façades of the building on your camera. Visit the charming seaside town of Victor Harbor before your ferry ride to Kangaroo Island where you will enjoy a three night stay.

Day 5: Kangaroo Island

Be inspired by the scenery today at Flinders Chase National Park. Behold the powerful forces of nature at Admirals Arch, a stunning natural rock arc formed by lashing waves. Take a frame-worthy photograph at Remarkable Rocks, spectacular naturally formed granite sculptures shaped over 500 years of erosion. A special encounter awaits at Seal Bay, home to the third largest sea lion colony in Australia, where you’ll meet your conservation guide for a walk amongst the seals. If you are quiet you might even hear them talking.

Day 6: Kangaroo Island

Enrich: Tantalise your taste buds as your local epicurean guide introduces you to the magnificent tastes of Kangaroo Island, which have helped to make it famous – gourmet cheese, honey and wine.

Tonight’s dinner will showcase Kangaroo Island local produce

Day 7: Kangaroo Island – Adelaide

Your ferry trip this morning will bring you back to the mainland

Enrich: Meet the winemakers at Gemtree Wines who were the worldwide winner of Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices in 2019. Discover through an interactive experience at the Biodynamic hut all about biodynamic viticulture and finish your visit with a taste of locally sourced snacks

Continue on to Glenelg, a beachside suburb of Adelaide, where you will enjoy a special stay, with a chance to reflect on your adventures over a farewell dinner

Day 8: Depart Adelaide

It’s time to say goodbye to your newfound friends and the delightful tastes of South Australia.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
March: 14$3,945.00$4,805.00
April: 18$3,945.00$4,805.00
May: 23$3,945.00$4,805.00
August: 29$3,945.00$4,805.00
September: 12$3,945.00$4,805.00
October: 17$3,945.00$4,805.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide:Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Adelaide & Kangaroo Island

Discover the beautiful city of Adelaide and take in the must-see sights. Explore the nature lovers paradise, Kangaroo Island and Flinders Chase National Park – walk amongst the sea lions, spot koalas and see the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Adelaide

On arrival in Adelaide, make your own way to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel Options:

  • Chifley on South Terrace (Standard), 2 nights
  • Stamford Plaza Adelaide (Superior), 2 nights
Day 2: The Barossa

Travel through the city of Adelaide northwards to the world renowned Barossa wine region. Enjoy the change of scenery as you make your way into the vineyards of South Australia’s premium wine region. Your first stop is Pindarie, a multi-tourism award winning cellar door, which feels more like an Australian Homestead than a cellar door. The friendly staff share their stories behind the wines as you sample their famous blends in the heritage stables. Sit back and admire their stunning vineyard views while you enjoy some morning tea.

The next stop is a visit to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, an absolute must whilst visiting the Barossa. Learn about Maggie Beer – the cook, writer and founder of ‘Maggie Beer Products’, and enjoy tastings of her full product range including limited edition seasonal produce. You can also browse amongst her personally selected regional specialty goods, purchase one of her signed books or simply sit back and take in the view.

On arrival at Lambert Estate at Angaston, you will enjoy a structured wine tasting whilst sampling local seasonal produce from gourmet platters. Main course follows, and is a feast for the senses, with two signature dishes, salad and vegetables. You may wish to purchase a glass of wine from the impressive wine selection, or enjoy a coffee accompanied with their popular Chocolatier (Chocolate Port). Leaving Lambert Estate, travel to Mengler Hill Lookout for sweeping views over the valley and then onto the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company your final stop for the day. Here you will taste house made chocolates paired with Vineyard Road’s handcrafted wines which will be a great way to finish off your Barossa Food & Wine Experience.

Day 3: Adelaide – Kangaroo Island

An early morning pick up from your hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills. On arrival, board the SeaLink ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Here you will board your coach and your local Driver Guide will take you on a tour of South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination. Your first stop is Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, for a guided tour and introductory talk about the history of the oil distillery and the chance to purchase some eucalyptus products. Then travel onto Vivonne Bay Bistro located on a 260 hectare bush property, for a delicious two course lunch.

Afterwards, visit Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided beach walk with a National Park Ranger among a breeding colony of wild and rare Australian Sea-lions. You’ll then visit another amazing wildlife attraction, the fascinating Birds of Prey free-flight demonstration, an interactive and educational display of native Australian birds and raptors. From here you’ll travel to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, where you can get up-close to koalas, see penguins swim and play, hand-feed kangaroos and learn about endangered species.

Hotel Options:

  • Aurora Ozone Hotel, Executive Rooms (Standard)
  • Aurora Ozone Hotel, Executive Seaview Rooms (Superior)
Day 4: Kangaroo Island – Adelaide

Visit Clifford’s Honey Farm to enjoy an informative talk by the bee-keeper followed by tastings and an opportunity to sample homemade honey ice-cream and honey beauty products. Then at Hanson Bay Visitor Centre and Café enjoy a two-course lunch.

Afterwards, travel to the western-most part of the Island to Flinders Chase National Park, one of Australia’s largest and earliest conservation parks. After a short stop at the Visitor Centre, travel through the park and enjoy breath-taking views of its unique trees, plants and coastal scenery. You will be taken to the rugged southern coastline for a walk around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Remarkable Rocks provide great photographic opportunities and stunning sea views. Admirals Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal this spectacular arch, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful New Zealand fur seals that can be seen swimming and playing in the waves or resting on the rocks.

Return to Penneshaw Ferry Terminal for the return journey, arriving in Adelaide late in the evening.

Hotel Options:

  • Chifley on South Terrace (Standard)
  • Stamford Plaza Adelaide (Superior)
Day 5: Farewell from Adelaide

Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

2020 / 21 Dates & PricesAdult Twin
Solo Traveller
Departures:
April & October to March: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
May to September: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Standard$1,245.00$1,660.00
Superior$1,335.00$1,925.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price

Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 morning tea, 3 lunches
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation:4 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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