See little penguins, New Zealand fur seals and Australian sea lions as you stay on the picturesque Kangaroo Island. Taste honey, and enjoy the many historical sites on the island. Find out a bit more about Australias first saint, Mary MacKillop, soak up German culture in Hahndorf and see the first Lock on the Murray River.
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Day 1 L, D
Home - Sydney - Wagga Wagga
Our coach will depart the Hunter and travel via the Central Coast to Sydney, where we will meet our Queensland friends. Travel via Goulburn and Gundagai, where will see the famous 'Dog on the Tuckerbox' monument and hear the stories of the bullockies travelling south from Sydney. Continue on to Wagga Wagga for our overnight stay.
Garden City Motor Inn
Day 2 B, L, D
Wagga Wagga - Stawell - Halls Gap
After some time at Benalla Rose Gardens, travel to Elmore for lunch and learn about Australian agricultural history at Campaspe Run Rural Discovery Centre. We will then travel into central Victoria, passing through St Arnaud and Stawell, home of the famous Gift event, arriving in Halls Gap for the next two nights.
2 Nights Comfort Inn Country Plaza Halls Gap
Day 3 B, L, D
View the unusual Silverband Falls before travelling through the Grampians National Park to Sundial Car Park. A short walk to Lakeview Lookout rewards with views into Halls Gap. At Reid's Lookout, walk to the Balconies, and take in the sight of this unusual rock formation. After lunch visit Mackenzie Falls, the tallest waterfall in the Grampians, before going to Boroka Lookout overlooking Halls Gap. Return to the village with time to freshen up before dinner.
Day 4 B, L, D
Halls Gap - Naracoorte
After stopping for photos of the Big Koala, cross into South Australia. Visit Penola, home of the Saint Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre for a tour. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of Naracoorte, the beautiful Alexandra Caves and the Wonambi Fossil Centre.
William Macintosh Motor Lodge
Day 5 B, L, D
Naracoorte - Kangaroo Island
Travel the Dukes Highway to Coonalpyn for morning tea before reaching the Fleurieu Peninsula, renowned for its agriculture, beaches, cliff-scapes, food and wine. After lunch, enjoy some free time in Victor Harbor. Continue on to Cape Jervis for dinner before boarding the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Settle into our accommodation for the next three nights.
3 Nights Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge
Day 6 B, L
A Taste of Kangaroo Island
Following breakfast, the day begins with a visit to Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided tour. Get up close and personal on one of the rarest and most exceptional nature based experiences and gain a unique insight into how the Australian sea lion lives and breeds. Visit the eucalyptus distillery, the only commercial distillery still operating in South Australia with the oil used as a solvent, cleaner, disinfectant and insect repellent and then we visit Clifford's Honey Farm. Enjoy a talk and tasting and learn about the unique bee found only on Kangaroo Island.
Day 7 B, L, D
Hanson Bay and Flinders Chase National Park
This morning visit Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary where you will learn about Kangaroo Island's wildlife in this Zoo without fences. Continue to Flinders Chase National Park, one of South Australia's most significant Parks because the lack of introduced predators has allowed the wildlife and flora to remain in their natural state. Visit Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, towering over the treacherous coastline. Stop at Admiral's Arch and Remarkable Rocks, sculptured by the wind and sea, a playground for New Zealand fur seals and Australian sea lions.
Day 8 B, L, D
Kingscote - Murray Bridge
Catch the morning ferry to Cape Jervis with time to explore the Fleurieu Peninsula. Have lunch at McLaren Vale, the centre of this prosperous wine growing area, and spend the afternoon at the German town of Hahndorf. This afternoon travel to Murray Bridge for our overnight accommodation.
Adelaide Road Motor Lodge
Day 9 B, L, D
Murray Bridge - Mildura
Stop in Blanchetown, site of the Lock and Weir No.1 on the Murray River to view the water as it cascades over the lock. Travel to Renmark, known for orange trees, vineyards, stone fruit orchards, wine companies and the rose industry. After lunch visit the Almond Hut to view the process of growing and harvesting, with a chance to buy from an extensive range of flavoured almonds and nut products before continuing on to Mildura.
Best Western Chaffey Motor Inn
Day 10 B, L, D
Mildura - West Wyalong
Crossing the Murray River, return into New South Wales continuing through Balranald and Hay, across the plains to West Wyalong for the last night of our tour.
Club Inn West Wyalong
Day 11 B, L
West Wyalong - Sydney - Home
Travel to Cowra for morning tea. Detour into Bathurst for a lap around the famous Mount Panorama race track in the coach, giving spectacular views and a different perspective on the Great Race. Stop for lunch in Lithgow before returning to Sydney. Here we will farewell our Queensland passengers as they fly back to Brisbane before the coach makes its way through Sydney, the Central Coast to the Hunter.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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TOUR FARE (INC. GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE FROM: $4,849.00 per person
TOUR FARE (INC. GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER FROM: $4,349.00 per person
Single Supplement available @ $828.00 extra
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