Sydney – Melbourne – Phillip Island – Mornington Peninsula – Melbourne – Adelaide – McLaren Vale – Kangaroo Island – Adelaide
Visit the capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, the picturesque McLaren Vale and the wildlife paradise of Kangaroo Island. Sample fine wine, encounter Australia’s native animals in their natural habitat, learn about Aboriginal culture and even play a round of golf or two.
Surrounded by hundreds of kilometres of shoreline, national parks and historic sites, the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour are synonymous with the New South Wales capital city.
Start your Australian holiday exploring the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, an oasis of 30 hectares of world-class botanic garden in the heart of Sydney. Surrounded by a stunning collection of plants from Australia and overseas, enjoy spectacular view of Sydney Harbour, the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
In this beautiful setting on the traditional land of the Cadigal people, the Gardens were and continue to be a significant cultural site for Aboriginal people. Learn about the significance of the area and the diverse history and culture of the Aboriginal people of the Sydney Region with an Aboriginal guide on an Aboriginal Heritage Tour.
After completing your Aboriginal Heritage Tour make your way to The Lakes Golf Club and enjoy 18 holes on one of Sydney’s most prestigious private golf clubs.
Today depart on a day tour with Boutique Wildlife Tours to explore the pristine bushland of the Southern Highlands, located 90 minutes south of Sydney. With the help of a knowledgeable and passionate Naturalist Guide, spot Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Koalas, Red-necked Wallabies, Platypus and some of the 260 bird species that call the area home. The specialist guides will share information on the importance of the Great Western Wildlife Corridor, a key migration route between the southern Blue Mountains World Heritage area and Morton National Park further south.
Fly from Sydney to Melbourne and spend the rest of the day exploring its laneways and arcades discovering funky coffee shops, up and coming designer boutiques and hidden bars. Dine in one of Melbourne’s many restaurants.
Continue to explore Melbourne or head out to the picturesque Yarra Valley located less than one hour’s drive from Melbourne. Golf lovers can opt to play at one of the many top golf courses located in the world-famous Melbourne Sandbelt.
Take a day trip to Phillip Island to view the spectacular wildlife and coastal scenery of the island.
Head out to the Mornington Peninsula, where vineyards and olive groves meet ocean views. Stop off at Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove for a delicious lunch of fresh produce sourced from the vineyard’s kitchen garden. Sample Montalto’s cool climate wines and wander through the sculpture garden.
Spend the night at Jackalope at Willow Creek Vineyard, a stunning property which blends cool sophistication with sweeping views of vineyards.
Today is all about Fish n Trips! Make your way to Mornington Pier (20 minutes’ drive) for your 5-hour fishing charter with Bay Fish n Trips.
Return to Melbourne and fly to Adelaide. A hub for fabulous food, wine and internationally acclaimed festivals, Adelaide has much to offer.
Located only 45 minutes from Adelaide, McLaren Vale is known for its exceptional wine, fresh produce, five-star retreats, quirky cafés and funky art galleries. The quirkiest of all is without a doubt the d’Arenberg Cube located at D’Arenberg winery. Home to the Alternate Realities Museum and the d’Arenberg Cube Restaurant, spend the morning here playing winemaker at The Blending Bench.
Not far from here is the McMurtrie Mile experience, which leads you to six highlights all on the one road – Wirra Wirra, Hugh Hamilton, Primo Estate, Sabella Vineyards, Red Poles and McLaren Vale Beer Company.
Return to Adelaide.
Today fly to Kangaroo Island, Australia’s third largest island known for its diverse wildlife and nature reserves, including Flinders Chase National Park*.
Spend the next two days on a fully customized Kangaroo Island in Style experience with Exceptional Kangaroo Island (available on request only).
*Due to bushfire activity in January 2020 on Kangaroo Island these attractions are now closed until further notice. Click here to view the latest SATC Bushfire Updates.
Continue touring with Exceptional Kangaroo Island.
Day 12 - Kangaroo Island to Adelaide
Depart Kangaroo Island on a morning or afternoon flight to Adelaide.