Adelaide City Stay, Australia
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Destinations: Adelaide 3 nights, Kangaroo Island 1 night
No. of days: 5 Days
You’ll find Adelaide full of culture, food, wine, festivals and events. It is the gateway to some of Australia’s best vineyards and wildlife experiences which you will get to experience on this 5 day city stay. Explore the city and learn about its history while viewing historic buildings, botanical gardens and other points of interest before heading to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement. Visit the Barossa Valley for a day of food and wine in this world famous wine region. Head off to Kangaroo Island for a day spotting native Australian animals in their natural environment. Look out for echidnas, wallabies, seals, koalas and kangaroos to name a few. Spend your last day touring Kangaroo Islands food and produce trail meeting local producers and sampling local delicacies the island is known for.
DAY BY DAY:
Day 1: Discover Adelaide on this comprehensive tour. Your guide will introduce you to this delightful city, surrounded by parklands with a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, cafés and restaurants. Drive past Adelaide's cultural precinct - North Terrace, the National Wine Centre, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the beautiful Botanic Park, home to the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Adelaide Zoo. Continue through historic North Adelaide, where you'll see treelined streets, mansions and historic buildings. Stop and visit the iconic St Peters Cathedral or the newly developed Adelaide Oval then travel through the city's east on the way to the Haigh's Chocolates Visitor Centre for a factory tour and tastings of this famous South Australian chocolate. Return to the city via the South Parklands, West Terrace and North Terrace. Take in the spectacular views of the city and the coastline - a perfect photo opportunity. Wind your way through the Adelaide Hills villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater before arriving at Hahndorf, Australia's oldest German settlement. Visit the Beerenberg Farm Shop, where there is time to taste and purchase from their full range of products. Spend the afternoon exploring the main street of Hahndorf where you can sample local produce, check out the local arts and crafts before enjoying afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting at the very popular Hahndorf Inn. (2 nights Adelaide).
Day 2: It’s all about food and wine today. You’ll be picked up from your Adelaide accommodation and driven to the renowned Barossa wine region. Your tour includes a brilliant showcase of the beautiful and historic Barossa Valley. Highlights include the amazing Whispering Wall, hidden deep in the Adelaide Hills, personally hosted wine tastings at the iconic Chateau Yaldara, Peter Lehmann, Langmeil and Lindsay Wine Estate and a walk alongside the oldest known Shiraz vineyard in the world. There is plenty of time to enjoy the picture-perfect scenery, unique culture and remarkable heritage of this world famous wine region. A lunch platter is included of the best Barossa meats, cheeses, olives, vegetables and freshly baked bread. Return to your accommodation to relax for the rest of the afternoon.
Day 3: You’re heading to Kangaroo Island today. An early morning pick up from your Adelaide Accommodation will take you to the SeaLink ferry for the 45 minute cruise to Kangaroo Island to meet your tour guide. You have a full day Kangaroo Island wildlife discover tour. Your tour begins with an introduction to the island. Tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in its natural environment. Keep an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, reptiles and wildflowers, and the many species of birds. At Seal Bay your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach. Walk among the sea lions as they bask on the beach or among the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expedition. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch with wine. After lunch enjoy a pleasant bushwalk or stroll along the beach. Travel through the island's interior keeping an eye out for koalas and echidnas. Explore the beaches of the north coast and take a bushwalk. Later in the afternoon as the day draws to a close, see the kangaroos and wallabies leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures. (1 night Kangaroo Island).
Day 4: Kangaroo Island is also famous for its food and wine. Today you get to experience this for yourself. On your tour see the busy Ligurian Bees (originally imported from Italy) produce their amazing-tasting honey at Clifford's Honey, experience some Emu Ridge Eucalytpus Oil and see how the oil is distilled, spend an hour strolling through the township of Kingscote and also have lunch, enjoy some Bay of Shoals wine and a cheese platter, watch a sheep being milked at Island Pure Sheep Dairy and taste their mild cheese, taste the Australian Award Winning Gin 'Old Tom' at Kangaroo Island Spirits. Finish your tour with a visit to Island Beehive before your transfer to the Sealink Terminal for your cruise back to Adelaide. (1 night Adelaide)
Day 5: Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Adelaide sightseeing tour including Handorf
Barossa Valley food and wine tour
Kangaroo Island wildlife discover tour
Kangaroo Island gourmet food and wine tour
All aspects of this itinerary can be changed to suit your requirements.
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As an idea for a 2-week vacation to Australia or New Zealand we recommend a budget of around $8,000-10,000 (including economy airfare), this would be for a 4 star and above itinerary, a little cheaper if we did more moderate accommodations.