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AustraliaTasmania and the Southern Coast of Australia

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How does an epic 15 day journey along the south coast of Australia and Tasmania sound? This is no couch potato tour! Drive, hike, sail, fly, climb, swim and ride to the natural wonders of the 'Down Under' such as Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, hidden coves, stunning waterfalls and picture perfect islands! Explor...

How does an epic 15 day journey along the south coast of Australia and Tasmania sound? This is no couch potato tour! Drive, hike, sail, fly, climb, swim and ride to the natural wonders of the 'Down Under' such as Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, hidden coves, stunning waterfalls and picture perfect islands! Explore lively cities, dine in intimate restaurants and get pampered at carefully selected boutique accommodation. The list of worthwhile sights here is truly too long to list. All you have to know, is we've got your back.  

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Island
    Island
  • Multi-activity
    Multi-activity

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Australia!

Arrival in Sydney...

• Transfer to your accommodation in the historic Rocks District

• Spend the day at leisure experiencing this vibrant destination where the sea meets the city

• Explore the pride of Sydney by ferry. Take in the iconic Opera House and Harbor Bridge from Circular Quay to Darling Harbor (30min)

• Or, take a longer voyage to beautiful Manly beach, world famous Taronga Park Zoo, opulent Mosman or the traditional fishing village of Watson's Bay

Visited:
Sydney
Accomodation
Night at Pier One Sydney Harbour (Sydney)

Day 2: Essential Sydney tour

• The essential Sydney small group tour covers the highlights including: the Rocks, the Botanical GardensPaliment HouseCathedrals, and views of Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House

• After lunch, hit Bondi Beach and soak up the sun!

• Return to your hotel via the boutique shopping precinct and the charming Georgian and Victorian homes of Paddington

Visited:
Sydney
Accomodation
Night at Pier One Sydney Harbour (Sydney)

Day 3: Blue Mountains eco tour

• Enjoy a guided day out from Sydney and experience the ruggedness of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park

• Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to Australia’s favorite marsupials• Discover hidden valleys and stunning waterfalls

• Pack your walking shoes for some great short hikes!

Visited:
SydneyBlue Mountains
Accomodation
Night at Pier One Sydney Harbour (Sydney)

Day 4: Travel to Hobart in Tasmania

Travel from Sydney to Hobart and to your accommodation on the water front

Begin exploring the picturesque city rich in heritage

• Hidden laneways and heritage style buildings house intimate restaurants

• Here you will be transported back to the penal beginnings of authentic Australia!

Visited:
SydneyHobart
Accomodation
Night at The Henry Jones Art (Hobart)

Day 5: Cruise to Bruny Island

• Explore the Bruny Island coastline beneath some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs

• Enter deep sea caves and join in the search for wildlife such as seals, dolphins and sea birds

• Return to Adventure Bay for a delicious fresh lunch with time to relax on the beach

Return to Hobart

Visited:
Hobart
Accomodation
Night at The Henry Jones Art (Hobart)

Day 6: Leisure day in Hobart

• Enjoy exploring the city and the majestic Wellington Park

Take a walk or hike past waterfalls and springs to view the mountains of Sleeping Beauty, Collins Cap and Cathedral Rock

• You can rock climb or abseil the intimidating columns of the Organ Pipes or horse ride and mountain bike

• Perhaps take a ferry to MONA or day trip to Port Arthur

Visited:
Hobart
Accomodation
Night at The Henry Jones Art (Hobart)

Day 7: Travel to Kangaroo Island

• Today, fly to Kangaroo Island

• Once on the island, enjoy thespecialties of the land, the people and the wildlife

• Kick back and take in some ocean views

Accomodation
Night at Molly's Run Tuscan Villa Style (Kangaroo Island)

Day 8: Koalas on Kangaroo Island

​• Island touring is included in your accommodation. Make the most of it!

​• See the highlights and get up close to kangaroos, koalas and seals

​• Explore the rugged coastline and nature reserves

Visited:
Kangaroo Island
Accomodation
Night at Molly's Run Tuscan Villa Style (Kangaroo Island)

Day 9: South coast road trip begins in Adelaide!

​• Fly to Adelaide and collect your car to begin your road trip

• First stop is Coonawarra, a South Australia wine region

​• Explore the surrounds and take time to enjoy local wine and produce

Accomodation
Night at The Menzies Retreat (Coonawarra)

Day 10: Port Fairy & the Great Ocean Road

​• Continue to Port Fairy, a coastal town in Victoria

​• Uncover history in every corner of this charming fishing village

• You're now at the beginning of the Great Ocean Road!

Accomodation
Night at Drift House (Port Fairy)

Day 11: The Twelve Apostles

• Drive along the spectacular Twelve Apostles, a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park

• Continue along the coast to your next destination, Lorne

• After the day's drive, relax near the log fire of your accommodation 

Visited:
Port FairyLorne
Accomodation
Night at Around About Lorne (Lorne)

Day 12: Made it to Melbourne!

• Today is your last day of the road trip, travel to Melbourne and return your rental car

• Spend the rest of the day at leisure

• Explore lanes lined with fine dining restaurants, chic cafes, hidden bars and fashion boutiques

Visited:
LorneMelbourne
Accomodation
Night at Lindrum Melbourne (Melbourne)

Day 13: Phillip Island wildlife 

• Visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park for close encounters with kangaroos, wombats and echidnas

• Head to Phillip Island and observe the little penguins coming ashore!

• You will be guided through the Penguin Parade tour by a local ranger

Visited:
Melbourne
Accomodation
Night at Lindrum Melbourne (Melbourne)

Day 14: Livin' like a local in Melbourne

Check out the trendy northern suburbs Collingwood, Fitzroy, Brunswick and Northcote

Get your shopping fix in retail meccas South Yarra, Prahran and Toorak

• Take your beach towel to bay side St Kilda, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne

• Take a drive to the famous Bells Beach or the Mornington Peninsula

Visited:
Melbourne
Accomodation
Night at Lindrum Melbourne (Melbourne)

Day 15: Departure day!

• Depending on the time of your departure, you may have an opportunity for some last minute souvenir shopping

• Transfer to the airport at the appropriate time

Visited:
Melbourne

Sydney Blue Mountains Hobart Kangaroo Island Adelaide Coonawarra Port Fairy Lorne Melbourne

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent
  • Car rental

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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