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Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide

Vineyard Experience

12 Day Wine Tour - Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide

There’s an incredibly wide variety of fresh produce from Australia’s numerous unspoilt landscapes.  From Sydney’s Hunter Valley to Melbourne’s Yarra Valley and Adelaide’s outstanding natural beauty and world-class wineries, you’ll adore Australia’s many diverse wine scenes!  Plus, sample fresh foods, cheeses, chocolates and other gourmet treats in Australia – the country that does some of the world’s most-loved food and wine.

With more than 2,400 wineries and 60 designated wine regions across the country, Australia is sure to impress any wine connoisseur. Each day, these grapes are consumed in the form of wine by more than 30 million people.

With a luxury wine tour from Downunder Travel, you can experience world-class wine and food against a stunning natural backdrop. Australians are serious about their winemaking. Experience firsthand the passion, hard work, and innovation that goes into the creation of some of the best wines in the world. You’ll tour vineyards and farmsteads in the iconic Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, and Kangaroo Island. Indulge your senses with some of the best wines in the world on our Luxury Wine Tours.

What to Expect from a Luxury Wine Tour in Australia: Exclusive experiences including private wine and food dinners hosted by knowledgeable wineries and wine associations. Visits to artisan shops and food-makers, including fine cheese, cider, and rich olive oil. A personalized cooking class at the iconic Australian Maggie Beer. A delicious breakfast served daily. An exquisite champagne brunch followed by Australia’s premier sporting event: the Melbourne Cup. City walking tours of Melbourne and Adelaide, incorporating rich culture, history and mouth-watering food. A wildlife excursion on Kangaroo Island, and a lunch at the home of a legendary winemaker

Standard
$3,999CAD
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Low Season
  • Jun/Aug-Nov'19
  • Departing Vancouver - $3,999
  • Departing Calgary - $4,099
  • Departing Edmonton - $4,149
  • Departing Toronto - $4,299
  • Departing Ottawa - $4,349
  • High Season
  • July'19/Dec-Mar'20
  • Departing Vancouver - $4,819
  • Departing Calgary - $4,719
  • Departing Edmonton - $4,919
  • Departing Toronto - $5,119
  • Departing Ottawa - $5,169
Superior
$4,579CAD
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Low Season
  • Jun/Aug-Nov'19
  • Departing Vancouver - $4,579
  • Departing Calgary - $4,679
  • Departing Edmonton - $4,729
  • Departing Toronto - $4,879
  • Departing Ottawa - $4,929
  • High Season
  • July'19/Dec-Mar'20
  • Departing Vancouver - $5,279
  • Departing Calgary - $5,179
  • Departing Edmonton - $5,379
  • Departing Toronto - $5,579
  • Departing Ottawa - $5,629

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Hunter Valley Wine Region
Barossa Valley Wine Region
Yarra Valley Wine Region
Australian countryside
Hawkesbay River
Leogate Estate
Hunter Valley Chocolate Company
Award-winning McGuigans Winery
TeAro Estate Williamstown
Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop
Lambert Estate at Angaston
Pindar Cellar Door
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
Hanrahan Winery

Vineyard Experience

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Vineyard Experience

12 Day Adventure

Day 1: Depart Canada

Depart Canada for Australia.

Day 2: International Dateline

Cross the International Dateline and lose a day. You will gain this back upon your return journey.

Day 3: Welcome to Australia

G'Day and welcome to Sydney! Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of your day is at leisure.

Day 4: - Hunter Valley Wine Region

Experience Australia's oldest wine producing region, the picturesque Hunter Valley. Travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge before being treated to magnificent views of the Hawkesbay River and Australian countryside. Visit the opulent surrounds of Leogate Estate as you taste their award-winning varietals and take in the views of the Brokenback Ranges.
Next you will visit Hunter Valley Resort where you can walk amongst the vineyards and learn about the wine making process and the important role the Resort holds for this region. Enjoy a delicious lunch made with local produce while you sample some of the area's best wines and after lunch have the chance to purchase (own expense) a beer tasting paddle from the onsite Brewery.
Spend the afternoon at the award-winning McGuigans Winery where you will take part in a private group tasting and visit the cellar door where you can purchase a bottle or two to take home. Finish the day at the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company and sample their locally chocolates and fudge and see the onsite production room.
Day 5: At leisure in Sydney

Enjoy your day at leisure in Sydney.

Day 6: Sydney to Adelaide

Join your transfer to the airport for your flight to Adelaide. Upon arrival in Adelaide, join your transfer to your hotel. The balance of your day is at leisure.

Day 7: Barossa Valley

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 TeAro Estate, located in the main street of Williamstown in a heritage listed 1850's barn. In the intimate Tasting Room, you will be treated to morning tea sourced from the local bakery and wine tastings while hearing stories from 4 generations of family vignerons.
The next stop is a visit to Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, an absolute must whilst visiting the Barossa. Maggie Beer - cook, writer and founder of 'Maggie Beer Products', offers tastings and sales of her full product range including limited edition seasonal produce.
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 your final stop for the day will be Pindarie, a multi-tourism award winning cellar door, which feels more like an Australian Homestead than a cellar door. The friendly staff don't just pour the wine; they share the stories behind the wines and Pindarie, a great way to finish off your Barossa Food & Wine Experience.
Day 8: At leisure in Adelaide

Enjoy your day at leisure in Adelaide. 

Day 9: Adelaide to Melbourne

Join your transfer to the airport for your flight to Melbourne. Upon arrival in Melbourne, join your transfer to your hotel. The balance of your day is at leisure.

Day 10: Yarra Valley

Join us in exploring Australias premier cool climate wine producing region and be enchanted by this mystical valley complete with gourmet delights on our Yarra Valley wine tour. This trip is guaranteed to be a fun and exciting day out to our favourite boutique wineries, each selected for excellence in customer experience and quality wine tastings. Prepare yourself for indulging in sweet relishes, refreshing ciders and magical wines from this region. Join us in the unrivalled Yarra Valley region for a special and unique touring experience.
Tantalise your taste buds as we sample the delicious local produce at renowned Yarra Valley institutions, such as Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-Creamery, Gateway Estate, Hanrahan Winery or Punt Road Wines, Napoleone Brewery & Cider House and Killara Estate to name a few. Enjoy the afternoon with an Italian inspired lunch overlooking spectacular views of the Yarra Valley vineyards.
Day 11: At leisure in Melbourne

Enjoy your day at leisure in Melbourne

Day 12: Depart

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. 

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Australia: Facts & Information

Weather

Seasons in Australia are opposite to the weather in North America – December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring. Australia is a lovely destination to visit year-round; known for having mild weather throughout, even during its winter. The far northern parts of the country are tropical year-round.

Safety

Canadians can enjoy safe travels year-round in Australia. We recommend that all our travellers purchase travel insurance to cover theft, loss, cancellations/travel interruptions, accidents and non-pre-existing medical problems. The (UV) sunrays in Australia are very strong and can cause a burn, even on a cloudy day.

Vaccinations

While some vaccines may be recommended when travelling Down Under – WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B shots – there aren’t any known ailments or endemic diseases where there is a need for a particular immunisation required for travel.

Currency & Customs

The currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar. Tipping is not customary; however, hotels, tour guides/ground operators and restaurants do not add service charges to your bill. If you feel your service provider went above and beyond, it is recommended to tip 10%. You are required to have a valid Australia Travel Visa.

Electricity

The electrical current for Australia (and New Zealand) is 220-240 volts; it is recommended for certain appliances such as hair dryers and straighteners to bring both a plug adapter and converter. For newer electronics such as tablets or smartphones, a plug adapter may only be needed as the voltage could automatically adjust.

Language

The main spoken language in Australia is English. As well, Australia has many multicultural nations, including the world’s oldest nations.

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Best Vacation Ever

Jason created the Best Vacation Ever for us – a month long trip to Australia travelling the east coast, the Red Center and south. All arrangements, locations, excursions, transfers were well executed which resulted in a stress free vacation for us! Thanks so much for your attention to all the details. Would definitely recommend that others trust Jason to make their entire trip as spectacular as ours was.
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L. Gregory

Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney!

The tours in Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney were exceptional.  The guides were all very informative and helpful when explaining the sites, sometimes throwing in their own personal stories too.  In Melbourne we enjoyed: the hop on/off bus tour, the Central Historical tram, the Treasury and ANZAC Memorial is is very worthwhile, The Great Ocean Road with our small group tour was fabulous and the Penguin Parade with underground viewing is definitely a must-see!  The Cairns tours are remarkable; I enjoyed our small personalized group travel to Frankland Island (including guided walk), the Kuranda Train, Skyrail and Hartley’s offered a great variety and St. Monica’s Cathedral with its stained glass windows are a hidden gem!  In Sydney, we enjoyed so much; the Ferry boat was easy to manage, The Sydney Opera House was definitely a highlight, our Harbour Cruise was fantastic and our Blue Mountains tour with hike was lovely, definitely another must-experience.

In addition to the terrific tours, our flights and connections were seamless and the personal touches and the variety of experienced offered on this trip was one of a kind!  I look forward to working with you again in the not too distant future!

W. MGee

Wonderful Thailand and Myanmar!

Thanks for organizing and planning our recent trip to Thailand and Myanmar. We had a wonderful, magical month on some Thai islands, and tremendously enjoyed Mandalay and particularly, Bagan. The hot air balloon ride, is not to be missed.  Our next trip to that part of the world , we will certainly use your expertise Andree.

T. Baker

Ghan Platinum Trip

Just to let you know we arrived safely back home late yesterday after a wonderful trip. Thank you for setting it all up. We saw almost no rain but the day that it did rain was when we arrived in Darwin. Having Platinum [The Ghan] meant our transfer bus was right beside the train whereas the Gold passengers had quite a walk to get to the station. The train is almost a kilometer long so it meant a walk in the rain for some.

G. Bernhardt

Southern Africa 25 Day Tour

“Heard about this place through a friend and decided to inquire about a trip to Southern Africa. Jason did a fantastic job with very little time and set up a 25 day trip, flights included. Was excellent at every stage and everything went off without a hitch. Would absolutely recommend, and will most definitely be a repeat customer.”

J. Szoo

Australia, Africa, and more!

“A group of 9 travelers wanted to do a tour of Australia. 4 of us have been using Jason at Downunder Travel since 2005. We are a group with agricultural interests so we were hoping to see the diversity of Australia with as many ag components as possible. We met with Jason and he compiled an itinerary for us which gave us another trip of a lifetime. Jason’s attention to detail is truly amazing. Everything happened without a glitch which makes for a worry-free holiday. He also allowed for some free days if anything needed rearranged. We are already planning our next holiday with his company. Kudos to Jason!”

T. Evans

New Zealand Self-Drive

“We spent 6.5 wonderful weeks exploring both Islands in New Zealand. Jason met with us to understand our interests and a sense of where we hoped to travel while there. Accommodations, day trips, half day tours etc all ran without a hitch. At one point we thought we might be seeking medical assistance at a drop in clinic. Not sure about the process with Medical Insurance, we sent him a note to which he quickly responded and we really appreciated. We are very thankful for the arrangements and bookings that helped make the time there truly great. Thanks Jason.”

D. Nixon

3 Week Australia Trip!

Our family would like to thank you for coordinating an amazing trip to Australia!  We only had 3 weeks but we were able to experience so much with an itinerary that was seamless and worry free!

Every spot was memorable, from the Grampians to Kangaroo Island, to a liveaboard on the GBR and the bright lights of Melbourne and Sydney  – a spectacular country and can’t wait to go back!

We definitely recommend Downunder Travel and are grateful to Andree for all her help and expertise in creating a wonderful adventure!

Maureen

A Phenomenal South Pacific Adventure

A special thanks for putting my phenomenal South Pacific Adventure of a lifetime together.  Much appreciation for all the hard work that you have endured to make my trip a most memorable adventure.  I have totally enjoyed every aspect of the trip.  I will definitely recommend this itinerary to anyone looking for a trip of a lifetime.

A. Millette

NZ and Cook Islands

“Jason planned our 3 week honeymoon to New Zealand and Cook Islands in October 2016. Jason was very knowledgeable and saved us so much time not trying to plan the trip details ourselves! We had an amazing time, with everything going smoothly. Overall, happy to recommend his service to anyone else planning to go “down under” 🙂 .”

L. Filipic

African Safari

“Our group of 4 travelled to Africa, 4 different countries, many flights, hotels and tours under the guidance of Jason at Down Under Travel. The trip was amazing especially the safaris. Jason’s attention to detail made this trip outstanding. Truly a trip of a lifetime that was arranged perfectly. Don’t hesitate to book with this company, you will not be disappointed.”

M. O'Bryan

We will be recommending you to anyone we know

We absolutely loved our vacation, Jason!  Kudos to you with your recommendations, bookings, etc.  Everything came off without a hitch –  excursion pickups, airport shuttles were always on time.  We made out great driving on the wrong side of the road, and steering wheel on wrong side of car lol.  Air New Zealand was a great choice for our main flights, flight attendants came to our seats and thanked us personally for flying with Air New Zealand.  Again, we have to thank you so much Jason for helping us plan such a fantastic vacation – such a great time.  Hopefully we will vacation in another area you sell and we’ll need your services again.  We will definitely be recommending you to anyone we know.

C. Hinks