Aussie Wildlife & More16 Day • Come Say G'Day! Australia - Perth, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Hobart
Aussie Wildlife & More
16 Day Classic Vacation - Come Say G'Day! Australia - Perth, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Hobart
Dramatic landscapes, unique Australian wildlife and multiple islands in Western Australia, South Australia & Tasmania
This package is designed specifically for the intrepid traveler looking for a little more than just reading the back cover of the book. This suggested itinerary showcases multiple regions to get you up close with amazing wildlife plus memorable remote scenery. It is an active adventure, designed for those who love the outdoors and local culture!
Discover unique wildlife in this vast country including multiple islands; Rottnest, Tasmania, Kangaroo Island and Bruny Island. Australia features some of the most unique wildlife on the planet, including Kangaroos, Kookaburra, Wombat, Wallaby, Quokka, Tassie Devil, Echidna, Cassowary and Platypus…to mention a few.
Don’t Go Small, Go Australia!
- Travel between:
- 1 Oct – 29 Nov 2023
5 Jan – 12 Mar or 16 Mar – 30 Mar 2024
Subject to availability.
- Land Package Includes:
- Accommodation for 5 nights Perth, 3 nights Adelaide, 2 nights Kangaroo Island, 5 nights Hobart, Sightseeing excursions in each destination per itinerary, Airport transfers.
Meals included: 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches
- Add Airfare:
- Economy-class flights from Vancouver to Australia plus four flights within Australia, add from $3770 per person including taxes. Contact us for rates to depart from other major Canadian cities.
Included in your trip
EXCLUDED FROM YOUR TRIP
WHERE WILL YOU VISIT?
- Rottnest Island
- Kangaroo Island
- Seal Bay
- Flinders Chase National Park
- Pennington Bay
- Bruny Island
- Freycinet N.P.
- Wineglass Bay
Aussie Adventure - Perth, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Hobart
16 Day Adventure
Day 1: Arrive Perth, Western Australia
G’day! Welcome to Perth. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your Perth hotel where you will stay for 5 nights. The balance of your day is at leisure.
Days 2-5: Perth
Western Australia’s capital city Perth is located on the southwestern coast and known for its sunshine, beauty and relaxed pace. You can explore Freemantle, located on the Indian Ocean, known as ‘Freeo’ by locals to enjoy fresh seafood and craft beers. Rottnest Island is a wonderful day trip to swim white beaches, snorkel or get up close to a cute friendly local wildlife ‘Quokka’. Discover the Swan valley wine region known for its creamy sparkling wines produced from traditional varieties such as Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Shiraz or watch the sun set at Cottesloe Beach. You have four days to explore Perth and to get you started, we have included the following experiences in your package:
Perth Coffee, Culture & Art Tour – An excellent walking tour introduction to the city including Perth Town Hall, local cafes, street murals and art in Wolf Lane, sculptures and architecture as well as quirky and engaging stories of Perth’s history. Explore beautiful Cathedral Square, home to St George’s Cathedral and the old General Post Office, Land Titles Office and Treasury buildings. Discover the secrets of Hibernian Place, Stirling Gardens, Supreme Court Gardens, Government House and The Bell Tower.
Rottnest Island Discovery – With no cars on Rottnest Island, cycling is one of the best ways to explore. After taking a ferry to Rottnest, set off at your own pace and make your way around the different bays, cycle up to Wadjemup Lighthouse, or race out to rugged West End – the choices are endless. The island is just 11km long and 4.5km at its widest point, has a Mediterranean style climate, stunning coral reefs, clear waters, unique wildlife, pristine bays, secluded beaches and a unique style of architecture dating back to the 1800’s.
Day 6: Perth (Western Australia) to Adelaide (South Australia)
You will be picked up and taken to the airport for your flight to Adelaide (flight not included). Upon arrival in Adelaide, you will transfer to your central city hotel where you will stay for 2 nights. The balance of your day is at leisure.
Day 7: Adelaide Hills & Hahndorf
Tour the Adelaide Hills as you make your way to the historic German settlement of Hahndorf. This is home to the Mt Lofty Ranges, rolling vineyards, unspoiled bush land and rich farmland. This tour allows you to explore the delights of Hahndorf and experience the charm of quaint, historic hills villages. Sample the local handmade produce as well as the arts and crafts of this fascinating region.
Day 8: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
Depart Adelaide early morning and travel to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula on the way to your 45min ferry to Kangaroo Island. On arrival, take a tour of South Australia’s hidden gem, natures sanctuary. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided beach walk amongst a colony of rare Australian sea lions. Get up close and see these wild creatures frolic and laze about – an unforgettable experience. After luinch, travel to the western most part of the island, Flinders Chase National Park, keeping an eye out for Echidnas, Wallabies, Reptiles and Koalas. Explore the rugged coastline on walks around the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch boardwalk down a rugged cliff face to reveal the spectacular rock archway, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful long-nosed Fur Seals. Visit Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to feed kangaroos and get up close to Koalas. There is also a possibility that you will see more kangaroos and wallabies on the way to your chosen accommodation for your first night stay. (L)
Day 9: Kangaroo Island
Continue touring KI today starting with the Raptor Domain, before visiting Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery for a delicious lunch followed by a tour of the oil distillery. Visit a honey farm for a tour of the honey room, taste a honey soft drink and see a working beehive. Continue to Pennington Bay, a spectacular beach on the south coast of Kangaroo Island for a photo opportunity before arriving at False Cape Wines Cellar Door for wine tasting while enjoying views of the vineyards.
Day 10: Kangaroo Island to Adelaide
Transfer to Penneshaw for your return ferry to Adelaide to check into your hotel for 1 night. The remainder of your day is at your leisure.
Day 11: Adelaide (South Australia) to Hobart (Tasmania)
Transfer to Adelaide airport for your flight to the island of Tasmania (flight not included). On arrival in Hobart, transfer to your hotel where you will stay for 5 nights. The balance of your day is at leisure.
Days 12-15: Hobart
You have four days to explore Hobart and surrounded areas on the island of Tasmania which is blessed with some of the most pristine natural environments in Australia, and the world. To get you started we have included the following excursions:
Bruny Island Cruise – 3-hour wilderness cruise exploring the rugged coastline of Bruny Island in southern Tasmania alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome ‘Breathing Rock’. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and ‘The Monument’ and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean.
Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park Tour – Nestled in the Freycinet National Park on the East Coast of Tasmania, this coastal area rich in stunning landscapes is one of Tasmania’s first National Parks. Pink granite mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and walking trails. Depart Hobart heading east then following the coastline north, with amazing views of Maria Island and coastal scenery, you will travel through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea on the way to Freycinet National Park.
Day 16: Depart Hobart, Tasmania
Your Aussie wildlife adventure comes to an end today. Transferred to Hobart airport for your departure flight (flights not included).
Why not stay longer? Ask your Destination Specialist about customizing your trip to explore more of what Australia has to offer.
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