Get to know South Australia with this 6-day tour from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, including a Barossa Valley wine tour. Lose yourself in the city’s botanical gardens, feed kangaroos at the local wildlife park and explore the quirky suburb of Glenelg with its heritage hotels and white sand beach. Spend a night on neighbouring Kangaroo Island experiencing the spectacular natural wonders and wildlife this island offers. A day trip to Barossa Valley gives you the opportunity to sample the wines and gourmet food this region is famous for!
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On arrival into Adelaide Airport, you will be collected by a private driver and taken to your hotel in the city centre.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city of Adelaide. Why not take a stroll around the Botanical Gardens and experience the beauty and diversity of the plants located there, both from Australia and the rest of the world? You'll feel a million miles from the city as you walk around the 50 hectares of beautifully manicured gardens and stunning architecture. The perfect way to relax on your first afternoon in Adelaide.
You have a full day now to enjoy the city, so we suggest you take a tram down to the lively suburb of Glenelg, with its white sandy beach, charming heritage hotels, bustling shops and sidewalk cafes. Here you can swim with wild dolphins, snorkel or dive, or if you prefer to stay on land, explore Glenelg's history in the local galleries and museums.
Meet the locals at Cleland Conservation Park located just outside the city, feed the kangaroos, spend time with a koala and if you're brave enough head to the reptile area to hold snakes and lizards. Speak to your consultant if you would like to book this in advance.
Your tour vehicle will collect you from your hotel today and set off for Kangaroo Island. A scenic coach journey takes you down to Cape Jervis taking in the Fleurieu Peninsula and its stunning vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills.
A 45-minute ferry takes you to the island where you will visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, enjoying a beach walk with an experienced guide to get up close to these amazing creatures as they frolic and laze on the rocks. A two-course lunch in a bush setting is followed by a visit to a wildlife sanctuary and an afternoon in the Flinders Chase National Park rich in native Australian animals such as kangaroos, wallabies and koalas as well as spectacular natural scenery.
Early this morning you will be collected and taken to the ferry to meet your boat back to the mainland, you will be dropped back off at your Adelaide accommodation around midday.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Today we have included a small group tour to the Barossa Valley wine region located outside of Adelaide. As part of this tour, you will visit 3 premium wine estates and get the opportunity to sample the wines made there as well as enjoying local produce including morning tea from the local bakery and a two-course gourmet lunch. A local guide will join your small group throughout providing expert commentary as you go.
After your tour, you will be returned to your Adelaide hotel.
You will be collected from your hotel by private transfer today and taken to the airport to connect with your onward journey.
Summertime in Australia runs between November and February, when the weather will be hot and sunny. Adelaide, Melbourne and the south coast enjoy sunshine and blue skies at this time. Prices will be at a premium over the Christmas and New Year holidays and availability limited so be sure to book in advance. March to May and September to November can be mild and pleasant and crowds fewer.
If you'd like to get a feel for this trip, read our blog post Kangaroo Island: the best place to see kangaroos, wombats, koalas, pelicans and seals in the wild written by one of our consultants who's been there.
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