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Savor South Australia

Savor the incredible delights of South Australia with this 10 night journey Down Under. With bustling markets, bountiful wineries and diverse wildlife, South Australia is its own haven within this vast country. Head north to the Flinders Ranges for some safari sightseeing exploring the local outback scenery. After the natural adventure explore the Barossa Valley and its many wineries producing some of the country's most diverse blends. Wind up your time on Kangaroo Island at the luxurious Southern Ocean Lodge. Traverse the island with a variety of activities introducing you to the local wildlife, sampling some of the island's best cuisine, and taking in the varying landscapes. Luxury, nature and fine food and wine blend seamlessly on this South Australia adventure.

Note: Breakfast with Kangaroos is from October 2020 to April 2021. Your Travel Expert will find a comparable alternative.

Trip Type: Cosmopolitan, Cultural, Food & Wine, Romance & Honeymoon

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Day By Day

Day 1 – USA to Sydney
Today you will begin your Swain Destinations customized itinerary. Please note, international air has not been included in this package price.

Day 2 – Cross the International Date Line
Cross the International Date Line, an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth that runs from the North to the South Pole - and defines one calendar day from the next. Crossing the International Date Line adds one day (24 hours) traveling west, and subtracts one day (24 hours) traveling east.

Day 3 – Welcome to Adelaide
Upon arrival into Sydney you will need to clear customs and make your way to the domestic terminal for your connecting flight to Adelaide. Upon arrival, transfer by shuttle service to your hotel.

The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is nestled between the sea and hills. It is a graceful city of wide streets, elegant buildings and parkland. Adelaide is compact and easy to walk around. It is known for its refinement and has a charm and grace that shows in sophisticated wining and dining, and beautiful architecture that has been well preserved. The state of South Australia is home to some of the freshest food and finest wines in Australia. Adelaide has a reputation for innovative, affordable cuisine which, when combined with local wines, is a memorable experience.

Regardless of the season, the Adelaide Hills offer a welcome respite in country air. Investigate historic townships and enjoy heritage accommodation properties with stunning gardens. Adelaide has a great reputation for its art and culture. The Adelaide Festival of Arts and associated Fringe Festival generate a constant energy in the city. The Festival Centre on King William Road is the hub of opera, theatre and orchestra. For visual arts, the Art Gallery of South Australia is a must for its collection of Aboriginal works, Australian 19th century paintings and a collection of Rodins. Several galleries specialize in indigenous art and Melbourne Street is the place for antiques.

Starting Accommodation: Mayfair Hotel

Day 4 – Adelaide Market Tour
Join the hustle and bustle at Adelaide's famous Central Market as you explore and discover the unusual, the exotic and the bizarre as layer by layer the charm and character of the Market are peeled away for your absolute enjoyment.

Your guided Central Market tour will take you on a walking journey of discovery. Just for 'starters' you will visit a selection of fresh produce stalls uncovering an assortment of irresistible fresh produce and gourmet foods, along with native and exotic delights reflecting Adelaide's vibrant multicultural influences and passion for fresh foods. You'll also meet stall holders and share their knowledge as you get to sample their array of fresh produce. Be prepared for a few surprises tucked away on this amazing introductory tour of Adelaide's favorite icon, the Adelaide Market.

Starting Accommodation: Mayfair Hotel (B)

Day 5 – Adelaide to Flinders Ranges
This is a really interesting drive into Australia's countryside. After leaving the city you very quickly arrive into the famous Barossa & Clare Valley Wine District and even more quickly into the true countryside of Australia that you have heard about. The Flinders Ranges make an awesome backdrop to farm lands that soon disappear into true Outback Australia with your final destination oasis of Arkaba Station. 

The Flinders Ranges are one of Australia's most ancient landscapes, molded by hundreds of millions of years of geological activity, and also home to some of the most spectacular outback scenery in the country. Arkaba is a 60,000 acre wildlife conservancy, its craggy sandstone bluffs and dry creek beds lined with River Red Gums are a quintessential Australian scene, while the geological amphitheater of Wilpena Pound lies on the northern boundary of the property. The rest of your day is at your leisure to enjoy the surrounding at this unique Australian property.

Starting Accommodation: Arkaba Station (B, D)

Day 6 – Activities at Arkaba Station
Sculpted by millions of years of rain and sun into a fractured landscape of rugged gorges, furrowed valleys with cypress pines, dry creek beds lined with river red gums and vistas from the high ground across miles of outback plain, the Flinders Ranges is an introduction to the sheer scale of the outback. For wildlife watching, bush-walking, photography or just soaking up the sights and sounds of outback Australia, the Flinders is in a class of its own. 

Take part in some of the incredible activities offered at Arkaba including 4WD trips, wildlife viewing, mountain biking and the Arkaba Woolshed and working sheep farm.

Starting Accommodation: Arkaba Station (B, L, D)

Day 7 – At leisure, Arkaba Station
Today you are at leisure to enjoy the activities at Arkaba or relax in the natural setting. You also have the option of including a day trip into the neighboring Flinders Ranges National Park. This day tour includes a drive through the likes of Brachina and Bunyeroo Gorges or a visit to the old mining town of Blinman and lunch at an outback pub hotel - a great way to explore some of the local surroundings! 

Starting Accommodation: Arkaba Station (B, L, D)

Day 8 – Flinders Ranges to Barossa Valley
Experience Australia's countryside as you journey through the true Outback and the amazing Flinders Ranges before arriving into the relative civilization of the Clare & Barossa Valley wine district. 

The Louise
Your next two nights will be spend at The Louise. With just fifteen suites, each with private terraces, soft contemporary furnishings and spacious en suites, the romance of an idyllic vineyard hideaway is complete. Acclaimed on-site restaurant Appellation, offers seasonal cuisine nightly for casually elegant dining. One hour from Adelaide, The Louise is one of Australia's premier vineyard retreats.

Starting Accommodation: The Louise (B, L)

Day 9 – Breakfast with Kangaroos
It's no secret that most visitors to South Australia's Barossa Valley have come for a world-class food and wine experience. The global reputation of the Barossa's iconic wines is undisputed, and fine dining venues such as Appellation, provide guests access to fresh local cuisine paired with the region's outstanding wines. Lesser known, the Barossa is home to a large conservation park abundant with native Australian flora and fauna. The Louise has developed a unique experience that offers guests access to one of the simple pleasures of visiting regional Australia, seeing kangaroos up close in their natural habitat.

Your guide arrives at dawn in a 4-wheel drive vehicle for the 20-minute ride to the nearby conservation park. An easy 15-minute bushwalk into the park leads to a clearing where families of kangaroos are enjoying their breakfast and your gourmet breakfast will be laid out on a picnic blanket in this truly natural setting.

The rest of the day is at your leisure. Enjoy the relaxing surroundings at The Louise or head on some wine tours of the nearby wineries.

Note: Breakfast with Kangaroos is October 2020 to April 2021. Your Travel Expert will find a comparable alternative.

Starting Accommodation: The Louise (B)

Day 10 – Barossa Valley to Kangaroo Island
Today your driver will meet you at your hotel and you will be transferred by private vehicle from the city to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight and transfer to Kangaroo Island.

As Australia's third largest island, Kangaroo Island is just 100 miles long by 35 miles wide. The Island boasts outstanding natural beauty and its relative isolation since European settlement has ensured an abundance of wildlife in a stunning and protected natural environment. With 21 national and conservation parks covering more than 30 per cent of the Island's total area, Kangaroo Island has established itself as a premiere destination for nature lovers of all types.

Oceanview Eco Villas
Step off the grid into a fully-hosted ecoluxury experience at Oceanview Eco Villas, where you will be welcomed by your hosts, Tim and Tamsin Wendt. Allow yourself to relax, unwind and rejuvenate in luxury accommodation whilst enjoying the stunning 500-acre coastal property on beautiful Kangaroo Island.

Starting Accommodation: Oceanview Eco Villas (B, D)

Day 11 – Private Touring on Kangaroo Island
Today you will enjoy private touring around Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is the third largest island off the coast of mainland Australia and is frequently referred to as nature’s paradise. Home to an abundance of iconic native Australian wildlife species, stunning coastlines, and spectacular scenery.

Starting Accommodation: Oceanview Eco Villas (B, L, D)

Day 12 – Private Touring on Kangaroo Island
Today you will enjoy private touring around Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is the third largest island off the coast of mainland Australia and is frequently referred to as nature’s paradise. Home to an abundance of iconic native Australian wildlife species, stunning coastlines, and spectacular scenery.

Starting Accommodation: Oceanview Eco Villas (B, L, D)

Day 13 – Adelaide to USA
Transfer from Oceanview Eco Villas to Kingscote Airport for your flight to Adelaide and onward flight to the USA via Sydney. (B)

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Included Activities

Adelaide Market Tour
Adelaide Market Tour
Length: Half-day


AdelaideMayfair Hotel
Flinders RangesArkaba Station
Barossa ValleyThe Louise
Kangaroo IslandOceanview Eco Villas


Please note all prices listed below are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Twin Share
10/1/2020 - 3/31/2021$11,215
Single Traveler
10/1/2020 - 3/31/2021$20,615

Add internal air to this package from $340*

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