Duration
11 Days
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
Many departure dates in 2018 & 2019
Destination
South Australia
Explore Canberra, country Victoria, cosmopolitan Melbourne and making your way onto Southern Australia. Spend the night in a stunning bed-and-breakfast property in historic Beechworth. Meet local farmers, winemakers and whisky distillers and enjoy delicious produce while you take in the stunning scenery on the Great Ocean Road, Kangaroo Island, the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Taste local cuisine & delicious wine on Kangaroo Island
  • Travel by luxury coach with a dedicated guide with 13 meals included
  • Throw a boomerang and taste bush tucker at Tower Hill Nature Reserve

  HOLIDAY INCLUDES
11 Days in Comfortable accommodation
Travel by luxury coach
Airport transfers (see flight information in the Fine Print)
13 meals: 10 full breakfasts, 3 lunch, 5 dinners

TRAVEL DATES
2018
  • Nov: 27
2019
  • Jan: 08, 15, 29
  • Feb: 12, 26
  • Mar: 12, 26
  • Apr: 16
  • May: 07
  • Sep: 03, 24
  • Oct: 15
  • Nov: 05, 26
  • Dec: 10

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Sydney – Canberra
  • Day 2: Beechworth
  • Day 3: Melbourne
  • Day 4: Melbourne
  • Day 5: Warrnambool
  • Day 6: Naracoote
  • Day 7:  Kangaroo Island
  • Day 8: Kangaroo Island
  • Day 9: Adelaide
  • Day 10: Adelaide Hills and the Barossa
  • Day 11: Adelaide
For full Itinerary information CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • Canberra: Crowne Plaza Canberra
  • Beechworth: Boutique Country Accommodation
  • Melbourne: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne
  • Warrnambool: Deep Blue Hotel & Spa Warrnambool
  • Naracoote: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoorte
  • Kangaroo Island: Aurora Ozone Hotel
  • Adelaide: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Why Book with MyDiscoveries? At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Multiple Departure Dates in 2018 & 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the My Discoveries Booking Guarantee applies. The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Excludes: Flights, Travel insurance, Items of a personal nature, Meals not mentioned
   
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1

Sydney – Canberra

As this holiday departs at 7.30am from Rydges World Square, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night if travelling from interstate. Depart Sydney this morning and travel through the Southern Highlands. visit historic Berrima along the way to see its convict-era sandstone gaol, then visit Gold Creek Station to meet a local grazier and enjoy a barbecue lunch. Gold Creek is a working pastoral property that currently runs merino sheep and beef cattle. On arrival in Canberra join a local guide for a tour of Parliament House. Built almost entirely of Australian materials, 10,000 people worked its construction. Then visit the Australian War Memorial, which brings together a world-class museum, a shrine and an extensive archive. Hear an evocative lament before departing for your hotel. Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight over a shared dinner.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Canberra
Included Meals: Highlight Lunch and dinner with wine
2

Beechworth

The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation’s capital as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne. Before leaving this morning, drive to the summit of Mt. Ainslie to experience panoramic views of the city and surrounds. Cross the mighty Murray River into Victoria, taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth, one of Victoria’s gold rush town. Forested ranges, placid lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands characterise this region, whose towering mountains are snow-capped in winter. Take an orientation tour of Beechworth before enjoying some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries, museum and historic hotel. Your accommodation tonight is at one of the town’s unique bed-and-breakfast properties.
Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodation, Beechworth
Included Meals: Breakfast
3

Melbourne

Join your B&B host for a Be My Guest breakfast this morning before travelling to historic Glenrowan, famous as the site of the last stand of bushranger Ned Kelly, who was eventually captured there in 1880 after a siege and shootout with police. Travel on through Kelly country to the southern capital of Melbourne. Stylish, arty Melbourne is both dynamic and cosmopolitan, and it’s proud of its place as Australia’s sporting and cultural capital. Gain some interesting insights on an orientation tour of the city. Perhaps later go for a stroll along the Yarra River to Southbank, Melbourne’s bustling waterfront hub, which is renowned for its restaurants, public art and stylish retailers. Why not enjoy dinner this evening at one of its stylish eateries?
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 2 nights
Included Meals: Be My Guest breakfast
4

Melbourne

It’s long been felt that Melbourne’s inner city is the most European of any in Australia; the leafy eastern section of Collins Street was dubbed the ‘Paris end’ in the 1950s. There’s a bit of New York in the mix as well, thanks to the city’s well-ordered grid and scattering of grand art-deco buildings. Today Melbourne is yours to explore, so why not consider one of the following optional experiences. You could explore Eureka Skydeck – the southern hemisphere’s highest viewing platform – for stunning 360-degree views of the city. Away from the hustle and bustle, Melbourne’s justly famed 230 laneways penetrate into the heart of the city. It’s here that the inner city’s true nature resides, crammed into narrow lanes with world-beating restaurants, bars and street art. Or if you would like to see something famous then why not take a tour to Summerland Beach on Phillip Island to witness the Penguin Parade, the nightly ritual where the little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their dune burrows
Included Meals: Breakfast
5

Warrnambool

Depart Melbourne this morning to embark on one of the world’s premier road trips – the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy spectacular coastal scenery, pausing in the quaint seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay. During the first weekend of January over 20,000 spectators visit Lorne when the town hosts the 1.2 km Pier to Pub swim (described in The Guinness Book of Records as “the largest organised ocean-swim in the world”). Just off shore in the Port Campbell National Park, the towering limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles rise 50 metres above the wild Southern Ocean. This natural theatre of stone, sea and sand is very dynamic: on 3 July 2005, one of the stacks collapsed, leaving eight remaining. It’s predicted that more stacks will emerge over time as a result of the erosion that formed the original twelve. You’ll also see nearby Loch Ard Gorge and learn of its heartbreaking history of shipwreck and survival, and visit the impressive London Bridge natural rock formation before arriving in the rural town of Warrnambool. Hotel: Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs, Warrnambool Included Meals:Breakfast and dinner with wine
6

Naracoote

This morning, visit the Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Co-operative at Tower Hill State Game Reserve. Tower Hill, an extinct volcano, is one of the most fascinating geological formations in Victoria. Within the crater, there is a series of small cones and islands surrounded by a crater lake. Your guide will provide you with an Indigenous perspective on the area’s flora, wildlife and volcanic formations as well as insights into bush medicine. Cross the border into South Australia, stopping in Mt. Gambier to see the mysterious Blue Lake, then continue to the world-renowned Coonawarra wine region, pausing at a vineyard for a tasting. Before arriving in Naracoorte you’ll be joined by a local expert for a guided tour through the Alexandra Cave. Hotel: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge, Naracoote Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine
7

Kangaroo Island

Journey today, to the Fleurieu Peninsula, whose green hills are complemented by rugged clifftops, sandy beaches and the winding Murray River. Visit the charming seaside town of Victor Harbour, one of South Australia’s most popular coastal playgrounds and a favourite family holiday destination since the late 1800s. This afternoon, a ferry takes you to Kangaroo Island, famous for its unspoiled natural beauty and fine produce. Kick off your island adventure with a visit to South Australia only boutique distillery to taste a selection of their handcrafted premium spirits. All the spirit are handmade onsite so you’ll be able to smell the aroma of botanicals, citrus peel, or even fennel lingering, as you taste the award-winning Australia gin and delicious liqueurs. Your final destination is its largest town, Kingscote. South Australia’s oldest European settlement, it’s home to a colony of the smallest penguins in the world, the Little Penguin. Hotel: Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kangaroo Island, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine
8

Kangaroo Island

Begin your exploration of fascinating Kangaroo Island today with a visit to the spectacular Remarkable Rocks, and later Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park. It took thousands of years of erosion to create the Arch, a distinctive rock bridge near the Cape du Couedic Lighthouse on the island’s southwest coast, and the boardwalk leading to it is nearly as scenic as the landmark itself. You will then enjoy a sumptuous lunch behind the sand dunes at Vivonne Bay Lodge before heading over to partake in a private Birds of Prey show at Raptor Domain! Put on a glove and have one of the many birds fly to you including kookaburras, owls and falcons or experience holding a wedge tailed eagle and some amazing Australian reptiles. This experience is interactive, educational and fun. Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch
9

Adelaide

This morning, board your ferry to cross back to the mainland and travel to picturesque Adelaide, the ‘City of Churches’. One of the few Australian cities to not have convict history, Adelaide was established as a planned colony of free immigrants, promising civil liberties and freedom from religious persecution. Take an orientation tour with your Travel Director before checking in to your hotel. This afternoon choose one from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit Adelaide Zoo including entry to the Panda enclosure and bamboo forest attractions, hear fascinating stories about the early history of Adelaide and its colonial characters on an Adelaide guided walking tour or visit the Art Gallery of South Australia to see its collection of old and new art. Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast
10

Adelaide Hills and the Barossa

Discover the rolling Adelaide Hills and world-famous Barossa Valley today, stopping first at picturesque Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Experience its charm and hospitality as you wander down the tree-lined streets and take time to explore the quaint shops and taste some of the town’s artisan produce. Continue to the Barossa for lunch at The Company Kitchen before visiting Jacob’s Creek to sample some of their world-famous wines. Travel back to Adelaide through a tranquil landscape dotted with stone cottages, olive groves and wineries, and join your Travel Director and travelling companions this evening for a Farewell Dinner. Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and farewell dinner
11

Adelaide

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Included Meals:Breakfast
Why is this tour good for MyDiscoveries Customers? Group tours allow you to enjoy your holiday and meet like-minded travellers while your Tour Guide handles all the complicated organisational components. You don’t have to worry about the day’s itinerary as it is all planned out for you. Travel from Sydney to Adelaide by coach while stopping at some of the greatest highlights of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Flights Interested in this holiday and want to know how to get to Sydney to start your holiday or return home from Adelaide? MyDiscoveries is a fully licenced travel agency that can book flights to any destination for you. Currently, four airlines fly to Sydney and Adelaide from capital cities within Australia. Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Airlines all fly to Sydney and Adelaide from most capital cities within Australia. Tiger Airways fly’s from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. They also fly from Adelaide to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. NEED FLIGHTS? CALL US ON 1300 404 606
Weather Sydney Sydney weather is known to be sunny with mild winters and warm summers. It has an average temperature ranges from 19°C – 26°C  in summer and 9 – 17°C in winter. Canberra Canberra weather has warm, dry summers and crisp, cool winters.  It has an average temperature ranges from 13°C – 27°C in summer and 1 – 12°C  in winter. Melbourne Melbourne is known for its fickle weather and is often described as having 4 seasons in one day.  It has an average temperature ranges from 14°C – 25°C  in summer and 7 – 14°C in winter. Adelaide The weather in Adelaide experiences mild winters and dry summer. It has an average temperature ranges from 29°C in summer and 15 – 16°C in winter.
Travel Insurance  We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. Call MyDiscoveries on 1300404100 to get a personalised quote on travel insurance 
What is included in The Deal?   Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE 
When will I receive my tour documentation? A travel wallet containing your documents and luggage tags will be posted to MyDiscoveries 4 weeks prior to travel. For Short Breaks and Day Tours e-documents will be emailed to you within 48 hours of full payment being made.
What type of clothes should I bring? It is also important to consider the region you will be visiting and the season you will be travelling, however, AAT Kings recommend casual, drip-dry lightweight clothes. There is no need for lots of formal clothes, however, you might like to include a few options to wear out for dinner, but above all you want to be comfortable.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE