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Solos Only

Kangaroo Island & Barossa Wine Tours

Arrive to Adelaide for an overnight stay and join your group for dinner. The next morning, we make our way to the ferry crossing for a three night stay on Kangaroo Island where you will discover unforgettable highlights of this special Island off the coast of South Australia. 

Kangaroo Island Winery Tour & Holiday Package

Discover the history of Kangaroo Island and enjoy the incredible panorama of nature at its best.

Experience a guided beach walk at Seal Bay and the chance to see the beautiful wildlife including a visit to the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.  Visit the incredible sites; Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch plus visit the unique island distillery and sample the famed Ligurian honey.

After enjoying a stay on the island, we make our way back to the mainland and onto Hahndorf for an overnight stay. On our way there’s a stop to visit McClaren Vale with time for your own discoveries at leisure. No visit to this part of Australia would be complete without touring the Barossa Valley, and we include a full day tour with cellar door visits, wine tastings, and a leisurely lunch at a winery before the final the return and final night stay in Adelaide.

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PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    45+
  • Duration:
    7 Days
  • Status:
    Bookings open
  • Region:
    Oceania
  • Destinations:
    Australia
  • Travel Style:
    Discovery
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel
  • Prices from:
    AUD$3445 with own room
  • Transport:
    Coach, Cruise
  • Pace:
    2
  • Max Group Size:
    18
REVIEWS

'Great scenery and the good company of like minded solo travellers. A nice way to travel.'

Allan, 64 years, Sydney, NSW

'Would recommend the Barossa and Kangaroo Island Tour, great food, wine, sights and company. The pace was very easy-going so the group never felt rushed. The commentary was very informative and learned a lot about Adelaide, Barossa, Encounter Bay area and KI during the tour.'

Roula, 45 years, Sydney, NSW
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ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

  • 6 nights superior hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts ^
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 dinners including a welcome dinner on evening 1, Adelaide 

^ one breakfast may be boxed continental breakfast due to an early departure 

SIGHTSEEING & GUIDES

  • All sightseeing included in price as per itinerary including
    Full day Barossa Valley with wine tastings
    A 3 day Kangaroo Island sightseeing tour
  • English-speaking Coach Captain 

TRAVEL

  • Return ferry from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island
  • Private coach touring 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Small group, not more than 18 travellers

Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for joining this tour and is in addition to the package price.

Not included: 

  • Airfares if booking a tour only package
  • Airport Transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications

Departure Dates for this tour

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3 - 9 APR 2021
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AUD$3445 with own room
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Prices per person (in AUD)

Own Room

STANDARD package

AUD $3445

Pre or Post Tour Stay: Ibis Adelaide Superior Queen inc. breakfast (applies to 1 night pre and 1 night post)

AUD $155

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If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same gender, save $160 on the package prices for your own room, when you opt to share.

 


Trip Code: kangaroo21-4

TERMS & CONDITIONS
11 - 17 SEP 2021
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Trip Code: kangaroo21-9

Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Welcome dinner, Adelaide
  • Ferry crossing with Kangaroo Island Sea Link
  • Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum guided tour
  • Cape Willoughby Lighthouse tour
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • The amazing Remarkables Rocks
  • Admirals Arch
  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
  • Seal Bay beach walk
  • Raptor Domain, birds of prey show
  • Visit the island’s gin distillery
  • Taste the unique Ligurian honey
  • Stops at McClaren Vale
  • Overnight stay in Hahndorf
  • Full day touring Barossa Valley with lunch at a winery

DAY 1

Adelaide

Arrive to Adelaide at your leisure. This afternoon check into our group hotel located in the city centre.  This evening meet up for a group dinner at the hotel restaurant. Your Coach Captain will join the group for the evening meal.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 2

Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

There’s a lot to enjoy today and we start off early to transfer to our departure point from the mainland at Cape Jervis to meet the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Board SeaLink’s ferry the Sealion 2000 for the 45-minute crossing to Kangaroo Island.

There is a fabulous day of touring once we arrive to the Island. Set off on our island tour today with a leisurely stroll along the newly developed Sculpture Trail before arriving to the historic Penneshaw Maritime & Folklore Museum for a guided tour, then taking a break for lunch at the local hotel in Penneshaw.

This afternoon there’s a guided tour of Cape Willoughby Light House, the first lighthouse built in South Australia in 1852 and we take in the great scenery at Pennington Bay and Prospect Hill (the highest point on Kangaroo Island). As the day ends, we make our way to American River, the location of our hotel while staying on the island. There is also the option to wander the American River Wharf and visit the Oyster Farm shop. Dinner tonight is at the hotel.                     

Meals:  Breakfast ^, Lunch, Dinner

^ boxed lunch due to early departure if necessary 

DAY 3

Kangaroo Island

We drive to take in the natural rugged beauty of Flinders Chase National Park. A visit to the park is not complete without seeing the spectacular Remarkable Rocks.  Take a walk around these huge rocks, which have been carved into many weird and wonderful shapes by the wind and the ocean spray over many centuries. We travel onto the natural land bridge that is Admirals Arch to look out for the New Zealand fur seals frolicking in the water and on the rocks, under the arch.

We then visit Hanson Bay Sanctuary for a guided tour. This is the sanctuary where so many injured koalas were being looked after and recovering from the devastating bushfires in January 2020.  Lunch today is a ‘fish ‘n chips’ meal at a local hotel. We continue on, to visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, where you may get up close to some of Australia’s native animals.

Tip: Take your camera, water bottle and binoculars.

We return to the hotel later in the afternoon for some time at leisure, and then come together for a relaxed group dinner at a local restaurant.

 

 

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 4

Kangaroo Island  

After breakfast travel to famous Seal Bay for a stroll through a wild seal colony that is home to around 600 rare Australian Sea Lions. We then enjoy an interactive and entertaining display at the ‘Raptor Domain, Birds of Prey’ show. This afternoon enjoy lunch at a local café and visit Kangaroo Island Spirits for three special tastings. We will also learn of how Jon and Sarah Lark set up to establish Australia’s first dedicated gin distillery. Our final visit today is to the Island Beehive for a tour, and tasting of the island’s unique Ligurian honey. Dinner tonight is at our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 5

Kangaroo Island – McClaren Value - Handorf 

After breakfast we depart Kingscote for our scenic drive to Penneshaw to depart on the Sealink Ferry to Cape Jervis for the 45 minute journey, arriving to the mainland before 11:30am. 

Upon arrival at Cape Jervis we will visit McLaren Vale and enjoy some free time for lunch along the main street.  There’s also the option to visit the Almond Train, Menz Fruit Choc Factory and Hardy’s Tintara Winery. We will then head to Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, where there’s time to make your own discoveries of this quaint village known for its German architecture and influence. With a stay overnight in Hahndorf you can make a plan to visit one of the local restaurants or hotels for dinner.   

Meals:  Breakfast

DAY 6

Hahndorf - Barossa Valley

Set out today to enjoy a tour of South Australia’s premium wine region, The Barossa Valley. The day is dedicated to discovering the Barossa Valley’s highlights. The tour focuses on three different wineries, visiting Saltram Wines, Lambert Estate where we also stop for a platter lunch and Pindarie Winery. Also today an absolute must whilst in the Barossa Valley is our stop to Maggie Beer’s Farm shop. There will also be a stop at Mengler’s Hill for a photo opportunity at one of the most popular lookouts in Barossa Valley.

The evening is at your leisure. Why not enjoy pre-dinner drinks at the hotel bar and decide if you’d like to enjoy dinner in house or find a local restaurant at the nearby Rundle Mall.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7

Adelaide

It’s departure day.  Check out is required by 11am. If you are spending more time in Adelaide, the hotel will store your luggage until you need to leave that day and you can depart at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast                                 

 Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS

Destination

Hotel Name

Nights of Stay

Adelaide

Ibis Hotel (Deluxe corner room with city and Adelaide Hills view)

1

Kangaroo Island

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

3

Adelaide

Ibis Hotel (Deluxe corner room with city and Adelaide Hills view)

2

Ibis Adelaide, queen

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS

IBIS, ADELAIDE
Check in: from 2pm  | Check out: by 11am

Located in the heart of the CBD the hotel's 311 rooms comprise of the latest Samsung television technology and views over the Adelaide Hills. The restaurant and bar spill out onto balconies that overhang Grenfell Street and share the floor with restaurant and conference facilities. The indoor gym comprises of Technogym equipment and WiFi is located throughout the hotel.

The Deluxe Corner room is the most sought after room with 270 degree views overlooking the city of Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills. The room features floor to ceiling windows across two sides of the room to enhance the spectacular views.  Ibis Adelaide is adjacent to Rundle Mall and the Adelaide Oval, Casino, and Convention Centre are within walking distance.

MERCURE KANGAROO ISLAND LODGE, TOWN
Designed to blend with its surroundings, Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge sits in bushland overlooking American River Bay. Well positioned in a region popular with nature lovers and adventure seekers, this Kangaroo Island hotel is close to the Penneshaw Penguin Centre and provides a truly idyllic getaway. Offering 38 rooms with pool or water views, Mercure Kangaroo Island features a restaurant, bar and pool.

Room Facilities, Superior King Bayview

  • King-Size bed
  • LCD TV
  • Reverse cycle air-conditioning
  • In room WiFi
  • Bar Fridge
  • Ensuite with Walk-in Shower
  • Views overlooking Eastern Cove
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Alarm Clock 

Guest Facilities
Swimming Pool, Sauna, Restaurant and Bar, Al Fresco Dining area, Nature Walking Trail on site, Tennis Court, Free in-room Wifi, Environmental Walking Trail, Resort Shop, Free on-site parking, Guest Laundry.


THE MANNA BY HAUS, HAHNDORF
Featuring all the facilities of a modern CBD Hotel, in the relaxed, regional setting of the Adelaide Hills. The Scandinavian-inspired rooms offering great comfort and quality. Set back just off the historic Hahndorf Main Street, The Manna by Haus offering a high quality of style and comfort. Guests are also welcome to use the swimming pool located at The Lodge by Haus.

Superior rooms are simple, stylish and superior, floor to ceiling windows with a spacious en-suite, flat-screen TV with selected complimentary Foxtel Channels and complimentary Wi-Fi. Room contains either 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds.

Wi-Fi:  Free

Note: Some twin share rooms may have single beds.
Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.


More About Accommodation

GETTING THERE

Arrive to: Adelaide, South Australia       
Depart from: Adelaide, South Australia     

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE HOTEL

IBIS ADELAIDE HOTEL122 Grenfell SreetAdelaide SA 5000, Australia HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.
Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

FLIGHT ITINERARY
We can arrange airfares to/from Adelaide in addition to your tour.  If arriving from outside Australia we recommend booking your airfare to Australia by your arrangement or with a travel agent in your home country.

TRANSFERS TO/FROM ADELAIDE CITY
By your own arrangement. See MORE INFORMATION details on our website

DETAILS

Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS 
You will enjoy this group experience with a maximum of 18 travellers. This is a Solos Only tour.

SOLOS ONLY
This tour is exclusively for single-solo travellers.

THE PACE  [2 out of 5]
You will enjoy this group experience with a maximum of 18 travellers. This tour is exclusively for solo / single travellers. This is a private, small group tour that is led by your coach captain.

The tour is suitable for travellers of average fitness or above. Although there are no demanding physical requirements it’s a busy tour that covers a lot in a short amount of time. 

Fit to Travel Holiday Requirements
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Travellers of 70 years or over will be required to return a Fit to Travel form that is completed by their doctor. 

Touring is exciting and diverse and the best way to enjoy your travels is to be sure that you meet the minimum physical requirements required for touring.

In many destinations while touring could be walking on uneven surfaces such as cobble stoned streets, need to climb steep staircases, and/or walk up hills to reach attractions. Also, in some cities tourist transport has limited options for coach drop offs and pick ups and this may mean that travellers are required to walk some distance to reach attractions or hotels, even up to 15 minutes.

Some touring may not be suitable for travellers with mobility issues and/or low fitness levels.  If unsure about your suitability for the trip please contact us to seek further advice. 

ABOUT THE MEALS   
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.  

Breakfast
Breakfast will be buffet style at the hotels. This will include a variety of hot and cold food.

Lunch
Once on Kangaroo Island lunch will be at a mix of wineries which will include shared platters and two course meals. Other days will be at cafes where the menus will be simple, as dining options will be limited in some areas. 

Dinner
Your welcome dinner will be a set menu at the Pullman Adelaide Salt Restaurant. While on Kangaroo Island, dinner will be at the hotel restaurant and you will have a two course set menu. On one night, you will have dinner at a local restaurant.

COACH CAPTAIN
This is a private group tour with one coach captain, leading the group. The trip suits an independent style traveller, content with travelling without the additional services of a tour escort.

Your driver-guide will give direction on daily meeting times.

TRANSPORT
Sealink operates two large ocean-going ferries between mainland South Australia and Kangaroo Island, which you will take to/from Cape Jervis. This is not a private service.

Land touring is by a private comfortable air conditioned coach.  The coach size will be determined by the group size. Depending on the group size we use either a mini coach (11 seater), small coach (19 seater), or a medium coach (33 seater)                                                                     

LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS
When taking the ferry across to Kangaroo Island, tour group members should be able to lift their own luggage to load and unload onto a luggage van onboard the ferry. 
1 piece of checked luggage is permitted with a maximum of 20 kilograms.

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

'Great scenery and the good company of like minded solo travellers. A nice way to travel.'

Allan, 64 years, Sydney, NSW

'Would recommend the Barossa and Kangaroo Island Tour, great food, wine, sights and company. The pace was very easy-going so the group never felt rushed. The commentary was very informative and learned a lot about Adelaide, Barossa, Encounter Bay area and KI during the tour.'

Roula, 45 years, Sydney, NSW

'I had a wonderful time on the Kangaroo Island tour. Everyone got on really well, the driver was excellent and the food was great. I would recommend this tour to anyone.'

Michael, 64 years, QLD
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