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Arriving to Adelaide where you will spend the first night, join your group for an evening welcome dinner, and a local host from Adelaide.

The next morning, from Adelaide, we make our way to the ferry crossing for a three night stay on Kangaroo Island where you will discover so many unforgettable highlights of this special Island off the coast of South Australia.

Discover the history of Kangaroo Island through visits to museums, art galleries and historic lighthouses as well as the nature that this magnificent island is famous for. You'll experience a guided beach walk at Seal Bay and the chance to see an abundance of wildlife. Sample local wines and delicious regional produce and visit well known sites Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

After enjoying four days on the island, we transfer back to Adelaide.  The next day we enjoy a full day’s visit to the Barossa Valley, including some cellar door visits, wine tastings, a leisurely lunch at a winery and more local discoveries, then return to Adelaide for a final night of stay.

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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$3355 tour, with your own room
  • Transport:
    Coach,Cruise
  • Pace:
    2
  • Max Group Size:
    16 travellers
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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INCLUSIONS

  • 6 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast ^
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 dinners including a welcome dinner on evening 1
  • Professional coach captain
  • Ferry to/from Kangaroo Island
  • A 3 day Kangaroo Island sightseeing tour
  • Full day touring Barossa Valley including wine tastings
  • Sightseeing entry fees as detailed by the itinerary
  • Small group tour, maximum 18 travellers

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

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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8 - 14 SEP 2019
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@ standard price $3355 with own room
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Tour Price

$3355

Pre tour hotel, Pullman Hotel Adelaide with breakfast

$240

Post tour hotel, Pullman Hotel Adelaide with breakfast

$240

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Trip Code: kangaroo19-9

TERMS & CONDITIONS
7 - 13 SEP 2020
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Trip Code: KANGAROO20-9

Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Welcome dinner, evening one in Adelaide
  • Ferry crossing with Kangaroo Island Sea Link
  • Kangaroo Island winery visits and tastings
  • Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum guided tour
  • Cape Willoughby Lighthouse photo stop
  • Kelly Hill Cave tour
  • Remarkables Rocks
  • Admirals Arch
  • Seal Bay beach walk
  • Raptor Domain, birds of prey show
  • Flinders Chase National Park (Remarkable Rocks)
  • Full day touring Barossa Valley with lunch at a winery
SNAPSHOT

DAY 1 – ARRIVE TO ADELAIDE

  • Arrive at leisure
  • A welcome dinner at your hote

DAY 2 – KANGAROO ISLAND

  • Early private coach transfer Adelaide to Cape Jervis
  • One way ferry crossing with Kangaroo Island Sea Link; Cape Jervis to Penneshaw

Full day touring the island:

  • Penneshaw Maritime and Folk Museum
  • Dudley Wines – lunch and tasting
  • Cape Willoughby Lighthouse – photo stop
  • Kangaroo Island Artworks  

DAY 3 – KANGAROO ISLAND

Full day touring the island:

  • Kelly Hills Cave – Show Cave tour
  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary – Self guided Koala walk
  • Flinders Chase National Park including lunch
  • Remarkable Rocks
  • Admirals Arch

DAY 4 - KANGAROO ISLAND

Full day touring the island:

  • Seal Bay – guided beach tour
  • Rapter Domain – Bird Prey Show
  • KI Spirits Tasting
  • Emu Ridge Distillery

DAY 5  - KANGAROO ISLAND - VICTOR HARBOUR – ADELAIDE

  • One way ferry crossing with Kangaroo Island Sea Link – Penneshaw to Cape Jervis

Full day touring of Victor Harbor and McLaren Vale:

  • Victor Harbour – free time/time for lunch
  • Horseshoe Bay – photo stop
  • Mclaren Vale main street – free time to visit Almond Train, Menz Fruit Chocs and Hardy’s Tintara (entrance fees at own expense)
  • Return to Adelaide hotel approximately 5:30pm

DAY 6 – BAROSSA VALLEY

Full day Barossa Valley Touring

  • Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop
  • Saltram Wines – wine tasting
  • Lunch at a local winery
  • Mengler’s Hill Lookout for a photo stop
  • Te Aro Estate – wine tasting

DAY 7 – ADELAIDE

No touring today/departure day only

  • Depart Adelaide hotel by own arrangement.
  • Check out by 11am

DAY 1
Adelaide

Arrive to Adelaide at your leisure and this afternoon, check into our group hotel. This evening, enjoy a group welcome 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, in order to transfer to our departure point, Cape Jervis, to meet our ferry to Kangaroo Island.

We board SeaLink’s luxury ocean going ferry the Sealion 2000 (check-in 30 minutes prior) for the 45-minute crossing to Kangaroo Island.

There’s a fabulous day of touring once we arrive to Kangaroo Island.

Highlights today include:

  • a visit to the historicPenneshaw Maritime & Folklore Museum 
  • wine tasting and lunch at Dudley Wines
  • Cape Willoughby Light House for a photo opportunity

Today, we enjoy lunch at Dudley Wines.  Dudley Wines is a family owned and run business on Kangaroo Island, with around 20 acres of various varieties in their two vineyards on the Dudley Peninsula, producing a 100% Kangaroo Island product. All their wine is grown and handcrafted on the island, by fifth generation Islander, Brodie Howard.

This afternoon we drive to Cape Willoughby, the first lighthouse built in SA in 1852 before our visit to see prominent local art works and crafts at the Kangaroo Island Artworks Gallery at Baudin Beach.

We return to our hotel at the end of day, and enjoy a relaxed dinner at our group hotel.                        

Meals:  Breakfast ^, Lunch, Dinner
^ or boxed lunch due to early departure if necessary 

DAY 3
Kangaroo Island

Today, there will be the contrast of Kelly Hill Caves, an impressive limestone cave system with a guided tour.  Experience the splendour of the Show Cave tour, admiring the stalactite and stalagmite formations.

We then take a leisurely stroll along the famous Koala Walk at Hanson Bay Sanctuary and observe the amazing and beautiful Koalas relaxing in the avenue of shady Eucalyptus trees. The Hanson Bay Sanctuary is the best place on Kangaroo Island to see a sustainable population of koalas in the wild.

Tip: Take your camera, water bottle and binoculars.

Travel to 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 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, we 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, educational and entertaining display at the ‘Raptor Domain, Birds of Prey’ show.

Enjoy lunch at a local café and then 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 Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery, now the only Eucalyptus Oil distillery in South Australia manufacturing 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 5
Kangaroo Island – Victor Harbor -  Adelaide                          

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 tour the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula visiting Horseshoe Bay lookout to see spectacular views over the bay and some free time to explore Victor Harbour and to pick a spot for a lunch break.

Visit Mclaren Vale and enjoy some free time. During free time, there are options to visit the Almond Train, Menz Fruit Choc Factory and Hardy’s Tintara Winery.

We return to Adelaide later in the afternoon for an overnight stay.

Meals:  Breakfast

DAY 6                             
Barossa Valley          

From Adelaide, your coach captain for the day will meet you at the group hotel, to then set off and enjoy a tour to South Australia’s premium wine region, The Barossa Valley.

The day is dedicated to discovering the Barossa Valley’s highlights and includes:

  • a visit to Maggie Beer's Farm Shop; an absolute must whilst in the Barossa Valley.
  • sampling of the Barossa’s finest wines and gourmet food that makes this wine region so special, including a platter lunch at a winery.

The tour focuses on three different wineries, visiting Saltram Wines, Lambert Estate where we also stop for a winery platter lunch and TeAro Estate.

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 then head out to dinner together (at your own expense). The nearby Rundle Mall is a popular strip for restaurants, or dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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.

Airport transfers are by your own arrangement.

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

Pullman Adelaide Hotel

1

Kangaroo Island

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

3

Adelaide

Pullman Adelaide Hotel

2

Pullman Adelaide Hotel

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS

PULLMAN ADELAIDE HOTEL, ADELAIDE
Located at the heart of the Adelaide Central Business District, Pullman Adelaide is a luxury hotel located close to the city's main shopping precinct, Rundle Mall. It offers 308 rooms, contemporary local cuisine in Salt restaurant, meeting rooms and wireless Internet. Perfect for both business and leisure travellers. 

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

 

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

Pullman Hotel Adelaide
16 Hindmarsh SquareAdelaide SA 5000 

HOTEL CHECK IN:   from 2pm
HOTEL CHECK OUT: by 11am/

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.

TRANSFERS TO/FROM ADELAIDE CITY
By your own arrangement

Taxis from airport:
A taxi rank, located left of the pedestrian plaza as you walk out of the terminal. Concierges provide a safe environment and allocate taxis to passengers. There is a $2 levy added to fares for taxis leaving the airport.

The airport is just over 4 miles from the city centre.  A taxi will cost around $26-$30 and the journey takes about 15 minutes. There is a $2 surcharge for passengers using taxis to exit the airport.

Airport Shuttle: 
Northern Flyer / City Shuttle provides an Airport / CBD shuttle service to major hotels and return if required. This is a seven day service - reservation/ booking is appreciated or contact the Information Booth in the T1 Terminal. The Northern Flyer minibus service also provides transfers door to door from the northern Adelaide suburbs.

Phone Northern Flyer 08 7289 1065  
Northern Flyer 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. You will travel in a comfortable air conditioned comfortable coach.                                                                       

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. 

Checked luggage to be a maximum of 20 kilograms.

ABOUT MOBILE PHONE USE / INTERNET 
Telstra coverage is available across the island, but can be inconsistent in more remote areas. Limited Optus, Vodaphone and Virgin Mobile is available from Kingscote to Penneshaw and adjacent areas. Visitors are advised to contact their mobile supplier for updated information. Public phones are located at Penneshaw, American River, Kingscote, Cygnet River, Brownlow, Emu Bay, Parndana, Vivonne Bay, Seal Bay and Flinders Chase.

WhatsApp
If you don’t already use this service, we recommend downloading this application also. It’s a mobile phone App that offers fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free (data charges may apply – ask your phone provider).

As a general indication, for many of our tours, our guides use WhatsApp to communicate with the group.

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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