Classic Southern Australia Tour

A 15 day trip to Australia 
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The 15-day Classic Southern Australia takes you to a very fascinating area of Australia; from Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road, Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. Melbourne is a classic city in Australia with some of the most beautiful older, European-style buildings. The Great Ocean Road is a georgeous drive through this majestic coastline and Kangaroo Island offers some of the most amazing encounters with nature- from being just a few feet from the Sea Lions, to a visit to a small Faiery Penguin village, to seeing kangaroos, wallabees, koalas, rare birds, etc. etc in their natural habitat. If you love nature, you will love this tour.

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General Information

The Sydney Harbour is one of the most spectacular sights in Australia.
bathing box on brighton beach in melbourne
aerial photo of the bridge and the rocks in sydney
people walk through hyde park on a warm day in sydney
looking upwards at sydney tower on a beautiful day
a statue and fountain in hyde park sydney
a boat on the river torrens in downtown adelaide
three kangaroos together on kangaroo island
landscape view of a stretch of beach on seal bay kangaroo island on a sunny day
victorian yellow sandstone building in melbourne
the lake in albert park with skyscrapers in the background
a vineyard in the barossa valley on a sunny day
wooden walkway leads to the beach on philip island victoria at sunrise
large rock formations known as the twelve apostles on the scenic great ocean road
a vineyard in the barossa valley on a sunny day
a koala bear on the back of its mother
seals and birds together on the beach at seal bay kangaroo island
the white lighthouse of cape willoughby on kangaroo island
Detailed Itinerary

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1 Depart Los Angeles or San Francisco
Leave LAX or SFO for Sydney The adventure begins! (Other departure cities are also available)

Day 2 Cross International Date Line
In flight. The flight does not actually take two days, but you lose one day because of the International Date Line. You will gain it at the end of your trip.

Day 3 Sydney
On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel. You can have some time to rest after your flight and before your adventure begins! You will then have a guided tour of the infamous Sydney Opera House.

Option: This afternoon make your way to Bridgeclimb, located at The Rocks, where you suit up for the climb of your life.

Day 4 Sydney
This morning make your own way to Circular Quay where you board your Matilda Cruise vessel. Cruise the spectacular Sydney Harbor, a must for all visitors to see. See the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge from the water. Return to Circular Quay where you will have a guided walking tour through the historic Rocks area. The Rocks is the foundation place of Sydney and Australia, and of enormous historical significance.

Day 5 Sydney
Today you will have a tour of the beautiful Blue Mountains. Here you can see the gorgeous tree filled gorges.

Upgrade Option: 4WD Small Group Tour. Includes lunch.

Day 6 Adelaide
Today you will fly from Sydney to Adelaide. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you will have a city highlights tour. This tour also includes visiting the charming German influenced suburb of Handorf.

Day 7 Adelaide
Discover Australia's finest wine country as you travel to the Barossa Valley via the picturesque Torrens Gorge. Visit the Whispering Wall and climb the world's largest rocking horse before arriving at Chateau Yaldara where lunch is served in the bistro. Visit other wineries before touring through the valley and the townships of Lyndoch, Tanunda and Angaston Stop at Angas Park Fruits where you can purchase from their extensive range of dried fruit. Another winery visit before returning to Adelaide and your hotel. Includes lunch.

Day 8 Kangaroo Island
You will take a morning flight on a small plane to Kangaroo Island. Once you arrive on the Island you will be picked up for a wildlife tour. Then you will be taken to your hotel on the island. After dinner you will be picked up for a nocturnal tour.

Day 9 Kangaroo Island
Free day. We suggest visiting the remarkable rocks. Kangaroo Island is a great place to rent a car for the day.

Day 10 Melbourne
Today you can relax in Kangaroo Island. You will take an evening flight back to Adelaide and then to Melbourne that evening.

Day 11 Melbourne
Today you have a flight to Melbourne. Tonight you can relax. Melbourne is a great place to walk around the city, and there are many trams that run throughout the city. There is even a free tram that goes around the main city circle.

Day 12 Melbourne
This morning you will have a half day city sights tour of Melbourne. There are many great places to shop in Melbourne.

Evening option: The Colonial Tramcar Dinner

Day 13 Melbourne
Today you will see the famous Great Ocean Road. You will have a coach tour along the Great Ocean Road, where you can see the Twelve Apostles, Island Arch, Razorback and the rugged coastline. You will return to your hotel in the late evening.

Day 14 Melbourne
This afternoon travel south to Phillip Island. Visit the Koala Conservation Centre and enjoy dinner at Cowes (own expense), where there is a variety of cafes and restaurants. Visit the Nobbies and Seal Rocks Life Centre and view the treacherous Bass Strait. The Penguin Parade is one of Australia's most popular natural tourist attractions.

Day 15 Return to Los Angeles or San Francisco
Leave Melbourne for LAX or SFO with a lifetime of wonderful memories!


What's Included 

Most transfers, guides, drivers, private transportation, all tours listed, entrance fees, 3 & 4-star hotels (double occupancy) and listed meals.

Note: We can obtain Business Class Upgrades.

We also can provide Travel Guard Travel Insurance.

What's Not Included 

International airfare, airport fees, tips.


From $1,925.00* (USD) / and up

Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.