Southern Ocean Sojourn
Food, wildlife and heritage; this 8-day tour through Victoria and South Australia comes filled with awe-inspiring scenery, heritage sites, top-notch cuisine and endless fun experiences along the way. Beginning in Melbourne and ending in Adelaide, you’ll travel west along the Great Ocean Road towards Adelaide, with overnight stops in Warrnambool, Mt Gambier, Tailem Bend and Kangaroo Island.
Foodies will enjoy the culinary adventures included in this guided holiday. Starting in Warrnambool, you’ll enjoy a visit to the Sow & Piglets Brewery for a tasting of their craft beers; In South Australia, enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at the famous Coonawarra Winery; and delight in all the German foodie treats in the small town of Hahndorf along the Murray River.
Throughout this tour, you’ll also be met with plenty of beautiful vistas and special, local encounters. Photograph the 12 Apostles from the viewing platform at Port Campbell; enjoy a guided heritage walk in Mt Gambier; view the artworks that form part of the Silo Art Trail in Coonalpyn; and, enjoy a visit to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and hear the heart-warming stories about rescuing and treating injured wildlife during the recent bushfires.
These are just some of the many highlights of this Victoria and South Australia tour, featuring stunning landscapes, fascinating cultural and heritage sites, delicious culinary experiences and plenty of fun-filled adventures.
Your Holiday Package Includes:
- Economy class flight from Sydney to Melbourne, returning from Adelaide
- For passengers ex Brisbane please add from $100 pp
- 3 nights accommodation in Melbourne including breakfast
- Peninsular Hot Springs & Bathing Boxes full day tour
- Includes 2-3 hours soaking & relaxing in naturally heated mineral baths, Arthurs Seat Eagle Gondola fly & a stop at the iconic Mornington Peninsular Bathing Boxes
- 8 day / 7 night The Great Ocean Road & Kangaroo Island guided holiday with Cosmos
- Includes 7 nights accommodation, touring via private, air-conditioned coach, 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners, unique experience & more
- 2 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast
- Adelaide Central Market tour
- Private Airport Transfers throughout
- Airline taxes
Package is based on per person twin share and is valid for travel between 16 – 28 September 2021
Single traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details
- Loch Ard Gorge
- Paddle Steamer
- Seal Bay
- Mount Gambier
- Tantanoola Caves
Day 1 / Arrive Melbourne.
Welcome to Melbourne! Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm in time for a welcome meeting and drink.
Day 2 / Melbourne - Torquay - The Great Ocean Road - Warrnambool.
Morning stop at Torquay, the official starting point of the Great Ocean road and birthplace of iconic brands, Rip Curl and Quicksilver. Enjoy panoramic views with a chance to see world-class surfers in action. Continue along Great Ocean Road with stops at the iconic London Bridge and the 12 Apostles. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3 / Warrnambool. Exploring The Great Ocean Road.
This morning, explore more of the Great Ocean Road with visits to Loch Ard Gorge, Gibson Steps, and a return visit to the 12 Apostles. Have your cameras ready for amazing views and photo ops. Next, visit Sow & Piglets Brewery for a tasting of their craft beers. Return to Warrnambool where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Optional activities include the walk to Cannon Hill Lookout for panoramic views of the beach and the spectacular Southern Ocean, shopping for unique items at the Fletcher Jones Market, a visit to the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Museum to hear the stories of the crew and passengers whose lives were claimed by the rugged Shipwreck Coast, or the popular walk along the Warrnambool Foreshore Promenade.
Day 4 / Warrnambool- Mt Gambier.
Travel to Mt Gambier and join your Tour Director for a guided heritage walk. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may choose to participate in an optional indigenous guided walk of Gunditjmara country where you'll experience a culture that is over 60,000 years old, see remnants of ancient dwellings, and the chance to spot local wildlife.
Day 5 / Mt Gambier - Coonawarra - Tailem Bend.
This morning, a Local Guide introduces you to the history and geology of Tantanoola Caves and explains how its spectacular array of formations has developed over thousands of years. Then free time to stroll through the large cavern at your leisure and take photos. Continue to the Coonawarra wine region specialising in rich cabernet sauvignons. Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Next, visit the unique Coonalpyn Silos, part of the Australian Silo Art Trail Collection. The 30-metre high, still operational grain silos, were painted in 2017 by world-renowned large-scale mural artist, Guido van Helten. His paintings reflect the community spirit and culture. This evening is at leisure or choose to visit the car museum at your hotel.
Day 6 / Tailem Bend - Hahndorf - Kangaroo Island.
Start your day with a cruise on the Murray River aboard a historic paddle steamer. Next, enjoy time at leisure in the German-style town of Hahndorf. There's time to browse the art galleries, shop for local crafts, sample local fare, and visit the many tasting rooms. Travel through the Fleurieu Peninsula and board a ferry for Kangaroo Island, one of the world's last unspoilt habitats. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 7 / Kangaroo Island.
This morning explore Kangaroo Island with a Local Guide. See a colony of rare Australian sea lions and enjoy a walk on the beach with a national park ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Afterward, visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Hear the stories of rescuing and treating injured wildlife during the recent bushfires. Your visit here gives back to this organisation and ensures the care of these animals. Your afternoon is at leisure. You may wish to stroll the beach, take a swim, rent a bicycle and explore more on your own, or relax in this perfect setting with a glass of South Australian wine. Tonight, feast on local fare and wines as your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner.
Day 8 / Kangaroo Island - Adelaide.
After breakfast, travel by ferry and motorcoach back to Adelaide. A stop will be made at Adelaide International Airport for homebound passengers. Schedule flights after 3 pm. A drop will also be made at the Sage Hotel Adelaide for any passengers wishing to spend time in Adelaide. Hotel nights in Adelaide are available for purchase.
Terms & Conditions
* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).
Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices and routing is a guide only and may change. Prices/Offers are correct as at 25 May 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.