5 Day Short Break with AAT Kings
Discover the beautiful city of Adelaide and take in the must-see sights. Explore the nature lovers paradise, Kangaroo Island and Flinders Chase National Park; walk amongst the sea lions, spot koalas and see the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.
- 4 night hotel accommodation
- 4 breakfasts and 3 lunches
- Experienced Driver Guide
Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Departures between: 01 April 2021 - 31 March 2022, standard accommodation
Day 1 Arrive Adelaide
Make your own way to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 The Barossa
Travel through the city of Adelaide northwards to the world renowned Barossa wine region. Enjoy the change of scenery as you make your way into the vineyards of South Australia’s premium wine region. Your first stop is Pindarie, a multi-tourism award winning cellar door, which feels more like an Australian Homestead than a cellar door. The friendly staff share their stories behind the wines as you sample their famous blends in the heritage stables. Sit back and admire their stunning vineyard views while you enjoy some morning tea.
The next stop is a visit to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, an absolute must whilst visiting the Barossa. Learn about Maggie Beer – the cook, writer and founder of 'Maggie Beer Products', and enjoy tastings of her full product range including limited edition seasonal produce. You can also browse amongst her personally selected regional specialty goods, purchase one of her signed books or simply sit back and take in the view.
On arrival at Lambert Estate at Angaston, you will enjoy a structured wine tasting whilst sampling local seasonal produce from gourmet platters. Main course follows, and is a feast for the senses, with two signature dishes, salad and vegetables. You may wish to purchase a glass of wine from the impressive wine selection, or enjoy a coffee accompanied with their popular Chocolatier (Chocolate Port). Leaving Lambert Estate, travel to Mengler Hill Lookout for sweeping views over the valley and then onto the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company your final stop for the day. Here you will taste house made chocolates paired with Vineyard Road’s handcrafted wines which will be a great way to finish off your Barossa Food & Wine Experience.
Day 3 Adelaide – Kangaroo Island
An early morning pick up from your hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills. On arrival, board the SeaLink ferry for the 45 minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Here you will board your coach and your local Driver Guide will take you on a tour of South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination. Your first stop is Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, for a guided tour and introductory talk about the history of the oil distillery and the chance to purchase some eucalyptus products. Then travel onto Vivonne Bay Bistro located on a 260 hectare bush property, for a delicious two course lunch.
Afterwards, visit Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided beach walk with a National Park Ranger among a breeding colony of wild and rare Australian Sea-lions. You’ll then visit another amazing wildlife attraction, the fascinating Birds of Prey free-flight demonstration, an interactive and educational display of native Australian birds and raptors. From here you’ll travel to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, where you can get up-close to koalas, see penguins swim and play, hand-feed kangaroos and learn about endangered species.
Day 4 Kangaroo Island – Adelaide
Visit Clifford’s Honey Farm to enjoy an informative talk by the bee-keeper followed by tastings and an opportunity to sample homemade honey ice-cream and honey beauty products. Then at Hanson Bay Visitor Centre and Café enjoy a two-course lunch.
Afterwards, travel to the western-most part of the Island to Flinders Chase National Park, one of Australia’s largest and earliest conservation parks. After a short stop at the Visitor Centre, travel through the park and enjoy breath-taking views of its unique trees, plants and coastal scenery. You will be taken to the rugged southern coastline for a walk around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Remarkable Rocks provide great photographic opportunities and stunning sea views. Admirals Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal this spectacular arch, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful New Zealand fur seals that can be seen swimming and playing in the waves or resting on the rocks.
Return to Penneshaw Ferry Terminal for the return journey, arriving in Adelaide late in the evening.
Day 5 Depart Adelaide
Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).
*Terms and Conditions Apply: Prices are per person based on twin share and subject to availability. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees or taxes change.