Explore the very best of South Australia at your own pace in this self-drive package to the Barossa Valley, Kangaroo Island and Adelaide. Enjoy 3 nights accommodation in Kangaroo Island, 2 nights in the Barossa Valley and 2 nights in Adelaide with 8 days “no worries” car hire. Explore the Barossa Valley, Hahndorf, Seal Bay, Flinders Chase National Park, the Remarkable Rock, Admirals Arch, wineries, gourmet cheese and honey tastings, and the sights and surrounds of Adelaide. Themes include: Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Departs from Adelaide, Fly-Drive Car, Returns from Adelaide. + Show more
Return flights to Adelaide (pricing options below)
8 Days Car Hire, "no worries" unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance.
2 Nights Adelaide Hotel (luxury upgrades available)
3 Nights Kangaroo Island Hotel (luxury upgrades available)
2 Nights Barossa Valley Hotel (luxury upgrades available)
Cruise to Kangaroo Island (including car onboard)
South Australia Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants & attractions)
Relax all the hard work has been taken out of your Self-Drive Holiday. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and the security of this popular DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Itinerary
AdelaideKangaroo IslandKangaroo Island CruiseFlinders Chase National ParkBarossa ValleyHanson Bay Wildlife SanctuaryRemarkable RocksAdmirals ArchHahndorfSeal BayVivonne BayAdelaide HillsGlenelgMcLaren ValeWhispering WallMaggie Beer Farm ShopCape BordaCape du CouedicPenneshawKingscoteWineriesHoney FarmsEmu Ridge DistilleryLavender Farm Wildlife of South AustraliaWineries of South AustraliaGourmet South AustraliaFleurieu Peninsula
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DAY 1 Fly to Adelaide
Adelaide, sitting on the Torrens River, with the Southern Ocean at its heel, and wide elegant, tree lined avenues; the friendly city of parks, and spires and oh! Sooo much more! Discover elegant colonial architecture, boutique shopping, great sandy swimming beaches, vibrant arts and festivals, cultural and sporting events, happening nightlife, fine dining, great cafe strips. A pleasant drive away from the city, see friendly country towns and fertile farmlands welcome visitors to wineries and orchards with farm gates and cellar doors of world famous wineries as Adelaide comes of age as a world class tourism destination.
Fly to Adelaide, pick up your car from the airport and make your way to your Adelaide hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
DAY 2 Explore Adelaide
Spend the day taking in the sights and surrounds of Adelaide. Visit the famous Adelaide Hills or spend the day exploring the churches, parks and famous museums and galleries of Adelaide.
Alternatively, you can visit the seaside town of Glenelg, famous for its beaches and many tourist attractions.
The choice is yours.
Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
DAY 3 Cruise to Kangaroo Island
Enjoy a leisurely start to your day before driving along the South Australia coast via McLaren Vale to Cape Jervis.
At Cape Jervis load your car on board your cruise to Kangaroo Island and enjoy the 45 minute journey to this nature lovers’ paradise.
Choose from a variety of accommodation options and locations on Kangaroo Island. Direct driving 107km (1.5 hours).
Cruise to Kangaroo Island, Overnight Kangaroo Island Accommodation.
DAY 4 Explore Kangaroo Island
Spend the day exploring Kangaroo Island at your own leisure. The island is a haven of wildlife and natural beauty. On the western part of the island you can visit Flinders Chase National Park home of the Remarkable Rocks, one the islands signature landmarks which took 500 million years of rain, wind and waves to create. Admiral’s Arch, the lighthouses at Cape Borda and Cape du Couedic and multiple walking and hiking trails also make up Flinders Chase National Park.
In the South, you can visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, home of the third largest Australian sea lion colony in Australia. You can take a guided tour of the beach to see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat.
Kangaroo Island is also famous for its honey and Ligurian honey bees. The island is home to the world’s only pure bred and disease free population of this type of bee. There are many honey farms that are open to the public to visit.
Overnight Kangaroo Island Accommodation.
DAY 5 Explore Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is a food and wine lover’s dream destination. The island is home to 30 wine growers and 12 wineries. The island is famous for being from where some of the best Southern Rock Lobster is sourced. It also has South Australia’s only eucalyptus oil distillery with oil that is distilled from the endemic Kangaroo Island narrow leaf mallee, The Emu Ridge Distillery.
Maybe visit Kangaroo Island Spirits, South Australia’s only boutique distillery which specialises in handcrafted Premium Australian Spirits. Here, spirits are produced with a philosophy of “Slow Spirits”; a term used to describe spirits made in a similar vein to “slow food”, i.e using high-quality local and seasonal ingredients made using traditional processes and recipes. Kangaroo Island Spirits award winning local Gin, Vodka and Liqueurs.
You can also visit Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, located in the centre of the island, where you can cuddle a koala, interact with snakes, crocodiles and reptiles or even hand feed kangaroos and wallabies! The wildlife park is home to over 150 species of native Australian wildlife and over 600 animals!
Emu Bay Lavender Farm is located about 20 kms from Kingscote and has 10 different varieties of lavender which is produced and distilled on the property. You can purchase lavender products or enjoy an afternoon tea of handmade lavender scones with a cup of tea or coffee while enjoying your surroundings.
Overnight Kangaroo Island Accommodation.
DAY 6 Cruise to Cape Jervis & Drive to the Barossa Valley
This morning cruise back to Cape Jervis and enjoy a drive to the famous Barossa Valley. En route, you can stop at the Lutheran settlement of Hahndorf, the oldest surviving German village in Australia.
Continue to the Barossa Valley where you will spend the next two nights.
The Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s best and most famous wine-producing regions, now regarded as one of finest in the world, and is home to Australia's most expensive wine, Penfolds Grange. Direct driving 172km (2.5 hours).
Cruise to Cape Jervis, Overnight Barossa Valley Accommodation.
DAY 7 Explore the Barossa Valley
Spend the day visiting some of the best cellar doors in Australia or alternatively visit Maggie Beer’s Farm shop, the Whispering Wall or even take a hot air balloon over the verdant and pristine rolling landscape of the region.
The Whispering Wall in Williamstown in the Barossa Valley is a unique phenomenon allowing you to “throw” your voice over 100 metres. The unintentional phenomena is created due to the wall’s curved shape which leads to voices being carried from one side of its arch to the other, even when whispered, hence its name.
For visitors looking to take in the gourmet side of South Australia, a visit to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop is a must. Maggie Beer is a renowned figure on the Australian food scene and the Farm Shop has been enthralling visitors since the 1970’s. The shop is a celebration of the diversity of produce of the region and visitors can try an array of jams, oils, pates and ice creams or even enjoy a meal at the restaurant on the lovely lakeside property. Guests can even enjoy cooking demonstrations or a walk around the farm itself and take in the birdlife of the area such as peacocks, quails and pheasants.
There is truly something for everyone in the Barossa Valley!
Overnight Barossa Valley Accommodation.
DAY 8 Return to Adelaide & Fly Home
Enjoy the hour long drive back to Adelaide through the South Australia countryside before returning your car and flying home.
This package truly encompasses the best of South Australia! Direct driving 73kms (1.15 hours).
Flights Home Included
This package includes all flights as detailed below in the price section (including all fees, levies and taxes). However, we can tailor this package to include our special discounted 'package only' airfares from anywhere. Simply let us know.
About Your Accommodation
You have 3 choices of accommodation. Our "Good Standard" central hotels have great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotels have superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotels are upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
The package is priced on the "Good Standard" option. See Optional Upgrades below for more details, or simply ask.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You’ll receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Adelaide and South Australia at shops, restaurants attractions etc. It’s a great way to save even more on your South Australia holiday.
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