Australia is known for big, supple, mouth filling white and red wines. The majority of Australia’s vineyards are clustered in the southeastern part of the continent, relatively near the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide.
Australia’s most popular coastal route takes in stunning scenery, quaint coastal towns & leading wine regions. Australian vineyards and wineries are creating wines that carve a name for themselves in many parts of the world and are served in the best of places. Immerse yourself in the region when we combine Australian wine tastings with several other unique activities.
Hunter Valley is Australia’s most visited wine region is home to 150 top-class wineries, vineyards and cellar doors. From fine wine and gourmet food to beautiful accommodation and fabulous events, a Hunter Valley getaway offers a taste of the good life. The serene beauty and tranquility of the area give the Hunter Valley the feeling of quiet country charm.
Melbourne is a city of beautifully harmonious opposites. With an impressive city scape of towering buildings complemented with the meandering Yarra River, the place brings together the natural and the man-made like never before. The City Centre here easily figures as the traveller's favourite, with its wealth of boutiques, cafés, department stores and Victorian architecture and wine regions.
Stay arrangement then Walk along York, King and Clarence Streets, stopping to enjoy the excitement of a bustling trendy shopping district. You are also within minutes of King Street Wharf, Darling Harbor and Cockle Bay. This evening look forward to an inviting welcome glass of wine waiting for at your first dining experience.
First, your city adventure will include a backstage tour of the amazing Opera House. Stand on stage where Sydney’s most beloved idols have performed. Next is an exhilarating climb to the top of the Harbor Bridge. Make sure to remember a camera for a world-class photo of the city. To conclude a perfect day….your vacation includes a luxury cruise ship for a tour of the bay.
After a hearty breakfast, begin a full day tasting the wine of the Hunter Valley. Enjoy your winery appointments and a yummy lunch!
Start today with a short flight to Melbourne. Upon arrival you will begin your Melbourne experience with a city tour in route to hotel nearby Yarra River. Walk to the Crown Entertainment Complex where one can find many fine galleries and Federation Square.
Enjoy the wine of the Mornington Peninsula, the fastest growing boutique wine region in the country. You will also have the opportunity to stop for lunch at a famous wine country restaurant. Explore the enchanting streets of Melbourne tonight.
Kick back and enjoy a scenic drive to Phillip Island for a day of eco-adventure and get up close and personal with the darling Koalas who call Phillip Island home. Immerse yourself in the incredible scenery at the Royal Botanical Gardens. To top off a perfect day, watch a chocolatier create delicate confections at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory. Dinner will be a delightful affair in the township of Cowes. If luck is on your side you may see a parade of penguins waddle through the dunes on their way back from a long day of fishing. It will be a highlight of your wine vacation!
Taste the award-winning wines of the Yarra Valley today stopping for lunch and specialty boutique shops located in this savvy wine region. The Yarra valley is the oldest and one of the most diverse regions in Australia.
Today you will head to Port Douglas. Once in this quant-endearing town, you will board a boat for a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. On board you will find a marine biologist to explain all the wonders of the reef and many of its endemic marine plants and fish. Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef is an experience loved by all who participate.
Today prepare yourself for a rail excursion While kicking back, look forward to sights of beautiful waterfalls and hand cut tunnels as you make your way to Kuranda. Here, you will have time to explore artisan crafts in the open-air market. Then climb into a sky rail as you glide over the rainforest canopy. Your sky rail will deliver you to Caravonica Lakes and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for another unique experience.
It’s a “Down Under” day! The Cairns Zoo was established in 1890 and is one of the most diverse zoos in the world. The zoo is famous for its interactive participation. Each exhibit will bring a memorable and new experience.
Board a flight to Sydney for your last minute souvenir shopping then departure to you home destination!