Southern Australia Natural & Wildlife Vacation

All about the Southern Australia Natural & Wildlife Vacation.

NOV 20 – APR 21 / Daily Departure

Package Price:  Twin Share: $3628up  (Twin Sharing)
Remarks: Price is based on per person twin share from Canada, plus tax and fuel surcharges. Package prices exclude TAXES, and based on minimum TWO people traveling. Prices and schedules are subject to change without prior notice. Deviation / amendment fee and restrictions will be applied. Please contact Silkway BDU for details. For responsibility, booking terms & conditions, please ask your booking agent for a copy of “General Booking Terms Conditions”.


What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Guarantee Departure (minimum 2 pax)
  • 12 Days Australia Horizon Vacation
  • 11 Nights 4 star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Great Ocean Road overnight scenic tour
  • Kangaroo Island overnight wildlife tour
  • Premier winery tours to Yarra Valley and Barossa Valley
  • Round trip airport & hotel transfer in Melbourne & Adelaide
  • 6 Lunch & 1 Colonial Tramcar Dinner (as per itinerary)
  • Entrance fees at all attractions (as per itinerary)
  • English speaking tour guide
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights
  • Meals not specified
  • Gratuities and personal expenses


  1. Day 1,2 Depart from Canada

    Depart from Canada to Melbourne, Australia

  2. Day 3 Arrive in Melbourne

    On arrival into Melbourne, Skybus (airport bus) will take you to Melbourne CBD, Southern Cross Station and your staying hotel is conveniently located at a stone flow distance. The rest of the day is yours to explore.
    (Overnignt : The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Melbourne or similar)

  3. Day 4 Melbourne City Tour, River Cruise, The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant (B, D)

    Free at leisure in the morning, Take a cruise along the Yarra River, relax and take in the scenic views at noon before you join our afternoon Melbourne Highlights coach tour. Tour the highlights of Melbourne’s CBD such as MCG and Melbourne Park. Stretch your legs at the Royal Botanic Gardens then head through Docklands waterfront, over Bolte Bridge and scenic drive along the bay of Port Melbourne to St Kilda and Brighton. Afternoon tea stop (own expense) in trendy Acland Street known for its patisseries and a photo stop at Brighton Beach bathing boxes. This tour gives you the opportunity to sample Melbourne life like a local.
    Treat you to a unique dining experience in Melbourne on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. While you cruise through the city aboard a historical tramcar. The tram’s luxurious fittings and period details make the ride a journey into the past.
    (Overnignt : The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Melbourne or similar)

  4. Day 5 Puffing Billy, Yarra Valley Winery (B, L)

    Today,you will experience the charm of the Blue Dandenongs and Puffing Billy steam train. Travel through Sherbrooke Forest at the heart of the Dandenongs with its tall eucalypts, fern gullies and bird life. Tour the picturesque Yarra Valley wine region. Enjoy a delicious, hearty spit roast lunch accompanied by a glass of wine at Fergusson’s Winery. There is opportunity for a tasting at the cellar door after your lunch at Fergusson’s Winery. For a taste of something sweet, visit the ever so popular and relatively new Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Be amazed at their product range! Continue a structured wine tasting at award winning Rochford Wines and wine tasting, complimentary cheese bite and tour at Dominique Portet.
    (Overnignt : The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Melbourne or similar)

  5. Day 6 Great Ocean Road, Lorne (B)

    In the morning, get ready for an exciting day of visual wonderment and one of the best coastal drives you will ever experience! You will travel along iconic Great Ocean Road takes in spectacular coastal views of long sandy beaches, rolling surf, precipitous coastal cliffs and river inlets. And be dropped off in the beautiful resort town of Lorne staying overnight at Cumberland Resort with use of resort facilities. Arrive late morning with the afternoon. Lorne nestled between steep hills and ocean where you’ll have a full day to explore.
    (Overnignt : The Cumberland Lorne Resort or similar)

  6. Day 7 Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles (B, L)

    Morning free to relax and enjoy. Rejoin the coach in the late morning and continue with your adventure along one of the world’s greatest scenic coastal drives. Our lunch stop (own expense) is at Apollo Bay before continuing to Port Campbell National Park to explore the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Island Arch.
    (Overnignt : The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Melbourne or similar)

  7. Day 8 Penguin Parade with Guided Ranger Tour (B)

    Today free for leisure in the morning. After lunch, you will process for Phillip Island Penguin Parade day tour. Before head to Philip Island, you will visit Warrook Homestead for afternoon tea (own expense). Get up close to kangaroos with opportunity to feed (own expense)Admire the resident koalas. Then we head to Phillip Island, watch this natural phenomenon take place. Enjoy this uniquely Australian experience. Witness the evening ritual of the Little Penguins from a dedicated viewing platform with guided ranger tour at the Penguin Parade. Limited to only 10 guests per group, your experience will be personal and highly informative.
    (Overnignt : The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Melbourne or similar)

  8. Day 9 Melbourne - Adelaide (B)

    Taken skybus at Southern Cross Station to airport for Adelaide. Upon arrival, you will transfered by share shuttle from airport to hotel. Free for leisure in rest of the day to explore Adelaide city.
    (Overnignt : Peppers Waymouth Adelaide or similar)

  9. Day 10 Morning Adelaide City Tour with Riverside Long Lunch (B, L)

    Adelaide is a cosmopolitan city thriving with vibrant culture built on world famous festivals, food and wine, with a rich past and a passion for fine living. Historical buildings tell a story of days gone by, and the elegance of Adelaide shines through its gardens, wide boulevards. Delight in a leisurely long lunch at Riverside Restaurant overlooking the newly developed river bank precinct after our Adelaide City Tour. Revel in a tantalising three course meal showcasing South Australia’s finest produce and discerningly paired with wine.
    (Overnignt : Peppers Waymouth Adelaide or similar)

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  10. Day 11 Adelaide - Kangaroo Island (B, L)

    Early in the morning start coach travel to Cape Jervis. Pass through the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula on our way to Cape Jervis for the cruise. Cruise the Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Take a guided tour at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery and learn about the history of the oil distillery. Enjoy an Aussie country style two course lunch in a rural setting at Vivonne Bay Bistro. Walk in the wild with seals on the beach at Seal Bay, home for over 500 Australian Sea Lions. Witness an In-Flight Birds of Prey display at Raptor Domain. Continue to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park – koalas, penguins, hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, snakes, crocodiles, reptiles.
    (Overnignt : Mercure KI or similar)

  11. Day 12 Kangaroo Island - Adelaide (B, L)

    Enjoy a full buffet breakfast before you commence on your second day of touring Kangaroo Island. Visit Clifford’s Honey Farm – informative talk by the keeper followed by tastings and opportunity to sample honey ice cream. Delicious two course lunch is served at Hanson Bay Visitor Centre Cafe. After your lunch, opportunity to look for koalas in their natural habitat and see an abundance of native birdlife in the wildlife sanctuary. Continue to the western most part of the island … Unspoilt wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park. Witness astounding rock formations at Remarkable Rocks. Take in the spectacle of Admirals Arch. See New Zealand fur seals in their natural ocean environment.
    (Overnignt : Peppers Waymouth Adelaide or similar)

  12. Day 13 Grand Barossa Valley Tour with Hahndorf (B, L)

    Today view the grand and historic homesteads of North Adelaide. Approach the Barossa Valley through the magnificent Seppeltsfield Estate. A welcome and wine tasting at this historic winery. Learn the art of winemaking on a guided tour at Wolf Blass. Uncover the mystery of wines at a tutored wine tasting of Gold Label wines and the award winning Black Label. An exclusive preview Penfolds tasting with lunch. Visit Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement with its Elm tree-lined main street, quaint cottages, inns, cellar doors, craft shops and galleries, artisan cheese and smallgoods makers, bakers and tea rooms.
    (Overnignt : Peppers Waymouth Adelaide or similar)

  13. Day 14 Depart for Vancouver (B)

    Free for leisure until transfer to airport for return flight. Wish you a pleasant journey home!

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