February 06 -25, 2019
20 Days
Tour Status - Guaranteed

This HOSTED agriculture tour with David & Brenda Layden of Select Holidays is visiting the “Land Downunder”, including the city of Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart &  Melbourne, with an option to visit Darwin & Alice Springs.  This tour includes Coober Pedy, Tasmania, 
Kangaroo  Island, the Great Ocean Road & so much more…..
Join us on this memorable journey...

*LIMITED TIME OFFER:
FREE Premium Economy Airfare
PLUS Prepaid Gratuities for driver/guide
*Subject to Availability/Capacity Controlled

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Tour Highlights

  • International & Domestic airfare
  • Deluxe, city center accommodations*
  • Best Class accommodations in Rural Areas
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Air conditioned transportation
  • City & area tours as per itinerary
  • Technical visits as per itinerary
  • Sydney Harbor
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Coober Pedy
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Hosted by Select Holidays

Day 1: Wed: Feb 06, 2019:  DEPART NORTH AMERICA
Depart North America for Sydney, Australia. [IFM]

Day 2: Thu: Feb 07, 2019:  LOSE THE DAY
Crossing the International Date Line, lose this day.

Day 3: Fri: Feb 08, 2019:  SYDNEY
This morning, arrive into the cosmopolitan city of Sydney, Australia.  After clearing Customs, transfer to a hotel in the ’Rocks’ area for a 2-night stay.  Tucked in under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and situated on the beautiful Sydney Harbour, the ‘Rocks’ is where Sydney got its start. Here is one of the oldest houses in Sydney as well as the oldest pub, dating back to the 1800’s. Time to explore on your own before joining the rest of your traveling companions at a “Welcome Dinner”. [IFM/D]

Day 4: Sat: Feb 09, 2019: SYDNEY
After breakfast at the hotel, depart on a morning “Sydney Harbour Cruise” on the Sydney Harbour. The Sydney Harbour is an aquatic playground for the Sydney residents, with more than 240 km of shoreline, unspoiled beaches, picturesque gardens and pockets of natural bush. It is also home to some of Australia's big-name attractions, such as the  Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.  The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps you will want to take an optional tour of the famed Sydney Opera House or walk up onto the Sydney Bridge.  The choice is yours.  [B]

Day 5: Sun: Feb 10, 2019: SYDNEY - PERTH
Transfer to the Sydney Domestic Airport for a flight across the country from the east coast to the west coast and into the city of Perth. Perth is the capital of Western Australia and the fourth largest city in the country.  Check into the hotel for a
4-night stay.  Enjoy a city tour this afternoon that includes the “Kings Domain and Gardens”.   [B/D]

Day 6: Mon: Feb 11, 2019:  PERTH / PINNACLE  DESERT / PERTH
This whole day is spent north of Perth. Visit the “Caversham Wildlife Park” to get up close with kangaroo and wombats, just to name a few.  Stop  at the “Indian Ocean Rock Lobster Factory” for lunch before visiting the “Pinnacles Desert”, a moon-scape of amazing limestone spires.  In Lancelin climb aboard a 4WD buggy to traverse  the massive whites sand dunes in the area. Return to hotel in Perth later in the afternoon.   [B/L]

Day 7: Tue: Feb 12, 2019:  PERTH / MARGARET RIVER / PERTH
On this travel day, depart Perth for the “Margaret River” region.  Renowned as Western Australia’s finest wine producing region with around 138 wineries, Margaret River is also blessed with a  stunning collection of natural landscapes.  Begin with a visit to the “Busselton Jetty”, the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy lunch at a local brewery, complete with beer     samples. In the afternoon, visit “Mammoth Cave” and view the majestic karri trees in the Boranup Forest.  At Cape “Leeuwin Lighthouse” see where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Pacific Ocean.  Enjoy an afternoon wine tasting before  returning to Perth for the night. [B/L]

Day 8: Wed: Feb 13, 2019:  PERTH / ROTTNEST ISLAND / PERTH
Head to the pier in Perth and step aboard a ferry for a quick and picturesque ride to “Rottnest Island”.  This low, sandy isle is only 11 km long and 5 km wide.  Watch for fur seals basking on the rocks as your guide shares insight into the island's troubled past. Before it became a tourist destination, Rottnest Island spent a century as a penal colony for Aboriginal prisoners from around the country.  At the “West End” stroll the boardwalk to the “Wadjemup Lighthouse “ and look out over the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean, to see if you can spot pods of humpback whales and dolphins.  After some free time, return to Perth for the night.   [B/D]

Day 9: Thu: Feb 14, 2019: PERTH / ADELAIDE
After breakfast, transfer to the Perth airport to fly into the city of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia.  Adelaide is simply enchanting, with a treasure trove of shopping, fine arts, and outdoor activity.  After a city tour, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.   [B]

Day 10: Fri: Feb 15, 2019: ADELAIDE / COOBER PEDY
This morning, board a flight to Coober Pedy, the opal capital of the world as it produces more opal than any other place in the world.  Situated 846 km north of Adelaide, Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences, called "dugouts", which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat.  The landscape features waste that is excavated from opal mines and opal mining  machinery silhouetted against the horizon. Check into an underground hotel for a 2-night stay. [B/D]

Day 11: Sat: Feb 16, 2019: COOBER PEDDY
Coober Pedy gives a new meaning to the word ‘Downunder”.  On the surface, the place looks pretty deserted with just a few hotels, randomly placed old mining equipment, a golf course and no grass.  In fact, around 3,500 people live there and 60 %  live below the surface in homes burrowed out of caves.  The tour today visits underground homes, churches, Museum and mine. At an abandoned opal field, fossick for your own opal.   In the afternoon, head out of town to view the moon-like landscape, the “Dog Fence”, that  stretches across Australia and the “Mica Fields”.  Return to your hotel later in the afternoon.  [B/L]

Day 12: Sun: Feb 17, 2019: COOBER PEDDY / KANGAROO ISLAND
Departing from the starkness of Coober Pedy fly to lush and picturesque “Kangaroo Island”.  Off shore 112 km southwest of Adelaide, it is ‘just across the water but a world away’. There really are not  enough adjectives to accurately describe the beauty of  Kangaroo Island.  It is an island with 509 km of coastline of pristine beaches, with native bushland,  wildlife, adventure & exploring. And the sunsets can take your breath away.  Check into hotel for a  2-night stay. [B/D]

Day 13: Mon: Feb 18, 2019: KANGAROO ISLAND
Explore the natural highlights and wildlife of Kangaroo Island today.  Admire the playful fur seal colony at the “Seal Bay Conservation Park”.  Join a knowledgeable National Park ranger for a stroll along the beach, keeping an eye out for wild          Australian sea lions. Stop for a delicious two-course lunch at “Vivonne Bay Bistro”, located in the beautiful Australian bush land. Afterwards, walk among the eucalyptus trees, keeping an eye out for koalas at “Hanson Bay Sanctuary”.  In the afternoon, encounter Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and echidnas at “Flinders Chase National Park”. Tour the park and walk along the rugged southern coastline. Admire the beauty of the majestic “Remarkable Rocks” and then enjoy the “Admirals Arch Boardwalk”, a natural nursery and safe haven for fur seals. Return to your hotel for the night. [B/L]

Day 14: Tue: Feb 19, 2019:  KANGAROO ISLAND / MELBOURNE / GELONG
After breakfast,  transfer to the airport for a flight into the city of Melbourne.  Here you are met by  a local guide and taken to the Gelong area for a   2-night stay.  Gelong is a port city 75 km south west of Melbourne. Tour in the area then enjoy a wonderful dinner at one of the numerous wineries found around Gelong.  [B/D]

Day 15: Wed: Feb 20, 2019: GELONG/ GREAT OCEAN ROAD
Today is a travel day as you drive “The Great Ocean Road” an “Australian National Heritage” listed road on the southwestern coastline of    Australia.  Built by returned soldiers and then dedicated to those men and women who lost their lives in WWI, this road is the world’s largest war memorial.  Winding through a variety of terrain, there are several prominent landmarks such as the “Twelve Apostle” limestone rock formations.  After a great day of viewing and visiting different landmarks, return to Gelong for the night. [B/L]

Day 16: Thu: Feb 21, 2019: GELONG / HOBART, TASMANIA
This morning you return to the Melbourne airport and fly to Hobart in Tasmania for a 3-night stay.  Tasmania is an island state located 240 km to the south of the Australian mainland and separated by the Bass Strait. The city of Hobart is the capital and largest city on this island state. This evening enjoy a seafood dinner at the waterfront.  [B/D]

Day 17: Fri: Feb 22, 2019: HOBART / PORT ARTHUR / HOBART
After breakfast at the hotel start out on a tour of Hobart and region.  Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney, and dates to its foundation as a British colony in 1804.  A scenic tour will take you for a visit to the former convict settlement of Port Arthur, offering an insight into Australia’s convict history. The vast complex is now both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction.  Return to Hobart for the night. [B]

Day 18: Sat: Feb 23, 2019: HOBART / BRUNY ISLAND / HOBART
The tour today is a food lovers delight. After a 15-minute ferry crossing  will arrive onto “Bruny Island”, off the southern coast of Tasmania. Start touring with a visit to “Bruny Island Cheese Company”.  Learn the art of cheese making then share platters of cheeses and taste hand-crafted ale. Next up is a visit to “Get Shucked Oysters” and enjoy half a dozen oysters freshly shucked.  From here you travel to “Bruny Island Berry Farm” for a stroll through the berry fields and enjoy a berry inspired morning ‘tea’.  Walk along a spectacular white-sand beach and enter an    ancient reserve, and look for rare white wallabies.  At “Bruny Island Premium Wines” enjoy lunch accompanied by wine but be sure to save room for homemade chocolates at “Bruny Island Chocolate Company”.  There are more sweet treats to come with a stop at “Bruny Island Honey for a taste of their produce. Conclude your food journey with a glass of award-winning Tasmanian whiskey from the “Bruny Island House of  Whisky”.  Take the ferry  back to Hobart for the night.  [B/L]

Day 19: Sun: Feb 24, 2019: HOBART / MELBOURNE
This morning following breakfast, transfer to the Hobart airport for a flight back to Melbourne. Following a city tour, check into a hotel with the afternoon to explore on your own.  This evening enjoy a “Farewell Dinner” on the  historic “Tram Car 5-Star Restaurant.”  [B/D]

Day 20:  Mon: Feb, 25, 2019: END OF TOUR
After breakfast transfer to the Melbourne airport for your return flight to North America or your optional flight to Darwin and the Ghan train journey to Alice Springs. [B/IFM]
 

Per Person, Double - from $13,766.00 Including Air

Plus Air/Gov't Taxes of $865.61 per person
Single Occupancy - ADD $2,642.000
Initial Deposit - $2,000.00 per person at time of booking
Second Deposit of $2,000.00 per person is due before June 29, 2018
Final Payment per person is due before October 5, 2018

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