Tastes of South Australia

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Best time to go: January to April, October to December

7 Nights | from £4,890pp

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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  • Take a private guided tour of the Barossa Valley and its wineries to understand the art of wine-making
  • Spend two days exploring in the spectacular Flinders Ranges
  • Stay in impeccable boutique accommodation including a gastronomic homestead and the to-die-for Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island
  • Encounter classic Aussie landscapes and wildlife as you explore Kangaroo Island
  • Take a gastro-tour of the island, sampling the superb locally produced artisan food and wines

Day 1 Adelaide / Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is famous for its excellent wines, and this is where you will try your hand at wine-making before enjoying lunch at a great local restaurant. We recommend dinner at The Louise this evening.
The Louise Barossa Valley | Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 35 miles | Driving time: approx. 1hr

Day 2 Barossa Valley / Flinders Ranges
Sit back and absorb the landscape during the drive to the magnificent Flinders Ranges, stopping for lunch along the way. Arkaba, your home for the next three nights, is an elegant 1850s homestead and sheep station set in 24,281 hectares of outback. Classic Australian country hospitality is the hallmark here, courtesy of the resident chef who specialises in traditional station cuisine with contemporary touches.
Arkaba | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Distance: 260 miles | Driving distance: approx. 5hrs

Day 3 Flinders Ranges
You'll have the whole day free today to explore the Flinders Ranges, including Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges to the west. In the evening head back to the homestead for a delicious Aussie meal with your hosts.
Arkaba | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 Flinders Ranges
You'll have another day today to spend as you wish, relaxing, exploring the landscape and perhaps opting for a scenic flight over spectacular Wilpena Pound or taking a guided bushwalk.
Arkaba | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Flinders Ranges / Kangaroo Island
After breakfast, you'll drive to Adelaide airport for your flight to Kangaroo Island, where you'll be met by a member of the A&K team and driven to Southern Ocean Lodge. Located on the cliff's edge at Hanson Bay, this achingly-chic contemporary lodge commands spectacular views of ocean, beach and outback, and offers the ultimate fusion of nature, luxury and fine dining, complemented by a superb collection of fine wine. Here you are invited to partake in an exclusive dinner in the private cellar.
Southern Ocean Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Distance: 256 miles | Driving distance: approx. 4.5 hours

Day 6 Kangaroo Island
Discover the island's magnificent scenery and abundant wildlife as you tour the island, a microcosm of everything classically Aussie; red earth, white-barked gum trees, big skies and koalas, kangaroos and possums. Sometimes referred to as Australia’s Galapagos, the island is also home to seal lion and fur seal colonies and The Remarkables on its majestic coast, a - well, remarkable - collection of imposing rocks which have been sculpted by the elements into curious animal-like shapes. Back at Southern Ocean Lodge, enjoy a dinner of superb seasonal fare – the lodge prides itself on creating exquisite cuisine from locally-grown ingredients.
Southern Ocean Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 Kangaroo Island
You'll have the chance to discover the provenance of KI's extraordinary produce and the passion of its producers today during a gourmet tour of the island’s specialities encompassing seafood, artisan cheeses, honey, free range eggs, marron, native spices, yoghurt and excellent wine. Later, the lodge chef will present a private mini-master class showcasing all these ingredients.
Southern Ocean Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 Depart Kangaroo Island
Spend a leisurely morning at the lodge, perhaps enjoying an invigorating natural treatment at the spa, before catching your return flight to Adelaide.

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 8 day suggested luxury journey in Australia will cost from £4,890 per person based on two adults sharing, excluding international flights.

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Best time to be there

All year round; many parts of the country are perfect, even in the middle of the year. The climate ranges from tropical (Darwin) to semi-desert (Alice Springs), humid temperate (Brisbane and Sydney), cool temperate (Melbourne and Hobart) and Mediterranean (Perth and Adelaide).

Fly to

Sydney/Melbourne/Perth/Darwin (British Airways/Qantas/Emirates/Etihad Airways)

flying time

17-21 hours 30 minutes, one refuelling stop

time difference

GMT +8 - +10 hours


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Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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