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Victor Harbor & Kangaroo Island

8 days

$3665 Per Person

Single Supplement $785

3rd October 2024

Embark on an 8-day journey filled with adventure, relaxation, and breathtaking sightseeing across Victor Harbor and Kangaroo Island, offering luxury coach travel, quality accommodation, and a host of immersive experiences.

This tour promises a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural insights, and interactive experiences, designed to create lasting memories in some of South Australia’s most stunning locales.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Thu 3rd Oct 2024 - Loxton

Welcome aboard for seven days of fun, adventure, relaxation and spectacular sightseeing. Today we travel along the Murray Valley Highway to Echuca for our first morning tea break. Continue on past the chain of lakes and onto Swan Hill for lunch. Then we make our way through the Mallee Region past the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, maybe see the delicate Mallee Wildflowers as we continue through Red Cliffs and along the Sturt Highway. We enjoy afternoon tea before crossing the South Australian border as we make our way to Loxton for our Overnight stay at the Loxton Community Hotel Motel.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 – Fri 4th - Goolwa - Discover Victor Harbor

This morning we make our way via Murray Bridge before stopping at Strathalbyn for lunch. We then enjoy a scenic drive along the coast with panoramic views of Encounter Bay, Horseshoe Bay and the Old River Port of Goolwa. We see the fascinating Barrages that prevents the salt water from reaching the Murray River system and the Murray Mouth where the river meets the sea. We arrive at the station in Goolwa where we enjoy a ride on the Horse Tram and then return to the beautiful season resort of Goolwa, before travelling further to our Two Nights stay at the McCracken Country Club, Victor Harbor where we enjoy tonight’s Dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 – Sat 5th - Discover Kangaroo Island

An exciting day awaits as we discover our creative side in a Pottery Class. Enjoy some hands-on experience and see what it’s all about! Then it’s on to Softfoot Alpaca & Wildlife Park. When it comes to unique, fun and relaxing farm experiences, none can compare to those provided by Softfoot Farm, Victor Harbor. Explore the stunning 600 acre property nestled in picturesque Hindmarsh Valley and enjoy the opportunity to get up close and personal with their herd of world class alpacas. Learn about these beautiful creatures, hand feed them some delicious treats, and enjoy getting close to nature. Keep your eyes peeled for resident wild kangaroos and other wonderful wildlife as your driver shows you all Softfoot has to offer in one of our ATV buggies. Throughout the tour you will learn about Softfoot’s on- and off-site native wildlife conservation projects and see sustainable farming in action. A stop-off at Softfoot Hall offers insight into alpaca showing and, at the conclusion of the tour, you will have the chance to peruse the Softfoot Alpaca Gift Shop. We also enjoy lunch here where a variety of bush foods are sourced from the farm’s on-site gardens. This afternoon we also enjoy a ride on the Cockle Train before returning to our accommodation.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Sun 6th - Discover Kangaroo Island

An exciting day awaits as we depart Victor Harbor, travelling the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula to the coast road that takes us to Cape Jervis, a small fishing village. We take our coach aboard the ferry for the short journey to Kangaroo Island. This unique Island is Australia’s third largest and is full of surprises and has a natural unspoiled beauty. Our adventure begins as we berth at the Township of Penneshaw, the location where Captain Mathew Flinders landed in 1802. Enjoy a town tour before we explore the Eastern section of the island taking in the Dudley Peninsula, with scenery varying from rolling hills to sandy surf beaches, sheer cliffs to tranquil backwaters with plenty of birdlife. We travel to the scenic Chapman River where we stroll down to the beach which reveals the startling splendor of Antechamber Bay. We continue onto Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, the first lighthouse built in South Australia. We cross the Wilson River and pass Mt Thisby, originally named Prospect Hill by Matthew Flinders. Then for something unusual we visit Rob’s Shearing Demo. Watch Rob and his dogs Billie & Toby as they skillfully muster and yard sheep before we make our way to our motel. We settle into the MERCURE KANGAROO ISLAND for the next THREE NIGHTS.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Mon 7th - Seal Bay - Flinders Chase National Park

Today we enjoy a magical day of highlights as we discover Kangaroo Island on our tour of Seal Bay and Flinders Chase National Park. Don’t forget your cameras. We enjoy the Ultimate Wilderness Experience as we visit Seal Bay, where we discover Australia’s largest colony of Sea Lions. See them frolicking in the surf and basking lazily in the sun. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch nearby the former site of the Rocky River Headquarters, located in the Flinders Chase National Park, this picturesque area provides an opportunity for close interaction with Kangaroos, Koalas, Wallabies, Cape Baron Geese, Bushtail Possums and Echidnas. After lunch we see a collection of huge boulders called ‘Remarkable Rocks’, sculptured into weird and wonderful shapes by the wind and sea. Visit the ruins of an early settlement at Weirs Cove before going on to Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse, built in 1906. See the magnificent natural land bridge that is Admirals Arch, look out for the New Zealand Fur Seals. We return to our accommodation for Dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Tue 8th - Wildlife Park – North Coast

A relaxing start today as we visit Clifford’s Honey Farm and learn why it’s the only place in the world where a pure strain of Ligurian Bee exists. Tour the honey room, see the extraction process and taste the many different flavours produced at the farm. Then we visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, where we learn of the distillery process still operating the way it began in the 1890’s a unique Aussie Bush product. We travel to the township of Parndarna where we enjoy a picnic lunch and visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, where we can stroll through the aviaries, the native animal enclosures and general farm animals. This afternoon we travel to Stokes Bay with its unusual walkway to the fine white sandy beach before continuing along the scenic North Coast Road with a stop at Kingscote before returning to our Motel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Wed 9th - Kangaroo Island – Naracoorte

After a hearty breakfast it's time to farewell Kangaroo Island as we make our way to Penneshaw where we board the Sealion 2000 again for our return journey to the mainland. We travel via the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula into Strathalbyn for lunch. We then travel to Kingston SE before arriving at Naracoorte for our Overnight Stay at the William Macintosh Motel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 – Thu 10th - Naracoorte - Home

We enjoy the last breakfast of the tour before departing our motel and heading home via Horsham and Bendigo. We bid farewell to our new friends and return to our homes after a memorable Kangaroo Island tour.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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Tour Terms and Conditions:

A deposit of $150.00 per person is required on booking to confirm your reservation.

Balance is due by 22nd August ’24. Full payment is required if booking after the above date.

Name Badges:-  Will have your Preferred First Name

Accommodation Preferred:-   Twin / Double / Single / Triple  (if available)/ Will Share – Passengers who are willing to share with other passengers (if we are unable to find someone to share then Single Supplement will apply). *Please Note: For all ‘Will Share’ Passengers we will endeavour to find another single traveller of the same gender with whom you can share a room. Will Share option is not available after the balance date.

FREE PASSENGER PICKUP & RETURN SERVICE: For the convenience of all our passengers CARDWELL’S COACH & INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL provide Free Passenger Pickup & Return Service from all major Towns in North, North-East, Central Victoria & Southern NSW.  (For Example:  Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Benalla, Seymour, Bendigo, Finley, Kerang, Echuca, Deniliquin, Yarrawonga, Corowa, and towns within these areas).For Passenger’s who live outside these areas Cardwell’s provide Overnight accommodation in Numurkah and ‘Free lock up car storage’ at our Numurkah depot.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Notice given before balance due date; a refund less $50 per person. Notice given on or after balance due date no refund.

FARES & ITINERARIES: CARDWELL’S COACH & INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL costs published & outlined in the brochure are frozen, errors or printing mistakes are subject to correction. However, policy changes by rail/air/sea operators or changes in Government duties or taxes are outside the control of CARDWELL’S COACH & INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL. Air fares and other discount travel arrangements may be subject to availability of seats/berths, as determined by transport companies.  No increases apply once full fare is paid. The Tour duration includes the day of departure and the day of return. Fares shown make no allowance for extra accommodation or transfers necessitated by en-route stop-overs caused by rail/air/boat schedules, strikes or other reasons. Your Travel Agent will forward deposits and other payments to us on your behalf.  Receipt of deposits and also subsequent payments by the travel agent does not constitute receipts of those monies by us.  There is no liability on our part in respect of any monies paid to your Travel Agent unless and until we notify you (by way of Booking Confirmation Advice or Payment Receipt Advice) that monies have been received by us.  CARDWELL’S COACH & INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or to refuse to carry any passenger where payment has not been received by CARDWELL’S COACH & INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL and has the right to accept wait listed passengers in place of those failing to finalise within the prescribed time.

ELIGIBILITY: No passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on the tour while their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of CARDWELLS’ COACH TRAVEL, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or they become objectionable to other passengers.  However, any person/s who cannot travel independently or needs special assistance must be accompanied by a companion.

ITINERARY CHANGES: Itineraries, tours and cruises are subject to alteration with or without notice and intended as a guide only.  Alterations may come about due to road or weather conditions, strikes, non-performance by a supplier or any other reasons CARDWELL’S COACH & INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL act in your best interest in any such changes.

FUEL SURCHARGE: Due to the instability of world oil prices, in the event that fuel reaches $2.00/litre a Fuel Surcharge of $5/person per day will apply to the final payment. Subject to change.

SEAT CHANGES: A seat rotation system everyday ensures that all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy similar seating arrangements.

LUGGAGE: One medium suitcase per person, not exceeding 20kg (42lbs) and one carry bag for inside the coach.  Over limit luggage cannot be carried.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: We can arrange for passengers to take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances which may arise (including cancellation fees, medical & curtailment expenses, loss of luggage, early departure from tour due to death or illness etc.)  Ask your travel agent for details at time of booking.

FORCE MAJEURE: If by any means of any event of force majeure (which shall include terrorism, pandemic or any cause or event outside our control) we shall be delayed in or prevented from performing our obligations, then such delay or non-performance shall not be deemed a breach or entitle a damage claim. Our obligations shall be suspended whilst such event of force majeure continues. New Terms and conditions apply.

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