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16 Day Perth, Adelaide and Sydney - Standard (16 days)

Southern World Australia

Perth, Australia To Sydney, Australia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018


Day 1
Perth, Australia
Travelodge Perth Breakfast

Arrive Perth

Travelodge Perth , Perth Accommodation in a Guest Room for 3 nights - Room Only

Situated in the heart of the Perth's central business district, the hotel is nestled in a picturesque location, close to the major shopping areas and a short stroll from the beautiful Swan River. Visitors to Perth can take advantage of the free city bus from the hotel's doorstep which services all of the top local attractions. This city hotel provides easy access to everything that Perth has to offer.

Day 2
Perth, Australia
Travelodge Perth Breakfast, Lunch

Rottnest Express , Perth (Discover Rottnest with Coach & Rottnest Lodge Lunch)

Inclusions: Hotel pick up, return ferry transfers to Rottnest Island, Rottnest Island admission fee, 90 minute Island Coach Tour, lunch and Swan River Cruise with Commentary (Perth departur only).

Explore the beauty and tranquility of Rottnest as you sit back and relax in the comfort of an air conditioned coach.

This 90 minute tour around the island takes you out to some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations including the Wadjemup Lighthouse and the rugged West End and provides you with a complete interpretation of the island through your passionate and knowledgeable guide.

This tour will provide you with an insight into Rottnest’s cultural and historical heritage, diverse wildlife and fauna and social heritage. You will also have a chance to step outside and have a stroll along the boardwalk at the majestic look-out point at West End.

Day 3
Perth, Australia
Travelodge Perth Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Captain Cook Cruises (WA) , Perth (Perths Famous Wine Cruise)

Inclusions: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea, wine tasting with cheese & biscuits, winery tour, souvenir tasting booklet.

Your Captain and crew will ensure you are well looked after as you cruise upstream into the upper reaches of the picturesque Swan Valley. Enjoy morning tea shortly after you board, followed by gourmet Blue Cow cheese and biscuits with premium tasting of our 'Wines of the Month' from local Swan Valley vineyards. Informative commentary about the river history and wetlands will enhance your morning's experience.

Disembark directly at the prestigious Sandalford Estate for a unique 'behind the scenes' winery tour and film presentation on WA's most famed and awarded winery. This is followed by a unique 'Wine Flight' tasting of 6 premium Sandalford wines accompanied by a souvenir tasting booklet for you to record your tastings.

A 2 course lunch is served throughout the tasting, allowing you to decide on your favourite wine to then accompany your main course. Free time allows you the opportunity to purchase some of Sandalford's excellent wines or gift wares from the Emporium where a special 25% discount is extended to all Captain Cook Cruises passengers. On re-boarding the vessel round off your lunch with a selection of sumptuous cakes together with tea & coffee. Further 'Wines of the Month are available on the return cruise whilst enjoying the passing view and entertainment from the talented crew.

Day 4
Margaret River, Australia
ADAMS Pinnacle Tours Breakfast, Lunch

ADAMS Pinnacle Tours , Perth (2 Day Margaret River Experience) Quality Inn


Day 1: Perth to Margaret River Wine Region

Travelling south we stop for morning tea (own expense)at the iconic Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere. We continue south to the Margaret River Wine Regionto enjoy lunch at a Margaret River brewery and indulge in complimentary beer tastings. Next we head out to explore Mammoth Caveon a guided tour. Pass through the stunning Boranup Forestand be awestruck at the size of these massive Karri trees. Afterwards, visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the dividing point between the Southern and Indian Oceans. Visit a local winery, taste some of the very best wines of the region whilst gaining some insight into the industry. Heading back towards Margaret River make a brief stop in the township where you have free time to stroll the main street, before arriving at your overnight accommodation. (LD)

Day 5
Perth, Australia
Travelodge Perth Breakfast, Lunch

Be taken on a unique gastronomic journey celebrating the region’s food and wine artisans. Savour wine tastingin a tranquil and intimate fashion at a range of remarkable boutique and 5-star wineries.

Sample dozens of local gourmet foodsand be spoilt with an indulgent wine and cheese pairing. Get a rare glimpse into the heart of a winery with a guided vineyard tour. Experience Australia’s best chocolate made fresh by a true craftsman before your return trip to Perth, approximately 9:30pm. (Dinner at own expense.) (BL)

Travelodge Perth , Perth Accommodation in a Guest Room for 1 nights - Room Only

Day 6
Perth, Australia
Indian Pacific Train Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Great Southern Railway, Perth

Indian Pacific Perth to Adelaide, Gold Twin Cabin Gold Twin - Everyday

Inclusions: All meals, selected wines and beverages, off train excursions.

Step aboard the Indian Pacific and acquaint yourself with the friendly staff and facilities on board. Lunch is served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant as the suburbs of Perth roll past the windows and the bright greens of the Avon Valley come into view. Relax in your cabin or mingle with fellow travellers in the Lounge car. Arrive in Kalgoorlie this evening for an off train excursion and see the 3.6 kilometre wide Super Pit, an open-cut Gold Mine which has been in operation since 1989.

Day 7
Adelaide, Australia
Indian Pacific Train Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Wake up to the wonders of the Nullabor Plain as the journey continues towards Cook with a population of four for a quick leg stretch. Today travel Australia's longest single stretch of railway and marvel at the raw beauty of the Nullarbor which gets its name from the Latin meaning 'no trees'. The ancient Nullarbor conjures the sense of limitless space and time. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant.

Day 8
Adelaide, Australia
Mercure Adelaide Grosvenor Breakfast

Arrive Adelaide

Mercure Adelaide Grosvenor , Adelaide Accommodation in a Superior Room for 3 nights - Room Only

An historic hotel located in the middle of all the action in Adelaide, opposite SkyCity Casino and the Adelaide Convention Centre and just seconds from the exciting shopping precinct of Rundle Mall. All rooms have been recently refurbished and boast new beds with fluffy feather duvets and pillows, contemporary warm colours, modern and stylish furniture and slimline LCD televisions and the hotel is home to popular Federal Restaurant. For wine enthusiasts, the city is also home to the National Wine Centre of Australia which is within walking distance from the hotel.

Day 9
Adelaide, Australia
Mercure Adelaide Grosvenor Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Taste The Barossa , Adelaide

Premium Day Tour

Inclusions: Hotel pick up an drop off, wine tastings and lunch

Explore the Barossa Valley with Taste the Barossa and you will enjoy a day tasting some of the best food and wine in Australia. We make our way out of Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills with our first stop the famous Whispering Wall where you will be fascinated by its famous acoustic qualities.

Our first winery is the beautiful and historic Château Yaldara, this is one of the most photographed buildings in South Australia and no trip to the Barossa Valley is complete without getting a photo in front of this iconic building.

Our trip continues with a cruise through some of the most picturesque scenery in the Barossa Valley. We cross the world famous Jacobs Creek as we head toward the heart of the Barossa Valley, the beautiful and historic township of Tanunda.

Lunch is a regional highlight. While we enjoy some of the Barossa’s most internationally acclaimed wines at the beautiful Peter Lehmann winery a platter of the best meats, cheeses, olives, assorted vegetables and freshly baked bread the Barossa Valley has to offer is brought to your table.

After lunch we take a leisurely stroll to one of the most historic and beautiful wineries in the Barossa, Langmeil is home to the oldest known Shiraz vineyard in the world. We walk along this vineyard and into their rustic cellar door where we enjoy their world famous Barossa wines.

From Langmeil our next stop is the Mengler’s Hill Lookout where we take in the panoramic and breath taking views over the beautiful Valley.

Continuing on we make our way though the Barossa Valley and feast our eyes on the beauty of the famous Seppeltsfield region. We view the iconic Seppeltsfield winery which ties in perfectly with the last winery we visit for the day. We finish our day at Murray Street Vineyards on the opposite side of the Barossa Valley to where we started. This is one of the smaller wineries we visit however it has one of the greatest stories in the Barossa Valley. Owner and chief winemaker Andrew Seppelt is a 6th generation Barossa wine maker and brings together all his family’s local knowledge with lessons he learnt while working in the famous wine regions of France and the U.S.A. Murray Street Vineyards is a wonderful blend of the old and new world.

Day 10
Adelaide, Australia
Mercure Adelaide Grosvenor Breakfast, Dinner, Snack

Adelaide Top Food & Wine Tours , Adelaide

Market Adventure Tour

Inclusions: Guided tour of Adelaide's Central Markets, generous tastings of fresh produce

Known as Adelaide's Foodie Heaven, the Adelaide Central Market is crammed full of local gourmet delights for you to savour. Soak up the atmosphere as we wonder through the markets lingering at many of the providores. Your taste buds will come alive as you sample coffee beans, nuts, yoghurt, fruits and succulent meats along the way, finishing up with the best chocolates in Adelaide!

Gray Line Adelaide , Adelaide

Afternoon Adelaide Highlights

Inclusions: Hotel Pick up, Afternoon Tea

Take in the highlights of Adelaide including the Adelaide Hills, home to charming historic towns. Stop in the German settlement of Hahndorf for afternoon tea of German cakes or perhaps enjoy a flight of beer. There is also a stop at the popular Beerenberg Fruit Farm for tastings.

Day 11
Adelaide, Australia
Aurora Ozone Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sealink , Adelaide

2D/2N Best Of Kangaroo Island C/F Aurora Ozone Hotel

Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off, ferry to and flight from Kangaroo Island, Full Day Seal Bay Discovery Tour, Full Day Remarkably Wild Tour, 2 course lunch on both days, Entrance fees to attractions, Local expert commentary, Accommodation, Fully Cooked Breakfast.

Early morning pick up from your Adelaide hotel for a scenic coach trip through the south coast to Cape Jervis. There you will connect with SeaLink’s ferry for the 45 minute cruise to Kangaroo Island to meet your tour coach. Upon arrival on Kangaroo Island if time and weather permits you will get an opportunity to see and walk along one of Kangaroo Island’s most picturesque beaches. Your first official stop will be Clifford’s Honey Farm to enjoy an informative talk by the beekeeper followed by tastings and an opportunity to sample homemade honey ice-cream and honey beauty products. Then travel onto Vivonne Bay Bistro located on a 260 hectare bush property, for a 2 course lunch. After lunch visit Seal Bay and enjoy a guided beach walk with a National Park Ranger amongst a breeding colony of wild and rare Australian Sea Lions. Then visit another amazing wildlife attraction, the fascinating Birds of Prey free-flight demonstration, an interactive and educational display of native Australian birds and raptors. From here you will then travel back to Kingscote to watch the pelican feeding and learn a little about these fascinating and ancient birds. Your coach will return to your choice of overnight accommodation.

Day 12
Adelaide, Australia
Aurora Ozone Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

After your morning hotel pick up your second day of touring begins at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, an interesting bush engineered eucalyptus distillery that makes the most of its environmental resources. After testing and tasting the eucalyptus products travel to the centre of Kangaroo Island to the Parndana Wildlife Park where you can feed Kangaroo Island kangaroos, have your photograph taken with a koala, and take a guided tour of this wildlife and bird park. Next, travel to Hanson Bay Sanctuary where you will enjoy a 2 course lunch before taking the time to look for Koalas nestled up in the eucalypts. There is also the possibility to get up close and personal with kangaroos and wallabies. After lunch travel to the western most part of the Island where Flinders Chase National Park is located. Flinders Chase National Park is one of Australia’s largest and earliest conservation parks. After a short stop at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre travelling through the park you will enjoy breathtaking views of its unique trees, plants and coastal scenery. You will be taken to the rugged southern coastline for a walk on Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch. Remarkable Rocks provide great photographic opportunities and stunning sea views. Admiral’s Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal this spectacular arch, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful New Zealand fur seals that can be seen swimming and playing in the waves, or resting on the rocks.

Day 13
Sydney, Australia
Travelodge Wynyard Sydney Breakfast, Lunch

Travelodge Wynyard Sydney , Sydney Accommodation in a Guest Room for 3 nights - Room Only

This Sydney hotel is ideally located close to Sydney's wonderful attractions. An exciting day in the city or a sensational night out on the town, it’s all in easy walking distance from the hotel. Visit the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, historical Rocks area, Darling Harbour, theatres or a wide variety of restaurants.

Day 14
Sydney, Australia
Travelodge Wynyard Sydney Breakfast, Lunch

Gray Line Australia Sightseeing , Sydney

Morning City Harbour & Bondi Beach Tour with Magistic Cruise

Inclusions: Hotel pick up, Magistic Luncheon Cruise

Valid 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

Sydney Harbour, reputedly one of the most beautiful in world, will not disappoint. And the city that sits around it is one of fine weather, sunshine, glorious ocean beaches with a vibrant big city vibe. This tour is the quintessential introduction to Sydney, making its way around the city (with a stop at Mrs Macquarie's Chair for that iconic photograph of the Sydney Harbour Bridge behind the Opera House) before heading out to Bondi Beach via the affluent eastern suburbs. Lots of "wows" on this tour, all those places you have heard so much about with a few surprises as well. Don't leave your camera in the hotel room. Following the Sydney City Tour, enjoy a spectacular buffet luncheon cruise with Magistic Cruises on beautiful Sydney Harbour.

Daves Pub Walks , Sydney

The Rocks Pub Walk Our Sydney Shout (3 in 3 Tour)

After meeting at the Pub – the Keg & Brew Hotel, 26 Foveaux Street, Sydney (a short walk from Central Station), we're off to get behind the scenes of our local beer community. As our tours take you inside working breweries, the locations we visit can change each day based on brewery operations and bar hours. We keep our ears to the ground and know what’s going on to ensure you experience working breweries and get to taste our local beer in our best independent pubs.

We’re all about options, so after touring, tasting and learning about the beers at the breweries and craft beer venues you have the option of ending your tour at the Royal Albert Hotel or being dropped off at the nearby Central Station.

Please note, while this is our usual itinerary, the order may change slightly due to brewery operations. Start times are fixed, however drop off times can change slightly depending upon traffic and other factors. Our guides/drivers do everything they can to have you back as close to the drop off time as promised.

Day 15
Sydney, Australia
Travelodge Wynyard Sydney Breakfast

Bonza Bike Tours , Sydney

Sydney Highlights Tour

Inclusions: Bicycles, helmet, bicycle bag, rain poncho (if necessary), and secure bag storage (while you are out on tour)

If you'd like to see Sydney's Highlights and want do it in the shortest time possible, then this ride's for you. Experience the essentials of Sydney on this super easy ride featuring stunning harbour views. Pedal past Circular Quay, the piers at Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens. There's no better way to get orientated with the city than on a bike!

Day 16
Sydney, Australia
None Breakfast

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16 day trip exploring Perth, Margaret River, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, and Sydney.

Perth is a scenic and sophisticated city, renowned for its abundant sunshine, relaxed lifestyle and easy-going manner. The city's modern skyline blends with magnificent colonial architecture, housing excellent retail outlets. King Street, a historic and lovingly restored commercial precinct, is known for its fashion houses, cafes, art galleries and specialist book stores. The city’s prime position, flanking the broad reaches of the Swan River, provides an excellent setting for enjoying alfresco dining in one of the many outdoor restaurants and cafes. Visitors to Perth also have a choice of more than 80km of white sandy beaches within easy reach.

The wine and festival capital of Australia, Adelaide is a place to experience the buzz, culture and convenience of a city without the frustrations. The city centre, surrounded by parklands, is a charming blend of historic buildings, wide streets, groovy shops and a huge variety of street cafes and restaurants. Visit the largest undercover market in the southern hemisphere and taste the best of South Australia at the Adelaide Central Market, or enjoy a ride on Adelaide’s tram from the city centre to the historic yet vibrant beachside suburb of Glenelg. The city also provides a great launching point to the many attractions surrounding Adelaide, including world class wine regions, the Australian Outback, Kangaroo Island and much more.

Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24/7 fun.

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COSTS PROVIDED TO VIRTUOSO AGENTS: Please note the following points with regards to the attached quotation from Southern World Australia. 1. All costs are in Australian dollars (AUD$). 2. All costs are NETT and non-commissionable. You must add your own margin to any costs received from Southern World Australia. 3. All rates are inclusive of local taxes, which in Australia is a 10% Goods & Services Tax (GST). 4. All costs quoted are valid only for the proposed dates and itinerary of this quotation. If these were to change, a re-costing may be necessary. 5. All costs quoted are subject to change at any time prior to booking as a result of changes by suppliers in their operating costs or by availability of services. Southern World Australia reserves the right to amend any rates should local taxes change or special cost increases be imposed through circumstances beyond our control. Major events can impact on availability and prices. Such events can include New Years Eve, Chinese New Year and major sporting events or conventions. In these circumstances, we will advise the special rates and other special terms and conditions which will apply if known at the time of your quotation. Final itinerary pricing will be confirmed at the time of booking. Quotations do not include: - Items of a personal nature, e.g.: telephone calls, mini bar, laundry, etc - airport taxes, aviation levies, environmental/conservation fees and gratuities - inclusions other than those specified in the itinerary - international or domestic airfares - unless otherwise stated - travel insurance (cancellations, loss of deposits, delays, etc) Child rates and policies can vary widely depending on the suppliers and properties selected and can not be provided unless we have the ages of all children. Specific terms will be advised at the time of quoting and booking. DOCUMENTATION: Client documents are provided by Southern World and include a full detailed itinerary, supplier exchange vouchers and general information on the destination. These documents will be available for collection by your client at the first hotel booked through Southern World Australia. DEPOSITS: An initial deposit of AUD$500, plus any deposits required by Australian land suppliers, will be required at the time of booking. FINAL PAYMENT Final payment is required a minimum 30 days prior to the clients arriving in Australia. METHODS OF PAYMENT: 1. Payment by Credit Card - If paying by credit card, Southern World Australia DOES NOT charge credit card fees. We accept American Express, VISA and Mastercard. We will require a signed credit card authorisation form, which we supply, and this must be signed by the owner of the credit card before payment can be processed. You have two options when paying by credit card: a) Using your clients credit card – We charge the total amount advised by you to include your commission and our NETT costs in Australian dollars (AUD$). This total Australian dollars (AUD$) amount will appear on your client’s credit card statement in the equivalent US dollars (USD$) amount. The day after your client departs Australia we can remit your commission, less our bank fees (approximately AUD$25.00), by telegraphic transfer. To send your commission to you we will need the applicable bank account details, preferably with a SWIFT Reference number. b) Using your company credit card - We charge the total NETT amount in Australian dollars (AUD$) to your company credit card and this will appear on your statement in the equivalent US dollar (USD$) amount. 2. Payment by Telegraphic Transfer or Bank Draft - Payments by telegraphic transfer or bank draft are to be made into the following bank account: Southern World Australia Westpac Banking Corporation Cnr George & King Streets Sydney Account # 032014-133468 Swift Ref: WPACAU2S Southern World Australia invoices in Australian dollars (AUD$). If payment is remitted in another currency other than AUD$, we reserve the right to determine the exchange rate. Any shortfall against the invoice remains the liability of the Agent and must be paid prior to the client’s arrival. All bank transfer charges and bank fees are the responsibility of the Agent. FLIGHT DETAILS: It is a requirement when making any reservation with Southern World Australia that the agent provides us with a complete and detailed copy of all confirmed flights in writing at the time of booking. We accept no responsibility for failure of any service if this information has not been provided, is incomplete or incorrect. 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The date of cancellation will be the first weekday date, excluding Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays, that Southern World Australia receives the written advice. • More than 60 days prior to arrival date – 50% of deposit forfeited • Between 60 days and 31 days prior to arrival date – 100% of deposit forfeited, plus any charges passed on to us by the Australian land suppliers • Between 30 days and the arrival date – 100% deposit forfeited, plus 10% of the total tour cost, plus any charges passed on to us by the Australian land suppliers If an Australian land supplier has a cancellation policy that fall outside the above conditions, this information will be advised to the agent at the time of booking. *****TRAVEL INSURANCE***** It can not be stressed enough that we highly recommend ALL passengers are fully insured to protect themselves against the loss of travel deposits, cancellation charges (as shown above), full medical costs (including accident and sickness protection) and travel insurance including baggage and disrupted travel arrangements. Please encourage your clients to take out travel insurance when traveling to Australia. REFUNDS: Southern World Australia will make every effort to assist clients wanting to alter or cancel their confirmed arrangements once they are in Australia. We will refund all unused services in full, less an administration fee of AUD$100 plus any charges passed on to us by the Australian land supplier involved. Any refund requests will be considered on a case by case basis and must be made in writing by the agent to the attention of David Armour, Managing Director of Southern World Australia. Please note that NO refund will be processed or considered if requested more than 3 months after completion of travel. If you have any questions regarding the above information, please don’t hesitate to contact David Armour, the Managing Director for Southern World Australia at: Southern World Australia Level 5, 55 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Phone (+61 2) 8235 3600 Fax (+61 2) 8235 3610 E-mail

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Wow! Highly Recommended

By: rms

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2013

From picking us up at the airport to getting our tours planned, this couldn't have gone any smoother. We had first rate tours, with great guides and interesting itineraries. They worked with us to incorporate things we had booked privately and made it all into one really cohesive program. They checked up on us to see how things were going and to keep us informed of our flight schedules. Truly a great company.
Travel Advisor:  Ursula Pearson

Highly Recommend

By: Scott317

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2014

Southern World Australia handled our hotel arrangements (Langham), transfers from the ship and to the airport, tickets to the Australian Open, and a private tour of the Yarra Valley during our 5 day stay in Melbourne.  The hotel was in a marvelous location.  Transfers were all on time and extremely courteous. The tickets to the tennis were waiting for us at the hotel and we had great seats.  We thoroughly enjoyed our day long private tour of the Yarra Valley with our host, Jeff. 

Highly recommended

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

Southern World provided excellent information and tours while we were in Tasmania.
Travel Advisor:  Suzan Von Lengerke

Highly recommended!

By: JudyW

Reviewed on: 30 May 2014

Every detail of our trip to Australia was perfect.  We saw everything--great excursions, all of the top sights, terrific and knowledgeable guides, and a company on which to rely when far from home.  I wouldn't have changed anything on our itinerary!  When a flight was cancelled and some reservations needed to be changed--no problem.  Everything was handled seamlessly.  Fabulous and memorable trip!
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre


By: SheehyK

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

Stephanie, Southern World Australia and I worked on this Australian trip for myself, my husband, 13 year old son and nephew for about a year. I knew that we would have to plan a trip that would keep the boys active and allow us to see all the desired sights. Stephanie did it and we all had a great time on our 2 week vacation. The boys were happy doing things like hiking the Sydney Harbor Bridge, fishing, throwing a boomerang, zip lining, snorkeling and hiking. I was happy exploring and seeing the Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, koala bears, a platypus and sea lions on the coast of Kangaroo Island! My husband enjoyed all the activities and was able to relax because everything went off without a hitch. A friendly guide or driver met us at each location and all we needed to worry about was having fun! Thanks Southern World Australia for getting everything planned and making everything so easy for us!
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Miller Murphy

Travel service

By: Rags80

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2015

Southern World providing us with many options for our trip. We were able to select our options and then Southern World took care of everything else. The accommodations were also some of the best and we were really happy with our stay. The activities were also booked for us and it was seamless for us to simply show up for all we had planned.
Travel Advisor:  Courtney Regan



Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2015

Travel Advisor:  Linda Young

Family Trip Down Under

By: Karen

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2015

worked really hard to plan the trip of our dreams in Australia. Managed to keep everyone happy, my 14 year old son and nephew (adventure junkies), myself (an animal lover) and my husband (easy to please but wants to relax and enjoy himself). Everything went off without a hitch and just as we had hoped.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Miller Murphy

Sydney was awesome!

By: TomInNaples

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2015

Took a wonderful driving tour of Sydney, lunch at the Sydney Tower restaurant, Harbor Cruise and stayed at the wonderful Park Hyatt! All went well except that the limo company was not there when we arrived in Sydney. The issue took 45 minutes to resolve. After that we were on our way with no issues. Great 3 day visit.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell

Knowledgeable Guide

By: Nebraska John

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2017

Our tour guide, Paul, was friendly and helpful. He showed us the highlights of Melbourne including the War Memorial, Reunion Tower, the botanical gardens, tennis and cricket facilities, and the main shopping areas of the central business district. He even found is a great place for lunch. First class service.
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham
Not Recommended

Great trip

By: Kate

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2017

Surprised we had 2 tour guides together for a one-day tour of Melbourne - we should have worked that out better. Phillip Island Penguin tour on January 1 was SUPER busy with full food options - glad we didn't take food as Southern World instructed us to do - bad information. Arrival in Sydney Airport was terrible - driver went to wrong terminal at direction of office - it was difficult and slow to connect with driver which required lots of time on phone (international minutes) while waiting.
Not Recommended

Aus review

By: Kay

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017

Our contact there was not helpful or responsive

Hunter Valley Wine Tour

By: Travel Bug

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017

Tour was excellent. Guide was friendly and knowledgable and willingly shared a lot of local knowledge with us throughout the day. Hunter Valley is a long drive (2 hours) from Sydney and our visit was during the recent heat wave, but we were comfortable in the air conditioned van and were provided with ice water throughout the day. We allowed the guide to select the small, boutique wineries we visited and were not disappointed. The staff at all were welcoming and knowledgable about wine. We purchased several bottles to take away. A terrific tour!
Travel Advisor:  Ursula Pearson


By: Duke

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017

Due to a personal emergency we were unable to do the Australia portion
Travel Advisor:  JoAnne Patterson

Fabulous Experiences!

By: Seventh Continent

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2017

From the moment we stepped off the plane in Sydney until we boarded a plane for New Zealand in Tasmania, we enjoyed incredible experiences. Our tour was fashioned after our requests, so all of our activities were personalized. One hotel choice (Sydney) was questionable, and we were overall disappointed with Melbourne (except the penguins!), but that was not the tour director's fault. Our itinerary was varied and included many highlight places and events. The pace was reasonable so we could enjoy everything!
Travel Advisor:  Karen Howland

Indian Pacific, The ghan

By: Harvey

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2017

On this vacation we travelled from Sydney to Perth on the Indian Pacific. This was our second trip across Australia by train and we have to say that the staff on the train(s) are absolutely first class. Nothing is too much trouble for them, well done. What we didn't know is that the staff have a shift change in Adelaide so the staff either return to Sydney on the next train or travel north to Darwin on Ghan. Low and behold, the staff we had travelling south from Darwin to Adelaide we the same as that on the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Adelaide. All of them that we spoke to recognised us and asked about our travels since they had last seen us. Great people on great trains. Thank you all. Harvey.
Travel Advisor:  Maureen Johnson

Trip Of A Lifetime

By: Fruitman

Reviewed on: 07 May 2017

Our recent trip to Australia/New Zealand was the best vacation (so far) that we have taken. We have never been away any longer than two weeks so planning a four week vacation to Australia and New Zealand was a challenging proposition. Southern World was a big reason for the success of our trip. All of the various tours, hotels and travel ideas they provided turned out to be great. They were able to take our preliminary ideas for the trip and make them a reality. Everything went very smooth throughout the entire trip. Most of the hotels we stayed at welcomed us with little gifts to help us celebrate this anniversary trip. And their local representatives were always available for questions and changes while we were in both countries. We always felt we were only a phone call away if we ran into any problems. That was very important to us on this trip.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Morrissette Clark


By: JW

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

Southern World was a great help in arranging lodging and flyfishing in Tasmania. Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge was especially nice.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

Australian Trip

By: Tom E

Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2018

Rich Korb worked directly with the tour operator so we didn't talk with them. They did arrange good hotels and transfers from city to city and to/from the cruise ship. Everything went smoothly and a few excursions.. They did a great job with hotel choices and transfer transportation and the excursions. Their work helped make the trip a total success.
Travel Advisor:  Rich Korb

Queensland Adventure

By: Suzanne

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018

We were very pleased with the hotel and tours advised and booked with Southern World. We stayed at the Peninsula Hotel in Port Douglas....charming boutique hotel near the beach with large, comfortable rooms. The hotel personnel were very nice and accommodating. While in the area, we enjoyed a boat tour to dive/snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, visited Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rain Forest and a wonderful wildlife habitat to get up close with koala, crocodiles and kangaroos (to name a few). Southern World also booked us into the Grace Hotel in Sydney. Lovely hotel in an ideal location for sightseeing. I appreciated how well organized the company is....we received detailed travel information with maps, etc., on our arrival in Port Douglas. I would definitely recommend this company.
Travel Advisor:  Monika Dysart

Wonderful full day private tour of the Great Ocean Road (Australia)

By: Lois

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2018

When our guide, Rainer Eckhardt, arrived at our hotel to start the tour it was obvious he understood what we wantknew what we wanted to see
Travel Advisor:  Rick Johnson