Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

15 Day Perth, Adelaide, Hamilton Island and Sydney - Luxury (15 days)

Southern World Australia

Perth, Australia To Sydney, Australia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Jul 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Perth, Australia
Crown Towers Breakfast

Arrive Perth

After collecting your luggage and clearing customs, please proceed to the arrivals hall to meet your Deluxe Chauffeured Cars driver. The driver will be wearing a white shirt and dark suit with a name badge and will be holding a sign with your name on it.

Crown Towers Perth , Perth

Accommodation in a Deluxe King Room - Upgrade to Premium King Room for 2 nights - Room Only

On the banks of the famous Swan River, this property offers luxury accommodation in central Perth, located within close proximity to the international and domestic airports and only a short drive to the CBD.

Day 2
Perth, Australia
Crown Towers Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Australian Luxury Escapes , Perth

We start by staying within the city limits and to Kings Park which occupies approximately 400 hectares of Mount Eliza overlooking the city of Perth and the Swan River. The Park has much to offer with its sweeping parklands, Botanic Garden and native bushland across two-thirds of the park. There are extensive city and river views with a panorama to the Darling Scarp. Enjoy a morning tea stop before we make our way out of the city we stop at one of Perth's best kept secrets, Cottesloe Beach. Cottesloe is one of Perth's most popular beaches. Its crystal clear waters, regular swell and fun atmosphere make it popular with swimmers, body boarders and surfers alike. Cottesloe's famous pine trees which can be seen all the way from Rottnest Island provide welcome shade from the sun and grassy areas to relax in. We will enjoy lunch here, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Travel to the coast and onto Fremantle which oozes heritage and cosmopolitan culture. Every day of the week, the streets are abuzz with shoppers and al fresco diners, while pubs brim over with patrons from across the globe. Best known for its docks, marinas, and charming heritage sandstone buildings we head to Victoria Quay to visit the Western Australian Maritime Museum. Designed to depict a boat stranded on a sandy promontory, the museum houses famous sailing vessels along with hands on exhibits bringing sea -faring heritage to life. To finish off this exciting day we board a cruise to take you back to Perth on the beautiful Swan River. The cruise includes tea/coffee and wine tastings of WA premium wines. One final stop at Kings Park allows time to enjoy or photograph the outstanding panorama of Perth and the Swan River before arriving back into the city late afternoon.

Day 3
Margaret River, Australia
Cape Lodge, Margaret River Breakfast, Snack

Perth to Margaret River by private transfer from Deluxe Chauffeured Cars.

Cape Lodge , Margaret River

Accommodation in a Garden Room for 2 nights - Includes Full Breakfast

Inclusions: Full breakfast daily and Cape Lodge wine tasting.

Centrally located to the towns of Margaret River, Dunsborough and Yallingup. Meander down the winding driveway of the intimate country estate and discover why it was voted one of the top 100 hotels in the world. The hotel sits on its own vineyard within 10 hectares of forest, parkland, gardens and lakes. The original homestead contains the lobby, a guest drawing room and gift shop. The accommodation has been designed for luxurious privacy and is a mixture of rooms and suites spread throughout manicured expansive grounds within five detached wings encircling two lakes.

Day 4
Margaret River, Australia
Cape Lodge, Margaret River Breakfast, Dinner, Snack

Top Drop Tours Margaret River , Margaret River

Wine & Dine Full Day Private Tour

Enjoy a private Margaret River tour with exclusive dedicated tour guide. This tour is an indulgent Margaret River experience. Your itinerary will include a range of guided wine tastings and gourmet food experiences.

Day 5
Adelaide, Australia
Mayfair Hotel Breakfast

Private Transfer Margaret River to Perth Airport using Deluxe Chauffeured Cars.

Depart Perth and arrive Adelaide

Bensons Limousines drive from airport to the hotel.

Inclusions: Meet and greet, city orientation tour, hotel check-in.

Mayfair Hotel , Adelaide

Accommodation in a Deluxe Twin Queen for 2 nights - Room Only

Located in the heart of Adelaide and overlooking Rundle Mall, this luxurious hotel offers free WiFi and a restaurant, cafe and lounge bar. All rooms offer stylish décor and a 55-inch flat-screen TV. Guests enjoy an onsite fitness centre. Set within a heritage-listed, renovated building, the property is 200 metres from the Art Gallery of South Australia. It is 3 minutes' drive from Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval and Parliament House. Adelaide Airport is 6 km away.

Day 6
Adelaide, Australia
Mayfair Hotel Breakfast, 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!

A Taste of South Australia, Adelaide

Private Sightseeing walking Tour

This tour takes us on an insider's tour through Adelaide's Central Markets and features unknown local highlights such as hidden tunnels, visiting local potters and cheesery, with an education on wine to boot. Experience some local colour at a little café along china towns, Gouger Street and explore some of the famous & interesting public buildings around Victoria Square, whilst learning about the heart of Adelaide & what makes it tick.

Day 7
Kingscote, Australia
Southern Ocean Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Bensons Limousines drive from the hotel to airport

Depart Adelaide and arrive Kingscote

Exceptional Kangaroo Island , Adelaide

Inclusions: Return flights Adelaide - Kingscote (Kangaroo Island), 2 full days of share touring , 1 night's dinner, All admission fees and on island transfers

This morning fly from Adelaide Airport to Kingscote Airport (Kangaroo Island) where you will be met by your guide. Have a cuppa with some home-made cakes before taking a walk down a country track through tall Eucalyptus trees where koalas snooze overhead, or perhaps wake briefly for a feed. Travel through some of the Island’s best farming country to the north coast. At Lathami Conservation Park walk quietly through the bush with your guide, learn about your surroundings. Look for wallabies which are almost extinct on the mainland and a kangaroo found only on Kangaroo Island. Break for lunch and enjoy a delicious meal featuring King George whiting (local sea fish), fresh salads and fine South Australian wines at a private bush location.

At Seal Bay Conservation Park walk with your guide among Australian sealions on a beautiful sandy beach. Watch pups nursing, or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology. The remainder of the afternoon is spent exploring more of the south east region of the Island with destinations and experiences chosen to reflect seasonal opportunities. Arrive at your accommodation late afternoon and enjoy dinner which has been included this evening.

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island

Day 8
Adelaide, Australia
Mayfair Hotel Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast this morning before being met by your guide for a full day of touring. Today you will visit Flinders Chase National Park, a vast wilderness covering the entire west end of the Island and home to kangaroos, wallabies, possums, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus and many birds including rare Cape Barren Geese. Visit Rocky River, site of an impressive visitor centre interpreting many facets of the park and its history.

At Cape du Couedic visit a fur seal colony which now number over 20,000 after being decimated by hunting in the early 1800’s and watch them rest on the rocks or frolick in the surf under Admirals Arch, a spectacular coastal grotto. Another impressive stone structure had a different architect. The Remarkable Rocks, huge natural granite sculptures, have been carved by relentless winds, rain and salt from the Southern Ocean. Good wines and local produce features highly in your picnic lunch. Depending upon the season, this afternoon might include a visit to Grassdale in the heart of Kelly Hill Conservation Park, the secluded pools of the Rocky River or a rugged South Coast cove. On conclusion of your tour you will be transferred to Kingscote Airport for your return flight to Adelaide.

Depart Kingscote and arrive Adelaide

Bensons Limousines drive Airport to hotel

Mayfair Hotel , Adelaide

Accommodation in a Deluxe Twin Queen for 1 nights - Room Only

Day 9
Hamilton Island, Australia
qualia, Great Barrier Reef Breakfast

Bensons Limousines drive hotel to airport.

Depart Adelaide and arrive Hamilton Island

qualia , Hamilton Island

Accommodation in a Leeward Pavilion (Classic) for 3 nights - Includes Full Breakfast

Inclusions: Return transfers from Airport/Marina, full breakfast daily, all non-alcoholic beverages at qualia, a golf buggy for the duration of stay, a chauffeur service around Hamilton Island, use of non-motorised watercraft.

Embedded on 30 acres of tropical garden landscape on the northern most tip of Hamilton Island. The very private individual pavillions offer state of the art amenities and have been erected with the least possible intervention of the surroundings. All offer stunning ocean views and boast a private plunge pool or sun deck. The resort features 2 fine dining restaurants, a guest library and a day spa.

Day 10
Hamilton Island, Australia
qualia, Great Barrier Reef Breakfast

Today is at leisure and an opportunity to do some independent exploring or just relax.

Hamilton Island is nestled amongst the Whitsunday Islands at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Set amidst pristine surroundings, guests at Hamilton are spoilt for choice with a multitude of activities and accommodation options to suit the most discerning traveller. Of course there is also the option of doing nothing at all and simply just enjoying island life by laying around one of the pools or by relaxing on the beach. Hamilton Island is also a gateway to other gems in the Whitsundays including Heart Reef, Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach.

Day 11
Hamilton Island, Australia
qualia, Great Barrier Reef Breakfast

Today is at leisure and an opportunity to do some independent exploring or just relax.

Day 12
Sydney, Australia
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Breakfast, Snack

Depart Hamilton Island and arrive Sydney

Royale Limousines drive airport to hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney , Sydney

Accommodation in a Deluxe City King Room for 3 nights - Room Only

Additional Inclusions: Full Breakfast, Food & Beverage Voucher

Stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and business centre, the hotel is vibrant and elegant, with dramatic harbour views and a luxurious day spa featuring exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments.

Day 13
Sydney, Australia
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Breakfast, Lunch

AEA Luxury Tours , Sydney

Sydney City Luxury Diamond Half Day (Private)

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop off, private touring as per itinerary, morning tea.

Departing this morning from our hotel, we cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge and travel through picturesque Northern Suburbs, down the Wakehurst Parkway to Narrabeen Lakes and on to join the coast at Mona Vale Beach. From here we turn south and follow the amazing sandstone coast pausing at Warriewood Headland for stunning views.

Driving over Curl Curl Headland with beautiful views looking down to the beach and out to North Head. Stop at Manly Beach to see the surfers and beach volley ball and on up to North Head. We have morning tea, coffee or hot chocolate with Tim Tams with this awesome back drop. Down to Manly Cove and back to the city via Spit Bridge, Balmoral Beach and the back roads through Mosman, Cremorne and Neutral Bay.

Crossing the bridge we start the more expected city aspects of Macquarie St and the historic buildings, many designed by convict architect Francis Greenway. Mrs Mac’s chair, Woolloomooloo Bay, Garden Island, Kings Cross and the Eastern Suburb Bays to Watsons Bay and The Gap. Next is Bondi Beach and heading back to the city we divert around the back of Paddington to see the beautifully restored semi-detached homes with ornate cast iron balustrades.

Back in the city we see the gay and lesbian Oxford St, the Spanish Quarter, China Town and pause at Darling Harbour.. We drive past the finger wharves and under the Harbour Bridge with great views of the harbor and Opera House. The Rocks is next with a detailed description of the early settlement, historic buildings and stories of rascals and convicts. Lastly we see the financial district before hotel drop off.

Sensational Sydney Cruises , Sydney

Cruise Like a Local - Luncheon Cruise

Inclusions: Pickup and drop off in Circular Quay, Skipper and host on board, on board activities including fishing, kayaking and swimming, Australian barbecue lunch, beverages including wines and local beers.

Treat yourself to one of Sydney Harbour’s most sensational lunch cruises. Offering a unique and exclusive cruise experience, your personal host will cruise back in time sharing the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore. Enjoy the company of a small group and immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers.

Day 14
Sydney, Australia
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Breakfast, Lunch

Local Eyes Sydney , Sydney

Australian Cooking Experience Private Tour

Inclusions: Hotel pick up & drop off, lunch & beverages

The Australian Cooking Experience is a fun and interactive day out in Sydney, providing the opportunity to prepare and sample a collection of delicious Australian dishes using local produce and techniques. A relaxed lunch is accompanied by fine Australian wines enjoyed at a Sydneysider’s private home in the company of your knowledgeable local hosts. Travelling across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the day begins with an authentic insight as to how Sydneysiders live, work and play enroute to the beautiful Northern Beaches. Along the way we visit a local produce market which sells an impressive range of fruit, vegetables, meats and seafood to collect some fresh ingredients for today’s Australian Cooking Experience. In the relaxed environment of a private Sydney home you are invited to join us in the hands-on preparation of today’s lunch. Each dish is enjoyed with specially selected Australian wines. In between courses you are invited to stretch your legs with a short walk through native Australian bushlands to the picturesque waterfront. After a leisurely afternoon of cooking, eating and living the life of a Sydneysider we return to the city.

Day 15
Sydney, Australia
None Breakfast

Royale Limousines, Sydney drive from City Hotel to International Airport.

Depart Sydney

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Cruises & Water Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Islands & Beaches
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking

Description

A luxurious 15 day trip traveling through Perth, Adelaide, Hamilton Island and Sydney

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Terms & Conditions

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. For security reasons Southern World Australia is no longer permitted to obtain any passenger details from transportation companies such as airlines, cruise or rail operators. This includes the changes to service arrival/departure times that we are not handling. CANCELLATION CHARGES: Cancellations must be advised in writing. 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 resaust@southern-world.com

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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

KarenS

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

SMOKE TRIP-NZ/AUS

By: NORTH BAY


Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2015

THE "IN -COUNTRY" ASPECT OF THIS TRIP...HANDLED BY TIM REID AND HIS TEAM WAS OUTSTANDING IN ALL WAYS....FROM ITINERARY TO ACCOMMODATIONS. CAN'T IMAGINE HOW IT COULD IT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE BETTER GIVEN THE TIME FRAME TIM WAS GIVEN TO WORK WITHIN. IF I WAS TO DO OVER I WOULD EXPAND THE TIME CONSTRAINT BY AT A THIRD AS EACH OF THE DESTRINATIONS IN NZ/AUS MERITED A LONGER STAY BY AT LEAST ONE NIGHT THANKS TIM....FANTASTIC
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

Australia

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

Tasmania

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

NZ and Aus trip

By: Barjac


Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2018

Seamless experience. All trtavel arrangements were completed without a hitch. Would use and recommend again.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa and Nancy Zupancic