Multi-Day Tour | Group, Independent, Private

9 Day South Australia - Luxury (9 days)

Southern World Australia

Adelaide, Australia To Adelaide, Australia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018


Day 1
Adelaide, Australia
Mayfair Hotel Breakfast

Arrive Adelaide

Bensons Limousines drive International Airport to Hotel

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

Mayfair Hotel , Adelaide

Accommodation in a Deluxe Twin Queen for 3 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 2
Adelaide, Australia
Mayfair Hotel Breakfast, Snack

Tourabout Adelaide , Adelaide

The Essence Of Adelaide

Inclusions: Transportation by modern air-conditioned vehicle, refreshments, and entrance fees, accompanied by accredited host/hostess/driver guide. Warm welcome at the airport.

Introducing the charming City of Adelaide, one of the best-planned cities in the world, proud of its relaxed lifestyle, colonial heritage and reputation as the arts capital of Australia. This personalised tour with an accredited driver guide is designed for visitors to introduce you to the history and heritage of Adelaide.

Day 3
Adelaide, Australia
Mayfair Hotel Breakfast

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

Day 4
Kingscote, Australia
Southern Ocean Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Bensons Limousines drive Hotel to Airport

Regional Express (REX), Adelaide

Adelaide to Kingscote, Regional Express depart from the main Adelaide Airport Terminal.

Southern Ocean Lodge , Kangaroo Island

Accommodation in a Flinders Suite for 3 nights - Includes All Meals, Beverages, Transfers & Tours

Inclusions: All meals, open bar with premium wines and spirits, in suite bar, signature experiences and island airport shared transfers.

Additional Inclusions: Private Transfers OW

Located at Hanson Bay on the Island’s south west coast, the site adjoins both the Flinders Chase and Cape Bouguer/Kelly Hill National Parks. Its location, stunning views, contemporary environmental design, locally sourced food and beverages, personalised interpretative activities and modern wellness spa will ensure its status as a South Australian icon. Set back from a cliff above the pounding surf, the sensitive design showcases a full frontal panorama and is within easy reach of all of Kangaroo Island's major attractions. Modern luxury and design integrity meld with Kangaroo Island vernacular and an amazing coastal colour palette, creating a unique eco chic style.

Day 5
Kingscote, Australia
Southern Ocean Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Signature Experiences

These experiences are included in the tariff and are provided on an intimate shared basis with fellow guests at scheduled times. Private touring can be arranged at additional cost subject to availability.

Wonders of KI

This half day experience, operated exclusively for Lodge guests by Exceptional Kangaroo Island is a spectacular introduction to Kangaroo Island’s wildlife, maritime heritage and stunning coastal landscapes and takes full advantage of the Lodge’s unique location. Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and a fur seal colony are just some of the trip highlights. Wander amongst the rare Cape Barren Geese and search the leafy eucalypts for a sleepy koala.

Seal Bay

Seal Bay is home to Australia’s third largest colony of Australian sea lions. Join our naturalist guide for an exclusive tour on the beach with these wild animals. Learn about their unique breeding cycle and the ongoing research programs implemented on site. After your up close and personal experience relax with morning tea at the picturesque Vivonne Bay.

Coastal Clifftop Walk

Take a scenic walk starting right on the Lodge’s doorstep atop the limestone cliffs of Hanson Bay. This easy walk affords a bird’s eye view of thundering waves crashing along the coastline. Stand on top of the cliff with the wind blowing, look out to sea and realise there is nothing but ocean between here and Antarctica. Experience and learn about local flora, fauna and coastline ecosystems.

Kangas & Kanapés

Soak up the history of the early island settlers at Grassdale, a historic island property reached by a short drive from the Lodge and where local wildlife including kangaroos and wallabies congregate to graze. Observe these creatures in their natural environment, sip premium South Australian beverages and enjoy a 'Kanapé' whilst the sun goes down on another magical day.

Discover Island Heritage

Discover the intriguing natural heritage of this wild island in the Baudin Lounge. This informative visual presentation hosted by resident naturalist staff provides insight into the Island's discovery and natural history and gives an overview of its many spectacular attractions. Refresh with a sunset drink at the convivial Lodge Bar.

Day 6
Kingscote, Australia
Southern Ocean Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Choose from any of the included touring arrangements mentioned in Day 5.

Also included:

Self Guided Local Walks & Mountain Bike Track

The lodge is surrounded by pristine wilderness and offers a range of graded walking experiences and a medium grade mountain bike loop track.

Day 7
Flinders, Australia
Arkaba, Flinders Ranges Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Lodge to Kingscote Airport

Kingscote to Arkaba

Inclusions: Road transfer from Hawker to Arkaba Homestead

Arkaba , Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Accommodation in a Homestead Room for 2 nights - Includes All Meals, Selected Beverages & Selected Activities

Inclusions: All meals, beverages and daily guided wilderness safaris.

A 60,000 acre sheep ‘station’, its craggy sandstone bluffs and dry creek beds lined with River Red Gums are a quintessential Australian scene, while the geological amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound lies on the northern boundary of the property. At Arkaba a five bedroom 1850’s homestead offers a select few guests a taste of classic Australian country hospitality while a few ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ touches ensure comfort, style and a truly memorable experience.

Day 8
Flinders, Australia
Arkaba, Flinders Ranges Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack


Wilpena Pound 30 minute Scenic flight

Day 9
Adelaide, Australia
None Breakfast

Arkaba, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Arkaba to Adelaide / One-way Air transfer, Single-Engine / Max 2 pax

Inclusions: Road transfer from Arkaba Homestead to Hawker

Depart Adelaide

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9 Day luxurious tour of South Australia including Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and Flinders Range.

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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

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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

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

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



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