Outback Landscapes

15 Days
Melbourne to Adelaide
From (CAD)
$ 7,545
Dates & Pricing

2023 Melbourne > Adelaide

A magical journey of discovery

Experience Australia’s vast and uniquely beautiful iconic states during this 17-day unforgettable journey. From the country’s bustling cultural capital Melbourne to the barren otherworldly landscape of Broken Hill onto Kangaroo Island, your every sense will be delighted as you unearth a new Australian wonder every day.
Be amazed at endearing wildlife and awe-inspiring natural landscapes and indulge in the up-and-coming vibrant food and wine culture. Journey back in time and explore the home of the gold rush, Bendigo, and be inspired by the creation of the Flinders Ranges and its significance to the traditional owners of the land at Wilpena Pound.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
AOMA
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Melbourne
Return City:
Adelaide

Selected Itinerary

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Melbourne

    Welcome to Melbourne. Victoria’s capital, renowned for its sporting events, café culture and breathtaking natural wonders. Regarded by many as the world’s most liveable city and referred to as Australia’s cultural capital, it is the birthplace of Australian Impressionism and Australian Rules football. From the airport, you will be transferred to your Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Melbourne – Mungo

    This morning, visit Bendigo, a town built by immigrants who came for the gold rush - the money from this era turned Bendigo into a grand city of architectural elegance. Travel through Mallee country with low scrub before stopping in Mildura. Located on the banks of the Murray River, the city produces most Victoria’s citrus fruits. Continue to Mungo National Park and your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Mungo – Broken Hill

    Today we visit the World Heritage-listed Mungo National Park and meet our park ranger for a guided tour. You’ll see the famous Mungo Lunette, formed by sand swept up from the dried-up lake floor and dumped on the shoreline, now the site of the iconic “Walls of China”, carved from layers of the lunette and spectacular to view.

    Stop in the town border town Wentworth, where the mighty Murray and Darling Rivers meet. It’s north to the town of Broken Hill, site of the world’s richest deposits of silver, lead and zinc, which led to the establishment of BHP. Enjoy your three-night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Broken Hill

    Visit the outback ghost town of Silverton, scene of over 140 films and commercials. Spend time strolling around the restored goal, art galleries and the Silverton Hotel before a visit to the Mad Max Museum, where many pieces of the original set have been found buried underground. At the Daydream Mine, you will experience life back in the early mining days. Visit the Royal Flying Doctors Service before enjoying a milkshake from the famous Bells Milk Bar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Broken Hill

    See and learn about the artwork of Pro Hart during a tour in the Ant Hill Gallery. Visit the small town of Menindee, located on the banks of the Darling River and home to the Menindee Lakes. Enjoy the sunset at the spectacular Living Desert Sculptures Outdoor Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Broken Hill – Wilpena Pound

    Say goodbye to NSW as you cross the border and enter South Australia. Travel through remote Saltbush country on the Barrier Highway through the towns of Peterborough and Hawker. Enter Flinders Ranges National Park for your two-night stay at Wilpena Pound.

    Sunset Drinks

    Watch the sunset with a drink in hand from Stokes Hills, which offers spectacular panoramic views of Wilpena Pound and the surrounding ranges.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Wilpena Pound

     Optional flight - Optional flight over Wilpena Pound available today. (Additional expense)

    With rugged mountain scenery, peaceful gorges and a huge array of wildlife and flora, the Flinders Ranges is a wonderful showcase of the Australian outback.

    Enrich

    In a 4WD, venture with your local guide to Wilpena Pound. Hear stories about the ‘The Meeting Place’, home to the Adnyamathanha people for tens of thousands of years, then preserved as a natural enclosure by early pastoralists.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Wilpena Pound – Adelaide

    Travelling south, today we stop in Port Augusta, situated on the quiet waterways of the Spencer Gulf. Visit the Wadlata Outback Centre and journey through the ‘Tunnel of Time’ to learn about life in the outback. Then travel to Adelaide, South Australia’s capital, renowned for its gourmet delights and thriving arts scene. Enjoy a three night stay in Adelaide.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Adelaide

    Freechoice

    Discover the history and culture of Adelaide on a walking tour or taste your way through the Adelaide Central Markets tour. Alternatively, choose between an Adelaide city sights tour, which includes the famous and newly renovated Adelaide Oval and a Torrens River cruise or a visit to the Adelaide Zoo.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Adelaide

    Travel to one of Australia’s oldest wine producing regions, Barossa Valley, and spend the day discovering its famous drop. Visit Maggie Beer’s farm shop and pick up some culinary tips during a cooking demonstration. Take a vineyard tour of the award-winning Jacob’s Creek Winery with lunch. Appreciate the chance to try port from the year of your birth at Seppeltsfield before returning to Adelaide.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Adelaide > Kangaroo Island

    Journey south today to the Fleurieu peninsula, where rolling hills are complemented by rugged clifftops and sandy beaches. We’ll stop in McLaren Vale and visit the d’Arenberg Cube, a five-story contemporary glass structure that almost appears to float amongst the vineyards. Board your ferry ride to Kangaroo Island where you will enjoy a three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Kangaroo Island

    Be inspired by the scenery at Flinders Chase National Park – you find that Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks are great photo opportunities. A special encounter awaits at Seal Bay, home to the third-largest sea lion colony in Australia. Meet your conservation guide for a walk amongst the seals; locals say that if you are quiet, you might even hear them talking.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Kangaroo Island

    Enrich

    Tantalise your taste buds as your local epicurean guide introduces you to the magnificent taste for which Kangaroo Island is famous for. Sample gourmet cheese, honey and wine for the unique flavours of this amazing island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  14. Day 14 - Kangaroo Island > Adelaide

    Your ferry trip this morning will bring you back to the mainland and onto Adelaide

    Enrich

    Meet the winemakers at Gemtree Wines, rated the ‘World’s Best Winery for Sustainable Wine Tourism’ in 2019. Discover through an interactive experience at the Biodynamic hut all about biodynamic viticulture and finish your visit with a taste of locally sourced snacks.

    Continue to Glenelg, a beach side suburb of Adelaide where you will enjoy an overnight Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Adelaide

    It’s time to say goodbye to newfound friends and the delightful tastes of South Australia.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Adelaide’s central markets
  • Learn about bio dynamic farming at Gemtree Wines
  • Walk the beach at Seal Bay home to a colony of sea lions.
  • Look in awe at the colours and sculptures at the outdoor sculpture gallery in Broken Hill
  • Hear the indigenous stories while being amazed at Wilpena Pound.

Handcrafted inclusions
  • Fully escorted touring
  • 3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 4 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 1 Scenic Sunset Drinks event
  • 28 Meals- 14 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) and 12 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Scenic Special Stays
  • Sofitel Melbourne
  • Stamford Grand Hotel Glenelg

Pricing & Availability