Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure

12 days from $8,016 per person*
  • Encounter the devils of Tasmanian Devil National Park with a private guide.
  • Assist researches in locating and assessing koala welfare at a nursery facility.
  • Witness the country's iconic kangaroos, and wombats in the wild.
  • Private tour to spot curious white wallabies in Tasmania.
  • Curated selection of premium accommodations.
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Australia is a wildlife lover's paradise. At the opposite corner of the globe, it's no wonder the country is home to a heartwarming array of exotic animals, entirely foreign to other parts of the world. Embark on an ultimate wildlife-themed adventure in Australia's southernmost corner, experiencing face-to-face encounters and in-the-wild sightings of everything from cozy koalas to bouncing kangaroos, and the ferocious shrieks of the endangered Tasmanian devil.

Start in Melbourne, the cultural capital of Australia, where a dose of the human element in this down under metropolis will ease you into your wildlife sojourn. Take the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay, where you'll set out on some wilderness hikes, spotting kangaroos and koalas in the wild, and even seeing the majestic Twelve Apostles, the stunning limestone stacks left standing offshore, eroded over millennia from the beachside cliffs. Continue to Hobart in Tasmania, from where you'll bear witness to Tasmanian devils, wombats, and the curious white wallabies of Bruny Island. In Grandchester, you'll have a unique experience lending a hand at a koala research center and nursery, before everything coming to a close with a day to relax at leisure in magnificent natural surroundings of your hotel. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Melbourne
    Melbourne
    • Private Transfer - International Airport Pick Up with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/CBD
    • Australia - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Melbourne
    Melbourne
    • Private Tour - Arcades, Lanes and Waterways (6 hrs) - Guide/Cruise
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Melbourne to Apollo Bay
    Melbourne to Apollo Bay
    • Private Transfer - with Bells Beach, Teddy's Lookout, Koala Walk & Great Ocean Road Hike - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 4 Apollo Bay
    Apollo Bay
    • Private Tour - Scenic Hike to Twelve Apostles
  • Day 5 Apollo Bay to Melbourne to Hobart
    Apollo Bay to Melbourne to Hobart
    • Private Tour - Guided Exploration at Leisure
    • Private Transfer - 3 hrs - Vehicle/Guide
    • Air - Melbourne - Hobart [1 hr 15 min - Separate Purchase] -
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 6 Hobart
    Hobart
    • Private Tour - Tasmania's History & Devils (with Lunch, 8.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Hobart
    Hobart
    • Private Tour - Bruny Island & White Wallabies (with Lunch, 9 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 8 Hobart
    Hobart
    • Private Tour - Tasmanian Wilderness & Wildlife Sanctuary (with Lunch, 8.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 9 Hobart to Brisbane to Grandchester
    Hobart to Brisbane to Grandchester
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Hobart - Brisbane [2 hr 35 min - Separate Purchase] -
    • Private Transfer - Brisbane - Grandchester [1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 10 Grandchester
    Grandchester
    • Private Tour - Hidden Vale Koala Research and Animal Nursery (2 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 11 Grandchester
    Grandchester
    • Spicers Hidden Vale at Leisure
  • Day 12 Grandchester
    Grandchester
    • Private Transfer - Grandchester - Brisbane [1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Melbourne

For your comfort, an assistant will be waiting for you outside of Customs holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will assist you in meeting your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation in Melbourne to assist with check-in. 

A welcome package with a detailed itinerary, supplier contact list, various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon arrival at the first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Hotel Lindrum

Known as a luxury Melbourne romantic hotel, Hotel Lindrum sits at the core of Australia’s fashion and dining capital, enabling easy access to everything this world-famous city has to offer. With a concept that evokes a true sense of home-away-from-home comfort, the design of Hotel Lindrum features a domestic intimacy that is rarely seen found in hotel properties. Sophisticated yet unassuming, Felt Restaurant has built a reputation as one of Melbourne’s best dining locations. With a style and comfort that one would expect from the building that houses it, Hotel Lindrum is as timeless as its enchanting history.? 

Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Melbourne
Melbourne
Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hotel Lindrum
Hotel Lindrum

Day 2: Melbourne

Snaking through the heart of the city, Melburnians like to gently rib one another over which side of the Yarra River they live on. The sepia-colored Yarra is one of the stars of this private tour, but before you take to water, first celebrate the city’s unique laneway culture. Teeming with incredible hole-in-the-wall cafes manned by passionate baristas, the street-art daubed thoroughfares also host boutique galleries and designer stores showcasing local creations. Climb to a rooftop bar for a close-up look at the city’s glittering towers. Once you step on board your luxury private cruise, sit back and dig into a charcuterie and cheese board with a glass of Australian sparkling wine as you glide along the Yarra, marveling at that magnificent skyline from a very different angle, with Federation Square, the MCG, and the Royal Botanic Gardens as your dramatic backdrop.

Accommodation: Hotel Lindrum
Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Melbourne at Sunset
Melbourne at Sunset

Day 3: Melbourne - Apollo Bay

Setting out with your private driver-guide, visit the legendary Bells Beach - Australia’s celebrated surfing mecca and home to the world’s oldest and most prestigious surfing event. Walk among mobs of wild kangaroos at a local golf course, spot lazy koalas dozing in gumtrees and get up close to colorful parrots at small coastal villages during your journey. Take in majestic views of Bass Strait at the spectacular Teddy’s Lookout above the mouth of the St. George River.

The afternoon will see you don your hiking boots for the first of two spectacular portions of the Great Ocean Road. The Cape Otway Lighthouse Cemetery and Lookout walk offers panoramic views of the Southern Ocean, the lighthouse, and historic telegraph station.

Accommodation: Chris`s at Beacon Point

Overlooking Bass Strait, set high in the Otways above the Great Ocean Road, Chris's Beacon Point Restaurant and Villas has become a Mecca for gourmet travelers. Chris's personal approach to hospitality has made him one of the best-loved characters in the region and his passion for the food of Southern Europe combined with the freshest and purest produce has made his cuisine world famous. Chris’s Villas, just steps away from the restaurant, offer accommodation all year round and many diners choose to stay the night after enjoying a meal and a fine wine or two. All apartments are self-contained and contemporary, with modern fittings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and beautiful sea views.

Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Koala Spotting
Koala Spotting
Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay

Day 4: Apollo Bay

Meet your guide following breakfast on day two then hike what is considered the most scenic stretch of the Great Ocean Walk from Princetown along cliff tops and through coastal shores to the iconic Twelve Apostles. Kangaroos are regular grazers in nearby paddocks and pods of dolphins and whales can sometimes be seen in the ocean below

Accommodation: Chris`s at Beacon Point
Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Twelve Apostles
Twelve Apostles

Day 5: Apollo Bay - Melbourne - Hobart

Join your guide to further explore the region at leisure before concluding in Melbourne.

Board a flight in Melbourne with service to Hobart. Approximate flight duration is one hour and 15 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

You will be privately transferred between Hobart International Airport and your accommodations by a professional driver.

Accommodation: Henry Jones Art Hotel

Henry Jones Art Hotel is located on Hobart’s waterfront and is Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. Furnished with over 300 pieces of art and a continuously changing exhibition, it was created to present itself as a fusion of art, heritage, tradition and nature. To complement the most distinctive and unique Hobart accommodation, its restaurants and bars highlight the best of Tasmania’s fine food and beverage produce for a truly unique experience. The hotel has won a number of awards for design, accommodation, food, beverage and service since opening its doors, and aims to provide all guests with a truly unique experience. 

Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Wild Kangaroo
Wild Kangaroo
Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hobart
Hobart

Day 6: Hobart

The Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site are some of Tasmania’s most visited destinations. Tasmania’s famous convict settlement site features many attractions and your experienced guide will bring its history alive. Visit the famous geological features of the peninsula as you explore the rugged coastline. In the afternoon, travel to the historic village of Richmond before meeting Tasmanian’s enigmatic character, the Tasmanian Devil. Please bring wet weather and warm clothing and shoes suitable for walking.

Accommodation: Henry Jones Art Hotel
Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Tasmanian Devil
Tasmanian Devil

Day 7: Hobart

Today you will be venturing out to Bruny Island. Take in the stunning views as you ride the Bruny Island Ferry away from mainland Tasmania. Upon arrival on Bruny Island, you’ll quickly understand why it’s described as a peaceful oasis where time seems to stand still.  You’ll spend your day enjoying breathtaking scenery and indulging in quality local produce. This sampling will include local favorites such as freshly shucked oysters, delicious berries and handmade cheese. For lunch, you’ll get to relax at an award-winning winery while enjoying an amazing gourmet meal. After lunch, you’ll get to take a stroll through the South Bruny National Park. This enchanting place is home to the famous Fluted Cape, part of the iconic shoreline on Bruny Island. You’ll also see much of the local wildlife in the National Park, including some curious White Wallabies. This tour will conclude with a transfer back to your accommodation.

Accommodation: Henry Jones Art Hotel
Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Bruny Island
Bruny Island

Day 8: Hobart

Today’s tour takes you to Mount Field National Park, the oldest National Park in the state. Take a rain forest walk to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the Tall Trees. This enchanting walk in Tasmania’s wilderness is accompanied by a delightful Tasmanian picnic lunch. In the afternoon, visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and experience Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Wallabies, Quolls and other Australian animals first hand. This dedicated team of wildlife carers provides an invaluable service to the research and protection of native wildlife in Tasmania. Your tour will conclude with a transfer back to your accommodation.  

Accommodation: Henry Jones Art Hotel
Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Tasmanian Devil
Tasmanian Devil

Day 9: Hobart - Brisbane - Grandchester

You will be privately transferred between Hobart International Airport and your accommodations by a professional driver.

Board a flight in Hobart with service to Brisbane. Approximate flight duration is two hours and 35 minutes. Please note, this flight is not included and must be purchased separately.

Transfer from Brisbane to Spicers Hidden Vale in Grandchester by private vehicle. Approximate travel time is 1.5 hrs.

Accommodation: Spicers Hidden Vale

Located just an hour’s drive from Brisbane, Spicers Hidden Valley offers a haven of relaxation, combining the style of a luxury retreat with the warmest of country welcomes. Spicers Hidden Vale features beautiful natural grounds, restored colonial cottages, and a historic barn housing its on-site restaurant. Featuring a mix of beautifully restored Queenslander-styled cottages dating back to the 1800s, the property is perfectly positioned to capture breathtaking views of the sweeping countryside. Here you'll discover an authentic regional adventure that combines a breath of fresh air with luxury, ‘paddock to plate’ dining, and a generous range of nature-based activities. Experience the reinvigorating effect of spending time on 12,000 acres of true Australian Bush. 

Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Spicers Hidden Vale
Spicers Hidden Vale
Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Grounds
Grounds

Day 10: Grandchester

Experience a memorable safari tour of the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre, established in partnership with the University of Queensland to provide hands-on learning about conservation. You'll then move to one of the center's koala hotspots where you'll assist researchers in locating and checking the welfare of the koala community. The koala population has suffered a decline over the years due to the increased devastation to their natural habitat, threatening their species growth. Led by Dr Andrew Tribe, the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre is currently conducting a 12-month koala research program in which you'll contribute during your observation. The center currently tracks 26 koalas at present and expects to see joeys make an appearance shortly. Learn interesting facts about koalas, their habitat, and how the center aims to increase the population with the hopes of reintroducing koalas to specific areas across the region. This authentic eco-experience is truly unique and not to be missed. After your 2-hour expedition, enjoy a cold beverage by the campfire to unwind. 

Accommodation: Spicers Hidden Vale
Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Koala
Koala

Day 11: Grandchester

Spend the day indulging at this gorgeous country estate. Relax and take in the fresh air of the true Australian Bush. Energetic travelers may wish to rent a bike or an ATV to explore the 12,000 acres surrounding Spicers Hidden Vale. For a lower key experience, consider arranging a cooking class or wine tasting experience with the concierge. Please note that optional activities can be arranged in-destination at an additional cost.

Accommodation: Spicers Hidden Vale
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Day 12: Grandchester

Transfer from Spicers Hidden Vale (Grandchester) to Brisbane. Approximate travel time is 1.5 hrs.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) ( )

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hotel Lindrum : Melbourne

Known as a luxury Melbourne romantic hotel, Hotel Lindrum sits at the core of Australia’s fashion and dining capital, enabling easy access to everything this world-famous city has to offer. With a concept that evokes a true sense of home-away-from-home comfort, the design of Hotel Lindrum features a domestic intimacy that is rarely seen found in hotel properties. Sophisticated yet unassuming, Felt Restaurant has built a reputation as one of Melbourne’s best dining locations. With a style and comfort that one would expect from the building that houses it, Hotel Lindrum is as timeless as its enchanting history.? 

Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hotel Lindrum
Hotel Lindrum
Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Lobby
Lobby

Chris`s at Beacon Point: Apollo Bay

Overlooking Bass Strait, set high in the Otways above the Great Ocean Road, Chris's Beacon Point Restaurant and Villas has become a Mecca for gourmet travelers. Chris's personal approach to hospitality has made him one of the best-loved characters in the region and his passion for the food of Southern Europe combined with the freshest and purest produce has made his cuisine world famous. Chris’s Villas, just steps away from the restaurant, offer accommodation all year round and many diners choose to stay the night after enjoying a meal and a fine wine or two. All apartments are self-contained and contemporary, with modern fittings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and beautiful sea views.

Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Chris's at Beacon Point
Chris's at Beacon Point

Henry Jones Art Hotel : Hobart

Henry Jones Art Hotel is located on Hobart’s waterfront and is Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. Furnished with over 300 pieces of art and a continuously changing exhibition, it was created to present itself as a fusion of art, heritage, tradition and nature. To complement the most distinctive and unique Hobart accommodation, its restaurants and bars highlight the best of Tasmania’s fine food and beverage produce for a truly unique experience. The hotel has won a number of awards for design, accommodation, food, beverage and service since opening its doors, and aims to provide all guests with a truly unique experience. 

Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Henry Jones Art Hotel
Henry Jones Art Hotel
Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Henry Jones Art Hotel Lounge
Henry Jones Art Hotel Lounge

Spicers Hidden Vale: Grandchester

Located just an hour’s drive from Brisbane, Spicers Hidden Valley offers a haven of relaxation, combining the style of a luxury retreat with the warmest of country welcomes. Spicers Hidden Vale features beautiful natural grounds, restored colonial cottages, and a historic barn housing its on-site restaurant. Featuring a mix of beautifully restored Queenslander-styled cottages dating back to the 1800s, the property is perfectly positioned to capture breathtaking views of the sweeping countryside. Here you'll discover an authentic regional adventure that combines a breath of fresh air with luxury, ‘paddock to plate’ dining, and a generous range of nature-based activities. Experience the reinvigorating effect of spending time on 12,000 acres of true Australian Bush. 

Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Spicers Hidden Vale
Spicers Hidden Vale
Australia Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Grounds
Grounds

Depart (Int`l Airport) ( ): Global Location

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Mona Y — June 14, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Rehana was wonderful. Her recommendations were all top notch and made me realize how well she knew Australia. Everything ran like clockwork and that allowed us to make the most of what was actually a short time in Australia. She was also very patient with my many questions and gave me alternatives when I asked. It is the third time that we've used Kensington Tours and I can't imagine using anyone else. We've never been disappointed.

  • Curtis L — March 21, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Kerry Brown was an exceptional travel consultant throughout the entire planning phase as well as a responsive resource as we encountered a few challenges while travelling. Her personal interest in our comfort, convenience, and pleasure made our trip an unforgettable experience. We will definitely consider using Kensington for international travel.

  • Ellen M — February 12, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Wonderful trip, tailored to our exact needs and wishes, quality hotels, tours, experiences. Very satisfied, the best part of our trip was through Kensington.

  • Holly T — April 17, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Samantha was amazing and the trip was wonderful and enchanting! Guides were amazing and super knowledgeable. Special shout out to Kenn Holmes (Brisbane) who not only provided an amazing tour of the Australian Zoo but went above and beyond to look for medical care for me for an ear infection during our day together. He was amazing!

  • Susan S — June 05, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    Our trip to New Zealand was a special occasion in that I was celebrating my 70th birthday. Our itinerary was jam-packed as we were visiting both the North and South Islands, that included 6 cities and 4 national parks. Kensington Tours truly did an outstanding job arranging for our transportation, hotels and tour guides. They far exceeded my expectations.

  • Jennifer B — February 19, 2019 — Australia & Pacific

    We felt like rock stars on this trip! Everything was so well arranged and of high quality. The guides were all excellent and even the drivers to and from the airports provided a mini-tour during the transport. Many thanks for Jennifer May for accommodating our preferences of activities and hotels and making this all possible.

  • Jennifer U. — September 30, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    We had run into a snag on our trip. When we could not resolve this on our own we reached out to the after-hours contact at Kensington and between her and our original trip organizer, the issue was resolved for us promptly. It let us enjoy the rest of our trip without the stress of having to deal with the issue on our own. Peace of mind is priceless.

  • Ronald J. — August 13, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Ashwarya, my Destination Expert, was on top of everything and answered all my questions.

  • Joshua J. — July 24, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    I am always thrilled with Kensington and their experts.

  • Emily D. — June 22, 2018 — Australia & Pacific

    Renee, our Destination Expert, put together a great trip for our family. She listened to what our priorities were and designed a trip within our budget.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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