Extraordinary South Australia

Flinders Ranges, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Sydney & Lord Howe Island
16 nights private tour from $21,800 Per person

Dive straight into this epic trip through Southern Australia, your insta-account will never have been so busy as you immerse in wild bush luxury, unique retreats and awesome trips full of vibrancy and adventure. Staying in uber cool hideaways, you will be taken to the best boho bars, tour award-winning vineyards, reconnect on chill-out beaches, explore hidden city vibes and open your eyes to the amazing barefoot luxury surrounding you on two paradise island escapes.

Extraordinary South Australia
At a glance
  • Oozing the best that Sothern Australia has to offer, taking you to remote landscapes, chic bars, local secrets and magical vistas

  • Plunge into the outback at Flinders Rangers, wild 4WD adventures and epic hikes to spot the native wildlife and vineyard trail through the Adelaide Hills

  • Be left spellbound as you spot the indigenous wildlife on Kangaroo Island from the comfort of your luxury villa with private deck and hot tub

  • Stay in style to explore uber chic Sydney and barefoot luxury awaits you on the spellbinding Lord Howe Island

Journey highlights
  • Oozing the best that Sothern Australia has to offer, taking you to remote landscapes, chic bars, local secrets and magical vistas

  • Plunge into the outback at Flinders Rangers, wild 4WD adventures and epic hikes to spot the native wildlife and vineyard trail through the Adelaide Hills

  • Be left spellbound as you spot the indigenous wildlife on Kangaroo Island from the comfort of your luxury villa with private deck and hot tub

  • Stay in style to explore uber chic Sydney and barefoot luxury awaits you on the spellbinding Lord Howe Island

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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In the southern half of Australia the seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere: spring comes in September, summer is from December to February, autumn runs from March to May, and winter begins in June. Lord Howe is good to visit year round as the sea temperature rarely drops below 19 degrees Celsius. Warmest weather is mostly between November and May.


Price Guide: (Per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

Departing Price from*
  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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May $23,000 $5,700 plan your trip
September $23,000 $5,700 plan your trip
October $23,000 $5,700 plan your trip
November $24,100 $6,000 plan your trip
December $24,100 $6,000 plan your trip
January $24,100 $6,000 plan your trip
February $24,100 $6,000 plan your trip
March $23,000 $5,700 plan your trip
April $23,000 $5,700 plan your trip
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $23,000
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    $5,700
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $23,000
    Deposit from*
    $5,700
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $23,000
    Deposit from*
    $5,700
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $24,100
    Deposit from*
    $6,000
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $24,100
    Deposit from*
    $6,000
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $24,100
    Deposit from*
    $6,000
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $24,100
    Deposit from*
    $6,000
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $23,000
    Deposit from*
    $5,700
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $23,000
    Deposit from*
    $5,700
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Itinerary

Day 1-4

South Australia

Dive straight into the outback to kick-off this awesome adventure.  Flinders Ranges gives you the most awe-inspiring scenery. Explore the vast gorges and valleys, it is a wildlife lovers dream as you try to spot Red Kangaroos, Emus, Euros, Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies.  

Staying at the earthy and rustic-chic Arkaba Homestead, you will get a taste of classic Australian country hospitality with a few ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ touches.  With over 60,00 acres being shared by just 10 guests, set in a classic flinders building with thick stone walls, deep shady verandas and a corrugated roof.  There is so much to do here, bush-walking, photography, Aboriginal rock art or just soaking up the sights and sounds of outback Australia from the gorgeous swimming pool. 4WD wildlife drives are definitely on the cards here, drive through the dramatic scenery, spot kangaroos, wallabies and wombats and enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the endless panorama.  Take to the skies for an exclusive and memorable experience with an epic helicopter flight over the vast outback, take in the compelling geology and ever-changing palette of the Flinders Ranges and devour the delectable canapes and sundowners as the sun sets over the endless landscape before you.  This really is the best start to your journey.

Accommodation: Arkaba ( 3 nights )
Day 4-6

Adelaide

Take in the vast Australian scenery as you travel south to awesome Adelaide Hills.  Mount Lofty House is a glamorous, boutique retreat nestled in this famous and spectacular wine region. You will be in enchanted luxury from the moment you arrive.  Devour a gorgeous meal at their multi award-winning restaurant and relax with a tipple at the cocktail bar. The Stables Day Spa and outdoor swimming pool offers the best anecdote for some relaxation after your trip before you set off on your tour of the vineyards.

Whilst at Mount Lofty House, make sure to take part in the range of optional activities on offer to you here, from privately guided wine and gourmet food tours; hikes along the Heysen walking trail; cycling through the Adelaide Hills; golf at the nearby Mount Osmond Golf Club; or day trips to the Cleland Wildlife Park, home to both kangaroos and koalas. We highly recommend the Ultimate Adelaide Hills tours, home to some of South Australia’s best wines and gourmet hotspots. Spend a day exploring the charming towns, vineyards and cellar doors of the Adelaide Hills in the company of your expert private guide.  Relish your time as you travel through valley visiting a number of prime vineyards and sampling the delicious wine and equally as good food as you go. 

Accommodation: Mount Lofty House ( 2 nights )
Day 6-9

Kangaroo Island

Next you will fly across to Kangaroo Island, which is located just 15 km off the coast of South Australia. Kangaroo Island boasts outstanding natural beauty and its relative isolation has ensured an abundance of wildlife in a stunning and protected natural environment. Explore the island’s natural wonders including secluded cliffs overlooking a rugged coastline, views of the wild Southern Ocean and Kangaroo Island’s sugar-white beaches not to mention the huge variety of endemic wildlife that flourish here.

Accommodation: Stowaway Kangaroo Island ( 3 nights )
Day 9-12

New South Wales

Leaving the wilds of Kangaroo Island behind you, leap to the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Sydney.  Staying at the uber-chic Park Hyatt Sydney, a boutique feel hotel with internationally acclaimed Hyatt service - a great combination. This is THE ultimate address in Sydney, as you wake up to panoramic views of the Opera House and the sparkling waters of the Harbour.  The rooftop pool is the perfect place to cool down with a cocktail in hand after a day of exploring Sydney's sights.

You will have plenty of time to explore this awesome city with its trendy waterside restaurants and bars.  To really get under the skin of this city e have included a unique tour to see Sydney from a different perspective.  The full-day private tour will take you completely off the well beaten tourist trail (although you will see all of the main attractions too!) and see Sydney through the eyes of a local.  Exploring in a unique vintage car, this tour teaches you about the hidden secrets, the wonderful people, local cafes and secluded harbor front lookouts. You will get to experience the Sydney that other tourists just don't get to see!

Bring out the surfer in you as you vitis Bondi Beach.  This bespoke private day tour will showcase the other side of this understated area. Of course, no trip to Bondi would be complete without the customary surfing lesson at the renowned surf lifesaving club so you'll begin this tour with a private lesson with a local surf instructor before exploring the lesser known side of Bondi. Followed by a walking tour of Bondi showing you the other side of this famous suburb. Wander the funky back streets, visit some of the local art galleries or cafés that this hipster area is home too. You might like to spend some time visiting the local artisanal shops or opt for a more scenic coastal walk seeing Bondi from a different perspective the choice is yours.

Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney ( 3 nights )
Day 12-16

New South Wales

After a relaxing stay in Sydney, continue to Lord Howe Island, just a short flight from Sydney, where you are transported to a real ‘treasure island’, a paradise lost in time and perfectly preserved. 

Capella Lodge rests atop romantic Lovers Bay, at the foot of the imperious mountain twins rising dramatically above. Ooozing luxury boutique charm, the beach house style and relaxed, luxe-inspired ethos makes for a stunning retreat. A stunning turquoise lagoon stretches out in front of the lodge's indoor and outdoor lounging areas and the clever architectural design means that the floor to ceiling windows, open plan bar, lounge and restaurant really let the outside in - this is somewhere to truly escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

With its unspoiled beaches and lack of development or pollution, this really is a rare gem of a destination. Snorkel in the pristine waters or trek overland in the dense native forest. An adventure lover’s playground with just 400 non-residents allowed on the island at any one time, if you’re seeking remoteness, luxury and the chance to connect with nature, then Lord Howe island is the island for you.  During your time at the luxurious Capella Lodge, enjoy the eleven beautiful beaches that make up the area, as well as exploring the coral reef beyond. Glass bottom boat tours run regularly, as well as snorkeling trips with green sea turtles and visits to the mighty Balls Pyramid. Equally, divers will love uncovering these biodiverse waters around the Malabar Range, the Admiralty Islets and within the sheltered lagoon. On land, there are also plenty of expertly guided walks to enjoy including a climb up to the summit of Mount Gower. A pampering awaits at the Capella Spa; choose from the refreshing Capella Signature or for something a little different, the Sacred Stone Therapy will leave you truly rejuvenated. Elsewhere, enjoy a round of golf or a game of tennis or simply relax by the pool.

Accommodation: Capella Lodge ( 4 nights )
Day 16-17

New South Wales

Enjoy one final night in Sydney before your flight home.

Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney ( 1 night )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

In the southern half of Australia the seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere: spring comes in September, summer is from December to February, autumn runs from March to May, and winter begins in June. Lord Howe is good to visit year round as the sea temperature rarely drops below 19 degrees Celsius. Warmest weather is mostly between November and May.

Extraordinary South Australia
Extraordinary South Australia

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

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Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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