Day 1 | Arrive in Adelaide for three nights at the Mayfair Hotel. The Mayfair is Adelaide’s newest five-star hotel. It occupies the heritage-listed Colonial Mutual Life building, a fantastic location, and after a 55 million dollar refurb it has the heritage touches, chic vibe and a rooftop bar that make it a lovely base.
Day 2 | Explore the city of Adelaide on a privately guided tour.
Day 3 | Head to Adelaide Hills to delve deeper into Adelaide’s food and wine scene with a connoisseur guide. You’ll taste small-batch cheeses, handcrafted chocolates, craft beer and cider, and freshly baked breads spread with farm-stand jams. There are around 50 wine cellars, which produce cool-climate wines, scattered across the hills and tucked away in sheltered valleys.
Day 4 | Set out on your privately-guided 4-day, 3-night Arkaba Walk. The Arkaba Walk is redefining the classic Aussie “bush walk” with luxury touches. You’ll walk through the Flinders Ranges, 60,000 acres of private conservancy land, with Elder Range and Wilpena Pound in the background. This is a striking landscape created by millions of years of geological activity. You’ll begin with a relaxing one-night stay at Arkaba homestead in preparation for your luxury bush walk. Your walk begins in Flinders and winds through dry creek beds, isolated waterholes, craggy ridge lines, and Cyprus-covered rolling hills to favorite secret spots. Along the way you’ll hear stories of intrepid explorers and settlers and indigenous people and creatures they met, sleep under the stars, and enjoy three-course gourmet meals
Day 5 | Arkaba Walk continued…
Day 6 | Arkaba Walk continued…
Day 7 | Unwind from your walk with a three-night stay at the luxurious The Louise, set in the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region. True aficionados can choose to design and craft their own chef’s knife with a local forger, or create their own signature blend of wine. You can take home a bottle and have the second bottle at dinner with a meal designed specifically to pair with your wine.
Day 8 | Join one the best sommeliers in the south of Australia on a full-day private tour through the Barossa Valley. You’ll go off-road to hidden cellars and taste regional wines made from grapes grown on some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world. While you sip, you’ll learn how the history of the region has influenced the local wine and food.
Day 9 | Enjoy a day of leisure to lounge around the beautiful grounds of The Louise or continue exploring the Barossa Valley.
Day 10 | Your journey ends with a scenic drive to Adelaide where you will board your international flight home.