Hello! Below is a first draft of an itinerary for Christmastime. We will be a family group of 5 traveling together: my husband and I and his brother, wife, and 5-year-old son. My husband and I will be in Fiji for a week prior, so we shouldn't be terribly jetlagged, but the other 3 will be just be arriving our first morning on a marathon flight from SFO-LAX-SYD-ADL.
We are very interested in wildlife and want to visit a few places in Adelaide before heading to Kangaroo Island. The adults are also interested in some wine tasting. My husband and I love the shiraz and other reds from McLaren Vale and Barossa. D'Arenberg and Two Hands are must-visits, as is Penfolds...we actually don't drink much Penfolds, but we really want to do the tour where we get to make our own blends. :)
Please let me know this itinerary makes sense and if you have any further tips or suggestions. I also have a few specific questions that I'll ask in my itinerary and a couple of general questions after:
Arrive Brisbane around lunchtime
Check into hotel
Adelaide Hills wine region
Cleland Wildlife Park
Hahndorf & other kid-friendly stops
Question: Any way to make this day out fairly kid-friendly?
Spend day at Glenelg beach?
Question: What will be open on Christmas Day? What are our options for activities?
Question: Another day in Adelaide? Or do we want an extra day on Kangaroo Island?
Check out of Adelaide accommodation
Drive through McLaren Vale and on to Port Jervis
Ferry to Kangaroo Island
Fly from KI to ADL at 8 am
Fly ADL to SYD
Looking for a rental car to pick up in Adelaide on 22 Dec and return in Kingscote on 30 Dec, all we're finding is Hertz. The other major chains appear to have no availability. Are there perhaps a couple of local car hire options a well?
Is the Intercontinental the nicest hotel in Adelaide? The TA reviews are mixed, but we're not seeing anything that looks better...
Many thanks!!Edited: 15 April 2013, 23:31