melbourne – adelaide


Your Tailored Itinerary
From Melbourne’s markets and museums to Adelaide’s dazzling dining scene...
Day 1–3
Fly from London to Melbourne with Singapore Airlines, in Economy. Visit the Queen Victoria Market and ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image).
Day 4–5
Drive to the Great Ocean Road; see the 12 Apostles.
Day 6–8
Drive back to Melbourne; fly to Adelaide; explore the laneways; visit the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Day 9–12
Explore Adelaide Hills. Visit Adelaide Central Market.
Day 13
Fly from Adelaide to London with Singapore Airlines, in Economy.
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Day one: Fly into Melbourne and check into The Cullen hotel, which pays tribute to the late Australian artist, Adam Cullen

Day two–three: Admire the city’s edible bounty at Queen Victoria Market (‘Queen Vic’ to the locals), which also has street-food stalls and pop-up bars to tempt you with. Potter around the cutting-edge Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), which hosts a series of dazzling exhibitions and events.

Day four–five: Find out why the Great Ocean Road is world-famous by borrowing wheels and going for a road trip. Bed down at design-led Drift House, in peaceful Port Fairy, and don’t miss the 12 Apostles: rugged limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park (if you’re lucky, you might spot a whale or two, too). Spend some time exploring pretty Port Fairy, too: stock up on antiques or try one of the local restaurants.

Day six–seven: Drive back to Melbourne, then hop on a plane to Adelaide (flight time: one hour, 20 minutes). Explore the city’s laneways, pausing in the bars and restaurants when you need refreshment.

Day eight: Learn about Australian (and global) art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, home to more than 38,000 works, including important contributions by indigenous artists.

Day nine–10: South Australia’s landscapes are a work of art in themselves: admire them on a scenic drive through the bucolic Adelaide Hills (pausing to pick up local wine from one of the excellent wineries). The Hills are less than half-an-hour from Adelaide by car. If you fancy more wine experiences and great dining head to Barossa Valley – one hour from Adelaide. Blend your own wine at Penfolds Cellar Door or taste your birthyear at Seppeltsfield.

Day 11–12: Adelaide Central Market is worth rambling around, especially if you have future picnics in mind; take your edible bounty to historic Port Adelaide, which was once just mangrove swamps and mud flats. (There are some well-preserved maritime pubs and hotels here, so come thirsty.) Round off your trip with a memorable meal at Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant, a 15-minute drive from the city. Unsurprisingly, the wines are as flawless as the food.

Day 13: Fly back to London from Adelaide.

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