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LOCAL ESCAPES

Dream, Plan, Discover Local

Everything you know and love about Insight, you can now access in your own backyard with our new carefully curated Local Escapes collection with trips throughout Australia!

These close to home, shorter trips, are designed to take you behind the scenes to sample local produce, uncover the best wineries, and enjoy meaningful interactions with local suppliers who need it most.

Local Escapes will have a maximum of 22 guests, which allows for staggered seating on the coach and comfortable physical distancing. Travelling solo? We guarantee you your own double seat throughout your journey. We also have new measures in place to elevate our already high hygiene standards and protocols.

Whether you choose to explore lesser known regions or want to tick off the well-known sights, let our passionate Travel Directors and Local Experts help you discover more of Australia.

Explore our new Local Escapes itineraries!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Tasmania Insight

INSIGHT CHOICE

In Hobart, choose between a visit to the Derwent Estate and sample their signature wines at the historic Limestone cottage cellar door. Alternatively, visit the iconic Museum of New and Old Art (MONA), a privately funded collection by David Walsh.

Tasmania Top Rate

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHT

Visit the charming Craigie Knowe Winery, the East Coast’s oldest winery and enjoy a tasting of local wines and seasonal lunch.

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TOP RATED HIGHLIGHT

Enjoy a night deep in the heart of tranquil Freycinet National Park, enjoy your premium hotels facilities or walk to nearby Honeymoon Beach. Join your new friends for a BBQ dinner as you take in the views over the magnificent Coles Bay.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Adelaide 1

INSIGHT EXPERIENCE

Visit one of Australia's oldest wineries, Seppetfield Estate, founded in 1851 by Joseph Ernst Seppelt, well known for its signature wine, the 100-year-old Para Tawny. Upon arrival take a private tour with a Local Expert and discover a vibrant Barossa community of wine, food, art and beauty.

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AUTHENTIC DINING

Enjoy a specially prepared three-course lunch at the d'Arenberg Estate, a spectacular and iconic architectural wonder. The opportunity to dine at the estate is truly a rare and special one. The cube-shaped building consists of five levels, all carefully designed to entice and excite the senses. It includes features such as a wine sensory room, a virtual fermenter, a 360 degree video room, and many other tactile experiences.

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TOP RATED HIGHLIGHT

Sample delicious wines at the Gemtree vineyard, in the McLaren Vale, where locals Melissa and Mike have successfully implemented sustainability and biodynamics in their day-to-day practices. Sit back and relax whilst your driver takes you from point A to B in comfort and style.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Perth 1

AUTHENTIC DINING

Visit another iconic stop in the Margaret River Region, Voyager Estate. Here, enjoy a four course long-lunch created using the freshest local produce. Each dish is specially chosen and inspired by the wines whilst celebrating the local produce of the region.

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INSIGHT EXPERIENCES

Spend the morning at one of the most prestigious wineries in the Margaret River region, Leeuwin Estate. The family winery produces many award-winning, world ranked wines each year. The Estate is the perfect location for a tasting of the famous Margaret River wine, matched with delicious canapes.

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INSIGHT CHOICE

Explore picturesque Rottnest Island OR experience a guided foodie walking tour of Fremantle.

*While International travel between New Zealand and Australia is now possible, both governments advise you to exercise increased caution when travelling to and around NZ/Australia. While the COVID-19 risk to you may be considered low, outbreaks can occur and authorities could implement measures at short notice, which may impact your ability to move freely. It is possible that either government could close borders with limited notice, which may cause disruption to your travel. This is at your own risk, and cannot be the responsibility of Insight Vacations.

If you are forced to cancel your trip within 30 days of departure due to COVID restrictions (government imposed hotspots or being considered a close contact) Insight Vacations will waive our cancellation fees and the money will be put into an FTC so you can move to another departure of your choice.

Further conditions may apply. For booking conditions contact an Insight Vacations Expert on 1800 001 778.

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