Oz Odyssey FAQ

There are so many carriers and routes to Australia that we leave getting there to you so the Oz Odyssey does not include your air travel to and from Australia. This allows you to use your favorite airline miles, to plan your personal travel in Australia and the South Pacific and the options to stop off in Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand or Singapore.



Frequently Asked Questions - Australia Trip

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U.S. Citizens must have a valid U.S. Passport and a Visa to enter Australia.


NOTE: Regardless of nationality your Passport must be valid for at least six (6) months after arrival date in Australia. Click to apply or renew a U.S. Passport

U.S. Passport holders traveling to Australia for tourism for less than 90 days should obtain an Electronic Travel Authority which is an electronic Visa and can be obtained at the ETA website for a small service fee. Click to apply for an ETA Visa


U.S. issued American Express®, Visa, MasterCard® or Diners Club cards are honored throughout Australia however purchases with credit cards in Australia require the use of a personal identification number (PIN) instead of signatures to verify payments.

Your bank or card issuer will provide you with the PIN for your credit or debit card so make sure you have your PIN for each card you intend to use while in Australia.

The weather in mid-March is similar to California at the end of September with daily highs of 80 and lows of 60. There will be a 20% possibility of rain, so dress in "layers" for the trip as it is likely to be hot when you arrive.

Suggested items to pack include sunhat, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit and walking shoes or flats for the day trips.

Australians are casual by nature and easily accept typical U.S. clothing styles. The Aussie daytime dress code is smart casual with comfortable walking shoes. Jeans and shorts are quite acceptable.

Our evening restaurant dress code is again smart casual. Please no jeans, caps, coats or ties for the guys. Ladies, comfortable late summer chic with just a little jewelry.

Oz Odyssey travelers fly Qantas from Sydney to Adelaide. Qantas baggage restrictions are reasonably firm and you will be responsible for any of your own additional baggage charges.

In Cabin Baggage
  • Two bags of 41 inches; OR
  • one 41 inch bag plus one 73 inch garment bag; OR
  • one 45 inch bag all with a total weight allowance of 15 lbs each.
In Hold Baggage
  • 1 bag to a maximum size of 54 inches (case) and up to of 50 lbs weight.
Dimensions above are calculated by adding width, height and depth of the bag.

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The Oz Odyssey 2019 commences when you meet us at the Park Hyatt in Sydney on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 and ends in The Barossa Valley, South Australia nine days later on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

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Once you meet us in Sydney at the specified date and time we cover the Oz Odyssey trip, which concludes in Adelaide. From there you can depart for Sydney, Melbourne or New Zealand, stay in an Adelaide hotel for travel on to Kangaroo Island or pick up a rental car, etc., to continue the solo portion of your Australian vacation.

At the conclusion of the trip our driver will return you to Adelaide airport of if staying on in Adelaide please let us know the name of your destination hotel so our driver can take you there directly.
We take only nine couples from our Wine Club with us for Aussie fun, food and wine. To avoid any uncertainty with the fluctuating dollar we have established a fixed fee or $13,995 per couple (double occupancy) and a simple payment plan for the trip as follows:

♥   $4.665 Payable on application
♥   $4.665 Billed to Card September
♥   $4,665 Billed to Card November

The price includes all accommodation, meals, transfers, tips etc. within Australia for these eight days ending at our final destination of Adelaide. You are responsible for your own travel into Sydney where you will join the Oz Odyssey trip and for your travel out of Adelaide where the trip concludes.

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Join a small group of our wine club members to enjoy some of the finest food and wine that Australia has to offer in the company of others who share the same interests. Within Australia we will be joined by several of our Australian Sister Winery Club members, adding a local Australian perspective.

The trip is only open to eighteen people, generally nine couples - double occupancy and takes place in March each year so contact us as soon as possible to secure your place.

You need to be able to enjoy a wide range of foods and wines. For this reason we do not recommend our trip if you have any food allergies, are vegan or vegetarian or have any problem with tolerance to alcohol.

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