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Eyre Peninsula, Flinders Ranges & Barossa Valley in Diamond Class

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Take a Great Australian Bight out of this tour to the Eyre Peninsula staying in Port Lincoln and Streaky Bay and tasting freshly shucked Coffin Bay Oysters. Discover maritime history, learn about aquaculture industries, unveil the secrets of Seppeltsfield Winery in the Barossa, and soar above Wilpena Pound on a scenic flight as we dive into South Australia.

Duration Duration:

10 days

Price From From

$4,550pp (AUD)

Departs Departure Dates:

21st November 2020

Location Departure Location:
Flights arrive into Adelaide

Location Return Location:
Flights depart Adelaide

Pricing

Twin Share
$4550pp
Sole Use
$5445pp
$1,000pp non-refundable

Itinerary (Flights arrive into Adelaide - Flights depart Adelaide)

Day 1    (D) Adelaide

plane

Flights arrive in Adelaide where we board the coach and make our way to the Mount Lofty Ranges for spectacular views of the city from Mount Lofty Summit. Re-boarding we make our way to the German village of Hahndorf to spend time exploring the town independently discovering nic nac shops with arts and crafts. We then make our way to Adelaide to check-in to our accommodation for the night

1 Night Stay: Rydges Adelaide

Day 2    (B,L,D) Port Augusta

indigenous

Our adventure today begins by heading north breaking for lunch in Port Broughton before continuing on through Port Pirie arriving at Port Augusta where we visit the Wadlata Outback Centre’s ‘Tunnel of Time’. Learn about the origins of the outback; hear Aboriginal stories, tales of pioneer explorers and settlers. We then make our way to our accommodation for an overnight stay.

1 Night Stay: Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta

Day 3    (B,L,D) Port Lincoln

eco

Today we head to Whyalla on the Spencer Gulf taking a a guided tour of the ‘One Steel’ Steelworks operations, followed by a local sight-seeing tour. See ‘The Loaded Dog’ of Henry Lawson fame and visit ‘Hummock Hill’ for panoramic views of Whyalla, Spencer Gulf, Southern Flinders Ranges and Middleback Ranges. This afternoon we listen to an informative talk and see a collection of local Jade. We finish our afternoon at Port Lincoln where we check-in to our accommodation.

3 Night Stay: Ocean View Balcony Rooms, Port Lincoln Hotel, Port Lincoln

Day 4    (B,L,D) Port Lincoln

cruise eco foodwine heritage

Today we join Adventure Bay Cruises for a 2 hour seafood bay cruise, learning about tuna farming and aquaculture industries, along with witnessing the sealion population on Donnington Island. Next we visit Boston Bay Wines for lunch and a presentation from the comical chef. This afternoon we visit the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum celebrating the lives of Finnish boat builders Axel Stenross and Frank Laskso.

Day 5    (B,L,D) Port Lincoln

cruise eco foodwine

Enjoy a morning travelling the scenic route along Whalers Way, where we travel to the tip of the Eyre Peninsula which showcases sensational coastal views. After lunch we venture to Coffin Bay taking the ‘Short and Sweet Oyster Farm Tour’ experience. Learn the history of oyster farming from the farmer himself along the way. 6 freshly shucked oysters are included in the tour price, and for true oyster lovers who want to indulge in a few more fresh morsels extra oysters will also be available for purchase during the tour. **Please note: For those who do not eat oysters, there is no alternative offered. This is part of the tour experience.

Day 6    (B,L,D) Streaky Bay

eco heritage

Today we visit The Old Mill and take a drive along foreshore of Port Lincoln, and viewing the statue of Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva. Next we head to Elliston, known for its rugged coastline and pristine beaches. A local guide will join us to give commentary whilst we drive along the Great Ocean View, a section of cliff top roadway with remarkable views of the Great Australian Bight and Waterloo Bay. We continue on to Murphy’s Haystacks, an unusually shaped set of granite outcrops estimated to be nearly 1500 million years old. Next we visit Point Labatt, home to the only permanent colony of sea lions on the Australian mainland. We venture on to Streaky Bay on the Great Australian Bight.

1 Night Stay: Streaky Bay Hotel

Day 7    (B,L,D) Port Augusta

eco

Heading east we pass through Poochera, then on to Minnipa, gateway to the Gawler Ranges and home to Pildappa Rock, an impressive granite outcrop that rivals the famous ‘Wave Rock’ in Western Australia. Next stop is Mt Wudinna, Australia’s largest monolith after Uluru, before making our way to Kimba, the halfway point across Australia. We visit the ‘Big Galah’ before finishing our day at The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden at Port Augusta.

1 Night Stay: Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta

Day 8    (B,L,D) Wilpena Pound

heritage indigenous scenicflight

Today we head into the Flinders Ranges travelling via Quorn arriving at Wilpena Pound Resort, in the heart of the Flinders Ranges. It is a natural amphitheatre of mountains and is a true representation of real Australian Outback. The best way to see Ikara and the grandeur of the Flinders Ranges is from the air. We take to the skies on a 20-minute scenic flight where you will truly appreciate the vastness of this formation.

1 Night Stay: Wilpena Pound Resort
**Accommodation at Wilpena Pound is en-suited, comfortable and basic.

Day 9    (B,L,D) Barossa Valley

foodwine heritage

Departing Wilpena Pound we make our way to Hawker to visit the gallery of local artist Jeff Morgan to witness the ‘Wilpena Panorama’. From here we make our way via Jamestown, to Seppeltsfield Winery in the Barossa Valley. We take a guided tour joining one of the wine educators for a behind the scenes look through the estate’s treasure trove of historical buildings. Learn of the Seppelt family history and their profound influence on the Australian wine industry. Tour starts on the Homestead veranda and takes in the distillery and underground cellar.

1 Night Stay: Novotel, Barossa Valley

Day 10    (B) Adelaide

heritage plane

Discover the amazing Whispering Wall, over 110 years old and unique because of its musical abilities. From here we visit The Herbig Family Tree, a large hollow red gum which was home of Friedrich Herbig 1855 -1858. We then make our way to Adelaide airport for our respective flights home. **Lunch is at own expense today.

Tour Inclusions

  • Return economy class flights to Adelaide ex Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne
  • Opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach touring
  • Mount Lofty; Hahndorf
  • 1 night Adelaide
  • 2 nights Port Augusta
  • Whyalla steelworks tour
  • Cowell Jade Centre
  • 3 nights Port Lincoln; Whalers Way
  • Seafood adventure bay cruise
  • Boston Bay Wines
  • Port Lincoln Tour; Coffin Bay Oyster tour
  • Axel Stenross Maritime Museum
  • Murphy’s Haystacks; Point Labatt Sea Lions
  • 1 night Streaky Bay
  • Minnipa and Pildappa Rock
  • Mt Wudinna; Kimba; ‘Big Galah’
  • 1 night Barossa Valley
  • 1 night Wilpena Pound with scenic flight
  • Hawker; Seppeltsfield Winery
  • Whispering Wall; The Herbig Family Tree
  • 26 meals
  • ‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner **(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited)

Additional Information

Non-refundable deposit of $1000pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation. N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach and air components. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot guarantee direct flights or book individual preferences.

INCLUDED MEALS

B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

Flight Included
Cruise/Boat
Scenic Flight
Heritage
Eco Experience
Indigenous Experience
Food & Wine
Eco Certified Advanced

Active

Passengers must be able to:

  • Walk 20 min without stopping
  • Ascend stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 45 min without sitting
  • Walk over uneven ground
  • Embark/debark transport unaided
  • Manage their own luggage

See our terms for more details

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