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Exceptional South Australia

  • Available from: September 01 2019 - March 21 2020

From: $3,699 USD

Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights

Type: Groups, Private Charter, Shared.

Interests: Birds, Fish & Marine Invertebrates, Land Mammals & Marsupials, Marine Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians.

Renowned for its award-winning wineries and exceptional wildlife experiences, discover the best of South Australia on 8-day vacation. Savor the varietals of wine as you explore McLaren Vale; explore the ‘zoo without fences’, Kangaroo Island and discover jewel on the Eyre Peninsula, Port Lincoln.

  • Experience Kangaroo Island's iconic landscapes including Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and Cape du Couedic.

  • Encounter Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos, endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos, Short-beaked Echidnas, Australian Sea-lions, Long-nosed Fur-seals and a myriad of birds.

  • Tour the Lincoln National and Coffin Bay National Parks, Big Swamp, Mikkira Station and Mount Dutton Bay Conservation Park and enjoy seafood from Pt Lincoln; the seafood capital of Australia.

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Black-out dates may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Prices are current at time of posting (8/7/2019) and may differ when you book your travel. Port Lincoln Encounters depart Monday and Thursday. Private touring rates available, please ask for rates. Please call for our current pricing and itinerary details. California CST: 2076233-40, Washington ID: 601 684 531, LA-1282498.

Itinerary

Tour day-by-day

  • Adelaide & McLaren Vale

    Day 1: On arrival at Adelaide Airport, transfer to your accommodation for a two-night stay. The remainder of your day is free to explore Adelaide at your leisure. 

    Day 2: Get ready for a day of wine tasting in the stunning McLaren Vale. Enjoy the beautiful coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsular with its glistening vistas of Gulf St Vincent and pristine beaches. The region excels in many varietals of wine from Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Spanish and Italian varieties. Pass through rolling vistas of vineyards to visit up to four picturesque wineries in the Vale', each one steeped in history with friendly knowledgeable staff, happy to guide you through each wine tasting experience. Enjoy a delicious Restaurant lunch with a glass of wine is included.

  • Kangaroo Island

    Day 3: Transfer to Adelaide Airport for your flight to Kingscote, Kangaroo Island. On arrival, meet your guide for a full day of touring which combines a range of wildlife encounters on the island. Travel through some of the Island's best farming country to the North Coast and visit the habitat of the world's rarest cockatoo. Seek out wallabies and kangaroos in the wild before enjoying a delicious seafood barbecue lunch. Visit Seal Bay where you can walk amongst the Australian Sea Lions with your guide. Explore more of the island before being set down at your accommodation for an overnight stay.

    Day 4: After breakfast travel to Flinders Chase National Park, which provides a breeding habitat for the rare Cape Barren Goose and is also home to a wide variety of wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, possums, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus and a myriad of bird species. Visit Remarkable Rocks, huge natural granite sculptures, Admirals Arch a spectacular coastal grotto and a New Zealand fur seal colony before enjoying an elegant picnic lunch in the bush. After lunch, get off the beaten path and explore some of the lesser known places before transferring to Kingscote for your return flight to Adelaide. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Port Lincoln & Eyre Peninsula

    Day 5-6: Transfer to Adelaide Airport for your flight to Port Lincoln before spending two full days exploring the likes of Big Swamp (freshwater) Wetlands, Coffin Bay National Park, Avoid Bay, Mount Dutton Bay Conservation Park, Port Lincoln National Park, and Mikkira Station where an incredible diversity of environments is also home to some of Australia’s rare, endangered and vulnerable wildlife. Your tour also includes a visit to an oyster farm, where you’ll learn about, and sample, fresh Pacific and Native Agassi Oysters including the farming practices involved in growing, harvesting and processing this valuable marine mollusc. Look forward to encountering wildlife such as western grey kangaroos, emus and koalas.

    An optional Great White Shark cage dive is available.

    Inclusions

    Three nights Adelaide, Sage Hotel Adelaide, including breakfast
    Full-day McLaren Vale Winery Experience
    Two-day/one-night Kangaroo Island in Style including:
    One-nights accommodation, Aurora Ozone Hotel
    Return flights from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
    Two-full days of touring
    Meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 2
    Two night/two-day Port Lincoln Wildlife Encounter including
    Three nights Port Lincoln Hotel
    Airport arrival transfer
    Two days touring including an Oyster Farm tour and tasting
    Daily lunches while on tour
    National Park entry fee
    Continental breakfast daily
    Round-trip airfare from Adelaide to Port Lincoln
    Round-trip airport/hotel transfers in Adelaide

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