Itinerary Highlights

  • Enjoy three nights at Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island (main picture) including tours to Seal Bay and Flinders Chase National Park
  • Sample some of Australia's premier wines in the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley wine regions
  • Explore the remote Eyre Peninsula, Coffin Bay and Lincoln National Park renowned for its abundance of native wildlife
  • Experience the rugged outback at South Australia's Flinders Ranges, formed 800 million years ago
  • Best time to travel October - May

What's Included

  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Car Hire
  • International Flights
17 nights from £7,825 per person

Clare

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect Australasia holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Discover South Australia's Wilderness, Outback and Wine Regions on this 17-night tailormade holiday. Sample some of South Australia’s premier wines in the Barossa and Clare Valley wine regions, from full-bodied Shiraz to delicate Rieslings.

Experience Kangaroo Island with Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island, where over a third of the island is covered in protected nature reserves that are brimming with native wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and sea-lions. Wild landscapes abound in South Australia; from the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral Arch at Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island to the gentle rolling hills and vineyards of South Australia’s wine regions.

Enjoy a wildlife and ocean adventure in South Australia's remote Eyre Peninsula, renowned for it abundance in birdlife and ocean creatures. Travel by 4WD to Baird's Bay and Coffin Bay in search of native wildlife, learn about the regions oyster farming industry and head off-shore to swim with Australian sea-lions and bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat.

Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound provide a true Australian outback adventure, with 4WD drive tours to remote towns and gorges, mountain bike trails, bush-walks, cultural Aboriginal experiences and scenic flights over the remote and rugged landscape.

Itinerary

After arriving at Adelaide’s international airport, collect your rental vehicle and make your way to your hotel in the heart of Adelaide. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the city or take the tram to Glenelg, a favourite seaside destination for visitors and locals alike.
Spend the day exploring Adelaide’s city centre, museums and galleries, or take a guided foodie tour through Adelaide’s Central Market, choose from an early morning breakfast tour or a delicious lunch tour. After a day exploring the city’s attractions, sample Adelaide’s buzzing bars and eateries in Adelaide’s Laneways and East End.
Staying at   Sofitel Adelaide
Embark on a 3-hour paddle through a 10,000-year-old mangrove forest among migrating and native dolphins. Encounter wildlife, and shipwrecks, and delve into local Aboriginal stories. This extraordinary experience offers unparalleled sightings and unrivalled dolphin feeding grounds with abundant seagrass, salt marsh, tidal flats, and creeks. You will be kayaking through a wildlife sanctuary where the animals are free to come and go as they please.
Staying at   Sofitel Adelaide
A short flight from Adelaide is Kangaroo Island, Australia's third largest Island after Tasmania and Melville Island. Over a third of the island is protected in nature reserves and is home to native wildlife like the rare Australian sea lion, Kangaroo Island kangaroos, koala, echidna, tammar wallaby and long-nosed fur seal. On arrival at Kingscote Airport you are transferred to Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island for your three night Kangaroo Island adventure.
Enjoy a full day of adventure discovery why Kangaroo Island is known as Australia's Galapagos Islands. Explore Seal Bay Conservation Park, home to endangered Australian sea lions. Your certified guide will lead you on an hour-long beach walk amid the dunes. Indulge in Vivonne Bay's famous whiting burgers before heading to Flinders Chase National Park. Here, you can marvel at rejuvenated bushlands, Remarkable Rocks' striking formations, and the wildlife-rich landscapes of Cape Du Couedic, Weirs Cove, and Admirals Arch. Encounter native species like seals, echidnas, and Kangaroo Island's distinct kangaroos. Conclude with a beach stop before returning to Sea Dragon.
Kangaroo Island is known not only for its wildlife but also for its organic and artisan products. Today tour some of the island's premium offerings beginning at Kangaroo Island Olives, discovering the rich history of Ligurian Olive Trees. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery for tea and insights into their pure Australian products. Delve into the world of Ligurian Honey production before culminating at Kangaroo Island Spirits, Australia’s oldest Gin Distillery. Enjoy guided tours, tastings, and lunch amidst native botanicals. Return to Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island to enjoy the views and secluded beach.
Port Lincoln
Fly to Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula via Adelaide. On arrival you are met by your Australian Coastal Safaris guide to embark on your Wildlife and Ocean Encounters Tour. The first stop is Big Swamp, a haven with seasonal lakes, ancient Red Gum forests, and diverse wildlife including the Emu Wren and Western Whipbird. Explore Coffin Bay's stunning landscapes, renowned for world-class oysters and unique biodiversity. Delve into an hour-long tour learning about Pacific and Native Angasi Oysters from a farmer. Savor freshly shucked oysters and conclude with a visit to Coffin Bay National Park, offering encounters with diverse birdlife, mammals, reptiles, and marine species amidst breathtaking scenery. Overnight at Port Lincoln Hotel.
Today is all about the coastline and ocean. On your way to Baird Bay you will be stopping at scenic spots like Elliston and Venus Bay for breathtaking coastal views. Board the 'Neo-phocus' for a short journey to swim among Australian Sea-lions and encounter native birds on Jones Island. Dive into deeper waters to swim with Bottlenose dolphins, experiencing their lightning-fast presence up close. Enjoy lunch at Baird Bay before returning to Port Lincoln, visiting Talia caves and Cummings Monument for awe-inspiring vistas of the Great Australian Bight's rugged cliffs. Overnight at Port Lincoln Hotel.
Explore Tulka's coastal beauty, observing diverse birdlife like Emu Wrens and seabirds. Lincoln National Park offers cliff vistas for spotting Osprey, Sea-Eagles, and Harriers. Encounter a variety of bird species at Memory Cove before choosing to stroll Surfleet Cove or hike to Stamford Hill Lookout. Visit Mikkira Station to witness wild Koalas amid historical landscapes, sharing space with kangaroos, emus, and rare birdlife. Enjoy local delights while basking in nature's symphony at day's end. Overnight at Port Lincoln Hotel.
Barossa Valley
On arrival back at Adelaide Airport, collect your rental vehicle and enjoy a scenic drive to Barossa Valley. One of Australia's premier wine-growing regions, Barossa has many more attractions, including the Lyndoch Lavender Farm where you can purchase lavender items including body care products, linen sprays and gourmet food like lavender honey and chutney.
Barossa Valley
Soar over Lyndoch and the Barossa Valley's western ridge on this spectacular 20-minute helicopter flight. Witness the sprawling plains, vineyard contours, and Seppeltsfield Winery. Spot Maggie Beer’s farm, Penfold’s Winery, and Chateau Tanunda's historic buildings from above. Admire Jacob’s Winery's colossal wine tanks before gliding south to explore the Barossa's scenic wonders, including the Goldfields and the Whispering Wall. Return to base after an unforgettable aerial journey.
Barossa Valley
Discover boutique wineries away from the crowds, savoring the region's renowned Shiraz and red blends on this 6.5 hour small group tour! You will experience the Best of Barossa, visiting four unique wineries, led by passionate guides to enrich your wine expertise. Enjoy a scenic lunch amidst vineyards, relishing a chef-curated seasonal menu. After indulging in a day filled with exquisite wines and stunning views you will conclude your tour with a transfer to your Barossa Valley accommodation.
Flinders Ranges
We suggest travelling to Wilpena Pound via Clare Valley and Orroroo. The Clare Valley wine region is famed for its magnificent Rieslings. Orroroo is a typical outback town where you can take in panoramic views from Tank Hill lookout. Pass through the historic outback town of Hawker, and if it’s open, stop for lunch at the original Ghan Railway Station, now the Old Ghan Restaurant and Gallery. Arrive in time for Rawnsley Park Station's Sunset on the Chase.
Flinders Ranges
Soar beyond Wilpena Pound on a scenic flight to witness the expansive Western Plains, Parachilna township, Parachilna Gorge, Blinman township, Copper Mine, Bunkers Range, and the Skytrek 4WD track. Behold the breathtaking Ikara-Flinders Ranges, showcasing a vivid tapestry of colors and textures in this ancient, stunning landscape.
Flinders Ranges
Embark on the Full Day Central Flinders Explorer through time on this scenic tour. Witness stunning vistas of Wilpena Pound and Bunyeroo Valley en route to Bunyeroo Gorge. Discover ancient fossils in Brachina Gorge and spot elusive yellow-footed rock wallabies amidst impressive rock formations. Traverse Parachilna Gorge to Blinman for an Aboriginal culture stop at Wadna art shop. Catch sight of the Great Wall of China on the return to Rawnsley Park Station. An immersive adventure packed with natural wonders and cultural insights awaits.
Adelaide Hills
Return to Adelaide Hills via South Australia’s ports. The first is Port Augusta, the crossroads of Australia where the roads from Adelaide, Flinders Ranges, Perth and Alice Springs intersect. Historic Port Pirie has several heritage-listed sites including the Victorian pavilion-style Port Pirie National Trust Museum
Enjoy a day of relaxation at the historic boutique Mount Lofty House. This romantic property is set on 30 acres of grounds, ideal for a lunchtime picnic. Laze by the outdoor pool, book a soothing massage at the Gatekeepers Day Spa or admire the artwork by Stephen Trebilcock & Steven Griguol on display throughout the property. Overnight at Mount Lofty House
Today return your rental vehicle to Adelaide Airport in time for your flight back to the UK.

Clare

Travel Specialist

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