Just Cruisin 7 Or 11 Day Best Of South Australia
- Price from:
- 3010 AUD /person
- +61 8 83239827
- +61 8 83239827
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 11 days
- Location Start:
- Adelaide metro
- Location Finish:
- Adelaide metro
- Start time:
- 06.30 am
- End time:
- 07.30 pm
- We Speak:
- Italian, French, English, German
Last updated: 11/17/2006
We spend 7 days touring South Australia's vast outback,Coober Pedy, Andamooka, Kangaroo Island and Flinders Ranges. A 4 day add on tour is available with this tour.
Depart Adelaide approximately 7:00AM for Kangaroo Island. We travel along some of South Australia's magnificent coastline to Cape Jervis where we board the Kangaroo Island Sealink to Penneshaw. On arrival we take some time discovering Penneshaw which is situated on the north-east coast of Kangaroo Island, offering a commanding view of the mainland just 18 kilometres away across Backstairs Passage. We now follow the coast to Kingscote. On the way to Kingscote is Prospect Hill. The hill is the highest point in the area and provides a marvellous view of Pelican Lagoon, the rolling hills and the Southern Ocean at Pennington Bay which is a wonderful surf beach. On a clear day looking north you can see Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills. We now head to the south coast of the island. It is now onto Seal Bay, a large sandy beach and dune area where Australian sea lions rest and nurse their young. We see these rare sea lions under the guidance of a National Parks Ranger. We walk on the beach within a few metres of the resting sea lions, basking in the sun. We now head to Little Sahara, an area of spectacular white sand dunes surrounded by bush vegetation. Climbing over the first ridge you are confronted by a second and much higher dune, which when scaled reveals more dunes flanked by bushland. Vivonne Bay is also visited and can only be described as stunningly beautiful. Vivonne Bay is the only safe harbour on the south coast of the island and is the base cray fishing and game fishing boats. Overnight Flinders Chase Farm.
Today we visit Flinders Chase National Park, one of Australia's largest covering 74,000 hectares. Here you will see many of the animals and birds you have come to see. At Rocky River it is possible to view koalas in the nearby trees. At Cape du Couedic we view the lighthouse which was constructed in 1906 and considered to be the islands finest structure. We then proceed down a walkway to Admirals Arch, the home to a colony of New Zealand Fur Seals. We travel east to Remarkable Rocks; a cluster of huge, weather sculptured granite boulders perched on a granite dome that swoops 75 metres to the sea. We now visit Parndana Wildlife Park (optional tour) where we see Kangaroo Island's largest privately owned collection of native animals and birds. We now take in the sights around Kingscote including Cygnet River and Duck Lagoon and Emu Bay. This long beach is one of the most popular spots on the island with safe clear water for swimming. We head to Penneshaw where we board the Kangaroo Island Sealink for trip back to Cape Jervis. We now head to McLaren Vale for overnight stay, arriving approximately 9:00PM. Overnight McLaren Vale Motel
After breakfast we head to Victor Harbor where we walk along historic causeway to Granite Island for a peaceful stroll. Our next stop is Goolwa. We return to the McLaren Vale Wine Region to visit some different wineries. While we are in McLaren Vale we visit Dridan Fine Arts and Fleurieu Showcase (one of South Australia's most respected galleries). Arriving at your accommodation at approximately 5:00PM. Also available today is a 2 hour surfing lesson with fully qualified instructors. (optional tour) Overnight McLaren Vale Motel.
Depart McLaren Vale for the Clare Valley approximately 8:00AM. The Clare Valley is a 90 minute drive north of Adelaide. Nestled among wooded hills, rolling vineyards and neat pastures, the region is renowned for for its historic towns, fertile soils and elegant wines that have a reputation for quality and character. Whilst we are in Clare we visit Seven Hill cellars, Jim Barry Winery and Skillogalee Wines where we have lunch. Several other wineries are visited depending on available time. Overnight Rising Sun Hotel in Auburn.
Depart 8:00AM for Wilpena Pound Resort via Burra and Hawker. From Hawker we visit Kanyaka ruins and Death Rock. If you are feeling energetic perhaps we can climb up to see the Yourambulla Caves, where we view Aboriginal rock painting. We spend tonight at Wilpena Resort.
After breakfast we have a peaceful bushwalk to Wangarra Lookouts and the Hill Homestead. After our walk we visit Sacred Canyon and Arkaroo Rock (optional) which are major Aboriginal Art sites. We then travel the geological trail through the Brachina Gorge. This gorge traces the geological history of the area for hundreds of million years. Our next stop is the Prairie Hotel at Parachilna where we taste some Aussie tucker. Blinman is our next destination before returning to Wilpena Resort.
Depart Wilpena Resort approximately 9:00AM for Adelaide via Hawker and Quorn. At Port Augusta we explore the Flinders Ranges and Outback in Wadlata Outback Centre's Tunnel of Time. We discover its origins, the Aboriginal Dreaming, European settlement and much more. From Port Augusta we head to Adelaide on Highway 1. Arrive Adelaide approximately 6:00PM
OPTIONAL TOUR ADD ON;
DAY 7: After breakfast we head to William Creek via Marree and the Oodnadatta Track. At William Creek: the worlds most isolated pub, you can indulge in a well-deserved Australian beer. The most important claim to fame for William Creek is that it is the smallest town in Australia and that it is located on the worlds largest cattle station (Anna Creek Station) which is 32,500 square kilometres. We can walk along the old Ghan Railway Line to the bridge at Breakfast Time Creek This is a land of contrasts. There's red gibber plains stretching to the horizon, mound springs (we visit Bubbler Springs and Blanche Cup Springs) which create bush oases and wetlands, red gum lined creeks and vast areas of grey salt bush and spiky spinifex. Remnants of the old Ghan Railway are abundant along the Oodnadatta Track. An optional flight over Lake Eyre North and South is available (own expense). Lake Eyre North which covers 8430 square kilometres, is 144 kilometres long and 77 kilometres wide is by far the larger of the two lakes. The creek like Goyder Channel joins Lake Eyre South to Lake Eyre North, which at its narrowest is only 150 metres wide. At the lakes lowest point it is 15.2 metres below sea level and drains more than one sixth of the continent. Overnight William Creek Hotel.
Today we head to Coober Pedy in the heart of South Australia's vast outback; it is an opal wonderland. We spend some time visiting mines and interpretive centres which a great insight into the town and its mining operations. There are more than 30 opal shops in Coober Pedy if you like to purchase some opal. The town takes its name from the Aboriginal word Kupa (uninitiated man or white man) and Piti (hole).We also visit the Breakaway's Reserve and Moon Plain before we head back to Coober Pedy via the dingo fence ( the worlds longest fence, 5300km long). We spend tonight in The Underground Motel .
Depart Coober Pedy approximately 10:00AM for the opal mining town of Andamooka via Woomera and Roxby Downs. After lunch we visit Woomera. This outback town was established in 1947 as a site for the launching of experimental rockets. Attractions include Woomera Heritage Centre and Missile Park displaying examples of rockets, aircraft and weapons associated with the testing range. Overnight Andamooka or Roxby Downs.
After breakfast we visit Andamooka we for a tour of this incredible last frontier town. The opal is mined 3 to 10 metres down on the ancient sea bed of 1.8 million to 70 million years ago. From 24 separate fields, opalised shells, stones and dinosaur bones are still being brought to the surface. In Andamooka we see how wide the range of opal can be in the many showrooms. We also take a trip to see the shimmering - white salt of Lake Torrens (time permitting). We can also take a tour, learn about mining, and go noodling. We also see the sights of Roxby Downs with an optional tour of Olympic Dam Mine. Overnight Andamooka or Roxby Downs.
Depart Roxby Downs approximately 7:00AM for Adelaide via Port Augusta. We follow the Stuart (Explorer) Highway south revisiting Port Augusta on our return to Adelaide. Arriving at your accommodation approximately 6:00PM.
- Inclusions -
- entries as stated on itinerary
- Exclusions -
- mobile phone calls
- Extras -
- COST PER PERSON 97 DAY TOUR): $3010:00 (including GST) minimum 2 passengers
COST PER PERSON (11 DAY TOUR): $4750:00 (MINIMUM 2 PASSENGERS
TOUR INCLUDES: Ferry ticket, Accommodation (twin share) Flinders Chase Farm, McLaren Vale, Auburn and Wilpena Resort, breakfasts, morning & afternoon teas, Evening meals, entry Wadlata Outback Centre.
NOT INCLUDED: Lunches, Optional tours & mobile phone calls.
TOUR CONDITIONS: 'JUST CRUISIN' reserve the right to alter or modify itinerary if prevailing weather, road conditions or adverse conditions require such change.
BOOKING CONDITIONS: A deposit of 20% is required to confirm your reservation. Balance is payable 21 days prior to departure.
CANCELLATIONS: Must be made 14 days prior to departure or full deposit is forfeited.
DON'T FORGET: Your camera, good walking shoes and hats. Please limit luggage to a small bag, and most of all don't forget your sense of adventure. It is suggested that sickness, accident & personal liability insurance be taken out.
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