Discover the Hidden Secrets of Beautiful South Australia!
Day 1 Monday 16th April 18 SWAN HILL - BERRI
Welcome aboard our tour of the Eyre Peninsula, the forgotten Corner of South Australia. We enjoy morning tea at Echuca and lunch at Swan Hill. We travel through the Mallee Region and Hattah National Park to Red Cliffs. After our afternoon tea we continue along the Sturt Highway, crossing the South Australia Border, continue to Berri where we settle in for our overnight stay at the Berri Hotel.
Day 2 Tuesday 17th LOXTON - KADINA
This morning after a hearty breakfast we travel through the Riverland Country and onto Waikerie and Morgan the starting point for the Whyalla Pipeline. Travel through Eudunda, Saddleworth and Auburn. After lunch we make our way through the beautiful Clare Valley where we visit the oldest winery in the Clare Valley, Sevenhills Cellars for a self guided tour and tasting. We explore the mining towns of Wallaroo and Moonta, rich in Cornish history. Continue to Kadina where we relax for our Overnight Stay at hte Kadina Gateway Motor Inn.
Day 3 Wednesday 18th KADINA - PORT LINCOLN
This morning we travel via Port Augusta and continue to Lucky Bay where we visit Turner Aqua oysters with the chance to sample an oyster. We continue south along the Lincoln Highway to Port Lincoln, where we settle in for the next two nights at the Port Lincoln Hotel. (Please note if the SeaSA ferry restarts we will travel across the Spencer Gulf by ferry to Lucky Bay instead of going via Port Augusta.)
Day 4 Thursday 19th DISCOVER PORT LINCOLN
After breakfast this morning we head south for one of the most spectatcular coastal drives, Whalers Way. Whalers Way offers sensational cpastal views from the very tip of the Peninsula. After lunch we do a city highlights tour by a local guide before embarking on an Aquaculture Bay Cruise which includes visiting a range of farms such as Kingfish and Abalone farms. We return to our motel, with time to freshen up before dinner.
Day 5 Friday 20th THE WEST COAST - MURPHYS HAYSTACKS
Today after a hearty breakfast we make our way to Coffin Bay, located on the shores of one of the most beautiful estuaries in Australia, surrounded by National Parks. We enjoy a brief stop for morning tea, before continuing along the Flinders Highway to Ellison. We have a chance to admire this stunning area, particularly the appropriately named Great Ocean View, a section of cliff top roadway with some breathtaking views of the Great Australian Bight and Waterloo Bay. We stop at the geological wonder, Murphys Haystacks a great photo opportunity. This afternoon we make our way to Streaky Bay, where we settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Streaky Bay Community Hotel.
Day 6 Saturday 21st STREAKY BAY - GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT
This morning we visit Point Labatt, an isolated and beautiful place, home to a colony of Australian Sea Lions. From the lookout on top of the cliffs we can view the seals basking in the sun on the rocks below. The views along the coast and into the Great Australian Bight are sensational. From Point Labatt we return to the Flinders Highway and then travel inland to Minnipa. We visit nearby Pildappa Rock, a large piece of granite that has been exposed over time by erosion. Pildappa Rock features long wave formations rivalling those of Western Australias Wave Rock. We farewell this remote, yet fascinating part of the Eyre Peninsula. This afternoon we travel via Kimba and the Iron Knob to Port Augusta. We settle in for Two Nights at the Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta.
Day 7 Sunday 22nd PORT AUGUSTA - WHYALLA - THE EAST COAST
This morning we head to the individual city of Whyalla, the gateway to the Eyre Peninsula and visit Whyalla Visitors Information Centre where we have a guided tour of HMAS Whyalla, the largest land locked ship in Australia. We then do a guided tour of STEELWORKS. We enjoy a tour of the town before we have a picnic lunch. This afternoon we return to Port Augusta with time to visit the Australia Arid Botanical Gardens. We return to the motel with time to relax before dinner.
Day 8 Monday 23rd PORT
AUGUSTA - MILDURA
This morning after breakfast we make our way through Crystal Brook to Burra for a tour of this historic township. The contrasting architecture reflecting Irish, English, Cornish and European influences is unique. From Burra we travel to Morgan, situated on the Murray River. Then we make our way to Mildura. We settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Quality Resort Inlander, Mildura.
Day 9 Tuesday 24th MILDURA - HOME
Today we travel to Swan Hill for lunch and past the chain of lakes. Travel the Murray Valley Highway to Echuca
where we enjoy afternoon tea with time to reflect on our tour having seen some
wonderful sights of South Australias Hidden Secret on the Eyre
Cost: Full Fare $2450 Single Option $620