Day 1- Monday 20th September ‘21 SWAN
HILL – BERRI (L, D)
aboard our tour of the Eyre Peninsula, the Forgotten Corner of South
Australia. We enjoy morning tea at Echuca and lunch at The Commercial
Hotel, 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 Australian border, continue to Berri
where we settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Berri Motel.
Day 2 – Tuesday 21st LOXTON – KADINA (B,D)
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, Seven hills 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
the Kadina Gateway Motor Inn.
3 – Wednesday 22nd KADINA – PORT LINCOLN (B,D)
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
23rd DISCOVER PORT LINCOLN (B,L,D)
breakfast this morning we head south for one of the most spectacular coastal drives
– Whalers Way. Whalers Way offers
sensational coastal views from the very tip of the Peninsula. We head into town
for a delicious lunch at the Beer Garden. 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 24th THE WEST COAST (B,L,D)
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, Murphy’s 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.
6- Saturday 25th GREAT AUSTRALIAN BRIGHT (B,
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 out 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
Australia’s Wave Rock. We farewell this
remote, yet fascinating part of the Eyre Peninsula. This afternoon we travel via Kimba and
Iron Knob to Port Augusta. We
settle in for Two Nights at the Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port
Day 7 – Sunday 26th PORT AUGUSTA - WHYALLA (B,L,D)
morning we head to the industrial city of Whyalla, the gateway to the Eyre
Peninsula and visit Whyalla
Visitor’s Information Centre where we have a guided tour of HMAS Whyalla, the largest land locked
ship in Australia. 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 27th PORT
AUGUSTA – MILDURA (B,D)
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 Best Western Chaffey Motor Inn, Mildura.
Day 9 – Tuesday 28th MILDURA
– HOME (B)
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 Australia’s Hidden Secret on the Eyre
Price Per Person: $2,667
Single Supplement: $562