- Stop in the town of Port Augusta
- Visit the Iron Knob, where the first iron ore deposit was discovered
- Travel through sheep station country to Mt Ive Station
- Tour into the Gawler Ranges amazing wilderness
- Travel to the Head of the Great Australian Bight
- See up to 60 magnificent whales which have gathered in the Bight
- Visit the little fishing village of Fowlers Bay
- Follow the coastline to Streaky Bay
- Explore the Point Labatt Conservation Park
- See Australia’s only known breeding ground for Sea Lions
- Visit Port Lincoln, the centre of SA’s tuna fishing industry
The Last Wilderness
from $2,250 per person, twin share*
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7 days | Departs 2 Sep 2019 –
Discover more of South Australia’s picturesque Eyre Peninsula, visiting the Gawler Ranges, the Great Australian Bight, Nullabor National Park, Streaky Bay & Port Lincoln.
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- Return flights from your homeport to Adelaide (as required)
- 7 days of luxury touring
- 6 breakfasts (B), 2 morning teas (MT) , 4 lunches (L) & 6 dinners (D)
Fly from your homeport to the city of Adelaide, South Australia on the day before your tour begins. A transfer will take you to your hotel for your overnight stay. The rest of your day is at leisure for you to explore the city.
There’s plenty to see and do in Adelaide – why not take a tour of the famous Adelaide Oval, a stroll down Rundle Mall or take a short tram ride to the seaside suburb of Glenelg. If you are arriving in Adelaide in the morning, you may also wish to take a half day tour to the McLaren Vale wine region or to the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Tonight, we recommend dining at one of the many restaurants in the city or in the seaside suburb of Glenelg.
❱ Hotel stay: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar (1 night)
We travel via Port Wakefield where we stop for morning tea along the way. On arrival in Post Augusta we stop for a lunch break before continuing to Whyalla. Tonight, enjoy dinner in the motel restaurant.
❱ Hotel stay: Alexander Motel (1 night)
After a cooked breakfast, we tour to Iron Knob where the first iron ore deposit was discovered and the town grew up between the two “sister” quarries. Iron Knob has supplied Whyalla for ore to supply its steel and shipbuilding for many years. After morning tea, we depart Iron Knob and travel in a westerly direction along an old dirt road through sheep station country passing to Mt Ive Station. After a picnic lunch, here we take the station track to visit Lake Gairdner.
We travel down through old Buckleboo and take the Stringer Highway, another dirt track, to re-join the Eyre Highway. We continue West through Kyancutta and arrive into Wudinna, the gateway to the Gawler Ranges. Dinner tonight will be in the Motel restaurant.
❱ Hotel stay: Gawler Ranges Motel (1 night)
After breakfast, we continue our tour travelling through the Gawler Ranges on our way to Ceduna on the South Australian coastline. The Gawler Ranges are virtually untouched since the beginning of time and one rarely visited by tourists due to the lack of accommodation and other facilities in the unspoilt wilderness. However hidden in the ranges are amazing rock formations filled with colour. Stunning boulders of granite towering above plains often filled with colourful vegetation and seasonal wildflowers. Rare yellow footed rock wallabies can be seen hopping around enjoying their natural environment during our journey. We stop for morning tea and later in the day a picnic lunch. We pass the ruins of buildings long abandoned due to the harsh times in years gone by.
❱ Hotel stay: Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel (3 nights)
Today, we set off from Ceduna and travel west via the Great Eyre Highway passing through Penong & the Nundroo Roadhouse to Yalata. We continue to the Nullabor Hotel for lunch before travelling back to the Head of the Great Australian Bight. Here, we enjoy the amazing spectacle and beautiful sights when up to 60 magnificent whales who have gathered here to breed from the Antarctic to enjoy the warmer waters. A special viewing platform allows us to get an up-close view of the whales as they frolic in the waters below. Travel back to Ceduna for dinner.
Today we set off West along the Eyre Highway towards the Nullarbor National Park Reserve. We travel via Penong and onto Bookabie to the little fishing village of Fowlers Bay. On arrival, we board an interesting cruise on the Bay. There are normally great opportunities to spot many of the whales playing in the ocean. On our return to shore we enjoy lunch by the sea at the Folwers Bay Caravan Park. After lunch, we tour back to Ceduna for dinner and overnight stay.
This morning we travel along the Flinders highway following the coastline to Smoky Bay and onto Streaky Bay. After refreshments, we continue to Point Labatt Conservation Park. Here is Australia’s only known breeding ground for Sea Lions. We can observe them as they laze in the sun or dive for fish. We re-join the highway and continue to Port Kenny and Port Lincoln.
❱ Hotel stay: Hilton Motel Port Lincoln (1 night)
After breakfast, we take a short tour of Port Lincoln, the centre of South Australia’s Tuna fishing industry. The town is known throughout the world for the great number of Great White Sharks which are found in the area. We travel from Port Lincoln to Port Neil and Cowell to Port Augusta. We then continue our tour home via Port Wakefield before arriving in Adelaide at 5:30pm.
You will be dropped off at your hotel in Adelaide at the end of your tour for your overnight stay.
The next day, enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Adelaide and South Australia. Ask us about optional tours that are available today including day tours to the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills or the McLaren Vale wine region. Alternatively, you may wish to take a stroll down Rundle Mall or visit the Adelaide Zoo and the Botanic Gardens. Later today, a chauffeured car will take you from your hotel to Adelaide Airport in time for your flight back to your homeport.
❱ Hotel stay: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar (1 night)
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