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2023 ON SALE! Whales, Wine & Seafood: Small group journey across the Eyre Peninsula (Adelaide roundtrip)

SAVE up to $660 pp

Visit Head of Bight for fantastic views of Southern Right Whales as they undertake their annual migration through the Southern Ocean. From Bunda Cliffs, marvel at up to 100 whales congregating at one time in the seas below. This all-inclusive journey includes amazing culinary experience in Port Lincoln, Australia's Seafood Capital, wine tastings in the Clare Valley, and some truly spectacular scenic flying.

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DURATION
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7 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Your expedition at a glance

Tour Highlights

  • View the migration of Southern Right Whales at Head of Bight
  • Admire stunning coastal scenery on an included scenic flight along the Great Australian Bight.
  • Visit the Clare Valley, one of South Australia’s most prosperous wine regions
  • Tour Bungaree Station, a historic sheep station dating back to 1841
  • Enjoy a visit to the excellent Whyalla Maritime Museum
  • Journey to the foot of the Eyre Peninsula and travel along the Whalers Way
  • Immerse yourself over 3 nights in the seaside town of Port Lincoln
  • Cruise the beautiful waters of Boston Bay and learn about the tuna and aquaculture industries
  • Discover the Port Lincoln Marina with a local guide
  • Go behind the scenes with a Seafood Lovers tour at the Fresh Fish Place
  • Visit Murphy’s Hay Stacks and the picturesque township of Streaky Bay

Inclusions

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Outstanding Value Inclusions

  • Small Group Size - 26
  • All meals including all breakfasts, lunches and dinners while on tour
  • All attraction, entry and cruise fees
  • One-way airfare with Regional Express from Ceduna to Adelaide
  • 7 nights of excellent hotel, resort and lodge accommodation
  • Travel aboard a 5-star 4WD Mercedes Benz Coach
  • Services of a professional 2-person crew consisting of a Tour Driver and Tour Director

Accommodation

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    • Clare Country Club
    • Standpipe Golf Motor Inn
    • Port Lincoln Hotel
    • Ceduna Foreshore Hotel

Travel dates

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2023 Tours depart in July August and September.

B​ooked before 15 December 2022 and SAVE!

WAS $6,595 NOW $5,935 SAVE $660 per person twin share

A single supplement of $1,650 applies for solo travellers

Call our travel advisors today on 1300 414 198 to book your space before they sell out.

Itinerary

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Commencing in Adelaide

Day 1- Adelaide – Clare Valley

This morning you will be greeted by our friendly Tour Director and Tour Driver upon your arrival at the Adelaide Airport. (Arrive by 11:00am, alternative pick up in Adelaide City available).

Ask your travel advisor to book a night in Adelaide the night prior, for ease of mind.

This afternoon we depart Adelaide and head north to the Clare Valley, one of South Australia’s most prosperous wine regions.

  • Stay: Clare Country Club.
  • Included Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2 - Clare Valley – Port Augusta

This morning we explore the secluded Clare Valley beginning with a tour of Bungaree Station, an historic complex dating back to 1841. Bungaree was once an extensive sheep station that carried over 100,000 Merino sheep, and today is still run by descendants of the original founders. Later this morning we’ll visit a renowned Clare Valley winery for lunch and wine tastings. We then continue our journey north, arriving in Port Augusta later this afternoon.

  • Stay: Standpipe Golf Motor Inn
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 -Whyalla – Port Lincoln

This morning we travel down the eastern side of the Eyre Peninsula. Our first stop is Whyalla, where we’ll visit the excellent Whyalla Maritime Museum. We continue heading south through Cowell and Tumby Bay before arriving at the seaside town of Port Lincoln late afternoon.  

  • Stay: Port Lincoln Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Exploring Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln is a town of approximately 12,000 people and was originally considered a site for the state’s capital. The township is located on the banks of beautiful Boston Bay which is three and a half times the size of Sydney Harbour. The town is the base for Australia’s largest tuna fleet and tuna farming industry. Tuna fishing has been extremely lucrative in recent years and has created some very wealthy people. In fact, there are more millionaires per capita in Port Lincoln than anywhere else in Australia!

This morning we journey to the foot of the Eyre Peninsula and travel along the Whalers Way, a 14km long series of unsealed tracks which traverse through private property. This fully guided interpretive tour takes in the spectacular rugged coastal scenery of the area, with many points of interest and stunning views over the Southern Ocean.

After lunch we join the two hour Seafood Bay Cruise for some sightseeing across the beautiful waters of Boston Bay and learn about the Tuna and Aquaculture Industries with expert local commentary. Tour includes fresh seafood tastings of tuna, prawns and mussels and the history behind the fishing/aquaculture industries presented by the experienced, local guides.

We arrive back at our hotel later this afternoon for our second night in Australia’s Seafood Capital. 

  • Stay: Port Lincoln Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Interpretive Marina and Seafood Lovers tour

This morning we’ll enjoy an interpretive walking tour around the Port Lincoln Marina with a local guide. Then, take a behind the scenes look at the fishing industry with a Seafood Lovers tour at the Fresh Fish Place. After a gourmet seafood lunch (alternative meals available) the rest of the afternoon can be spent at your leisure. Enjoy some time in the town centre, or visit some of the local galleries. 

  • Stay: Port Lincoln Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Streaky Bay – Ceduna

This morning we depart Port Lincoln and make our way to Coffin Bay for a tour and tastings at Coffin Bay Oysters. We then travel further up the west coast of the Eyre Peninsula, visiting Murphy’s Hay Stacks and Streaky Bay before arriving in Ceduna. Home to around 4,000 people, Ceduna is the last major town before you cross the Nullarbor from east to west. We spend the next two nights at the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel. 

  • Stay: Ceduna Foreshore Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Bunda Cliffs and Head of Bight

This morning we have an early breakfast and depart Ceduna for the Head of Bight. Every year, thousands of people visit the Head of Bight area for breathtaking views of migrating southern right whales. This area is considered one of the best viewing areas in the world with up to 100 whales congregating in the seas adjacent to the Bunda Cliffs at any one time. A large viewing platform offers people safety from the cliffs but also fantastic views. 

This afternoon we visit an interpretive centre operated by the Conservation and Land Management Department. Then, head off on an included Scenic Flight over the spectacular coastline, keeping an eye out for migrating whales. Our aircraft for the day is a Cessna Grand Caravan, with high wing, air-conditioning and turbine reliability. The scenic flight will take us all the way back to Ceduna, saving a long drive back from Head of Bight! Tonight, we enjoy our final evening together at the Foreshore

  • Stay: Ceduna Foreshore Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Note: The tour will split into two groups, with a morning flight & afternoon flight. One group will drive out to Head of Bight and fly back, and the other will fly out to Head of Bight and drive back

Day 8 - Ceduna – Adelaide

This morning we say farewell to the Eyre Peninsula and head around to the local airport. Included in your tour fare is a one-way flight with Regional Express, from Ceduna to Adelaide.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note the above itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Questions

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Interested in sharing a room with a stranger? In this case, you will still pay the single supplement but one month prior to travel, you will be contacted if there is someone of the same gender who is also willing to share. If you both agree to share, each single supplement will be refunded. Due to privacy, we cannot disclose any information about the other guest. Please note, that you are unable to change back to a single room once this has been arranged.

We recommend that you take Travel insurance for unexpected incidents - Ask our Travel advisors for Insurance details.

Can i travel if I require special assistance or mobility aids? Passengers are required to have a reasonable level of mobility to be able to board and alight the coach unaided. Due to space restrictions aboard our coaches, we are unable to accommodate passengers who require the use of wheelchairs or walkers. Vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair ramps or lifters. Passengers requiring physical or mental assistance must be accompanied by a companion who is willing and capable of providing such assistance.

Passengers can bring a walking stick, however we recommended that it be telescopic/collapsible for ease of storage.

Can I bring a sleep Apnoea (CPAP) Machine? Please advise us in advance if you require a sleep apnoea machine, so we can request the most appropriate room for you. Your machine can be brought as additional luggage.

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Fine print

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