Welcome to Adelaide. The city is the home of Bunnik Tours, which is where your tour begins in the late afternoon. You will experience a behind the scenes tour of Bunnik Tours to see how their tours are created and explore their headquarters including the historic ballroom and the hidden basement.
You’ll enjoy welcome drinks in the heritage headquarters’ ballroom before making your way to a local restaurant for dinner.
The morning starts with a visit to the food hub of the city, the Adelaide Central Market. You have the opportunity to join the Adelaide locals for ‘breakfast at the markets’ followed by a private tour.
From here, the tour of the city continues with a short tram ride to Adelaide’s cultural boulevard North Terrace.
Just south of Adelaide is the Fleurieu Peninsula; a land of good food, rolling vineyards, pristine beaches, and the world-renowned McLaren Vale wine region which is where you will explore today.
The day will begin with a bit of family history in historic Port Noarlunga before venturing into McLaren Vale for the first stop at the impressive and quirky d’Arenberg Cube. You’ll then continue exploring McLaren Vale, tasting a drop or two of the region’s finest wines, visiting historic Willunga, and meeting some local characters along the way.
Late this afternoon you’ll enjoy a scenic drive to Cape Jervis at the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Here, you board the ferry for a 45-minute ride to Kangaroo Island.
The jewel in South Australia’s tourism crown, the raw and rugged Kangaroo Island awaits you today.
Kangaroo Island was hard hit by the summer 2020 bushfires. You will spend the day on and off the tourist trail as you see how the Island is recovering.
Next is a visit to Flinders Chase National Park at the far end of the island, home to the Remarkable Rocks, and the playful seals of Admiral’s Arch. You will also meet with local operators, discovering their products and hearing their stories of perseverance and strength.
Kangaroo Island is home to a vast array of small producers and stunning hidden beaches. You will further explore the island, learn about the purest strain of Ligurian bees in the world, and sample the wares of South Australia’s first boutique gin distillery.
In the morning you will board the ferry back to the mainland before making your way to the Adelaide Hills. Here, you’ll visit the picturesque German heritage-listed town of Hahndorf and explore the quaint main street that is lined with traditional German buildings housing pubs, bakeries, cafes, and boutiques. You’ll also visit the home of one of Australia’s greatest artists, Sir Hans Heysen, and tour his house and studio.
Next is a visit to Penfolds Magill Estate, nestled amongst the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges for a tour of the original winery and a tasting of its iconic Grange.
First, you will head north and visit one of South Australia’s award-winning wine regions, the Clare Valley. Then continue into the Flinders Ranges and see the historic Pichi Richi Railway track that dates back to 1879 before visiting the historic town of Quorn. You’ll admire Quorn’s beautiful heritage buildings and learn about the town’s past as a vibrant railway hub for the region.
You will arrive at your accommodation late this afternoon, where you will sip on sundowners at a viewpoint looking out towards the magnificent scenery of Wilpena Pound.
Arguably the Flinders Ranges’ most iconic landmark, Wilpena Pound is a natural amphitheatre home to impressive gorges and an abundance of wildlife. A scenic flight over Wilpena is a magical way to get a gauge on the incredible size and intricate rock formations of this Flinders Ranges icon, and this morning you have the option (weather permitting) to take part in a scenic flight. You’ll spend the remainder of your day exploring the incredible landscape that surrounds you.
Discover South Australia’s mining history on your way to the Barossa today with a visit to the town of Burra. A thriving copper mining hub in its heyday, Burra is home to fascinating remnants of its past including heritage buildings, abandoned mine dugouts, police quarters, and more. You’ll arrive in the Barossa this afternoon.
Spend the day exploring some gems of the Barossa, beginning at the family-owned Yalumba Winery. Enjoy a tasting of the wine and a guided tour of the winery that was first established in 1849. Next, continue to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop to sample Maggie’s flagship and seasonal products and enjoy a wander around the property.
Then make your way down a palm-tree lined road to Seppeltsfield. Here, you’ll explore the expansive grounds that are home to heritage buildings housing local vendors including the craft and design studio JamFactory and the handmade skin and body care business Vasse Virgin. Then you will tour the Centennial Cellar at Seppeltsfield and taste tawny directly from the barrel.
This afternoon you will make your way back to Adelaide and enjoy a group farewell dinner.
The tour concludes after breakfast. Bid farewell to your new friends and to the diverse and wonderful South Australia.
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