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    Wildlife, Culture and Seafood – The Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
    4 days | 3 nights
    From $3,576* per person twin share
    Intimate food and wine tour including spectacular views and a wealth of native wildlife
    Welcome to South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, home to rolling sand dunes, sapphire waters, and white sandy beaches dotted with emus. Known as Australia’s Seafood Frontier, an array of fresh prawns, mussels, squid, and crab await, as well as oysters shucked straight from the ocean.

    In this region, you have the opportunity to come eye to eye with wild koalas, and if you're seeking a thrill, swim with sea lions or cage dive with sharks. Come twilight, you will end your days sipping on sundowners listening to traditional Australian bush poetry as you watch the sunset over this wild rugged land.
    Package inclusions: Package highlights:

    Package inclusions:

    Package highlights:

    Package inclusions:

    Package inclusions:

    • 3 nights at Port Lincoln Hotel in an Ocean View Balcony Room
    • 3 continental breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 1 dinner
    • Fully guided in a Toyota LandCruiser 4WD vehicle and/or deluxe Mitsubishi coach
    • A private, professional, local, and experienced guide
    • All daily activities, permit and entry fees (Boston Bay Winery – food and wine pairing, Indigenous cultural experience, Coffin Bay cruise and tour, Coffin Bay and Lincoln National Park entrance fees, Mikkira Koala Sanctuary)
    • Return airport transfers

     

    Travel solo: single supplement available from an extra $439

    Package highlights:

    Package highlights:

    • Meet Tony Ford, one of Port Lincoln and South Australia’s best chefs at his Boston Bay Winery for a late lunch of seafood (where you can cook your own fish) and wine pairing
    • Exclusive Indigenous experience with Wirangu tribe members – foraging for bush-tucker, learn about bush medicine, Dreamtime story-telling, and ancient history and possible bush cooking experience
    • Exclusive Brothers Island boat trip for birding and shucking fresh oysters from the sea including a remote oyster farm visit
    • Sunrise breakfast experience at Winter Hill – one of the best sunrise locations in South Australia
    • Exclusive visit to Mikkira Station which has the highest concentration of wild Koalas in Australia which are at eye level due to stunted gums
    • Sundowners and local produce platter in a wild bush setting with an Australian bush poetry experience
    • Option to swim with Seal Lions, Great White sharks (cage dive) or scenic flight over the peninsula
    Valid for travel
    Departures 12 Nov 2020; 4 Feb, 18 Nov 2021; 10 Feb, 17 Nov 2022
    Offer expires
    31 Aug 2020 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Arrival

    Welcome to the seafood capital of Australia, Port Lincoln! Your local guide will greet you at the airport on your arrival around midday before you delve straight into following your tastebuds. Meet Tony Ford, one of Port Lincoln and South Australia’s best chefs at his Boston Bay Winery for a late lunch of seafood and wine pairing. Cook your own fish whilst learning about the various wines grown here along with sampling some of Port Lincoln’s very best seafood. From here, transfer to your accommodation. The evening is yours at leisure.

    Arrival

    Day 2

    Cultural experience and Coffin Bay highlights

    An early start this morning, depart for beautiful Coffin Bay. Local Nauo Aboriginal Jody Miller and a Wirangu tribe member will teach you about their fascinating Indigenous culture through hands-on activities such as collecting and foraging for bush-tucker, understanding the amazing diversity of the bush medicine to be found, listening to their captivating story-telling and ancient history as you interact with your hosts to truly form an understanding of the local culture, community, and history of this area, well before white man came along. You may even have the opportunity to experience some traditional methods of bush cooking and of course, tasting is a must.

    As seafood is a major part of this region, we tempt you with another lunch of fresh seafood platters at Coffin Bay 1802 Oyster Bar and Restaurant (or similar) overlooking the pristine waters and oyster leases that have made the town, and it’s world-famous oysters. This afternoon, we excite you with a cruise where you will be joining a local oyster farmer and cruising out to ‘The Brothers’ islands to observe the seabirds, seals, and dolphins that call this area home. Whilst cruising, learn about the humble oyster, the process of farming these oysters, shuck your own oysters, and of course, oyster tasting – the freshest oysters you have ever tasted.

    This evening, return to your hotel to freshen up, before a five-minute stroll to El Giorno’s for a tasting menu. Savour a mixture of local fresh seafood and land products that of course are all locally produced.

    Cultural experience and Coffin Bay highlights

    Day 3

    The great outdoors

    Today is all about wildlife, nature, and adventure featuring the amazing coast of the lower Eyre Peninsula. Set off early from your hotel for sunrise at one of the best viewing areas in South Australia – Winter Hill. Enjoy a picnic breakfast here as you absorb the 360-degree view towards Coffin Bay and the lower west coast of the Eyre Peninsula. Then we are off on an adventure to Lincoln National Park. Of the 29,000ha National Park, beachcomb along Surfleet Cove and take a 45-minute hike to see spectacular views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln, and the Port Lincoln National Park at the Stamford Hill Lookout.

    Continue to Whalers Way. Further along is Cape Wiles, named after the botanist James Wiles who sailed with Flinders in 1802. Continuing on, we will stop at Cape Carnot. Theakstone’s Crevasse is the final stop along Whaler’s Way before the journey back into Port Lincoln.

    Continue on to the beautiful Mikkira Station, one of Australia’s very best habitats where Koalas can be found in the wild and at incredibly close proximity. Visit the restored original homestead and go for a stroll under the beautiful old Eucalypt trees and come face to face with the cuddly icon of Australia, as they laze in the Manna gums.

    As the sun settles for the evening, we will relax with a platter of local produce, wine and listen to the sounds of nature as you enjoy Australian Bush Poetry.

    The great outdoors

    Day 4

    Departure

    Today is yours at leisure until 11am when you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. We can also organise (in advance) the below experiences for you if you would like to spend additional time exploring the Eyre Peninsula.

    Option 1 – Scenic Flight over the lower Eyre Peninsula (minimum numbers required to operate)

    Option 2 – Port Lincoln: Swimming with Australian Sealions

    Option 3 – Great White Shark Cage Diving (extra night of accommodation required)

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    Advertised prices are per person twin share, land only (unless stated otherwise), correct at time of publication, are subject to availability and may change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes, and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. A 30% deposit required to secure booking. Full payment due 60 days prior to travel. Maximum 4 people per tour and full capacity is required to guarantee departure. Other conditions may apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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