Travel solo: single supplement available from an extra $439
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.
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.
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.
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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