DAY 1. ADELAIDE (D)
Flights arrive in Adelaide mid-morning where we board our ‘Diamond Class’ coach and make our way to through the city of Adelaide to the Clare Valley for an overnight stay. Overnight: Clare Country Club
DAY 2. PORT AUGUSTA (B,MT,L,D)
Step back in time at beautiful Bungaree Station this morning on a guided tour and gain an authentic insight into 19th century station life. Hear how Bungaree become the headquarters of an extensive sheep station with 100 thousand merino sheep. Now 178 years later, it is an efficient mixed farm run by the descendants of the original founder. Enjoy lunch at Port Broughton before continuing on to Port Augusta where we visit the Wadlata Outback Centre’s ‘Tunnel of Time’. Learn about the origins of the outback, hear Aboriginal stories, and discover tales of pioneer explorers and settlers. Overnight: Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta
DAY 3. PORT LINCOLN (B,L,D)
Today we head to Whyalla on the Spencer Gulf, taking a guided tour of the ‘One Steel’ Steelworks operations, followed by a local sight-seeing tour. See ‘The Loaded Dog’ of Henry Lawson fame and visit ‘Hummock Hill’ for panoramic views of Whyalla, Spencer Gulf, Southern Flinders Ranges and Middleback Ranges. We then make our way to Port Lincoln. 2 nights: Port Lincoln Hotel
DAY 4. PORT LINCOLN (B,L,D)
This morning enjoy a tour of Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, before we visit Boston Bay Wines for lunch and a presentation from the comical chef. This afternoon we join Adventure Bay Cruises for a 2-hour seafood bay cruise, learning about tuna farming and aquaculture industries. Cruise the waters of the largest, most sheltered harbour in the world and learn things that only a local would know. The cruise will take in the canals of the Lincoln Cove Marina, Porter Bay, Boston Bay, Port Lincoln National Park, Boston Island, our local Sea Lion colony and views of Port Lincoln that can only be seen from the water. Enjoy local seasonal seafood such as: prawns, mussels, sashimi tuna and kingfish. To truly appreciate Port Lincoln seafood, this tour is a necessity for all visitors and even a local or two.
DAY 5. STREAKY BAY (B,L,D)
Today we visit The Old Mill and take a drive along the foreshore of Port Lincoln viewing the statue of Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva. Then we venture to Coffin Bay, taking the ‘Short and Sweet Oyster Farm Tour’ experience. Learn the history of oyster farming from the farmer himself along the way. 6 freshly shucked oysters are included in the tour price, and for true oyster lovers who want to indulge in a few more fresh morsels, extra oysters will also be available for purchase during the tour. Next, we head to Elliston known for its rugged coastline and pristine beaches. After lunch a local guide will join us to give commentary whilst we drive along the Great Ocean View, a section of cliff top roadway with remarkable views of the Great Australian Bight and Waterloo Bay. We continue on to Murphy’s Haystacks, an unusually shaped set of granite outcrops estimated to be nearly 1500 million years old. Next, we journey on to Streaky Bay to check-in to our accommodation. **Please note: For those who do not eat oysters, there is no alternative offered. This is part of the tour experience. Overnight: Streaky Bay Hotel
DAY 6. PORT AUGUSTA (B,MT,L,D)
Heading east we pass through Poochera, then on to Minnipa, gateway to the Gawler Ranges and visit Pildappa Rock, an impressive granite outcrop that rivals the famous ‘Wave Rock’ in Western Australia. After morning tea we travel to Wudinna, before making our way to Kimba, the halfway point across Australia. We visit the Big Galah & Painted Silos before finishing our day at The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden at Port Augusta. Overnight: Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta
DAY 7. BAROSSA VALLEY (B,L,D)
Today we leave Port Augusta and head for Melrose at the foot of Mt Remarkable. Enjoy some free time here exploring the village and sites such as the old Courthouse and Police Station. We then head to Burra for lunch and a street walk, before our afternoon’s travel takes us into the Barossa Valley. Overnight: Novotel Barossa Valley
DAY 8. BAROSSA VALLEY (B,MT,L,D)
This morning we take in the expansive views of the Barossa Valley from Mengler Hill. Arriving at Lyndoch Lavender Farm we take a guided tour of the lavender plantings and taste the lavender gourmet condiments. We graze over lunch at the Harvest Kitchen before spending the afternoon at Seppeltsfield Winery. Located on the ‘Western Ridge’ of the Barossa Valley, Seppeltsfield combines over 420 acres of vineyard, gardens and heritage-listed architecture. Our guided tour takes us behind the scenes to look through the estate’s treasure trove of historical buildings. We learn the Seppelt family history, enjoy a tasting and discover the Homestead verandah, Elm Walk, distillery and underground blending cellar. Overnight: Hilton Hotel, Adelaide
DAY 9. FAREWELL (B)
This morning enjoy a city sights tour enroute to the Adelaide airport for our respective flights home.
B = Full Breakfast; MT = M/Tea; L = Lunch; AT = A/Tea; D = Two Course Dinner
dates & pricing
- EARLY BIRD DEAL! – Save $300per couple or $150 sole for November 2022. Book by 30 June 2022
- Non-refundable deposit of $1000pp required to secure your reservation
- This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control.
- Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.
- FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 3 (ACTIVE/MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
• Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
• Walk up an incline equal to a ﬂight of stairs without stopping
• Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
• Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings and walk through soft sand
• Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
• Manage your own luggage
• This tour is set at an active pace