Eyre Peninsula

Victoria

Eyre and Fleurieu Peninsulas

Day 1 (L,D) HOME, ADELAIDE, VICTOR HARBOR
Our delightful holiday starts in Adelaide, the City of Churches. Departing the airport we take a stroll along the foreshore at the seaside suburb of Glenelg before we travel south along the Fleurieu Peninsula to Victor Harbor. Our home for two nights is the McCracken Country Club. Some time to relax prior to enjoying our first dinner together.
Day 2 (B,L,D) VICTOR HARBOR, GRANITE ISLAND HORSE DRAWN TRAM
Our relaxing day begins with a horse drawn tram ride to Granite Island where we take in the majestic views from the Bluff and visit the Encounter Coast Discovery Centre. Enjoy lunch at the Hotel Victor followed by some time at leisure to explore this afternoon.
Day 3 (B,L,D) VICTOR HARBOR, HAHNDORF, GAWLER, CLARE
A leisurely drive this morning takes us into the Adelaide Hills and the famous township of Hahndorf. The influences of the original Prussian settlers are still very visible today. We visit The Cedars, home of the late Sir Hans Heysen. Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of his studio and home. Some free time later to browse the many quaint craft shops and galleries. We continue towards the Clare Valley Wine Region and our home for the night, the Clare Country Club.
Day 4 (B,L,D) CLARE, PORT PIRIE, PORT AUGUSTA
This morning we tour historic Bungaree Sheep Station, an extensive rural property offering an insight into 19th century country life. Later we reach the coast at Port Pirie where we browse the National Trust Museum housed in the original Railway Station. From here we continue north arriving into Port Augusta and our home for two nights, the Standpipe Golf Motor Inn.
Day 5 (B,L,D) PORT AUGUSTA, QUORN
We visit the award-winning Wadlata Outback Centre, an outstanding depiction of outback life in earlier times and the original Ghan. We also stroll the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden and take in the views from Matthew Flinders Lookout. During the afternoon we travel north to the quaint township of Quorn taking some time to browse the galleries and shops. We also visit the historic railway station, home to the Pichi Pichi Railway.
Day 6 (B,L,D) PORT AUGUSTA, WHYALLA, COWELL, PORT LINCOLN
We spend our day travelling the eastern shores of the Eyre Peninsula. Our first stop is Whyalla, also known as “steel city”. We visit the Mount Laura Homestead, built in 1918 to house BHP employees as well as the Maritime Museum, home to the HMAS Whyalla, the first ship built in the city in 1941. Continuing south we pause at Cowell, home to one of the world’s largest jade deposits, with an opportunity to purchase at Cowell Jade and Gemstones. Later this afternoon we arrive into Port Lincoln and our home for three nights, the Port Lincoln Hotel on the Esplanade.
Day 7 (B,L,D) PORT LINCOLN, BOSTON BAY CRUISE
Our morning is spent in Port Lincoln where we visit the Maritime Museum, located in the former home and workshop of Axel Stenross who migrated to the area from Finland. At Winter Hill Lookout we take in the magnificent views over Boston Bay. Following lunch we take a scenic cruise along Boston Bay.
Day 8 (B,L,D) PORT LINCOLN
A pleasant morning as we enjoy Whalers Way scenic drive, visiting Flinders Well, Sleaford Bay sand dunes and picturesque Fishery Bay – breathtaking coastal scenery, followed by a picnic lunch at Mikkira Station. During the afternoon visit the Civic Hall art and community complex. This building was re-developed in 2001 and includes two art galleries and a 500 seat theatre, together with several community function rooms. Time also to browse the shops or stroll along the picturesque foreshore.
Day 9 (B,L) PORT LINCOLN, ADELAIDE, HOME
This morning we take the short flight to Adelaide, transferring to our home bound flights at Adelaide Airport. Completing a most relaxing and enjoyable holiday to some of South Australia’s most ruggedly beautiful and scenic regions.