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Limestone Coast,

SE of South Australia

5 Days/4 Nights

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Price Valid April 1st, 2017 - March 31st, 2018

includes:

All meals, accommodation/camping fees, camping equipment, entry to attractions, National Park fees, Adelaide accommodation transfers.

 

Day 1

Adelaide – Naracoorte
Depart Adelaide 0730hrs and travel through the Adelaide hills to Mannum once a bustling river port choked with paddle steamers transporting goods up and down the River Murray.
From here we follow the river to Murray Bridge before heading to the SE of SA via the Dukes Hwy passing through Tailem Bend, Coonalpyn, and Keith stopping along the way to explore the history of these small towns which are the hearts of the local farming communities.
From Keith we travel the Riddoch Hwy to Padthaway wine region visiting historic Padthaway House and taste the local wines, then onto Naracoorte for our overnight stay.
O/N Naracoorte

Day 2

Naracoorte – Mt Gambier
This morning we have a look around Naracoorte before venturing of to the World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves to explore the Wanambi Fossil centre, the Wet and Victoria Fossil Caves.
After the caves we continue south along the Riddoch Hwy stopping in at the Bool Lagoon Game Reserve a summer retreat for a diverse variety of migratory wader birds. We then head to one of Australia’s finest wine regions, the Coonawarra to sample some of the world’s most respected wines where the marriage of terra rossa soil, pure ground water and a long cool ripening season give rise to wines of unique flavours and quality.
Now in good spirit, we retreat to our overnight destination of Mt Gambier.
O/N Mt Gambier


Day 3

Mt Gambier – Robe
Mt Gambier is known for its timber industries, dairy products and its extinct volcanoes.
Today we will visit its most famous volcano, the Blue Lake, a sink hole which has been transformed into a magnificent garden and other local sites.
We then head to the coast visiting Dingley Dell, the home of one of Australia’s famous poets and Port MacDonnell a popular summer retreat for beach goers and safe haven for the local fishing fleet. After Port MacDonnell we begin our trip along the Limestone Coast stopping off at Millicent an area that is known for its paper and tissue manufacturing as well as other farming activities then onto Beachport another popular holiday spot and fishing town and then to our overnight stop at Robe home of a large cray fishing fleet moored in its own natural harbour.
O/N Robe

Day 4

Robe – Meningie
Today we will view the sites of Robe before continuing our journey along the Limestone Coast visiting the Mt. Benson – Cape Jaffa wine region, Cape Jaffa and Kingston towns’ home of more cray fishing boats and the start of the 90 mile beach along the Coorong a large stranded coastal lagoon home of the famous Coorong Mullet and a bird watchers paradise. We will access the 90 Mile Beach at Salt Creek a popular recreational fishing spot for the popular mulloway fish. After a short walk along the 90 Mile Beach we will continue onto Meningie set on the shore of Lake Albert one of the lower lakes of the River Murray.

O/N Meningie

Day 5

Meningie - Adelaide

Today we cross the River Murray via ferry, one of many that service towns along the length of the river.

We travel via the Langhorm Creek region visiting a horseradish farm and winery, Bleasdale Wines the original winemakers of the region and one of only a handful of family owned winery left in Australia and view the magnificent old redgum wine press which is still used today.

From here we travel through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to the German village of Handorf for a wander along the main street of this very popular tourist destination.

After Handorf we head back to Adelaide stopping off at Mt Lofty for a scenic view over the city before descending down the western slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges
Return Adelaide approx 1800hrs