Discover South Australia
Self Drive Tour
Australia’s oldest wineries, the incredible nature reserve of Kangaroo Island and the world’s largest working cattle station are all to be found in South Australia along with the 4 million year old landscape of Wilpena Pound and all within easy reach of the gracefully sophisticated city of Adelaide.
Gateway to the outback, fabulous wine regions and the Murray River, Adelaide has everything – wildlife, Aboriginal culture, beaches and a great food and nightlife scene. It’s sophisticated in an understated sort of way and generations of Italians have created a Mediterranean style café culture that lends itself perfectly to the Aussie way of life. An hour and a half away you’ll find some of the world’s leading wine makers and best known wines being produced in the country’s premier wine region, the Barossa Valley, where boutique wineries rub shoulders with the world’s best known labels like Penfolds and Peter Lehmann.
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Discover South Australia
Day 1 : Arrive Adelaide
On arrival at Adelaide airport you will be met and transferred to your downtown hotel for a three night stay. The rest of the day is free.
Day 2&3 : Adelaide
Two days to explore the city. See world-famous Adelaide Oval. View the State Library, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Art Gallery of South Australia, SA Museum, the University of Adelaide and many more incredible sights. With its vibrant culture built on world famous festivals, food and wine, Adelaide is an elegant city with a rich past and a passion for fine living. Its historic buildings, gardens, wide boulevards and green parklands circling the city centre make Adelaide truly unique.
Day 4 : Adelaide - Kangaroo Island
Collect you rental car and drive to Cape Jervis for the ferry to Kangaroo Island for a two night stay. Spend the day exploring Kangaroo Island, a haven of wildlife and natural beauty. On the western part of the island you can visit Flinders Chase National Park home of the Remarkable Rocks, one the islands signature landmarks which took 500 million years of rain, wind and waves to create. Admiral’s Arch, the lighthouses at Cape Borda and Cape du Couedic and multiple walking and hiking trails also make up Flinders Chase National Park. In the South, you can visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, home of the third largest Australian sea lion colony in Australia.
Day 5 : Kangaroo Island
Spend the day exploring Kangaroo Island, a haven of wildlife and natural beauty. On the western part of the island you can visit Flinders Chase National Park home of the Remarkable Rocks, one the islands signature landmarks which took 500 million years of rain, wind and waves to create. Admiral’s Arch, the lighthouses at Cape Borda and Cape du Couedic and multiple walking and hiking trails also make up Flinders Chase National Park. In the South, you can visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, home of the third largest Australian sea lion colony in Australia.
Day 6 : Kangaroo Island - Barossa Valley
Take the ferry back to the mainland and drive to the famous Barossa Valley for a two night stay. Be sure to stop at the Lutheran settlement of Hahndorf, the oldest surviving German settlement in Australia on the way.
Day 7 : Barossa Valley
Explore some of the best cellar doors in Australia. From the biggest names in wine such as Jacobs Creek, Penfolds and Seppeltsfield to small family run wineries there’s a vast array to choose from.
Day 8 : Barossa Valley – Flinders Ranges
Leave the Barossa behind today and head north to South Australia’s largest mountain range, the Flinders Ranges, home to Wilpena pound and St Mary’s Peak. The Flinders Ranges are home to endemic flora and fauna adapted to the semi-arid environment such as sugar gum, cypress-pine, black oak, red kangaroos, western grey kangaroos, wallaroos and yellow footed rock wallabies, as well as many bird species such as parrots, galahs and wedge tailed eagles.
Stay for two nights at Rawnsley Park Station. Set on a working sheep station overlooking the awe-inspiring Wilpena Pound, the family owned Rawnsley Park Station is a perfect place from which to explore the Flinders Ranges. Discover a land rich in Aboriginal culture and enjoy some of the most stunning sunsets on earth.
Day 9 : Flinders Ranges
Spend the day exploring the Flinders Ranges there are many walking trails, hiking trails and gorges that you can visit. Or perhaps take a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound, join a guided tour of the Flinders Ranges or a guided walk.
Day 10 : Flinders Ranges - Port Augusta
Head south today leaving the Flinders ranges behind as you make your way to the coast for an overnight stop in Port Augusta.
Day 11 : Port Augusta – Adelaide
Continue south today to Adelaide and drop off your rental car before 5pm then check into you hotel for a final night. This evening why not explore Adelaide’s food scene and enjoy the freshest of ingredients cooked to perfection.
Day 12 : Adelaide departure
A private transfer will take you to the airport in time to check in for your homeward flight.