Pick-Up from a pre-arranged central location. Leaving the city centre, we will meander through the Mclaren Vale wine region and the rolling hills of the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis.
Transfer to the Sealink Ferry.
The journey across the Backstairs Passage is aboard a modern and comfortable vehicle ferry. Once on the Island, we will climb Prospect Hill to take in the views of Pelican Lagoon. We make our way to Kingscote. A chance to look around the town that was to be South Australia’s capital before enjoying a pub meal at the Ozone Hotel.
After lunch we travel to Stokes Bay along the North Coast Rd, here we enjoy one of the Island’s most beautiful beaches with a shoreline walk or, for the more adventurous, a dip in the pristine Southern Ocean. Later in the afternoon we head to the Hanson Bay Koala Sanctuary to see Australia's iconic marsupial in its natural habitat. Next stop is our accommodation for the evening where we'll enjoy a big Aussie barbecue around the bonfire. After dinner, we can walk around the farm to see the nocturnal wildlife under a canopy of amazing Southern Hemisphere stars.
After breakfast at our accommodation before we head off to explore some of South Australia’s premier natural wonders. First, we head into the Flinders Chase National Park and explore the Remarkable Rocks, Cape De Couedic and Admirals Arch. The south coast has many weather worn natural structures, and as we will see, some have become home to large sea lion colonies.
After lunch at one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, we head off on for our guided walk through Seal Bay. Later in the afternoon there is an opportunity to do shopping at some of the Island's local producers. First stop, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus distillery. An old farming industry where gum leaves are processed to extract the eucalyptus oil for medicines, soaps, skin lotions and more. Next is Clifford’s Honey Farm, which is home to the purest strain of the Ligurian bee. Here you can buy fine honey and other products, which is produced from the Island’s diverse flora.
Dinner at Marty’s Pizza Bar before catching the 7.30pm ferry back to the mainland.