South Australian Escape 2024

Explore the South Australian coast like never before, departing from Sydney on an 9 day journey to the wilderness to relax, rejuvenate and experience the magnificent nature that this region has to offer.

Tour Highlights

Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is a world renowned wine-producing region northeast of Adelaide, in South Australia. Immerse yourself in the heart of wine country experiencing the best the Barossa Valley has to offer.

Port Lincoln

Spend two days discovering Port Lincoln on your own personalised guided tour with Australian Coastal Safaris. Spend time exploring the marina - home to the largest fishing fleet in the Southern Hemisphere. Experience delectable seafood straight from the ocean with your very own seafood Master Class with renowned Chef, Kris Bunder. Take in the spectacular views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and the Port Lincoln National Park at the Stamford Hill Lookout.

Kangaroo Island

A day of discovery awaits us with our Kangaroo Island Odysseys guide as we travel across the island to Seal Bay for a private tour walking among Australian sea-lions on a beautiful sandy beach - an experience similar to that of the Galapagos. Watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology.

Map and Itinerary

Starting point Sydney

DAY 1

Sydney to Barossa Valley

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DAY 2

Barossa Valley

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DAY 3

Barossa Valley to Port Lincoln

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DAY 4

Port Lincoln

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DAY 5

Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island

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DAY 6

Kangaroo Island

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DAY 7

Kangaroo Island to Coonawarra

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DAY 8

Coonawarra

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DAY 9

Albury Wodonga

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DAY 9

Sydney

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Starting point Sydney

day 1

Barossa Valley

Our air safari begins in the comfort of the private lounge at Bankstown Aerodrome. We board Foxtrot Tango Tango and set course west – towards the Barossa Valley. Take in unique agricultural landscapes and vineyards.

We land in the Barossa Valley ready to begin our adventure of exploring South Australia.

Accommodation: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

 

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day 2

Barossa Valley - Day 2

Today we will experience the best the Barossa Valley has to offer with wine tastings at world class wineries.

Accommodation: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

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day 3

Port Lincoln

Back in our private plane we fly to Australia’s seafood capital, Port Lincoln. We explore this stunning port nestled on the shores of Boston Bay and learn about the city’s discovery and history. Sample the freshest seafood of the region and enjoy sundowners amongst the koalas at Mikkira Station.

Accommodation: waterfront balcony rooms at the Port Lincoln Hotel

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day 4

Port Lincoln - Day 2

We continue our tour with Australian Coastal Safaris. We set off for stunning Coffin Bay, home to a smorgasbord of seafood and world class oysters. Enjoy a cruise of the Bay and an oyster experience, followed by a coastal walk in Coffin Bay National Park, before indulging in a private masterclass dinner in the home of renowned chef, Kris Bunder.

Accommodation: Port Lincoln Hotel

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day 5

Kangaroo Island

This morning we fly across The Spencer Gulf to discover dramatic landscapes and abundant wildlife at our next superb destination, Kangaroo Island. Enjoy the scenery from the aircraft window as we fly over the privately owned Thistle Island and Wedge Island.

Accommodation: waterfront view rooms at the Aurora Ozone Hotel

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day 6

Kangaroo Island - Day 2

A day of discovery awaits as our private guide collects us after breakfast. We travel across the island to Seal Bay for a private tour walking among Australian sea-lions on a beautiful sandy beach – an experience similar to that of the Galapagos. Watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology. 

Highlights:

  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Admiral’s Arch
  • Remarkable Rocks
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park Gourmet Picnic Lunch
  • False Cape Wine tasting

Accommodation: Aurora Ozone Hotel

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day 7

Coonawarra

This morning we farewell Kangaroo Island and head east to our next destination – Coonawarra. Enjoy the scenery from the aircraft window as we fly along the coast of the Southern Ocean to Goolwa and head south. Keep a look out for the rolling vineyards and lush landscape as we make our way inland towards Coonawarra.

Accommodation: Must @ Coonawarra

 

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day 8

Coonawarra - Day 2

Today we explore everything Coonawarra has to offer with wine tastings at world class wineries.

Accommodation: Must @ Coonawarra

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day 9

Albury and Sydney

Enjoy breakfast at Coonawarra before we begin our journey homeward bound.  Enjoy the view as we fly across rich agricultural land before landing in the border town of Albury for a farewell lunch by the Murray River. Watch for beautiful sights such as Tumut and the Southern Highlands as we make our approach into Bankstown. We leave you here with memories to last a lifetime. Thank you for joining us on this spectacular journey. 

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Price and Availability

May 2024
Trip Starts

1 Jan 1970

Trip Ends

1 Jan 1970

Price Per Person from

$14,500 pp

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Tour Inclusions

meals

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner included in tour cost.

For this tour, the meal highlights are:

  • Lunch at 1802 Oyster Bar
  • Seafood masterclass dinner with Kris & Brenda Bunder
  • Dinner at the multi award winning restaurant Pipers of Penola.
  • Dinner at Del Giorno’s, Port Lincoln
  • A unique experience at Gastronomo Dining at Kangaroo Island

excursions

The included excursions on this tour are:

  • Barossa Valley Wine Tasting
  • Coffin Bay and Port Lincoln tour
  • Kangaroo Island guided tour
  • Vineyard experience at Katnook in Coonawarra

transportation

Transportation: Our Cessna 208B Grand Caravan fits up to 13 passengers and allows for comfort and viewing vantage points for all of our passengers. We are able to land at remote and private airfields which means that you are closer to the Outback action. Most of the places we visit are in very close proximity to the airport and ground transport from the airport to accommodation and excursion locations is included. We try to make the most of your time whilst on tour by flying direct to our destinations and minimising ground transport time where possible, so you can enjoy the views and the serenity that the Outback offers.

All ground transport whilst on tour is included.

general

Accommodation: Guests are accommodated in twin share rooms.

A limited number of single rooms are also available. All rooms have a private ensuite, unless stated otherwise.

Accommodation is the best available where we are staying.

Guests are responsible for drinks at each destination.

Throughout this Outback By Air tour, guests will be accompanied by two experienced pilots.

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