Coastal Wine and Views Cruise
Depart Adelaide and travel to Langhorne Creek to sample local wines and beers, have a light lunch before heading off and crossing the Murray River by ferry at Wellington and heading to Pt. Malcolm to view Australia’s only inland lighthouse on the cliffs of the narrows above Lake Alexandrina. Take ferry across narrows into Raukkan an view the church that is on the Australian $50 note with David Unaipon a minister, inventor and an aboriginal born very near here at Pt. McLeay. From here we will travel along the western edge of Lake Albert until we reach Meningie which will be our first nights stop.
Departing Meningie we travel down the Coorong making stops to view this magnificent area until we reach Kingston. Here we will visit the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse that now is on the Kingston Foreshore as a museum. Have an early lunch before moving onto and visiting Robe and Beachport, two beautiful seaports on the SE coast. But we must make our way to Penola, which will be our seconds nights stay.
From Penola we will visit two of the local cellar door sales locations at Coonawarra, renowned world wide as a first class grape growing and wine making area in South Australia. From here we will travel to Mt. Gambier for lunch, maybe some shopping and view the Cave Gardens and the Blue Lake area before heading to Pt. MacDonnell our destination for the evening.
From Pt. MacDonnell we will travel to and view both Ewan Ponds and Piccanniny Ponds before taking to the beach for a swim or locate the fresh flowing water out of the sand in the surf zone. Wait for the waves to roll back and take a drink, yes it is quite unique to be able to do this. From here we will travel over the border into Victoria and visit the Princess Margaret Rose Caves. We will stay at the cabins at this location or travel back to Nelson on the Glenelg River for our nights accommodation. At the Glenelg river it is possible to hire canoes and explore a small part of this area if time permits.
From Nelson we head off to Portland, we can have a coffee and a leg stretch before heading to Cape Bridgewater. Here we can go on a seal tour, visit the petrified forest, blowholes, go adventure caving at Bats Ridge Cave or visit the spring pools. This area also has a lot of history and a number of ruins are also visible. Camp type accommodation is available at Cape Bridgewater or we can travel back to Portland for the night if this isn’t suitable.
From either Cape Bridgewater or Portland, we make our way to Pt. Fairy, have a short break and a look around before heading to Warrnambool. Visit the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, cheese tasting at the chess and butter factory and Fletcher Jones gardens before heading to our accommodation here for the night.
Today we will make our way towards Pt Campbell and view the coastal formations along the way until we get to the Twelve Apostle location. There a number of sites along the way, arches, Loch Ard Gorge and the Apostles, we stop at them all allowing time to get down on the beach and view them from sea level. Or if you want you may be able to take a flight and view this most beautiful are from the air (flights not included in quoted prices). From here we will make our way to Apollo Bay and our nights accommodation.
Today we will travel to Lorne, visit Bells Beach at Torquay and finally get to Geelong and the completion of this tour. It is from here that arrangements will need to be made for bus, train or plane travel back to your original pick up point, Oztrax can help you with these arrangements if required.
$1,575 per person
Minimum of 5.
So get a small group of friends organised 8 days and 7 nights.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people come on tour?
OZTRAX supports small groups of 4 to 5 people. If you’re on your own, we’ll happily match you with other adventurers. You’ll fit right in, forge new friendships and have the time of your life.
What gear do I need? What’s provided by OZTRAX?
Get ready to travel light – the essentials are sorted. All you need is a 50L duffel bag for your personal items. Clothes, undies, toiletries – that kind of thing. Plus, a sleeping bag and pillow – necessary for any good starry-night sleepover.
The rest? We’ve got you covered. OZTRAX provide tents, stretchers, safety equipment, food, water, great convo and commentary.
What about photography expeditions?
Let OZTRAX treat you to the most photogenic (and least photographed) places Australia has to offer. Wildlife, birdlife, native flora, desert panoramas, rock formations, Indigenous art and abandoned towns – your lenses will weep (happy tears).
Our specialty is helping photographers capture unforgettable aussie imagery, pictures that will have everyone asking ‘where were you when you took this incredible shot?’ With OZTRAX, of course.
What’s the next step?
Excited to plan the Aussie adventure of a lifetime? Get in touch. We’ll fill you in on upcoming trips, tailored expeditions, your specific requirements and dream itinerary. Give us a call on 0419 850 759. Can’t wait to explore with you.
By ‘take you anywhere’, do you really mean...anywhere?
Helping you sidestep the norm and discover truly special places is our passion. While we can’t perch you atop the highest Bungle Bungle, OZTRAX can take you most other places.
We combine our geographic knowledge with your requests, fusing practicality with the spirit of adventure.
OZTRAX vehicles are specially designed to handle rough and rugged terrain, kitted-out with the latest nav gear and satellite support.
In short, we can take you anywhere – almost.
How long is each trip?
Expeditions last up to 14 days – though shorter trips can be arranged. Let us know your timeframe.
Who suits an OZTRAX adventure?
Anyone excited to see new places and say ‘wow!’, loudly. There’s no ‘type’ of person OZTRAX caters to – it’s an open invitation for positive people keen to try something new and unique.
How will I feel after an OZTRAX adventure?
Revitalised. Renewed. Refreshed. Inspired.
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