Enjoy South Australia’s best food and wine tour and experience Coffin Bay with 2 nights in Port Lincoln and 2 nights in Adelaide.
Start and finish your exclusive escape to Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay with nights in luxury at the Sofitel Adelaide. From Adelaide, fly to Port Lincoln where the pure ocean is brimming with diverse marine life and seafood sought-after the world over. Welcome to the Eyre Peninsula, a land where you can awaken your senses and tame your soul in the wilderness. Spend three days unearthing the region’s thriving food culture, breathtaking natural wonders and abundant wildlife. Chug out to a working oyster farm and taste world-famous Pacific oysters in the turquoise waters of Coffin Bay. Sprawl out on a secluded beach without another soul in sight. Meander along the coast on the iconic Whalers Way drive. Get up close to iconic Australian animals. Sample local wines and produce, and meet the people who live and work in this diverse landscape. And that’s just the start.
Made For You
As this is a private tour, our Made For You Manager can work with you to curate your perfect escape. If off-the-shelf isn’t your style, customise activities, destinations, accommodation, meals and even the vehicle.
Day 1: Adelaide
Arrive by own arrangement to Adelaide and receive an airport transfer from Adelaide Airport to the Sofitel, where you can relax and settle in to enjoy their world-class hospitality. There is much to do in this boutique metropolis, where you’ll find laneways lined with bars and heritage architecture framed by contemporary street art. Spend the day as you please and enjoy a restful night’s sleep before your early flight to the Eyre Peninsula, Australia’s Seafood Frontier, tomorrow.
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Day 2: Adelaide to Port Lincoln
A transfer will whisk you away from your Adelaide accommodation to the airport for your short 45-minute flight to Port Lincoln. Your expert local guide awaits your arrival, coffee at the ready. Winding further along the coast, we’ll make our way to Lincoln National Park. Kick off your shoes and have a walk along the beach while your guide lets down the tyres in preparation for a 4WD adventure through the dunes. Set to the soundtrack of the bush and waves lapping on the shores below, take a moment of repose immersed in nature.
The best Port Lincoln tours are fuelled by seafood, and today is no exception. Lunch is courtesy of local favourite, the iconic Fresh Fish Place, where you can sample the Eyre Peninsula’s seafood bounty, including oysters, scallops, crayfish, crab and fish. Join a local legend out on the water aboard the ‘Tesla’, a unique electric canal cruiser. Cruise Port Lincoln’s marina and learn about the Eyre Peninsula’s enviable seafood industry, surrounded by Australia’s largest commercial fishing fleet.
Back in town, unpack and refresh at the Port Lincoln Hotel, perched on Boston Bay, before making your way to the waterfront Marina Hotel for dinner featuring the region’s best produce.
Port Lincoln Hotel
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Day 3: Coffin Bay
This morning, head down the coast to taste world-famous Coffin Bay oysters. On this three-hour meet-the-grower experience, glide through crystal-clear waters to a working oyster farm and sample plump Pacific oysters straight from the source. Once you have tasted them, you will understand why Coffin Bay oysters are recognised as some of the world’s best. On the way back to shore, keep your eyes peeled for the local pod of dolphins who call these waters home. Back on land, enjoy some free time in Coffin Bay to enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants.
Next, arrive at Yarnbala for a grounding and immersive experience in nature with the property owner, Kane. On this 1.5-hour guided tour through South Australia’s last grassy she-oak woodlands, Kane will share his wisdom and passion for the native fauna and flora of the area. Taste native bush foods and learn about the ancient art of water divining. Feel a deep connection to Country during a mesmerising didgeridoo performance and soak up the serenity of the Australian bush.
Visit Coffin Bay National Park, home to a swathe of the Eyre Peninsula’s best beaches, including Almonta Beach and back in Port Lincoln, the remains of the day are yours to enjoy while dinner is courtesy of the award-winning restaurant Del Giorno’s.
Port Lincoln Hotel
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Day 4: Port Lincoln and surrounds
Your final day on the Eyre Peninsula kicks off at Sleaford Bay, where undulating dunes give way to crystal clear waters frequented by dolphins and whales. A scenic drive along Whalers Way brings you to Mikkira Station and the chance to get up close with some 150 wild koalas residing among the mana gum mallee. Home to the only wild koala population on the peninsula, as well as kangaroos and emus, this sanctuary is a must for wildlife lovers. The on-site historic homestead offers a glimpse back in time to the lives of the region’s pioneers.
Come lunchtime, arrive at our final destination, Boston Bay Wines. Graze on fresh local produce and taste a range of premium wines over a long lunch. Nourished by local produce and rejuvenated by nature, your guide will drop you back at the airport for your return flight to Adelaide. An airport transfer back to Sofitel Adelaide is taken care of, and you will arrive around 7 pm.
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Day 5: Adelaide
Enjoy a sleep-in this morning, followed by a delicious breakfast buffet spread at the gorgeous hotel restaurant Level 9. You can store your luggage with the concierge if you would like to do some more sightseeing around Adelaide, and your airport transfer back to the airport is included and will be arranged for you based on your flight time.