McLaren Vale Wineries, Port Noarlunga, O'Sullivan Beach, Victor Harbor, Sellicks Beach lookout, Glacier Rock, Urimibirra Wildlife Park, Greenhill's Adventure Park. Self-Drive Tour with Hotels Car Hire (unlimited kms) Bonus Vouchers. Departs from Adelaide. Themes include: South Australia, Departs from Adelaide, Fly-Drive Car, Returns from Adelaide. + Show more
4 days Car Hire, "no worries" unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance
2 nights good standard Victor Harbor hotel (luxury upgrades available)
1 night good standard McLaren Vale hotel (luxury upgrades available)
South Australia Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants & attractions)
Relax all the hard work has been taken out of your Self-Drive Holiday. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and the security of this popular DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Itinerary.
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Explore the fertile McLaren Vale Wine Region with welcoming cellar doors, ocean fresh seafood and fresh local farm produce for your indulgence. Discover mountain ranges, pretty seaside beaches, quaint country towns, amazing waterfalls and prehistoric landscapes on your Self-Drive holiday to Victor Harbor with surf beaches, dolphins and whale spotting in season; enjoy country pubs, wildlife, adventure parks, an oceanarium and penguins parading back from the ocean to roost at twilight.
Self-Drive Tour from Adelaide, South Australia
DAY 1 Adelaide - McLaren Vale
Delight in world famous wineries and fresh local produce, play on perfect beaches or catch supper from a jetty.
Today you can see Reynella, Morphett Valle, Christies Beach, Seaford, Old Noarlunga, Christies Beach, O'Sullivan Beach, McLaren Vale Wineries (region of vineyards, orchards and gourmet produce farms, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, grenache, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc, famous wineries are, Rosemount Estate, D'Arenberg, Coriole, Hardy's, Tintara) or Port Noarlunga (family resort, good beaches, fishing from the jetty).Direct driving 40km (50 min)
Overnight McLaren Vale
DAY 2 McLaren Vale - Victor Harbor
Cross Sellicks Hill Range, see orchards and fertile gourmet produce farmlands and world famous wineries with welcoming cellar doors, quaint country towns, mountain ranges and little penguins.
Today you can see McLaren Vale (Coriole, D'Arenberg, Hardy's Tintara, and Rosemount Estate and many more famed wineries), Port Willunga, Sellicks Beach Lookout, Willunga, Mount Compass, Hindmarsh Valley, Hindmarsh Falls (waterfall cascading down 25m), Glacier Rock (500 million year old boulder), Middleton Vinery, Urimbirra Wildlife Park (many species of Australian fauna and flora), Greenhills Adventure Park (golf course, go karts, waterslides, climbing walls, etc) or Victor Harbor and Granite island (connected by causeway, whaling port, home to South Australia Whale Centre).Direct driving 48km (40 min)
Overnight Victor Harbor
DAY 3 Discover Victor Harbor
See how Victor Harbor has grown to be a vibrant holiday town on the coast of South Australia with surf, sand, sun, amazing views, and up-close and intimate wildlife encounters where today, May until October, Southern Right Whales can be seen from the shore. Amazingly, Victor Harbor was once the export port for the Whaling Station on nearby Granite Island. Visit the South Australian Whaling Centre to see how little we knew such a short time ago - and how much we have changed. See displays of the whaling industry that much of coastal Australia grew from and learn of some 25 species of dolphins and whales. Discover the early colonial architecture of Victor Harbor with excellent cafes and restaurants serving fresh local produce and country pubs serving great country atmosphere. Take an unusual journey 600 metres across the sea to experience a guided Penguin Discovery Tour or close up views of marine life below the sea at an Oceanarium. Check out a wildlife park, visit a rose garden, take a pony ride or ride a most unusual tram, there is much to do and see for everyone at Victor Harbor.
Victor Harbor (events, heritage buildings, early colonial architecture, pubs, restaurants, cafes, Adventure Park, Mini Golf), Cockle Train (steam rail ride Port Elliot - Goolwa along cliffs), South Australian Whale Centre (exhibits from days of whaling in 1837 whaling station), Below Deck Oceanarium, Steamranger Heritage Railway, Greenhills Adventure Park (Tractor Train Rides, Waterslides, Moon Bikes, Archery, Dry Slides, Paddle Boats, Canoes, Flying Foxes, Golf, Tennis, Maze, Go-karts, Climbing Wall), Girdler Family Amusements (biggest touring Ferris Wheel in SA, double slide inflatable, Dodgem Cars), Urimbirra Wildlife Park, Wild Rose Gardens and Miniature Village, Inman Valley, Glacier Rock (geological formation access via a very short walk with steps), The Bluff (500 million years old, granite headland created when magma was squeezed up from the crust of the continental shelf), Waitpinga Hill (lookout over Encounter Bay), Granite Island Tram (unique ride on the last horse drawn tram in the southern hemisphere, the Clydesdale horse-drawn tram crosses the 630m causeway above the ocean, stunning views), Granite Island Recreation and Nature Park (Southern Right Whales in Encounter Bay, Petrel Cove, Chiton Rocks and the Dump surf beaches, wildflowers, sea cliff views, rock formations, cafe/kiosk, guided Penguin Discover Tours).
Overnight Victor Harbor
DAY 4 Victor Harbor - Adelaide
Time today to enjoy more of the pleasures of Victor Harbor before returning to Adelaide.
Perhaps take time to explore some of the treasures you discovered en-route to Victor Harbor; put together a picnic of fresh local produce purchased from farm gates, to savour as you take in the splendid vistas of the beaches or the National Parks, or enjoy a long luncheon at one of the many elegant wineries. Direct driving 82km (1.20 hours)
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