Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Special Winery Lunch, Murray Paddle-Steamer, Special Cruise Lunch, Murray River, Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbour, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf, Mount Lofty Ranges, Torrens Gorge, Mannum, Goolwa, Lake Alexandrina, Port Elliot, Horseshoe Bay, Encounter Bay more Themes include: South Australia, Departs from Adelaide, Fly-Drive Car, Returns from Adelaide. + Show more
5 days Car Hire, "no worries" unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance
2 nights good standard Barossa Valley hotel (luxury upgrades available)
2 nights good standard Victor Harbor 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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Indulge in exquisite regional cuisines and superb wines at friendly cellar doors of heritage wineries of Barossa Valley and the McLaren Vale wine regions. Discover heritage architecture, ancient landscapes, farm fresh produce and orchard gates in undulating hills, antique and artisan galleries in country towns. Visit a lavender farm, fish off a jetty in a seaside village or enjoy the family fun of sand, sea, surf, wildlife or adventure park, oceanarium and Penguin Parade on a Victor Harbor Self-Drive package holiday.
Self-Drive Tour from Adelaide, South Australia.
DAY 1 Adelaide - Barossa Valley
Take the Princess Highway northbound from Adelaide today to Gawler Historic Town, then eastbound on to the bucolic countryside and indulgent pleasures of the vine clad hills and dales, orchards and historic country towns, of the Barossa Valley wine region, first settled by German immigrants who thoughtfully brought with them the culinary delights and vintners skills of the 'old country', to delight us.
Gawler (earliest town in South Australia , heritage architecture, Church Hill State Heritage Tour, South and North Para Rivers, art and craft galleries, organic food products, Gawler Clock Tower), Sandy Creek, Lyndoch (township settled by Lutherans in picturesque, undulating hills, vineyards since early 1800's, Jacob's Creek producing wines at Lyndoch since 1850's, scenic heli rides, balloon rides, self guided walks, picnic areas, Barossa Goldfields Trail walk, welcoming cellar doors, lavender farm, Williamstown ( 8km south west the Whispering Wall at Barossa Reservoir - Engineering masterpiece, words whispered quietly against one side of the retaining wall are clearly heard 130 m away on the other side of the retaining wall), Rowland Flat (wine trails), Lyndoch Lavender Farm. Direct driving 77km (1 hour).
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DAY 2 Discover Barossa Valley
Savour the tastes of the Barossa Valley Wine Region where some of the aged Shiraz vines date to the early 1840's and where generations of families continue the craft of their forbearers, keeping the business in the family for 6 and 7 generations and where even local schools include winemaking in their agriculture studies. See the German heritage of the Barossa Valley at places like Hahndorf in the architecture of steep, sloping roofs and the many stone built Lutheran churches created by master stonemasons in the 160 years since settlement in the Barossa Valley Wine Region. Explore the grand Seppelts Estate, established in the mid 1800's with a planting of some 2000 exotic date palms and a hilltop mausoleum - create your own wines at the Winemakers Laboratory and visit of the welcoming cellar doors of the Barossa Valley Wine Region. Taste the culinary heritage of Barossa in fresh local fruits dried to match local cheeses and the splendours of Maggie Beer's creations, try out the country town bakeries - sample the Germanic cream buns, the heavy, delicious Bienenstich cake and ice creams. Discover cafes and restaurants where sausages, Bratwurst and Mettwurst, feature strongly on the menu and compare the difference in culture and cuisine to the Angaston area, where settlers originated from Scotland or England creating, together with their German cousins, a gourmet food and wine culture in a wine producing region widely considered to be one of the best in the world for your indulgence.
Angaston (cafes, wine bars, boutiques, antiques, Collingrove Historic House, Barossa Farmers Saturday Market with 30 stands, Barossa Valley Cheese Company, Angas Park Fruit, Schulz Butchers 5 star bacon), Gawler (earliest town in South Australia , heritage architecture, Church Hill State Heritage Tour, South and North Para Rivers, art and craft galleries, organic food products, Gawler Clock Tower), Greenock (village green, microbrewery and country pub), Kapunda (historic copper mining centre, home of Sir Sidney Kidman, the Australian Cattle King, Celtic heritage and Celtic Festival, bronze statue of 'Son of Cornwall', character houses, museum), Lyndoch Valley (country town surrounded by vineyards and wineries and cafes), Seppeltsfield (excellent Seppeltsfield Winery and cellar door, Shakespeare in the Vines festival, avenues of date palms), Marananga, Nuriootpa (commercial centre of the Barossa Valley, Elderton Winery, Wolf Blass Wine VC and Penfolds Winery, Coulthard House, Coulthard Reserve, Nuriootpa (the awesome Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, where "Everything is about the flavour; taste and quality are paramount". And Maggie Beer’s Cooking Classes), Tanunda (Lutheran riverside township, churches, cafes, restaurants. Chateau Tanunda Winery and brandy, Peter Lehmann Wine, Langmeil, Richmond Grove, Lambert Estate, Mengler's Hill Lookout with vistas across the Barossa Valley), Williamstown (Barossa reservoir and the Whispering Wall, Hahndorf, Conservation Park, Mt Crawford Forest, Barossa Goldfields, huge mural, antiques, pubs, Colonist Corner, Victoria Creek Reserve, Domain Day Winery, TeAro Estate Winery, Linfield Wines), Springton Herbig Tree (hollow gum tree where Mr and Mrs Herbig and two kids actually lived).
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DAY 3 Barossa Valley - Victor Harbor
Enjoy friendly country towns and famous hospitable wineries. See waterfalls, prehistoric rock sites, amazing flora and fauna, beaches and living history see a new winery, galleries or boutiques, or superb cafes and restaurants featuring fresh from the farm local produce grown in the rolling hills and dales of the Barossa Valley, so close to Adelaide.
So much more to see and do today in the fabulous Barossa Valley; discover Nuriootpa (the awesome Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, where "Everything is about the flavour; taste and quality are paramount" - Why not book in for one of Maggie Beer's world famous Cooking Classes?), Tanunda (Lutheran riverside township, churches, cafes, restaurants. Chateau Tanunda Winery and brandy, Peter Lehmann Wine, Langmeil, Richmond Grove, Lambert Estate, Mengler's Hill Lookout with vistas across the Barossa Valley), Hahndorf, Conservation Park, Mt Crawford Forest, Barossa Goldfields, huge mural, antiques, pubs, Colonist Corner, Victoria Creek Reserve, Domain Day Winery, TeAro Estate Winery, Linfield Wines), Springton Herbig Tree (hollow gum tree where Mr and Mrs Herbig and two kids actually lived), Edwardstown, St Mary's, Bedford Park, Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, Reynella, Morphett Valle, Christies Beach, Seaford, Old Noarlunga, McLaren Vale Wineries (region of vineyards, orchards and gourmet produce farms, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, grenache, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc, famous wineries are Coriole, D'Arenberg, Hardy's Tintara, Rosemount Estate), Port Willunga, Sellicks Beach Lookout, Willunga, Mount Compass, Hindmarsh Valley, Hindmarsh Falls (cascading waterfall 25m high), Glacier Rock (500 million year old boulder), Middleton Vinery, Urimbirra Wildlife Park (70 species of Australian fauna in natural surroundings), Greenhill's Adventure Park (golf course, go karts, waterslides, climbing walls, etc) or Victor Harbor (take a horse drawn tram across the causeway, see penguins come home to roost, whaling port, home to South Australia Whale Centre).Direct driving 159km (2.13 hours)
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DAY 4 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).
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DAY 5 Victor Harbor - Adelaide
Time today to enjoy more of the natural 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 as you pass via the McLaren Vale Wine Region. Direct driving 82km (1.20 hours)
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