aboard our tour of the Great Australian Bight Tour, the Forgotten Corner
of South Australia. We enjoy morning tea
at Echuca and lunch at The Commercial
Hotel, Swan Hill. We travel through the Mallee Region and Hattah National Park to Red Cliffs. After our afternoon tea we continue along the
Sturt Highway, crossing the South Australian border, continue to Berri
where we settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Berri Motel.
This morning after a hearty breakfast we visit a special place for
Jimmy James. Jimmy James was a famous aboriginal tracker who worked with
South Australia Police on many investigations, murders, robberies and disappearances
in the 1960’s. We enjoy views across the mighty Murray River as we make
our way to the Bella Lavender Farm for a talk/tour and morning tea. Then
Travel through Eudunda, Saddleworth and Auburn. We explore the mining towns of Wallaroo
and Moonta, rich in Cornish history.
We relax for our Overnight Stay at the Kadina Gateway Motor Inn.
This morning, we take the
ferry from Wallaroo to Lucky Bay
where we visit Turner Aqua oysters with the chance to sample an
oyster. We continue south along the
Lincoln Highway to Port Lincoln, where we settle in for the Next Two
Nights at the Port Lincoln
breakfast this morning we head south for one of the most spectacular coastal drives
– Whalers Way. Whalers Way offers
sensational coastal views from the very tip of the Peninsula. We head into town
for a delicious lunch. After lunch we do a city highlights tour before
embarking on an Aquaculture Bay Cruise
which includes visiting a range of farms such as Kingfish and Abalone farms. We return to our motel, with time to freshen
up before dinner.
after a hearty breakfast we make our way to Coffin Bay, located on the
shores of one of the most beautiful estuaries in Australia, surrounded by
National Parks. We enjoy a brief stop
for morning tea, before continuing along the Flinders Highway to Ellison. We have a chance to admire this stunning area,
particularly the appropriately named Great Ocean View, a section of
cliff top roadway with some breathtaking views of the Great Australian Bight
and Waterloo Bay. We stop at the
geological wonder, Murphy’s Haystacks a great photo opportunity. This afternoon
we make our way to Streaky Bay, where we settle in for our Overnight
Stay at the Streaky Bay Community Hotel.
morning, we visit Point Labatt, an isolated and beautiful place, home to
a colony of Australian Sea Lions. From
the lookout on top of the cliffs we can view the seals basking in the sun on
the rocks below. The views along the
coast and out into the Great Australian Bight are sensational. From Point Labatt we return to the Flinders
Highway and then travel inland to Minnipa.
We visit nearby Pildappa Rock, a large piece of granite that has
been exposed over time by erosion.
Pildappa Rock features long wave formations rivalling those of Western
Australia’s Wave Rock. We farewell this
remote, yet fascinating part of the Eyre Peninsula. This afternoon we travel via Kimba and
Iron Knob to Port Augusta. We
settle in for Two Nights at the Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port
morning we head to the industrial city of Whyalla, the gateway to the Eyre
Peninsula and visit Whyalla
Visitor’s Information Centre where we have a guided tour of HMAS Whyalla, the largest land locked
ship in Australia. We enjoy a tour of the town before we have a picnic lunch.
This afternoon we return to Port Augusta with time to visit the Australia Arid Botanical Gardens. We
return to the motel with time to relax before dinner.
morning after breakfast we make our way through Crystal Brook to Burra
for a tour of this historic township.
The contrasting architecture reflecting Irish, English, Cornish and
European influences is unique. From
Burra we travel to Morgan, situated on the Murray River. Then we make our way to Mildura. We settle in for our Overnight Stay at
the Best Western Chaffey Motor Inn, Mildura.
we travel to Swan Hill for lunch and
past the chain of lakes. Travel the Murray
Valley Highway to Echuca where we enjoy afternoon tea with time to reflect on our tour having seen some wonderful sights
of the Great Australian Bight, South Australia’s Hidden Secret on the
IMAGE CREDIT: 1st Image on Cover is credit to Johan Martin Photography (Whalers Way) (Region: Eyre Peninsula)