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Great Australian Bight

19th September 2024
9 Days

Day 1 – Thursday 19th Sept ’24 SWAN HILL – BERRI (L, D)

Welcome 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. 


Day 2 – Friday 20th BERRI – KADINA (B, D)

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.  


Day 3 – Saturday 21st KADINA – PORT LINCOLN (B, D) 

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 Hotel.


Day 4 – Sunday 22nd DISCOVER PORT LINCOLN (B, L, D)

After 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. 


Day 5 – Monday 23rd WEST COAST – MURPHY’S HAYSTACKS (B, L, D)

Today 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.



This 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 Augusta.


Day 7 – Wednesday 25th PORT AUGUSTA - WHYALLA - EAST COAST (B, L, D)   

This 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.


Day 8 – Thursday 26th PORT AUGUSTA – MILDURA (B, D)

This 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.


Day 9 – Friday 27th MILDURA – HOME (B)

Today 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 Eyre Peninsula.

Price Per Person: $3,777

Single Supplement: $785

IMAGE CREDIT: 1st Image on Cover is credit to Johan Martin Photography (Whalers Way) (Region: Eyre Peninsula)

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Tour: Great Australian Bight on 19th September 2024

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