Spend a full day discovering the picturesque Victor Harbor and world renowned McLaren Vale wine region. This fully guided, small group tour will take you on a journey to discover the nature, wildlife and local produce of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Stopping at Victor Harbor for a guided Island walk and open ocean boat cruise then onto Mclaren Vale wine region to visit the native wetlands and cellar door of a biodynamic winery! This perfect blend delivers a touch of adventure, a hint of indulgence and a smattering of culture leaving you with a lasting impression of South Australia.
After a complimentary city hotel pick up, ease in to your day’s adventure on a scenic drive to the south coast. Travel through the city, along the coast and into the countryside of the Fleurieu Peninsula region.
On arrival at Victor Harbor stroll along the iconic causeway and revitalise with an interpretive walk around the historic Granite Island. Be amazed by the breathtaking ocean views and discover the history, geology and nature of the local area. Sit down to a delicious picnic lunch provided by a sustainable local caterer.
Meet your captain for a 45 minute open ocean boat cruise to Seal Island. As you cruise along witness the spectacular Waitpinga Cliffs and look out for an array of seabirds such as petrels, shearwaters and cormorants. With a bit of luck, the playful local dolphins may even pop up to say hello! Looping around Seal Island see Australian Sea Lions and Long-Nosed Fur Seals basking in the sun or frolicking in the water.
After a short drive through McLaren Vale wine region arrive at the eco-friendly Gemtree winery. Meander through the biodiverse wetlands that have recently been restored to maintain an ecological balance. As you follow the trail keep an eye out for the friendly natives, such as birds, koala’s and possibly an echidna. Be sure to stop and say hello to the resident Emu’s Bio and Dyno!
Head up to the cellar door of Gemtree to begin your progressive wine tasting. Along the way learn about the biodynamic practices and philosophy behind this family owned property. Finish off the afternoon with a Vintner’s Platter and glass of Gemtree regional wine while admiring the expansive views across the vineyard. Relax and enjoy your afternoon drive back to Adelaide city.