Start the day at 8.30am with a Market Breakfast followed by a 1.5 hour Adelaide Central Market Tour
The 140 year old Adelaide Central Market, in the heart of the Central Business District, is the epicenter of Food, Culture and Lifestyle in South Australia. The largest fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere, with over 80 specialist Stalls and the most visited tourist destination in South Australia with over 1.3 million visitors per month.
Get the inside story about our famous Food Market, generous tastings of the best in South Australian produce . . . Olive Oil, Oysters cheese and more with your Adelaide Central Market Tour.
A sensory and interactive Gourmet waking tour with local food expert, Mark Gleeson, through the Adelaide Central Market. Chef, Restauranteur, Olive Oil Judge and Slow Food Member, Mark's knowledge of the local food industry is vast. The largest fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere and a window into the South Australian Food Industry. Visit Stallholders, taste many foods and experience the exciting buzz of the market. During the tour participants enjoy a range of delicious samples from South Australia. Even the gastronomic challenged will enjoy the experience.
Hotel pick up and drop off, highly qualified and knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air - conditioned vehicles, home-made morning teas, wine tastings, and a sumptuous lunch.
After leaving the main city centre we head north, over the Torrens River and into the Torrens Gorge. Covering 400 square kilometers, this area prides itself on its unspoiled beauty and love of the great outdoors. You may be lucky enough to see kangaroos and emus grazing near the road before venturing to the Chain of Ponds, which features a breathtaking backdrop of giant reservoirs and towering pine trees. We make our way to Williamstown and admire the beautiful stone buildings before having morning tea from the historic Lyndock bakery.
We visit the Angas Park Fruit Co. at the charming stone brick town of Angaston, before admiring the panoramic views offered from Menglers Hill Lookout, which gives you fantastic photographic opportunities looking out onto the Barossa Valley.
Lunch will be at award winning Peter Lehman Wines and consist of a beautiful tasting plate of local meats and cheeses.
The afternoon will then be spent amongst the vineyards and wineries that make this area so popular and famous around the world. This afternoon will be created to suit your palate. Whether you prefer the red or white, dry or sweet, our guide will discuss with everyone what they prefer and visit wineries appropriate to your taste. This is the joy of a small personalized group.
The day will finish with a stop to view the most famous of all premium Australian wine, Grange. That ends your magical day with us and we will have you back in town early evening.
Kangaroo Island - Australia’ Galapagos
If you want extraordinary wildlife encounters, excellent local produce and warm hospitality, this large Island off the coast of South Australia is a destination without peer. With significant National Park and Conservation reserves (one third of the entire island) and very few introduced plants and animals, biologists refer to Kangaroo Island as "the closest to what temperate Australia was like at the time of European settlement." The Island's diverse landscapes provide habitat for sealions, fur seals, endemic kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, echidnas, platypus, goannas, 255 bird species (many rare or endangered), possums, bandicoots and even whales. Except for whales, which pass through in winter, these are present all year-round.
The following Kangaroo Island tours can be taken individually or combined as part of a package with transport and accommodation.
This full day share tour is our signature tour and blends a range of wildlife experiences with an elegant barbeque at a private lunch site out in the bush. Get an introduction to Island life - where things take time. Where drivers wave as they go by - or even stop for a chat.
Have morning tea with some home-made cakes before taking a walk down a country track through tall Eucalyptus trees where koalas snooze overhead, or perhaps wake briefly for a feed.
Travel through some of the Island’s best farming country to the north coast.
At Lathami Conservation Park walk quietly through the bush with your guide - what makes that noise, who’s tracks are those, and who left that little pile there? Look for wallabies which are almost extinct on the mainland, and a kangaroo found only on Kangaroo Island.
Break for lunch and enjoy a delicious meal featuring King George whiting (local sea fish), fresh salads and fine South Australian wines at a private bush location.
At Seal Bay Conservation Park, walk with your guide among Australian sealions on a beautiful sandy beach. Watch pups nursing, or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology. The remainder of the afternoon is spent exploring more of the south east region of the Island with destinations and experiences chosen to reflect seasonal opportunities.
This full day share tour explores some of Kangaroo Island’s highlights and lesser known backtracks of Flinders Chase National Park - a wilderness covering nearly 200,000 acres. It is home to a wide array of wildlife species such as kangaroos, wallabies, possums, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus and many birds including rare Cape Barren Geese. In addition to the wildlife habitat the park also protects important geological features and cultural heritage sites.
The drive down to Cape du Couedic takes in some dramatic dune country with a complex fire history and an interesting range of vegetation types. The road alignment follows the original horse trail between the ranger station and the lighthouse settlement on the tip of the peninsula.
At Cape du Couedic visit a fur seal colony which now number over 50,000 after being decimated by hunting in the early 1800’s. These animals can be observed at rest on the rocks or frolicking in the surf under Admirals Arch - a spectacular coastal grotto. On the headland above is a beautiful stone lighthouse where three light keepers and their families lived, maintaining a warning for ships. With no road access until 1940 life was tough - supplies came by sea only every 3 months.
Another impressive stone structure had a different architect - the Remarkable Rocks, huge natural granite sculptures, have been carved by relentless winds, rain and salt from the Southern Ocean. The end result looks like a meeting of the minds of Henri Moore and Salvador Dali!
Good wines and local produce features highly in our picnic lunch which we can enjoy out in the bush before exploring more of the Island. Depending upon the season, the afternoon might include a visit to “Grassdale” in the heart of Kelly Hill Conservation Park, the secluded pools of the Rocky River or a rugged South Coast cove.