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South Australia - Discover Our Home with Dennis Bunnik


Discover the place Bunnik Tours calls home, South Australia.

Members from: $4,305 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $4,395 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    Bunnik Tours

  • Booking Code

    BUDSAD

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • Transport — We travel on full size coaches with plenty of space to spread out

  • No Hidden Extras

  • Spend time in one of Australia’s most world-renowned wine regions, the Barossa, and visit Yalumba Winery and Seppeltsfield.

  • In the Adelaide Hills, visit the home of one of Australia’s greatest artists, Sir Hans Heysen, and see his studio.

  • Visit the quirky d’Arenberg Cube in McLaren Vale and enjoy a tasting while overlooking the vineyards.

  • Tour the oldest fresh produce market in Australia, the Adelaide Central Market and delight in the fresh produce, gourmet goods and more.


Discover the place Bunnik Tours calls home, South Australia. Joint-CEO, Dennis Bunnik, will escort you on this tour as you discover this diverse and wonderful state. From world class wineries, to the gem of Kangaroo Island, the ancient beauty of the Flinders Ranges and so much more, this tour will show you the best our backyard has to offer.

Special Experiences: 

  • Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Bunnik Tours to see how our tours are created. Explore our headquarters including the historic ballroom and the hidden basement.
  • Join the Adelaide locals for ‘breakfast at the markets’ followed by a private tour of the Adelaide Central Market.
  • Visit Penfolds Magill Estate nestled amongst the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges for a tour of the original winery and a tasting of its iconic Grange.
  • Sip on sundowners at a viewpoint looking out towards the magnificent scenery of Wilpena Pound.
  • Tour the Centennial Cellar at Seppeltsfield and taste tawny directly from the barrel.

Itinerary


Day 1 Arrive Adelaide

Welcome to Adelaide. With impeccable wineries and pristine beaches, arid outback and rolling hills all within an arm’s reach of the city, Adelaide is the gateway to all that South Australia has to offer.

The city is also the home of Bunnik Tours, which is where our tour begins late this afternoon. Please note, you will be met in the hotel’s reception at 4pm.

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Bunnik Tours to see how our tours are created. Explore our headquarters including the historic ballroom and the hidden basement.

We’ll enjoy welcome drinks in the heritage headquarters’ ballroom before making our way to a local restaurant for dinner this evening.

(Dinner)

Day 2 Adelaide

Adelaide is renowned for its incredible food and wine scene and we’ll visit the food hub of the city this morning, the Adelaide Central Market. One of the largest undercover markets in the Southern Hemisphere, the Adelaide Central Market is home to over 70 traders offering a variety of fresh produce and gourmet goods.

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Join the Adelaide locals for ‘breakfast at the markets’ followed by a private tour of the Adelaide Central Market.

From here, our tour of the city continues with a short tram ride to Adelaide’s cultural boulevard North Terrace. Home to beautiful heritage architecture, wide footpaths and the State’s Museum and Art Gallery, North Terrace is a wonder to explore.

(Breakfast)

Day 3 Adelaide - McLaren Vale - Kangaroo Island

Just south of Adelaide is the Fleurieu Peninsula; a land of good food, rolling vineyards, pristine beaches and the world-renowned McLaren Vale wine region which we have the privilege to explore today.

We’ll begin with a bit of Bunnik family history in historic Port Noarlunga before venturing into McLaren Vale for our first stop at the impressive and quirky d’Arenberg Cube. This Rubik’s cube like structure juts out of the d’Arenberg winery’s vineyard and is home to a tasting room and museum. We’ll continue exploring McLaren Vale, tasting a drop or two of the region’s finest wines, visiting historic Willunga and meeting some local characters along the way.

Late this afternoon we’ll enjoy a scenic drive to Cape Jervis at the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Here, we board the ferry for a 45-minute ride to Kangaroo Island.

(Breakfast)

Day 4 Kangaroo Island

The jewel in South Australia’s tourism crown, the raw and rugged Kangaroo Island awaits us today. Home to crystal clear waters, an abundance of wildlife, incredible natural wonders, and delicious local food, the Island is truly breathtaking.

Kangaroo Island was hard hit by the summer 2020 bushfires. Today, we spend the day on and off the tourist trail as we see how the Island is recovering. We’ll visit Flinders Chase National Park at the far end of the island, home to the Remarkable Rocks and the playful seals of Admiral’s Arch. We will also meet with local operators, discovering their products and hearing their stories of perseverance and strength.

(Breakfast)

Day 5 Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is home to a vast array of small producers and stunning hidden beaches. Today we’ll savour both as we further explore the Island, learn about the purest strain of Ligurian bees in the world and sample the wares of South Australia’s first boutique gin distillery.

(Breakfast)

Day 6 Kangaroo Island - Adelaide Hills - Adelaide

Rolling hills covered in vineyards, orchards and greenery await us today. The Adelaide Hills is arguably South Australia’s most charming region, with quaint towns, a proud history and a delicious food and wine scene waiting to be explored.

We board the ferry back to the mainland this morning before making our way to the Adelaide Hills. Here, we’ll visit the picturesque German heritage-listed town of Hahndorf and explore the quaint main street that is lined with traditional German buildings housing pubs, bakeries, cafes and boutiques. We’ll also visit the home of one of Australia’s greatest artists, Sir Hans Heysen, and tour his house and studio.

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Visit Penfolds Magill Estate nestled amongst the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges for a tour of the original winery and a tasting of its iconic Grange.

(Breakfast)

Day 7 Adelaide - Clare Valley - Flinders Ranges

Step back in time and to another world when we travel to the Flinders Ranges. Dusty red rocks jut out of the dry and arid landscape, as long roads lead to the epicentre of the region – mighty Wilpena Pound. With a laidback and welcoming country hospitality and stunning scenery made world famous by the watercolour paintings of Sir Hans Heysen, it can be hard to believe that the region is just a five-hour drive from the heart of Adelaide.

We head north this morning and visit one of South Australia’s award-winning wine regions, the Clare Valley. The region is not only known for its incredible Riesling, but for its strong heritage as well. We continue into the Flinders Ranges and see the historic Pichi Richi Railway track that dates back to 1879 before visiting the historic town of Quorn. We’ll admire Quorn’s beautiful heritage buildings and learn about the town’s past as a vibrant railway hub for the region. You might recognise the streets of Quorn from films including Gallipoli, Wolf Creek and The Lighthorsemen.

We’ll reach our accommodation in the shadow of Wilpena Pound late this afternoon.

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Sip on sundowners at a viewpoint looking out towards the magnificent scenery of Wilpena Pound.

(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8 Flinders Ranges

Arguably the Flinders Ranges’ most iconic landmark, Wilpena Pound is a natural amphitheatre home to impressive gorges and an abundance of wildlife. The Adnyamathanha people have called the Flinders Ranges home for tens of thousands of years, with ‘Wilpena’ translating to ‘Ikara’ meaning ‘meeting place’.

A scenic flight over Wilpena is a magical way to get a gauge on the incredible size and intricate rock formations of this Flinders Ranges icon, and this morning we have the option (weather permitting) to take part in a scenic flight. We’ll spend the remainder of our day exploring the incredible landscape that surrounds us.

(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9 Flinders Ranges - Burra - The Barossa

One of Australia’s most well-known and highly regarded wine regions is calling our name today. The Barossa, home to some of the world’s oldest vines, over 80 cellar doors and passionate and welcoming locals, is a must visit region for anyone who visits South Australia.

We discover South Australia’s mining history on our way to the Barossa today, when we visit the town of Burra. A thriving copper mining hub in its heyday, Burra is home to fascinating remnants of its past including heritage buildings, abandoned mine dugouts, police quarters and more. We’ll arrive in the Barossa this afternoon.

(Breakfast)

Day 10 The Barossa - Adelaide

We’ll spend the day exploring some gems of the Barossa. Beginning at the family owned Yalumba Winery, we’ll enjoy a tasting of the wine and a guided tour of the winery that was first established in 1849. Beautiful landscaped gardens surround the historic clock tower where our tasting will take place.

Next, we continue to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop to sample Maggie’s flagship and seasonal products and enjoy a wander around the property.

We then make our way down a palm-tree lined road to Seppeltsfield. Here, we’ll explore the expansive grounds that are home to heritage buildings housing local vendors including the craft and design studio JamFactory and the handmade skin and body care business Vasse Virgin. The Centennial Cellar is a highlight at Seppeltsfield, home to an unbroken lineage of each vintage of tawny from the current year all the way back to the year 1878.

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Tour the Centennial Cellar at Seppeltsfield and taste tawny directly from the barrel.

We’ll make our way back to Adelaide this afternoon and enjoy a group farewell dinner together this evening.

(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11 Depart Adelaide

Our tour concludes after breakfast this morning. We bid farewell to our new friends and to the diverse and wonderful South Australia.

(Breakfast)


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