7D6N Port Lincoln Seafood Safari & Swim with Marine Animals
Follow South Australia's stunning coastline as you swim with sea lions, cage dive with Great White Sharks, or set out on a fishing charter. Indulge in Australia's best seafood straight from the ocean as you make your way through this ultimate seafood safari.
- Go on an adventurous shark cage diving: This is the only place in Australia where you can come face-to-face with great whites in their natural environment on a full-day boat charter. For those not wanting to get wet, opt for prime viewing of the underwater action from the safety of a glass aqua-sub
- The Iconic Penfolds Experience: Walk in the footsteps of winemaking legends and learn of their craftsmanship and enduring winemaking philosophy. Explore the vineyard and discover the underground cellars on a private journey through the heart of our original winery. View the most coveted wines, including the flagship Grange, in one of the private tasting rooms.
- Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour: Harvest fresh oysters straight out of the sea at a working Oyster Farm, sit in the water and taste oysters fresh out of the sea.
- Swim with playful sea lions and bottlenose dolphins. Unfed, untrained, totally wild, a place where the Lions of the sea and their close friends, bottlenose dolphins, will choose to interact with you on their own terms
Day 1: Singapore - Adelaide
Depart Singapore for Adelaide
Day 2: Port Lincoln
Upon arrival at the airport, make a transfer to your domestic flight from Adelaide to Port Lincoln.
Arrive in Port Lincoln and your friendly guide will pick you up. Thereafter, head to some of the peninsula’s best beaches – including the unforgettable Memory Cove. This scenic coastal playground offers towering snow-white sand dunes, crystal clear waters and untouched bushland abound with wildlife.
This evening, take a seat perched on Boston Bay. Wine and dine at The Line & Label, one of Port Lincoln’s premier dining destinations. They offer contemporary Australian food matched with their own Estate wines. Snag a table overlooking the sea and vines and unwind for the day.
Or, if you prefer to grab and go, pop by Port Lincoln's famous Fresh Fish Place, where you can pick-up some famously fresh seafood and cook-up a feast at the accommodation. Stop-by Beer Garden Brewing and pick-up a pack of locally-made craft beer or cider to wash it down with.
Then, check into your accommodation and rest for the night. Bay 10 is a boutique accommodation complex in the heart of Port Lincoln, on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. It boasts a prime waterfront position.
Accommodation: 4* Bay 10 Accommodation
Day 3: Port Lincoln
Today, push yourself to your limits and check another item off your bucket list – Shark Cage Diving with Great Whites! Go on an adventurous shark cage diving expedition while on a full-day white shark tour off the coast of Port Lincoln. This heart-stopping adventure is one for the bucket list and only available in three locations worldwide and it is the only place in Australia where you can come face-to-face with great whites in their natural environment on a full-day boat charter.
If diving with great white sharks is a little too much, you also have the tamer option of swimming with the sea lions! For those not wanting to get wet, opt for prime viewing of the underwater action from the safety of a glass aqua-sub.
From Port Lincoln marina, depart to to ‘shark bay’ at Neptune Island, approximately 70 km's south of Port Lincoln, South Australia. On the way, witness spectacular scenery as you cruise through the Thorny Passage and expect sightings of inquisitive local dolphins and sea birds. Learn from the locals, get off brochure insights into hot tips to visit stay play and fish. Discover remote places and ancient history from the perspective of mariner explorer.
To ensure we are protecting the natural environment, our operator uses audio sound vibrations to attract the sharks to the boat.
Accommodation: 4* Bay 10 Accommodation
Day 4: Port Lincoln – Coffin Bay – Baird Bay
Drive to Coffin Bay, and head for an oyster farm tour on which you will harvest fresh oysters straight out of the sea. Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour is the only tour in Australia where you wade to a working Oyster Farm, sit in the water and taste oysters fresh out of the sea.
Wade out into the water and taste fresh Pacific and the native Angasi oysters straight out of the sea, and learn first hand, how to shuck an oyster.
Then indulge in more seafood at 1802 Oyster Bar. 1802 Oyster Bar is situated in beautiful Coffin Bay overlooking the pristine waters and oyster leases that have made the town, and its oysters world famous. Unwind on the large outdoor deck and soak up the sea views while feasting on a delicious array of food.
Then, check into your accommodation. Baird Bay Ocean Eco Apartments offer two architecturally designed, large rammed earth holiday units. The location is absolute beachfront and a dinghy and kayaks are available with each unit for guests to use during their stay. (There is no extra charge for the dinghy or kayaks, but a fuel surcharge does apply and is payable before departure.)
Accommodation: 4* Bay 10 Accommodation
Day 5: Baird Bay – Streaky Bay – Lake MacDonnell
This morning, you will swim with playful sea lions and bottlenose dolphins. Unfed, untrained, totally wild, a place where the Lions of the sea and their close friends, bottlenose dolphins, will choose to interact with you on their own terms. The "call of the wild" echoes around you as you are literally welcomed into a water world of pure magic by the very things that live in the sea.
Then head to Streaky Bay, where you can pick up some fresh abalone, mussels and other seafood at Streaky Bay Seafood.
Continue up the coast and discover the jaw-dropping magenta waters of one of South Australia’s most photographed pink lakes. Lake MacDonnell is located in the state of South Australia and along the western tip of the Eyre Peninsula. Mother Nature’s full palette is on show at the Eyre Peninsula’s Lake MacDonnell with a super-high salt concentration resulting in some seriously intense pink colours. (Note: Is Lake MacDonnell Always Pink? The simple answer to this is no. Firstly you have to take into consideration the time of the year you are visiting. If there isn’t much water in the lake, you will end up with a dried-out white salt plain instead of a bright pink lagoon.)
Afterwards, head down the road to Cactus Beach: an oceanic wonderland, drawing surfers from across the world to its powerful breaks and Southern Ocean swells.
Then, head to Ceduna Airport in the evening for your flight back to Adelaide.
Day 6: Adelaide
Enjoy a wine tasting at the original Grange Cottage, famed for their magill cellar door experience and it is also the 1844 home of Penfolds founders Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold. Then, conclude the tour with an exclusive selection of their most coveted wines, including the flagship Grange, in one of their private tasting rooms. On top of that, you may personalize your own wine with a custom plaque – available exclusively from Penfolds Cellar Doors.
Indulge in a 3-course lunch with wine at the exquisite Magill Estate Restaurant, located in a glass box overlooking the earliest vineyards and the original Penfolds cottage.
Spend the afternoon exploring Adelaide Botanic Garden. Visit the magnificently-restored 1877-built Palm House, First Creek Wetland, the Amazon Waterlily Pavilion, the Santos Museum of Economic Botany and the Bicentennial Conservatory.
Then, have dinner at 2018 Australia’s Restaurant of the Year, Orana offers an upscale Modern Australian tasting menu in an elegant, intimate restaurant with timber styling. Enjoy its seasonal tasting menu featuring modern interpretations of local and native wild foods.
Then, check into The Mayfair. The luxurious 5-star Mayfair Hotel can be found at the intersection of King William and Hindley Streets. The boutique hotel boasts an unmatched location, adjacent to Rundle Mall and a short walk to Adelaide’s Riverbank and entertainment precincts.
The Mayfair Hotel offers elegant and locally inspired dining at Mayflower Restaurant and THE DEN, and a sophisticated rooftop experience at HENNESSY Rooftop Bar.
Day 7: Singapore
Depart Adelaide for Singapore
Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect on the tour but is not set in stone. What we actually do on a given day is flexible and can be tailored based on the interests of the group.
This itinerary and its package inclusions might be changed later in time, subject to availability.
Image courtesy of:
- Tourism Australia
- Goin’ Off Safaris / Fran Solly
- Goin’ Off Safaris / Robert Lang
- Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions
- South Australian Tourism Commission