• Pricing From $8,395pp
  • Single Supplement FREE*
  • From Adelaide
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Max Group Size 18
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 27 Oct 2023
  • Returns 03 Nov 2023

Join Bill Peach Journeys to discover the remarkable Eyre Peninsula. Roughly the size of Switzerland, it is a place of extreme natural beauty, renowned for a multitude of landscapes including its fascinating desert scenery and stunningly dramatic coastline. Be struck by the vivid colours and textures that shape Whyalla, from red-hot coals emerging from the Liberty Steelworks to the sublime turquoise blues of the Spencer Gulf, home to the nearby resident dolphins.
Learn about Whyalla’s ship building past when visiting the Whyalla Maritime Museum and the history and challenges faced by early settlers. Making our way to Port Lincoln, we hand-feed kangaroos at Glen Forest and enjoy a unique afternoon tea with the koalas at Mikkira Homestead. Celebrated for its world-famous seafood, we will join in a seafood Masterclass Dinner and indulge in the Eyre Peninsula’s freshest catches, matched perfectly with local wines of course! Enjoy an oyster cruise at Coffin Bay and a scenic cruise of Boston Bay. Simply magnificent!

Highlights

  • Explore the stunning vistas of the eastern Eyre Peninsula from Whyalla to Port Lincoln, celebrated for its pristine coastlines, rolling farmlands, vineyards, historic townships and national parks
  • Embark on a culinary adventure through the Eyre Peninsula, renowned for its world-famous seafood
  • Cruise the picturesque shores of Boston Bay, one of the largest protected natural harbours in the world and three times the size of Sydney Harbour
  • Sail through Coffin Bay and sample the freshest of oysters directly from the water to your plate
  • Walk alongside shingle deposits formed 7,000 years ago at picturesque Fitzgerald Bay
  • Partake in a seafood Masterclass Dinner
  • Enjoy wildlife experiences as we view native birds, dolphins, kangaroos and koalas
  • Tour Whyalla’s Liberty Steelworks, heritage-listed Pt Lowly Lighthouse and the Whyalla & Axel Stenross Maritime Museums
  • Includes return commercial flights to Eyre Peninsula
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Your own room with no single supplement* charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code EP2300*
Departs 26 May 2023
Returns 02 Jun 2023
Price From $8,395pp
Single Supplement FREE*
Tour Code EP2301*
Departs 27 Oct 2023
Returns 03 Nov 2023
Price From $8,395pp
Single Supplement FREE*
Day 1: Arrive Adelaide

Adelaide - clear day in Adelaide city - luxury short breaks South AustraliaUpon arrival in Adelaide, transfer to the Mayfair Hotel, a luxurious 5-star boutique hotel. Meet your fellow travellers tonight at the welcome dinner hosted by your Journey Director at Treasury 1860, Set inside the historic Adelaide Treasury Building.

Overnight: Mayfair Adelaide or similar

Day 2: Adelaide - Whyalla

Whyalla - Port Lowly Lighthouse - luxury short breaks South AustraliaDeparting Adelaide, we fly to Whyalla. This morning we visit the heritage-listed Pt Lowly Lighthouse and lighthouse keepers’ cottages. Heading northeast, drive to Fitzgerald Bay which offers stunning views of the blue gulf waters framed by picturesque hills and the Southern Flinders Ranges. Continue on to Whyalla to enjoy a walk on the Circular Jetty, a unique design chosen by the community. This evening we will view the Steelworks and Jetty at night from Hummock Hill Lookout.

Overnight: Sundowner Motel or similar

Day 3: Whyalla

Today we see behind the scenes of more than 100 years of Australian iron and steel-making history at the Liberty GFG Steelworks. Approximately 1.2 million tonnes of raw steel is produced each year for the construction and rail transport industries. Visit the Whyalla Maritime Museum, home of the HMAS Whyalla, the first ship built in the Whyalla Shipyards in 1941. The museum also houses a treasured collection of memorabilia relating to World War II and BHP shipbuilding history plus a shark and natural history exhibition. Following a visit to the Whyalla Wetlands, step into yesteryear’s schoolroom, blacksmith shop and workers’ cottage at the Mount Laura Homestead Museum.

Overnight: Sundowner Motel or similar

Day 4: Whyalla - Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln - feeding the kangaroos at Glen Forest Tourist Park - luxury short breaks South AustraliaWe head south today visiting picturesque Arno Bay before arriving at Glen Forest Animal Park to hand-feed kangaroos. We drive on to the family-owned and operated Lincoln Estate Wines for a tasting before arriving at Port Lincoln. Here we will visit three local icons – sculptures of Makybe Diva, the Tuna Poller and Matthew Flinders’ seafaring cat, Trim.

Overnight: Port Lincoln Hotel or similar

Day 5: Port Lincoln

Eyre Peninsula - Fresh seafood alfresco - luxury short breaks South AustraliaAfter breakfast, visit the Flinders Port Wharf to see the Southern Hemisphere’s largest fishing fleet at work unloading their catch before enjoying the freshest seafood lunch you’ve ever had! Later, we enjoy an up-close koala experience at Mikkira Homestead.

Overnight: Port Lincoln Hotel or similar

Day 6: Port Lincoln

Begin the day by touring Coffin Bay before heading into its sublime azure waters for a cruise of its world-renowned oyster farms. Following a seafood lunch, we explore the pristine Coffin Bay National Park and spectacular coastline. Tonight, partake in a Masterclass Dinner.

Overnight: Port Lincoln Hotel or similar

Day 7: Port Lincoln - Adelaide

Port Lincoln - seafood lunch on the wharf with Australian wine - luxury short breaks South AustraliaThis morning we embark on a scenic Boston Bay cruise learning about the aquaculture fishing in the region before a lunch celebrating the bounty of the ocean and the land. We then visit Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, an experiential museum based around fishing and early boat building history. Fly to Adelaide this afternoon allowing enough time to prepare for this evening’s farewell dinner.

Overnight: Mayfair Adelaide or similar

Day 8: Depart Adelaide

Eyre Peninsula - koala resting in the trees - luxury short breaks South AustraliaFollowing breakfast, transfer to Adelaide Airport. Say farewell to new friends and take away memories of a delightful Eyre Peninsula Sojourn.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world-class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact, over 40% of our guests travel alone and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way, you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening.  Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Flights from your home port to Adelaide are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Adelaide, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Adelaide, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 1 kilometre unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)

* Free Single Supplement Offer – is limited and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Conditions apply, please contact Bill Peach Journeys for details.

* Due to current travel restrictions, there may be operational / date changes required. We will continue to work with suppliers to monitor the situation