• Pricing From $6,995pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Adelaide
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Max Group Size 16
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 30 Apr 2021
  • Returns 7 May 2021

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 handfeed kangaroos at Glen Forest, enjoy a unique afternoon tea at Big Swamp Bird Sanctuary and experience a memorable up close encounter with koalas at Lincoln National Park. Celebrated for its world famous seafood, we will 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 eastern Eyre Peninsular 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 & 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 geological formations of shingle deposits formed 7,000 years ago at picturesque Fitzgerald Bay
  • Unique wildlife experiences as we view native birds and dolphins, hand feed kangaroos and see koalas up close, an afternoon tea never to be forgotten
  • Includes commercial flights to/from Eyre Peninsular
  • Tour Whyalla’s Liberty Steelworks, heritage listed Pt Lowly Lighthouse, and the Whyalla & Axel Stenross Maritime Museum
  • 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 EP2100*
Departs 30 Apr 2021
Returns 7 May 2021
Price From $6,995pp
Single Supplement FREE
Tour Code EP2101*
Departs 16 Oct 2021
Returns 23 Oct 2021
Price From $6,995pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Arrive Adelaide

Upon arival in Adelaide, transfer to the Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide’s newest 5 star boutique hotel. Enjoy an afternoon history walk of the city of Churches before a delicious welcome dinner.

Overnight: Mayfair Adelaide or similar

Day 2: Adelaide - Whyalla

Departing Adelaide after breakfast, we transfer to Whyalla. W3e visit the heritage listed Pt Lowly Lighthouse and lighthouse keepers’ cottages. Heading Northeast, we drive to Fitzgerald Bay which offers stunning views of the blue gulf waters framed by picturesque hills and the Southern Flinders Ranges. Fitzgerald Bay was home to a kingfish farm operator and you can still see the sea cages which are visible from the shoreline.

Overnight: Sundowner Motel or similar

Day 3: Whyalla

This morning we learn the stories and see behind the scenes of more than 100 years of Australian iron and steelmaking history at the Liberty GFG Steelworks. Approximately 1.2 million tonnes of raw steel is produced in the steelworks each year providing products for the construction and rail transport industries.

This afternoon we visit the Whyalla Maritime Museum, home of the former HMAS Whyalla, the first ship built in the Whyalla Shipyards in 1941. The Museum also houses a treasured collection of artefacts and memorabilia relating to World War II and BHP shipbuilding history plus a shark and natural history exhibition.

Overnight: Sundowner Motel or similar

Day 4: Whyalla - Port Lincoln

We head south today visiting picturesque Arno Bay before arriving at Glen Forest Animal Park to hand feed kangaroos. We drive on to Big Swamp Sanctuary, considered to be a wetland of National significance 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

Today we visit the Flinders Ports Wharf & Marina 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 incredible up close experience with koalas at Lincoln National Park.

Overnight: Port Lincoln Hotel or similar

Day 6: Port Lincoln

We begin the day at South Australia’s only coffee roastery before heading into the sublime azure of Coffin Bay for a cruise of its world renowned oyster farms. Following a seafood lunch, we explore the pristine Coffin Bay National Park and spectacular coastline.

Overnight: Port Lincoln Hotel or similar

Day 7: Port Lincoln - Adelaide

This 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. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery before our flight to Adelaide and our farewell dinner.

Overnight: Mayfair Adelaide or similar

Day 8: Depart Adelaide

After 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 500 metres 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 – 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.