• Pricing From $5,995 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE*
  • From Adelaide
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Max Group Size 16
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 31 Oct 2022
  • Returns 5 Nov 2022

Bill Peach Journeys invites you to enjoy a delightful Sojourn this spring in the spectacular Adelaide Hills. Spend three nights at the award-winning manor hotel, Mount Lofty House, a historical destination in itself. Here you will enjoy magnificent views of the lush landscapes overlooking the Piccadilly Valley and indulge in the elegance of this remarkable property acclaimed for its style and the exceptional cuisine served at its three-hatted restaurant.

Explore the mouth of the Murray at Goolwa and cruise the wetlands of Coorong National Park. We visit the charming Germanic town of Hahndorf and view Australia’s oldest art studio. Soak in the mellow Mediterranean ambiance of the Fleurieu Peninsula and discover its breathtaking coastline dotted with white sand beaches, lush vineyards and charming coastal towns. We tour McLaren Vale, the birthplace of South Australia’s wine industry and naturally, indulge in the exceptional produce of the region. This six day Sojourn is a wonderful celebration of this picturesque region nestled in the enchanting countryside of South Australia.

Highlights

  • Enjoy 3 nights at the exclusive Mount Lofty House in the beautiful Adelaide Hills and 2 nights at Adelaide’s luxurious five-star boutique Mayfair Hotel
  • Tour the breathtaking Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula and indulge in exquisite wine and produce
  • Take the picturesque coastal Cockle Train to Goolwa
  • Cruise the wetlands of Coorong National Park
  • Visit Auchendarroch House and The Cedars studio
  • Explore the charming Germanic town of Hahndorf
  • Discover spectacular Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner including dinner at the three-hatted Hardys Verandah Restaurant at Mount Lofty House
  • Enjoy all the delights of this picturesque region with new friends while enjoying your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code SH2200*
Departs 31 Oct 2022
Returns 5 Nov 2022
Price From $5,995 pp
Single Supplement FREE*
Day 1: Arrive Adelaide

Arrive in Adelaide and transfer to the Mayfair Hotel, a luxurious five-star boutique hotel. Meet your fellow travellers tonight at the welcome dinner hosted by your Journey Director.

Overnight: Mayfair Hotel or similar

Day 2: Adelaide - Mount Lofty

This morning, we visit the JamFactory whose four studios in ceramics, glass, furniture and jewellery showcase contemporary Australian design and craft practice. Enjoy a glass blowing demonstration before transferring to the Adelaide Hills.

This afternoon, we will immerse ourselves in Mount Lofty Botanic Garden taking in its spectacular colour, rich aromas and amazing diversity. Sprawling across 97 hectares, it is a remarkable botanic garden dedicated to the cultivation and display of the world’s cool-climate plants. Next, is a historical tour of Mount Lofty House. An iconic manor hotel perfectly positioned overlooking the Piccadilly Valley, this designer boutique property in the Adelaide Hills is timeless elegance. Built in 1852 by prominent statesman Arthur Hardy, it became famed for its Great Gatsby style lavish parties for Adelaide’s elite.

Overnight: Mount Lofty House

Day 3: Hahndorf

Today tour the charming town of Hahndorf, the jewel of the Adelaide Hills. Originally a farming village of Lutheran settlers, Hahndorf is classified as Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. We visit The Cedars house and garden, Australia’s oldest viewable artist’s studio which once belonged to Hans Heysen, a local Hahndorf artist who rose to the status of an Australian icon, then explore historic Auchendarroch House set in picturesque heritage gardens.

Overnight: Mount Lofty House

Day 4: Goolwa & Fleurieu Peninsula

Today we drive along the breathtaking coastline and explore the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, known for its white sand beaches, undulating vineyards and pretty coastal towns, one of which we will be calling into – Victor Harbour. From here, we board the Cockle Train which travels along the oldest steel railed railway in Australia offering picturesque views of the Southern Ocean. Arriving in Goolwa, once a thriving river port, we have time to explore before boarding our boat for a cruise into the world-renowned wetlands of Coorong National Park, where the river meets the sea. Visit ancient midden sites, hear stories of the Riverboat days and learn about the area’s first inhabitants, an area immortalised by Colin Thieles’ ‘Storm Boy’. Enjoy dinner this evening at the acclaimed three-hatted Hardys Verandah restaurant.

Overnight: Mount Lofty House

Day 5: McLaren Vale

After breakfast, we tour McLaren Vale, the birthplace of the South Australian wine industry and home to some of the world’s oldest grape vines. Visit Jurlique Farm to learn about the biodynamic farming principles utilised by one of the world’s most recognised Australian skin care brands. Visit the d’Arenberg Cube which is inspired by the complexities and puzzles of winemaking before enjoying an exceptional lunch at Coriole winery. Return to Adelaide for our farewell dinner this evening.

Overnight: Mayfair Hotel or similar

Day 5: Depart Adelaide

Following a leisurely breakfast, we transfer to the airport. Saying a fond farewell to new friends, we take away memories of a delightful springtime 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 – 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.