Combining local produce, wildlife, culture and spectacular scenery, this 3-day tour from Adelaide of 'Australia's Seafood Frontier' will give you a real taste of Port Lincoln and the pristine regions surrounding it. Lovers of seafood will be right in their element with some once in a lifetime foodie experiences. Nature lovers will be thrilled by the koalas at Mikkira Station and the opportunity to swim with the ever-playful sea lions. From the pristine beaches of the Coffin Bay National Park to the rugged coastlines of Whalers Way, your local guide will share their passion and show you all the hidden gems you would never otherwise find.
Day 1 – Adelaide to Port Lincoln
You will be transferred from your Adelaide accommodation by private vehicle bright and early to catch your flight to Port Lincoln. Your local guide will greet you at the airport and give you an overview of what exciting things are to come, over a coffee. After a little exploring around Port Lincoln, you will enjoy a tantalising lunch of local seafood harvest at the Marina Hotel Restaurant.
With a full tummy, board the 'Tesla', a unique electric canal cruiser. Enjoy a tranquil cruise around Port Lincoln's Marina and learn about Australia's largest commercial fishing fleet. Explore some stunning coastline at Sleaford Bay and Whalers Way, before visiting Mikkira Station, home of a wild koala population where you can get some fantastic photos. After a full day of exploring its time to relax and enjoy dinner at the award-winning restaurant, Del Giorno's.
Day 2 – Port Lincoln & Surrounds (or Optional Sea Lions)
This morning you have the choice between two entirely different itineraries. Option one is one of the best interactive wildlife experiences in Australia, swimming with playful Australian sea lions. This half-day cruise to the crystal-clear waters of Seal Cove off Port Lincoln is an Optional Extra and at only $215 is guaranteed to be one of the best wildlife encounters you ever have.
If you prefer to stay on dry land, you'll start the day exploring the breathtakingly beautiful Lincoln National Park. Enjoy morning tea at Stamford Hill after an invigorating climb, and visit Cape Donnington and the pristine beaches and lookouts on offer. Then it's back to Port Lincoln for lunch at the iconic Fresh Fish Place.
No matter which option you choose in the morning, the afternoon looks like this. Visit Boston Bay Wines for tastings and Glen Forest Tourist Park for up close and personal wildlife encounters and a little more wine tasting at Lincoln Estate. After another full day, it's time to settle in for a great evening meal and local wine at Sarin's Restaurant at the Port Lincoln Hotel.
Day 3 – Coffin Bay
Today is a foodies dream day. Explore the pristine Coffin Bay National Park famed for its white sandy beaches and enjoy morning tea at the beautiful Yangie Bay picnic area. Following this, you will have a unique harvest experience on the Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour. Put on some waders and sit down at a semi-submerged 'Salt Water Pavilion' located at their working commercial Oyster Lease. Feast on the world's most sought-after oysters plucked straight out of the ocean.
Enjoy Chef Andy's favourite dishes sampling a range of local produce from the sea and land at the 1802 Oyster Bar & Restaurant. On the way back into town, visit a hidden secret for a sweet treat and caffeine hit. Enjoy a lovely walk along the foreshore before a visit to the Eyre Peninsula's very own boutique brewery, Beer Garden Brewing. Get ready for your final taste sensation, enjoying some locally brewed beers, and wood-fired pizza.
As we come to the end of your journey, your guide will drop you back to the airport for your return flight to Adelaide. Your airport transfer back to your Adelaide accommodation will be organised, which will have you arriving back to your hotel at approximately 8 pm.
While everything on our tours is included in the price, there is one optional extra on this tour that we leave up to you to decide if you would like to do. This is a popular activity, so we highly recommend securing your place at the time of booking. You can add this to your cart when booking.
Please keep in mind; These tours are operated by third parties and separate to Xplore Eyre. Therefore, the terms and conditions of each of these companies apply. Weather can play an important part in the operations of these tours, and occasionally a tour may be cancelled which is beyond our control. If that is the case, you will be provided with a full refund.
Swim with Sea Lions in Port Lincoln
Adventure Bay Charters - $215pp
(Please note does not operate June-August)
Head out on this half-day cruise to the crystal-clear waters of Seal Cove off Port Lincoln, where the puppy dogs of the sea will welcome your arrival with great excitement! Swim and splash about in the company of these inquisitive animals as they twist and twirl all around you. Included in the cost are your mask, snorkel, wetsuit and fins, light breakfast served in the departure lounge, morning tea on board & free photos.