South Australian Coastal Frontier

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Explore the South Australian coast by small ship on the MS Caledonian Sky. Explore World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves, cruise to Kangaroo Island, enjoy fresh oysters at Coffin Bay, and savour lunch and a tasting at St Hugo in the Barossa Valley.


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From $8,195* per person, twin share

8 days Adelaide Return

Inclusions:

  • Experiences in five destinations
  • Seven nights aboard the MS Caledonian Sky with excursion on Zodiac vessels
  • Services of an APT Expedition Leader and Team
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 20 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Explore Naracoorte Caves, South Australia’s only World Heritage site
  • Cruise to Kangaroo Island
  • Enjoy fresh-from-the-ocean oysters in Coffin Bay
  • Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at St Hugo in the Barossa Valley

Departures: 13 Dec 2021; 06, 13, 20 Jan 2022

Trip code: XPCCFA8




Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Adelaide, Embark Ship

We’ll meet you on arrival in Adelaide and transfer you to your expedition ship. Your first night on board starts as it should, with a relaxed dinner at which you will meet your captain, crew and fellow passengers.

Stay: Seven nights, MS Caledonian Sky

Meals: Dinner


Day 2: Robe

Cruise into the world-renowned Limestone Coast area and the charming port of Robe. Here, choose your sightseeing option before a free afternoon to explore the town at your leisure.

Freedom of Choice: Perhaps discover the ancient Naracoorte Caves, or travel to nearby Mount Gambier and see the famed Blue Lake and the Umpherston Sinkhole.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 3: Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

Travel to Kangaroo Island, home to an array of incredible native wildlife and pristine beaches. Pause at Pennington Bay and take in the views before visiting the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery. Learn about how oil is manufactured on a guided tour. Continue to Raptor Domain and take in a birds of prey show. Later this afternoon visit Clifford's Honey Farm for a guided tour. See how honey is extracted and sample some of the delicious tastings on offer.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 4: Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

Explore more of Kangaroo Island today, starting with a visit to Seal Bay. Here, join a local expert and learn about the Australian sea lion as you journey along a boardwalk into the heart of their colony. Continue your wildlife encounter at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. With over 150,000 hectares of forest lost due to the fires, many koalas are being cared for here as they recover. After lunch, visit Flinders Chase National Park, located on the western end of the island. This rugged wilderness area is home to stunning coastal scenery including the iconic Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 5: Coffin Bay

Enjoy a Signature Experience this morning. Later, set sail for Port Lincoln.

Signature Experience: Board a purpose-built boat and cruise through the oyster leases while learning about the famous Coffin Bay Pacific Oyster industry. Enjoy a tasting of fresh-from-the-ocean oysters before travelling to Coffin Bay National Park by coach. Here, admire the stunning Almonta Beach, where majestic sand dunes meet azure waters. Keep an eye out for schools of salmon, dolphins or seals as you walk along the beach. You’ll also visit Point Avoid lookout.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 6: Port Lincoln

On a tour of Port Lincoln, head to the marina to learn about the fishing practices of the local prawn and tuna fleets and how they are preserving the fisheries for future generations. Then, choose your sightseeing option.

Freedom of Choice: Sample some of the seafood and wine that this region is renowned for at a tasting at the award-winning Boston Bay Winery. Alternatively, visit Axel Stenross Maritime Museum where you’ll discover the story of Finnish carpenter Axel Stenross and the lost craft of wooden boat building.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 7: Adelaide, Hahndorf, Barossa Valley

Today you’ll visit Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, before travelling to St Hugo Wines for lunch and a wine tasting. Later, enjoy free time in the town of Tanunda, known as the heart of the Barossa.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 8: Disembark Ship, Depart Adelaide

Disembark your ship this morning for the final time and transfer to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

 


*Terms and Conditions: Valid until 31 October 2021 or until sold out. Offer valid when booking Tour Code(s) GOCYC9, XPCVM5, XPCTM7, XPCWH8, XPCWH8, XPCCFA8, XPCGSH17, XPCSWF8, XPCQB13 departing October 2021 to March 2022. A non-refundable deposit of $1000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due 100 days prior to the tours departure date.Offers are available for travellers departing from Australia. All pricing and save amounts are in Australian Dollars. Information correct as at 20 August 2021 but may fluctuate due to changes in surcharges, taxes or currency. A strictly limited number of offers are available on selected itineraries and departure dates in selected suites/staterooms/cabins/room categories. Offers are subject to availability, not combinable unless specified, available on new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. For more information, contact your travel agent. SUPPLIER: APT