A Taste of South Australia with Dennis Bunnik

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08 Nights / 09 Days

Discover the place Bunnik Tours calls home, South Australia. Joint-CEO, Dennis Bunnik, will escort you on this tour as you discover diverse and wonderful South Australia. From world class wineries, to the gem of Kangaroo Island, the historic charm of Hahndorf and so much more, this tour will show you the best our backyard has to offer.

Day 01: Arrive Adelaide
Welcome to Adelaide. With impeccable wineries and pristine beaches, arid outback and rolling hills all within an arm’s reach of the city, Adelaide is the gateway to all that South Australia has to offer.

The city is also the home of Bunnik Tours, which is where our tour begins late this afternoon. Please note, you will be met in the hotel’s reception at 4pm.

Day 02: Adelaide
Adelaide is renowned for its incredible food and wine scene and we’ll visit the food hub of the city this morning, the Adelaide Central Market. One of the largest undercover markets in the Southern Hemisphere, the Adelaide Central Market is home to over 70 traders offering a variety of fresh produce and gourmet goods.

Join the Adelaide locals for ‘breakfast at the markets’ followed by a private tour of the Adelaide Central Market.

From here, our tour of the city continues with a short tram ride to Adelaide’s cultural boulevard North Terrace. Home to beautiful heritage architecture, wide footpaths and the State’s Museum and Art Gallery, North Terrace is a wonder to explore.

Day 03: Adelaide – Hahndorf – Adelaide
Venturing out of the city today we’ll head east to the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Stopping along the way, we’ll take in the incredible views of Adelaide from the Mt Lofty Summit, the ideal spot for that perfect panoramic photo.

The Adelaide Hills is arguably South Australia’s most charming region, with quaint towns, a proud history and a delicious food and wine scene waiting to be explored. Our destination is the charming German heritage-listed town of Hahndorf. Here, we’ll explore the enchanting main street that is lined with traditional German buildings housing boutiques, pubs, bakeries, and cafes. We’ll also visit the home of one of Australia’s greatest artists, Sir Hans Heysen, and tour his house and studio.

Visit Penfolds Magill Estate, nestled amongst the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges, for a tour of the original winery and a tasting of Grange.

Day 04: Adelaide – Kangaroo Island
The jewel in South Australia’s tourism crown, the raw and rugged Kangaroo Island awaits us today. Travelling to Cape Jervis, at the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula, we board the ferry for a 45-minute ride to Kangaroo Island.

Home to crystal clear waters, an abundance of wildlife, incredible natural wonders, and delicious local food, the Island is truly breathtaking. With a vast array of small producers and stunning hidden beaches, today we’ll savour both as we explore the Island, learn about the purest strain of Ligurian bees in the world and sample the wares of South Australia’s first boutique gin distillery.

Day 05: Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island was hard hit by the summer 2020 bushfires. Today, we spend the day on and off the tourist trail as we see how the Island is recovering. We’ll visit Flinders Chase National Park at the far end of the Island, home to the Remarkable Rocks and the playful seals of Admiral’s Arch. We will also meet with local operators, discovering their products and hearing their stories of perseverance and strength.

Day 06: Kangaroo Island – McLaren Vale
Making our way back to the Fleurieu Peninsula today, we have the privilege of exploring this land of good food, rolling vineyards, pristine beaches and the world-renowned McLaren Vale wine region.

We board the ferry back to the mainland and travel through historic Willunga, meeting some local characters along the way before our first stop in McLaren Vale, at the impressive and quirky d’Arenberg Cube. This Rubik’s cube like structure juts out of the d’Arenberg winery’s vineyard and is home to a tasting room and museum.

Day 07: McLaren Vale – Adelaide
Our morning will be spent exploring the picturesque McLaren Vale, tasting a drop or two of the region’s finest wines.
Heading back to the city we’ll take the scenic route, stopping at the gorgeous, seaside Port Noarlunga learning a bit of the Bunnik family history.
Arriving back in Adelaide, enjoy a free evening to rest and relax, or venture out to discover more of the ‘City of Churches’.

Day 08: Adelaide – Barossa – Adelaide
The Barossa, home to some of the world’s oldest vines, over 80 cellar doors and passionate and welcoming locals, is a must visit region for anyone who visits South Australia. We’ll spend the day uncovering some gems of the Barossa, beginning at the family owned Yalumba Winery. Beautiful landscaped gardens surround the historic clock tower where we’ll enjoy a tasting of the wine. We’ll also have the opportunity to explore the estate on a guided tour of the winery that was first established in 1849.

Next, we continue to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop to sample Maggie’s flagship and seasonal products and enjoy a wander around the property.

We then make our way down a palm-tree lined road to Seppeltsfield. Here, we’ll explore the expansive grounds that are home to heritage buildings housing local vendors including the craft and design studio JamFactory and the handmade skin and body care business Vasse Virgin. The Centennial Cellar is a highlight at Seppeltsfield, home to an unbroken lineage of each vintage of tawny from the current year all the way back to the year 1878.

Tour the Centennial Cellar at Seppeltsfield and taste tawny directly from the barrel.

Back to Adelaide this afternoon & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Depart Adelaide
Final departure transfer to airport for flight back to home.

City Night (s) Hotel / Camp
Adelaide 03 InterContinental Adelaide
Cape Jervis 02 Cape Jervis Holiday Units
McLaren Vale 01 Bellevue Bed and Breakfast McLaren Vale
Adelaide 02 InterContinental Adelaide

– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
– 08 Nights accommodation
– Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners.
– Local English-speaking guide
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
– Entrance fees to monuments as per mentioned in the program.
– Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
– All present government taxes.

– International Airfare.
– Tips, gratuities, Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks, camera/ video camera charges, or any other expenses of a personal nature.
– Visa fees, personal insurance.
– Any item not specified under cost includes.

– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.

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