Luxury Escape Kangaroo Island
- Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
- Location: WOODSIDE, South Australia
- Product code: VdV5DayKI
Join us on a backstage tour of the breath-taking Kangaroo Island as well as our renowned southern wine region, in this 5 day escape. From luxury wine tasting and Michelin chefs to the ruggedly beautiful landscape of Kangaroo Island - become fully immersed in the best that SA has to offer. There isn't one dull moment as we breeze from one amazing location to the next, in this star-studded line-up:
- Wine Tasting at D'Arenberg Cube
- Dinner at Serafino's Winery
- Visit Willunga
- Wine Tasting at Hugh Hamilton Winery
- Ferry ride across the 'Backstairs Passage' strait
- Wilderness Lodge Retreat
- Seal Bay private tour
- Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary night walk
- Kelly Hill Caves & Hanson Bay
- Flinders Chase National Park (Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch)
- Dudley Wines
On day 1, start your adventure in Adelaide, we cycle the smooth, purpose-built Patrick Jonker Bikeway all the way to McLaren Vale, home of some of SA's most prestigious vineyards and cellar doors. Stopping for lunch along the way, we continue on to wine tasting at the newly constructed D'Arenberg Cube that has received global acclaim for its wine and now its architecture! Hanging up the helmets for the day, we spend the night on the winery at Serafino's, with a sumptuous dinner and breakfast included.
On day 2, after breakfast we cycle a short way from the lush vines of McLaren Vale, to enchanting Willunga, for wine tasting at Hugh Hamilton Winery. No trip to Willunga could be complete without a bakery lunch, so we stop in for a pie at the locals hangout on the main street before driving to meet our ferry! Our ferry will take us from the stunning Cape Jervis landscape, across the Backstairs Passage to the eastern most point of Kangaroo Island (Dudley Peninsula). As the afternoon sets in, we drive you to your home on Kangaroo Island at the immersive Wilderness Lodge Retreat.
On day 3, a filling buffet breakfast begins our morning on day 3, as we wake up amongst the wildlife on Kangaroo Island. World famous Seal Bay is first on our list as we jump on the bike and make our way to see these fun aquatic mammals and awe-inspiring scenery backdrop. All the way along we are fully supported by the Velo de Vines tourbus, in case you need a rest. Lunch at the Seal Bay cafe will restore us after the ride and then for a private tour of Seal Bay. When we've said goodbye to our furry friends, we'll just back on the bus for dinner at the Wilderness Lodge. After the sun has gone down, we have another surprise for wildlife lovers, as we take a night walk through the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to see the nocturnal animals begin their day!
On day 4, the first stop on day 4 (after breakfast, of course) is Kelly Hill Caves, to take in the spectacular limestone cave formations! Jumping on the bike, we take a scenic cycle to what feels like the edge of the earth to overlook the jagged cliffs of Hanson Bay. We take you for a closer look, right down onto the beach where we stroll the white sands and take in the fresh sea air. After a picnic lunch, we jump on the bus and head to the Flinders Chase National Park, to the world-famous Remarkable Rocks. Perched atop the cliff on the south west side of the island, these unusual rock formations have astounded and humbled visitors for hundreds of years. We wouldn't leave Flinders Chase without also visiting Admirals Arch at Weirs Cove, for a sunset BBQ dinner.
On day 5, easing into the last day of our trip, we enjoy our buffet breakfast at the Wilderness Lodge Retreat, gather our things and take the bus to the impressive Dudley Wines, for a wine tasting experience like no other. Staying on for a lazy lunch at the cliff-top winery, we have a chance to unwind after 4 days of adventure! Arriving back to Penneshaw for our afternoon ferry departure, we stop in to catch the sunset and have dinner in Normanville, before returning back to Adelaide.