Home' Trade Holiday Planner : South Australian Trade Holiday Planner 2015 - 2017 Contents Wilderness Safaris (see page 89 ). Spend
three to four days touring in a 4WD vehicle.
Highlights include swimming with sea lions
at Baird Bay and sleeping in luxur y safari
tents at Kangaluna Camp in the Gawler
Ranges, surrounded by wildlife. Alternatively
Chinta Tours offer air tours of the Eyre
Peninsula and Outback which include
a visit to Head of Bight where Southern
Right whales gather between May and
October to nurture their young.
Tour the McLaren Vale wine region on
a private tour visiting premium wineries
(see page 96 ) and dine at d’Arry’s Verandah
Restaurant overlooking the vineyards and
the sea (see page 97).
Stay overnight at The Australasian circa
1858, a 150 -year- old boutique hotel in the
picturesque town of Goolwa. Dine in- house
where the chef creates Asian-influenced
modern Australian dishes, complemented
by a range of local beers and wines (see
FLINDERS RANGES & OUTBACK
Tour the magnificent Flinders Ranges by
4WD or air (see page 104). The beauty of
this picturesque mountain range will amaze
visitors. Stay overnight at Rawnsley Park
Eco -Villas, the ultimate in Flinders Ranges
accommodation. These contemporary
villas boast uninterrupted views of Wilpena
Pound and the surrounding ranges (see
Stay in style at Ikara Safari Camp, Wilpena
Pound's Luxur y Tent Camp (see page 103)
comprising of 15 premium tents and luxur y
amenities within an exclusive area. Arkaba
is set amongst 60,000 acres on a private
wildlife conservancy. With the backdrop
of the Elder Range and Wilpena Pound
guests enjoy exclusive use of the 1850s
homestead and expert guiding for a truly
memorable Outback experience.
For an authentic Outback pub experience
visit the Prairie Hotel and dine in its
restaurant which has a menu renowned
for its creative use of native foods (see
For more of an Outback experience,
continue touring by 4WD or air to Coober
Pedy, the largest producer of opal in the
world. Visitors should not leave without
purchasing one of these precious gems
from one of the many opal dealers in
Fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
and tour this wildlife haven with one of
the quality 4WD operators (see page 111).
Visitors will experience close encounters
with native animals whilst still enjoying
the comfort of luxur y 4WD vehicles and
gourmet lunches in the bush. Overnight
at Southern Ocean Lodge (see page 109),
Sea Dragon Lodge (see page 109) or at one
of the secluded individual houses in the
LifeTime Private Retreats collection.
The Limestone Coast is world- renowned
for the red wines produced in the
Coonawarra wine region. Private tours of
the region are available with expert wine
guides including Air Adventures Australia
(see page 117). Spend a night in the coastal
village of Robe in one of the well-appointed
Robe Lifestyle properties that take in
breathtaking beach views.
The Murray River offers visitors the
opportunity to stay onboard luxurious
houseboats with fit-outs that are the
equivalent to five -star hotels. Meander along
the river at your own pace taking in the
uniquely Australian scenery and wildlife.
The Frames offer a new experience in
luxur y accommodation, set on a cliff-top and
overlooking the Murray River (see page 123).
PLATINUM RAIL EXPERIENCE ON
THE GHAN AND INDIAN PACIFIC
Platinum ser vice offers a new level of
comfort to elevate Australia’s great train
journeys to a global standard of rail travel.
Designed to meet the needs of the discerning
traveller looking for that next level of comfort.
Platinum Cabins are approximately twice the
size of the standard Gold Twin Cabins with
each room offering deluxe accommodation,
spacious ensuite and extended room ser vice
that will leave guests feeling pampered,
relaxed and special (see page 44).
FLYING FOOD SAFARI
The Tailor offers a seven- day food safari from
Kangaroo Island to the Eyre Peninsula and
Barossa that will make any food and wine
lover's dream come true. A private charter
plane takes guests across South Australia to
meet gourmet chefs, cheese makers, abalone
farmers, olive oil producers, wine makers and
South Australian Air Charters offer private
air transfers to the State's luxury wilderness
destinations (see page 60).
Kingsford Homestead, Barossa
Appellation prosciutto dish, The Louise, Barossa
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