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The luxury visitor can explore the Eyre
Peninsula by 4WD or air. Fly from Adelaide
to Port Lincoln, Whyalla or Ceduna and
be met by a representative from Gawler
Ranges Wilderness Safaris (see page 91).
Spend three to four days touring in a 4WD
vehicle. Highlights include swimming with
sea lions at Baird Bay and sleeping in
luxury safari tents at Kangaluna Camp in
the Gawler Ranges, surrounded by wildlife.
Alternatively Chinta Tours (see page 91) 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. Tanonga
Luxury Eco Lodges offer environmentally
friendly, unique, luxury accommodation
close to Port Lincoln (see page 91).
Tour the McLaren Vale wine region on a
private tour visiting premium wineries
(see page 98) and dine at d'Arry's Verandah
restaurant overlooking the vineyards and the
sea (see page 99).
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 page 97).
Flinders Ranges & Outback
Tour the magnificent Flinders Ranges
by 4WD or air (see pages 105-107). 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 page 103). Station stays with
stylish country-style fit-outs are available.
Angorichina Station (see page 103) and
Arkaba Station are two working sheep
stations that combine luxury with true
country style. 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 page 103).
For those visitors wanting more of an
Outback experience, continue touring by
4WD or air to Coober Pedy, the largest
producer of opal in the world. The high-end
visitor should not leave without purchasing
one of these precious gems from one of the
many opal dealers in the town.
Fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
and tour this wildlife haven with one of
the quality 4WD operators (see pages
113-114). Visitors will experience close
encounters with native animals whilst still
enjoying the comfort of luxury 4WD vehicles
and gourmet lunches in the bush. Overnight
at Southern Ocean Lodge, or at one of
the secluded individual houses in the
LifeTime Private Retreats collection (see
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. 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.
Platinum Rail Experience
On The Ghan And Indian
Platinum Service is a luxury level of
train travel like no other Australian train
accommodation. It has been 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 service
that will leave guests feeling pampered,
relaxed and special (see pages 42-43).
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 tuna farmers.
South Australian Air
South Australian Air Charters offer private
air transfers to the State's luxury wilderness
destinations. Guests will be pampered from
the moment they arrive in South Australia
(see page 60).
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