5 Days – Monday 28th March to Friday 1st April 2022
Accommodation: Westland Motel, Streaky Bay Hotel Motel and Standpipe Motel
Highlights of the tour:
« Relax in the comfort of the coach as we make our way north to the town of Owen, the heart of the Adelaide Plains. Stretch your legs and enjoy morning tea. While in Owen see the ‘Wheat bags to sand bags’ painted silo and the other town murals.
«We will stop at Wirrabara to view their incredible transformation of the silo, painted by artist Smug, aka Sam Bates and also pass through Melrose, the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges before heading to our destination, Whyalla.
« Once in Whyalla we will make our way out to enjoy the evening by taking a stroll along the round jetty and watch the sun set from Hummock Hill as we take in the ocean scenery and see the display of beautiful night lights along the jetty & foreshore.
«Visit the Jade Museum and the historical Franklin Harbour Hotel, built in 1881. Of course the painted Silo depicting local identity Lionel Deer and his camel Diamantina is a must.
«Make our way to the coast stopping at Elliston on Waterloo Bay, with a visit to the Elliston Bakery (support the locals) and see the town murals .
«Explore the local area of Streaky Bay with a drive to Murphys Haystacks, a granite rock formation originally mistaken for Haystacks on Mr Murphy’s farm.
«As we travel the Westall Way Loop Drive we visit Baird Bay, Sceale Bay and stop at Pt Labatt to view the Australian Sea-lion colony found in no other country in the world. It’s the only place on the mainland where you can view pups learning to swim, play & rest.
«Visit the informative Streaky Bay Museum.
« Stop at Minnipa Apex Park and view the famous “Concrete Crappa” before continuing onto Wudinna to see the 70 tonne, 8 metre high Australian Farmer granite statue, symbolising the grain & sheep farming of the early settlers.
« Once we get to we will see the painted silo, the newly painted Big Galah and as the sign says you are now “Halfway across Australia”.
« On the way home stop in Pt Pirie and visit Stories from the Road Museum, housing what may be Australia’s oldest truck from an original outback road train.
Day Four has two Options
Travel with us for a visit to Ceduna, the last major town before the famed Nullarbor Plain stopping at the little relaxed seaside town of Smokey Bay on the way. We will tour around Thevenard & Ceduna and then give you time to wander and purchase your lunch before our return trip.
Sail with EP Cruises on the Streaky Bay “Ocean to Plate Taster Cruise”. This optional extra costs $180 and is an interactive half day catch & cook experience. Haul in your own crab pots, troll for snook, dive for razor fish and collect your own oysters straight from the farm. While the crew prepare and cook your fresh seafood harvest, you are free to explore the oyster farm, snorkel the clear waters, test your balance on the stand-up paddle board or simply relax with a drink and soak up the sunshine. Enjoy a seafood platter, complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink.
« Morning tea provided on Day 1
« Fully cooked breakfast on Day 2, 3, 4 and 5
« Lunch on Day 1, 2 and 5
« Two course dinner on Day 1, 2, 3 and 4
« Entrance to attractions listed
« Fully escorted with a fun and friendly tour host.
« Deluxe bus travel.
COMPLIMENTARY HOME PICK UP AND RETURN TO SELECTED SUBURBS
Twin/Double Share: $1,745 per person Single Supplement: $248 for 4 nights