South Australia Air Expedition
A voyage unveiling the secrets of Australia’s scenic south, this is a six-night air expedition showcasing South Australia’s premier ocean, outback, and wine regions: the Eyre Peninsula, Flinders Ranges, and Barossa Valley. Spending two days in each location, you’ll traverse iconic landscapes and interact with genuine characters and world-class guides every step of the way. Slip seamlessly behind the scenes with privileged access, and experience authentic immersion that only the most passionate locals can provide—all while travelling via sleek and stylish private aircraft.
7 Days/ 6 Nights from
- Departs Until March 2021
Day 1: Adelaide to Port Lincoln
This morning you’ll be met by your private guide at the Adelaide Airport who will be your host throughout your journey. Arriving in Port Lincoln mid-to-late morning on a scheduled service, you’ll quickly become immersed in the natural, rugged beauty of the Eyre Peninsula with the knowledgeable guidance of your hosts.
Head south to Port Lincoln National Park traversing the rolling Wanna sand dunes by 4WD, and trace the jagged curve of coastline escarpment overlooking the largest natural harbour in Australia, culminating in the view from picturesque Whalers Way. Returning to Port Lincoln, you’ll visit Mikkira Station for one of the finest wildlife interactions in the country, with koalas, emus, and kangaroos. This evening, you’ll enjoy a delicious seafood-inspired dinner at a local restaurant just a short stroll along the esplanade from your hotel.
Day 2: Eyre Peninsula, Coffin Bay
Today you’ll traverse the shores of the Southern Eyre Peninsula. You’ll dig your toes into the sand to gather cockles, cast your line into the surf on a private beach and catch fresh Australian salmon, and if the weather is conducive, collect abalone mere metres from the shoreline.
Aquaculture discoveries continue with a private behind the scenes tour of a renowned Oyster Farm at Coffin Bay. Taste brine-kissed oysters plucked straight from the rack, paired with a glass of quality local wine.
For dinner, you’ll be welcomed into a local chef’s home for a hands-on masterclass with a diverse range of the freshest local seafood sourced from 2,000 kilometres of untouched coastline.
Day 3: Flinders Fanges, Brachina Gorge
Fly north to the Flinders Ranges, the landscape that provided inspiration for famed Australian painter Hans Heysen. By late morning, you’ll be welcomed by fourth generation sheep farmers and station owners Di and Ian Fargher and their sprawling backyard. In the afternoon you will visit famed Brachina Gorge. This important natural refuge spot hosts an abundance of wildlife, including the elusive yellow-footed rock-wallaby.
Enjoy an evening of outback hospitality and great conversation at Gum Creek Lodge. The menu has been designed and created by Lisa McIntosh, who is part of the Gum Creek family. After dinner, you can relax, wine in-hand, while admiring the Milky Way above you and enjoying more outback stories.
Day 4: Flinders Ranges, sheep farm visit
After a hearty breakfast and an unhurried morning relaxing at Gum Creek, you’ll discover the intricacies of working sheep station life at Angorichina with a hands-on, private tour to immerse you into Di and Ian’s outback lifestyle and backyard. You’ll visit the most beautiful parts of their station and drive through ancient stands of River Red Gums, and witness pine-covered landscapes littered with ancient Ediacaran fossils. There will be plenty of surprises along the way.
Your evening at Gum Creek will be one of leisure and relaxation, soaking up the final rays of sunlight accompanied by another delicious dinner created by Lisa with an array of paired drinks. Soak up your last night of bush tranquility before tomorrow’s early morning departure.
Day 5-6: Barossa Valley
An ocean of vineyards will greet you upon arrival in the internationally-acclaimed wine capital of Australia, the Barossa Valley. You’ll touch down at Hutton Vale Farm, renowned for fine wool, free-range lamb, pork, and artisan products, run by several generations of the Angas family since 1843. You’ll be hosted by current custodians John and Jan Angas, and led through the repurposed heritage buildings and sprawling vineyards which form the oldest mixed family farm in the Barossa.
Lunch will be a casual yet intimate affair showcasing food that reflects the culture of the Barossa. A combination of home-grown produce, quality local wines, and warm-hearted company will create an authentic ‘paddock to plate’ experience. After a leisurely afternoon wandering the vineyards, you’ll retire back to your accommodation for a casual yet delicious dinner at The Louise’s on-site three75 bar + kitchen, and an evening at leisure.
On your second day, you’ll have privileged access to some of the most famous wine experiences in the region. You’ll be guided through a patchwork of townships for an idyllic country experience with gumtrees, vineyards, and free-flowing wine.
You’ll have hands-on and unique tasting experiences at award-winning vineyards that take you behind the cellar door. This includes a private guided tour at Torbreck Vinters, as well as a private Taste Your Birth Year Vintage Tawny straight from the barrel experience at Seppeltsfield, followed by a casual but classy lunch at on-site restaurant Fino.
Your final dinner will be at the renowned on-site restaurant and bar Appellation providing spectacular local cuisines and paired wines.
Day 7: Return to Adelaide
Enjoy your one last breakfast overlooking the vineyards before returning to Adelaide via private luxury vehicle.
Schedule flight from Adelaide to Port Lincoln on day 1
Private charter flights Port Lincoln – Flinders Ranges – Barossa
Accommodation with private facilities
Meals as specified
Private touring and activities as per itinerary
Road transfer from Barossa to Adelaide
What’s not included?
Flight to and from Adelaide
Items of personal nature
Price is based on a minimum of 8 paying passengers, based on twin share accommodation
The above costs are dependent on availability at the time of booking. Blackout dates and seasonal surcharges may apply and costs are subject to change.
- Dine in local homes and restaurants with VIP access
- Go behind scenes at working sheep stations and tread private beaches
- Taste freshly shuck oysters straight from the turquoise waters of Coffin Bay
- Enjoy an exciting 4WD safaris through the endless sand dunes
- Access some of the best wine experiences in Barossa Valley
Until 31 March 2021 – please contact an agent for more details.