Fans of Bunnik tours will be delighted to learn that the South Australian based travel company is introducing Australian tours to their popular collection. The Bunnik family call South Australia home, so it makes sense that the first of these explores the highlights from Kangaroo Island to the Flinders Ranges. Not to mention the tour includes all the iconic wine regions in between, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa.
Bunnik want you to discover the icons of their backyard on their 11 day signature small group tour and your guide will be none other than Dennis Bunnik himself. It is a stellar line up of destinations and experiences; the best South Australia has to offer.
Starting your tour in Adelaide, you will explore the city and enjoy a visit to the renowned Adelaide City Market with its 70 market stalls that boast the best of South Australia’s fresh food and produce. From here you will travel to the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula and the wineries of McLaren Vale. Your first stop will be the eclectic d’Arenberg Cube, where wine tastings and art collections come together to create a sensory experience.
There is just 15 kilometres and 45 minutes on a ferry from the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula across to breathtaking Kangaroo Island. Here you will meet local producers, see wildlife, discover the pristine coastline and the Flinders Chase National Park where the Remarkable Rocks are found. Observe sea lions as they loll about at Admirals Arch and sample the sweet Kangaroo Island flavours of the precious Ligurian honey. You will fall in love with Kangaroo Island, it is a natural paradise that will leave you wanting more.
The rolling hills and charming villages of the Adelaide Hills await, where you will explore Hahndorf, the uniquely German village where you can sample German fare before you move on to taste the famous Grange at Penfolds Magill Estate. The hits keep rolling as you leave the hills and head to the picturesque the Clare Valley for tastings of the award winning Riesling on which the region has built its reputation, en route to the incredible Flinders Ranges, stopping to explore historic Quorn on the way.
Swap vine laden hills and valleys for a taste of the South Australian outback and land steeped in aboriginal history as you arrive at your accommodation in the shadows of the stunning Wilpena Pound. The breadth and beauty of this natural amphitheatre will take your breath away as you will witness it’s wonder from a scenic flight ( weather permitting) before you explore the surrounds on foot. Prepare to be amazed by the expansive rugged beauty of these landscapes, a complete contrast to the other destinations you will visit.
In a trip that just couldn’t get any better, you will wind your way back to Adelaide through the renowned Barossa Valley, home to Australia's first vines and more than 80 cellar doors, not to mention Australia’s culinary treasure, Maggie Beer.
You will spend a day visiting wineries such as the 170 year old Yalumba Winery and the Centennial Cellar at Seppeltsfield, established just 15 years after South Australia’s settlement famous for producing tawny since 1848. More recently it has also attracted social media attention for the fabulous palm lined road that leads to its entrance. No trip to the Barossa is complete without a trip to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, where you will sample Maggie's flagship and seasonal products and enjoy the beautiful surrounds.
This comprehensive itinerary ticks off every jewel in South Australia’s crown and what better way to uncover all those bucket list highlights than with local boy and tour specialist Dennis Bunnik. It is time to see all that South Australia offers, why not plan your trip now?