On this Adelaide City Sights, Cleland Wildlife, Mount Lofty, Penfolds Tour, the pureSA bus will wait outside the ships terminal for you to arrive. At the time assigned, we will leave for Adelaide, or until everybody is checked in. Please notice that we will change the time of departure to match if there are delays in arrival with your plane.
Adelaide Central Market (or Victoria Square)
First stop in the heart of town is the Adelaide Central Store. This historic market has been a mecca of food in Adelaide for over 140 years and its distinctive beauty and character still retains today. Renowned for its multicultural flavours and local produce it has become a must-do destination for Adelaide. A guided market walking tour is a perfect way to immerse yourself in the local culture while indulging your senses with some of South Australia’s finest produce available.
Note: On days when the Adelaide Central Market is closed (Sunday/Monday), we substitute a tour of Adelaide’s historicVictoria (Tarndanyangga) Square. This recently upgraded central Adelaide park provides a beautiful cosmopolitan atmosphere whilst being encircled by some of Adelaide finest historic buildings.
Next up is a peaceful trip through the crowded avenues, neighbourhoods and adjacent park lands of Adelaide. Crossing the Torrens Canal, we drive through the newly redeveloped Riverbank Area, through the world-famous Adelaide Oval and then head out of town on the scenic boulevard ‘North Terrace’ in Adelaide. Here you can see several of the most famous icons and heritage structures in Adelaide. All you have to do is sit back and soak it all in as your welcoming guide explains the link between the city and history, present and potential.
A visit to Adelaide won’t be full without degusting any local wines in the area! Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Adelaide Hills, only 20 minutes from the heart of the region, we pause at the world-renowned Penfolds Winery. Established in 1844, Penfolds is one of the oldest and most popular wineries in South Australia and provides spectacular views of its landmark vineyards and historic houses. You’ll enjoy custom sampling of their critically renowned wines in the state of the art cellar frame.
Cleland Wildlife Park
Our big stop for the day is at Cleland Wildlife Park where you’ll have plenty of time to get near to the most exotic animals in Australia. You will interact with amazing kangaroos, quiet wallabies and adorable inquisitive potoroos while immersing yourself in the wonders of this natural bush world. The Koala close-up view, along with seeing the Emu, Dingoes, Wombats and native bird life, is a definite must-do. Your lunch destination is also the Cleland Wildlife Reserve, part of the Mount Lofty Ranges and nestled inside the stunning Cleland Conservation Area.
Mount Lofty Summit
Fantastic panoramic views of the Adelaide Plains and the St. Vincent Gulf await you at the top. Originally discovered by Captain Matthew Flinders from Kangaroo Island in 1802, Mount Lofty Summit is 710 m highest point on the Adelaide Hills. This quick hop would give you the ideal chance to take unforgettable pictures and depending on the conditions you may also look at your harbour boats.
Return to Port
To end an amazing day on a perfect note, you will enjoy a scenic drive along the coast back to your ship at Outer Harbor, in time for departure.
More Tours By pureSA
- Pick up directly from your cruise ship upon arrival
- Ignite your senses at the Adelaide Central Market
- Enjoy a short driving tour of the city highlights
- Take a scenic drive through the stunning Adelaide Hills
- Take in the panoramic views over Adelaide at Mount Lofty Summit
- Get up close to Koala’s and hand feed kangaroos at Cleland Wildlife Park
- Taste some of Australia’s most famous wines at Penfolds Magill Estate
- Inclusive of all fees and a local produce picnic lunch