Victor Harbor and McLaren Vale Wine Region Day Tour - 1 Day

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Spend a day enjoying the picturesque Victor Harbor and the world-renowned wine area McLaren Vale. This professionally led, immersive tour will take you on a tour to explore the Fleurieu peninsula’s ecology, biodiversity and local produce. The great mix offers a dash of excitement, a taste of indulgence and a smattering of history that will leave you with a positive experience of South Australia.

Absorb the breathtaking landscape of the Fleurieu Peninsula

Ease into the excitement of your day on a spectacular scenic drive to the south coast. Travel through the city, along the coastline and into this magnificent region’s countryside. Soon, you’ll realise why they claim this region provides some of the state’s finest cuisine, wine and wildlife. Stop off for a morning coffee break in one of the charming seaside towns along the way.

Explore Victor Harbor’s Granite Island

On landing at Victor Harbor revitalise to the famous Granite Island for a walk down the popular causeway. Be shocked by the local area’s spectacular ocean views and wildlife. Sit in for a tasty picnic lunch from a sustainable local caterer.

Spot the charismatic marine wildlife of Encounter Bay

Join your captain on Seal Island for an exhilarating 45 minute ocean ride. When you cruise along observe the beautiful cliffs of Waitpinga and watch out for a number of seabirds including petrels, shearwaters and cormorants. With a little luck, the nearby friendly dolphins can also show up to say hello! Looping through Seal Island you can see Australian Sea Lions and Long-Nosed Fur Seals basking in the heat or frolicking in the surf-these cheeky animals would certainly make your day.

Experience the sensory delights of d’Arenberg Winery

After a quick drive through the wine area of McLaren Vale you arrive at d’Arenberg Winery with time to explore the iconic cube. Each of the five stages, including features such as a wine sensory space, immersive fermenter and several other tactile experiences in the Alternate Realities Museum, have been specifically crafted to entice and excite the senses. Finish your trip with a degustation of their excellent biodynamic wines.

Delight your senses on the Biodynamic Talk and Taste tour

Arrive at Gemtree Winery, eco-friendly, and head to the cellar door to continue your radical wine tasting. Along the way learn about the biodynamic practises and philosophy behind this family owned property. Finish the afternoon with a Vintner’s Platter and a bottle of area wine from Gemtree while admiring the vineyard’s impressive view.

More Tours By pureSA

  • Explore one of South Australia’s most iconic regions with an experienced and passionate local guide.
  • Enjoy a coastal and scenic drive to the seaside town of Victor Harbor.
  • Stroll along the historic causeway to Granite Island.
  • Revitalise with a picnic lunch while enjoying the beauty of the ocean.
  • Meet your captain for an exciting boat cruise around Seal Island. Spot marine life such as Long Nosed Fur seals, Australian Sea Lions, seabirds and maybe even dolphins!
  • Discover d’Arenberg’s sensational wines and the out of this world cube at the Alternate Realities Museum.
  • Visit the biodynamic Gemtree Winery at McLaren Vale. Enjoy a tour of the property and progressive wine tasting before relaxing over a local produce platter and sprawling vineyard views.

Inclusions

  • Experienced guide
  • Local produce picnic lunch
  • Seal Island boat tour (45 min)
  • Biodynamic Gemtree wines tour
  • Wine tasting
  • Local produce platter.
  • Return transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Pickup and drop-off from Adelaide City accommodation
  • d'Arenberg Cube Alternate Realities Museum

Exclusions

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Travel Insurance
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please dress accordingly for the season, and wear comfortable walking clothes and boots, remembering that the trip involves an open ocean cruise.
  • The boat cruise is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • A limit of 10 travellers can have this tour / activity
  • Note that the 45 minute boat cruise is operated by Big Duck boat tours. The maximum passenger capacity (27) is higher than that of the rest of your pureSA tour. This cruise operates in the open ocean and wind and ocean swells can cause bumpy conditions. This cruise may be cancelled in inclement weather. The boat cruise is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Note that accommodation pickup is scheduled between 9.10am – 9.20am, please be ready a few minutes prior to this.
  • For a complete refund, cancel the trip at least 24 hours ahead of the start date.

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Trip Facts

  • pureSA
  • 111 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
  • Pick up destinations could be chosen/included after clicking on "Book Now" button.
  • 8h 30m
  • Returns to original departure point