The tour will begin with a 09:30am pick up at your city accommodation. First travel up through the Adelaide Hills to Cleland National park, where you will have the chance to enjoy an up close and personal experience with Koala’s. The Cleland Wildlife rangers will fascinate you with their exceptional knowledge of the flora and fauna within the park, as well as the rich aboriginal culture of the area.
From Cleland you will venture into the local surrounds to search for the ever elusive Platypus in the wild. There is no guarantee to spot one of these incredible animals, however the exquisite beauty of the Adelaide hills will more than make up for it should a Platypus not be sighted.
Your journey will then take you further into the Onkaparinga Valley bushland. From Mylor in the south to Williamstown in the north, you are able to stop frequently to enjoy many unique and beautiful sites. To truly enjoy the scenery, there will be short and relaxing walks through parks and reserves along the way.
Your search for the Echidna will find you checking out numerous likely habitats in parks and reserves around the Adelaide Hills before breaking for a bite to eat.
Lunch is a lovely gourmet picnic hamper set amongst a backdrop of impressive looming red gums resting beside the Onkaparinga River. After lunch a quick wander down to Woodside will allow you to meet some very special locals who know a lifetime of stories about their incredible country.
From Woodside you will continue to meander through the hills and wind your way through the towns of Lobethal (stopping for a walk on the Nature Trail), Gumeracha and Williamstown to visit the South para Reservoir and Whispering Wall.
The scenic drive home to your accommodation in the late afternoon will take you through roads less travelled, allowing you to understand why South Australian’s treasure the hills so dearly. The tour will conclude on arrival to your city accommodation at approximately 5:30pm.
This itinerary can be taken all year round, however seasonal considerations may apply and availability will need to be confirmed at time of enquiry.
This tour does not operate on Christmas Day – other dates subject to availability
Prices valid from 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018
No refunds are payable to the Client for any changes to the Tour requested by the Client after departure, the Client’s failure to appear for the Tour or any component part of the Tour, the Client leaving the Tour after its commencement, the Client being excluded from the Tour or any component part of the Tour in accordance with this Agreement.
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