Caves > Cabernet > Coast

From AUD $1,695.00
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Location: Limestone Coast, South Australia
  • Product code: CCC

LIMESTONE COAST WEEKENDER

Caves > Cabernet > Coast

2 nights/2 days


Embrace Adventure. Awaken Your Senses.

Relax - Explore - Delight

Meet the Makers - Explore unique landscape – Boandik Country


Experience the landscape and produce of South Australia’s Limestone Coast. Positioned half way between Adelaide and Melbourne, a continuation of the Great Ocean Road and only one hour flight from both cities.


Explore World Heritage Caves on an exclusive tailored tour, lush farming country, terra rossa soil creating bold cabernets, stunning volcanic craters, jaw-dropping sinkholes and unique freshwater ecosystems feeding an abundant coastline. 

Your senses will be heightened when you taste the produce of the region as you meet the makers - wine, gin, beer and chefs, dine in the regions best restaurants and visit outstanding wineries. 


Each day you will enjoy a walk. Relax, inhale the crisp cool air, listen to the peaceful sounds of the country, and tantalise your tastebuds. During this Limestone Coast Weekender you will have experienced and tasted some the best the Limestone Coast has to offer, leaving you wanting to return and explore the rest.


Please note, we require a minimum of 4 participants for this tour to proceed.


ITINERARY

Duration 2 nights and days, meals and accommodation included.


Inclusions
  • 2 nights ensuite accommodation
  • Fully catered local produce meals
  • Exclusive private tour of World Heritage Victoria Fossil Cave
  • Wine tasting in the Coonawarra and railway siding visit
  • Meet the maker - premium wine tasting
  • Meet the maker - local brewery tasting
  • Meet the Maker - gin tasting
  • Meet the Maker - Chef prepared local seasonal produce
  • Kilsby Sinkhole tour
  • Local experienced ecotourism guide
  • National Park admission fees
  • Ecological offset for your trip
  • Locally owned and operated

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages, other than the tastings


FRIDAY DAY 1 - ARRIVAL TIME OF CHOICE - ACCOMMODATION PROVIDED

If you are flying into Mt Gambier on an evening flight, we will pick you up from the airport and transport you to your accommodation.

Dinner will be at your leisure this evening at your accommodation.


SATURDAY DAY 2  - WORLD HERITAGE FOSSIL CAVE SITE NARACOORTE, COONAWARRA

Your guide will meet you and fellow travellers at your accommodation after breakfast at 9am prior to your transfer to the World Heritage Naracoorte Caves National Park. This private transfer will take around an hour and will be a great opportunity to relax and soak in the country side as we leave Mount Gambier driving north through the Coonawarra and Wrattonbully wine regions to the ancient coastal ridge-line in which the Naracoorte Caves sit.

 

You will enjoy a tailored private tour into SA's only World Heritage listed site. This adventure takes you back in time, viewing a large fossil deposit containing the remains of extinct Australian mega fauna. 


After the tour we shall enjoy morning tea at the Caves Café prior to driving through the Wrattonbully wine region on our way to the Coonawarra. First stop is the beautifully revived historic shearing shed and boutique winery Bellwether. Here you will meet the wine maker and owner of Bellwether Wines, sampling wines made from grapes grown in Wrattonbully and Coonawarra. 


Onto the heart of Coonawarra for a tantalising dining experience at Ottelia. This restaurant and cellar door provides the best lunch in the Coonawarra, you will experience an amazing multi-course chefs lunch.


After lunch, time to stretch your legs walking alongside the vines to the iconic Coonawarra railway siding for a photo prior to making our way back to Mount Gambier with the opportunity to kick back and rest for a couple of hours.


This evening you will indulge in another inspiring dinner paired with beverages by a regional chef know for his new-age dining approach.


Meals included - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


SUNDAY DAY 3 -  VOLCANOS, PICCANINNIE PONDS, KILSBY SINKHOLE 

Today will comprise a walk up a volcano and a visit to the coast via world renown cave diving site Piccaninnie Ponds, as we explore this amazing limestone coast country. 


After breakfast we climb the cone of a key feature of this landscape Parreen (Mt Schank) you will have 360 degree views looking back to Mount Gamier and the coast. Then onto the coast and to Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park, home to unique groundwater dependant ecosystems and a cave divers paradise. 


You you will experience a special ocean inspired lunch today, featuring crayfish when in season.


On our way back to Mount Gambier we will visit Kilsby Sinkhole, enjoy a tour down to the waters edge meet the maker tasting sinkhole gin crafted with the local water and botanicals. 


Our final meet the maker is at a local brewery, chat with the crafter and enjoy a paddle of beer or cuppa if preferred.


Finishing late afternoon your weekend adventure and tasting experience has come to an end. Transport back to airport or car.


Meals included - Breakfast and Lunch


Private Group Bookings on weekends not listed and mid-week tours are available. Contact Natasha to discuss on 0408 086 792.


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