Swim with the Giant Cuttlefish – 2 day tour
2 day Cuttlefish Package Tour
All inclusive package
Return transport from Adelaide
Sightseeing and excursions en-route
2020 Tour Dates – CANCELLED due to COVID-19
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from AUD $679 per person
Limited places – be quick!
Experienced pureSA guide
Hiking at Alligator Gorge, Flinders Ranges
National Parks entry fees
Exclusive presentation by marine expert
Fully guided Cuttlefish experience
Hire of wetsuit and snorkel gear
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens
Overnight accommodation in Whyalla
Meals - 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Itinerary Day 1
Departing from Adelaide, witness the change of scenery as you leave the city behind and travel through a landscape of fields and quaint country towns. Stopping briefly at Jitter Bean Oasis, a quirky café located in the township of Lochiel, where having a fresh cup of coffee and piece of cake (own expense) may be too hard to resist.
Right in front of the café, admire the pink salt lake before we continue on our way to Alligator Gorge, one of the most popular and scenic walking trails in Mount Remarkable National Park. Here, you’ll enjoy a gourmet packed lunch while admiring the surrounding bushland before putting on your walking shoes for a 2km hike to explore Alligator Gorge’s beautiful rugged cliffs and amazing natural landscapes.
Then, it’s back on the bus to travel to the home of the Giant Cuttlefish, Whyalla. After dropping your bags in your room, enjoy some well-deserved free time; explore the town, say hello to the renowned local dolphins, walk along the beach or simply relax at the hotel. After sunset, sit down to indulge in a delicious dinner and learn about the Giant Cuttlefish changing colours, patterns and shape in a fun & informative presentation session from our marine expert.
Itinerary Day 2
After waking to enjoy breakfast, you’ll soon be on the bus to start your morning Giant Cuttlefish adventures! First up is a stop at the local dive shop to get fitted with wetsuits and snorkelling gear. On arrival at Stony Point, one of the best spots in Whyalla to see the Giant Cuttlefish, you’ll receive a full experience and safety briefing before entering the water with your marine expert and snorkelling guides.
Swimming just a few metres from shore, you’ll start to encounter these unique and wonderful creatures in their natural environment. Observe their graceful gliding among the rocks and sea plants as you witness their changing shapes and colours. Back on shore, you’ll change into warm clothes and enjoy a hot drink while reflecting on your amazing Cuttlefish experience.
Next up is a short drive to the incredible Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden where a light lunch featuring local produces awaits. Be sure to take time and stroll around the Bush Food Garden where you will discover some of the medicinal and food plants that have been used by the Aboriginal people for thousands of years. From here its back to Adelaide via the rolling countryside of the beautiful Clare Valley wine region.
Departure | 8.00am | Central Adelaide
The main departure point is at the pureSA office at The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for check in and loading of luggage. Pickup on request from selected Adelaide city hotels may also be available and will be confirmed by email following receipt of your booking.
Return | 6.30pm the following day | Central Adelaide
On arrival back to Adelaide, you will return to the main departure point or your hotel.
Important Tour Information
- Wetsuit and all snorkel gear for the cuttlefish activity are provided
- You will need to bring your own warm towel and dry clothes to change into after the cuttlefish swim
- We recommend you wear good quality walking shoes for the hiking trails at Alligator Gorge
- This is a winter activity and it could be cold so warm clothes are highly recommended
- Also, don't forget your camera, sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses and raincoat!
- This tour is NOT available for children under the age of 12
- All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a fare paying adult
- A registration and risk release form must be filled out by each participant prior to the Giant Cuttlefish snorkel activity
- Please note: A strict luggage limit of 1 bag per person (up to 15kilograms) applies