Victor and Vines Safari
This immersive eco tour will take you on a journey to explore the nature, wildlife and local produce of the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula. The perfect blend of experiences delivers a touch of adventure, a hint of indulgence and a smattering of culture leaving you with a lasting impression of South Australia’s south coast.
Explore one of South Australia’s most iconic regions as you enjoy a scenic drive through the Fleurieu Peninsula to the coastal town of Victor Harbor and the McLaren Vale wine region.
Stroll across the Granite Island causeway for spectacular views of the Southern Ocean, then meet your captain for an exhilarating boat cruise around Seal Island. Spot marine life such as sea lions and dolphins!
Enjoy a locally grown and sustainably sourced lunch from a popular McLaren Vale Restaurant. Savour the flavours as you enjoy a chef’s selected menu and drink
Visit the biodynamic Gemtree Winery. Enjoy a tour of the eco wetlands trail and a progressive wine tasting, before relaxing over a Vintner’s produce platter and the sprawling vineyard views.
Availability - Mon / Wed / Sat / Sun limited public departure dates, inquire directly for private bookings.
Duration- Departs Adelaide 8.30am and returns 6.00pm
Price - from $670 AUD per person
Inclusions - Return transport, Experienced guide, 90 min Southern Ocean Boat Cruise, Lunch from local acclaimed restaurant Salopian Inn, Wine tasting and produce platter at Gemtree Winery, Photo Opportunity at famous d’Arenberg Cube
Absorb the stunning scenery of the Fleurieu Peninsula
Ease in to your day’s adventure on a lovely scenic drive to the south coast. Travel out of the city and into the countryside where you’re met with rolling hills, vineyards, tall gum trees and then the coast. You’ll soon understand why they say this area offers some of the best food, wine and wildlife in the state.
Explore Victor Harbor's Granite Island
On arrival at Victor Harbor revitalise with a stroll along the iconic causeway to the historic Granite Island. Be amazed by the breathtaking ocean views and nature of the local area. You may even see one of the local horse drawn trams along the causeway.
Spot the charismatic marine wildlife of Encounter Bay
Meet your captain for an exhilarating *90 minute Southern Ocean Adventure boat ride. Witness spectacular views of the Victor Harbor shoreline, Waitpinga Cliffs and Granite Island. As your cruise along look out for an array of seabirds . With a bit of luck the playful local dolphins may even pop up to say hello! Looping around seal Island see Australian Sea Lions and Long-Nosed Fur Seals basking in the sun or frolicking in the water - these cheeky creatures are sure to make your day.
Enjoy a locally grown and sustainably sourced lunch
Leaving the coast behind you will make your way to McLaren Vale, one of South Australia’s many incredible wine regions. Enjoy a delectable lunch created from locally sourced produce at the Salopian Inn.
Let us take you on an adventure to discover our well kept secrets, and oh so close to Adelaide!pureSA staff
Delight your senses on the Biodynamic Talk and Taste journey
Head to the Gemtree cellar door to begin your progressive wine tasting while learning about the biodynamic practices and philosophy behind this family owned property. Finish off the afternoon with a Vintner’s Platter and glass of Gemtree regional wine while admiring the expansive views across the vineyard.
Experience the sensory delights of d’Arenberg Winery
After a short drive to McLaren Vale wine region arrive at d'Arenberg Winery with time to explore the famous cube. Each of the five levels have been carefully designed to entice and excite the senses, including features such as a wine sensory room, virtual fermenter and many other tactile experiences in the Alternate Realities Museum.
This tour does not cater to children under 8 years of age.
Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear clothing and footwear suitable for walking, noting that the tour includes an open ocean boat cruise. Also bring sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, a drink bottle, and a small backpack to carry personal items.
*Note that the 90-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. As it is a third party supplier tours are based on availability, if the 90 minute tour cannot be run we may swap or change the activity. The boat cruise is not recommended for pregnant women or those who suffer from motion sickness.
The cruise may be cancelled in inclement weather or when minimum numbers are not met.
For those who don’t wish to participate on the boat tour or if it is cancelled an alternate activity will be arranged.
This tour requires a minimum of 4 participants to run. When minimum numbers are not met, booked customers will have the option to upgrade to a private tour (for an additional fee) or receive a full refund. For guaranteed departures contact Pure SA directly to inquire about private options.
Departure | 8.30am from 111 Franklin Street Adelaide (The Joinery - directly across from the Adelaide Central Bus Station) - click here for Google Map. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time for check in.
Alternate Pickup Locations - selected City accommodation pickup available upon request. Note that accommodation pickup is scheduled between 8.10am - 8.20am, please be ready a few minutes prior to this.
Return | You will arrive back at 111 Franklin Street or your accommodation at approximately 6.00pm
Private Options | DAYS: Mon, Wed, Sat, Sun
Tues, Thurs, Fri - without boat cruise*
*Tours conducted without the boat cruise will explore Victor Harbor’s Granite Island, and surrounding areas, the Murray Mouth and Goolwa Barrage.
Additional Extras for private tours
- Alternate lunch option for private tours: Choose between the set Salopian Inn for lunch or d’Arenberg Cube 8 course Degustation and wine pairing for an additional fee.
- Pick-up or drop-off at the Kangaroo Island Ferry - Use this tour to explore more of SA on your way to or from Kangaroo Island. We can work around your ferry times.