Vines and Victor Eco Adventure
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 deliver a touch of adventure, a hint of indulgence and a smattering of culture leaving you with a lasting impression of South Australia.
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!
Witness the ‘out of this world’ d’Arenberg Cube and discover the tactile and sensory delights of the Alternate Realities Museum within.
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 - Wednesday and Saturday (Aug - May) or on request for private groups. Departs Adelaide 9.30am and returns 5.30pm
Price - from AUD $269 per person. Includes transport, experienced local guide, picnic lunch, Seal Island boat tour, d’Arenberg Cube entry, biodynamic winery tour, wine tasting, local produce platter.
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 through the city, along the coast and into the countryside of this beautiful region. You’ll soon understand why they say this area offers some of the best food, wine and wildlife in the state. Along the way stop at one of the quaint seaside towns for a morning coffee break.
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. Sit down to a delicious picnic lunch provided by a sustainable local caterer.
Spot the charismatic marine wildlife of Encounter Bay
Meet your captain for an exhilarating 45 minute ocean adventure to Seal Island. As you cruise along witness the spectacular Waitpinga Cliffs and look out for an array of seabirds such as petrels, shearwaters and cormorants. 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.
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.
Let us take you on an adventure to discover our well kept secrets, and oh so close to Adelaide!pureSA staff
Experience the native flora and fauna of the wetlands
Arrive at the eco-friendly Gemtree Winery and meander through the biodiverse wetlands that have recently been restored to maintain an ecological balance. As you follow the trail keep an eye out for the elusive natives, such as birds, koala’s and possibly an echidna. Be sure to stop and say hello to the resident Emu’s Bio and Dyno!
Delight your senses on the Biodynamic Talk and Taste tour
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.
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, and a small backpack to carry personal items.
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.
This tour does not cater to children under 18 years of age.
Departure | 9.30am from the pureSA office located at 111 Franklin Street Adelaide (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 9.10am - 9.20am, please be ready a few minutes prior to this.
Return | You will arrive back at the pureSA office or your accommodation at approximately 5.30pm