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PORT LINCOLN &
THE EYRE PENINSULA TOUR
Sunday 8 November 2020 — Saturday 14 November 2020

South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula covers a vast area, stretching 1000kms from the Western Australia/South Australia border to the Iron Triangle City of Whyalla and 400kms from the Gawler Ranges to Port Lincoln in the south. It’s an area covering over 2000kms of spectacular coastline ranging from towering limestone cliffs, sweeping surf beaches, sheltered coves and bays, changing to a hinterland of rolling hills, farmland, remarkable rocks and rugged ranges. Coastal drives that rival the Great Ocean Road, granite rock formations that are as dramatic as Western Australia’s Wave Rock and a developing aquaculture industry that produces the best oysters and tuna this country has to offer, makes the Eyre Peninsula a special place.

DAY 1 (D) NARACOORTE TO PORT PIRIE: Sunday 8 November 2020

Welcome to our 7-day tour to Port Lincoln on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. – a stunning region in the far west of the State with 2000 kilometres of coastline, numerous National Parks and a prosperous farming and aquaculture-based economy. Today we are headed to Port Pirie, so that we are well placed for the drive to Port Lincoln tomorrow. Sit back and relax, we will make several stops throughout the day for lunch and morning tea. This afternoon we arrive in Port Pirie and welcome a local tour guide on-board for guided town tour and take a look at the longest White Pointer Shark exhibit. Our days touring concludes and we check into our hotel, then meet again over dinner. (Dinner in the hotel, lunch provided by Naracoorte Charters)

DAY 2 (BLD) PORT PIRIE TO PORT LINCOLN: Monday 9 November 2020

This morning we travel to Whyalla - the gateway from the east to the Eyre Peninsula. On arrival we visit the Whyalla Steelworks for an interesting tour. The Steelworks is an important part of this community and this morning we meet our locally based guide at the Visitors Centre for our guided tour. Spread over a 1000 hectare site we will see the Blast Furnace, Coke Ovens Steel Making Plant, and the one kilometre long Rolling Mills and how the iron ore is converted to steel. Before leaving town, we take a look at the brand-new Whyalla Jetty that was recently opened after the old jetty suffered fire damage almost 3 years ago. The unique shape and design of the Jetty will make Whyalla a big drawcard for anyone looking to go fishing and at night the special lighting makes it a spectacular sight. This afternoon we will be stopping to take a look at the painted Silo’s in Cowes and Tumby Bay, then it’s onto Port Lincoln for our 3-night stay. We have selected the Port Lincoln Hotel – a 4-star resort hotel located on the foreshore of sparkling Boston Bay. (Breakfast & Dinner in the hotel, lunch included)

DAY 3 (BLD) PORT LINCOLN & BOSTON BAY: Tuesday 10 November 2020

We spend the morning with Adventure Bay Charters. First up we head to the Marina and embark on a short walk where we will learn about the history of the fishing industry in the region. Next we take a cruise through the canals of the Lincoln Cove Marina, Porter Bay, Boston Bay, Port Lincoln National Park and Port Lincoln itself. All this sea air will make us hungry so we stay at the Marina for lunch in the local Tavern. This afternoon we visit Constantia Designer Craftsmen – a truly unique attraction. Testimony to this firm’s level of craftsmanship is the unprecedented honours bestowed by the International Guild of Master Craftsmen, Constantia being one of only six firms in the world to be made a fully accredited member. Constantia was commissioned to design and build the Table to the House of Representatives and the Hansard Table, the main tables for the new Parliament House in Canberra. Following our visit, the remainder of the afternoon is free. (Breakfast & Dinner in the hotel, lunch included)

DAY 4 (BD) WHALERS WAY & PORT LINCOLN: Wednesday 11 November 2020

This morning we make our way to Whalers Way. Just 30 minutes south of Port Lincoln and located on private property, Whalers Way offers sensational coastal views from the very tip of the Eyre Peninsula. We spend some time taking in the views and then return to Port Lincoln for some free time to purchase lunch (passenger own expense). Early afternoon we pay a visit to the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum which features older style tools used in building wooden boats, clinker and carvel wooden dinghies, a large collection of maritime artefacts and newspaper cuttings of local fishing and boating history. As we have been on the road for a while, the rest of the afternoon is free for personal sightseeing or shopping. Dinner tonight will be in the Hotel dining room. (Breakfast & Dinner in the hotel, lunch not included)

DAY 5 (BLD) PORT LINCOLN TO STREAKY BAY: Thursday 12 November 20200

Some of the most rugged and dramatic coastline on the Eyre Peninsula is along the west coast and, that’s where we are headed this morning. First stop is a look at the pretty town of Coffin Bay, located on the shores of one of the most beautiful estuaries in Australia and surrounded by National and Conservation Parks. We enjoy a brief break here before continuing along the Flinders Highway to Elliston. This really is a stunning area, particularly the appropriately named Great Ocean View – a section of cliff stop roadway with some remarkable views of the Great Australian Bight and Waterloo Bay. We enjoy a locally guided tour, followed by a BBQ lunch and then head to Streaky Bay. On arrival we will be taking a relaxing cruise with EP Cruises of the Bay and surrounding areas where we see a working Oyster Farm and hear about the local seafood industry. (Breakfast & Dinner in the hotel, lunch included)

DAY 6 (BLD) STREAKY BAY TO PORT PIRIE: Friday 13 November 2020

We start making our return journey today and stop in Kimba to take a look at the towns famous “Big Galah” statue and the recently painted art Silo. Our lunch stop today is the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens in Port Augusta and we can take a look through the gardens at our leisure before re-boarding the coach for the drive to Port Pirie and our final nights accommodation for the tour. (Breakfast & Dinner in the hotel, lunch included)

DAY 7 (B) HEADING HOME : Saturday 14 November 2020

Following our last breakfast together we load our bags onto the coach, farewell our hosts and commence the journey home. We will have several stops along the way and arrive home later this afternoon following a wonderful break on the Eyre Peninsula. (Breakfast in the hotel, lunch at own expense)

Tour Costs & Inclusions

$2388.00 per person twin/double share
$580.00 single supplement

• 2 nights accommodation at John Pirie Motor Inn
• 4 nights accommodation at Port Lincoln Hotel
• Cooked breakfasts & 2 course dinners each day
• Guided tour of Port Pirie
• Entry to White Pointer Shark exhibit
• Guided tour of Whyalla Steelworks
• Lunch at Westlands Hotel/Motel
• Guided Tour of Port Lincoln Marina
• Cruise of Port Lincoln Marina & Boston Bay
• Lunch at the Lincoln Cove Marina Tavern
• Guided tour of Constantia Designer Craftsmen
• Guided tour of Whalers Way
• Guided tour of Axel Stenross Museum
• Guided tour of Elliston
• BBQ Lunch at in Elliston
• Ocean to Plate Cruise with EP Cruises
• Lunch and entry to the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens, Port Augusta
• Luxury Coach Touring throughout


Terms and Conditions

Deposit of $500.00 payable on booking to reserve your place.

Balance due 35 days prior to departure.

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO “NARACOORTE CHARTERS”

Cancellation insurance is not included but strongly recommended.

Cancellation Policy: If cancelling more than 30 days prior to departure; loss of deposit, If cancelling between 29-14 days prior to departure; 50% of payment, if cancellations occur less than 14 days prior to departure; 100% of payment.
Please note our cancellation policy is currently under review. All changes will be advised as soon as possible.
All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times/days of some attractions. Whilst every effort is made to adhere to the itinerary as provided, Naracoorte Charters reserves the right to alter the touring and attractions as dictated by circumstances and conditions outside the company’s control. Every attempt will be made to ensure alterations do not adversely affect the operation of the tour. The Company will not be held responsible for weather based cancellations or those closures made at the venue’s discretion. Naracoorte Charters arrange tours on the condition that they are not liable for injury, damage or loss which may occur due to accident, delay, irregularity or defect of any vehicle or accommodation. Naracoorte Charters reserves the right to cancel tours due to lack of numbers.

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