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Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Eco Kayaking Tour

1. Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Eco Kayaking Tour

Take the opportunity to paddle your way through a 10,000-year-old mangrove forest on a kayaking tour of a dolphin sanctuary. Amidst approximately 30 resident and 300 transient dolphins, enjoy a special experience that simply can’t be replicated. Take off with your lead guide Andro, a marine biologist who has over 5 years’ experience working with marine mammals and wildlife, and travel at a comfortable pace in your kayak. Paddle through creeks whilst listening to local Aboriginal stories. View the abundant birdlife, marine mammals, and other creatures that make up the intricate ecosystem. For those interested in bird watching, the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary shares a big part of the northern coastal habitat. Experience the sanctuary — part of South Australia’s largest port — with a rich Aboriginal and European cultural background and a number of noteworthy landmarks to explore. See the incredible mangrove forest that makes the ultimate feeding ground for dolphins due to its abundance of sea grass, salt marsh, and the tidal flats and creeks.

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From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

2. From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

After morning pickup from Adelaide and Glenelg, head towards the Barossa Valley to discover the region’s charming villages, vineyards, and German heritage. Stop in the historic village of Hahndorf, one of the most important German settlements in the region. Wander through the town and be charmed by its quaint 19th-century architecture. Afterward, take a scenic drive through the Barossa Valley, where you’ll stop in Lyndoch at the Kies Winery. Famed for its prolific production, enjoy a wine tasting alongside lunch at this family-run vineyard. With your palate piqued, head to more wineries and a chocolate factory, capping things off at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop. Return to your accommodation in Adelaide around 5:15 PM, just in time to reflect on the sights and tastes of the day over dinner.

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Adelaide: River Torrens Sightseeing Cruise on Iconic Boat

3. Adelaide: River Torrens Sightseeing Cruise on Iconic Boat

After boarding at Elder Park Landing there will be an opportunity to purchase food and beverages from the deckhand. The captain will take time to deliver a safety talk and introduce the crew before beginning commentary of the local area and wider South Australia.   Once seated, the cruise will commence by heading toward the Torrens River Weir Gate while passing the Adelaide Festival Centre, SAHMRI, and Adelaide Gaol. Enjoy 30 minutes of commentary before arriving at Adelaide Zoo where you will have the option to disembark and explore the zoo, Botanic Garden its and surrounds. The last 15 minutes of the tour will be relaxed, allowing you a great chance to ask questions, take photos with the crew, and get some advice on what to see and do once you disembark.

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Adelaide: Barossa Valley Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4. Adelaide: Barossa Valley Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Visit some of Australia’s finest wineries with this hop-on hop-off tour of Barossa Valley. Tour through the historic villages and stop at your leisure to sample Barossa Shiraz, Eden Valley Riesling and other local varieties. Your day begins with a convenient pick-up from Adelaide CBD. From there you can sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you approach the Barossa Valley. The region is home to 150 wineries, and with a hop-on hop-off ticket you can take all the time you need at each stop before jumping on the next bus. Stop at each cellar door and enjoy wine samples from some of the oldest vines in the world. With a regular bus timetable you can plot the perfect day before being dropped off in central Adelaide. Ask your friendly guide for tips on the delicious food stops that are found on the route

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Barossa Valley: Hot Air Balloon Flight

5. Barossa Valley: Hot Air Balloon Flight

On the day of your flight, your pilot and crew will meet you approximately 2 hours before sunrise - the time varies throughout the year - at the reception center. Once everybody is assembled and signed in, your pilot will give you a briefing before you board a comfortable 4WD towards the best launch site for the morning. Don't forget to bring your cameras as there will be some amazing photo opportunities along the way. The Barossa Valley is famous for having some of the most gorgeous landscapes in all of Adelaide. Once you arrive at the launch site, your pilot and crew will inflate the balloon ready for take-off. You are welcome to join in with the preparation. This whole process takes about 30-40 minutes. Jump on board, and after one last briefing and then it’s up, up and away! Wave goodbye to the crew, they will follow on the ground and meet you when you land. Time to relax and take in the amazing 360⁰ views. Experience the peace and beauty of floating over the countryside as the sun is rising. You will fly for about 1 hour before landing somewhere downwind. Once you have landed your crew will meet you and it’s time to pack the balloon away. Feel free to join in the fun, or stand back and take the opportunity to take a few more photos. Hop back in the comfy vehicles and head back to the reception center for breakfast. The morning ends with a delicious Barossa breakfast back at the reception center with a view over Penfolds Stonewell vineyards. Relax and chat with your fellow passengers and pilot about the morning's events, whilst sipping sparkling wine and indulging in the best Barossa produce.

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South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

6. South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation in Glenelg at 9 AM or Adelaide at 9:20 – 9:30 AM for a full day of sightseeing around the gorgeous Fleurieu Peninsula.  Enjoy the scenic drive from Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills before arriving in the historic German village of Hanhdorf. Treat yourself to morning tea at The Haus, visit the Antique Clock Museum, or shop around in the village's boutique stores. Travel on to the old paddle steamer port of Goolwa for a stroll along the beach where the Murray River meets the sea. Make a short stopover at South Australia's greatest surfing beach before continuing on to Victor Harbor. Keep your eyes peeled for whales as you pass Basham Beach during whale season.  Next, explore the seaside town of Victor Harbor where you can visit the Whale Center and Museum. Take advantage of the chance to visit Granite Island and check out the fairy penguins or ride the famous horse-drawn tram. Purchase lunch from one of the many quaint restaurants and pubs. Your last stop of the day will be McLaren Vale, one of Australia's oldest and finest olive, wine, and almond-growing regions. Taste some of the area's best wines, purchase some locally-grown, homemade delicacies before returning back to your accommodation at around 5:30 PM.

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From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

7. From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

Get picked up from your Glenelg or Adelaide hotel and begin following the River Torrens through the spectacular Torrens Gorge. Learn about local wineries and sample their wines along the way. Enjoy your choice of six delicious lunch options. Discover the beauty of the Adelaide Hills as you travel along the River Torrens up past Kangaroo Creek Dam and past a chain of ponds to your first stop, Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider. Travel onwards over Barossa Reservoir to Williamstown in Southern Barossa and stop at Kies Family Wines for more tastings and a beautiful lunch. In the afternoon, travel to the The Barossa Chocolate Factory, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, and further wineries before returning to Adelaide at approximately 5:15 PM.

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Adelaide: McLaren Vale & The Cube Day Trip

8. Adelaide: McLaren Vale & The Cube Day Trip

Leaving Adelaide, head out through the southern suburbs and along the metropolitan coastline. Enjoy coastal views as you head to McLaren Vale Information Centre for morning tea. There is an opportunity to sample wines from some of the regions smaller wineries that do not have cellar doors at an additional cost. Then it’s on to one of the highlights of your day, the d’Arenberg Cube. Nestled amongst the vineyards, this 5 level “Rubiks cube” has been carefully designed to entice and excite the senses. From the Alternate Realities Museum to the many art installations on display there is so much to see and experience whilst you are there. Enjoy a formal wine tasting on Level 4, before heading down to Polly’s Restaurant for your 2-course lunch. Next visit Beresford Wines, where you can choose from one of 3 tastings in their brand new Tasting Pavilion. The Premium Wine Tasting introduces you to a selection of their wines from the Estate and Limited Release range. The Vale Brewing Tasting offers up to five craft beers from the seasonable Vale range. And the third option is the 23rd Street Distillery tastings, where you can choose from 5 craft spirits or 3 craft gins. The final cellar door is Wirra Wirra Vineyards, located amongst the gum trees in the historic ironstone cellars. Enjoy a short tour of the cellars and a structured tasting of their range of quality wines. Look out for the ‘catapult’ and the ¾ tonne Angelus Bell in the picturesque grounds surrounding the cellar door. Finish the day with some spare time in the main street of McLaren Vale. You may like to pop into the Menz Chocolate Store for some sweet treats, wander up the road to Blessed Cheese, or explore the Fleurieu Arthouse housed on the historic Hardys Tintara site. Then settle back on the coach for your return trip to Adelaide.

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Adelaide: City Kayaking Experience

9. Adelaide: City Kayaking Experience

Enjoy a beautiful kayak ride on Adelaides’ famous River Torren's. Take in the city sights from this unique perspective and experience a ride that you have never done so before. On this 1.5 hour guided tour, all kayak and safety-related equipment are included for your convenience.  Embark on this small-group activity with a limit of 6 people per group and make the best out of this picturesque paddling experience on the famous river.  Create memories and enjoy this unique experience. With an easy to reach meeting point and little to no kayak experience needed this tour is perfect for all ages and abilities.

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Adelaide: Half-Day City Highlights, Mt. Lofty, and Hahndorf

10. Adelaide: Half-Day City Highlights, Mt. Lofty, and Hahndorf

Experience the best of Adelaide on a half-day tour. This tour covers some of the top spots around the city before heading to Mt. Lofty and then onto Hahndorf. In Adelaide you'll see the St. Peter's Cathedral, the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, the University of Adelaide, the South Australia Museum, Art Gallery, and State Library, and the world-famous Adelaide Oval. Discovering further, you will encounter the Colonel Light's Lookout, Plane Tree Drive, Victoria Square, and more. Once you've finished exploring the city, the tour heads to Mt. Lofty Lookout to give you a birds-eye view of the city before heading to Hahndorf. Once in Hahndorf you will have free time to taste food and wine, explore the art galleries, shop, and wander the streets of Australia's first German settlement. Your tour will then drop you back to your tour's start point.

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What people are saying about Adelaide

This was a great experience that mixed both an opportunity to see parts of South Australia we wouldn't have had the opportunity to see and also explore beautiful wineries in Barossa. Our guide Peter was a local with great depth of knowledge of the area as well as being very entertaining. A perfect day out!

Had a most enjoyable day and was happy with the organisation and delivery of the tour, Paul was pleasant and we were happy with the choices of wineries, would definitely recommend him/Bumsonseats to friends

A great way to spend a few hours. The dolphins are not the only attraction but learning about some of the ship wrecks, mangroves and other inhabitants of the area make it all interesting.

Michael, our tour guide was a wealth of information. City tour was cancelled due to not enough attending.

Relaxing informative the guide is very good definitely recommended