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Get to know with the wildlife of South Australia on this three-day coastal trip

We might be a bit biased, but we think Australia’s got the greatest wildlife collection in the world – this South Australia trip will show you why. From Adelaide, head to the Eyre Peninsula, a little known gem that’s full of beautiful scenery, with heaps of native animals and exciting activities on offer. If you're feeling adventurous you can play about with sea lions. If you're looking to stay dry, then enjoy secluded bush walks and train your eyes to spot the wildlife around you. You can meet some of Australia’s most famous, unique residents – like kangaroos and emus – and spot marine life when cruising around on catamarans, ferries and boats. Go wild in South Australia.

Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide, Australia
South Australia, Southern Ocean
Short Breaks
Physical rating
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 21

Why you'll love this trip

  • Koalas are one of Australia’s most iconic creatures – make some new furry friends among the gum trees of Mikkira Station

  • Dive at the opportunity to go on a watery play-date with some friendly sea lions, seeing who’s got the better moves in the waters around Hopkins Island

  • Hike through the dense Australian bush and the spot native wildlife that lives in the area

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip is activity based, and tailored to enable you to experience these extensive wildlife encounters.


Adelaide’s one of those cities that has a little bit of something for everyone: award-winning gardens, 19th century churches, fresh seafood and enough good wines and wine bars to send a sommelier giddy. Think about arriving in town a day or two before kick-off to see everything Adelaide has to offer. We’ve got an early start day, leaving Adelaide at 5:00am for the drive to the Eyre Peninsula via Port Augusta and Whyalla. We’ll be honest – there’s not a whole lot to see on the drive (unless endless horizons and scrubby bushland float your boat), so load up the Kindle or charge up the iPod for some digital entertainment. After arriving in Port Lincoln and checking into our accommodation, head to Mikkira Station for a wander around the grounds in search of koalas and native Port Lincoln parrots.
  • Hostel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Mikkira Station
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
You will visit Whalers Way Conservation Park for spectacular rugged coastline, Lincoln National Park walk Stamford Hill (where you’ll hopefully spot some kangaroos and emus), Fishers Bay and swimming in the pristine waters of the Southern Ocean.

We visit Wadlata Cultural Centre and have an interpretive walk through the life of the new frontier pioneers of South Australia.
  • Hostel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
From creatures of the deep to puppies of the sea. Today you have the option of cruising out to Hopkins Island and taking part in one of Australia’s many unique wildlife experiences: swimming with sea lions. This half-day adventure takes us to a friendly community of sea lions where you can swim, snorkel, paddle and splash about in the company of these inquisitive animals. Those preferring to stay on dry land can spend the day in Port Lincoln, perhaps strolling the foreshore or indulging in a seafood lunch. In the afternoon, return to Adelaide where your wildlife adventure wraps up.
Optional Activities
  • Swim with Sea Lions and Dolphins - Port Lincoln - AUD205
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch


2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners




Hostel twin share (2 nights)

Included activities

  • Mikkira Station

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Important notes

1. Tour commences at the YHA Adelaide Central on day 1 at 05:00 am and finishes at the YHA Adelaide Central on day 3 at approx 8pm.
2. Strict luggage limit of 15kg applies excess luggage can be stored at Adelaide accommodation.
3. Swimming with dolphins and sealions can be reserved in advance to secure your place, and paid locally
4. This trip is also available in Basix multishare see PNBS-B

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