Deep Creek adventure tour
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Adelaide, SA
- Product code: OPDC
The full day tour itinerary begins daily from central Adelaide at 9:30am, Glenelg at 9:50am, McLaren Vale at 10:15am from your hotel or a pre-arranged location, including Adelaide Airport. A relaxed 40-minute drive brings us to the picturesque internationally acclaimed McLaren Vale wine region. Adventure begins by exclusively exploring off-road tracks journeying through beautiful bush landscapes passing world-class vineyards, and visiting incredible ancient geological sites.
From here, guests will be taken to a secret location exclusive to Off Piste 4WD Tours for morning refreshments that will consist of cheeses served with local white and red wines and handcraft beers while taking in the captivating views across the treasured region.
Popping into a winery while visiting McLaren Vale is a must, depending on availability, guests will be entertained by a local winemaker, gain a first hand understanding of a winery’s complex operation and sample wine straight from barrel*.
We continue southwards with a unique opportunity to drive along the water’s edge of Gulf St Vincent on Silversands beach**. Passionate photographers are blessed with photo opportunities at this point on the tour capturing the timeless vista of the surrounding landscapes. Leaving the coastline, we start the climb over the Willunga Hills into Inman Valley and Second Valley via a matrix of thrilling 4WD tracks linking together an ever-changing environment. This brings up the halfway mark where we will stop for picnic hamper lunch (included in tour price) catered by The Salopian Inn restaurant at a secret location exclusive to Off Piste 4WD Tours.
Along the way your guide will share aboriginal stories about the traditional lands of the Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri, the Indigenous Australians of the Fleurieu Peninsula. The tour continues to make its way into the incredible preserved bushland sanctuary of Deep Creek Conversation Park. Boasting some of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s most dramatic views, the tour will stop off at this point for afternoon refreshments overlooking Kangaroo Island, the southern coastline, its sublime beaches and the vastness of the Southern Ocean. An excellent location for photography, it is also a great opportunity to meet some of the local wildlife, including kangaroos and range of native birds. From mid May through to late October we keep a keen eye out for the spectacular Southern Right Whale.
Weather depending, we take a rugged track through a beautifully eerie bush landscape that is very unique to the southern region of the Fleurieu Peninsula. A tea and coffee stop can be arranged upon request on the return drive back to your accommodation where the adventure first began.
* Barrel tasting at winemaker's discretion.
** Beach drive available depending on ocean tidal levels.