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ATE18 Media Famils Sunday

ATE18 Media Famils Sunday


The South Australian Tourism Commission has developed a number of day familiarisation options for hosted media to participate in on Sunday 15 April.

Please note, at this stage itineraries are indicative only and are subject to change. Minimum numbers apply for each famil and tours are conducted in English.



Sunday 15 April - MSun 1
This day tour takes you through the highlights of Adelaide with everything from swimming with dolphins off shore at stunning Glenelg, to lunch with a view of iconic Adelaide Oval as you dine on the rooftop of 2KW Bar and Restaurant. You’ll even test your adventurous spirit with an eco-friendly rickshaw cycle tour along Adelaide’s greener paths to city hotspots, and get back on two wheels with Segway Sensation's unique look at Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct. Continue your adventure with your chance to take on the iconic Adelaide Oval RoofClimb. You’ll be led over and under the impressive curved rooflines of the western and southern stands with views that stretch from the hills to the coast.


Sunday 15 April - MSun 2
Inspired and influenced by the coast and a Mediterranean climate, this day tour’s first stop is Wirra Wirra. Here, they are serious about their biodynamic wine and believe in a healthy dose of fun – cue giant medieval catapult and watermelons. After you’ve worked up your appetite, dine at the Salopian Inn where chef Karena Armstrong cooks up a menu of eclectic contemporary Australian food, using local, seasonal produce. Then spend your afternoon with three distinctively different wineries: Hugh Hamilton Wines, Gemtree and the “new kids” on the block, Alpha Box & Dice. You’ll experience everything from stunning 270-degree views of vineyards to finding out about sustainable, generational farming.

SEA AND VINES (Fleurieu Peninsula)

Sunday 15 April - MSun 3
Nature, wine and wildlife! This tour sets the scene with a 4WD off-road tour of the beaches, bushland and rugged coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsula including the beautiful Onkaparinga Gorge. Head south to McLaren Vale and brace yourself for a day of wine tasting in a region inspired and influenced by the coast and a Mediterranean climate. Then top your day off with fabulous views across the water at Star of Greece as you dine on modern Australian cuisine and indulge in local seafood and the cafe's specialty of whiting.

HILLS ADVENTURE (Adelaide Hills)

Sunday 15 April - MSun 4
Whether you are cuddling a koala or dining on gourmet food and wine this visit promises to be a unique one. Discover an array of award-winning cow and goat milk cheeses, sourced only from small local dairies, with a tour of Woodside Cheese Wrights, and dine on regional platters with crisp, delicate wines at Pike & Joyce, while overlooking the stunning vineyard. Visit the picturesque Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard and learn about sustainable farming and take in the scenery of the property which is home to koalas, kangaroos, echidnas and native birds. Then finish your day with a cleansing ale (or two) at micro-brewery, The Loberthal Bierhaus, with both beer and the history of brewing on show.

EXPLORE THE HILLS (Adelaide Hills)

Sunday 15 April - MSun 5
Let us show you the wonders of the Adelaide Hills, one of Australia’s premium cool-climate wine regions and South Australia’s oldest wine region. Adelaide Hills boasts more than 90 wine labels and 50 cellar doors, many with views across the natural tapestry of scenic valleys and vineyards. Discover the Basket Range with winemaker Taras Ochota and sample the wines and gin at Ochre Nation in the grounds of Unico Zelo & Applewood Distillery. Indulge in a delicious menu which has been grown consciously, with lunch at The Summertown Aristologist, followed by a visit to Vinterloper, one of the newest cellar doors to open in the Hills and with a reputation for doing things differently, bending the rules, opening new possibilities and bottling great wine.


Sunday 15 April - MSun 6
Whether you are cuddling up to a koala or matching chocolate with wine, your visit promises to be unique. Walk through Hahndorf and soak up the German heritage of Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. There are gift, craft and specialty shops, galleries and outlets for gourmet produce, and the opportunity to indulge in cheese tastings and sample local chocolate, jams and pickles. Plus you’ll get the added bonus of a winery loop with cellar doors offering cool-climate wines and stunning views over lush vineyards. Sample wines and experience wine and chocolate matching at Hahndorf Hill Winery’s ChocoVino, followed by lunch at Bird in Hand Winery, where you will have a front-row seat to the winemaking works with a tutored tasting, a wander through the original barrel hall. Top off your day by cuddling up to a koala.


Sunday 15 April - MSun 7
Embark on a seriously stylish tour of our famous Barossa Valley, in a 1962 Daimler (which have chauffeured royalty). You’ll spend a day sipping  the best of the Barossa, taking in its rich cultural heritage. Just over an hour’s drive north of Adelaide, the Barossa is the heart of Australia’s wine industry and home to gourmet delights. Savour the big-bodied reds of the region starting at St Hugo and Henschke, followed by lunch at Seppeltsfield where you’ll “taste your birth year” with a fortified wine experience. You’ll then visit the picturesque farm of celebrity chef Maggie Beer to enjoy the tastings on offer or grab a coffee and take in the view. Your day will end with a mini masterclass tasting at historic Yalumba - one of Australia’s oldest family owned wineries.


Sunday 15 April - MSun 8
Just over an hour’s drive north of Adelaide and blessed with a rich cultural heritage, the Barossa is the heart of Australia’s wine industry and home to gourmet delights which you’ll experience from the comfort of your open-air mobile lounge trike. Savour the big-bodied reds of the region starting with Artisans of the Barossa, a group of like-minded producers who promote small-batch, sub-regional wine making. Check out Whistler Wines, tucked away in a patch of Australian scrub and focusing on organic and biodynamic grape growing. Plus experience the young and funky approach to wine making at Yelland & Papps, and a blast from the past at Kalleske where the family has been growing grapes since 1853. The Barossa is not only about wine, so it’s only fitting that your trike tour takes in a brewery and tastings including the Bunawunda Blonde, described as “as dumb as our beer gets”.


Sunday 15 April - MSun 9
Experience an exceptional day of private access to an authentic Barossa. The Angas and Henschke families have been good neighbours since the European settlement of South Australia over 170 years ago. With a combined heritage of more than 350 years in the Barossa, this is a rare opportunity to savour the Henschke family vineyards and historic winery followed by a personal hosted tasting in their private winery cellar. You will also visit Hutton Vale Farm offering a wonderful example of elegant sustainability set amid an iconic Barossa landscape.





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