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Southern Fleurieu Scenic Coastline and Stargazing tour.
Afternoon/Evening Tour, departs Wednesdays at 1pm. The Fleurieu Peninsula Scenic Coastline & Stargazing Tour is a tale of spectacular coastal scenery, wine tasting & stargazing. Experience the charm of the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula as we journey from Adelaide in the early afternoon to the Fleurieu's dramatic south coast; stopping at an award-winning local cheesemaker for afternoon tea. Afterwards we continue to the coast to discover the history of its scenic granites and see the remains of ice ages. Our tour includes walks along spectacular coastal trails, including a short segment of the famous Heysen Trail, with breathtaking coastal scenery. For dinner we stop at a local cool-climate winery for wine tastings & cheese platter, followed by an Aussie barbecue dinner. After dinner, enjoy coffee & cake while stargazing (weather permitting) through powerful portable telescopes. After a uniquely entertaining tour, relax as we drive you back to your Adelaide hotel. Cost $250 per person. Price includes - pickup & drop-off from your Adelaide city hotel - afternoon tea & cheese tasting - wine tasting & cheese platter - barbecue dinner with a glass of wine, cake & coffee - stargazing through large powerful telescopes (weather permitting). You have the opportunity to purchase cheeses and wines at your expense. Sturdy walking shoes required. What to bring: - camera - sturdy walking shoes - sunscreen, hat, sunglasses - water bottle - warm clothing for the evening (it's generally a few degrees cooler than Adelaide). Please be at pickup location 10 mins prior to departure. 2 - 10 people per tour.