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Wednesday Tours

The afternoon of Wednesday 14 September has been allocated as a free afternoon. Included in delegate and partner registration fees are a half day tour. The options for the tours are listed below. Please select your tour preference when completing your online registration.

Option 1 – Cleland Wildlife Park Tour 12:50pm – 5pm

After being picked up from the Adelaide Convention Centre travel by bus to Mt Lofty to take a photo of the city of Adelaide. Mount Lofty Summit, the majestic peak of the Mount Lofty Ranges in the Adelaide Hills, provides spectacular panoramic views across Adelaide’s city skyline to the coast. Each year more than 350,000 people visit the peak which rises more than 710 metres above sea level. After stopping at Mount Lofty continue onto Cleland Wildlife Park which has been a major tourist attraction in South Australia since 1967. Located in a beautiful natural bushland setting, Cleland offers more than 130 species of South Australia’s captivating wildlife. Many animals are free-roaming in the 35-hectare park, creating wonderful impromptu opportunities to touch and interact with our native wildlife. Cleland offers daily interactive koala close-up sessions and keeper talks, engaging interpretation and self-guided discovery trails all year round. You can even hold a koala, snake or lizard and have this special experience captured with a souvenir photo (additional fee applies). Personal encounters with South Australian wildlife, combined with a licensed café and souvenir shop, ensures Cleland offers something for everyone. Cleland is open from 9.30am to 5pm daily (closed Christmas Day & days of catastrophic fire danger). The tour includes park entry.

Option 2 – Adelaide Hills & Hahndorf Tour 12:50pm – 5pm

After being picked up from the Adelaide Convention Centre travel by bus to Mt Lofty to take a photo of the city of Adelaide. Mount Lofty Summit, the majestic peak of the Mount Lofty Ranges in the Adelaide Hills, provides spectacular panoramic views across Adelaide’s city skyline to the coast. Each year more than 350,000 people visit the peak which rises more than 710 metres above sea level. After stopping at Mt Lofty continue onto Hahndorf . Hahndorf is classified as Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and each year thousands of people, young and old, enjoy its charm and the hospitality.  Hahndorf is the jewel of the Adelaide Hills and one of South Australia’s most popular towns. The town is immensely popular with visitors from all over the world as well as locals and many premium businesses have set up their shops in this iconic town.

When visiting Hahndorf, the most striking features that greet visitors are the over 100 year old elm and plane trees that line the Main street and the original ‘Fachwerk’ buildings, many beautifully maintained or restored to original conditions.  While the town retains its strong German heritage, new, exciting and chic businesses have emerged adding to the atmosphere of a premium holiday destination.  Hahndorf has a unique ‘village feel’ about it and the Main Street is lined with eateries, souvenir and gift shops, clothing and leather goods and craft outlets and galleries.  There are two pubs offering authentic German fare and several cafes, restaurants and smallgoods outlets making Hahndorf an ideal place for a day out with family or friends.

The Adelaide Hills produces some of the finest cold-climate wines, world-wide.  There are several Wineries and Cellar doors located at some of the most beautiful locations in or near Hahndorf offering wines and delicious meals prepared using the finest local ingredients.  Beerenberg, a pick your own fruit farm and the Farm Barn add to the attraction of the town.  The Cedars, former home of the renowned Australian landscape artist Hans Heysen is open to the public and the Hahndorf Academy, which exhibits the works of local artists and houses the new Visitor Information Centre is an essential location to visit to get into the spirit of Hahndorf. 

While many visitors come to Hahndorf to get a glimpse of the past, Hahndorf is increasingly acknowledged for the modern and the chic and generally a trendy place to wine and dine or to hang out with friends.  Hahndorf has become a unique town where you can walk the past and taste the future.

Option 3 – McLaren Vale Tour 12:50pm – 6pm

After being picked up from the Adelaide Convention Centre travel by bus along the Scenic Coastal Drive to McLaren Vale. McLaren Vale is situated 40 kms south of Adelaide. The rolling vine-covered hills feed over 70 small, very individual wineries. The Region’s wines are described as the “middle palate of Australia” because they produce soft full flavoured wines. Each October the Bushing Festival takes place, during which colourful winemaking characters introduce the new vintages. The area enjoys a Mediterranean climate influenced by the St Vincent’s Gulf only six kms away. Wine tasting will occur at two wineries.

Serafino Wines

The Serafino story began when Serafino (Steve) Maglieri emigrated from Sepino, Campobasso, Italy in 1964. Full of hope, the determined teenager stepped off the SS Roma carrying a single suitcase, the cash equivalent of $20 and very little English. He also brought with him his passion for grape growing and winemaking and the dream of establishing a winery of his own.

Today, with Steve’s daughter Maria Maglieri at the helm, Serafino own 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale vineyards and an impressive winery. Serafino has received many accolades, including; being crowned ‘Bushing King’ for best red wine in the McLaren Vale Wine Show in 1979, 1992 and 2007, the best Shiraz at the Great Australian Wine Challenge in 1997 and the Trophy for the Best Shiraz and Red Wine of the Year at the London International Wine Challenge in 1997.

Penny’s Hill Winery 

From its first production of 141 cases of 1995 Shiraz, Penny’s Hill has established a fine reputation for outstanding vineyards from which acclaimed estate wines have emerged.
Fine, full-bodied, fruit driven wines are the result of premium estate-grown fruit from vineyards that have evolved as some of the McLaren Vale region’s very best.

Every step of the way, from tending the narrow-planted, low yielding vineyards through to hands-on winemaking, a meticulous approach ensures wines under the Penny’s Hill banner deliver an exceptional balance of texture, complexity and interest, with quality exceeding price, the ultimate objective.

Distinctive packaging, derived from the strong visual presence of ‘sold’ stickers applied to works of art in commercial galleries, sets the Penny’s Hill brand apart, its ‘red dot’ imagery now very much established, not only as the brand’s trademark but as a visual link to all aspects of the business.

*$5.00 pp redeemable to client on the day with purchase of wine (Penny’s Hill Winery only)
For general information regarding Adelaide and what is on please visit the website http://www.southaustralia.com/en

 

Partners Program

10% discount is available for attendees and partners at INPC for all tours listed on the Adelaide Sight Seeing website.

To book any of these tours please either email bookings@sealink.com.au or telephone the sales office on 13 13 01 within Australia or +61 88202 8688 out of Australia to secure your booking. You will be asked to quote the code INPC16 when booking.

Adelaide Oval Tours

Adelaide Oval is located across the River Torrens facing the Adelaide Convention Centre. The Oval was renovated in 2014. The stadium is mostly used for cricket and football, but also plays host to rugby leaguerugby unionsoccer, and concerts. Its record crowd for cricket was 52,633 during the 2014–15 Big Bash League season semi-final between the Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers, and its overall record attendance was 62,543 at the 1965 SANFL Grand Final between the Port Adelaide and Sturt.

Be led on an unforgettable journey into the inner sanctum… 

Go behind closed doors where you’ll discover hidden secrets and relive celebrated moments. Witness the unique integration of the Oval’s iconic heritage blended seemlessly with world-class facilities.

Access restricted areas and experience the roar of the crowd as you take to the ground through the interactive player’s race. Step into living history as you explore inside the iconic scoreboard, and see where some of the world’s greatest musicians have entertained sold-out crowds. 

Adelaide Oval Tours are led by our expert volunteer guides who share their unique and captivating tales – there’s always a new experience waiting to be had.

Tour departure times – 

Monday to Friday:       10am, 11am and 2pm Saturday and Sunday: 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm

Tours will not operate on event days or public holidays. Tours will operate in a modified capacity during Sheffield Shield (excluding finals).

Pricing

Adults $22

Concession $17

Child (5-15years) $12

Phone (08) 8205 4700 during business hours to book onto these tours.

The Bradman Collection

The Bradman Collection on loan by the State Library of South Australia, is on display at the newly developed Adelaide Oval in a state of the art, purpose built museum, located in the Riverbank Stand (access through the South Gate off War Memorial Drive).

Sir Donald Bradman was the greatest batsman in the history of cricket. The Bradman Collection brings together his priceless and personal collection of cricket memorabilia spanning from 1927 to 1977. It was originally Sir Donald’s wish that a home for the Bradman Collection may be found at Adelaide Oval, which came to fruition in 2008, the centenary of his birth.

The Bradman Collection is a world class exhibition dedicated to an Australian legend and international hero who made Adelaide his home. Watch footage of Bradman in the theatrette, test your own skills with the interactive museum, and browse through personal items including cricket bats, balls, trophies, items of clothing and more.

The collection is open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays & Event Days), and is free for the public to view.

The South Australian Cricket Association is now the custodian of the collection in conjunction with the Premier’s Department, State Library and the Bradman Family. The State Library retains Bradman archival materials.

 

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