Accomodation

Waitpinga Farm – Quad Bike Adventure
1161 Waitpinga Road, Waitpinga, South Australia 5211

Welcome!

Waitpinga Farm is the home of Kev and Mary Pearce and their family. The Pearce family have lived on the 400 acre property since 1856 and are currently 6th generation farmers. The property is mainly used for sheep and wool production and has a heritage listed shearing shed.

What we have to offer?

We strive to give everyone a chance to do something they have never done before and to enjoy themselves as much as they can in a safe environment.

We offer a guided quadbike farm tour with a qualified tour guide through 400 acres of beautiful farming country with views of the ocean, local farm animals and possible sightings of native animals. Ride our provided quadbikes through grassy hills and plains and creek crossings.

Feel at ease riding to your own ability with the helping hand of our guides. All our guides are experienced and qualified and are willing to help you where ever possible.

The Practice Track is the first stop on the tour to make sure you understand how to control your quad bike. Once riders and guides are confident with the progress, its out to explore the farm!

No experience is necessary and we encourage everyone to have a go! All we recommend you to bring is a camera!

http://www.waitpingafarm.com/
08 8552 3558
Kangaroo Island Lodge
73 Scenic Dr, American River, South Australia 5221

Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s great wilderness destinations, is best known for its magnificent coastal views, unique landscapes, uncrowded beaches and fascinating wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, Australian sea-lions, New Zealand fur seals, Little penguins and an abundance of bird life.

Kangaroo Island Lodge is situated on the banks of Eastern Cove in American River, with all rooms perfectly perched offering exceptional water views over the bay. Amid lush coastal vegetation, KI Lodge is designed to blend in with its natural surroundings. There is no better place to unwind and to enjoy the peace and tranquility. Kangaroo Island Lodge is nestled on a hillside in lush native bushland. The seclusion of this area allows for the abundance of wildlife to roam free.

So come and escape to Kangaroo Island Lodge.

http://kilodge.com.au
+61 8 8553 7053
+61 8 8553 7030
Chardonnay Lodge
15006 Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra South Australia 5263

Located in regional South Australia, halfway between the state capitals of Adelaide and Melbourne, Coonawarra is an exceptional region, where the rich Terra Rossa red soils produce some of the finest wines in the world.

Chardonnay Lodge has recently reopened after a considerable break, new owners Margaret and Craig Bell are passionate about ensuring that the locals and visitors alike enjoy a great experience when visiting the region. Chardonnay Lodge offers a Cellar Door, Function and Conferencing facilities and Restaurant.

Chardonnay Lodge is situated in the heart of Coonawarra surrounded by vineyards. Many years of experience have created an atmosphere of uniqueness with the main building’s spectacular architecture, extensive established lawn and garden areas, also featuring superb regional cuisine served in the district’s most renowned restaurant – casual dining at its best. Open 6 days from 12 noon until late, closed Thursdays.

http://chardonnaylodge.com.au/
(08) 8736 3078
Oysterfest Ceduna
District Council of Ceduna, 44 O’Loughlin Terrace, (PO Box 175) Ceduna South Australia 5690

The 2017 Ceduna Oysterfest is set to be another spectacular showcase of Far West Coast hospitality, with a varied entertainment program, activities, competitions and more!

This year our focus will be on expanding the variety of the freshest and best in local seafood to complement our signature Far West Coast Oysters, sourced from selected growers in Smoky and Denial Bays. Watch this space!

Thursday 28th of September
An exciting art exhibition of local artists is in development.

Friday 29th September
The Ceduna Business & Tourism Association will once more host their free Seafood Tasting in the CBD from 11:30, with a guest Chef Simon Bryant, alongside demonstrations of oyster opening and fish filleting.

A new opening night food event is in development – more details soon!

The SA Sail Training Vessel the One & All will again be returning to Ceduna for the Oysterfest, and they will have a program of open-ship visits and short-sails available for interested visitors.

For those seeking a music experience, plans are underway for a live music event to be held off-site.

Saturday 30th September
Chris Sperou will once more take to the skies to let everyone know the Oysterfest has well and truly begun! Our Oysterfest Street Parade will lead everyone down from the CBD to the Oysterfest site on the shores of Murat Bay, where the official opening will take place. From there a series of community arts workshops, live music, kids activities, carnival amusements and competitions will be happening around the site, extending from the Ceduna Sailing Club to the Day Tce Carpark. Test your skills in the Fish Filleting competition, or learn how to play the drums with the Damushi Ensemble. Tasting Australia’s Creative Director Simon Bryant will host a series of cooking demonstrations across the weekend.

After the AFL Grand Final concludes a variety of musical entertainment will take us into the evening headlined by Ghana’s the Damushi Ensemble and the Tamworth Country Music Festival regular Amber Joy Poulton. Local emerging artists will join Amber onstage for a Talent Showcase, with more live music following through to 11pm.

Sunday 1st October
Sunday morning will see the return of the revered Pancake Breakfast alongside the traditional combined Church Service in the McEvoy Marquee.
Popular events such as the Kids Iced Coffee Hold and Treasure Hunts will be happening alongside the coveted Stein Holding competition before the signature competition of Oysterfest – the Oyster Shuck & Eat! Before we get underway we’ll have a demonstration from some of our fastest professional shuckers to show us how it’s done!

The Damushi Ensemble and then Amber Joy Poulton return to the stage with her band for a family concert. Once again the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Fireworks Spectacular will light the skies over Murat Bay, but it doesn’t end there! We’ll be kicking on with live music performances throughout the evening and our Food & Wine Precinct will keep your hunger at bay until close at 11pm.

http://www.ceduna.sa.gov.au/oysterfest
(08) 8625 3407
(08) 8625 3435
Calypso Star Charters – Shark Cage Diving
3/10 South Quay Boulevard, Port Lincoln South Australia 5606

The Calypso Star Charter story

Calypso Star Charters was founded in 1990 by Captain Rolf Czabayski. Rolf was an avid game fisherman who had tagged and released many Great White Sharks before their protection in 1997. Rolf holds the final World record ever issued for the capture of a White Shark, 599Kg on 15kg line class, a fine achievement.

Fishing to cage diving

Over time, Rolf’s attention turned from fishing for Sharks to cage diving charters. On his 35 foot Bertram vessel Rolf could take 3-4 guests on charters for 3-5 days. In those days there were several locations for Shark Cage Diving including the Neptune Islands, Dangerous Reef and several Islands in the Sir Joseph Banks Group to the North of Port Lincoln.

Cage diving specific vessel

As the business gradually grew, Rolf made the big decision to upgrade his beloved Bertram to the custom built ‘Calypso Star’ in December 2000. This vessel offered a level of comfort not seen before in Shark Diving in South Australia. Shark cage diving remained a ‘hobby’ for Rolf, his family home and other business interests were in Adelaide while the boat was in Port Lincoln. The 3-4 day itinerary was the core business and in 2002 Andrew Wright became Rolf’s first full time deckhand.

https://sharkcagediving.com.au
+61 (8) 8682 3939
61 (8) 8682 6877
Gawler Barossa Jockey Club
51 Barnet Rd, EVANSTON, South Australia 5116

The Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club is a proud racing club, steeped in history yet progressive in the modern day.

Gawler is a thriving township on the edge of the renowned Barossa Valley and located only 50 minutes from Adelaide, it’s an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club is one of the first landmarks you see driving in to town, with its picturesque rose gardens, lush green lawns and impressive new function centre, The Terrace.

(08) 8522 1801
Almerta Station
Almerta Station, Yanyarrie, South Australia 5432

Almerta Station is a family owned property and a unique destination in the Flinders Ranges. We are situated on the Boolcunda Creek 20kms north of Carrieton, three and half hours north of Adelaide. The station stretches from the Carrieton-Quorn-Road as far as up to the peaks of the Mount James Ranges. There are between 5.000 and 8.000 sheep grazing on our lands and we own a Shearing and Crutching contracting business.

Our main enterprise today is still our Shearing and Crutching Contracting Business, that is servicing and travelling all of South Australia and New South Wales. We employ between ten to forty people weekly. Snow manages the main shearing team, that is working more than eleven months a year. Paddy manages the other shearing, crutching, lamb marking and mulesing teams, that work for ten months a year. This business has provided us with the cash flow to move forward and has given us the opportunity to make infrastructure improvements.

The second enterprise is our Grazing property. Almerta Station encompasses 38,000 acres of land with 5,000 to 8,000 sheep. Throughout the tough times we have been and still are leasing. additional 12,000 acres to sustain our main breeding flock numbers for the (hopefully) good years ahead. Having Snow’s knowledge of over 65 years working in the sheep industry is very valuable, as he knows the history of what happens in good and bad years. This is important to capture for our business. Changed genetics over the past ten years have led to improvements in our wool, production and meat value.

As these enterprises have strengthened us over time, we are now able to move forward into Tourism, providing accommodation in our Shearers Quarters and camping opportunities on special spots on our property. We’d like to create another income, so that Paddy and Snow are able to spend more time with their families.

http://www.almertastation.com.au/
(08) 8658 9076