Our Overnight Destinations
The relaxed pace of the tour means arriving at our destinations with time to explore. Our first overnight destination is the beautiful seaside village of Port Campbell, our second, Port Fairy the maritime town frozen in time, and finally the quaint township of Penola with its historic charm. Each of our destinations will captivate and delight.
A colourful and lively seaside village, Port Campbell is just minutes from the iconic Twelve Apostles and home to restaurants, cafes and spectacular views. Stroll along the beach, visit bakeries selling homemade goodies, and explore the vibrant shops and galleries. Sheltered by cliffs and Norfolk pines, the town has the atmosphere of a safe haven on the edge of wild nature. Finish the day with a walk out to the Port Campbell Jetty and watch the
waves crashing against the limestone cliffs.
Established as a whaling and sealing station in 1833, Port Fairy has retained its historic 19th-century maritime charm. With its abundance of Georgian style Bluestone and Sand Stone merchants’ homes, and restored quaint white washed cottages, Port Fairy gives the impression of a town frozen in time. In fact, more than 50 buildings in this small community are classified by the National Trust.
Popular with tourists, Port Fairy offers breathtaking walking trails, Maritime history, galleries, and an abundance of beautiful restaurants to enjoy. A perfect place to spend a night or two.
Penola is a fantastic and thriving inland township with a warm and welcoming feel. This pretty country town is located approximately 390kms South of Adelaide and 424kms West of Melbourne. Penola has a unique and rich cultural heritage, formally founded as a private township in 1850 by Scottish born Alexander Cameron and was the home of Mary McKillop, originally employed as governess to Alexander Cameron’s children, Mary would later be canonised as Saint Mary of the Cross McKillop, and on October 17th 2010 became Australia’s first Saint.
Another prominent resident in Penola's history was Scottish born John Riddoch, who settled in the area in 1861. His crowning achievement was the establishment, in 1890, of the Penola Fruit Colony, which became known as Coonawarra in 1897. Coonawarra is part of the Limestone Coast Wine Region, who’s quality and success lies in the joining of rich red terra rossa soil, porus limestone, pure underground water and a long cool ripening season.
With its pretty country town appeal, Penola is the perfect place to pause and enjoy.