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Swim with the Giant Cuttlefish

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Tour Details

Let us take you on an adventure to snorkel with the giant cuttlefish! Just once per year these curious creatures migrate and congregate in their thousands for breeding. They are visually striking due to their ability to display arrays of luminescent patterns and colours, which you will see change before your eyes!

Tour Details

Tour Code: SWGC
Availability: Dates to be advised 
Season : Seasonal June / July
Capacity: Min. 6 PAX | Max 10 PAX

Departure

8.00am from Adelaide – the main departure point is from the pureSA office at The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for check in and loading of luggage. Pickup on request from selected CBD hotels is available and will be confirmed by email on receipt of booking.

Note

NIL

Return

6.30pm (the following day) – on arrival back to Adelaide, you will return to the main departure point or your hotel.

Price Includes

  • Return transport
  • Experienced guide
  • Hiking at Alligator Gorge, Flinders Ranges
  • National Park entry fees
  • Exclusive presentation by marine expert
  • Fully guided Cuttlefish experience
  • Hire of wetsuit and snorkel gear
  • Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens
  • Overnight accommodation in Whyalla
  • Meals - 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Highlights
  • Small group 2-day all-inclusive itinerary with added benefits that include exclusive cuttlefish insights by our marine expert, sightseeing through the spectacular Southern Flinders Ranges and hiking along Alligator Gorge.
  • The tour is fully supported by an experienced guide along with a marine expert for the cuttlefish experience. Quality wetsuits, snorkel gear and safety gear is provided, and the snorkel has just 6 swimmers per guide.
Important information

We recommend you wear good quality walking shoes for the hiking trails at Alligator Gorge. Wetsuit and all snorkel gear for the cuttlefish activity are provided. This is a winter activity and it could be cold so warm clothes are highly recommended. You will need to bring your own warm towel and dry clothes to change into after the cuttlefish swim. Also, don’t forget your camera, sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses and raincoat!

This tour is not available for children under the age of 12 and all other children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult. A registration and risk release form must be filled out by each participant prior to the Giant Cuttlefish snorkel activity.

Please note: A strict luggage limit of 1 bag per person (up to 15 kilograms) applies and any dietary restrictions must be advised at time of booking.

What to expect from this tour

Itinerary Day 1

Departing from Adelaide, witness the change of scenery as you leave the city behind and travel through a landscape of fields and quaint country towns. Stopping briefly at Jitter Bean Oasis, a quirky café located in the township of Lochiel, where having a fresh cup of coffee and piece of cake (own expense) may be too hard to resist.

Right in front of the café, admire the pink salt lake before we continue on our way to Alligator Gorge, one of the most popular and scenic walking trails in Mount Remarkable National Park. Here, you’ll enjoy a gourmet packed lunch while admiring the surrounding bushland before putting on your walking shoes for a 2km hike to explore Alligator Gorge’s beautiful rugged cliffs and amazing natural landscapes.

Then, it’s back on the bus to travel to the home of the Giant Cuttlefish, Whyalla. After dropping your bags in your room, enjoy some well-deserved free time; explore the town, say hello to the renowned local dolphins, walk along the beach or simply relax at the hotel. After sunset, sit down to indulge in a delicious dinner and learn about the Giant Cuttlefish changing colours, patterns and shape in a fun & informative presentation session from our marine expert.

Itinerary Day 2

After waking to enjoy breakfast, you will soon be on the bus to start your morning Giant Cuttlefish adventures! On arrival at Stony Point, the best spot in Whyalla to see the Giant Cuttlefish, you’ll get fitted out with wetsuits and snorkelling gear and receive a full experience and safety briefing prior to entering
the water with your marine expert and snorkelling guides.

Swimming just a few metres from shore, you will start to encounter these unique and wonderful creatures in their natural environment. Observe their graceful gliding among the rocks and sea plants as you witness their changing shapes and colours. Back on shore, you’ll change into warm clothes and enjoy a hot drink while reflecting on your amazing Cuttlefish experience.

Next up is a short drive to the incredible Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden where a light lunch featuring local produces awaits. Be sure to take time and stroll around the Bush Food Garden where you will discover some of the medicinal and food plants that have been used by the Aboriginal people for thousands of years. From here its back to Adelaide via the rolling countryside of the beautiful Clare Valley wine region.

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