The White House, Hahndorf | Image by South Australian Tourism Commission/Adam Bruzzone Caledonian Sky St Hugo, Barossa | Image by South Australian Tourism Commission

We're here to help
Enquire now...

South Australian Coastal Frontier - Small Ship Cruising

Adelaide return


Small Ship Expedition Cruising - See Australia's coast by APT small ship
APT has launched new Australian coastal cruises aboard the 99-passenger MS Caledonian Sky, allowing local travellers to discover new horizons. Among the new cruises are four intra-state itineraries in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia, which means clients need not fear new border closures. The cruises visit new ports and offer new experiences for travellers.

South Australian Coastal Frontier | SAVE up to 15% on all suites for a limited time*
Explore the spectacular South Australian coast by small ship on the MS Caledonian Sky. Explore World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves, cruise to the rugged scenery and wildlife of Kangaroo Island, enjoy fresh oysters at Coffin Bay, and savour lunch and a tasting at St Hugo winery in the Barossa Valley.

Departure Dates: 3 Jan | 10 Jan 2022
Days: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour provided by: APT
From: $8,195* per person, twin share | SAVE $3000 per couple

Highlights & Inclusions
• Experiences in five locations
• Seven nights aboard the MS Caledonian Sky with excursions on Zodiac vessels
• Services of an APT Expedition Leader and Team
• Locally inspired dining – a total of 20 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
• Explore Naracoorte Caves, South Australia's only World Heritage site
• Cruise to Kangaroo Island
• Enjoy fresh-from-the-ocean oysters in Coffin Bay
• Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at St Hugo in the Barossa Valley

Signature Experiences - Designed Exclusively for APT guests
Signature Experience. These once-in-a-lifetome moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

Freedom of Choice. Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options


Day 1 - Arrive Adelaide, Embark Ship

We’ll meet you on arrival in Adelaide and transfer you to your expedition ship. Your first night on board starts as it should, with a relaxed dinner at which you will meet your captain, crew and fellow passengers.
Stay: Seven nights, MS Caledonian Sky
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Robe

Perhaps discover the ancient Naracoorte Caves, or travel to nearby Mount Gambier and see the famed Blue Lake and the Umpherston Sinkhole.
Cruise into the world-renowned Limestone Coast area and the charming port of Robe. Here, choose your sightseeing option before a free afternoon to explore the town at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3 - Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

Travel to Kangaroo Island, home to an array of incredible native wildlife and pristine beaches. Pause at Pennington Bay and take in the views before visiting the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery. Learn about how oil is manufactured on a guided tour. Continue to Raptor Domain and take in a birds of prey show. Later this afternoon visit Clifford's Honey Farm for a guided tour. See how honey is extracted and sample some of the delicious tastings on offer.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4 - Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

Explore more of Kangaroo Island today, starting with a visit to Seal Bay. Here, join a local expert and learn about the Australian sea lion as you journey along a boardwalk into the heart of their colony. Continue your wildlife encounter at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. With over 150,000 hectares of forest lost due to the fires, many koalas are being cared for here as they recover. After lunch, visit Flinders Chase National Park, located on the western end of the island. This rugged wilderness area is home to stunning coastal scenery including the iconic Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5 - Coffin Bay

Board a purpose-built boat and cruise through the oyster leases while learning about the famous Coffin Bay Pacific Oyster industry. Enjoy a tasting of fresh-from-the-ocean oysters before travelling to Coffin Bay National Park by coach. Here, admire the stunning Almonta Beach, where majestic sand dunes meet azure waters. Keep an eye out for schools of salmon, dolphins or seals as you walk along the beach. You’ll also visit Point Avoid lookout.
Enjoy a Signature Experience this morning. Later, set sail for Port Lincoln.
Meals Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6 - Port Lincoln

Sample some of the seafood and wine that this region is renowned for at a tasting at the award-winning Boston Bay Winery. Alternatively, visit Axel Stenross Maritime Museum where you’ll discover the story of Finnish carpenter Axel Stenross and the lost craft of wooden boat building.
On a tour of Port Lincoln, head to the marina to learn about the fishing practices of the local prawn and tuna fleets and how they are preserving the fisheries for future generations. Then, choose your sightseeing option.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7 - Adelaide, Hahndorf, Barossa Valley

Today you’ll visit Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, before travelling to St Hugo Wines for lunch and a wine tasting. Later, enjoy free time in the town of Tanunda, known as the heart of the Barossa.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8 - Disembark Ship, Depart Adelaide

Disembark your ship this morning for the final time and transfer to the airport.
Meals: Breakfast

Limited Time Offer
Enquire now...

Guest Information

Check in
Talk to your Travel Consultant for specific Check In times
Check out
Talk to your Travel Consultant for specific Check Out times

Terms and Conditions

*Conditions apply. Price is per person (pp), AUD, twin share. Price correct as at 28 October 2021. *Save up to 15% is valid for sale until 31 December 2021 or until sold out. Price advertised includes all savings. Price based on cabin category Standard Suite Forward, upgrades are available. ALL OFFERS: Limited seats on set departures are available until sold out. DEPOSITS: A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 pp is due within 7 days of booking. +Scenic flight is optional and at an additional cost. Enquire for details. 

Car Parking

Children & Extra Guests

Extra guests allowed at additional charge

Why Choose Discover South Australia?



With our unbeatable prices, you can find comfort in knowing you're getting the best possible deal.

Call Center


Our Travel Agents offer passionate personalised service and are ready to help your unforgettable holiday experience come to life.


Our Promise

We promise to deliver you a smooth, hassle-free experience each time you book with us.

Discover More

Adelaide CBD, Adelaide

Mercure Adelaide Grosvenor


View Deal