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South Australian Silo Art Trail  
Departs:  Monday, 21 March 2022    
Duration:  6  Days Tour Number: 3630    
Price: 
Cost $1690p.p.twin Share
Travel Club $1605p.p
Single Supplement $350
$205 p.p. Deposit on booking, Balance due 01/03/22
   
 
 

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Tour Includes:
5  Breakfasts, 5 Evening Meals
5 Nights  Accommodation
Entrance Fees as per Itinerary
Home Pick up and Return

Day 1 : Adelaide - Karoonda - Paringa - Berri
Your chauffeured car will pick you up from home and drop you at Aust-wide tours depot 101 Muller Rd Hampstead Gardens for our 7.30am departure. We travel to Karoonda taking time to look at the silo art and have a cuppa. One side of the Karoonda Silos is magnificent tribute to the heritage of farming in Karoonda. We continue onto Loxton for lunch. After lunch we make our way to Paringa and take a gander at their Silo Art. Four prominent, colourful faces rise above the Murray River in the small regional town of Paringa, each depicting an iconic character or familiar river scene. We make our way to Berri and check into the motel. (D)
Berri Resort Hotel

Day 2 : Berri - Wirrabra - Port Augusta
Titled, ‘Healthy River Healthy Community’, the Waikerie Silos are the second in the Australian Silo Art Trail Collection to be painted on both sides. They also feature local native flora and fauna, including a giant Yabby and the endangered Regent Parrot. lAssorted birds, frogs, fish, turtles and it also features the Rainmoth, which is where the town of Waikerie gets its name. After grabbing a photo or two we board the coach and cross the river, making out way through Morgan, Burra and onto Farrell Flat. The silo art at Farrell Flat is now the 9th silo to join the South Australian silo art trail. It depicts the last train to pass through this historic township. Using about 150 litres of paint, local Adelaide artists Jarrod Soden and Matthew Knights spent 140 hours painting the 30-metre-tall silo. Next, we are off to Wirrabara. This artwork also depicts the rich history of the area which has strong ties to the forestry industry as well as referencing the beautiful local flora and fauna. Our last stop of the day is Port Augusta and our accommodation. (B, D)
Standpipe Golf Motor Inn

Day 3 : Port Augusta - Kimba - Port Lincoln
We depart Port Augusta after breakfast for Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula. Here there is time for morning tea and to see the silo art before driving up to the Edward John Eyre statue on a hill overlooking the town. The Kimba silo art was painted by Cam Scale in 2017 and features a young girl standing in a wheat field at sunset. It depicts a strong farming community, Kimba’s youth and looking forward to a brighter future. Spanning over 6 silos and 60 meters in width it is one of the state’s most photographed silo art works and is quite breathtaking. Continuing through the wheat belt to Cleve for a lunch stop then drive via Rudall to Lock, the Eyre Peninsula’s main grain storage hub to see the wheat lumpers statue. Your last stop today is in Cummins before arriving in beautiful Port Lincoln and checking in to the Hilton Hotel for the next two nights. (B D)
Hilton Hotel

Day 4 : Port Lincoln - Port Lincoln
After a cooked breakfast we board the coach and begin a tour of Port Lincoln including the Lincoln Cove Marina and main wharf area. We visit Alex Stenros Maritime Museum and have a 2-hour boat cruise on Boston Harbour. After our busy morning we have time for lunch. (own cost). The rest of the afternoon is free to do as you wish. We all meet up for dinner at the motel and retire in your own time. (B D)


Day 5 : Port Lincoln - Cowell - Port Augusta
After breakfast we depart Port Lincoln for the town of Tumby Bay where we view the silo art in the morning light. Silo art evokes what a community is about, and this gorgeous work depicts two teenage boys enjoying jumping from the Tumby Bay jetty, highlighting a pristine coastal environment. After a morning tea break, we depart for Franklin Harbour and the community of Cowell. Cowell also boasts vibrantly painted silos. They feature local identity Lionel Deer and his camel Diamantina. There is also a green and yellow Port Lincoln Parrot and a local farmhouse ruin. We then make our way to Whyalla and visit Hummock Hill Lookout overlooking the city and Spencer gulf. We then look at the new circular jetty and its unique design. The jetty is an extensive 315m long including the circumference. The day continues when we check into the motel. Boarding the coach, we make our way to Quorn for tea at a local hotel before watching the Quorn Silo light Show. The Quorn Silos begin to glow at sunset and spring to life under the stars with a Son et lumière, featuring fascinating stories of the region. The half hour show is followed each night by a stunning seasonal showcase of local imagery, photography, and art. We then make our way back to Port Augusta for a well-earned rest (B D)
Standpipe Golf Motor Inn

Day 6 : Port Augusta - Snowtown - Adelaide
Departing Port Augusta, we travel to Snowtown. The Snowtown disused water tower near the town's centre now depicts the bright faces of local volunteers and sports stars, including the games record holder of Blyth Snowtown Football Club, Simon McCormack. One of the volunteers is local Country Fire Service volunteer of more than 25 years John Hansen. He features prominently on the tower and is the image that faces the road. The other face is Snowtown ambulance volunteer Jenny Cox. Continuing to Clare for lunch. One more stop for the tour is Eudunda. The Eudunda Silo Art Project is underway and should be complete by November. Arriving back in Adelaide approx. 5.00 where your car will be waiting to take you home. (B D)