coorong seafood & silos
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Zadows Landing, SA
- Product code: SILOS
The Bend Motorsport Park is one of the most significant developments in Australian motorsport history. A state of the art, world-class motorsport facility, The Bend delivers an exhilarating experience regardless of any event taking place or not! You will be treated to commentary about the site, and have the opportunity to see a static display of timeless cars from around the globe (if you haven’t visited already!).
The Big Olive Company is Australia's premier olive operation. It boasts the largest manufacturing plant and showroom under the one roof for olives and olive oil in the southern hemisphere. Here we visit the showroom and factory to sample some of the finest olive products.
Wellington Courthouse Cafe, built in 1841 is a South Australian National Trust riverfront site with loads of surprises waiting for you. Wellington is one of the oldest towns on the River Murray, and was the site of the first river crossing ferry (there are now 12 in South Australia). The Old Courthouse and Police Station provide wonderful examples of early living and local history, artefacts, such as a telephone exchange system, kitchen and cooking utensils, and pictorial examples of the building and area back in the 1800’s. The Courthouse boasts beautiful surrounds with an open courtyard to enjoy Devonshire tea included in the tour.
Raukkan Aboriginal Heritage awaits at the stunning location where Lakes Alexandrina and Albert meet. It’s the birthplace of famous Aboriginal author and inventor, David Unaipon whose image, along with the mission church of Raukkan, appears on the Australian $50 note. Built in 1869 the restored church is still in use today. Raukkan has recently been visited by internationally renowned artist Guido van Helten where he painted a mural in the town, and is a great introduction to his artistic feature at the Coonalpyn silos later in your tour.
Coorong Wild Seafood showcase their famous Coorong Yelloweye Mullet with a filleting demonstration and informative behind the scenes factory tour by the people who catch the fish themselves. Your experience is topped off with a mouth-watering seafood lunch (alternatives available if you don’t like seafood). This Coorong seafood is supplied to some of the best restaurants in Australia and is a highlight of your tour.
Creating Coonalpyn is an incredible tale of artwork being the catalyst for revival of a wavering small country town. Now proudly one of the most photographed towns in rural South Australia, Coonalpyn has won national and state awards, most recently named South Australia’s 2017 Best Regional Main Street. Not bad for a town with a population of just 200 who now share a brighter future for their people. Marvel at the Coonalpyn Silos Mural featuring five local junior primary school children at play, in various poses, including two children looking to be drawing onto the face of two of the silos. You will have time to spend exploring other public artwork now entrenched as part of the Coonalpyn culture. It’s a pleasant surprise to see the giant mosaic, underpass art panel reinvigoration, a fence installation of a colossal eagle head and sewing appliques.
Waffles and Jaffles has also helped to put Coonalpyn on the map. Tasting their famous waffles is a must, and is included in the tour. There will be free time to wander where you can also experience some of the best rural pub hospitality, or have coffee and take in the silos at the new café and bakery across the road from the silo mural (own cost).