WOW - Wildlife, Outback and Wine

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LaVonne Markus

Stillwater, MN
Bespoke Travel (Made Just For You)

My passion is to travel and experience many different cultures of the world first hand. Then, use that knowledge to create an experience that is uniquely designed just for you.

As a specialist in individualized travel experiences, I am able...

Do you love wine, wildlife and the outback?  Then South Australia is for you!  I was just there visiting wineries, breweries and distilleries – yes, we did sample some of their products.  A great experience we had was doing a Blending Bench where you create your own blend of wine from three samples that they provide.  When you have the blend you like the best, you bottle, name and label it to take home.  It was a lot of fun.  On our wine samplings, they gave us little pieces of apple, lemon, etc. to try with the wine to see how the taste changed with different foods.   It was amazing. 

Wildlife - where to start?  We held a koala and yes they smell like eucalyptus, as that is all they eat.  I did find out that there are many types of eucalyptus, but koalas only eat certain ones.  We also had an opportunity to feed wallabies, including albino wallabies.  As we traveled around Kangaroo Island, we spotted koalas in the wild, sea lions, fur seals, mobs of kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, and wedge-tailed black eagles with wing spans of about eight feet.  You definitely want to take a tour on Kangaroo Island as the tour operators know where the animals are so that you can see them, as well as not worrying about hitting one of the animals on the road. 

There are so many things to see and do in South Australia, that you can easily spend a week or more in the area.  It is fun to sit at a sidewalk café and watch what is going on, shopping in a German town like Hahndorf and viewing the countryside.  We just touched the surface, but it was great.

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