This experience begins in the heart of Adelaide's CBD. After meeting your tour guides, Branden & Nathan, and enjoying a barista brewed coffee we are chauffeured in luxury to Monarto Zoo, the largest open range zoo in the world and home to more than 500 animals and 50 exotic and native mammals, birds & reptiles.
Our first stop is Monarto Zoo where we will take your sense of adventure to the next level with Australia's only 360 degree lion encounter. This is a jaw-dropping but safe experience that is not for the faint of heart. We will boldly walk through a tunnel and enter a cage protected from the lions who are free roaming in their enclosure. There is an additional option to hand-feed these majestic animals yourselves. Following the Lions 360 experience, we will be transported through Monarto's open range zoo, providing you with an exciting opportunity to view many other animals such as, rhino, giraffe and zebra.
Next stop is a unique dining experience at The Lane Vineyard, this winery, restaurant and cellar door sits elevated in the heart of the vineyard overlooking the picturesque Adelaide Hills. We are greeted with an Estate Tasting, a selection of wines grown and produced on the Lane Estate. We start with the Block Series and moving through to the more complex occasion wines and finishing with their signature Heritage Collection. This will be followed by a delicious two course lunch with a side, paired with their award winning wines. After lunch, you will be spoilt with a tour of their cellar, escorted by one of their winemakers who is equipped with a 'thief' - we will have the privilege to sample wines directly from the barrels as an exclusive one-off experience.
Another short trip brings us to Ambleside Distillery, distillers of awarding winning South Australian gin. We wander through their homegrown botanical garden to discover their boutique distillery. Here, we will be treated to the full experience that Ambleside have to offer with a tour of the Distillery room. One of their distillers will guide us through their unique distillery, sharing their passion for creating award winning South Australian gin. Meet "Doug", the Australian made copper still and hear about Ambleside's distillation process, followed by a sensational gin tasting flight with some accompanying charcuterie and cheese boards for an amazing finish.
When our time at Ambleside concludes, we return back to the meeting point in the Adelaide CBD, for a 5:30pm finish.
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