Win a guided birding trip to South Australia!
Open to UK residents attending the Rutland Birdfair on 19, 20 and 21 August 2016.
Your prize consists of a 3 nights/4 days guided birding tour for 2 (based on one room) in South Australia. Included in the prize are luxury accommodation at the Byrnes Vineyard – Scotts Creek eco-suites and a brand-new holiday house on the Murray river, some meals, expert guiding and transport during the trip. You will be visiting the new Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, the famous Gluepot reserve, enjoying a relaxed eco boat cruise on the Murray river and a behind the scenes visit to the Ramsar listed wetlands of Banrock Station with its wine tasting centre.
Make your own way to Adelaide.
Day 1: Your guide will pick you up from Adelaide. Visit the new Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, a haven for water and shorebirds. Drive up to the Murray river and stay at the Byrnes Vineyard – Scotts Creek luxury eco-camp in airconditioned private tents with full facilities. BBQ dinner in the bush overlooking the wetlands, while Kangaroos and Wombats graze nearby.
Day 2: Visit to one of Australia’s top bird reserves:”Gluepot” which is home to no less than 6 nationally threatened species of birds. We’ll traverse this impressive wilderness area for most of the day before returning to the Byrnes Vineyard – Scotts Creek eco-camp.
Day 3: Relaxed boat cruise on the maze of backwaters of the Murray river. Get up and close to wetland birds, marvel at impressive red cliffs lined with 100s of years old gnarled Eucalypt trees here. Lunch at the Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the wetland sanctuary here. Overnight in a luxury holiday house – which you’ll have all to yourself – on a branch of the Murray river.
Day 4: We’ll slowly bird our way back to Adelaide. Tour ends.
Included: 3 nights’ accommodation in 1 room, 3 continental breakfasts for 2 persons, 2 lunches for 2 persons, 2 dinners for 2 persons, unlimited drinking water, some snacks, some drinks, expert guiding and transport during the trip.
Modifications may be possible on request. You’re welcome to extend the tour at your own cost. We would be happy to provide you with a quote and/or make the necessary arrangements for you.
The draw will take place on 1 September 2016 and winners have 12 months to take up the prize offer.