Off Piste 4WD Tours is a highly exciting and informative adventure unlocking the secrets of the Fleurieu Peninsula, a rugged region located between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. Operator and local Ben Neville has teamed up with farmers, providores, winemakers and National Park authorities to create an inspiring luxury experience visiting spots where other tours do not venture.
40 minutes from Adelaide, delve deep into pristine Aussie bush country via off-road tracks, often meeting local wildlife. Exclusive outdoor lunches in scenic surrounds are prepared by the award-winning Salopian Inn, McLaren Vale. Experience boutique wineries, brewers and bakers allowing the adventurer to sample wines, beers and breads straight from the barrel, vat and oven. Tours showcase the Fleurieu’s remarkable magnificent coastal, bush and hill scenery.
“I’m passionate about the Fleurieu. It’s bursting with top winemakers, chefs, artists and craftspeople. I love good food, wine and the outdoors and showing visitors the incredible diversity of landscape on Adelaide’s doorstep. Growing up in the McLaren Vale vineyards I always yearned to immerse myself in this vibrant culture with its wonderful Mediterranean climate, its world-recognised wines and its rich food heritage. I invite everyone to come and share what we have – like a local.”
Explore the magnificent Fleurieu Peninsula with Off Piste 4WD Tours! This is an exclusive and exciting one-day adventure only 40 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD. It introduces the visitor to the hidden delights of a spectacular wine and food province set in a pristine pocket of South Australian bushland and coast. We drive off the tourist routes in a luxury Toyota 4WD vehicle to discover exclusive locations made accessible to tour guide and passionate Fleurieu local Ben Neville. This exhilarating off-road adventure embraces sprawling vineyards with a dramatic backdrop of rolling hills, local flora and fauna, a spectacular beach drive and a glimpse into indigenous history. It includes a relaxed, mid-morning refreshment stop of handmade cheese and local wines and a specially-prepared outdoor lunch privately on the lawns of Ben’s family homestead and vineyard. This unique tour visits the world-acclaimed McLaren Vale wine region and a tasting of fine wines at a respected family vineyard. Throughout the tour Ben shares his knowledge of and passion for the region, stopping at intervals to allow you to soak in breathtaking views of rocky headlands, the Great Southern Ocean and Kangaroo Island.Family Friendly Public Toilet
For the time-limited Adelaide visitor keen to see what’s on offer outside the city, there’s little better than a half-day trip to the Southern Vales, gateway to South Australia’s scenic Fleurieu Peninsula. An easy 40-minute drive south of the CBD takes us to McLaren Vale, world-famous for its rich wine and food culture. This tour invites the visitor to venture beyond the cellar door – mixing with nature on exhilarating off-road bush tracks and sampling wines with the winemaker in the actual vineyard. Experience a sensational beach drive before climbing into the rolling Willunga Hills to take refreshments at a magnificent viewpoint. Here enjoy a luscious local white wine and handmade soft cheese while gazing across the sparkling waters of Gulf St Vincent once explored by Matthew Flinders.
Note: Picnic hamper lunch is available on request (2 courses) – $350ppFamily Friendly Public Toilet
Over the Top is the ultimate Fleurieu Peninsula four wheel drive tour which is tailored for an inspiring and highly personalised experience.
It is ideal for corporate groups, friends or couples seeking an adventurous and thrilling day out. The premium tour journeys to secluded spots where other operators do not venture, eliminating the chance of interruption and offering an exclusive, holistic day’s adventure. The premium tour is a fully flexible adventure that aspires to your needs. We work together with you to literally map out the perfect day highlighting the region’s unknown, rarely visited locations, getting underneath the fabric of the region like the locals do.
Over The Top runs daily, and picks up from central Adelaide hotels, Glenelg hotels, and then McLaren Vale accommodation. The tour returns to central Adelaide approximately 6pm. The tour can include lunch at one of McLaren Vale’s stunning restaurants or fully cater for a beautiful gourmet picnic hamper or sit down lunch in the sun, tucked away amongst a bush landscape looking over the Southern Ocean. Off Piste 4WD Tours brings luxury and adventure together for that ultimate day out.Family Friendly Public Toilet
Off Piste 4WD Tours and award-winning McLaren Vale restaurant The Salopian Inn have joined forces to offer an exclusive 4WD food safari less than an hour south of Adelaide. The Fork and Grape Tour takes you on an exciting day’s exploration of new food and wine experiences combined with an exhilarating journey through the pristine natural beauty of the Fleurieu Peninsula. You’ll travel off the tourist beat into wooded valleys, rolling hills and magnificent coastal landscapes, meet the local wildlife and caress your taste buds with Karena Armstrong’s gourmet lunch degustation. After a drive along the magnificent length of Silversands Beach you’ll savour hand-made cheeses and other local produce and taste premium local wines and craft beers. The Fork and Grape Tour is an exceptional opportunity to discover the world acclaimed McLaren Vale wine region in company with the people who make it a visitor’s delight.
Note: An exclusive outdoor lunch, set in the tranquil Onkaparinga River National Park, is available on request (weather permitting).Family Friendly Public Toilet
This is the ultimate craft beer adventure! Unlike any other beer experience in South Australia and only 40 minutes from Adelaide, this tour has been designed to blend the knowledge and close working relationships developed between local brewers and tour guide, Ben Neville. The tour skillfully combines an exhilarating off-road adventure, visits to four microbreweries, an exciting scenic beach drive and a delicious two-course alfresco lunch set in an atmospheric Australian landscape. Catering is by award-winning restaurant Salopian Inn whose chef has created special dishes to complement the local beers. Meet the brewers, learn how great beer is made and in a personalised and entertaining atmosphere sample over 20 handcrafted ales and lagers.Family Friendly Non-Smoking Public Toilet
Keen to experience what hidden gems lie between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island? Our Road to Kangaroo Island is an unexpected delight – a genuine adventure embracing premium local food and wine, exhilarating off-road tracks through pristine national parks, wildlife sightings, a delicious outdoor lunch and a sensational beach drive. By using our exclusive route with access to locations not available to other operators, this tour offers visitors a unique opportunity to discover the hidden gems of the richly endowed Fleurieu Peninsula. The road finishes at Cape Jervis in good time for the 1600 hour Sealink ferry to Kangaroo Island some 16 km across the water. On the way to the Cape experience a spectacular ocean beach drive, sample some of McLaren Vale’s acclaimed Shiraz at a quirky cellar door, and learn about the history and geology of this ancient peninsula before embarking for South Australia’s own ‘Galapagos Island’.Family Friendly Public Toilet
A joint collaboration between Benjamin Neville, owner and operator of Off Piste 4WD Tours and Craig Wickham, owner and operator of Exceptional Kangaroo Island have worked hard to bring a cross-regional, looped four-day touring experience. Enjoy the authentic adventure, diversity and flavours of the Fleurieu for the first two days, then to immerse yourself in the enchanting wildlife encounters, dramatic landscapes and timeless coastlines of Kangaroo Island – locally known as, KI.
Picking up from Adelaide, this incredibly unique tour offers keen adventurers to experience the breathtaking hidden gem locations that are not offered on any other tours. Exclusivity is key, allowing visitors to be amazed by unforgettable outdoor lunches on coastal cliff tops, thrilling gorges and deep within sublime bush environments. With entry into many of the protected State’s treasured national parks the four-day journey will tour through an intriguing array of timeless vistas that will stay with you forever.
After four fantastic days visitors are personally dropped off at the island’s airport where a short fight with REX airlines returns you to Adelaide airport. A private chauffeur will be waiting in the baggage hall who will whisk you back to your hotel in exclusive comfort.Family Friendly Non-Smoking Public Toilet