Wandering West Tour
18th - 22nd October 2023
Thank you for logging on to our Wandering West Tour information pages. Following is a brief outline of the tour details. Hopefully this will provide you with sufficient information for you to register your interest in participating.
Some of you may have visited this page previously. However, it has been updated to include some additions, as well the formal tour entry registration forms, meal requirements, and payments. Read on!
Accommodation in Port Lincoln either before, during, or after the tour, will be the responsibility of the tour entrant. Click on the links provided below to assist in your planning:
Visit Port Lincoln Accommodation (Nik & Russ)
Phone: 0419 302 300
Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre (Pt Lincoln City Council)
Daily Tour Information:
Wednesday 18th October.
Planned to be simply a meet and greet evening. Entrants having arrived in Port Lincoln during the day would meet at the Port Lincoln Yacht Club from about 5.00pm onwards to register. Dinner will be provided that evening to those who have registered. Socialising and enjoyment is the theme for the night, and also for the remainder of your stay. You will during the evening be provided with more details of coming days activities.
This format will continue on each of the following nights including the final dinner on Sunday after the Show & Shine.
Thursday 19th October:
We will keep this day as a Port Lincoln town event only – no long drives. Should anyone need mechanical assistance etc, this is the day to solve the problem.
Visit Peter Teakle Winery to view the outstanding award-winning facility, and Peter’s exotic car collection. Tour and explore the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum. Depending upon the number of persons involved the group may be divided.
Meet again at the PLYC for evening meal and next day’s information.
Friday 20th October:
160+ km – 100mls. Depart Port Lincoln for Tumby Bay (49km), stop at Caravan and Travellers’ parking bay on the foreshore. Meet with members from the Road Runners Car Club based in Tumby Bay and enjoy a morning tea hosted by them and others from the progress association.
Move along to a local museum / shed visit. View the street art and silo art upon leaving the township and through the scenic Yallunda Flat Hills to the Yallunda Flat Show and Picnic Grounds (20km). A BBQ lunch prepared by LAC members will be provided here.
Following lunch, an 18km easy downhill drive to the verdant farming plains of Cummins. Here we will visit a Cummins farmer, and LAC member’s extensive car collection and display. Leaving Cummins, entrants may visit the Cummins Triangle display area to view interesting mosaic art and a sculpture depicting the farming history of the area.
A 42km drive south, the Tod Highway meets with the Flinders Highway. Here, those wishing to visit the seaside town of Coffin Bay would turn right (24km), others may turn left and continue on to Port Lincoln (24km).
Meet at PLYC for evening meal, and next day’s information.
Saturday 21st October:
Site visits today will also only be in and around Port Lincoln, such as Kotz’s engine museum. Lunch will be at Brinkworth Reserve on Winters Hill en-route to the unique property of Sky Park. We will try to finish the day's activities with time left for you to prepare your pride and joy for the Show & Shine on Sunday.
Meet again at the PLYC for dinner in the evening, and for information relating to Sunday’s Show & Shine display arrangements.
Sunday 22nd October:
Our Show & Shine Day is held on the foreshore lawns adjacent to the PLYC. We aim to feature the vehicles of those entrants who have made the effort to visit Port Lincoln from afar. You will be welcome to display your Club’s banner/flag. Other displays will include heavy commercial vehicles, motorcycles, and general interest hobby activities such as radio-controlled model aircraft.
Depending upon favourable weather conditions you may also witness a LAC member, and an aerobatic award winning pilot, displaying his skills overhead. You may have met him the day before at Sky Park!
We expect the Show & Shine to run from about 9.00am to 3.30pm. Our final get together would be again at the PLYC for an evening meal.
Nomination Fee (per Vehicle). $110.00
Includes all cost associated with the tour including venue hire.
Includes a complimentary evening meal on Wednesday 18th October
Entry fees to various museum and venue sites will be absorbed by the Lincoln Auto Club Inc.
Indicative Meal Costs:
Where packed lunch is required: $15 per person.
Welcome dinner Wednesday: No cost.
Yallunda Flat BBQ lunch Thursday: $15 per person
Evening meals Thursday, Friday, Saturday: $25 per person
Farewell 3 course dinner Sunday evening: $45 per person.
What happens now?
Entries for the Wandering West Tour are still open. Please submit your entries as soon as possible, as they will close shortly.
Some of you have already accessed this page and expressed interest in being part of the tour. Access to this information will remain on the Lincoln Auto Club website, via the "WW Tour" tab in the top right-hand corner of the homepage, until the entry closing date.
Remember, accommodation bookings are your responsibility. Links are provided above to assist in this regard.
A SEAROAD Deal for you!
For those travelling to Port Lincoln from the eastern side of Spencer Gulf, Spencer Gulf Searoad, the operators of the ferry service from Wallaroo to Lucky Bay, have offered a 15% discount to travellers attending the Wandering West Tour.
The discount applies to cars, trailers and passengers. This offer will apply for the period from 16th to the 24th October, but could be flexible for those coming earlier or extending their stay. Should you wish to make a booking or enquiry, please call 08 8823 0777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please quote “WANDERING WEST TOUR” when making your enquiry or booking to have the discounted rate applied.
Thank you Spencer Gulf Searoad.
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So down to business!
Following is the link to the important Registration, Order and Payment forms. It is suggested that you download and print a copy, provide the details required, then scan and return either via email or post to the addresses provided.
If this is not possible, either contact someone from your Club, or contact Richard on 0428 843 182 who will forward the relevant forms to you.
To view and download your Wandering West entry forms, CLICK HERE.