Picture yourself riding a Segway through vineyards surrounded by emus or camels. That’s a scene you’re likely to encounter on a visit to Glen Forest Tourist Park, a family-run farm about 15 minutes outside the town of Port Lincoln. Of the 400 acres (162 hectares) that make up the farm, over 120 acres (49 hectares) are dedicated to animals such as wombats, kangaroo, and buffalo. It’s a great place for children and families to experience Australia’s wildlife, and you can try your hand at mini golf once you’ve spent time visiting the animals, or kick back with a glass of wine from the 80-acre (32-hectare) vineyard. You can also upgrade to a Segway ride to tour the farm on two wheels and top off a quirky day of adventure in the South Australian countryside.
Insider Tip: It’s a good idea to wear closed toe shoes since you’re touring a working farm. Some of the paths are gravel and dirt and you’ll want them for riding a Segway.
Glen Forest Tourist Park is located 11 miles (18 km) north of Port Lincoln, about a 15-minute drive from the airport. It is over a seven-hour drive from Adelaide, but 12 daily flights running between Adelaide and Port Lincoln make the 50-minute flight a worthy alternative. The park is open year-round from 10am to 5pm every day except Christmas. Admission costs $13 for adults and $11 for children.
The road to the farm is dirt in some sections, so be sure your rental car can handle the conditions. There are covered picnic areas for bringing your own lunch as well as facilities for a BBQ, and the entire experience is very casual and welcoming for families and groups.