Tour Description

Lions Hearing Dogs

Discover the important work of these amazing dogs.

Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th or Friday 18th June 2021
Cost: $89

Everyone knows about guide dogs, but have you heard about hearing dogs? In order to reduce the difficulties that people with severe or profound deafness may encounter, the Lions organisation trains special hearing dogs. We start our day with a trip across to the Adelaide Hills, taking in the beauty of the countryside as it greens up in early winter.

We have arranged a slightly earlier lunch so that we have plenty of time for our afternoon stop. After lunch we visit the Lions Hearing Dogs training centre, located just out of Verdun in the Adelaide Hills. We receive a talk about the important work these dogs do and get to see some of the facilities they use here. It’s fascinating to learn about the wide range of dogs that can be hearing dogs, and the types of assistance they can provide. A hearing dog can make an immense difference in someone’s life, and cost around $37,000 to train.

After a fascinating visit we travel back through the gorgeous Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula to the south coast. It’s going to be a great day – don’t miss out!

We expect to start set-downs in Encounter Bay at approximately 4.30pm, finishing in Goolwa around 5:15pm.

  • 8:50am – Bus stop 4, Rosetta Village, Maude Street Encounter Bay
  • 8:55am – Bus stop 1, Stuart Street, Victor Harbor
  • 9:00am – Bus stop 7, Hayborough
  • 9:05am – Elliot Gardens, Montpelier Terrace Port Elliot
  • 9:15am – Bus stop 12, Middleton
  • 9:25am – Seachange Village, Gardiner Street Goolwa
  • 9:27am – Goolwa Caltex, Cadell Street Goolwa
  • 9:30am – Goolwa Stratco, Hutchinson Street, Goolwa

Important: please give us a call the day before the trip to confirm. The new health requirements mean we have some questions to ask, including getting your choice for lunch.