Tour ID: 10022045
A groovy adventurous trip to the Outback, passing through Flinders Rangers, William Creek and Coober Pedy. After visiting the opal capital of the world, you will return to Adelaide.
Day 1: We start our weekend adventure travelling to the magnificent Flinders Ranges in the central region of South Australia. On the way we pass world class wine region of Clare Valley and scenic vineyards as we escape the Adelaide region. A quick stopover for lunch and refreshments at the Hawker railway station internationally recognised as one of the transit destinations for the renowned ‘Ghan Train’. Before entering the Flinders Ranges, you will spot Kangaroos, emus, yellow footed rock wallabies and if you’re lucky, you might see an eagle flying alongside the tour bus. We arrive at our destination for the day in the splendid Ikara-Flinders Ranges National park. As the sun sets over the rugged landscape of the Wilpena Pound, catch a glimpse of the tint of red and orange twilight on the edge of the horizon. Embrace this moment with a dip in the Wilpena Pound swimming pool or quench your thirst at the resort bar while your tour guide prepares dinner.
Day 2: After breakfast, we hike to Mount Ohlssen Bagge approximately 941 metres above sea level. Witness the scorching heat that gives colour to the Wilpena Pound while the wind casually brushes on your face. Get carried away in the presence of Australia’s diverse wildlife but snap some photographs before they scoot away! After lunch, you will be amazed during the Blinman Mine and pools hike. The night will be spent at Angorichina in dormitory style accommodation. Meet the extremely friendly locals and gather around the campfire with your fellow travellers as your tour guide takes you on a journey of Aboriginal dreamtime story telling.
Day 3: We kick off the day with a bike ride in the Parachilna gorge. Enjoy the moment of being surrounded by tall red cliffs and coloured creek beds while you pedal down the tracks. Lunch will be prepared at Quorn with popular hotspots such as the Pichi Richi Railway and historic infrastructures. Explore the town and ask the locals for the setting of popular films such as Wolf Creek and the Last Ride in Quorn. Your tour guide will take you to the Outback’s “Sydney Eye tower” the Devil’s Peak walk. Enjoy the stunning views of Port Augusta, Quorn and Lake Torrens. This is a great opportunity to take photographs of the beautiful flora and fauna only found in the land down under. We hit base camp for the night and snuggle in the comfortable swags being completely surrounded by bushland.
Day 4: On the dawn of the final day, we take the Sugar Gum trail hike at Mount Remarkable. At the peak you’ll have a panoramic view of gorgeous red quartzite cliffs. Shrug the dirt off your shoulders as we drive down the coast to renowned wheat shipping Port Germein. On arrival, you are invited to walk the longest jetty in South Australia! Get a quick sun-tan, leave your footprints in the sand or sit in the shade as you watch the waves break on the shore. The group will gather for a fun picnic style lunch on the beach before heading back to the city of Adelaide.
All meals (3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 3 Dinners), accommodation and National Park entry fees.
Double swag $30, sleeping bag hire $20
4 Days/3 Nights
6:45 AM Fri
Departs Adelaide from 6:45AM on the first Friday of every month
Hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, insect repellent, water bottle, bathers, sleeping bag (or hire one from us for $20). Otherwise all the usual stuff and most important a sense of adventure.
Children under 10 years of age are not permitted on this tour.
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