Tour ID: 10062954
This 4 day 4WD adventure will be a trip of a lifetime. See so much of this amazing area, the gorges, national parks, Aboriginal Art, Australian Wildlife, the vibrant colours & meeting colourful characters, will stay with you long after you return home. It is hard to pick a highlight, but one would have to be on day 2 when we fly over the impressive Lake Eyre, land for lunch at the William Creek Pub & back onboard for the flight home. That day is extra special!
- Complimentary pick-up and drop-off
- Professional, accredited tour guide/driver
- Comfortable air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
- Mt Remarkable National Park
- Quorn/Warren Gorge
- Flinders Ranges National Park
- Lake Eyre 6 hour scenic flight
- Lunch at William Creek pub
- Wilpena Pound
- Brachina & Bunyeroo Gorges
- Aboriginal Rock Art site
- Clare Valley wine tasting
- Bush walking optional
Today starts with an 8am pick up from your accommodation then head north along the eastern side of the Spencer Gulf stopping at historical coastal towns. Learn our rich maritime history and maybe take a stroll down the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere at Port Germain. This was once a bustling port for sail ships & seafarers.
Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch at Mt Remarkable National Park surrounded by stunning 600 million year old rock formations and home to an abundance of native wildlife. If you enjoy bushwalking, we will take you on a 1-hour guided walk along beautiful tree-lined creek beds with spectacular views over the area.
Continue our journey across one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth, through the picturesque Pichi Richi Pass to Quorn. With its typical outback buildings and the original Ghan Railway station, it has been the setting for many iconic Australian films. Follow in the path of our early explorers and head to Warrens Gorge Conservation Park to search for the rare and elusive Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies. Dramatic rock formations and outcrops harbour these endangered wallabies with an estimate of only 8000 living in the wild.
Sit back in the 4WD as we head along the rough and dusty outback tracks through the deserted Willochra Plain where eagles soar and emus run free. Wander around deserted ghost towns with their early history of hardship where pioneers survived temporarily but eventually gave way to the unforgiving desert conditions.
Final destination today is Rawnsley Park Station situated on the Southern side of the famous Wilpena Pound. We will escort you to the resort’s Award Winning Restaurant for an evening meal. (Not included in price) You are welcome to spend the evening by yourselves and discuss your day of adventure in the Australian bush or be joined by your guide if you prefer
7.30am take off from Wilpena Pound airstrip with excellent views of the Flinders Ranges. Begin your scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and Brachina Gorge before tracking north to Lake Eyre. You will fly over Parachilna, the Leigh Creek open-cut coal fields and Lake Harry.
Follow the Birdsville Track to Cooper Creek Junction and cross awe-inspiring Lake Eyre. After marvelling at the wonders of this mammoth inland salt lake we will land at the outback town of William Creek (population 4 at last count). Experience lunch at this remote pub where the local stockmen gather.
Make the return trip back to Wilpena Pound over the Andamooka opal fields and Lake Torrens. Return to Rawnsley Park Station and enjoy a real Aussie barbeque and a warm camp fire.
Meals: (B) (L) (D)
This morning our expert guide will take you through the spectacular Bunyeroo Gorge, visiting secluded areas of great natural beauty. Travel through the rugged creek beds of Brachina Gorge, an area alive with wildlife and a geological history dating back millions of years. This area is where the world-renowned South Australian painter, Sir Hans Heysen was inspired for many of his landscapes.
After a picnic lunch immerse yourself in the ancient landscape; take that special photograph or just enjoy some of the most spectacular outback scenery Australia has to offer; the prolific wildlife is a bonus. Evening meal included.
Meals: (B) (L) (D)
Join your Australian Eco Guide on a one hour bushwalk to an Aboriginal art site where the Adnyamathanha people have left rock art depicting their ceremonies over thousands of years. Travel back along the eastern side of the mountains with spectacular Red Gum lined creeks to Melrose, the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges.
Travel on to the world famous Clare Valley, which one of the premium wine regions in South Australia, where you can have a taste of the fine local wines. You will have life-long memories to share with family and friends about the Flinders Ranges & Outback Australia.
Arrive into Adelaide at approximately 6pm.
Meals: (B) (L)
*Code (B) (L) (D) indicates the meals that are included.
Small group eco tour ~ maximum 4 passengers.
SIX HOUR SCENIC FLIGHT OVER LAKE EYRE!! 4WD touring, meals as stated, 3 nights accommodation. Adelaide CBD hotel pick up and drop off.
8:00 AM Mon
Pick up at 8am from in front of Adelaide Central Bus Station, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide
Carry on bag,
Bag for clothing (stored in trailer),
Any special medication needs you have,
Toiletries including towels,
Spending money for snacks, drinks and souvenirs,
Warm clothing including long sleeve tops & pants,
Shorts & t-shirts,
Fly Nets (we sell these),
Insect repellent, hat, sunscreen,
Comfortable walking shoes,
Water Bottle (1ltr min).
Child price may be available upon application.
Advertised itineraries & vehicles may change due to circumstances beyond our control.
Flinders Ranges, Wilpena Pound and Lake Eyre
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