- 3-day outdoorsy tour of the Flinders Ranges
- Travel through spectacular outback country
- View ancient indigenous rock art at Yourambulla Caves
- Relax around the evening campfire
- Wander the historic town of Melrose
- Sample wines in the Clare Valley
- Choice of accommodation to suit all budgets
- Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide
What You Can Expect
Over three full days, explore a wide array of sites with your guide, from outback towns to ancient Aboriginal art. Marvel at the geological formations of Wilpena Pound, travel through Mt Remarkable National Park, look for native animals like emus and kangaroos, visit a winery for wine tastings in the Clare Valley wine region and much more. See the Itinerary section for details on each day.
After being picked up at your central Adelaide hotel or the city’s bus station, your journey begins by heading north along the coast, passing the historic coastal town of Port Germein, whose jetty is the longest in the southern hemisphere. Travel through Mt Remarkable National Park, and stop for lunch and views of the park’s ancient mountains. In the afternoon, take a drive through the Pichi Richi Pass to the old railway town of Quorn, where the original Ghan Railway began its journey through Central Australia. The trip through the deserted Willochra Plain takes you to the heart of the Flinders Ranges, with stops to view ancient Aboriginal rock art. Reaching your night’s accommodation at Rawnsley Park Station, relax with dinner and an evening chat around the campfire.
Accommodation: choice of camping in tented accommodation, bunkhouse accommodation, deluxe cabin accommodation and luxury eco-villa accommodation at Rawnsley Park Station
Day 2: Rawnsley Park Station -- Wilpena Pound -- Rawnsley Park Station (B, L, D)
After breakfast, spend a full day exploring the mountains, plants and wildlife of Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheater of mountains. Wilpena is a bushwalker’s dream, so take the opportunity to explore the peaks, trails and famous gorges, including Bunyeroo and Brachina gorges. The gorges’ geological formations take you on a trip through time, made up of some of the oldest rocks and fossils in the world. While walking, you might spot kangaroos, emus and wedge-tailed eagles. Returning to Rawnsley Park Station for the night, your journey takes you through the Moralana Scenic Track, following the southwestern wall of Wilpena Pound.
Accommodation: your choice of accommodation at Rawnsley Park Station
Day 3: Rawnsley Park Station -- Melrose -- Adelaide (B, L)
Leaving Rawnsley Park Station after breakfast, travel south through the southern Flinders Ranges, where ancient red gums line winding creek beds. Stop in at Melrose, the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges, and see historic outback artifacts in the town’s old blacksmith shop. In the afternoon, the return trip takes you through the fertile wine-growing region of the Clare Valley, and includes a stop at a winery for a wine and produce tasting before dropping you in Adelaide.
Wonderful tour guide whose knowledge and ability to see creatures and wildlife was so educational.
Scenery was truly beautiful, accommodation superb, just a most enjoyable three days.
We enjoyed this tour. A very good program with an excellent guide knowing arboriginal culture and more good driver, good cooker.
So we could discover many aspects of the Bush, the Wildlife etc. In other way we have had wonderful nights in swag under the stars at Rawnsley Park Station.
fab tour, great tour guide, beautiful place!
I always wanted to go to the Flinders Ranges, and I wasn't disappointed. We had an excellent guide (especially geologically) and equally excellent driver. Not a minute was wasted on this short tour. I was by far the oldest in the group (81!!) but managed to keep up, with an occasional arm to help me over the rocks.
Thanks. Margaret M Brown
Our tour guide was terrible. Judgmental, insecure, not knowledgable. The tour itself was fine, but would have liked more hikes, less time in the car. And better food for what we paid! It was definitely not worth the price. Accommodation was suitable and we had a great group which made the trip.