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5-Day Flinders Ranges & Outback Eco Tour from Adelaide

1. 5-Day Flinders Ranges & Outback Eco Tour from Adelaide

Join a small-group eco safari to discover the Flinders Ranges. See an abundance of wildlife, wilderness, local aboriginal artworks, and culture. Day 1: Adelaide to Flinders Ranges (L, D) Depart Adelaide at 7:30 am to journey north. Enjoy a picnic lunch and an optional bush walk with your guide. See Pichi Richi Pass, Quorn, Warrens Gorge Conservation Park, and Willochra Plain. Enjoy a delicious Aussie barbecue for dinner. Sit around the campfire under the unforgettable desert sky in the authentic Australian outback. Optional extras: Night Sky Observatory. Day 2: Flinders Ranges to Arkaroola (B, L, D) Travel along Moralana Scenic Drive to see unsurpassed scenery and Australian wildlife. Visit Stokes Hill Lookout for views of Wilpena Pound. Enjoy lunch at and a tour of the old copper mining town of Blinman. See Gammon Ranges National Park and Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. Optional extras: Scenic flight over Arkaroola and the outback and/or astronomy night. Stay overnight at the Arkaroola Wilderness Resort. Day 3: Arkaroola (B, L, D) Take on the 4WD Ridge Top Tour (approx. 4-hour return trip). Journey from Arkaroola through the incredible scenery of the Gammon Ranges. Enjoy dramatic landscapes and dramatic changing colors as you travel through the outback to the historic Beltana Homestead. Savor a country-cooked roast lamb dinner with all the trimmings. End the day with a spot of stargazing. Optional extras: Arkaroola Scenic Flights. Day 4: Beltana Homestead to Rawnsley Park Station (B, L, D) This morning travel through some of the most amazing countries there is to offer. Meet the locals at the Iga Warta aboriginal community with their collection of local artifacts. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the old Copley Bakery. See Brachina Gorge and enjoy a bushwalk into Wilpena Pound itself. Or, relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the Flinders Ranges. The itinerary is dependent on availability. Optional extra: 30-minute scenic flight over Wilpena Pound. Day 5: Flinders Ranges to Adelaide (B, L, D) Join an early morning bush walk to see the rock art of the Adnyamathanha peoples. Head back through the Southern Flinders Ranges to see Red Gum forests. See the beautiful wine region of Clare Valley and if time permits try a tasting. Returns to Adelaide approximately 7:00 pm.

Adelaide: Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges Adventure Trip

2. Adelaide: Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges Adventure Trip

Travel to Eyre Peninsula, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay, Arno Bay, and more on this guided trip from Adelaide with accommodation, entry fees, and meals. Walk the Arkaroo Rock Trail, camp amongst koalas at Mikkira Station, and cruise across the gulf.  Day 1: Adelaide to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National ParkHike Alligator Gorge, enjoy a picnic lunch, then travel further north to Flinders Ranges. Get welcomed at the Wilpena Pound campsite and enjoy dinner by the campfire. Roll out your swag for your first night under the billions of stars of the Milky Way. Day 2: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National ParkAfter breakfast, set out on the Hills Homestead Walk. Wander through the tranquil Pound Gap into Wilpena Pound and follow Wilpena Creek through the trees. Head up to Wangara Lookout for panoramic views. Return to camp for lunch and a dip in the resort swimming pool to cool off. In the afternoon, set out on the Arkaroo Rock Trail with impressive views over the Chace Range. Day 3: Flinders Ranges to Port LincolnVisit the Jeff Morgan Gallery in Hawker. Travel to Port Augusta for lunch and see some impressive silo art at Cowell. Arrive in the seafood capital of Australia, Port Lincoln. Set up camp for three nights at Mikkira Station, which has shower and toilet facilities. Day 4: Port Lincoln and surroundsPull on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson. After a bite to eat, take a 14-kilometer coastal drive along Whalers Way. Later, contribute to koala conservation work at Mikkira Station. Depending on the time of year, spend the afternoon removing weeds, or collecting, propagating, or planting manna gum tree seeds. Sleep under koala-filled gum trees at Mikkira. Day 5: Coffin Bay (or aquatic Experience) After Breakfast, spend the day unearthing Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay with optional Oyster tasting with Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour. Alternative, book yourself for a Great White Shark Experience or swim with the Australian Sea Lions. Please booked direct with local operator. Day 6: Port Lincoln to AdelaideAfter breakfast, pack up camp and head to Port Lincoln for a must-do walk up Stamford Hill. Take a final look at Port Lincoln from Winters Hill Lookout and stop for a barbecue lunch at Arno Bay as you make your way to Lucky Bay. Hop on a ferry and set sail across the Spencer Gulf towards Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula. Grab a coffee on board and relax as you cruise across the gulf. On disembarking in Wallaroo, jump back on the bus for a final ride to Adelaide.

From Adelaide: 3-Day Flinders Ranges Small Group Eco Safari

3. From Adelaide: 3-Day Flinders Ranges Small Group Eco Safari

Get back to nature in the Flinders Ranges and look for wildlife and aboriginal art. Day 1: Rawnsley Park Station (L, D) Journey north to the southern Flinders Ranges and learn the local history along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch and go for a bush walk surrounded by 600-million-year-old mountains. Travel through the Pichi Richi Pass and township of Quorn, and search for yellow-footed rock wallabies in Warrens Gorge Conservation Park. Day 2: Wilpena Pound (B, L, D) Explore the Bunyeroo and Brachina gorges to see some of the oldest rock formations in the world. Relax under the stars during a home-cooked dinner.  Day 3: Southern Flinders Ranges (B, L) Head back through the southern Flinders Ranges to see red gum forests and visit the historic town of Melrose. Travel through the beautiful wine region of Clare Valley on the way back to Adelaide.

7-Day Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges 4WD Tour

4. 7-Day Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges 4WD Tour

DAY 1: Follow the Gulf St Vincent and Spencer Gulf, stopping at historical coastal towns. Learn our rich maritime history and take a walk down the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere at Port Germain. See the Southern Flinders Ranges, 600 million year old mountain peaks with spectacular views over this incredible landscape. Stroll around the award winning Wadlata Outback Centre at Pt Augusta. DAY 2: Travel up the Explorer Highway to Woomera visiting the old rocket range and Military Base. Take a break at the Lake Gairdner lookout to see this huge expanse of salt lakes. Visit Coober Pedy, the largest opal mining field in the world. Watch a magical sunset over the desert at KankuBreakaways Conservation Park before following the Dingo Fence back to Coober Pedy. DAY 3: Visit underground churches, opal shops and displays. Learn about the area on a guided mine tour. Cross the famous dingo fence, the longest man made structure in the world. Travel along the red sand hill tracks through Anna Creek station to William Creek. Enjoy an ice cold beer at the bar of this famous Outback Pub that has a rich history of stockman, camels and life in the bush. DAY 4: Continue our epic journey down the famous Oodnadatta Track, following the historic route of the Cameleers. This area has a rich history of Aboriginal culture and pioneering settlements. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the edge of Lake Eyre South National Park where Sir Donald Campbell broke the land speed record in 1964. Visit thermal springs that have been the life blood of this arid land for centuries. Visit the town of Maree and check out the old Afghan mosque and relics of our pioneering days. DAY 5: Venturing further east into the remote outback of Australia, we will cross ancient creek beds that meander out to Lake Frome. Visit Arkaroola Village and take in this world renowned area of stunning beauty. Take the exhilarating 4WD ridge top tour to the top of Mt Siller, or maybe a scenic flight over this breath taking land. DAY 6: Travel south along the top of Lake Frome. See the Red Sandhill country that holds thousands of years of sacred beliefs to the Adnyamathanha aboriginal people. Have lunch at the old copper mining town of Blinman, the highest town is SA. Journey through the ever-changing creek beds of Brachina Gorge, known as The Corridors Through Time. This is an area alive with wildlife and boasts a remarkable geological history including Ediacaran fossils. Enjoy the spectacular outback scenery. Wildlife including Kangaroos, Emus and Wedge-tailed Eagles are prolific in this rugged terrain. DAY 7: Spend a relaxing morning travelling back to Adelaide along the eastern side of the magnificent Flinders Ranges with its mighty red gum forests. Enjoy a break in the Clare Valley wine region. Optional extras on this tour: Lake Eyre & Painted Desert Scenic Flights, Arkaroola 4WD Ridge Top Tours, flights over the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, and the night sky observatory.

Australia: Alice Springs to Perth 15-Day Overland Tour

5. Australia: Alice Springs to Perth 15-Day Overland Tour

Spend 14 days touring around the undiscovered regions of Western and South Australia. Stay in an underground Coober Pedy hotel. Go on a scenic flight at lake Eyre. Speed around the Flinders range by jeep. Walk 40 meters above the forest on a treetop walk. Taste Australian wine in Margaret River. Begin your outback exploration in the Northern Territory. Depart from Alice Springs, the gateway to the Red Center. Cross red desert sands to the opal mining town of Coober Pedy, famous for its underground homes, on day 2. Escape from the heat as you spend the night in an underground hotel. Depart Coober Pedy on day 3 to arrive at the cattle station service town of Marree, famous for having Australia's first mosque. Continue on day 4 as you go to Akaroola in the Flinders Range, known for its bird wildlife and nature sanctuary. Leave the mountains and drive to Port Augusta on day 5. Enjoy Port Augusta and the views of the Spencer Gulf as you head to Port Lincoln on day 6. Appreciate this city on the lower Eyre Peninsula, known as the seafood capital of Australia. Depart from here on day 7 to go to the Nullarbor. Marvel at the flat, arid plain, which is home to the largest single exposure of limestone bedrock in the world. Head to the roadhouse community of Balladonia on day 8. Arrive at the goldfields coastal town of Esperance on day 9, and gaze at the white, sandy beaches. Go north to the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie on day 10. Spend day 11 in this town and experience the Golden Mile. Appreciate being near one of the world's richest goldfields. Travel to Hyden on day 12, which is home to the famous Wave Rock, a 15-meter granite cliff. Arrive in the port city of Albany on day 13 and enjoy beaches on the southern tip of Western Australia. Travel to Pemberton in the southwest of the state, in the Margaret River region, on day 14. Reach your final destination of Perth on day 15 to conclude your amazing adventure.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

This tour provides a wonderful outback experience, not to be missed.

Mick was an excellent guide. We were the only two and he made great use of the added flexibility that enabled. The stay in Arkaroola village and the ridge-top tour were highlights and a flight over the ranges was magnificent. We had a wonderful time with a great variety of experiences all enhanced by Mick's detailed knowledge.

Excellent.

Ben our Guide was very good: informative, flexible, safe driver, no problems.