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Explore the Outback on a 5-Day Small Group 4WD Eco Safari in the Flinders Ranges

QH35+QV Gum Creek Station SA, Australia

Activity provided by SA Eco Tours

5 days (approx.) - English

SA Eco Tours

An exciting, 5-day small group eco-adventure in the famous Flinders Ranges. Experience Wilpena Pound, the Ranges themselves, an abundance of wildlife, wilderness, and local aboriginal artworks and culture. Multiple accommodation options.

Highlights
  • Explore the famous Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound
  • Search for the rare Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby
  • Visit ancient Aboriginal cave paintings and meet the locals
  • Take a 4WD Ridge Top Tour and explore the remote outback of Australia
  • Visit the Clare Valley wine region and the Iga Warta aboriginal community
Description

This is an exciting, small group Eco-Adventure in the famous Flinders Ranges.

You will see the incredible rock formation of Wilpena Pound and the Ranges themselves. This tour includes an abundance of wildlife, wilderness, local aboriginal artworks and culture as well as multiple accommodation options.

The tour includes: Flinders Ranges National Park, Quorn and the Old Ghan railway station, Warren Gorge Conservation Park, Wilpena Pound (Ikara), Brachina Gorge, a Blinman Mine tour, Gammon Ranges National Park, Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, a 4WD Ridge Top Tour, optional bushwalking, and the Clare Valley.

You’ll search for the rare Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby, see an abundance of Kangaroos, Emus and Wedge Tailed Eagles, visit ancient Aboriginal cave paintings and meet the locals.

There are a range of accommodation options available.

DAY 1

Commence your wilderness journey heading north via the old coastal towns of Port Wakefield and Port Germein, which boasts the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. During the safari your Tour Guide will introduce you to a remarkable and resilient history of both Aboriginal and white settlement in S.A.

Be amazed by the beauty of the Southern Flinders Ranges, 600 million year old mountain peaks and spectacular views over Spencer Gulf. Travel through picturesque Pichi Richi Pass to the historic township of Quorn. With its typical outback buildings and the original Ghan Railway station, Quorn has been the setting for many iconic Australian films.

Follow in the path of our early explorers driving to Warrens Gorge Conservation Park to search for rare Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies. Dramatic rock outcrops harbour these endangered wallabies with only an estimated 8,000 living in the wild. Sit back in our comfortable, fully equipped 4WD vehicle as we head along remote tracks through the deserted Willochra Plains where eagles soar and emus run free.

Overnight: Wilpena Pound or Rawnsley Park Resort (depending on availability)

Meals: (L)

DAY 2

After a hearty breakfast, travel north, getting a bird’s eye view of this magnificent area from an array of scenic lookouts. Soak up the clean air, savour the solitude and be enriched by the beauty of these spectacular mountains. At Blinman, a local miner will take you deep underground into an abandoned copper mine with its many shafts, to be enthralled by stories of the hardy Cornish miners.

Venturing into the remote outback of Australia, we will cross ancient creek beds that meander out east to Lake Frome. See the Red Sandhill country that holds thousands of years of sacred believes to the Adnyamathanha aboriginal people.

On our way to Arkaroola’s world heritage sanctuary, see a stunning change in the landscape from the high peaks of the mighty Flinders, spectacular deserts to the ancient mountains of the Gammon Range.

Overnight: Arkaroola Wilderness Lodge

Meals: (B) (D)

DAY 3

Buckle up for an exhilarating 4WD Ridge Top tour to Siller’s Lookout. Hang on as your expert guide carefully transverses steep terrain to the top. Breathtaking views as far as your eye can see are witnessed from this unique advantage point.

After lunch take in the awe-inspiring scenery, heading out to a variety of beauty spots. Arkaroola is one of Australia’s outstanding geological “hot spots” with rocks dating back 1.6 billion years. It has natural arid landscapes, including steep ridges, red gorges and secluded waterholes.

Optional Extra: Arkaroola & Lake Eyre Scenic Flights

Overnight: Arkaroola Wilderness Lodge

Meals: (B) (L) (D)

DAY 4

This morning travel though some of most amazing country there is to offer. Meet the locals at the Iga Warta aboriginal community with their collection of local artefacts.

Enjoy a Scrumptious lunch of your choice at the Iconic Prairie Hotel. Our local guide will drive you on a wonderful journey to the secluded and ever changing creek beds of Brachina Gorge. This is an area alive with wildlife and boasts a remarkable geological history including Ediacaran fossils. World-renowned South Australian painter, Sir Hans Heysen was inspired by this country and painted many of his landscapes here. Then immerse yourself in the ancient landscape; take that special photograph or just enjoy some of the most spectacular outback scenery there is.

Overnight: Wilpena Pound Resort, Rawnsley Park Station or Quorn Motel

Meals: (B)

DAY 5

Spend a relaxing morning travelling back to Adelaide along the Eastern side of the magnificent Flinders Ranges with its mighty Red Gum forests. The land will change into lush expanses of natural rural beauty as we head south. Enjoy a break in the world-famous Clare Valley wine region.

No doubt you will leave with life-long memories to share with family and friends about your journey to the Flinders Ranges & Outback Australia.

Optional Extra: Wilpena Pound Scenic Flights

Meals: (B)

Printable itinerary: click here to view

Optional extras can be booked with us during your tour and payment made to the provider directly.

Advertised itineraries and vehicles may change due to circumstances beyond our control.

If you are interested in this tour but cannot travel on any of the dates listed, please contact us directly and we can arrange additional tour dates.

Itinerary

DAY 1 | Commence your wilderness journey heading north via the old coastal towns of Port Wakefield and Port GermeinSee the beauty of the Southern Flinders Ranges and Spencer GulfTravel through Pichi Richi Pass to the historic township of QuornSearch for rare Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies in Warrens Gorge Conservation ParkOvernight Wilpena Pound or Rawnsley Park Resort (depending on availability)Meals (L) |
DAY 2 | After breakfast, travel north, getting a bird’s eye view of this magnificent area from an array of scenic lookoutsVisit Blinman Mine and cross ancient creek beds to Lake FromeSee the Red Sandhill country and the Adnyamathanha aboriginal peopleOvernight Arkaroola Wilderness LodgeMeals (B) (D) |
DAY 3 | Buckle up for an exhilarating 4WD Ridge Top tour to Siller’s LookoutSee the awe-inspiring scenery and visit Arkaroola’s world heritage sanctuaryOptional Extra Arkaroola & Lake Eyre Scenic FlightsOvernight Arkaroola Wilderness LodgeMeals (B) (L) (D) |
DAY 4 | This morning travel though some of most amazing country there is to offerMeet the locals at the Iga Warta aboriginal communityEnjoy a Scrumptious lunch of your choice at the Iconic Prairie HotelVisit Brachina Gorge and immerse yourself in the ancient landscapeOvernight Wilpena Pound Resort, Rawnsley Park Station or Quorn MotelMeals (B) |
DAY 5 | Spend a relaxing morning travelling back to Adelaide along the Eastern side of the magnificent Flinders RangesEnjoy a break in the world-famous Clare Valley wine regionOptional Extra Wilpena Pound Scenic FlightsMeals (B)

Starting Location
QH35+QV Gum Creek Station SA, Australia.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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