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Explore the Eyre Peninsula & Flinders Ranges on a 6-Day Adventure Tour!

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6 days (approx.) - English

Untamed Escapes

Traversing the coast from Margaret River to Esperance, experience the freedom of the open road on a six-day adventure from Perth.

  • Roam the ancient landscapes of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
  • Learn about Aboriginal culture during a Welcome to Country at Wilpena Pound
  • Witness abundant native wildlife from the land, sea and sky
  • Volunteer at a koala conservation regeneration project
  • Swim with playful wild sea lions and come face-to-tooth with a white shark (OE)


Roam the wild landscapes of South Australia and revel in the freedom to live life untamed. Escape to the vast, wide-open spaces of the Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges. The perfect paradox of outback and ocean to awaken your senses and fire your curiosity. Unearth ancient land and lose yourself among 540-million-year-old mountain ranges, sweeping gorges, bushland brimming with wildlife and rich Aboriginal history on one of the best Flinders Ranges tours.

Venture to the Eyre Peninsula, winding from the red dirt to roaring ocean swells as you pull up in Port Lincoln. Here, sample the region’s sought-after seafood, learn to surf and add a deeper meaning to your trip by volunteering at a koala conservation project. Then, go off-grid, falling asleep under a sea of stars. If you love aquatic adventures, you can choose the optional extra of swimming with wild sea lions and coming face-to-tooth with a Great White Shark.



·       Roam the ancient landscapes of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park 

·       Learn about Aboriginal culture during a Welcome to Country at Wilpena Pound

·       Witness abundant native wildlife from the land, sea and sky 

·       Volunteer at a koala conservation regeneration project 

·       Plunge into the ocean environment during a surfing lesson

·       Soak up the serenity as you travel by ferry across the Spencer Gulf 

·       Immersive oyster lease tour and tasting (OE)

·       Swim with playful wild sea lions and come face-to-tooth with a white shark (OE)

·       Unearth South Australia with your expert guide



·       All National Park and entry fees

·       All activities, unless stated as an optional extra (OE)

·       All Meals – 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

·       Accommodation – Swag Camping

·       Transport – Air-conditioned minibus (max 20 people)

·       Ferry from Lucky Bay to Wallaroo

·       Expert local Guide




Day 1: Adelaide to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Your nature roaming journey begins as we head north, stopping at Clare for a quick coffee before continuing to Mount Remarkable National Park to hike Alligator Gorge. A must for any Flinders Ranges tour, make a steep descent, then follow a trench of towering bright ochre-coloured quartzite cliffs. After a picnic lunch, travel a bit further north, arriving at Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. So unique are the fossils found in this landscape, geologists had to revise the geologic timeline of Earth’s history to encompass a new era called the Ediacaran period.

Arrive at our Wilpena Pound campsite for a Welcome to Country in the Adnyamathanha people’s language. Enjoy Aboriginal songs, traditional stories, and local information as you are welcomed to the Flinders Ranges. Enjoy dinner by the campfire and roll out your swag for your first night under the billions of stars of the Milky Way.

Today we drive approximately 450km (5 hours), with stops along the way. Swag camp in the camping area at the Wilpena Pound Resort, which has toilet and shower facilities.


Day 2: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Wake to the sounds of birdsong, and after breakfast, set out on the Hills Homestead Walk. Wander through the tranquil Pound Gap into Wilpena Pound and follow Wilpena Creek through tall river red gums and pines. Head up Wangara Lookout for panoramic views of the Pound and keep your eyes peeled for echidnas in the underleaf. Breath deep and take in the magic all around you.

Return to camp for lunch and a dip in the resort swimming pool to cool off. This afternoon we will set out on the Arkaroo Rock Trail, with impressive views over the Chace Range. Arkaroo Rock is a significant cultural site for the Adnyamathanha people and has an incredible example of Adnyamathanha rock art depicting the Yura Muda (Dreaming or creation story) of Ikara.  

Back at the resort, relax and soak up the serenity of this ancient landscape and fall asleep with shooting stars overhead.


Day 3: Flinders Ranges to Port Lincoln

Say farewell to the Flinders Ranges and visit the Jeff Morgan Gallery in the tiny town of Hawker to see an incredible 360-degree immersive panorama of the region. Travel through to Port Augusta for lunch and see some impressive silo art at Cowell. Come late afternoon, arrive in the Seafood Capital of Australia, Port Lincoln.

Take a look around the town to get your bearings and stretch your legs before heading to our unique campsite at Mikkira Station. This private property is home to the Eyre Penisula’s only wild koala population, with around 170 koalas and lots of kangaroos and emus calling Mikkira home. Head to a nearby beach for a swim and soak in the sunset before dinner at the campsite.

Travel around 500kms today (6 hours) and set up camp for three nights at Mikkira Station, which has shower and toilet facilities.


Day 4: Port Lincoln and surrounds

Surfing is a way of life in Australia, so today, pull on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson. The turquoise and calm water of Fisheries Bay is the perfect place for beginners to perfect their skills. Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax on the beach or swim. After a bite to eat, take a 14-kilometre scenic coastal drive along Whalers Way and admire the breathtaking coastline and cliffs shaped by the force of the Southern Ocean for millions of years.

This afternoon, you have the opportunity for a truly meaningful regeneration experience, contributing to important koala conservation work at Mikkira Station. Depending on the time of year, we will spend the afternoon removing weeds, or collecting, propagating or planting manna gum tree seeds. These trees are critical habitat for the koalas at Mikkira Station, and our partnership with land management and conservation groups will hopefully make a difference in their protection.

Travel 100kms today (2 hours), and sleep under koala-filled gum trees at Mikkira.


Day 5: Coffin Bay (or aquatic experiences)

After breakfast, spend the day unearthing Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay. After a coastal hike along part of the Parnkalla Trail, head to Coffin Bay National Park. Famed for its white sandy beaches and wildlife, spend some time exploring, swimming and relaxing here. No visit to Coffin Bay is complete without tasting the region’s famous oysters, so you also have the option of pulling on some waders and joining the Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour. 

Back in Port Lincoln, enjoy a spot of wine tasting at Boston Bay Wines before we head back to camp at Mikkira Station for our last night together. 

Alternative Itinerary

Those coming to Port Lincoln to get up close and personal with the aquatic wildlife can opt to have a Great White Shark experience or swim with the ever-playful Australian Sea Lions. These are outsourced activities not included in the itinerary. Please see ‘Optional Extras’ more information.

Drive time today is about 1.5 hours unless you are doing the shark experience, in which case it is only 1 hour.


Day 6: Port Lincoln to Adelaide

After breakfast, pack up camp and head to Port Lincoln for a must-do walk up Stamford Hill. Named one of the 40 Great Australian Short Walks, this challenging but rewarding walk has magnificent views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and Lincoln National Park.

On the way out of town, take a final look at Port Lincoln from Winters Hill Lookout. Then, stop for a barbecue lunch at Arno Bay as we make our way to Lucky Bay. Our Searoad Ferry will set sail across the Spencer Gulf towards Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula at 2.30 pm. Grab a coffee at the onboard café and relax and enjoy the two-and-a-half-hour cruise across the gulf.  

On disembarking in Wallaroo, jump back on the bus for our last stint into Adelaide, where you will arrive at around 8 pm.



  • Please advise of any special dietary requirements when you book. We offer plenty of variety and do our best to provide fresh products. Snacks, soft drinks and alcohol are not included.
  • This is a camping tour, and involvement from the passengers is required. To get the most from this experience, you will need to enjoy the outdoors, hiking, and cope with extreme weather conditions. Camping on this tour is at a mixture of national parks and campgrounds. 
  • If you would like to choose the sharks and sea lions optional extra experience with Calypso Star Charters, you can add this to your cart at check out.
  • When camping, we use single swags. Swags are ‘Aussie Bed Rolls’ made from sturdy canvas with a mattress built into the swag. Passengers need to provide a sleeping bag and pillow to insert into the swag. Our wet weather option is a 3-person dome tent shared by two people.
  • A good fitness level is required on our adventure tours, and you need to be prepared for walks of between 3-9 kilometres on some days. This may involve rough ground and perhaps getting wet.
  • Bags are restricted to 1 × 15kg backpack/soft travel bag per person, plus one small piece of hand luggage.
  • As part of our COVID-Safe protocols, all passengers must complete online check-in, including a ‘Fit for Travel’ self-declaration to confirm they are free from illness. This is mandatory and must be completed at the latest 24 hours before departure.
  • This tour requires a minimum of six people to operate. In the unlikely event your departure is cancelled because minimum numbers have not been met, we will transfer all monies paid onto another departure date in the future. If this is not suitable, we will refund your tour price in full.
  • Please read our full Booking Terms & Conditions before booking.

Day 1 Drive from Adelaide to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, Welcome to Country, dinner by campfire, sleep in swag|Day 2 Hills Homestead Walk, Wangara Lookout, Arkaroo Rock Trail, sleep in swag|Day 3 Jeff Morgan Gallery, Cowell silo art, arrive in Port Lincoln, Mikkira Station campsite, swim and sunset|Day 4 Learn to surf, Whalers Way scenic drive, koala conservation work|Day 5 Parnkalla Trail hike, Coffin Bay National Park, Oyster Farm Tour, Boston Bay Wines|Day 6 Stamford Hill, Winters Hill Lookout, barbecue lunch, Searoad Ferry, drive to Adelaide

Itineraries are subject to change.
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