Discovery Flinders Ranges and the Outback
Discovery Flinders Ranges and the Outback
9 days

Featuring the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

Overview

Join us on a journey into the spectacular Flinders Ranges and South Australia’s awe-inspiring outback. Experience Wilpena and visit the outback towns of Hawker, Blinman, Quorn and Parachilna. Further north, we’ll visit the award-winning Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary before spending the night at the famous Prairie Hotel to complete your authentic outback adventure.

Australian Destination South Australia
International Destination
Tour Date 01 to 09 August 2021
Number Of Days 9 days
Tour Price From (per person twin share) $4,935
Tour Cost Adult$0
Tour Price Single Option $690

Holiday Activity Level

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highlights
  • Steamtown guided tour
  • Jeff Morgan Gallery and Wilpena Panorama
  • Wilpena Pound touring
  • Rawnsley Park Station tour
  • Flinders Ranges sunset
  • Free day at Wilpena Pound
  • Blinman Underground Heritage Mine
  • Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
  • The famous Prairie Hotel
  • Ridgetop 4WD tour
  • Guided walks at Wilpena and Arkaroola

 

Pre/Post tour transfers (ex Perth, WA)

Airfares and taxes* (ex Perth, WA)

19 meals

8 nights’ accommodation

Outback tours and attractions

Experienced 4WD Coach Captain

Professional Villa Tour Leader

Local Guides

Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
 
Day 1. Perth to Clare Valley (D)            
Your outback adventure begins with courtesy home collection and transfer to the Perth Airport for your flight to South Australia. Upon arrival in Adelaide, we will transfer to the Clare Valley and our accommodation for the evening. Overnight: Clare Country Club, Clare Valley
 
Day 2. Petersborough Steamtown and Wilpena Panorama (BD)                  
This morning we will travel to Petersborough located on the edge of the Southern Flinders. At Steamtown, we will learn about the vast rail operations of yesteryear. It is here that 100 steam locomotives passed through each day before heading to all corners of Australia. At Hawker, visit the gallery of internationally acclaimed fine artist, Jeff Morgan, and discover the impressive and famous Wilpena Panorama. Overnight: Wilpena Pound Resort
 
Day 3. Wilpena Pound and Rawnsley Park (BD)           
In the morning we will take a guided leisurely walk along Wilpena Creek in Wilpena Pound. At the Old Hills Homestead, we will learn about the hardships of the turn of the century and admire the extraordinary beauty of the great river red gums. This afternoon at Rawnsley Park, learn about life on a commercial sheep station. Overnight:  Wilpena Pound Resort
 
Day 4. Flinders Range sunset (BD)       
Today you are free to enjoy the resort or take an adventure of your own (at your own expense). There are a number of tour options including scenic flights. In the afternoon we come together to witness the sun set in the magnificent Flinders Rangers. Observe the changing colours over Wilpena Pound and the Flinders Range and marvel at the vast ancient landscape before your eyes. Overnight: Wilpena Pound Resort
 
Day 5. Wilpena to Arkaroola (BLD)       
This morning it’s an early start for an epic journey through the outback. Travel through the Flinders Ranges and on to Blinman where we go underground at the Blinman Heritage Tourist Mine. Covered shoes must be worn to tour this historic copper mine. Learn about miners and their families during the second half of the 19th century. Then it’s back on board the coach for our journey to Arkaroola. Overnight: Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
 
Day 6. Arkaroola Wilderness (BLD)                  
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is located in the ruggedly spectacular northern Flinders Ranges and contains some of Australia’s most spectacular mountain views. An early morning breakfast tour will take you to a tranquil waterhole to view the rock wallabies. The world-famous ridgetop tour travels via ancient seabeds and across razor back ridges and peaks of the Flinders Ranges most rugged mountains. Overnight: Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
 
Day 7. Arkaroola to Parachilna (BLD)  
Our road trip today takes us to Parachilna, a hidden gem with a long association with the Ghan Railway and the famous Prairie Hotel. Stepping inside the hotel you will be welcomed in true outback style to discover an eclectic array of art and woodwork and an authentic South Australian menu. Overnight: Prairie Outback Lodge, Parachilna
 
Day 8. Outback to Clare Valley (BD)    
Continuing the outback theme, we will go behind the scenes at Pichi Richi Railway’s Quorn workshops to visit the hidden world of historic railway treasures in various stages of restoration. Closed footwear must be worn. Following lunch in Quorn, we will continue our journey to Clare via the Melrose Museum. Overnight: Clare Country Club, Clare Valley
 
Day 9. Clare Valley to Perth (B)
Your outback adventure comes to an end today as we transfer you to the Adelaide Airport for your return flight to Perth. Upon arrival, your courtesy small charter vehicle will be on hand to see you safely home.
 
Itinerary subject to change. Terms and conditions apply. FreeCall 1800 066 272 for details.

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