FLINDERS RANGES and LAKE EYRE

4 Day ~ 4WD small group

Itinerary:

Flinders ranges and lake eyre. 8 am pick up from your accommodation then head north along the eastern side of Spencer Gulf stopping at historical coastal towns. Learn our rich maritime history maybe take a stroll down the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere at Port Germain. This was once a bustling port for sail ships & sea farers. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch at Mt Remarkable National Park surrounded by stunning 600 million year old rock formations and home to an abundance of native wildlife. If you enjoy bushwalking, we will take you on a one hour guided walk along beautiful tree-lined creek beds with spectacular views over the area. Continue our journey across one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth, through the picturesque Pichi Richi Pass to Quorn. With its typical outback buildings and the original Ghan Railway station, it has been the setting for many iconic Australian films. Follow in the path of our early explorers and head to Warrens Gorge Conservation Park to search for the rare and elusive Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies. Dramatic rock formations and outcrops harbour these endangered wallabies with an estimate of only 8000 living in the wild. Sit back in the 4WD as we head along the rough and dusty outback tracks through the deserted Willochra Plain where eagles soar and emus run free. Wander around deserted ghost towns with their early history of hardship where pioneers survived temporarily but eventually gave way to the unforgiving desert conditions.
Final destination today is Rawnsley Park Station situated on the Southern side of the famous Wilpena Pound. We will escort you to the resort’s Award Winning Restaurant for an evening meal.
(Not included in price) You are welcome to spend the evening by yourselves and discuss your day of adventure in the Australian bush or be joined by your guide if you prefer.

Meals: (L)
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7.30 am take off from Wilpena Pound airstrip with excellent views of the Flinders Ranges. Begin your scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and Brachina Gorge before tracking north to Lake Eyre. You will fly over Parachilna, the Leigh Creek open-cut coal fields and Lake Harry. Follow the Birdsville Track to Cooper Creek Junction and cross awe-inspiring Lake Eyre. After marvelling at the wonders of this mammoth inland salt lake we will land at the outback town of William Creek (population 4 at last count). Experience lunch at this remote pub where the local stockmen gather. Make the return trip back to Wilpena Pound over the Andamooka opal fields and Lake Torrens. Return to Rawnsley Park Station and enjoy a real Aussie barbeque and a warm camp fire.

Meals: (B) (L) (D)

This morning our expert guide will take you through the spectacular Bunyeroo Gorge, visiting secluded areas of great natural beauty. Travel through the rugged creek beds of Brachina Gorge, an area alive with wildlife and a geological history dating back millions of years. This area is where the world-renowned South Australian painter Sir Hans Heysen was inspired for many of his landscapes. After a picnic lunch immerse yourself in the ancient landscape; take that special photograph or just enjoy some of the most spectacular outback scenery Australia has to offer; the prolific wildlife is a bonus. Evening meal included.

Meals: (B) (L) (D)

Join your Australian Eco Guide on a one hour bushwalk to an Aboriginal art site where the
Adnyamathanha people have left rock art depicting their ceremonies over thousands of years. Travel back along the eastern side of the mountains with spectacular Red Gum lined creeks to Melrose, the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges.

Travel on to the world famous Clare Valley, which one of the premium wine regions in South Australia, where you can have a taste of the fine local wines. You will have life-long memories to share with family and friends about the Flinders Ranges & Outback Australia.

Arrive into Adelaide at approximately 6 pm.

Meals: (B) (L)

Departs Adelaide 8.00 am daily on demand.

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What To Bring:

  • Carry on bag
  • Bag for clothing (stored in trailer)
  • Any special medication needs you have
  • Toiletries including towels
  • Warm clothing including long sleeve tops & pants
  • Shorts & t-shirts
  • Fly Nets (Can be purchased on tour)
  • Carry on bag
  • Insect Repellant, hat, sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water Bottle
Mt Remarkable National Park

Mt Remarkable National Park

Highlights

Complimentary pick-up and drop off
Professional, accredited tour guide/driver
Comfortable air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
Mt Remarkable National Park
Quorn/Warren Gorge
Flinders Ranges National Park
Lake Eyre 6 hour scenic flight
Lunch at William Creek pub
Wilpena Pound
Brachina Gorge/Ediacara Fossils
Clare Valley wine tasting
Aboriginal Rock Art site
Bush walking(optional)

Pricing

Per Person

Camping Pre Erected safari Tents
$3,295
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Caravan Park Cabin – Non Ensuite
$3,595
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Holiday Unit
$3,995
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Luxury Eco Villa – twin share
$ 4495
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Luxury Eco Villa – single
$ 4495
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Valid until March 2017

This is a tour into the sometimes unpredictable outback of Australia. Passengers need to bring an easy going outlook and a willingness to assist the tour guide at times. Advertised itineraries may vary due to circumstances beyond our control. No refund will be offered if Heading Bush are unable to achieve all locations within the itinerary.

Lake Eyre aerial photo

Lake Eyre aerial photo