Tour Details

Type of Tour Eco Tour with Accommodation & Optional Short Walks
Tour Length 4 Days
Tour Departs Every Monday & Friday
Tour Starts & Ends Adelaide City – Hotel Pickup Included
Suitable For Lovers of Wild Places
Group Size Minimum 2, Maximum 6
Vehicle Premium (Land Cruiser GXL)
Meals Woolshed Restaurant Breakfast & Dinners, Picnic Lunches
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Tour Pricing

Price $2995 per person
Accommodation Options
Holiday Unit Twin Share Included
Holiday Unit Single add $125 per person (Total $2120)
Eco Villa Twin Share add $235 per person (Total $2230)
Eco Villa Single add $705 per person (Total $2700)


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In the event of Covid Cancelation / Border Closures.

Cancellation of a tour by you or us due to a Covid event will create a travel credit against any moneys paid to us for future use.

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Tour Overview

The Following is Included in this tour

  • Transport in a Premium 4WD Vehicle (Max 6 Guests + 1 Guide)
  • 3 x Nights Luxury Accommodation in Eco Villas (with upgrade)
  • Scenic Flight Over Wilpena Pound
  • 3 x in room Breakfasts
  • 2 x Restaurant Dinners served in the Woolshed Restaurant, 1 x Outback camp oven under the stars dinner.
  • 3 x Picnic Lunches, 1 x Clare Valley Winery Lunch
  • Premium Clare Valley Wine with meals
  • Full Flinders Ranges Interpretation
  • Entry and Touring of Ikara (Flinders Ranges) National Park

Join us on a small group adventure, get away from the crowds and enjoy a Premium Eco tour to the stunning Flinders Ranges Region in the South Australia outback

Travelling in a premium 4WD vehicle we pack in plenty of action while still providing ample relaxation time to enjoy your unique accommodation and surrounding.

Enjoy delicious Modern Australian cuisine including the best of local produce, featuring Rawnsley Park’s own lamb with Clare Valley Wine during to the ‘all inclusive’ restaurant meals.

We take care of the entire 4 days from pick up to drop off. Sit back & experience the Flinders Ranges from a locals perspective, by comfortable premium 4WD vehicle, fixed wing aircraft and on foot with optional short walks.

You will see / experience

  • The Clare Valley Wine Region
  • Southern & Central Flinders Ranges
  • Wilpena Pound
  • Scenic Drives & Optional Short Walks at;
    • Brachina Gorge
    • Parachilna Gorge
    • Bunyeroo Valley
    • Arkaroo Rock
    • Alligator Gorge
    • Argadells & Warrens Gorge
  • Indigenous Rock Art
  • Interpretation of:
    • Ediacara Fossils
    • Adnyamathanha (Indigenous) Culture & History
    • Fauna & Flora
    • Geology

Accommodation

Holiday Unit Twin Share Included
Holiday Unit Single add $125 per person (Total $2120)
Eco Villa Twin Share add $235 per person (Total $2230)
Eco Villa Single add $705 per person (Total $2700)

3.5 Star Holiday Units

The included accommodation is on a Twin Share basis in the 3.5 star Standard Holiday Units located at the award winning Rawnsley Park Station on the edge of Wilpena Pound, Ikara (Flinders Ranges) National Park.

Set at the foot of Rawnsley Bluff, these comfortable self-contained holiday units provide the perfect base for exploring the Flinders Ranges. Equipped with private decks with outdoor setting, newly renovated ensuite bathrooms, TVs and DVD players and air-conditioning and with access to a swimming pool.

Luxury Eco Villas

Tucked away in a secluded spot with breathtaking views, the eco-villas are the ultimate in Flinders Ranges’ accommodation. Ideal for couples, they’re fully self-contained and have spacious living and dining areas, separate bedrooms with over-bed skylights, luxurious bathrooms and well-equipped kitchens. There are great views of Wilpena Pound and the surrounding ranges from your private verandah. There is also have a swimming pool for the exclusive use of villa guests – a great place to relax in the warmer weather. (The pool is normally closed for the winter months).

Holding Advanced Ecotourism accreditation, the villas are designed to complement the natural environment and are energy-neutral. They feature many sustainable design features such as rendered straw-bale walls, polished timber floors over suspended concrete slabs, raked ceilings with natural exhaust venting at the apex, and overhanging eaves to shade walls.


Food & Wine

Breakfast

Breakfast provisions are provided for you to self cater each morning in your room, expect fresh fruit, juice, yogurt, muesli & toast.

 

Dinner – Woolshed Restaurant

Located in an authentic Australian Woolshed, the restaurant serves delicious Modern Australian cuisine. Choose from a table in the old Woolshed, perhaps by the wood fire in winter, or out on the deck when the weather is fine.

The ever-changing menu makes the best of local produce, including Rawnsley’s own lamb and we provide complimentary Clare Valley wine.

We dine in the Woolshed Restaurant for 2 dinners.

 

 

Dinner – Camp Oven Meal

We’ll take a short trip into the wilderness one night where we’ll crank up the campfire, sit under the stars and cook a traditional camp oven meal in the hot coals, this is regularly voted as a highlight of the trip, Clare valley Wine is served with the meal.

Lunch

We provide yummy picnic lunches while out exploring.

Allergies & Dietary Requirements

Meat, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options are provided both at The Woolshed Restaurant and with our picnic lunches, unfortunately other dietary options are difficult to cater for in remote areas, however guests are welcome to bring substitutes.


Tour Notes

  • Prices quoted are AUD – (Australian Dollars).
  • The Clare Valley lunch location may be substituted if unavailable.
  • This tour operates with a minimum of 2 people, if this minimum is not reached you will be offered an alternate date or full refund, you can always call to check if a tour date is a guaranteed departure, or if you are a group of 2 or more, then it’s guaranteed once you book.

4 Day Flinders Ranges Eco Tour Itinerary

  • Please Note: The following itinerary is to be used as a guide only, road conditions, changing weather over the seasonal period and multiple other factors require that the actual itinerary is structured for the best possible result. Our tour structure is flexible and is designed to change if required. Accommodation and restaurant meals are subject to availability and may be substituted for comparable alternatives.

1. Adelaide to The Flinders Ranges

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We pick you up from your Adelaide accommodation in our ultra comfortable 4WD and immediately escape the hussle and bussle of city life.

The “Mid North” region of South Australia is stunning and dotted with small towns full of historical stone buildings, just 1 1/2 hours from Adelaide is the Clare Valley, a beautiful world renowned wine region producing just 2% of the Nations wine crush, yet responsible for 10% of the awards, Riesling is the Valley’s specialty however it also produces exceptional Reds like Shiraz and Cabernet.

From Clare we continue north to a region known as the Southern Flinders Ranges, on Private property around the township of Quorn we’ll engage the 4WD system in the vehicle and head for the ranges, quickly gaining elevation to the highest point in the Southern Flinders accessible by vehicle, the views from this point are stunning and we’ll be able to map out our route northward where The Elder Ranges and Wilpena Pound appear on the distant horizon. This little mountain adventure is not only exhilarating as our professional driver navigates the extreme terrain, but it allows us to really appreciate the ancient ranges, formed over 500 million years ago, where we will be spending the most of the time over the next few days.

From this point it’s only 1 1/2 hours drive to our accommodation, we can choose to get there early and relax, or if you like we can stop off at Warrens Gorge, a hidden gem in the Southern Flinders where there is a great little hike and a very good chance of spotting the rare Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby.

We’ll have a picnic lunch today on route, and the evening meal in the award winning Rawnsley Park Woolshed Restaurant.

 

Argadells in the Southern Flinders Ranges

Eco Villa Rawnsley Park – Flinders Ranges (Available with an upgrade)

 

 

Highlights

  • Depart Adelaide
  • Clare Valley
  • Quorn Township
  • Warrens Gorge
  • 4WD Adventure Argadell Hills
  • Accommodation: Rawnsley Park
  • Activities: Option Hiking 3km – 5km
  • Meals: Picnic Lunch, Restaurant Dinner with Wine.

2. Flinders Ranges – Wilpena Pound & Sacred Canyon

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We start today with a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound. Early 20th Century Australian Artist Hans Heysen, who’s many stunning watercolours depict the gum trees and the colourful ranges, summed up the region as “the bones of the earth laid bare” and a flight over the ranges illustrates just how accurate he was. The geological story of the Flinders Ranges stretches back 500 million years where life’s earliest multicellular ancestors were deposited on an ocean floor to become fossils, to uplifting of a mountain range to rival today’s Himalayas, and then to many millions of year of erosion which resulted in what we see today. There is no better way to see it in all it’s awesomeness than from the air.

After the flight we’ll have a crack at exploring Wilpena pound from the ground, there are multiple walks / hikes which we can embark on to do this, from short walks or 2km – 3km to full blown hikes of up to 12km.

For those opting for the shorter hikes, we’ll then drive over to an area called Sacred Canyon, as it’s name suggests, this little gorge is sacred place to the local Adnyamathanha Aboriginal people and the walls depict ancient rock carvings known as pictographs.

The afternoon will be spent relaxing at our accommodation before heading out into wilderness once more where we’ll have a traditional camp over cooked meal around the campfire and under the stars, returning to your accommodation at approx 9pm where hopefully, after a big day you’ll sleep like a log.

 

Wilpena Pound from the air – Flinders Ranges

 

 

Highlights

  • Scenic Flight over Wilpena Pound and the Heysen Range
  • Wilpena Pound Hike
    • Multiple options from 3km to 12km
  • Sacred Canyon (Ancient Aboriginal Pictographs)
  • Accommodation: Rawnsley Park
  • Activities: Option Hiking 3km – 12km
  • Meals: Own Breakfast from Supplied Produce, Picnic Lunch, Traditional Camp oven Dinner with Wine.

3. Flinders Ranges – Brachina & Parachilna Gorges

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Today we will head off in the 4WD to the northern part of the National Park, home of multiple stunning gorges;

  • Bunyeroo Gorge
  • Brachina Gorge
  • Parachilna Gorge

In addition to the stunning landscapes we’ll see 500 year old fossils, wildlife like Kangaroos, Emus & hopefully the Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby.

We’ll pass through the towns of Parachilna (1 pub) and Blinman (1 pub nad about 6 houses) and finish the day with a short 3km return hike to Arkaroo Rock, where we will find an exceptional rock art gallery

Bunyeroo Valley – Flinders Ranges

Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby – Brachina Gorge

 

 

Highlights

  • Scenic Flight over Wilpena Pound and the Heysen Range
  • Wilpena Pound Hike
    • Multiple options from 3km to 12km
  • Sacred Canyon (Ancient Aboriginal Pictographs)
  • Accommodation: Rawnsley Park
  • Activities: Option Hiking 3km – 12km
  • Meals: Own Breakfast from Supplied Produce, Picnic Lunch, Restaurant Dinner with Wine.

4.  The Flinders Ranges to Adelaide via Clare Valley

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This morning we bid good bye to Wilpena pound and make our way to Mt Remarkable National Park, part of the Southern Flinders Ranges, where we’ll do a short walk through the stunning Alligator Gorge.

We’ll then push onto the Clare Valley where we will enjoy a restaurant lunch at Paulette’s Winery overlooking the Polish Hill River Valley subregion of the Clare Valley, one of only a couple of places in the regions which responsible for the award winning Riesling.

After lunch we will visit 1 or 2 more wineries, normally Sevenhill Cellars and Kilikanoon Cellar doors, before making our way back to Adelaide where we will drop you at your accommodation

Alligator Gorge – Mt Remarkable National Park

Pikes Winery – Clare Valley

 

 

Highlights

  • Clare Valley Restaurant Lunch with Wine
  • Wine Tasting in the Care Valley
  • Alligator Gorge
  • Accommodation Drop Off Adelaide City
  • Accommodation: Not Included
  • Activities: Option Hiking 3km
  • Meals: Own Breakfast from Supplied Produce, Picnic Lunch.