Discover a region of staggering beauty on a trip into outback South Australia. Walk around a natural amphitheatre in the Flinders Ranges, visit the oldest settlement in the region and spend the evenings falling asleep to the sounds of an ancient land. Majestic mountains, abundant wildlife and the world-famous Clare Valley wineries are waiting to be discovered on this adventure into the Flinders Ranges and the great South Australian Outback.

Start
Adelaide, Australia
Finish
Adelaide, Australia
Countries
Australia
Themes
Short Breaks - Group Adventures
Code
PPAO
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 4, Max 15
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip

Spend 3 days exploring the beautiful South Australian Outback


Highlights

  • Sleep under a sky full of stars in the Flinders Ranges
  • Stride out across Wilpena Pound
  • Hear stories of yore in a blacksmith shop in Melrose
  • Try to spot the wedge-tailed eagle
  • Admire Aboriginal artwork at the Yourambulla Caves
  • Take a walk through tranquil Brachina Gorge
  • Sip some of Clare Valley's finest wines

Itinerary

Head off early from Adelaide and make tracks towards one of South Australia's hidden gems, the Flinders Ranges. Stop for lunch on the way at Alligator Gorge. Be greeted with spectacular views of the nearby mountains and the waters of Spencer Gulf. Travel on through Port Augusta and the picturesque Pichi Richi Pass heading towards Quorn, which is the original start of Central Australia's famous Ghan Railway. Explore the deserted Willochra Plain and view Aboriginal artwork at the Yourambulla Caves. Arrive at Rawnsley Park Station, in the heart of the Flinders Ranges, and enjoy a relaxing evening around the campfire.
Wake up to the call of kookaburras and the sight of majestic Wilpena Pound. This region is known to the local Aboriginal people as Ikara. Get acquainted with the area on a visit to Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges. Wallabies, kangaroos, emus and even the wedge-tailed eagles are prolific in the ranges so keep eyes peeled. Perhaps even be lucky enough to see the elusive yellow-footed rock wallabies who live here. Settle down under millions of stars and enjoy dinner with a cold beer or wine at the bush camp.
Make tracks to Melrose, the oldest settlement in the area. Drop into Bluey Blundstone's Blacksmith Shop, a building nearly as old as the town itself. Finally, no trip to South Australia is complete without a visit to one of its award-winning wine regions. Pull up in the Clare Valley and enjoy a spot of wine tasting and sample the regions' fine, fresh produce. This region is known for producing excellent Rieslings so be sure to try a glass or two of these! Then, it's time to travel back to Adelaide where this short break wraps up.
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Inclusions

Meals
2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
All Terrain vehicle
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (2 nights)
Included activites
  • Clare Valley wine tasting
  • Flinders Ranges National Park

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Notes

1. Please bring a sleeping bag, these can be hired for AU$25. Please advise at the time of booking.
2. This tour finishes on arrival in Adelaide on day 3 at around 6pm. Please take this into consideration when booking any flights out of Adelaide. We recommend you book accommodation in advance to extend your stay here.
3. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights

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