Best of South Australia

5 Days | Welcome to a land of excellent wines, rolling hillsides and First Nations culture

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Would you rather sip world-class wine at spectacular wineries, explore a wild landscape of geological wonders, or learn about a culture that’s prevailed for hundreds of years? On this five-day trip exploring the best of South Australia, there’s no need to choose! Walk through the awe-inspiring scenery of Ikara (Wilpena Pound) with a First Nations guide and gain a special insight into the culture of the Adnyamathanha people, wine and dine in the famed Barossa Valley, stay on the outskirts of the vast Flinders Ranges and learn about the importance of preserving and caring for land from a local First Nations elder at an organic winery south of Adelaide. What better way to spend a long weekend?

Trip overview

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Start
Adelaide, Australia
Finish
Adelaide, Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
PZKA
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Taste the best of South Australia’s famous wines in this gorgeous region of rolling hills, barren bush and world-famous wineries including in the Barossa Valley and Clare.
  • Take a walk with a First Nations elder and learn about the importance of preserving the land. After, enjoy a native tasting plate at an organic winery with biodynamic credentials.
  • Stay on the fringe of Ikara (Wilpena Pound) – a remarkable natural amphitheatre – and join a local First Nations guide to learn about the biodiversity of the landscape and its relationship to the Adnyamathanha people.
  • Spend some free time in the gorgeous landscape of the Flinders Ranges and watch the sunset over the vast horizon. If you’re in the mood, there are plenty of optional hikes here, too!
  • Take in the vast night sky and the glittering Milky Way – as these areas are fairly remote, there is little light pollution, meaning incredible stargazing opportunity!
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Greening Australia. Donations help them tackle Australia’s complex environmental challenges, restoring landscapes at scale – in ways that work for communities, economies and nature.

Is this trip right for you?
  • We are travelling for over 500km from Adelaide to Ikara-Flinders Ranges on Day 3 and 5, so there are some long driving days on this trip. Pack a book or stock up on podcasts as you watch the landscape pass you by. 
  • This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with good fitness and mobility. Please consider your own physical capabilities before embarking on any hikes in Ikara-Flinders Ranges. See the daily itinerary for more information.
  • If you would like to continue exploring South Australia with us, consider booking our Kangaroo Island Short Break Adventure trip. See code PZAI-C on our website for details.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights)

Activities
  • Barossa Valley - Winery visit & tasting
  • Adelaide - City Cultural Walking Tour with Aboriginal Guide
  • Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park - Day walks
  • Wilpena Pound - Yura Udnyu Our Culture, Your Culture walking tour
  • Clare Valley - Wine Tasting

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Important notes

START & END TIMES
The trip starts in Adelaide with a Welcome Meeting at 6 pm on Day 1 at our joining point hotel and finishes back in Adelaide on Day 5 at our finish point hotel around 4pm. Accommodation is not included on this day but can be booked on request.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A Single Supplement can be booked if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, subject to availability.

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Best of South Australia
From
AUD $2,108