Flinders Ranges Explorer

7 Days | Welcome to a land of wonderful wine and ancient peaks

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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? In South Australia’s Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, there’s no need to choose – this place has it all. Walk through the awe-inspiring scenery of Ikara (Wilpena Pound) with a First Nations guide, traverse the rugged landscapes of Arkaroola in a four-wheel drive vehicle, and gain a special insight into the culture of the Adnyamathanha people – and that’s just a taste of what’s to come!

Trip overview

Map of Flinders Ranges Explorer including Australia
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
PZKF
This trip generates 36.86 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Taste the best of South Australia’s famous wine growing region, at an organic winery with biodynamic credentials, and visit a B Corp certified creative distillery that produces a uniquely delicious range of gin.
  • Stay on the fringe of Ikara (Wilpena Pound), a remarkable natural amphitheatre, and join a local Aboriginal guide to learn about the biodiversity of the landscape and its relationship to the Adnyamathanha people.
  • Explore the rugged landscapes of Arkaroola, a protected wildlife reserve, on a fascinating four-wheel drive tour, then look to the skies and marvel at the stars at an astronomical observatory.
  • In the Northern Flinders Ranges, discover Iga Warta, on the land of the Adnyamathanha people. Meet with an Adnyamathanha guide to learn about their culture, history and connection to the land.
  • Participate in a 'Walk on Country' experience with a local First Nations Guide. Start off with a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony and learn about the Fleurieu Peninsula wetlands and landscape on a walk around this unique landscape.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
  • Australia is a big place so this trip involves a lot of time on the road covering long distances, and sometimes the landscape can be pretty barren, so bring a book or some tunes to keep you company.
  • Day 3 involves approximately 5 hours driving on dirt roads with no facilities available along the way so stock up on snacks before you hit the road.
  • On Day 5, we will visit an area where you might encounter mosquitos, especially if the weather has been wet. Bring plenty of repellent to keep them at bay.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 March 2024.

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Map of Flinders Ranges Explorer including Australia

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Cabin (2 nights), Hotel (1 night), Lodge (2 nights), Motel (1 night)

Activities
  • Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park - Day walks
  • Wilpena Pound - Yura Udnyu Our Culture, Your Culture walking tour
  • Arkaroola - Explore the Cosmos Tour at Ningana Imaging Observatory
  • Arkaroola - Day walks
  • Arkaroola - 4WD Ridgetop Tour with Local Guide
  • Iga Warta - Adnyamathanha Cultural Activities & Bush Foods Lunch
  • Adelaide Hills - Gin Distillery Tour & Tastings
  • McLaren Vale - Winery visit
  • Yundi - Welcome to Country
  • Yundi - Walking on Country Aboriginal Cultural Tour & Bush Foods Lunch
  • Yundi - Bush Foods Lunch
Add on activities
  • Quorn - Silo Light Show - Free

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Important notes

START & END TIME
This trip starts in Adelaide on day 1 at 8.30am and finishes in Adelaide on day 7 at approximately 4pm.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

REMOTE TRAVEL & ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS
This trip travels to the remote Outback of South Australia. There will be extended periods of time with no phone reception. Choices of where to eat will be limited and not all dietary needs may be able to be met. Road conditions may be affected by weather such as rain, extreme heat or wind particularly from Wilpena Pound onwards. This does mean that at times groups will not be able to complete the itinerary as planned. Please also make sure you have access to your emergency funds in case this is needed. Please also note that some sites, restaurants, cafes, tours & attractions may be closed during the off season summer months.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 10 reviews submitted.
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Bruce · Traveled November 2022
We saw all the things we wanted to see, and many remote places. Our tour leader Leonie was fantastic and we were warmly welcomed everywhere we went. Wonderful to be introduced to first nations people and to hear them explain their country and traditions. The best part was visiting Arkaroola.
Review submitted 21 Nov 2022

Brian · Traveled June 2022
This was a great trip and wonderful way to explore the Flinders Rangers. Cultural experiences were friendly and informative and the scenery and walks were wonderful. Accommodation was excellent and our guide was friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. I particularly like how intrepid gives you wonderful local experiences and is environmentally and cultural conscious.
Review submitted 03 Jul 2022

Nicola · Traveled May 2022
Loved this trip. Seven days seems short, but not a minute was spared. Incredible scenery, history, walks and food. I particularly loved the warm welcomes, scones and stories from Adnyamathanha and Warki locals we met along the way.
Review submitted 16 May 2022

Janice · Traveled May 2022
I marvelled at the colours of the wilderness with its harsh beauty and amazing plants, animals and geology; savoured the flavours of the range of food and beverages; and was privileged for the opportunity to gain cultural/environmental and geological knowledge first hand from First Nations and Scientific guides.
Review submitted 17 May 2022

Karen · Traveled May 2022
The Flinders ranges tour was perfect. Our guide Leonie was efficient, environmentally conscious, enthusiastic and knowledgable. She made all aspects of travel easy and enjoyable. She managed to cater for individuals needs and preferences without disruption to others. The accommodation, locations, information and activities were all perfect! Catering for my allergy was the best I could have hoped for. I love traveling with Intrepid 🥰
Review submitted 18 May 2022
Flinders Ranges Explorer
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