Welcome to a land of wonderful wine and ancient peaks
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!
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.
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.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Flinders Ranges Explorer trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
START & END TIME
This trip starts in Adelaide on day 1 at 8.30am and finishes in Adelaide on day 7 at approximately 4pm.
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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