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Wildlife & Wine of South Australia

Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
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Overview

Discover South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide before heading north into the outback and discovering the remarkable Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park.

Explore Adelaide’s central market and botanical gardens before enjoying a fully guided wine tour and tasting into the renowned Barossa Valley. Head north deep into the southern outback and join a guided 4WD tour of Ikara-Flinders National Park before taking a scenic flight over the remarkable Wilpena Pound. Fly south to the untouched land of Kangaroo Island and spend two days on a guided tour exploring the natural phenomenons, delicious cuisine and of course varied wildlife of this magnificent island

Highlights

  • Exploring the central market and beautiful botanical gardens of Adelaide
  • Sampling a variety of boutique and large scale wineries on a guided tour in the Barossa Valley
  • Seeing the detailed Aboriginal rock art paintings in Yourambulla Cave
  • Exploring Ikara-Flinders Ranges by 4WD on a guided day trip
  • Enjoying spectacular views of Wilpena Pound on a scenic flight
  • Admiring the wildlife and wine of Kangaroo Island on a guided 4WD tour

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Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: arrive Adelaide
Arrive in Adelaide and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Explore Adelaide’s buzzing central market; a melting pot of different cultures and cuisines or visit South Australia’s State Art Gallery and botanical gardens. Alternatively take the tram to the beachside suburb of Glenelg and enjoy a swimming with dolphins cruise.
Overnight: The Playford Adelaide
Day 2: Barossa Valley
This morning enjoy a fully guided tour into the Barossa Valley – one of Australia’s most eminent wine producing regions. Travel through the Adelaide Hills, passing the many historical settlements that litter the landscape on your way to the Barossa Valley. Visit a selection of smaller boutique wineries and hear about the processes involved in wine making direct from the producers before continuing on to larger wineries such as the renowned Jacob’s Creek. Enjoy a tour of the traditional German settlement of Tunanda and discover the local craft shops before enjoying a gourmet al fresco lunch under the vines. After lunch continue to the smaller wineries of Lehmann and Henschke for a tour of the winery and tasting before returning to Adelaide.
Overnight: The Playford Adelaide
Day 3: Adelaide - Ikara-Flinders National Park
Collect your rental car this morning and commence your drive north towards Clare Valley wine region. Sample the local Clare Valley produce and enjoy morning tea whilst admiring the rolling hills and abundant wheat fields or hire bikes and cycle some of the gentle Riesling Trail through vineyards along the disused railway line. Continue towards the township of Hawker, the last outpost of civilisation before Wilpena Pound stopping en-route at the renowned Yourambulla Caves which are famed for their detailed Aboriginal rock art and charcoal paintings.
Overnight: Rawnsley Park Station
Day 4: Ikara - Flinders National Park
This morning rise early and enjoy a 4WD adventure of a lifetime. Travel with an experienced local guide deep into the heart of Ikara-Flinders National Park and learn about the regions diverse wildlife and geological history. Explore the park’s biggest drawcard; Wilpena Pound and marvel at the astonishing formation of jagged rock escarpments encircling the vast dusty interior before continuing through the scenic Bunyeroo Valley for panoramic views of the ranges. Pass through the dramatic Brachina Gorge and see the abundant native flora and fauna before stopping for lunch at the famous Prairie Hotel – a renowned outback establishment. After lunch continue to the town of Blinman and enjoy a guided tour of the Blinman Heritage Mine before returning to Rawnsley Park Station.
Overnight: Rawnsley Park Station.
Day 5: Ikara - Flinders National Park - Adelaide
This morning enjoy a self-guided walk to the Wangarra Lookout. This two hour return walk provides a wonderful opportunity to view inside Wilpena Pound and see native wildlife as well as the chance to visit Hill’s Homestead and learn about the history of the local Adnyamathanha people and first western settlers. Later, take to the skies and enjoy a scenic flight across the central Flinders Ranges, the ideal way to truly appreciate thescale and grandeur of Wilpena Pound. After lunch head south towards the township of Quorn, marvelling at the derelict ruins of early settlements that litter the surrounding plains before continuing through Port Augusta and on to Adelaide.
Overnight: The Playford Adelaide
Day 6: Adelaide - Kangaroo Island
This morning you will be collected from your Adelaide hotel and taken to the airport to fly to Kangaroo Island. On arrival you will join a small group 4WD overnight tour of Kangaroo Island. Visit Seal Bay and learn about the survival methods of the Australian Sea Lions before travelling south and traversing the rural landscape of the south coast. Visit Parndana Wildlife Park before enjoying a guided nature walk through Lathami National Park to see the native wallabies and kangaroos.
Overnight: Open House
Day 7: Kangaroo Island - Adelaide
This morning your experienced and local guide will take you to Rocky River and the entrance to Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island’s largest national park and home to a huge variety of native wildlife and birds. Continue through the ancient limestone formation of Admirals Arch and see the active colony of New Zealand fur seals that reside there. Head to Remarkable Rocks for panoramic views of the coast while you enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ lunch. After lunch continue to Kelly Hill Conservation Park to see the kangaroos that graze freely there before ending your day at Point Ellen in search of the elusive penguin colony often spotted there. Later this evening you will be transferred back to the airport for your flight to Adelaide.
Overnight: The Playford Adelaide
Day 8: depart Adelaide
Make your way to the airport and depart on your onward journey.

Accommodation Options

The Playford Hotel, Adelaide

  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Hotel

Set in the heart of Adelaide, this 182 room boutique hot…

Rawnsley Park Station, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

  • Grade: Standard
  • Type: Unique and Boutique

This sheep station, overlooking Wilpena Pound, can be fo…

Accommodation

A variety of accommodation options are included in this holiday. Please contact us for further details.

Excursions

Excursions

A number of excursions are available to include throughout your itinerary. Your Travel Specialist will be able to advise on additional or upgraded excursion options to suit your interests.

Adelaide Aboriginal Cultural Experience, Adelaide

Join this award-winning Aboriginal owned and run excursion …

Best of the Barossa Valley, Adelaide

Explore South Australia’s best known wine producing regio…

Wild Dolphin Watch, Adelaide

Boarding “Temptation”- a 58ft sailing catamaran you wil…

Prices & Dates

Prices from £ per person

Twin Share Single Rate
 £2,241  £3,150

Price includes 7 nights mid range accommodation ● Rental of a Hertz 4WD vehicle (specific models may vary) ● Guided day tour of the Barossa Valley ● Full day Ikara-Flinders Ranges 4WD escorted tour ● Scenic flight over Wilpena Pound ●  2 day 1 night escorted tour of Kangaroo Island  ● Flight and Ferry return from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island ● Full itinerary, vouchers and atlas.

Price Excludes international and domestic flights and airport taxes ● Fuel ● Travel insurance ● Personal expenses ● Tips and gratuities.

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