« Flinders Ranges Walking Holiday ex Adelaide, SA (Finished)

Category:
Walks and Hikes
Code:
ADV0305
Dates/Times:
September 24th, 2017 – September 30th, 2017
Start Time:
7.30am
Duration:
7 Days
From:
AU$2650
Location:
ex Adelaide, SA

Walking in the Flinders Ranges is one of the truly unique travelling experiences this country has to offer. Together with our walking partners at Park Trek we visit the many renowned landmarks including Wilpena Pound, the Heysen Trail, Mount Remarkable National Park and Alligator Gorge.

 

This 7-day fully accommodated trip includes all transport and delicious meals. It sees you staying in some excellent locations with all of the amenities on hand after a day’s trekking. If you’ve longed to get to the Flinders Ranges but wanted to do so in comfort, then this is the trip for you.

 

Located just over 350kms north of Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges includes several well-known national parks and walking trails. Both the Heysen Trail and Mawson Trail span several hundred kilometres and provide a multitude of sights and attractions for walkers.

 

You’ll see plenty of native flora and fauna in their natural habitats, from Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies in Brachina Gorge to the Sturt’s Desert Pea (the floral emblem of South Australia) growing freely throughout the bushland.

 

Tour inclusions:

  • Five nights’ staying at Rawnsley Park, and one night at Majestic Oasis Apartments in Port Augusta
  • Two-course dinners, lunches, continental breakfasts, fresh fruit, trail mix, tea/coffee and other non alcoholic beverages
  • Meals include: 6 breakfasts 6 lunches, 4 dinners (2 dinners and 1 lunch at own expense)
  • All transport and guiding
  • Small group of 8 or less
  • Guided walks each day with experienced guides
  • All inclusive pricing
  • Return group transfer from Adelaide to Flinders Ranges (included in pricing)
  •  3.5 star twin share or single supplement accommodation available for additional $450

 

 

Itinerary:

DAY 1 – 4kms

7.30am departure from The Chifley Hotel, 226 South Terrace, Adelaide CBD

Morning tea stop at Redhill

4km walk up Mambray Creek

Two course dinner by the campfire prepared by your guides

Overnight accommodation at Rawnsley Park (two bedroom cabins).  The property is situated just outside of Wilpena Pound and is the perfect base for exploring the area. Each cabin has its own ensuite.


 

DAY 2 – 12kms

Early morning Morolana Scenic Drive – enjoy the sights of majestic River Red Gums.

Walk the Heysen Trial through Blacks Gap and into Wilpena Pound

Enjoy lunch at Blacks Gap with captivation views

Walk to the floor of the Wilpena Pound and stop off at Hills Homestead to gain a better understanding of how challenging life was for the 19th century pioneering farmers.

Two-course dinner and overnight at Rawnsley Park Station


 

DAY 3 – 12kms

Walk 12kms to the top of Tanderra Saddle and you will be rewarded with fabulous views

Continue to Wilpena Pound

Dinner at the Woolshed Restaurant, Rawnsley Park (own expense).

Overnight accommodation at Rawnsley Park Station


 

DAY 4 – 15kms

Depart Rawnsley Park for the Brachina Gorge.

15 km walk to the Aroona Valley – see ruins of an historic homestead, walk to an ancient gorge and out on to a ridgeline that offers extensive views over the central Flinders Ranges.

Two-course dinner and overnight at Rawnsley Park

 


DAY 5 – 15kms

Start the day with a walk to the beautiful Blinman Pools

Short drive through Parachilna Gorge, past the trailhead of the Heysen Trail and onto the Prairie Hotel.

Option to spend some time in the outback town of Blinman.

Two-course dinner and overnight at Rawnsley Park



DAY 6 – 10kms

Walk to Dutchmans Stern which winds through a beautiful forest and ends at an excellent lookout with views all the way over the Spencer Gulf.

Afternoon tea stop in Quorn

Added option of a self-guided walk around the Mount Remarkable National Park

Dinner at the hotel restaurant (at own expense)

Overnight accommodation at the Fullers View



DAY 7 – 4kms

Walk to Alligator Gorge. The walk has some of the most visually stunning scenery you’ll come across in the Flinders Ranges.

Lunch (at own expense)

Arrive in Adelaide (via airport) at around 5.30pm
(For guest flying out of Adelaide – please book flights from 7.00pm)

Single supplement is available for the 6 nights away at a rate of $450.

 

 

 

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This was my first hike with AW and i THOROUGHLY enjoyed it. The scenery, the company, the guides and the food. FAULTLESS. I had the best time. I felt right at home. I haven't…Read more

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Had a great trip again with AW. Many thanks to our gorgeous guides, they were patient, funny, kind and worked so hard to make sure we had everything we needed.


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