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This is an exciting small group Eco-Adventure in the famous Flinders Ranges.

You will see the incredible rock formation of Wilpena pound and the Ranges themselves. This is a tour that includes an abundance of wildlife, wilderness, local aboriginal artworks and culture as well as multiple accommodation options from sleeping under the stars in a tent to luxury Eco-Villas.

The tour includes: Flinders Ranges National Park, Mambray Creek National Park, the historic outback town of Quorn, Warrens Gorge Conservation Park, the Willochra Plains, Ancient Aboriginal Art Sites, Rawnsley Park Station, Wilpena Pound, Elder Ranges, Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges, Melrose (the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges) and the Clare Valley for wine tasting.

You'll search for the rare Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby, see an abundance of Kangaroos, Emus and Wedge Tailed Eagles. Visit ancient Aboriginal cave paintings, meet the locals and enjoy camp fires and camp cooking.

Accommodation options range from a tent under the stars through to luxury Eco-Villas.

This is a great value tour that packs a lot into just 3 days!

  • Small Group Eco Tour
  • Unique and rare Australian Wildlife
  • Spectacular Outback Landscapes
  • Aboriginal Art and Culture
  • Flinders Ranges National Park
  • Mambray Creek National Park
  • Historic Township of Quorn
  • Warrens Gorge Conservation Park
  • Melrose, the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges
  • Bushwalking
  • Camp Fires
 
  • Kanyaka Outback Ruins
  • Yourambulla Caves
  • World famous Wilpena Pound
  • Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges
  • Moralana Scenic Track
  • The deserted Willochra Plains
  • Southern Flinders Ranges
  • Clare Valley wine tasting
  • All Meals Included

 

 

Itinerary:

DAY 1 FRIDAY
 

Your guide will pick you up for your small group eco-adventure from your central Adelaide accommodation or Central Bus Station between 6:30am and 7.00am.

Commence your wilderness journey by heading north via the old coastal towns of Port Wakefield and Port Germein, boasting the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Your professional eco tour guide with introduce you to a remarkable and resilient history of white settlement in South Australian.
 
Head into the Southern Flinders Ranges and enjoy lunch at Mount Remarkable National Park. You will be surrounded by 600 million year old mountain peaks and an abundance of native Australian wildlife.Venturing further North, we travel through the picturesque Pichi Richi Pass to the historic township of Quorn (the start of the original Ghan Railway). Check out the old railway building which is still used today for the famous steam trains.
 
Then we follow in the path of our early explorers and head out to Warrens Gorge Conservation Park to search for the rare and elusive Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby. Spectacular rock formations and typical Australian flora make up this beautiful area. Explore the exciting outback tracks; travelling through tree lined creek beds and the deserted Willochra Plain where eagles sore and emus run. Check out old ghost towns with their early history of hardship where pioneers survived temporary but eventually gave way to the unforgiving desert conditions.
 
On to one of the central Flinders Ranges sheep stations with comfortable accommodation and enjoy a hearty meal and a good night’s sleep.
No matter what accommodation you choose you are welcome to join a relaxing evening around the campfire.

Meals: (L) (D)

DAY 2 SATURDAY

Wake up to the call of the native birdlife.

Enjoy your breakfast and the morning view of South Australia's iconic Wilpena Pound (also known to the local Aboriginal people as Ikara).

Today we explore the unique area that surrounds the Pound. We visit the famous Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges (also called the corridors through time) and view some of the oldest rock formations and fossils in the world whilst enjoying a big picnic lunch.

Wildlife including Kangaroos, Emus and the bold Wedge Tailed Eagles are prolific in this rugged area.

Travel back to Rawnsley Park via the spectacular Moralana Scenic track following the southwestern wall of Wilpena Pound.

Settle down under millions of stars and enjoy your dinner and a refreshing cold drink at our camp.

DAY 3 SUNDAY

Our journey now takes us south through the magnificent Southern Flinders Ranges with its spectacular Red Gum lined creeks to Melrose ,the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges.Check out the historic buildings such as Bluey Blundstone's Blacksmith Shop.

Leaving Melrose we travel through the old townships of Mid-North South Australia.

On our way home to Adelaide you will have the opportunity to experience one of the best wine regions in South Australia - the Clare Valley. Here you can have a taste of the fine local wines and produce.

Arriving back in Adelaide you will have many memories to share with family and friends about the Flinders Ranges & Outback.

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Prices:

TOTAL COST OF TOUR INCLUDING YOUR CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION

 

Camping

Tent, swag included

$695

Bunkhouse

Linen included

$895

Deluxe Ensuite Cabin

Twin share

$1,250

Deluxe Ensuite Cabin

Single

$1,295

Luxury Eco-Villas

Twin share

$1,695

Luxury Eco-Villas

Single

$1,795

 

Price per person, main meals included. Twin share options available. Sleeping Bag Hire $20.

 

This is a tour into the sometimes unpredictable outback of Australia. Passengers need to bring an easy going outlook and a willingness to assist the tour guide at times. Advertised itineraries may vary due to circumstances beyond our control. No refund will be offered if Heading Bush are unable to acheive all locations within the itinerary.

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What To Bring:

  • Carry on bag
  • Bag for clothing (stored in trailer)
  • Any special medication needs you have
  • Toiletries including towels
  • Warm clothing including long sleeve tops & pants
  • Spending money for snacks, drinks and souvenirs
 
  • Shorts & t-shirts
  • Fly Nets (we stock these)
  • Insect Repellant, hat, sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water Bottle (1 ltr Min)

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