5 Day Flinders Ranges Outback & Highlights of Kangaroo Island Tour

$3,516pp twin share

Rawnsley Park Station will be a highlight on this tour with hosts Julie and Tony Smith providing true outback hospitality and Aussie station experiences. Stay in an One Bedroom Holiday Unit or upgrade to our superior accommodation option of the luxurious One Bedroom Eco-Villa. Touring includes the spectacular and rugged scenery of Wilpena Pound and the magnificent Flinders Ranges region with its wealth of wildlife, geology and ancient history.  

Enjoy outback food and hospitality at the famous Prairie Hotel at Parachilna, then travel through the stunning Clare Valley wine region for some wine tasting and lunch before returning to Adelaide.

After a night's accommodation in Adelaide, discover Kangaroo Island’s nature and wildlife up close and in the wild on your next fantastic two-day tour. You may see kangaroos, koalas and wonderful native birdlife in their natural habitats, wander past wild Australian sea lions on a guided beach walk,  

This tour is the perfect way to experience the unspoiled nature and wildlife haven and you’ll soon see why the Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island are two of Australia’s iconic nature-based destinations.

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Flinders Ranges Outback Tour (3 days / 2 nights)

  • Morning pick-up and evening set-down at selected Adelaide CBD hotels
  • Morning and/or afternoon tea and lunch each day
  • 2 nights accommodation at Rawnsley Park Station including daily continental breakfast (Standard or Superior)
  • See the Kanyaka Station Homestead Ruins
  • Enjoy the ‘Sunset on the Chace’ tour (operated by Rawnsley Park Station)
  • 2 course dinner in the Woolshed Restaurant at Rawnsley Park Station
  • See picturesque gorges on your tour around Wilpena Pound and the southern Flinders Ranges
  • Enjoy an Australian outback lunch at the famous Prairie Hotel including their signature shared antipasto grazing board, native inspired dessert and a glass of beer or wine on arrival
  • Delight in a 3 course Lamb Tasting food experience with matching wines
  • Journey through the Clare Valley to Paulett Wines & Bush Devine Café for a delicious lunch including a glass of wine and wine tastings (optional)
  • Personalised 4x4 touring with expert commentary from your local Driver/Guide and all entrance fees and special permits

1 night at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in a Superior Room (room only)

Highlights of Kangaroo Island (2 days / 1 night)

  • Morning pick-up and evening set-down at selected Adelaide Hotels
  • Return transport to/from Kangaroo Island by SeaLink Coach and Ferry 
  • Personalised 4x4 touring with expert commentary from your local Driver/Guide and all entrance fees and special permits
  • njoy delicious gourmet picnic style lunches with Kangaroo Island wine in natural bush settings on both days
  • Morning or afternoon tea each day
  • Unforgettable beach walk to see Australian sea lions at Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • See koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and birdlife in their natural environments
  • Visit Flinders Chase National Park 
  • Wander among the amazing Remarkable Rocks and see Long-nosed Fur Seals at Admirals Arch
  • See one of South Australia’s first Lighthouses at Cape du Couedic 
  • Explore beaches, explore coastlines and take walks through native bush land 
  • One night’s accommodation of your choice (Standard or Superior) including breakfast 
Duration Operates Departs Returns
5 days / 4 nights

Departs selected Mondays and Fridays, subject to minimum numbers.
This tour does not operate in December, January and February.

English speaking guide only.
Minimum of 2 and maximum of 8 guests.

2022 Departures:

April 1, 4, 8, 11, 18, 22, 25, 29
May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
September 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
October 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
November 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28

2023 Departures:

March 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31

For other dates, please enquire.

Adelaide CBD
Day 1 - 7.30am
Adelaide CBD
Day 5 - 10.40pm


Day 1

Your Flinders Ranges Odysseys guide will pick you up from your Adelaide hotel around 7.30am to commence your 3 day tour into the majestic Flinders Ranges. Sit back and relax while you travel through the mid-north region of South Australia stopping at the old copper mining town of Burra for morning tea and then Orroroo for lunch.

Enjoy views of Mount Remarkable as you head to the towns of Wilmington and Quorn. The majestic Flinders Ranges come into view as you get closer to the small outback town of Hawker. On the way, stop at Kanyaka Station Homestead Ruins and see what’s left of this once massive sheep and cattle station of about 950 square kilometres before arriving at Rawnsley Park Station, your home for the next two nights. 

Rawnsley Park Station overlooks the southern side of Wilpena Pound and provides the perfect base for exploring the Flinders Ranges.  Late afternoon enjoy a Sunset on the Chace tour where you’ll watch the stunning sunset reflect on the Chace Range as you sip on local wine and enjoy delicious canapes. The 40-minute drive through the property provides a great opportunity to see native wildlife then finish your day with a delicious 2-course dinner in the Woolshed Restaurant, an authentic Australian converted woolshed serving delicious Modern Australian cuisine. Overnight: Rawnsley Park Station.

Day 2

Early this morning there will be time to take a 30-minute scenic flight with Chinta Air, to gain an appreciation of the scale and beauty of Wilpena Pound and the Heysen Range (additional cost – please ask for details).

Then spend the rest of the day touring around the southern Flinders Ranges including the local sights, picturesque Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges and peaceful walks taking through the creek beds.

Stop at the Prairie Hotel for lunch, recognised as an “unmissable outback experience” and enjoy their signature shared antipasto grazing boards and native inspired desserts, before taking the Moralana Scenic drive back to Rawnsley Park.

This evening, join a tour of the old woolshed and enjoy a 3-course Lamb Tasting food experience where local lamb from the property will be showcased, and prepared in three different and delicious courses. Clare Valley wines will be matched with each course. The dinner will finish with South Australian port and local cheeses (vegetarians will be catered for). Overnight: Rawnsley Park Station.

Day 3

This morning farewell your hosts and Rawnsley Park Station and head to Mount Remarkable, where you will enjoy some morning tea. 

Continue your journey through to the charmingly secluded Clare Valley, one of Australia’s oldest wine-growing regions. With its picturesque, rolling countryside, unique geography, and climate you will see why it is a premium grape growing area. 

Here you will enjoy a delicious lunch at Paulett Wines and Bush Devine Café including a glass of wine. Those who wish to participate in wine tasting can do so (included, optional) before returning to Adelaide, arriving approximately 5.30pm at your chosen accommodation. Overnight: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel.

Day 4

Early this morning you will be collected from your hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis through the  Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, hills and coastal landscapes. At Cape Jervis, board the SeaLink Kangaroo Island ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. On arrival at Penneshaw you will be met by your local guide and your island nature experience begins with an introduction to Kangaroo Island. Tour through several island habitats and see wildlife in their natural environments.  Listen to the distinct sounds of the native birdlife as they chorus from the tall eucalyptus trees. As you travel the island keep an eye out for echidnas, wallabies, reptiles and wildflowers.

At the spectacular Seal Bay Conservation Park, your guide will escort you on a memorable walk along the beach. Home to a healthy Australian sea lion colony, walk amongst them as they bask on the beach or in the sand dunes after their extensive fishing expedition. With your guide you are able to stand at a safe distance to these wonderful endangered creatures and hear them sigh and watch them at play. This is a truly unforgettable experience — one that you will treasure forever.

Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic-style lunch with local KI wine in an exclusive Heritage-listed natural bush property. Follow lunch with a pleasant bushwalk or a stroll along the beach.  Explore the spectacular beaches of the north coast and enjoy a bushwalk. Listen for Australia’s rarest cockatoo, the Kangaroo Island glossy black cockatoo and watch out for the Tammar wallaby, in its natural habitat.

Later in the afternoon, as the day draws to a close, see the kangaroos leave the safety of the bush to begin grazing on the open pastures. Your tour concludes at your choice of accommodation for your overnight stay on Kangaroo Island. Overnight: Choice of Superior or Standard accommodation on Kangaroo Island.

Day 5

After a hearty breakfast, travel to the western end of the island and discover the Flinders Chase National Park, one of the oldest and most important national parks in South Australia. The park incorporates almost 20 per cent of the island and much of it is a Wilderness Protection Area which is home to a variety of fauna and flora unique to Kangaroo Island.

At Admirals Arch see where the powerful forces of nature have cut through the headland to create this natural geological formation. Watch some of the 10,000 healthy Long-nosed Fur Seals in their colony at Cape du Couedic and take a stroll around the historic Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and Weir’s Cove.

Next, discover the picturesque formations of Remarkable Rocks. These large granite boulders balance dramatically on the cliff edge, which plunges 75 metres into the Southern Ocean.

Enjoy a delicious gourmet style picnic lunch with Kangaroo Island wine in a secluded scenic location. Enjoy the opportunity to search for kangaroos, wallabies, and a variety of birdlife. Koalas can be observed peacefully existing in their treetop habitat.

In the afternoon, explore some of the most spectacular beaches on Kangaroo Island and marvel at the stunning coastlines the island has to offer. There will be many photo opportunities along the way for you to capture long lasting memories of your time on beautiful Kangaroo Island.

Your tour concludes at Penneshaw in time for the return ferry to the mainland and coach transfer to your chosen Adelaide accommodation.

Tour Options

Package Options (Tour Code FROHKI) Price from (AU$)  

Standard Accommodation 

Flinders Ranges:
Rawnsley Park Station (Hawker) – One Bedroom Superior Holiday Unit (includes continental breakfast)

Kangaroo Island:
Aurora Ozone Hotel (Kingscote) – Executive Room (includes continental breakfast)
Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge (American River) - Superior Queen Poolview or Superior King Bayview Room (includes continental breakfast)

$3,516pp/Twin Share
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Superior Accommodation 

Flinders Ranges:
Rawnsley Park Station (Hawker) – One Bedroom Eco-Villa (includes continental breakfast)

Kangaroo Island: 
Aurora Ozone Hotel (Kingscote) – Executive Sea View Room (includes full buffet breakfast)​​
Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge (American River) - Deluxe Studio Waterview Room (includes full buffet breakfast)​​

$3,758pp/Twin Share
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What to Bring: Camera supplies in the Flinders Ranges and on Kangaroo Island are limited. Bring plenty of spare batteries for your camera or video recorder, sunscreen, sun hat, comfortable walking shoes and casual/comfortable clothes also a warm top and a rain jacket can be required any time of year. Do not forget personal medication.

Luggage Limits: Luggage limits are 15kg per person as touring is in small 4WDs. This will require ‘packing down’ to one smaller bag per person. When this is necessary, excess luggage can be stored at your Adelaide accommodation.


  • Prices are per person, twin share and valid for travel 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. For other departure dates, please enquire.
  • Single room pricing available on request.  
  • Prices available on request for a Two Bedroom Eco Villa at Rawnley Park Station.
  • This tour is not recommended for children up to 7 years and prices available on application for children aged 7-14 years. 
  • Itinerary is subject to change as the touring can be adapted to the client’s interests and weather conditions on the day.
  • Please advise any special dietary or allergy information at time of booking. 
  • Minimum passengers 2. Maximum passengers 8.
  • A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour to operate. If minimum numbers are not met at 30 days prior to departure, an alternate date will be offered or a full refund given. 
  • A booking deposit of AU$200 per person for overnight or longer tours, with final payment due 30 days prior to travel. An amendment fee of AU$45 will apply to modifications made after the original booking has been confirmed. 
  • If you would like to request alternate dates from those listed and are travelling with a party of 4 people, we are happy to operate extra departures (subject to availability of accommodation).

Tour operated by Flinders Ranges Odysseys and Kangaroo Island Odysseys