5 Day Flinders Ranges Outback & Highlights of Kangaroo Island Tour

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$3808pp twin share

Tour available for travel from 1st April 2020. If travelling prior to this date see our 6 Day / 5 Night Flinders Ranges & Highlights of Kangaroo Island Tour.

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 luxurious Eco Villas, all with commanding views of the surrounding landscape. 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. See Australian sea lions, kangaroos, koalas and native Australian birds in pristine wildlife settings. Travel to Flinders Chase National Park at the western end of the island and discover the awe-inspiring formations of Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. See a colony of Long-nosed Fur Seals on the rocks at Admirals Arch from the viewing platforms and boardwalk.

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
  • Signature Antipasto platter lunch at the Prairie Hotel
  • Delight in a 3 course Lamb Tasting food experience with matching wines
  • Journey through the Clare Valley for wine tastings & 3 course lunch
  • Personalised 4x4 touring with expert commentary from your local Driver/Guide and all entrance fees and special permits
  • 1 night accommodation at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide in a Superior City View Room with full buffet breakfast

1 night at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide in a Premier City View Room (room only)

Highlights of Kangaroo Island (2 days / 1 night)

  • Return transfers to Adelaide Airport from Adelaide CBD hotels
  • Return flights to Kangaroo Island
  • Personalised 4x4 touring with expert commentary from your local Driver/Guide and all entrance fees and special permits
  • Enjoy delicious gourmet picnic-style lunches with South Australian 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
  • One night’s accommodation on KI including Breakfast (Standard or Superior)
  • Explore Flinders Chase National Park and its iconic sights, Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch
  • See one of South Australia’s first Lighthouses at Cape du Couedic
  • Watch kangaroos and other native animals graze at Kelly Hill Conservation Park
Duration Operates Departs Returns
5 days / 4 nights

English speaking guide only.
Minimum of 2 and maximum of 8 guests.
2020 Departures
April 3, 17, 20, 24, 27
May 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
June 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
August 3, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28, 31
September 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
October 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 29, 23, 26, 30
November 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
December 4, 7, 11, 14, 18

2021 Departures
January 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
February 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26
March 1, 5, 8, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Adelaide CBD
Day 1 - 7.30am
Adelaide Airport
Day 5 - 7.05pm

Itinerary

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. Stay overnight at 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, recognised as an “unmissable outback experience” and enjoy one of their signature Antipasto Platters for lunch, 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). Stay overnight at Rawnsley Park Station.

Day 3

This morning farewell your hosts and Rawnsley Park Station and head to Mt 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 wine tastings and lunch before returning to Adelaide, arriving at approximately 5.30pm at your accommodation.  Overnight: Stamford Plaza Adelaide.

Day 4

Early this morning you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Adelaide Airport for your flight to Kangaroo Island. On arrival at Kingscote Airport, meet 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

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, home to a variety of fauna and flora unique to Kangaroo Island. Enjoy the opportunity to walk through the park in search for kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of birdlife.

See some of the 10,000 healthy Long-nosed Fur Seals in their colony at Cape du Couedic and discover the formation of Remarkable Rocks. These large granite boulders balance dramatically on the cliff edge, which plunges 75 metres into the turbulent Southern Ocean below.  At Admirals Arch see where the powerful forces of nature have cut through the headland to create a natural geological formation.  Today your gourmet style picnic lunch will be served in a secluded bush setting.

By special permit, enter the Kelly Hill Conservation Park to see kangaroos and other native wildlife emerge from the safety of the bush land to graze on the open plains. Your tour concludes at Kingscote Airport for your return flight to Adelaide and transfer to your chosen accommodation.

Tour Options

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

Standard Accommodation 

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

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

$3808pp/Twin Share
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Superior Accommodation 

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

Kangaroo Island: 
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)​​

$4076pp/Twin Share
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All prices are per person/twin share and valid from 1st of April 2020 to 31st of March 2021, for Single prices please enquire. This tour is not recommended for children and there are no extra person prices. Itinerary is subject to change and weather conditions on the day. 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. Travel insurance is recommended.