On our Flinders Ranges Tours we discover rugged mountains, razorback ridges, stunning gorges, wildlife, rich cultural heritage and quaint Outback Towns in South Australia.
Wilpena Pound is one of South Australia’s most fascinating natural attractions in the Flinders. We walk into Wilpena and enjoy the views from Wangara Lookout.
For a bird’s eye view take an optional 20 or 30 minutes scenic flight over Wilpena Pound, St Mary Peak, Elder Range, Edeowie Gorge, Heysen Range and Lake Torrens.
Explore the Brachina Gorge Geological Trail and Bunyeroo Gorge. In addition we experience the historic Copper Mine in Blinman and enjoy a cultural tour of Dingley Dell.
A fabulous tour with the best of the Flinders Ranges and a great journey of getting there and back again.
Flinders Ranges Tours from Adelaide to Wilpena Pound
Depart Adelaide at 7am and let us take you on a tour filled with a bucket load of highlights which have shaped the Flinders Ranges to such an excellent holiday destination. We stop for morning tea in Lochiel at Lake Bumbunga. The lake is known to change colour from pink, to white, to blue, depending on the salinity of the water throughout the year. We continue our journey to the historic railway town of Quorn. Explore the railway precinct and historic buildings before lunch at the Transcontinental Hotel, the oldest hotel in Quorn, established in 1878. Our next stop takes us to the historic property and ruins of Kanyaka, an old cattle and sheep station established prior to the construction of the transcontinental railway line. Not far to travel we arrive in Hawker and visit the Wilpena Panorama Gallery. View Wilpena portrayed at grand scale by local artist Jeff Morgan. In addition, the gallery is home to a large collection of exceptional fossils, rocks, and minerals.
The Flinders Ranges offer an array of scenic drives and walks. This afternoon we wind our way along the Moralana Scenic Drive with new breathtaking scenery to see as we turn each corner. Surrounded by spectacular landscape with Wilpena Pound on one side and Elder Range on the other, the track takes us across dry creek beds lined with majestic Red River Gums and through Arkaba Station and Merna Mora Station country. The area is rich in colours, flora, and fauna. We arrive at Wilpena Pound Resort late afternoon. Time permitting meet at the flagpole in front of resort reception as the Adnyamathanha people welcome you to the area in Yura Ngawarla, their language. Enjoy Aboriginal songs, traditional stories, and local information as you are welcomed to Wilpena Pound Resort and the Flinders Ranges by a Yura staff member. Watch the sun set over the ranges before or after dinner tonight. Day 1 Hotel Lunch and 2 Course Dinner, Wilpena Pound Resort Overnight
Touring in the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park
Today we will spend a full day discovering the rugged ranges and taking in the living culture of the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park. Get up early and take an optional scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and views of Elder Range, Lake Torrens, Edeowie Gorge, St. Mary Peak, Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorge. We then walk to the Hills Homestead located in Wilpena Pound and marvel at the views from Wangara Lookout. Plenty of photographic opportunities as we walk through the Pound Gap past Sliding Rock and indigenous artwork. We leave Wilpena and travel further north. Stops on route include the most photographed tree in the Flinders Ranges, the Cazneaux Tree and the Great Wall of China, a rocky ridge line and geological feature between Wilpena and Blinman.
Blinman is the highest town in South Australia sitting at 614m above sea level and the town is home to an old Copper Mine. After lunch at the historic Blinman Hotel, first opened in 1869, we join an underground experience into the heart of the local copper mine. The tour is 75 minutes and is a fantastic way to learn about the miners and their families. We continue our fabulous Flinders Ranges tour and meet up with our local indigenous guide at Dingley Dell. Listen to history, culture and ancestor’s dreamtime stories and view archaic rock carvings. Finish your cultural experience with a visit to Wadna, an authentic Aboriginal art and craft gallery.
On return to Wilpena Pound we stop at Stokes Hill Lookout a perfect place for late afternoon drinks and nibbles. Depending on the time of the year, we stay for sunset. Enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the Flinders Ranges including Wilpena Pound, Elder and Heysen Range. Interpretive signs and a 3D display of Wilpena Pound add to the experience at Stokes Hill. Time permitting, we drive to Old Wilpena Station which was established in 1851 and had a working life of 135 years. You will find plenty of photo opportunities here and we are only minutes away from Wilpena Pound Resort. Day 2 Breakfast, Hotel Lunch and 2 Course Dinner, Wilpena Pound Resort Overnight
Brachina Gorge and Bunyeroo Valley, one of the best scenic drives in the Flinders Ranges
Watch the sunrise and witness the ranges coming to life at your own leisure this morning or just get up in time for our departure at 8.30am. We take the scenic drive through Bunyeroo Valley with its impressive views to Wilpena Pound’s Razorback Ridge and the opportunity to see euros, wedge tailed eagles, black-breasted buzzards, other birds of prey and with a bit of luck a yellow-footed rock-wallaby. Travel back in time on the Brachina Gorge Geological Drive passing through millions of years of earth and history. The colours, rock shapes and stunning scenery are truly spectacular.
Having experienced some of the best places in the Flinders Ranges we are back on the sealed road and heading for Melrose. Enjoy a late lunch at the North Star Hotel, the oldest licensed hotel in the Flinders Ranges. We are now on the return drive to Adelaide with a stop at the fantastic Wirrabara Silo Art and another comfort stop if required. Arrive back by 5.30pm. Day 3 Breakfast and Lunch included
Flinders Ranges Tours Highlights & Inclusions
- Pickup/Drop Off from Adelaide City Hotel or Airport on request
- All Meals from Morning Tea Day 1- Lunch Day 3
- Drinking Water, Snacks and Fruit
- 2x Nights Wilpena Pound Resort Dbl/Twin Share
- Iconic Hotel Lunches
- Panorama Gallery Hawker
- Hills Homestead Walk and Wangara Lookout
- Moralana Scenic Drive
- Indigenous Cultural Tour in the Flinders Ranges
- Time for Optional Wilpena Pound Scenic Flight
- Great Wall of China
- Stokes Hill Lookout
- Brachina Geological Trail
- Bunyeroo Gorge
- Underground Copper Mine Tour
- Wirrabara Silo Art
- Fully Guided Activities
- All National Park Fees
3 Day Flinders Ranges Tours
Departures from Adelaide March to November any day of the week (contact us for availability)
Departs with a Min 2x people / Small Groups of Max 6x
Private tours in larger vehicles for groups available.
$2145 per person
13th March 2022
11th June 2022
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