Adelaide + Flinders Ranges walking tour

Join us in stunning South Australia as we head to the inspiring landscapes of the Flinders Ranges.

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Join us for a week in the inspiring landscapes of the Flinders Ranges walking on country of the Adnyamathanha people, follwonig the trails in and around Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park including the spectacular Wilpena Pound. 

Along the way, local indigenous guide will introduce us to the indigenous history and culture; we will learn about the pioneering history of the region; visit a rock art site and watch the colours of this amazing landscape change as the sun rises and sets each day.

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This seven-day walking tour takes you into the heart of outback Australia, with the first and last nights staying in a 4-star hotel in Adelaide’s fashionable East End with the intervening four nights in superior accommodation on an historic sheep station.  The tour includes five guided walks.  It starts with dinner at Adelaide's most awarded Italian restaurant and finishes with a delicious lunch in the vineyards of one the Clare Valley's finest wineries.

Please note, this tour follows the Hidden Italy McLaren Vale + Adelaide Hills tour.  If you join both, Hidden Italy will cover the for the extra night in a 4-star hotel in the centre of Adelaide.

Discount of 5% for private groups of 10 or more people. Choose the date of your choice subject to availability.

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The accommodation:

The accommodation:

The first and last nights' accommodation is in a 4-star, boutique hotel in the popular East End of Adelaide.  For the four nights in the Flinders Ranges, we will be staying in very comfortable, superior twin share cabin-style accommodation in an historic sheep station on the edge of Wilpena Pound.  Each cabin has an ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, TV and wifi (for better or worse!).

Food:

Food:

A hearty breakfast is included daily.  Lunch and dinner are also provided each day. The tour starts with a degustation dinner at Adelaide's most-awarded Italian restaurant.  Breakfast and dinner will be taken at our accommodation's own restaurant.  We finish the tour with a lazy lunch in the middle of the vineyards of one of the Clare Valley's finest wineries.  Wine is included with the meals. 

The walks:

The walks:

The tour includes a range of walks from moderate walks to more challenging hikes up Rawnsley bluff. The terrain in the Flinders is rocky, loose underfoot and at times requires a scramble so you’ll need to be reasonably fit, wear good quality hiking boots and have walking poles.  See the itinerary for details.  You will be accompanied on the walks by two professional guides.

Health and safety:

Health and safety:

All aspects of the tour will comply with the South Australian government recommended health, safety and cleanliness procedures. including: the maintenance of social distancing (in the accommodation; in the transport; at meal-times and during activities); regular deep cleaning of the accommodation and transport, compulsory hand sanitizer use entering and leaving the accommodation, transport and restaurants.  Each member of the group will be provided with surgical face masks, disposable gloves and a bottle of hand sanitiser.

Booking conditions:

We require a $500 per person non-refundable deposit to confirm the booking.  Should government COVID-19 travel restrictions prevent the tour from operating, the tour will be rescheduled.  In the event the new dates are not suitable, you will have the option of a credit note for the amount paid which can be used towards future tours or a full refund, minus the deposit which will be held as credit for future tours.  Click here for full T&C’s

The tour leader

The tour leader

The tour will lead by Simon Tancred.  "I first went to Italy as a backpacker in 1980 and fell in love with the country.  I returned in 1983, living and working in Milan until 1988. Afterwards I worked at the Institute of Languages, University of New South Wales (Sydney) taking guided tours to Italy annually. I spent two years with my family in Prato (Florence) in 2003 and 2004, working at the Monash University (Melbourne) Centre. Since then I have dedicated myself full-time to Hidden Italy. I love photography and writing and have had articles and photographs on Italy published in most major Australian newspapers and travel magazines. I speak fluent Italian, alas with a pronounced Australian accent.  "Great Walks" magazine recently said I had the best job in the world.. there are other much more worthy jobs around but I am lucky my passion has become my profession - click here to read their interview."

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A seven-day gourmet walking tour in Flindders Ranges

  • Tour Lead

    Simon Tancred

  • Tour Dates

    4 June to 10 June, 2022

  • Tour Size
    10 people
  • Tour Cost

    $3,660

    per person
  • Single supplement: $600
  • 6 nights accommodation in 4-star accommodation
  • All breakfasts, six lunches and five dinners
  • Private luxury bus transport throughout (Mercedes Sprinter or similar)
  • Two professional guides
  • Aborignal rock art tour
  • All paid admissions/fees during the tour

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Testimonials

It was nice to meet you. The Flinders Ranges walk was excellent, the highlight being Rawsons Bluff. The only suggestion for improvement would be to add another day or two! Hopefully our paths will cross again in the future.

– Ric Cother, 2021

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