Adelaide + Flinders Ranges walking tour itinerary

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

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Day 1:

Welcome to Adelaide!  The hotel for the first night is in the East End of Adelaide, next door to the Central Markets, from where you can explore the South Australian Art Gallery, Museum, the Botanic Gardens and Rundle Mall.  Dinner tonight is at Adelaide’s most-awarded Italian restaurants.

Day 2:

Today we make an early start, driving north. We break up the drive with a coffee stop and then enjoy a short walk in a spectacular gorge following a beautiful dry creek bed under the huge shady river gums where we'll also have a light lunch.  8km 3 hrs.  We drive two hours further north to our accommodation, an historic sheep station with all the mod-cons and facilities at the foot of Wilpena Pound.  Dinner will be at the stations celebrated restaurant.

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Day 3:

After breakfast, we take a short drive to the start of today's walk, following a section of the Heysen Trail today into Wilpena Pound with stunning views of the Elder Range as well as into the Pound.  14km, 5 hrs  You will also get an introduction to the pioneer history of the Pound while surrounded by this dramatic landscape.  We return to our accommodation for drinks and nibbles followed by dinner.

Day 4:

Today we return to the Pound for a fascinating cultural walk with a local Adnyamathanha guide who will introduce us to the indigenous and cultural history of the district.  From here, we do another short walk to a rock art site, where we'll have a light lunch.  10 kms, 3 hrs  The rest of the afternoon is free to relax in the beautiful grounds of the station and perhaps climb up the hill to watch the sunset.  We’ll have sundowners before a relaxing dinner.

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Day 5:

Today is the most challenging and rewarding walk of the tour to a dramatic bluff with extraordinary views into Wilpena Pound and across the Chace Range.  It includes some steep rocky sections.  12 kms, 4 hrs  We’ll have a light lunch on the bluff, enjoying the views.  We'll have drinks around the campfire before our last dinner at the woolshed.

Day 6:

Today we head back to Adelaide breaking the drive a coffee in an iconic country bakery before stopping for a liesurely lunch at one of the Clare Valley's best vineyards.  We will arrive back in Adelaide in the late afternoon where the evening is free.

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Day 7:

Depart anytime today after breakfast.

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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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