Discover two of South Australia’s most beautiful wilderness areas on this five day tour from Adelaide. Two days exploring the magical Flinders Ranges, the more secrets you reveal, providing a glimpse into the history of time. Experience rich indigenous culture, breathtaking gorges, abundant wildlife, the incredible natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound, which you can also take a scenic flight over. Onto the Eyre Peninsula, a region known as ‘Australia’s Seafood Frontier’. Foodies will be right in their element tasting an array of seafood straight from the ocean as well as boutique beers and wines. The scenery is diverse and spectacular and the aquatic wildlife next level. Have the once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with wild sea lions or come face to face with a great white shark. Your expert guide will take you off the beaten track to discover these regions' hidden gems.
- Explore the 540-million-year-old Flinders Ranges and its pristine gorges
- Engage in Indigenous culture at the Port Augusta Wadlata Cultural Centre
- Get a little adventurous during some four-wheel drive experiences
- Tantalise your taste buds at ‘Australia’s Seafood Frontier’ – the Eyre Peninsula
- Feast on the world’s most delectable oysters on the Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour
- Relax on an Electric Boat Cruise around Port Lincoln Marina
- Be wowed by the rugged beauty of Whalers Way & Lincoln National Park
- Swim with Australian sea lions on a half day cruise to Seal Cove
- Come face to face with the majestic Great White Shark
Day 1 - Adelaide to Flinders Ranges. Head out of the city through the picturesque Clare Valley wine region. Soon you’ll be struck by the spectacular beauty of the landscape as we head into the Southern Flinders Ranges for an amazing bushwalk through Alligator Gorge. After lunch, its onto Warren Gorge for a walk and if you are lucky, to spot the endangered ‘yellow footed rock wallaby’. Then it’s onto Rawnsley Park Station to check into your unique Eco-Villa. These villas offer the ultimate Flinders Ranges accommodation experience with their retractable ceiling offering night-sky viewing from the comfort of your bed. Enjoy an evening meal with wonderful views at the Woolshed Restaurant. Today we travel approximately 440km.
Day 2 - Flinders Ranges to Port Lincoln. After your night of stargazing the stunning southern skies, it will be up for breakfast followed by an inspiring guided walk in the awe inspiring Wilpena Pound. Take a four-wheel drive tour to explore more than 600 million years of geological history in the “Corridor Through Time”. Marvel at the rugged beauty of Brachina and Bunyeroo Gorges. For another perspective of this national landscape you can take to the skies on a 45-minute scenic flight. This optional extra is $275pp and one we highly recommend. It’s time to farewell the Flinders Ranges and journey towards the ‘Seafood Capital of Australia’ – Port Lincoln. On the way stop off at the Port Augusta Wadlata Cultural Centre. Here learn about Indigenous culture and the history of this 600-million-year-old region. After checking in at the Port Lincoln Hotel where you will spend the next three nights, you’ll enjoy your first “taste” of the Eyre Peninsula during our evening meal at an acclaimed restaurant. Today we travel about 480km.
Day 3 - Port Lincoln. After breakfast it’s time to do some exploring around Port Lincoln. This will include a visit to Winters Hill and to fully understand what you will discover in the region over the coming days. You will enjoy a tantalising lunch of local seafood harvest at the Marina Hotel Restaurant. With a full tummy, board the ‘Tesla’, a unique electric canal cruiser. Enjoy a tranquil cruise around Port Lincoln’s Marina and learn about Australia’s largest commercial fishing fleet. Explore some stunning coastline at Sleaford Bay and Whalers Way, before visiting Mikkira Station, home of a wild koala population where you can get some great photos. After a full day of exploring it’s time to relax and enjoy dinner at another fabulous restaurant.
Day 4 - Port Lincoln & Surrounds (or Optional Sea Lions). This morning you have the choice between two quite different itineraries. Wildlife lovers are going to jump at the chance to twist, twirl and splash around with playful Australian sea lions at Seal Cove. This half-day cruise is an optional extra experience at $215pp. If you prefer to stay on dry land this morning, you’ll start the day exploring the breathtakingly beautiful Lincoln National Park. After an invigorating climb up Stamford Hill, take your shoes off to walk along a footprint free white sandy beach. Then it’s back to Port Lincoln for lunch at the Fresh Fish Place, for the best fresh fish and chips you might ever taste! No matter which option you choose in the morning, the afternoon looks like this. Visit Boston Bay Wines for tastings, followed by a visit to Glen Forest Tourist Park for some up close and personal wildlife encounters. Pop into the unique Koppio Smithy Museum for a touch of history that is sure to impress. After another full day it’s time to settle in for a great evening meal and local wine. Please note the Sea Lions tour does not operate in winter from June to August.
Day 5 - Coffin Bay (or Great White Shark Experience). Today is a foodies dream day. Explore the pristine Coffin Bay National Park famed for its white sandy beaches and abundant emus and kangaroos. Then it’s time for a tour highlight enjoying the unique harvest experience on the Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour. The only one of its kind in Australia, you’ll pull on some waders and sit down at a semi-submerged ‘Salt Water Pavilion’ located at their working commercial Oyster Lease. Feast on the world’s most sought after oysters, plucked straight out of the ocean. Lunch will follow with a mouthwatering seafood platter at the 1802 Oyster Bar & Restaurant. Heading back towards Port Lincoln, visit the Boston Bean Coffee Company for a caffeine hit. Take a stroll along the foreshore before a visit to the Eyre Peninsula’s very own boutique brewery, Beer Garden Brewing. Get ready for your final taste sensation enjoying some locally brewed beers and wood fired pizza. As we come to the end of your journey your guide will drop you back to the airport for your 7.40pm flight to Adelaide. Your airport transfer back to your Adelaide accommodation will be organised which will have you arriving back to your hotel at approximately 9pm.
Alternative Day 5 Itinerary - Great White Experiences (Optional Extra). Alternatively, those who love aquatic wildlife, and/or are seeking an adrenaline rush, can choose the full day optional experience of coming face-to-face with the majestic, Great White Shark. There are two operators offering different types of experiences: From staying dry in a revolutionary glass viewing aqua sub, to the more extreme option of entering the cage. Prices range from $350 to $564 depending on your choice. Please see ‘Optional Extras’ for more information.
- Flight – Port Lincoln to Adelaide
- Accommodation - 1 Night Rawnsley Park Eco Villa’s Flinders Ranges and 3 nights at the Port Lincoln Hotel
- All entry fees, national park fees and activities unless stated as an optional extra experience
- All meals
- Airport transfers
- Transport – executive 4WD
- Local guide and expert knowledge
- Any items of a personal nature.
- Any meals or drinks not specified in inclusions.
- Anything not included in the list of inclusions (above).
- Domestic flights, unless specified in inclusions.
- Travel insurance.
Note, we can arrange all travel to and from tour locations, quote for group bookings, and tailor any packages as required.
- Prices may vary due subject to availability and accommodation type, number of travellers and activities.
The initial deposit is refundable for 5 days - a cooling off period long enough for us to send you precise final terms. Note, many of these are still being negotiated but this first payment will be held in trust, giving us time to determine the conditions for final payment without putting this payment at any risk.
Reservations are confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of $A500 per person or per booking, or the amount specified on your booking. On receipt of your reservation form and deposit, we will, subject to availability, reserve your place on your selected travel module. Additional deposits may be required and will be advised at time of booking. Final payment of land costs are due at least* 60 days prior to arrival and all reservations will be cancelled if full payment is not received by the due date, with loss of deposit. On receipt of your payment, we will send tour information and vouchers. Please ensure that you receive the information before you travel. Bookings made at least* less than 60 days prior to departure must be paid in full. Due to time constraints, tour information and vouchers may be collected on the first day of departure with Wildiaries from its tour guide. These arrangements will be confirmed to you in writing prior to travel. Every reservation amendment will incur an AUD$50.00 charge, subject to availability. Note that if travel documents have been issued, the fee will be AUD$100. *Special conditions may apply to some trips. You will be notified if this is the case.
All cancellations must be made in writing to Wildiaries, and all tours are subject to the following cancellation charges based on the number of days before tour departure: Over 60 days: No refund of tour deposit Between 0 and 60 days: No refund of tour cost There is no refund for any unused portions of the tour once the tour has commenced. [Please note that if the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges will normally be refunded to you by the insurance company, subject to the terms of your insurance]. Any cancellation fees imposed by hotels, ground operators or other principals or suppliers of goods and services will be charged to you in addition to the cancellation amounts stated above.
Baggage restrictions may apply to charter air travel and small group tours and must be strictly adhered to. We recommend that you ensure you adhere to any weight restrictions indicated.
4. WILD ANIMALS
Please be aware that travel may take you into areas of extreme weather conditions [eg. heat] or bring you in close contact with wild animals. Cases of dehydration and attacks by wild animals are rare, but no tour can guarantee that this will not occur. Neither Wildiaries, its contractors, agents or staff can be held responsible for any injury or incident on your tour. Neither does Wildiaries guarantee sightings of any wild animals, even if these are listed as animals possible to see on a tour.
5. PASSPORT, VISAS & DEPARTURE TAX
The onus is upon you to ensure that passports and visas are valid. Wildiaries, their contractors, agents or staff cannot be held liable for any visas etc. not held by you. The onus is on you to ensure departure tax is included when the airline ticket is purchased prior to arrival in any country.
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7. CHANGES TO SCHEDULES
Although every effort is made to adhere to schedules it should be borne in mind that Wildiaries reserves the right to alter any tour arrangements due to local conditions while providing similar tour inclusions.
Whilst Wildiaries uses its best endeavours to ensure that all anticipated accommodation is available as planned, there shall be no claim of any nature whatsoever against Wildiaries for a refund either in the whole or part, if any accommodation or excursion is unavailable or the passenger was unable to use that service. [Please note that if the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy it is your responsibility to refer the matter to your insurance company to seek a refund].
You must take out comprehensive insurance cover before travel for cancellation, medical expenses, personal baggage and money. This should be arranged at the time of payment of any non-refundable costs to cover you for cancellation at that time.
10. PRICING & INSURANCE
We will do the utmost to keep to the prices published. Should increases be forced on us by tour operators, etc. Wildiaries reserves the right to surcharge without notice. All tour costs are based on all known costs at the time of publication.
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(c) Clients with special dietary problems are advised to warn us in advance of departure.
(d) For flight information on how to get to the starting point of your tour, contact your travel agent. Please ensure that you re-confirm all your flights prior to air travel.
11. MEDICAL & HEALTH
(a)Hospital facilities in remote locations are often unavailable and evacuation can be difficult and expensive. Wildiaries assumes no liability regarding provision of medical care. A Medical Certificate must therefore be filled out and returned to Wildiaries. If you are aged 65 or older, the Medical Certificate must be signed by your physician. Once you have been confirmed on a trip, normal cancellation penalties apply if your doctor does not approve the Medical Certificate.
(b). It is vital that persons with medical problems make them known to us well before departure. The tour leader has the right to disqualify anyone at any time during a tour if he or she feels the tour member is incapable and/or if a tour member’s continued participation will jeopardise the individual involved or the group. Refunds are not given under such circumstances. The tour leader’s decision is final and neither Wildiaries nor the tour leader shall be subject to any claims or liability in respect of such disqualification.
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(a) Share Basis for Single Travellers
Accommodations (both hotels and tented) are usually based on double occupancy. If you are travelling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will assign you a room-mate if possible. If there is no one with whom you can share, or if you prefer single accommodations, you are requested to pay a Single Supplement Fee.
(b) Tour Information
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