The image of the outback, with its equal measures of beauty and toughness, resonates with all Australians but you have to experience it to really understand why it’s so powerful. The emotions you feel after exploring the Flinders Ranges, its gorges and savannahs, and then flying over iconic Lake Eyre and Wilpena Pound, will stay with you forever. 

INCLUSIONS

● 4 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast daily

● 4 day Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges small group Eco Safari including accommodation and guided touring 

● Scenic flight over awe-inspiring Lake Eyre and Wilpena Pound

● 3 days/2 nights aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine

● 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners 

HIGHLIGHTS

● Visit Mount Remarkable National Park surrounded by 600 million year old rock formations

● Explore Quorn and the Old Ghan Railway Station 

● Discover Flinders Ranges National Park, Brachina and Bunyeroo Gorges

● Bushwalk to an Aboriginal Rock Art site 

● Lunch at the remote outback town of William Creek

● Wine tasting in Clare Valley

FARES

PER PERSON

Shoulder seasonHigh season
Gold Service Advance $6,999$7,469
Gold Service Everyday$7,529 $7,749 
Platinum Service Everyday $8,879  $9,059

 10 DAYS  9 NIGHTS  21 MEALS

*  Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change

 

To book or find out more

CALL 1800 024 518

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DAY ONE – ARRIVE ADELAIDE

After your arrival into Adelaide, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure before checking in to your accommodation.

OVERNIGHT: ibis Adelaide

DAY TWO – ADELAIDE TO FLINDERS RANGES 

You are about to be immersed in a folkloric pocket of Australia where legends were born. Your outback Eco Safari begins when you head north from Adelaide along the coast through Port Wakefield and Port Germein, and onward to the southern Flinders Ranges to Mount Remarkable National Park. It’s here you’ll explore 600 million year old mountain peaks and enjoy gorgeous views over Spencer Gulf before venturing further through picturesque Pichi Richi Pass and Quorn – once the starting point of the original Ghan Railway.

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Wilpena Pound Resort (B,L,D) 

DAY THREE – FLINDERS RANGES AND LAKE EYRE 

Today, prepare for a flight you’ll never forget. Your first breathtaking scene is the Flinders Ranges from above, as you head toward the awesome spectacle of Wilpena Pound and Brachina Gorge before tracking north to the fabled inland salt pan of Lake Eyre. Fly over Parachilna, Leigh Creek and Lake Harry. Land at the outback town of William Creek and experience lunch at this remote pub where locals gather. (B,L,D) 

DAY FOUR – BUNYEROO AND BRACHINA GORGES 

After taking in the incredible beauty of the natural amphitheatre that is Wilpena Pound, today you’ll learn more about the unique geology of the area as you explore Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges – home to some of the oldest rock formations and fossils on earth. (B,L,D) 

DAY FIVE –  FLINDERS RANGES TO ADELAIDE 

The final day of your Eco Safari begins on foot with an early morning bush walk to an ancient rock art site of great spiritual significance to the Adnyamathanha people. The journey back to Adelaide descends the magnificent Southern Flinders Ranges toward the acclaimed wine country of the Clare Valley, where you’ll enjoy a personalised tour and tasting at Sevenhills Winery.

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights ibis Adelaide (B,L) 

DAY SIX – LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to enjoy a stroll around Adelaide’s shopping district or take a tram to beautiful beachside Glenelg. (B)

DAY SEVEN – LEISURE DAY 

Australia’s food and wine capital has plenty of options to enjoy but if you’d like to experience another of the State’s famous wine growing regions, we have the perfect day trip. (B)

 

WE RECOMMEND

McLaren Vale Winery Experience $180 per person.

This small group tour to McLaren Vale along the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula includes four cellar door experiences and a delicious restaurant lunch with a glass of wine included. The region is best known for its Shiraz but expert vignerons will explain why Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes also thrive in this unique microclimate.

DAY EIGHT – BOARD THE GHAN IN ADELAIDE 

The magnificent train that transports you to extremes of the continent is a 360 degree travel experience melding fine food and wine, amazing excursions, sumptuous comfort and wonderful camaraderie. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Ghan (B,L,D) 

DAY NINE – THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS 

In Alice Springs, you can choose to tour the historic Telegraph Station and Royal Flying Doctor Service, visit the fabulous Alice Springs Desert Park and Simpsons Gap, or even take an optional camel ride or scenic flight. (B,L,D) 

DAY TEN – THE GHAN, KATHERINE AND DARWIN 

When the landscape transforms into rocky gorges and fast-flowing canyon streams, take your pick of cruising an ancient gorge or visiting a cattle station (seasonal) in Katherine, ahead of your arrival into Darwin after an unforgettable, memory-packed journey. (B, L) 


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