Great Ranges of South Australia (4 days)
The Gawler and Flinders Ranges of South Australia are two very unique and ancient geological regions. The Gawler Ranges are an age-old volcanic landscape with spectacular gorges and rocky outcrops, while the Flinders Ranges were created by seismic activity. They are quite unlike anything else you may have seen, yet at the same time quintessentially Australian.
Glamping in the Gawler Ranges, you’ll see more stars than you believed possible, hear only the local wildlife, and wonder at billion-year-old volcanic rocks.
The Flinders Ranges offers more spectacular scenery, incredible Ediacaran fossils, and quirky feral food at the Prairie Hotel.
Join Kirkhope Aviation for a remarkable four day exploration of these truly pristine areas with expert local guides and see why we think they’re so special!
Sep 18 - Sep 21, 2020
This was a wonderful experience! To see Australia from the air is incredible - the colours and patterns of the landscape seen from above is truly breathtaking. Jake our pilot did a fantastic job of flying us around and providing commentary on points of interest. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
Itinerary: Great Ranges of South Australia (4 days)
Day 1: Melbourne to Wudinna, Gawler Ranges (L,D)
Depart Moorabbin Airport at 8.00am for Wudinna in South Australia, the gateway to the Gawler Ranges. You’ll be met by Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris, the local experts who will make your experience an extra special one, with their passion and knowledge of the region.
First head to Kangaluna Camp, the ideal location away from the crowds to enjoy the ambiance of the outback. Accommodation is in a private glamping tent, complete with ensuite.
A leisurely afternoon allows plenty of time to walk in the Corrobinnie Valley over the fascinating coloured rocks. Drive a sandy track through the bush to Yandinga Valley and the magnificent, cigar-shaped natural amphitheatre which is the Organ Pipes, a rock formation created by volcanic eruptions 1600 million years ago. The park is home to a huge range of wildlife - kangaroos, emus, wombats, possums and hopping mice, along with about 140 species of birds.
Return to Kangaluna for sundowners while watching the salt lake sunset over Sturt’s Lake. Dinner is served in the camp dining room with local kangaroos and emus a noticeable distraction as you dine. Your hosts Geoff and Rene will make sure you are well fed and provide you with many insights to the rich, local flora and fauna.
Overnight: Kangaluna Camp, luxury safari tents
Kirkhope Aviation’s Taste of the Outback tour was everything they promised and more. The plane was extremely comfortable and Tony ensured our views from the air were amazing. Thank you for an absolutely fabulous trip. Highly recommended if you want to experience iconic areas of our outback.
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