The Ancient Flinders Ranges (4 days)
The Flinders Ranges of South Australia are unlike any other you will see. Characterised by towering ancient cliffs, deep craters and magnificent red river gums, it is like you have entered another world, lost in time.
Scenery, animals, stars, fossils and friendly locals – a few of the reasons why we believe it is one of Australia’s best kept secrets.
Jun 12 - Jun 15, 2020
Our pilot made every effort to ensure that we had the best views possible and also provided us with loads of information as well as many entertaining stories. And the food and accommodation were a delight, a true "foodies" experience.
- Extraordinary Wilpena Pound scenic flight
- Station life on Rawnsley Park Station
- Deep space stargazing at Arkaroola
- 360° views of the Flinders Ranges on a 4WD Ridgetop Tour
- Impressive geology in Brachina Gorge
- Fabulous feral food at The Prairie Hotel
- Ancient Ediacaran fossil site tour
Itinerary: The Ancient Flinders Ranges (4 days)
Day 1: Melbourne to Rawnsley Park Station (L,D)
Depart Moorabbin Airport at 8.00am for the magnificent Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Prior to landing, your pilot will dip down for a scenic flight over the awe-inspiring Wilpena Pound.
Learn about life on a commercial sheep station on an afternoon station tour. Rawnsley Park runs approximately 2,000 Dohne sheep. Visit the shearing shed to see how the wool is sorted and baled, before visiting the water points. These days Rawnsley Park uses solar-powered bore pumps to water stock.
Watch a brilliant Flinders Ranges sunset overlooking the ramparts of Wilpena Pound and the stunning Chace Range, glass of sparkling and gourmet canapé in hand.
Overnight: Rawnsley Park Station, Prelinna Holiday Unit