5 Day Flinders Ranges Walking Tour - Visit the heart of Outback South Australia! Includes Meals, Guides & More 30% OFF

Flinders Ranges, SA , Australia
Flinders Ranges, SA , Australia
Flinders Ranges, SA , Australia
Flinders Ranges, SA , Australia
Flinders Ranges, SA , Australia
Flinders Ranges, SA , Australia
Flinders Ranges, SA , Australia
Flinders Ranges, SA , Australia
Flinders Ranges, SA , Australia
Flinders Ranges, SA , Australia

A vast 540-million-year-old landscape home to soaring mountains and native wildlife, the Flinders Ranges is one of South Australia’s most dazzling treasures. The views, the sounds, the feelings of still isolation… every inch of this Outback wonderland has the power to inspire and change you. Experience its rugged beauty for yourself on this guided, multi-day walking tour.

The Offer
Journey to the heart of Outback South Australia with a five-day guided trek through the scenic Flinders Ranges. Walk along the famous Heysen Trail to Wilpena Pound, explore pastoral ruins on the Yuluna Circuit, witness the impressive Trezona formation, and so much more. Keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife, from emus and wallaroos to soaring wedge-tailed eagles, which call this part of Australia home. This fantastic package includes four nights in a two-bedroom cabin at the renowned Rawnsley Park Station, air-conditioned transport to/from Adelaide, and daily meals prepared by your experienced trekking guides. With all this included and more, this adventure is all the reason you need to finally experience the magic of the Outback.

The Itinerary

Day 1: Adelaide - Mambray Creek (L,D)
This morning you will depart Adelaide at 7.30am, arrive at Point Wakefield by mid-morning and stop at a local coffee shop for morning tea. Head further north and stop at Mambray Creek Reserve in Mount Remarkable National Park for the first walk of the tour. It is only a short 3km walk up Davey’s Gully but the views across Spencers Gulf and Whyalla are spectacular. Keep a look out for local wildlife including emu, wallaroos and kookaburras. After the walk, continue on to your accommodation at Rawnsley Park Station. Here you will unpack and relax with nibbles by the campfire, followed by a two-course dinner prepared by your guides.

Approximate Distance: 3 km
Approximate Trekking Duration: 1 hr
Walking grade: Easy

Overnight: Rawnsley Park Station

Day 2: Heysen Trail - Wilpena Pound (B,L,D)
After breakfast and lunch making you will head out on the Morolana Scenic Drive, where you will enjoy the sights of majestic River Red Gums and spectacular scenery. Begin your walk on the famous Heysen Trail for a section that brings you into the Wilpena Pound. This is one of the very special walks of the trail, starting with a pretty creek walk through Black Gap, before climbing the Pound Range to Bridle Gap, where a look back provides spectacular views of Elder Range. You will walk to the floor of the Wilpena Pound and stop off at Hills Homestead to gain a better understanding of how challenging life was for the 19th century pioneering farmers. Entering the Flinders Ranges National Park, it is a pleasant stroll across Wilpena Pound to complete the day. There is an opportunity this afternoon for any guests who would like to take part in a scenic flight (not included) which can be booked onsite and departs from Rawnsley Park Station. Nibbles around the campfire followed by a deliciou s two-course dinner prepared by your guides.

Approximate Distance: 12 km
Approximate Trekking Duration: 6 hrs
Walking grade: Moderate to Hard

Overnight: Rawnsley Park Station

Day 3: Yuluna Circuit, Aroona - Trezona Loop Walk - Brachina Gorge (B,L,D)
After breakfast and lunch making you depart for your day’s walking. Today you will do some shorter walks that offer great variety and spectacular views of the Flinders Ranges. You start with an 8km walk of the Yuluna Circuit at Aroona where you discover old pastoral ruins and pass through contrasting rock formations and vegetation. The ruins of the old Aroona Homestead, built in the 1850s, serves as a reminder of the difficult early years of European settlement. The risk of failure through adverse seasons and native hostility to their intrusion was an ever-present factor in the pastoralists survival. This walk affords lovely views of the Heysen and Trezona Ranges. Your second walk is the 3km Trezona Loop Walk where you can see some of the earliest life forms on earth in the Trezona formation. You finish up today’s activities by exploring Brachina Gorge which is one of the park’s most popular and spectacular attractions. Brachina Gorge meanders its way through sharp sawtooth ridges of resistant quartzite. This spectacular gorge was once used as a pass through which bullock teams pulled their loads. The ‘Corridors through Time’ Geological Trail has been established through this Gorge which interprets the geological history of the area. Two-course dinner prepared by your guides at Rawnsley Park Station.

Approximate Distance: 12 km
Approximate Trekking Duration: 5 hrs
Walking grade: Moderate to Hard

Overnight: Rawnsley Park Station

Day 4: Blinman Pools - Parachilna Gorge (B,L)
After breakfast and lunch making you head off. Today’s walk is a 12km return journey to the beautiful Blinman Pools. The last pool makes for a great place to stop and relax under the magnificent river red gums for a swim if you’re game! The Blinman Pools, with their pretty waterfalls, have been popular picnic spots since the 1800s. Wildlife abounds as you wind your way through the rocky creek bed to the pools. There are cascading waterfalls, majestic river red gums and wedge-tailed eagles. In some places on the trail, sheer cliffs rise almost straight up from the creek bed, providing a spectacular backdrop. The two spring-fed creeks keep the first pool filled with water all year round. The second pool is low in summer, but after big rains it can fill up to 3 metres. At these times, the cool green waters stretch about 20-30 metres across. You finish your walk mid afternoon and then take a short drive through Parachilna Gorge, past the trailhead of the Heysen Trail. You hav e the option to spend some time in the outback town of Blinman before heading back to Rawnsley Park Station. Tonight’s dinner will be at the onsite restaurant (not included).

Approximate Distance: 12 km
Approximate Trekking Duration: 6.5 hrs
Walking grade: Moderate to Hard

Overnight: Rawnsley Park Station

Day 5: Alligator Gorge - Adelaide (B)
After breakfast you head off on what is your last day of tour. Today your walk encompasses a gem of the Flinders Ranges – Alligator Gorge back in the Mount Remarkable National Park. This walk has some of the most visually stunning scenery you’ll come across in the region. Immerse yourself in the dramatic beauty of high ochre ridges, deep gorges and watercourses lined with river red gums. Alligator Gorge is one of the premier natural attractions in the Southern Flinders Ranges. This spectacular gorge, cut through ancient quartzite by the Alligator Creek. You head off and stop for lunch in Melrose (not included) before heading south to arrive in Adelaide (via airport) at approximately 5.30pm.

Please note: If flying out of Adelaide – please do not book flights before 7.00pm.

Approximate Distance: 2 km
Approximate Trekking Duration: 1.5 hrs
Walking grade: Easy

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* PLEASE NOTE: all vouchers/booking dates must be confirmed by 20th January 2017.

    ACCOMMODATION
  • Four nights accommodation at Rawnsley Park Station
  • DINING
  • Four breakfasts
  • Four lunches prepared and provided by the guides
  • Three two-course dinners prepared by the guides
  • Pre-dinner nibbles on nights one, two and three
  • Fresh fruit, trail mix, tea, coffee and snacks
  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the Flinders Ranges area on a five-day walking tour
  • Witness the stunning views from Davey’s Gully
  • Walk the famous Heysen Trail to Wilpena Pound
  • Visit the historic Hills Homestead
  • Discover the pastoral ruins on the Yuluna Circuit walk
  • Witness the Trezona formation
  • Explore the spectacular Brachina Gorge
  • Walk to the beautiful Blinman Pools
  • See Parachilna Gorge
  • Experience the dramatic beauty of Alligator Gorge
  • Spot wildlife including emus, wallaroos, kookaburras, wedge-tailed eagles
  • See contrasting rock formations and majestic river red gums
  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Small group touring
  • Professional guides
  • TRANSPORT
  • A/C coach transportation

Park Trek Walking Holidays

Watsonia VIC 3087
Australia
+61 2 6620 9900
members@tripadeal.com.au
www.parktrek.com.au
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    BOOKING INFORMATION
  • On purchasing this offer you will receive confirmation within 14 days from Park Trek Walking Tours confirming the allocated tour dates you have selected.
  • Bookings must be confirmed by the 20th January 2017. Please note: TripADeal recommends confirming your booking as soon as possible to secure preferred dates, all bookings are subject to availability
  • On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by TripADeal’s standard Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Fine Print
  • Booking Guarantee: Can’t get your dates? Email your booking request within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the package, then TripADeal will give you a FULL refund. For a refund, evidence of an attempted booking with 3 preferred dates must be provided to our Customer Service Team via email no more than 3 days after the 14 day period (17 days total). The team at TripADeal will aim to secure your preferred dates (please email your proof of attempt of booking request) and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable.)
  • Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to the Hotel unless stated otherwise
  • OFFER ESSENTIALS
  • Voucher valid until 29th April 2017
  • Voucher valid for one person based on twin share
  • Single Supplement
    For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $300 is payable direct to the merchant at time of booking confirmation
  • Departure Dates (2017)
    March: 14, 20
    April: 1, 7, 29
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Room Type Offered
    - Rawnsley Park Station: 2 Bedroom Cabin
    - The property is situated just outside of Wilpena Pound and is the perfect base for exploring the area. Here you will stay in two-bedroom cabins for the four nights of the tour. These cabins have two rooms with the one shared bathroom between the two rooms and a shared living area.
  • Extra Nights
    Not allowed. Pre-booked tour with transportation on selected dates only
  • Combining Multiple Vouchers
    Not allowed
  • Maximum Room Capacity
    2 people
  • Child Policy
    - Strictly valid for adults 18 years old and over
  • Triple Share
    Not available
  • Bedding Configuration
    1 x queen bed and 2 x single beds
  • Adjoining Rooms
    Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option
  • GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION
  • Minimum group size 6, maximum group size 10 per coach
  • Optional Tours / Activities
    Day 2: - Scenic Flight (minimum 2)
    - 30-minute Scenic Flight $195 per person
    - 45-minute Scenic Flight $275 per person
    - 60-minute Scenic Flight $375 per person
    Please Note:
    - prices are based on per person, are subject to availability and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified
    - Some tours require minimum numbers to operate
  • OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Fitness
    A reasonable level of fitness required. If you have any health issues, please consult your doctor before purchasing.
  • Tour Meeting Point
    Guests must meet the tour group at 7.00am
    Address: The Chifley Hotel – 226 South Terrace, Adelaide
  • Alcohol Policy
    Park Trek offers non-alcoholic beverages while on tour, but does not include alcoholic beverages, they do however welcome guests to bring wine/beer along with them. If you are bringing bottled wine please pack this well in your main bag to avoid breakages. We suggest you purchase any alcohol that you want to consume in Adelaide before you head off.
  • WHAT TO BRING
  • Main Bag
    Your main bag stays at your accommodation, you only carry your light day pack while walking. It would be most helpful if you could bring along a soft bag rather than hard suitcase to help guides pack the trailer.
  • Day Pack
    As a walker you will need to have your own day pack and water bladder and suitable hiking shoes/boots. Here is a suggested list of what walkers will need to be wearing and to have in their day pack:
    - Rain jacket
    - Fleece jacket
    - Wide-brimmed hat for sunny days
    - Beanie or woollen hat for cold days
    - Water bottle or drinking bladder, min 2 litres
    - High factor sunscreen
    - Blister pads and / or tape for rubbing and/or blisters
    - Antiseptic hand gel
    - Sunglasses
    - Walking poles (optional)
    - Camera
    - Swimmers/bathers and towel (optional)
  • EXCLUSIONS
  • - Domestic transfers / flights
    - Meals/beverages not stated in 'What You Get'
    - Optional gratuities/tipping
    - Optional activities/tours
    - Personal expenses
    - Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
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