Come discover the stunning Flinders Ranges in outback South Australia on this stunning 5-day walk. With private flights directly from Adelaide to Rawnsley Park in the Flinders Ranges, you will avoid the long 5-hour drive each way to access this remote and stunning landscapes. Explore epic 100 kilometres wide Wilpena Pound, rising from the landscape like an enormous meteor crater. Learn about the Flinders Ranges fascinating geological story, dating back over 600 million years, as we discover ancient and dramatic landscape features spectacular rocky gorges, towering cliffs, impressive fossil remains and red weathered peaks. Enjoy the best walks of the Flinders Ranges including Wilpena Pound, part of the Heysen Trail and Brachina Gorge.
A Pack Free Walking Holiday
We have designed this walking holiday so you can enjoy the scenery without the heavy burden of carrying your clothes or a heavy pack. Walk with as little as your camera, lunch and water each day and we will take care of your bags being transported to your accommodation.
Luxury Accommodation with Wilpena Pound as a stunning backdrop
Our guests will enjoy four nights in Luxury Eco Villa’s at Rawnsley Park Station. Relax on your private verandah with breathtaking views of Wilpena Pound. These villas have been designed to complement the natural environment with many sustainable design features. We stay in 2 bedrooms villas each room has their own bathroom. Enjoy a refreshing dip after a day’s walk in the pool.
Local produce perfectly matched with local wine
Enjoy dinners at the properties charming Woolshed Restaurant. Guests will enjoy a real paddock to plate experience, with Rawnsley Park own lamb available on the menu, as well as a range of stunning modern a la carte dining. Dinners will be accompanied by local South Australian wines from the nearby Southern Flinders and Clare Valley wine growing region.
Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 10 people.
Larger groups can be organised staying in a nearby property.
We are very proud of our talented team of guides. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Their wealth of knowledge and expertise ensure your tour is relaxing, fun and informative.
Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive and once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. You won’t need to keep putting your hand in your pocket to pay for additional items not included in the tour. Your meals, wine, activities are all included, there’s even no charge for credit card fees when booking.
Photos courtesy of South Australia Tourism.
Book your flights to arrive in Port Augusta the night prior. This morning a transfer company will drive you to Rawnsley Station in the Flinders Ranges. (1 hour 40 min transfer time)
Today’s is a great introductory walk to the amazing Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park a 600 million-year-old landscape. Our walk skirts along the charming Bunyeroo Creek, a watercourse that is often dry but remarkably passes right through the rugged Heysen Range forming Bunyeroo Gorge. This magnificent serene rocky gorge is surrounded by river gums and provides great opportunities for viewing the native wildlife such as the rare Yellow-footed rock wallaby. Afterwards, enjoy our drive back to Rawnsley Park taking in some amazing lookouts along the way. With some free time to relax at our accommodation or take a dip in the pool to refresh. Tonight indulge in a sensational dinner in the Woolshed Restaurant accompanied by wonderful wines from South Australia.
Enjoy a lovely breakfast before transferring to the start of our walk. Today’s walk offers remarkable views from the southern perimeter of the crater-like formation of Wilpena Pound and forms part of the 1200km Heysen Trail. Our walk starts from Black Gap and heads to Bridle Gap which offers spectacular views of the ancient mountain ranges. From here we descend to a picturesque creek walk through forests of pretty red river gums, finishing at the Wilpena Pound Visitor’s Centre. Afterwards, we return to our accommodation where you can relax on your verandah and take in the spectacular views. Enjoy dinner and wine tonight in the Woolshed Hotel featuring modern cuisine from paddock to plate!
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before we head out on our walk. Today our walk takes us to Tanderra Saddle one of the iconic walks of the Flinders Ranges. This walk is a shorter section of the 9-hour steep St Mary Peak hike, but just as rewarding as if offers spectacular views. The hike begins climbing through forests and as the elevation increases you are rewarded with a spectacular view of the Pound, salt lakes and St Marys Peak. From the top of the saddle, you will be able to appreciate the huge size of the pound and the surrounding Heysen and ABC Ranges. Please note the indigenous Adnyamathanha people request that visitors do not climb St Marys Peak, therefore out of respect, we only travel to the Tanderra Saddle below. Afterwards, we return to our accommodation and enjoy a superb dinner in the Woolshed Restaurant with local wines. The end of another remarkable day.
After breakfast, we head out on our next walking adventure. Today’s walk takes us to Brachina Gorge with its spectacular ridges of quartzite. Walk into the Aroona Valley. See some ruins of a historic homestead and out onto a ridgeline that offers extensive views over the central Flinders Ranges. Brachina Gorge is extremely picturesque with winding river beds and an abundance of geological formations to marvel at. This gorge is home to the Yellow-footed rock wallabies in Australia which can often be seen basking on the rocky outcrops.
This walk is a challenging climb to the Wilpena Pound escarpment. but delivers spectacular views into the Pound and south to Chace Range. We start our walk following the creek bed before gradually climbing to Lone Pine Lookout and Rawnsley Bluff. With breathtaking views of inside Wilpena Pound as the distant mountain ranges, this walk is a photographer’s paradise.
This afternoon after our walk join our transfer from Rawnsley Park Station back to Port Augusta then end of a superb journey.
We run several tours from August to October and April to May every year. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at email@example.com
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a specials savings. Conditions apply see pricing page.
|Departure dates||Availability||Specials / Notes|
|17 Mar 2020||Few spots remaining||Not applicable|
|14 Nov 2020||Available||Super Earlybird Saving|
|25 Mar 2021||Available||Super Earlybird Saving|
Date of your choice is available for groups of 8 – 12 people. Subject to availability. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Super Earlybirds save $300 per person. (Past Passengers save $400 per person). Book by 31 Jan 2020
Book now and Super Earlybids save $300 per person off when you book and pay in full by 31 January 2020. Life's An Adventure Past Passenger save $400 per person. (see conditions below).
Private groups of 8 -12 people can save $50 per person off Normal Prices when they book a departure. Choose the date of your choice subject to availability. Free Group T'shirts also available enquire for details. See notes about room restrictions at our accommodation on the 'Your Nights page'.
Super Earlybird Price
$ 3695 /p
First time traveller with Life’s An Adventure
SUPER EARLYBIRD PRICES
Super Earlybird Past Passenger
$ 3595 /p
Guests who have travelled with us previously
SUPER EARLYBIRD PRICES
Email us for your Past Passenger savings code
Private Groups Price
$ 3645 /p
Group Normal Price…. $3945
$100 extra Past Passenger discount available for those in the group that have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously.
Singles wanting their own room $380
Subject to availability at time of booking.
NOTE: Due to private charter airline costs a minimum of 8 people is required to run this tour.
PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.
EARLYBIRD CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking.
We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through NIB Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.