Be met on arrival in Adelaide and transfer to your hotel, a boutique five-star property. This evening, a relaxed dinner provides the perfect opportunity for you to meet your fellow travellers.
Stay: Adelaide, Mayfair HotelDaily :
Leave Adelaide today and journey through the wine-growing district of the Clare Valley where you will stop for lunch. Continue to Wilpena Pound National Park. Set among river red gums and native pines, Wilpena Pound Resort is the perfect base for exploring Wilpena Pound National Park. The afternoon is yours to explore at leisure. Perhaps embark on a guided walk to the spectacular Pound, a natural amphitheatre of mountains in the heart of the national park. Alternatively choose a scenic flight over the region to gain a true appreciation of this natural wonder (additional expense).
Stay: Wilpena Pound ResortDaily :
Explore Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park and follow in the footsteps of Douglas Mawson as you spend the morning in the geological site of Brachina Gorge, an important refuge for the endangered yellow-footed rock wallaby. After lunch, travel on to your accommodation nestled in the heart of the Gammon Ranges National Park. Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is a massive 610-square kilometre property designed to preserve a unique eco-system and its wildlife for future generations. It features granite peaks, gorges and waterholes, and is home to a wide range of species of birds, reptiles and mammals including the shy and endangered Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby.
Stay: Arkaroola Wilderness SanctuaryDaily :
Journey across the spectacular and rugged country of the Gammon Ranges National Park by 4WD. Be afforded breathtaking views across this ancient landscape, with its gorges, plains and lakes enhanced with native bush. Continue to Leigh Creek and check in to your accommodation.
Stay: Leigh Creek Outback ResortDaily :
This morning, board your included scenic flight over the Tirari Desert and Birdsville Track, heading for a brief stop at Etadunna Station. Fly over Goyder Lagoon and follow the Diamantina River to Birdsville. Here, take in the thriving community of this outback town on a tour followed by lunch. Take to the sky once more and absorb the vistas across sand dunes, including Big Red, the Simpson Desert and Warburton River, before reaching Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre. Rare outback rains have dramatically transformed the normally dry lake bed, and your bird’s-eye view gives you the most spectacular perspective of this unforgettable event. Following the changing countryside, fly over the Marree Man, the largest geoglyph and work of art in the world, the origin of which remains a mystery.
Stay: The Marree HotelDaily :
After leaving Maree, call in at the ghost town of Farina and continue on to the stunning Aroona Dam and admire its spectacular ochre-coloured pits. Stop for lunch at Parachilna’s famous Prairie Hotel, a family-owned pub that was first licensed in 1876. Traverse the Pichi Richi Pass, a heritage steam railway line. Travel to Port Augusta, situated at the head of Spencer Gulf. This iconic town sits at the crossroads of Australia, where the Sydney-Perth and Adelaide-Alice Springs railway lines intersect. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel.
Stay: Port Augusta, Standpipe MotelDaily :
After breakfast, visit the award-winning Wadlata Outback Centre, where a walk through its ‘Tunnel of Time’ perfectly rounding out your exploration of this magnificent region. Travel back to Adelaide airport for your onward flight this afternoon.Daily :
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