6-Day Eyre Peninsula & Flinders Ranges Adventure Tour

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Roam the wild landscapes of South Australia and revel in the freedom to live life untamed. Escape to the vast, wide-open spaces of the Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges. The perfect paradox of outback and ocean to awaken your senses and fire your curiosity. Unearth ancient land and lose yourself among 540-million-year-old mountain ranges, sweeping gorges, bushland brimming with wildlife and rich Aboriginal history on one of the best Flinders Ranges tours.
Venture to the Eyre Peninsula, winding from the red dirt to roaring ocean swells as you pull up in Port Lincoln. Here, sample the region’s sought-after seafood, learn to surf and add a deeper meaning to your trip by volunteering at a koala conservation project. Have the opportunity to swim with wild sea lions and come face-to-tooth with a Great White Shark. Then, go off-grid, falling asleep under a sea of stars.

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Duration: 6 days
Starts: Adelaide, Australia
Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours



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Roam the wild landscapes of South Australia and revel in the freedom to live life untamed. Escape to the vast, wide-open spaces of the Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges. The perfect paradox of outback and ocean to awaken your senses and fire your curiosity. Unearth ancient land and lose yourself among 540-million-year-old mountain ranges, sweeping gorges, bushland brimming with wildlife and rich Aboriginal history on one of the best Flinders Ranges tours.
Venture to the Eyre Peninsula, winding from the red dirt to roaring ocean swells as you pull up in Port Lincoln. Here, sample the region’s sought-after seafood, learn to surf and add a deeper meaning to your trip by volunteering at a koala conservation project. Have the opportunity to swim with wild sea lions and come face-to-tooth with a Great White Shark. Then, go off-grid, falling asleep under a sea of stars.

Itinerary

Day 1: Adelaide to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Stop At: Mount Remarkable National Park, Mambray Creek, South Australia Australia
Headed north, stop at Clare for a quick coffee before continuing to Mount Remarkable National Park to embark on the first hike of the tour at Alligator Gorge. Make a steep descent, then follow a trench of bright ochre-coloured quartzite cliffs guaranteed to make you feel very small.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, Blinman SA 5730, Australia
After a picnic lunch, travel a bit further north, arriving at Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. So unique are the fossils found in this landscape, geologists had to revise the geologic timeline of the Earth’s history, identifying a new era called the Ediacaran period.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Wilpena Pound Resort Wilpena Road, Via Hawker, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia 5434 Australia
Arrive at our campsite at the magnificent Wilpena Pound for a Welcome to Country in the Adnyamathanha people’s language. Enjoy Aboriginal songs, traditional stories, and local information as you are welcomed to the spectacular Flinders Ranges.

Head back to the campsite for dinner and roll out your swag for your first night under the billions of stars of the Milky Way.

Today we drive approximately 450 km (5 hours), with stops along the way.
Duration: 14 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Swag camp in the camping area at the Wilpena Pound Resort, which has toilet and shower facilities.

Day 2: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Stop At: Wilpena Pound Resort Wilpena Road, Via Hawker, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia 5434 Australia
Wake to the joyful sounds of birdsong, and after breakfast, set out on the Hills Homestead Walk. Wander through the tranquil Pound Gap into Wilpena Pound and follow Wilpena Creek through tall river red gums and pines. Head up Wangara Lookout for panoramic views into the inside of Wilpena Pound and keep your eyes peeled for echidnas in the underleaf. Breath deep and take in the magic all around you.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Ikara, Flinders Ranges SA 5434, Australia
Return to camp for lunch and a dip in the resort swimming pool to cool off. This afternoon we will set out on the Arkaroo Rock Trail, which has impressive views over the Chace Range. Arkaroo Rock is a significant cultural site for the Adnyamathanha people and has an incredible example of Adnyamathanha rock art depicting the Yura Muda (Dreaming or creation story) of Ikara.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Wilpena Pound Resort Wilpena Road, Via Hawker, Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia 5434 Australia
Back at the resort, cool down with another swim, and relax and soak up the serenity of this ancient landscape.
Duration: 14 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Spend your second night swag camping Wilpena Pound, watching the shooting stars above.

Day 3: Flinders Ranges to Port Lincoln

Stop At: Hawker, Hawker, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
This morning, say farewell to the Flinders Ranges and visit the Jeff Morgan Gallery in the tiny town of Hawker to see an incredible 360-degree immersive panorama of the region.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Port Augusta, Port Augusta, South Australia
Travel through to Port Augusta for lunch
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cowell, Cowell, South Australia
see some impressive silo art at Cowell
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Come late afternoon, arrive in the ‘Seafood Capital of Australia’, Port Lincoln.

Take a look around the town to get your bearings and stretch your legs.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mikkira Station, 30KM Southwest From Port Lincoln On Mikkira Lane Of Fishery Bay Road, Port Lincoln, South Australia Australia
This private property is special as it is home to the Eyre Penisula’s only wild koala population, with around 170 koalas and lots of kangaroos and emus. This private property is special as it is home to the Eyre Penisula’s only wild koala population, with around 170 koalas and lots of kangaroos and emus, calling Mikkira home. Head to a nearby beach for a swim and to watch the sunset before dinner at the campsite.
Duration: 14 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp at Mikkira Station, which has shower and toilet facilities.

Day 4: Port Lincoln & Surrounds

Stop At: Fishery Bay, Proper Bay Road, Port Lincoln, South Australia Australia
Surfing is a way of life in Australia, so today, pull on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson. The turquoise and calm water of Fisheries Bay is the perfect place to Hang 10! Those not wanting to surf will be able to relax, swim or explore.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Whalers Way, Port Lincoln, South Australia Australia
After a bite to eat, take a 14-kilometre scenic coastal drive along Whalers Way. Be wowed by the breathtaking coastline and cliffs that have been smashed by the Southern Ocean for millions of years.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mikkira Station, 30KM Southwest From Port Lincoln On Mikkira Lane Of Fishery Bay Road, Port Lincoln, South Australia Australia
This afternoon, you have the opportunity to ‘give back’ by participating in some important koala conservation work at Mikkira Station.

Depending on the time of year, we will spend the afternoon removing weeds, or collecting, propagating or planting manna gum tree seeds. These trees are critical habitat for the koalas at Mikkira Station, and our partnership with land management and conservation groups will hopefully make a difference in their protection.

Feeling a great sense of purpose and connection with nature, kick back around the campfire with your new human and furry friends.

Duration: 16 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp back at Mikkira Station with the neighborly koalas.

Day 5: Aquatic Adventures or Coffin Bay

Stop At: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Today you are offered two very different itineraries. Those who love aquatic wildlife can choose the full day optional experience of coming face-to-face with the majestic, Great White Shark and swimming with the ever-playful Australian Sea Lions. Please see ‘Optional Extras’ for more information.
Duration: 16 hours

Stop At: Coffin Bay, Coffin Bay, South Australia
Those who choose to stay on dry land will explore some hidden secrets in Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay. After a coastal hike along part of the Parnkalla Trail, head to Coffin Bay National Park. Famed for its white sandy beaches and wildlife, spend some time exploring, swimming or relaxing here. No visit to Coffin Bay is complete without tasting the worlds most famous oyster, so you also have the option of pulling on some waders and joining the Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Back in Port Lincoln, enjoy a spot of wine tasting at Boston Bay Wines before we collect the rest of the group. Get ready for the best fish and chips you have ever had from the award-winning Fresh Fish Place.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mikkira Station, 30KM Southwest From Port Lincoln On Mikkira Lane Of Fishery Bay Road, Port Lincoln, South Australia Australia
Last night at Mikkira Station.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camp at Mikkira Station for our last night together

Day 6: Port Lincoln to Adelaide

Stop At: Stamford Hill Loop Hike, Stamford Hill Road, Port Lincoln, South Australia Australia
After breakfast, pack up camp and head to Port Lincoln for a must-do walk up Stamford Hill. Named as one of the 40 Great Australian Short Walks, this challenging but rewarding walk has magnificent views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and Lincoln National Park. Learn about the challenges Matthew Flinders encountered in finding water and the area’s wildlife and natural history.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Winter Hill Lookout, Winters Hill Rd, Port Lincoln, South Australia 5606 Australia
On the way out of town, get one final look at Port Lincoln from Winters Hill Lookout.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Arno Bay, Arno Bay, South Australia
Stop for a BBQ lunch at Arno Bay.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lucky Bay SA 5602, Australia
Our Searoad Ferry will set sail across the Spencer Gulf towards Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula at 2.30 pm. Grab a coffee at the onboard café and relax and enjoy the two and a half hour journey across the gulf.

Once disembarking in Wallaroo, jump back on the bus for our last stint into Adelaide, where you will arrive at around 8 pm.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.



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