Wildlife and Wine of South Australia

Wildlife and Wine of South Australia

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Wildlife and Wine of South Australia

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  • 7 nights
  • Year round

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Highlights

In pictures
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Explore Flinders Ranges National Park on a guided day trip

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Sample wineries on a guided tour in the Barossa Valley

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Take in spectacular views of Wilpena Pound on a scenic flight

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Take a full-day wilderness tour on Kangaroo Island

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See the Aboriginal rock art paintings in Yourambulla Cave

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Stroll around the city and beautiful botanical gardens of Adelaide

Why this trip...

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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe

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Explore at leisure

With the route, transport and accommodation sorted, each day offers the freedom to explore

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Activities included

This itinerary features a range of included activities

Overview

Explore the highlights of South Australia on this week-long self drive from the charming capital, Adelaide. Explore the vineyards and rolling hills of the Barossa Valley before venturing north into the outback and the remarkable Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Return south and hopping over to Kangaroo Island for a thrilling wildlife encounters.

Explore Adelaide’s central market and botanical gardens before enjoying a fully guided wine tour and tasting into the renowned Barossa Valley. Head north deep into the southern outback and join a guided 4WD tour of Ikara-Flinders National Park before taking a scenic flight over the remarkable Wilpena Pound. Fly south to Kangaroo Island and spend two days on a guided tour exploring natural phenomena, enjoying delicious cuisine and encountering the varied wildlife of this magnificent island.

With activities included and logistics taken care off, enjoy leisurely exploration of this fascinating and lesser-visited state.

Itinerary

The itinerary shown is an example of this self-drive holiday. We have many other hotels and route recommendations which can be tailored to your requirements. Please discuss with our Travel Specialists who can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

Day 1 arrive Adelaide

Arrive in Adelaide and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Explore Adelaide’s buzzing central market; a melting pot of different cultures and cuisines or visit South Australia’s State Art Gallery and botanical gardens. Alternatively take the tram to the beachside suburb of Glenelg and enjoy a swimming with dolphins cruise.

Arrive in Adelaide and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Explore Adelaide’s buzzing central market; a melting pot of different cultures and cuisines or visit South Australia’s State Art Gallery and botanical gardens. Alternatively take the tram to the beachside suburb of Glenelg and enjoy a swimming with dolphins cruise.

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Day 2 visit the Barossa Valley

Enjoy a fully guided tour into the Barossa Valley – one of Australia’s most eminent wine producing regions. Travel through the Adelaide Hills, passing the many historical settlements that litter the landscape on your way to the Barossa Valley. Visit a selection of smaller boutique wineries and hear about the processes involved in wine making direct from the producers before continuing on to larger wineries such as the renowned Jacob’s Creek. Enjoy a tour of the traditional German settlement of Tunanda and discover the local craft shops before enjoying a gourmet al fresco lunch under the vines. After lunch continue to the smaller wineries of Lehmann and Henschke for a tour of the winery and tasting before returning to Adelaide.

Enjoy a fully guided tour into the Barossa Valley – one of Australia’s most eminent wine producing regions. Travel through the Adelaide Hills, passing the many historical settlements that litter the landscape on your way to the Barossa Valley. Visit a selection of smaller boutique wineries and hear about the processes involved in wine making direct from the producers before continuing on to larger wineries such as the renowned Jacob’s Creek. Enjoy a tour of the traditional German settlement of Tunanda and discover the local craft shops before enjoying a gourmet al fresco lunch under the vines. After lunch continue to the smaller wineries of Lehmann and Henschke for a tour of the winery and tasting before returning to Adelaide.

Day 3 Adelaide - Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Collect your rental car this morning and commence your drive north towards Clare Valley wine region. Sample the local Clare Valley produce and enjoy morning tea whilst admiring the rolling hills and abundant wheat fields or hire bikes and cycle some of the gentle Riesling Trail through vineyards along the disused railway line. Continue towards the township of Hawker, the last outpost of civilisation before Wilpena Pound stopping en-route at the renowned Yourambulla Caves which are famed for their detailed Aboriginal rock art and charcoal paintings.

Collect your rental car this morning and commence your drive north towards Clare Valley wine region. Sample the local Clare Valley produce and enjoy morning tea whilst admiring the rolling hills and abundant wheat fields or hire bikes and cycle some of the gentle Riesling Trail through vineyards along the disused railway line. Continue towards the township of Hawker, the last outpost of civilisation before Wilpena Pound stopping en-route at the renowned Yourambulla Caves which are famed for their detailed Aboriginal rock art and charcoal paintings.

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Day 4 exploring Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Rise early for an guided adventure deep into the heart of Ikara-Flinders National Park and learn about the regions diverse wildlife and geological history. Explore the park’s biggest drawcard; Wilpena Pound and marvel at the astonishing formation of jagged rock escarpments encircling the vast dusty interior before continuing through the scenic Bunyeroo Valley for panoramic views of the ranges. Pass through the dramatic Brachina Gorge and see the abundant native flora and fauna before stopping for lunch at the famous Prairie Hotel – a renowned outback establishment. After lunch continue to the town of Blinman and enjoy a guided tour of the Blinman Heritage Mine before returning to your accommodation.

Rise early for an guided adventure deep into the heart of Ikara-Flinders National Park and learn about the regions diverse wildlife and geological history. Explore the park’s biggest drawcard; Wilpena Pound and marvel at the astonishing formation of jagged rock escarpments encircling the vast dusty interior before continuing through the scenic Bunyeroo Valley for panoramic views of the ranges. Pass through the dramatic Brachina Gorge and see the abundant native flora and fauna before stopping for lunch at the famous Prairie Hotel – a renowned outback establishment. After lunch continue to the town of Blinman and enjoy a guided tour of the Blinman Heritage Mine before returning to your accommodation.

Day 5 Ikara-Flinders National Park - Adelaide

Enjoy a self-guided walk to the Wangarra Lookout. This two hour return walk provides a wonderful opportunity to view inside Wilpena Pound and see native wildlife as well as the chance to visit Hill’s Homestead and learn about the history of the local Adnyamathanha people and first western settlers. Later, take to the skies and enjoy a scenic flight across the central Flinders Ranges, the ideal way to truly appreciate the scale and grandeur of Wilpena Pound. After lunch head south towards the township of Quorn, marvelling at the derelict ruins of early settlements that litter the surrounding plains before continuing through Port Augusta and on to Adelaide.

Enjoy a self-guided walk to the Wangarra Lookout. This two hour return walk provides a wonderful opportunity to view inside Wilpena Pound and see native wildlife as well as the chance to visit Hill’s Homestead and learn about the history of the local Adnyamathanha people and first western settlers. Later, take to the skies and enjoy a scenic flight across the central Flinders Ranges, the ideal way to truly appreciate the scale and grandeur of Wilpena Pound. After lunch head south towards the township of Quorn, marvelling at the derelict ruins of early settlements that litter the surrounding plains before continuing through Port Augusta and on to Adelaide.

Day 6 Adelaide - Kangaroo Island

In the morning you will be collected from your Adelaide hotel and taken to the airport to fly to Kangaroo Island. On arrival you will join a small group 4WD overnight tour of Kangaroo Island. Visit Seal Bay and learn about the survival methods of the Australian Sea Lions before travelling south and traversing the rural landscape of the south coast. Visit Parndana Wildlife Park before enjoying a guided nature walk through Lathami National Park to see the native wallabies and kangaroos.

In the morning you will be collected from your Adelaide hotel and taken to the airport to fly to Kangaroo Island. On arrival you will join a small group 4WD overnight tour of Kangaroo Island. Visit Seal Bay and learn about the survival methods of the Australian Sea Lions before travelling south and traversing the rural landscape of the south coast. Visit Parndana Wildlife Park before enjoying a guided nature walk through Lathami National Park to see the native wallabies and kangaroos.

Day 7 Kangaroo Island - Adelaide

Your experienced and local guide will take you to Rocky River and the entrance to Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island’s largest national park and home to a huge variety of native wildlife and birds. Continue through the ancient limestone formation of Admirals Arch and see the active colony of New Zealand fur seals that reside there. Head to Remarkable Rocks for panoramic views of the coast while you enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ lunch. After lunch continue to Kelly Hill Conservation Park to see the kangaroos that graze freely there before ending your day at Point Ellen in search of the elusive penguin colony often spotted there. Later this evening you will be transferred to the ferry terminal for your ferry back to the mainland, followed by a transfer back to your Adelaide hotel.

Your experienced and local guide will take you to Rocky River and the entrance to Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island’s largest national park and home to a huge variety of native wildlife and birds. Continue through the ancient limestone formation of Admirals Arch and see the active colony of New Zealand fur seals that reside there. Head to Remarkable Rocks for panoramic views of the coast while you enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ lunch. After lunch continue to Kelly Hill Conservation Park to see the kangaroos that graze freely there before ending your day at Point Ellen in search of the elusive penguin colony often spotted there. Later this evening you will be transferred to the ferry terminal for your ferry back to the mainland, followed by a transfer back to your Adelaide hotel.

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Day 8 depart Adelaide

Make your way to the airport and depart on your onward journey.

Make your way to the airport and depart on your onward journey.

Accommodation Options

We will recommend accommodation for this holiday, but with a wide choice available in Western Australia, we can adapt to suit your personal preference mixing different grades and styles.

Discuss your options with our Travel Specialists.

Excursions

Prices and Departures

Price from £2,149 excluding flights

Airfares start from around £730 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Car rental (4WD, Toyota Landcruiser Prado, or similar) including GPS
  • Guided day tour of the Barossa Valley
  • Full day Ikara-Flinders Ranges 4WD escorted tour
  • Scenic flight over Wilpena Pound
  • Overnight night escorted tour of Kangaroo Island
  • Flight and ferry return from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire. Prices for other combinations of passengers and rooms available on request. Other vehicle types also available.

Departure Duration Car Category Twin Price (pp)
01 Apr 2020 - 31 Mar 2021 7 nights 4WD (Toyota Landcruiser Prado, or similar) £2,149

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