4 Days – 3 Nights Flinders Ranges & Ediacara Fossil Tour

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Day 1
Meals Lunch and dinner
Adelaide, we head north to the magical “Flinders Ranges”. After a delicious picnic lunch in Quorn we travel to the heart of the Flinders Ranges making our way to Arkaroo Rock, an important Aboriginal art site in the Flinders Ranges. The site features ochre and charcoal images that tell the dreamtime stories. Here we will meet one of the local Adnyamathanha Elders so as to learn more about this ancient land. Tonight, we stay at our comfortable accommodation at Rawnsley Park. Early evening, we will enjoy a unique Australian style BBQ dinner at our comfortable accommodation”. One of the highlights is star gazing around the campfire
Day 2
Meals Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Wake up to the call of the Kookaburras and enjoy your breakfast and the morning view of South Australia’s iconic Wilpena Pound (also known to the local Aboriginal people as ‘Ikara’) … Later in the morning we make our way into the Flinders Ranges National Park. One of our activities today is the Wangarra Lookout Walk -This popular bushwalk takes you along Wilpena Creek into the Pound, via Sliding Rock and Hills Homestead. The short walk up Wangarra Hill from Hills Homestead takes you to the lower lookouts, offering panoramic views of Wilpena Pound.
After a delicious lunch you can then sit back and relax as the rest of the day is dedicated to explore and photograph the diverse flora and fauna in one of the unique geographical wonders of the world, Brachina Gorge also known as ‘the corridors through time’. Here you can view ancient rock formations & spot the elusive yellow-footed rock wallabies. Wildlife includes kangaroos, emus and large wedge-tailed eagles, which are prolific in this rugged area. Later in the day we turn in to Parachilna our accommodation for the evening. We have dinner at the Prairie Hotel.
Day 3
Meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner
Today we begin many unique experiences in this special land including a special opportunity visit Nilpena Fossil Site, one of the most significant fossil sites in the world in both quality and quantity of fossils. Here you will see the Ediacaran fossils which are over 550 million years old and some of the oldest fossils in the world. These fossil sites are protected and it is not possible to visit them on your own so the visit so we will be guided by one of the expert scientists working on the excavations. View a snapshot of how these ancient animals lived, and walk on the ancient sea floor and discover how these fossils have been so exquisitely preserved after being buried for over 550 million years. This tour will provide a new perspective through which to view the world and at the end of the morning you can take home an Ediacaran souvenir by making a latex mold or a colorful rubbing of any fossil. Overnight accommodation and dinner is at the iconic Prairie Hotel.
Day 4
Meals breakfast and lunch
Journey back to Adelaide via the Southern Flinders Ranges. On the way back to Adelaide we stop for a short walk through Mount Remarkable Park and enjoy a BBQ lunch within the beautiful scenery at the National Park. Approximate time of arrival in Adelaide is 6pm.