Flinders Ranges, Outback & Fossil Tour

Tour Includes: 4 Breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 nights accommodation (male and female rooms and bathrooms). Indigenous and fossil tours as well as all fees.
Special dietary requirements catered throughout the tour.

Day 1

Departing 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.

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 barbecue dinner at our comfortable accommodation.

One of the highlights is star gazing around the campfire

Day 2

Wake up to the call of the Kookaburras and enjoy your breakfast and the morning view of South Australia's iconic Wilpena Pound (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 takes you to the lower lookouts, offering panoramic views of Wilpena Pound.

After a delicious lunch you can then sit back and relax - 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. It is also known as ‘the corridors through time’). Here you can view ancient rock formations and 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 Rawnsley Park and settle down for the night under millions of stars whilst enjoying an Aussie barbecue around the campfire.

Day 3

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 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 can be 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 at the iconic Prairie Hotel.

Day 4

Journey back to Adelaide via the Southern Flinders Ranges. Lunch and a short hike through Mount Remarkable National Park.