- Historic Burra tour and lunch
- Peterborough Steamtown Sound and Light Show
- Pichi Richi Historic Train Trip
- Accommodation in the heart of the Flinders Ranges
- Unique dining experiences including all breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
- Special Cellar Door Winery Lunch in Clare valley
- All touring and sightseeing including the RM Williams Way
- Sightseeing flight over Wilpena Pound and Flinders Ranges
from $1,290 per person, twin share*
*The fare displayed above is a from price, based on a tour departure in low season and is correct as at . Surcharges may apply to some departure cities & dates. Visit our website or call us for all of our current available departure dates & prices from your departure city.
4 days | Departs 25 May 2019 –
Experience the best of South Australia’s Flinders Ranges – a timeless place created at the dawn of time! See stunning historic rock formations, incredible valleys, beautiful rockpools and creeks lined by majestic towering Gum Trees.
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- Return flights from your homeport to Adelaide (as required)
- 4 days of luxury touring
- 3 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) & 3 dinners (D)
Fly from your homeport to the city of Adelaide, South Australia on the day before your tour begins. A transfer will take you to your hotel for your overnight stay. The rest of your day is at leisure for you to explore the city.
There’s plenty to see and do in Adelaide – why not take a tour of the famous Adelaide Oval, a stroll down Rundle Mall or take a short tram ride to the seaside suburb of Glenelg. If you are arriving in Adelaide in the morning, you may also wish to take a half day tour to the McLaren Vale wine region or to the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Tonight, we recommend dining at one of the many restaurants in the city or in the seaside suburb of Glenelg.
❱ Hotel stay: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar (1 night)
This morning passengers are transferred to Adelaide Central Bus Station to begin this exciting tour into Australia’s Most pristine and spectacular natural wonders- The Flinders Ranges.
Our tour takes us into South Australia’s Mid North area and we travel through a mixture of old abandoned small towns once vital water stops for the old Stream Trains and little farming communities.
We arrive at Burra around midday where we enjoy a Hearty Country Lunch at the Burra Hotel. Burra is a historic township which played an important role in South Australia’s history. The town has many magnificent stone buildings crafted by Cornish Stone Masons who arrived here during the copper mining rush. In 1845 Burra had a population of 10,000 people who lived and worked here due to the discovery of copper. After lunch we take an interesting town tour which includes a group of miners’ four roomed cottages which were built during the mining days to help with housing. The Red Ruth Jail was also built in Burra and was used in the filming of the Australian movie Breaker Morant.
Our tour continues to Peterborough which was one of the important towns in South Australia at the time. This was due to the unique turn table which allowed passengers to transfer to trains of different gauges which allowed them to continue to all corners of Australia.
On arrival into Peterborough we check in our motel suite for our overnight stay. Following dinner this evening we experience a spectacular Sound and Light Show on the Australian Steam Rail history at Steamtown.
❱ Hotel stay: Round House Motel (1 night)
This morning after breakfast in Peterborough, we continue north into the amazing Flinders Ranges, travelling along the RM Williams Way to Carrington & Hawker. After a stop for refreshments, we visit the popular Outback Art Gallery operated by artist Geoff Morgan. Amongst the local artwork on display is an amazing panorama of the Flinders Ranges.
We continue to Wilpena Pound for a picnic lunch. The Pound is a bowl shaped mountain range used by the early station owners as an operating Pound to contain their stock within boundaries. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to experience a panoramic flight over parts of the incredible landscape which features magnificent century old gum trees, valleys, rock pools & craggy outcrops. After the flight, we travel to Quorn for our overnight stay.
❱ Hotel stay: Great Northern Lodge (2 nights)
After breakfast, we take a short tour to Warren Gorge before boarding the 10.30am Afghan Express or Pichi Richi Flyer on a 32km scenic journey on the old train line to Woolshed Flat via Pichi Richi Pass. The train returns to Quorn at about 1.30pm.
After lunch, we begin a tour of the Flinders Ranges. Our tour takes us into the amazing Parachilna Gorge, Angorichina & the Great Wall of China. Panoramic valleys and never to be forgotten stunning lookouts over colourful & primitive landscapes are quite amazing. We tour back to Quorn via more stunning lookouts throughout the Flinders Ranges National Park. Dinner is included at the Great Northern Lodge this evening.
This morning its goodbye to the Flinders Ranges as we begin our journey south. We travel to James Town and Spalding as we continue along to R.M Williams Way named after the well known former Drover who founded the famous R.M Williams brand outback boot and clothing manufacture.
We continue through the Mid North grazing lands and pass through long abandoned little railway towns to the beautiful Clare Valley. The area is famous throughout the world for the fine wines that are produced here. A special lunch awaits us at a local historic Winery Cellar Door in Clare where we enjoy a unique wine and food experience here. After our delious lunch, we continue on our journey to Gawler then back to Adelaide arriving approximately 5pm.
You will be dropped off at your hotel in Adelaide at the end of your tour for your overnight stay.
The next day, enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Adelaide and South Australia. Ask us about optional tours that are available today including day tours to the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills or the McLaren Vale wine region. Alternatively, you may wish to take a stroll down Rundle Mall or visit the Adelaide Zoo and the Botanic Gardens. Later today, a chauffeured car will take you from your hotel to Adelaide Airport in time for your flight back to your homeport.
❱ Hotel stay: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar (1 night)
Adelaide, Brisbane (includes pre & post tour arrangements), Hobart (includes pre & post tour arrangements), Melbourne (includes pre & post tour arrangements), Perth (includes pre & post tour arrangements), Sydney (includes pre & post tour arrangements)
25 May 2019
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- Flights are included from all departure cities shown as required. These are based on Virgin Australia ‘Q’ Class Economy airfares, and are subject to availability at the time of your booking confirmation.
- The following fees apply for cancellations made once your booking is confirmed:
After deposit is received – loss of deposit;
31 to 60 days before departure – 50% of total booking value plus deposit;
Within 30 days of departure – 100% of total booking value.
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