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Spend eight days exploring the Flinders Ranges, an ancient landscape which once stood taller than the Himalayas. Having two guides allows for choices of easier or more difficult trails each day. You’ll enjoy easy walking on the relatively flat floor of Wilpena Pound and see Aboriginal shelters with ochre paintings. You’ll also be offered the opportunity to explore remote gorges and climb the highest peak in the Flinders Ranges, St Mary Peak. Finish each day with spectacular sunsets from your comfortable accommodation, delicious meals, and relaxing around a campfire.
|Day One||Departs Adelaide at 8.30am. Travel to Melrose in the southern Flinders Ranges. Afternoon walk to explore Alligator Gorge and the Terraces. Accommodation: Melrose|
|Day Two||Today there’s a full days hike in the Mt Remarkable National Park in the southern Flinders Ranges. There’s a harder option of hiking to Hidden Gorge and also an easier option at a slower pace which gets you into one end of Hidden gorge.
|Day Three||Heading further north, we hike in the Dutchman’s Stern section of the Flinders Ranges. This circuit walk includes an outstanding variety of flora and panoramic views from the summit area. A late afternoon visit to Yourambulla Caves includes a walk to see several Aboriginal art sites. Finish the day with a short drive to Rawnsnley Park where we’ll be accommodated for five nights and enjoy a campfire in the evenings. Accommodation: Rawnsley Park|
|Day Four||Hike over Black Gap into Wilpena Pound on the Heysen Trail. There’s an optional side trip to Wangara Lookout. Kangaroos abound today. Late afternoon we’ll all go trekking to a small hill and watch the sun set while sipping champagne. Accommodation: Rawnsley Park|
|Day Five||Hike to the summit of Rawnsley Bluff and be treated to a birdseye view over Wilpena Pound. An easier option will include a walk to see more Aboriginal art and a visit to historic Old Wilpena Station where there are numerous buildings and relics to explore at a leisurely pace. Accommodation: Rawnsley Park|
|Day Six||Explore remote Bunyeroo Gorge before hiking another section of the long distance Heysen Trail, heading south towards Wilpena Pound. Accommodation: Rawnsley Park|
|Day Seven||A challenging option today of climbing the highest mountain in the Flinders Ranges – St Mary Peak. This involves some scrambling and a good head for heights. But what a reward that view provides! As always, an easier option will be available. Accommodation: Rawnsley Park|
|Day Eight||Today we travel back to Adelaide via the historic settlement of Burra. We should arrive in Adelaide by around 5.00pm.|
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