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$2,795

Flinders Ranges Walk – Auswalk

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  • Explore Wilpena Pound, Alligator Gorge and sections of the Heysen Trail with two guides, allowing a choice of walks of varying difficulties each day.
  • See Aboriginal rock art and, if you’re up for the challenge, climb St Mary Peak.
  • Return to your comfortable accommodation each day to watch a spectacular sunset and relax around a campfire.

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THE DETAILS

$2,795 per person (plus $655 single supplement for private room)

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.

INCLUSIONS

  • Two professional, friendly and experienced guides
  • 7 nights accommodation – Two nights at the historic Star Hotel in Melrose and five nights at Rawnsley Park (at a sheep station)
  • Food – 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • All transport from Adelaide
  • Entry to Old Wilpena Station
  • National Park fees
  • Insulated lunch bag
  • Maps & map case
  • Memento DVD containing photos of your trip
  • Maximum group size of 16

WHAT TO BRING

  • Casual clothing for dinner
  • Suitable footwear (lightweight boots are best)
  • Daypack
  • Walk clothing for warm & cold weather
  • Quality waterproof coat
  • Gaiters
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Water bottles – 2 – 3 litres worth
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Blister kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Swimming gear (optional)
  • Camera & binoculars (optional)
  • Walking stick(s) (optional)
  • Thermos for hot drinks (optional)

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Walking time: 3 – 7 hours per day
  • Walking distance: 6 – 22 kilometers per day
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
  • Child friendly: No

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ITINERARY

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.

Accommodation: Melrose

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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