Flinders Ranges Walking Tour – 24 SEP 2021

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6 DAYS | 5 NIGHTS |  24 – 29 SEP 2021

Discover | Challenge | Fulfil

SA | Flinders Ranges (Nukunu and Ikara)

Join Big Heart Adventures on our Flinders Ranges Walking Tour!

This spectacular walking tour brings stunning trails and spectacular views across the Southern and Northern Flinders Ranges.  We connect you to this ancient landscape over 6 beautiful days.

Carrying a day pack only on selected moderately challenging day hikes, we stay in comfortable accommodation each night enjoying delicious meals and trails snacks each day.

Professionally led by our qualified and experienced bushwalking leaders – we give you the opportunity to relax and explore these incredible locations on foot.

Small group multi day walking tour for men and women involving moderate to challenging day walks and comfortable accommodation each night.

  • Date: 24/9/21 – 29/9/21
  • Destination: Flinders Ranges
  • Type: Challenge Trek for men and women
  • Group Size: Max 10 plus leaders
  • Investment: $2850 incl GST per person
  • 5% Discount for WWW Gold and Silver Members JOIN HERE

Fitness Requirement

  • A good level of fitness is required to walk on the trails on this trip.
  • The terrain has inclines, declines, rocky scrambles, steep sections and loose ground.
  • We recommend you do some hilly walks (up to 16km) before this trip to maximise your enjoyment of the climbs and views.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Depart Adelaide / Alligator Gorge - 4km

We make an early start from Adelaide this morning as we head north in our luxury transport, ready for adventure in the stunning Flinders Ranges. After a stop for coffee and a leg stretch at Port Wakefield, we will notice the landscape change as the Flinders Ranges gradually rises on our eastern side.

We cross the ranges before Quorn where we have lunch and head to our first walk at Alligator Gorge, a 4km rocky trail with a few stairs to warm up the legs.  We explore the stunning terraces (particularly beautiful when the creek is in seasonal flow) and then onto the Narrows where you can feel the rocky hug of this narrow section of gorge.   A taste for what is to come, this gorge is just the beginning. We arrive comfortably into Quorn for sundowners and dinner at our accommodation.

Meals Included: snacks, lunch, evening nibbles platter, 2 course dinner

Day 2 | Mt Brown Summit Hike - 15km

Today we tackle the summit of Mt Brown and part of the Heysen Trail.  This moderately graded hike will include an impressive day of hiking with geology, single trails and views – and a few hills along the way.  We will enjoy a picnic lunch along the way.  We return to our accommodation for delicious grazing platters while watching a magnificent Flinders sunset over Devils Peak.

Meals Included: breakfast, snacks, lunch, evening nibbles platter, 2 course dinner

Day 3 | Heysen Trail and Warren Gorge - 10km

After breakfast, we check out of our accommodation walk a section of the Heysen Trail enjoying a morning jaunt on a rocky ridgeline before heading to Warren Gorge for lunch and a circuit hike.  We then continue our journey north to Rawnsley Park Station in time for an optional afternoon scenic flight over the ranges to get a birds eye view of these incredible landscapes including the Elder and ABC Ranges.  The afternoon is at your leisure, we head to Alison Saddle for a magnificent sunset (have your cameras ready!).  We enjoy a 2 course dinner tonight at the homely Woolshed Restaurant.

Meals Included: snacks, lunch, evening nibbles platter, 2 course dinner

Day 4 | Black Gap / Bridle Gap / Wilpena Pound - 15km

A short sunrise walk to Alison Saddle will showcase the Flinders Ranges rainbow as we call it. The colours of the landscape change by the minute as the light touches the lands around the Station. After breakfast, its a scenic drive to our next walks starting point at Black Gap.   We will follow the Heysen Trail for approx. 15km up and over Bridle Gap into the spectacular Wilpena Pound. Lunch will be enjoyed along the way and we have a chance to visit the Wilpena resort café and store. In the afternoon we will complete a short cultural walk with an Adnamathyna guide and learn about the traditional way of life for the indigenous people living in the area.  Dinner tonight is back at Rawnsley Park Station as the sun sets behind the Elder Range.

Meals Included: breakfast, snacks, lunch, evening nibbles platter, 2 course dinner

Day 5 | Rawnsley Bluff - 16km

Today’s main walk is challenging but we do offer alternatives. The walk up to Rawnsley Bluff is rated moderate – difficult but is also a lot of fun and adventurous on the rocky sections.

There are two great viewing points that highlight Wilpena Pound from a different angle telling the creation story of the Adnamathyna people and the ranges on the eastern side of the Bluff. We will take a packed lunch as this walk will take 5-6 hours in total. The alternative walk for today is to stick to the easier trails at Rawnsley Station self guided.

We share our final evening with yet another incredible Flinders sunset, and a well-earned Australiana themed 2 course dinner at the Woolshed Restaurant.

Meals Included: breakfast, snacks, lunch, evening nibbles platter, 2 course dinner

Day 6 | Arkaroo Rock / Drive to Adelaide - 3km

With a more relaxing start to today, we check out the trails at Arkaroo Rock, a nearby walk and art site that is best viewed in the morning light.

This walk is no more than 2 hours total with some gentle climbs and is our final opportunity to connect with this gorgeous country and indigenous songline. We will start our journey back to Adelaide mid-morning with comfort stops along the way. Our lunch stop will be at an iconic bakery (known for gourmet pies and quandong tarts).

We take a scenic afternoon drive through the Clare Valley as we arrive back into Adelaide at approx. 5:30pm.

Meals Included: breakfast, trail snacks and bakery lunch

Please contact us before booking flights if you are joining us from interstate.

Important Info

  • Read terms and conditions before booking
  • Itinerary and price subject to change at any time
  • Travel Insurance is recommended – click here for a quote from Covermore
  • Rooming is twin share
  • Limited single rooms are available supplement is $600pp – please request this when booking
  • Note weather, group member welfare and a range of circumstances outside our control can mean last minute changes to our itinerary are necessary once on tour
  • Private transport to and from the Flinders Ranges is included from Adelaide, with multiple pick up points available in transit
  • Please contact us before booking flights if you are joining us from interstate

Gear you will need:

  • Rainproof jacket and pants (this is a must if wet weather is forecast)
  • Gaiters (if you wear shorts)
  • Backpack 35 litre
  • Water bottle/hydration kit
  • Personal medications
  • Clothing suitable for bushwalking that is quick drying, warm layers if chilly
  • Sun protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream, insect repellent (head/hat nets are good for the flies!)
  • Sleeping attire
  • Walking poles

A minimum of 6 travellers are required for this trip to depart.
See travel terms and conditions here

Inclusions

Travel

Comfortable private vehicle

Meals

All meals as per the itinerary

B x 5 | L x 6 | D x 5

Accommodation

5 nights comfortable accommodation

Activities

Numerous easy-moderate and challenging hikes in and around the Flinders Ranges.
Cultural walk with an Adnamathyna guide.

  • 5 nights comfortable accommodation
  • Comfortable private transport for the duration of the tour
  • All meals and snacks as mentioned on the itinerary inc 2 course dinners and evening nibbles platters
  • Professionally led walks by our leaders qualified in Bushwalking Leadership and Remote Area First Aid
  • Cultural walk with an Adnamathyna guide
  • Group First Aid Kit and emergency communication device
  • Big Heart Adventures head sock
  • National Park entry fees
  • A charity contribution to our Give Back program

Exclusions

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not stated on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature

Your Host/s

2 Big Heart Adventures leaders will head up this adventure. Visit our About page to see our awesome team of leaders.

Additional information

Payment Type

Deposit, Full Payment