Northern Flinders Ranges Weekender For Women

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Northern Flinders Ranges walking tour for women to the ancient Flinders Ranges

4 DAYS | 3 NIGHTS

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Find Yourself | Be Yourself | Challenge Yourself

Overview

Northern Flinders Ranges walking tour for women

Gorges, Gaps and Galleries

Join our Northern Flinders Ranges Wise Women Walking Weekender to Nukunu, Banggarla and Adnamathyna Country.

Find Yourself Be Yourself Challenge Yourself with this 4 day adventure.

This Weekender brings stunning trails and spectacular views. Connecting you to this ancient landscape and yourself over 4 beautiful days.

Walking pack-free (day pack only) on selected moderately challenging day hikes, with comfortable accommodation each night included.

Professionally led by our qualified and experienced female bushwalking leaders – ladies, it’s time to walk with us!

Itinerary

Day 1 | Depart Adelaide / Warren Gorge / Northern Flinders Ranges

We make an early start from Adelaide this morning as we head north in our luxury transport, ready for adventure in the stunning Northern 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 Warren Gorge, a 5km jaunt on the trails. A taste for what is to come, this gorge is just the beginning. We arrive comfortably at Rawnsley Park Station in time for a sunset walk and dinner by the campfire.

Meals Included: Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 6km

Day 2 | Alison Saddle / Black Gap / Bridle Gap / Wilpena Pound

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 during sunset will be provided when we return to our accommodation.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 18km

Day 3 | Rawnsley Bluff / Wilpena Pound

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 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 or walk on some of the easier trails at Wilpena Pound.

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 16km

Day 4 | Arkaroo Rock / Drive to Adelaide

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)… it is a must.

We take a scenic afternoon drive through the Clare Valley as we arrive back into Adelaide at approx. 5:30pm. Please do not book flights for this evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Trail Snacks
Walking Distance: 4km

Need To Know

Inclusions

Travel
  • Comfortable private vehicle transport
Meals
  • All meals and snacks as per the itinerary
  • 2 course dinners
  • Grazing platters
  • B x 3 | L x 3 | D x 3
Accommodation
  • 3 nights comfortable accommodation
Activities
  • Professionally guided walks by our female Leaders
  • Cultural walk with an Adnamathyna guide
  • Hike sections of the Heysen Trail
Safety
  • Group First Aid kit and emergency communication device
  • Leaders certified in Remote Area/Wilderness First Aid
  • Qualified Bushwalking Leaders
Environmental
  • Small group guided experience
  • Leave No Trace principles
  • Invitations to connect with nature
  • Reduce waste through recycling, reusing and composting
  • National Park entry fees
Big Heart Extras
  • Big Heart Adventures designed head sock
  • A charity contribution to our Give Back program

Exclusions

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

Packing List

A detailed packing list is provided prior to travel

  • Gear you will need:
  • Rainproof jacket and pants
  • Daypack (35 litre approx.)
  • Water bottles/hydration kit (min 3Ltrs)
  • Personal medications
  • Clothing suitable for bushwalking that is quick drying, warm layers if chilly – consider merino/synthetic clothing
  • Sun protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream, insect repellent (if joining us in warmer months consider a head net for the flies)
  • Sleeping attire
  • Walking poles (optional and recommended) – we can assist with hiring if needed

Details

  • Type: Wise Women Walking Weekender
  • Adventure: Guided Northern Flinders Ranges walking tour for women
  • Destination: Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia
  • Traditional Country: Nukunu, Banggarla and Adnamathyna
  • Group Size: Max 11 plus leaders

Fitness Requirement

  • A good level of fitness is required to walk the trails on this trip
  • You will be walking pack free (day packs only)
  • You will walk on a variety of surfaces including some rock scrambling, steep sections and loose ground
  • We recommend you do some hilly walks (up to 15km) before this trip to maximise your enjoyment of the climbs and views
  • Trail rating: Moderate-hard

Important Information

  • Read terms and conditions before booking
  • Itinerary and price subject to change at any time
  • Travel Insurance is recommended – get a quote from Covermore
  • 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
  • A limited number of single rooms are available on a first-come basis
  • Please contact us before booking any flights. Depending on flight arrival and departure times extra nights accommodation may be required at own expense
  • A minimum of 7 travellers are required for this trip to depart. If minimum numbers aren’t reached, we may decide to still go or we will provide a full refund
  • If this trip departs during Fire Ban Season – last minute changes to our itinerary or walking days may be required for safety reasons
  • Rooming is twin share
  • Private transport to and from the Northern Flinders Ranges is included from Adelaide, with multiple pick up points available in transit between Adelaide and Hawker
  • Private transport for our time at the Northern Flinders Ranges is included

Adventure Leaders

Our team is qualified, experienced and super friendly. We will ensure you have a fun and connecting adventure. Leaders are certified in Remote or Wilderness First-Aid. All leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.

Testimonials

“Big Heart Adventures won me over from the very first experience I had with them a few years ago. The level of care, the quality of the information and services, the work that goes into the preparation of the trips and the attention to detail make Lisa’s project my absolute first choice when it comes to guided walking/hiking tours”
Cristin State
Adelaide, South Australia