- Discover the unique landscapes of Kangaroo Island and Flinders Ranges
- Sample some of Australia's premier wines in the McClaren Vale, Barossa and Clare Valley wine regions
- Look out for wildlife endemic to Australia such as kangaroos. koalas and emus
- Best time to travel DEC-APR
- Accommodation Throughout
- Car Hire
- International Flights
Take to the open roads of South Australia on our 12-night Wilderness, Outback and Wine Regions Fly-Drive holiday. Sample some of South Australia’s premier wines in the McLaren Vale, Barossa and Clare Valley wine regions, from full-bodied Shiraz to delicate Rieslings.
Explore Kangaroo Island, where over a third of the island is covered in protected nature reserves that are brimming with native wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and sea-lions. Wild landscapes abound in South Australia; from the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral Arch at Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island to the gentle rolling hills and vineyards of South Australia’s wine regions.
Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound provide a true Australian outback adventure, with 4WD drive tours to remote towns and gorges, mountain bike trails, bush-walks, cultural Aboriginal experiences and scenic flights over the remote and rugged landscape.
Day 1 UK to Adelaide
Day 2 Arrive Adelaide
After arriving at Adelaide’s international airport, collect your rental vehicle and make your way to your hotel in the heart of Adelaide. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the city or take the tram to Glenelg, a favourite seaside destination for visitors and locals alike.
Hotel – Mayfair Adelaide
Day 3 Adelaide
Spend the day exploring Adelaide’s city centre, museums and galleries, or take an optional Murray River cruise on board the Proud Mary. The lunch-time cruise glides down the Murray River lined with giant red river gums, weeping willows and stunning orange cliffs. Sample Adelaide’s buzzing bars and eateries in Adelaide’s Laneways and East End.
Day 4 Adelaide to Kangaroo Island (122 miles including ferry crossing)
Travel south to McLaren Vale wine region where some of Australia’s finest Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignons are produced. Visit the charming seaside town of Victor Harbor and play in the surf on one of the magnificent beaches or take a wildlife tour to Seal Island. Follow one of the walking trails along the rolling coastal hills of Deep Creek Conservation Park before taking your ferry to Kangaroo Island.
Day 5 Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is famed for dramatic scenery and the native wildlife living in its natural habitat. The island is home to echidnas, wallabies, kangaroos and over 250 species of bird. Explore the island at your leisure, visiting highlights such as Pennington Bay, famous for the island’s best surfing and Vivonne Bay, once voted one of Australia’s finest beaches. Hire a toboggan and sled down sand dunes at Little Sahara.
Day 6 Kangaroo Island
Another day to explore this fascinating wilderness. Follow the footpaths that wind through dunes at Seal Bay Conservation Park to view the largest colony of Australian sea lions playing and basking on the beach. Travel to the western reaches of Kangaroo Island and Flinders Chase National Park, famed for landmarks such as the Remarkable Rocks – aptly named granite boulders carved by 500 million years of rain, wind and pounding waves.
Hotel – Sea Dragon Lodge
Day 7 Kangaroo Island to Barossa Valley (136 miles)
Catch the ferry from Penneshaw to Cape Jervis and travel up through the Fleurieu Peninsula to the Barossa Valley wine region. Although famed for its wine and gourmet dining, Barossa Valley has many more attractions, including the Lyndoch Lavender Farm where you can purchase lavender items including body care products, linen sprays and gourmet food like lavender honey and chutney.
Hotel – Barossa Shiraz Estate
Day 8 Barossa Valley
Take a guided tour of some of Barossa Valley’s premier wineries, or purchase a VIP Voucher booklet and gourmet picnic hamper at the Information Centre. As part of your VIP Voucher booklet, follow the Butcher, Baker and Winemaker Trail, collecting fresh produce along the way from local wineries, bakeries, butchers, and the Barossa Valley Cheese Company to create your own picnic.
Hotel – Barossa Shiraz Estate
Day 9 Barossa Valley
Experience Barossa Valley’s beautiful landscapes from the sky on a hot-air balloon flight, floating over rows of vines, historic towns and the majestic Murray River. We suggest exploring the natural beauty at a leisurely pace by bike, following the 25-mile sealed Barossa Trail linking winery cellar doors, galleries, artisan food producers and cafés while taking in the stunning valley views.
Hotel – Barossa Shiraz Estate
Day 10 Barossa Valley to Flinders Ranges (259 miles)
We suggest travelling to Wilpena Pound via Clare Valley and Orroroo. The Clare Valley wine region is famed for its magnificent Rieslings. Orroroo is a typical outback town where you can take in panoramic views from Tank Hill lookout. Pass through the historic outback town of Hawker, and if it’s open, stop for lunch at the original Ghan Railway Station, now the Old Ghan Restaurant and Gallery.
Day 11 Flinders Ranges
There are several ways to explore the beautiful and rugged 540 million-year-old landscapes of the Flinders Ranges and surrounding outback country. Take an optional 4WD tour to explore the old copper mine of Blinman. Feast on the Feral Mixed Grill at Parachilna’s Prairie Hotel before seeking out the yellow footed rock wallaby at Brachina and Bunyeroo Gorges.
Day 12 Flinders Ranges
Discover more of Flinders Ranges on an optional tour with an Aboriginal Guide. Stroll to Old Wilpena Station and along Wilpena Creek while listening to traditional stories and learning about the landscape and bio-diversity that surrounds you. To gain a true perspective of this vast area we suggest you take a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound’s dramatic gorges and rugged mountain scenery.
Day 13 Flinders Ranges to Adelaide
Return to Adelaide via South Australia’s ports. The first is Port Augusta, the crossroads of Australia where the roads from Adelaide, Flinders Ranges, Perth and Alice Springs intersect. Historic Port Pirie has several heritage-listed sites including the Victorian pavilion-style Port Pirie National Trust Museum.
Day 14 Adelaide to UK
1/26 - uk to adelaide
2/26 - glenelg, adelaide
3/26 - Mayfair Hotel Adelaide
4/26 - Executive king suite, Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide
5/26 - Deluxe king room bathroom, Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide
6/26 - Mayflower restaurant, Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide
7/26 - murray river
8/26 - kangaroo island
9/26 - Sea Dragon Lodge
10/26 - 2 bedroom premium ocean view suite, Sea Dragon Lodge, Kangaroo Island
11/26 - deluxe spa villa, Sea Dragon Lodge, Kangaroo Island
12/26 - kangaroos at pink bay, Sea Dragon Lodge, Kangaroo Island
13/26 - kangaroo island
14/26 - kangaroo island
15/26 - fleurieu peninsula
16/26 - barossa valley
17/26 - barossa valley
18/26 - flinders ranges
19/26 - Rawnsley Park Station
20/26 - Woolshed Resturant at Rawnsley Park Station
21/26 - Holiday Units at Rawnsley Park Station
22/26 - Eco Villas at Rawnsley Park Station
23/26 - flinders ranges
24/26 - flinders ranges
25/26 - flinders ranges to adelaide
26/26 - adelaide to uk