South Australia's Wilderness, Outback and Wine Regions Fly-Drive

12 nights from £2,770 per person

Best time to travel DEC-APR

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Itinerary Highlights

  • 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

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12 nights from £2,770 per person
Best time to travel DEC-APR
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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Discover South Australia's diverse landscapes, wilderness and wildlife on a 4WD adventure around Kangaroo Island, through its wine regions and dramatic Flinders Ranges outback.

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.

Itinerary

Day 1  UK to Adelaide

Travel to Adelaide for the UK. Our partner airlines allow stopovers in several locations where you can break your journey, such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.

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.

Staying at  Sea Dragon Lodge
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

Staying at  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

Today return your rental vehicle to Adelaide Airport in time for your flight back to the UK.

South Australia's Wilderness, Outback and Wine Regions Fly-Drive
12 nights from £2,770 per person
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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