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5-Day Flinders Ranges & Outback Eco Tour from Adelaide

1. 5-Day Flinders Ranges & Outback Eco Tour from Adelaide

Join a small-group eco safari to discover the Flinders Ranges. See an abundance of wildlife, wilderness, local aboriginal artworks, and culture. Day 1: Adelaide to Flinders Ranges (L, D) Depart Adelaide at 7:30 am to journey north. Enjoy a picnic lunch and an optional bush walk with your guide. See Pichi Richi Pass, Quorn, Warrens Gorge Conservation Park, and Willochra Plain. Enjoy a delicious Aussie barbecue for dinner. Sit around the campfire under the unforgettable desert sky in the authentic Australian outback. Optional extras: Night Sky Observatory. Day 2: Flinders Ranges to Arkaroola (B, L, D) Travel along Moralana Scenic Drive to see unsurpassed scenery and Australian wildlife. Visit Stokes Hill Lookout for views of Wilpena Pound. Enjoy lunch at and a tour of the old copper mining town of Blinman. See Gammon Ranges National Park and Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. Optional extras: Scenic flight over Arkaroola and the outback and/or astronomy night. Stay overnight at the Arkaroola Wilderness Resort. Day 3: Arkaroola (B, L, D) Take on the 4WD Ridge Top Tour (approx. 4-hour return trip). Journey from Arkaroola through the incredible scenery of the Gammon Ranges. Enjoy dramatic landscapes and dramatic changing colors as you travel through the outback to the historic Beltana Homestead. Savor a country-cooked roast lamb dinner with all the trimmings. End the day with a spot of stargazing. Optional extras: Arkaroola Scenic Flights. Day 4: Beltana Homestead to Rawnsley Park Station (B, L, D) This morning travel through some of the most amazing countries there is to offer. Meet the locals at the Iga Warta aboriginal community with their collection of local artifacts. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the old Copley Bakery. See Brachina Gorge and enjoy a bushwalk into Wilpena Pound itself. Or, relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the Flinders Ranges. The itinerary is dependent on availability. Optional extra: 30-minute scenic flight over Wilpena Pound. Day 5: Flinders Ranges to Adelaide (B, L, D) Join an early morning bush walk to see the rock art of the Adnyamathanha peoples. Head back through the Southern Flinders Ranges to see Red Gum forests. See the beautiful wine region of Clare Valley and if time permits try a tasting. Returns to Adelaide approximately 7:00 pm.

Clare Valley: Full-Day History & Wine Tour with Lunch

2. Clare Valley: Full-Day History & Wine Tour with Lunch

Visit Clare Valley's historical towns and sites, such as Mintaro and Martindale Hall, to learn more about the region's history and early settlers. Tour wineries, such as Sevehill Cellars, to learn about and to sample the fantastic wine grown in the area. Finish your day discovering the beautiful landscapes of Clare Valley with afternoon tea. Begin your tour learning more about the history of Clare Valley. Hear detailed, fully-narrated stories of the Valley and its early pioneers. Visit the grave of Clare’s first settler John Horrocks, and the landmark tree under which he first camped. Next, enjoy an intimate, guided tour of well-regarded Sevenhill Cellars, established by the society of Jesuits in 1851. Hear their stories, learn about their wine-making, inspect their 160-year-old vines, and, of course, taste their world-famous wines.  From here, travel on back roads through vineyards and farmland with stunning views of the rolling landscapes.  Sample wines from some of the Valley’s younger stars like Hill River Estate, Pikes, Paulett, or Reillys. Enjoy your lunch at a chosen winery.  Then, make a stop in the charming, historic township of Mintaro, established around 1850 as an overnight stop for Ox drays carting the rich ore of the Burra Mines to Port.  Visit Wakefield, another the heritage-listed town, which is home to the first Jesuit church built in Australia. Step back in time with a guided tour of the lavish Georgian mansion Martindale Hall, a unique estate built in 1879. The mansion is also known for being the setting for iconic Australian film, Picnic at Hanging Rock.  Last, travel the backroads from Mintaro to the picturesque Skillogalee Valley, where you will finish your day with afternoon tea at Skillogalee Restaurant.

Adelaide: Private Customizable Wine and Sightseeing Tour

3. Adelaide: Private Customizable Wine and Sightseeing Tour

Create your dream tour of the Adelaide Hills and surrounding areas and visit only the sights that interest you the most. Together with up to 3 other guests, travel through the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Mclaren Vale, and Clare Valley wine regions. Discover the best South Australia has to offer from your expert guide/driver. Visit both iconic and boutique wineries as well as local attractions including Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving settlement. Choose which wineries to visit based on your individual tastes, or alternatively opt out of visiting wineries and simply admire the best sights and attractions in the area.

Clare Valley: Wine Region Day Tour with Wine Tasting

4. Clare Valley: Wine Region Day Tour with Wine Tasting

The day begins with pickup from your hotel and heads into the heart of Clare Valley. The tour has been designed to provide a unique insight into this beloved wine region and how it came to be, as well as offering samples of the very best South Australian food and wine along the way. The first stop of the day is to Clare Valley’s very first winery, which was built by the Jesuits in 1851. Sevenhills Cellars is a secret site, bursting with spiritual character, a seductive array of wines, and some of the world’s oldest vines which were started with cuttings from the nearby Bungaree Station. Next, travel along quaint back roads, colorful vineyards, and sprawling farmland as you travel to a selection of the Valley’s most prestigious wineries. Highlights of the day include Hill River Estate, Pikes, Paulett, and Reillys. Choose which winery you’d like to stop at for lunch, and soak up views of the rolling countryside while you eat. After lunch, visit the historic township of Mintaro, which was established in the mid 1800s as an overnight stop for farmers moving their produce. Later, head west into the Skillogallee Valley to discover the contrast of wines from those in the east, Choose between award-winning wineries such as Kilikanoon, Mitchell, Penna Lane, Eldrege, and Jeanneret for more spectacular tasting sessions.

3-Day Flinders Ranges Small Group Eco Safari from Adelaide

5. 3-Day Flinders Ranges Small Group Eco Safari from Adelaide

Get back to nature in the Flinders Ranges and look for wildlife and aboriginal art. Day 1: Rawnsley Park Station (L, D) Journey north to the southern Flinders Ranges and learn the local history along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch and go for a bush walk surrounded by 600-million-year-old mountains. Travel through the Pichi Richi Pass and township of Quorn, and search for yellow-footed rock wallabies in Warrens Gorge Conservation Park. Day 2: Wilpena Pound (B, L, D) Explore the Bunyeroo and Brachina gorges to see some of the oldest rock formations in the world. Relax under the stars during a home-cooked dinner.  Day 3: Southern Flinders Ranges (B, L) Head back through the southern Flinders Ranges to see red gum forests and visit the historic town of Melrose. Travel through the beautiful wine region of Clare Valley on the way back to Adelaide.

From Adelaide: Clare Valley Winery Tour

6. From Adelaide: Clare Valley Winery Tour

Discover the history, food, and wine of the Clare Valley region on a winery tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Adelaide or Glenelg, travel to the historic village of Auburn to enjoy morning tea and a stroll through the quaint streets and antique stores. From Auburn, continue to Mintaro, the home of the Martindale Hall and historical pub, post office, and other stores. Your first winery stop is at Sevenhills Cellars, run by the Jesuit Brothers. Here, visit the historic church and learn more about the first vineyard in the region. Next, sit down to a delicious lunch under the olive groves at Skillogalee Restaurant and Winery. After lunch, if time permits, head to a wine tasting at Kilakanoon Wines. On the way back to Adelaide, pass through the historic mining town of Kapunda where you can enjoy a drink at the Kapunda Hotel or an afternoon coffee.

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What people are saying about Clare Valley

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

This tour provides a wonderful outback experience, not to be missed.

Mick was an excellent guide. We were the only two and he made great use of the added flexibility that enabled. The stay in Arkaroola village and the ridge-top tour were highlights and a flight over the ranges was magnificent. We had a wonderful time with a great variety of experiences all enhanced by Mick's detailed knowledge.

I don’t normally write reviews at all but for this I’ll make an exception. Amazing day, highly recommend. Ask for Dave highly knowledgeable, very friendly and makes the day an amazing experience. Dave also selects a great range of wineries to stop at all unique in their own way. Can not fault at all.

Paul was on time, obliging and also had a wealth of knowledge of Adelaide and its surrounds. Thoroughly recommended Paul if you would love to get to know South Australia

Very informative laid back host learned a lot. Learning the history of clare valley was fascinating. Highly recommend for people to do.

Excellent.

Ben our Guide was very good: informative, flexible, safe driver, no problems.