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Half-day Wilpena Pound Gorges 4WD Tour with Refreshments

1. Half-day Wilpena Pound Gorges 4WD Tour with Refreshments

Experience the natural beauty of the South Australian hinterland at Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park on this half-day 4WD tour with a local guide. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to explore the gorgeous gorges, search for Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies, and enjoy sweeping views of Bunyeroo Valley and the eastern wall of Wilpena Pound.  You will learn about the rugged mountains including the moss rocks with their contrasting colours and the ever-changing flora of the area, especially after the rain. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea that is included on your tour. Once a sacred meeting place of the native Adnyamathanha people, today these mountains serve as a gathering place for hikers, photographers, campers, and art-history buffs. Home to Aboriginal rock carvings, winding trails, and gorgeous views, the park offers a memorable experience in the stunning Australian bush.

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Wilpena Pound 4WD Sunset Spectacular Tour

2. Wilpena Pound 4WD Sunset Spectacular Tour

Join local Adnyamathanha guides from Wilpena Pound Resort as they take you to a special viewing location to watch the sunset overlooking Wilpena Pound and the Ikara-Flinders Rangers. Enjoy delicious canapes and a beverage as you enjoy the changing colours and marvel at the ancient landscape of the Flinders Ranges before your guide returns you to Wilpena Pound Resort. Experience the natural beauty of the South Australian hinterland at Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Once a sacred meeting place of the native Adnyamathanha people, today these mountains serve as a gathering place for hikers, photographers, campers, and art-history buffs. Home to Aboriginal rock carvings, winding trails, and gorgeous views, the park offers a memorable experience in the stunning Australian bush.

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Flinders Ranges: Scenic Flight Over National Park

3. Flinders Ranges: Scenic Flight Over National Park

Take a scenic flight over the vast landscape of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound and experience the natural beauty in the best way possible. See the Elder Range, Edeowie Gorge, Lake Torrens, the Heysen Range, and St. Mary Peak, as well other stunning natural sites. The scenic flight enables amazing opportunities for photos and is rated in the top scenic flights throughout Australia and New Zealand. To truly understand the scale and beauty of the national park and surrounding area, it needs to be witnessed from above.

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Flinders Ranges 3-Day Small Group Eco Safari from Adelaide

4. Flinders Ranges 3-Day 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.

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Wilpena Pound: 2-Hour Yura Udnyu Culture & Heritage Tour

5. Wilpena Pound: 2-Hour Yura Udnyu Culture & Heritage Tour

Join your experienced Yura guide at Wilpena Pound Resort for an entertaining and informative stroll from the Visitor Information Center to Old Wilpena Station, one of South Australia's oldest and best preserved pastoral settlements. Walk along Wilpena Creek past magnificent stands of river red gums with stunning views of Wilpena Pound in the distance. As you pass through the station gate, you'll step back 150-years to the early days of pastoral runs. Along the way, learn about the landscapes, native animals, native bush tucker depending on the season, the Yura culture and history and the biodiversity from the perspective of the Adnyamathanha people. Wander among the original buildings of a bygone pastoral era, delving into the settlement history of the region. “Yura” is the name for the Adnyamathanha people and “Udnyu” means white, and this tour includes the intertwining histories of both cultures. Wilpena Pound is located approximately 267 miles (429 kilometers) north of Adelaide, in the heart of Flinders Ranges National Park. It is a natural amphitheatre of mountains and is a true representation of the real Australian Outback. This tour will consist of an easy to moderate 1.3 mile (2 kilometer) walk with some uneven ground for a fascinating Aboriginal and European cultural experience.

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Adelaide: Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges Adventure Trip

6. Adelaide: Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges Adventure Trip

Travel to Eyre Peninsula, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay, Arno Bay, and more on this guided trip from Adelaide with accommodation, entry fees, and meals. Walk the Arkaroo Rock Trail, camp amongst koalas at Mikkira Station, and cruise across the gulf.  Day 1: Adelaide to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National ParkHike Alligator Gorge, enjoy a picnic lunch, then travel further north to Flinders Ranges. Get welcomed at the Wilpena Pound campsite and enjoy dinner by the campfire. Roll out your swag for your first night under the billions of stars of the Milky Way. Day 2: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National ParkAfter breakfast, set out on the Hills Homestead Walk. Wander through the tranquil Pound Gap into Wilpena Pound and follow Wilpena Creek through the trees. Head up to Wangara Lookout for panoramic views. Return to camp for lunch and a dip in the resort swimming pool to cool off. In the afternoon, set out on the Arkaroo Rock Trail with impressive views over the Chace Range. Day 3: Flinders Ranges to Port LincolnVisit the Jeff Morgan Gallery in Hawker. Travel to Port Augusta for lunch and see some impressive silo art at Cowell. Arrive in the seafood capital of Australia, Port Lincoln. Set up camp for three nights at Mikkira Station, which has shower and toilet facilities. Day 4: Port Lincoln and surroundsPull on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson. After a bite to eat, take a 14-kilometer coastal drive along Whalers Way. Later, contribute to koala conservation work at Mikkira Station. Depending on the time of year, spend the afternoon removing weeds, or collecting, propagating, or planting manna gum tree seeds. Sleep under koala-filled gum trees at Mikkira. Day 5: Aquatic adventures or Coffin BayChoose between two different itineraries (both are optional and not included in the cost of the tour and must be paid on-site). For option 1, see a great white shark on a cage dive and swim with the ever-playful Australian Sea Lions. For option 2, spend the day unearthing Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay: visit the Boffin Bay National Park and join an oyster tour and tasting. Day 6: Port Lincoln to AdelaideAfter breakfast, pack up camp and head to Port Lincoln for a must-do walk up Stamford Hill. Take a final look at Port Lincoln from Winters Hill Lookout and stop for a barbecue lunch at Arno Bay as you make your way to Lucky Bay. Hop on a ferry and set sail across the Spencer Gulf towards Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula. Grab a coffee on board and relax as you cruise across the gulf. On disembarking in Wallaroo, jump back on the bus for a final ride to Adelaide.

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Flinders Ranges 5-Day Outback Safari from Adelaide

7. Flinders Ranges 5-Day Outback Safari 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.

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Flinders Ranges: 3-Day 2-Night Outback Tour

8. Flinders Ranges: 3-Day 2-Night Outback Tour

This three-day Flinders Ranges outback tour departs from Adelaide via luxury, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles, and includes two nights at the award-winning Rawnsley Park Station. Rawnsley Park Station is located at the foot of Wilpena Pound, a magnificent natural amphitheater and the centerpiece of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. The hotel will be a highlight on this tour with hosts Julie and Tony Smith providing guests with true outback hospitality and Aussie station experiences. Stay in their luxurious Eco Villas or a standard Holiday Unit, all with commanding views of the surrounding landscape. Touring includes the spectacular and rugged scenery of Wilpena Pound and the magnificent Flinders Ranges region with its wealth of wildlife, geology, and ancient history. Over two nights you will dine in the Woolshed Restaurant, an authentic, converted woolshed serving delicious modern Australian cuisine. On the other evening, you will enjoy a three-course lamb tasting food experience, in which local lamb from the property will be showcased and prepared in three different and delicious courses. Clare Valley wines will be matched with each course, and the dinner will finish with South Australian port and local cheeses (vegetarians will be catered for). Enjoy more outback cuisine and hospitality at the famous Prairie Hotel at Parachilna during a stop for lunch. Then, on the final day, travel through the stunning Clare Valley wine region for a wine tasting and lunch before returning to Adelaide.

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What people are saying about Wilpena Pound

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 23 reviews

A must do if you’re in the Flinders! Our pilot was very knowledgeable both in the Dreamtime stories of Wilpena and surrounds, and the geological aspects of the area. Was absolutely breathtaking to see the Pound from the air, and an ideal way to understand the various walks/drives before undertaking them on the ground. Would definitely recommend

Uncle Mick was awesome! He really shared with us culture and history and we appreciated his company and his knowledge. As a traditional owner and a man of Lore appreciated him sharing his time and experience with us. A fantastic day of learning and would recommend it to anyone.

Well worth the money for such an amazing experience. Pilot was very informative and his knowledge of the area was excellent.

Excellent value. Pilot was very informative with a great sense of humour. A must do.

Was a Brilliant experience was well worth the money