Australia

South Australia Outback & Wildlife

Highlights

Kangaroo Island wildlife - Adelaide - dramatic scenery of Flinders Ranges - Abundant wildlife on a Gawlers safari

Introduction

Outline Itinerary

Day
1. Arrive Adelaide, connect to Kangaroo Island.
2&3. Guided nature activities.
4. To Adelaide.
5. To Flinders Ranges outback station.
6 & 7. Guided activities.
8. Charter flight to Gawler Ranges.
9 - 11. Guided nature activities in Gawlers & south coast.
12. Flight to Adelaide and depart Australia.

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Departure Dates

Any departure dates to suit your requirements between September and May.

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Description

This suggested itinerary highlights some of the possibilities across South Australia. Note that there are variations to this trip that we are happy to work through with you.

Leaving Adelaide until later you head straight out to Kangaroo Island for a couple of days exploring the rich nature of this "Galapagos of Australia". You will go in search of feeding koalas, Tamar wallabies and mingle with a colony of Australian sea lions. You may also discover possums, echidnas, platypus and many bird species including rare Cape Barren geese. There is also a chance to visit the wind blown sculptures of the Remarkable Rocks. Fine South Australian wines and picnic lunches are the order of the days on Kangaroo Island.

After exploring fascinating markets in Adelaide a visit or even a stay at a vineyard ought to be made en route to the dramatic Flinders Ranges. This is some of the most beautiful scenery in Australia and among its oldest. Settling into a homely outback station with a glass of wine you may never want to leave. Bushwalks and 4x4 drives are possible with guides to help you understand the nature of the area. Red kangaroos, emus, yellow-footed rock wallabies are among wildlife to be encountered. For the more adventurous walking safaris are possible with overnight fly camps.

Further east, towards the edge of the great Nullabor Plain lie the Gawler Ranges. Here there is a small tented camp along the lines of many African luxury safari camps. There is a profusion of wildlife in numbers rarely seen elsewhere in Australia and you can expect to see the three largest macropods: red and grey kangaroos and common wallaroos and they may appear in their hundreds. Hairy-nosed wombats are common and emus are abundant too. There are spectacular congregations of parrots & finches whilst numerous raptors can also be seen. The landscape of woodland and rocky outcrops give way to the 100km long salt pan of Lake Gairdner, an impressive sight lying under big skies.

The coast to the south gives you the chance to relax towards the end of this trip. Perhaps with a morning swim with wild bottle-nose dolphins and Australian sea lions. In the evening back on land you may discover bettongs and bilbies. In season there is also a chance to whale watch from the Head of Bight where southern right whales congregate.

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