Flinders Ranges Odysseys has rolled out a new three-day Outback Tour, beginning on 3 April 2020. During the course of the itinerary guests will explore the 540 million-year-old Flinders Ranges in luxury air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles, in small and intimate groups of up to eight people.
Led by a local guide, the tour offers exclusive accommodation at the award-winning Rawnsley Park Station in either the luxurious Eco Villas or one-bedroom Holiday Units. Overlooking the southern side of Wilpena Pound and surrounded by seclusion and breath-taking views, Rawnsley Park Station provides the perfect base for exploring South Australia’s beautiful Flinders Ranges.
Departing from Adelaide, day one visits the old copper mining town of Burra for morning tea and Orroroo for lunch before arriving at Rawnsley Park Station. On the way, stop at Kanyaka Station Homestead Ruins and see what’s left of this once massive sheep and cattle station of about 950 square kilometres. That afternoon, guests admire the beauty of the Flinders Ranges on a Sunset on the Chace tour with gourmet canapes and a glass of sparkling wine in hand. The day rounds off with a two-course dinner in Rawnsley Park Station’s Woolshed Restaurant – a converted woolshed serving delicious Modern Australian cuisine.
Day two begins with an opportunity to take an early morning scenic flight with Chinta Air (additional cost) where guests will gain a true appreciation of the scale and grandeur of Wilpena Pound. Spend the morning touring the southern Flinders Ranges seeing the local sights, the picturesque Bunyeroo and Brachina gorges and partake in one of the many peaceful walks. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Prairie Hotel, Australia’s #1 Outback Hotel recognised as an “unmissable outback experience”. Indulge in one of their signature Antipasto Platters, before taking the Moralana Scenic drive back to Rawnsley Park.
That evening guests are treated to a Lamb Tasting food experience where they try local lamb from the property, showcased, and prepared in three different courses, served with matching Clare Valley wines. Dinner is washed down with South Australian ports and local cheeses.
On the final day participants enjoy morning tea and the views at Mt Remarkable, before continuing to the charmingly secluded Clare Valley, to meander through the countryside of one of Australia’s oldest wine growing regions dating back 150 years. Here they enjoy wine tastings and a delicious three-course lunch before returning to Adelaide.
The tour will operate twice a week, departing every Monday and Friday with extra departures from December 2020 until February 2021.
For more details, see kangarooislandodysseys.com.au/flinders-ranges-tours