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South Australia: Flinders Ranges

7 Days & 6 Nights
  • Explore Wilpena Pound, a fascinating natural amphitheater
  • Hike on St Mary Peak, the highest point in the Flinders Ranges
  • Learn about the renowned geologic history of the region
  • Walk along sections of the iconic 1200 km Heysen Trail
  • Visit historical towns in South Australia’s rugged outback
Explore the rugged Flinders Ranges in South Australia, renowned for their ancient geologic history. Spend time exploring the natural amphitheater of Wilpena Pound, and revel in spectacular views from just below St Mary Peak, the highest point in the ranges. Hike to unique landmarks such as Warren Gorge, known for its vibrant orange hue, and springfed Blinman Pools, which attract a variety of wildlife. Overnight in historical outback towns, including Quorn - famous for providing the backdrop for many Australian and international movies - and enjoy all transfers and meals included.

What To Expect

This trip is suitable for experienced walkers that are comfortable with undulating terrain. You can expect some rough trails with rock scrambling and steep terrain. The more difficult days have flexible walking options.

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent holiday.

Activity:

Multi Centre Walking | You will spend multiple nights in one or more of the locations on this walking holiday

This trip is suitable for:

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As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveller this holiday would be suitable for is: 12 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • National Parks & Trails
  • Mountains

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Grade & Terrain

This trip is graded moderate and suitable for experienced walkers. You can expect mostly compact surfaces with some steep sections that require rock scrambling. On your last walking day, the route follows a creek-bed that varies from loose and rocky underfoot, to sandy, to traversing large boulders with some rock-hopping and rock scrambling required. The more difficult days have flexible walking options.

Navigation

As this is a self-guided walk you will be responsible for navigation, decision making and safety during your trip. You should be able to navigate easily with a map and compass. We supply you with route notes for the recommended routes, as well as access to our smartphone navigation app along with GPX tracks, so you will have no problem following the route each day. 

Accommodation Information

We have carefully chosen comfortable accommodations such as the award-winning Rawnsley Park Station and Wilpena Pound Resort. All offer a great experience to travelers in the region.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers 

Single sleeping arrangements can be organized but please note this trip is not available to solo travelers.

Meals

This trip includes 6 breakfasts, 6 packed lunches and 6 dinners in local restaurants. 

 

Included
  • 6 Nights in hand-picked accommodations
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 6 Packed Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfers to/from the trail each day as required
  • Roundtrip transfers to Port Augusta if required
  • National Park Pass
Excluded
  • Travel to and from Quorn/Port Augusta
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance (required)
Extras
  • Additional nights along the route

When To Go

This trip is best during the cooler months from April to September. It is dry, windy, and mostly clear year-round. 

Weather and Climate

The weather is typically dry, windy, and mostly clear year-round. The cool season lasts from May to August and has an average daily high temperature just below 18 degrees Celsius/65 degrees Fahrenheit. Check out this link for more details on the weather!

Getting to the Start

By Air: Port Augusta has a small airport and we will provide private transfers to Quorn (30-minute drive). If you are coming from farther away, it would be best to fly into Adelaide. 

By Bus: There is a bus from Adelaide with departures daily. Please reference the Stateliner website for timetables and tickets.

Getting from the End

By Air: Port Augusta has a small airport and we will provide private transfers from Quorn (30-minute drive). If you are coming from farther away, it would be best to fly out of Adelaide. 

By Bus: There is a bus to Adelaide with departures daily. Please reference the Stateliner website for timetables and tickets.

Baggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Quorn and walk Warren Gorge 3.3 miles / 5.3 km Day 2 Walk Dutchman's Stern 6.6 miles / 10.6 km Day 3 Walk Rawnsley Bluff 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 4 Walk Bridle Gap 11.7 miles / 18.8 km Day 5 Walk Tanderra Saddle 7.5 miles / 12 km Day 6 Walk Blinman Pools 3.7 miles / 6 km Day 7 Onward Travel

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