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Itinerary: From the Flinders Ranges to the Fleurieu Peninsula

Arkaba Homestead Flinders Ranges | A&K
Arkaba Homestead Flinders Ranges | A&K

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Combine a professionally-guided outback hiking adventure with the natural beauty of Fleurieu Peninsula through this six-day experience in South Australia

Explore the spirit of Outback Australia on a guided hike unveiling layers of history hidden within the Flinders Ranges. Traverse ancient landscapes and experience deluxe swag camping and gracious hospitality. Then, fly onto the Fleurieu Peninsula and explore the culinary playground which is McLaren Vale.

Journey highlights include exploring the rugged Flinders Ranges on a guided three-day hike, camping under the stars in luxury swag tents, sharing stories over dinner and South Australian wines in your homestead oasis and enjoying a behind-the-scenes tour of the d’Arenberg Cube, a must for wine connoisseurs.

Day 1

Arrive Adelaide – Flinders Ranges

Drive to South Australia’s Flinders Ranges, where the rugged Outback comes to life. Set off from Wilpena Pound, hiking to the rim of this natural amphitheatre, before descending into the Arkaba Wilderness and walking into camp in the late afternoon. Savour a three-course alfresco camp dinner and settle into your deluxe swag tent for a night under a canopy of stars (Walking approx 13km, 5-6 hours).

  • Stay at Black’s Gap Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 2

Flinders Ranges

Today is arguably the most scenic, as you move out from Black’s Gap through meandering riverbeds into the rolling hills. Follow the famous Heysen Trail for a while through Black’s Gap. Red and grey kangaroos and emus are regularly sighted. The last leg takes you into the hills, culminating in a sharp climb to the summit of the Red Range for panoramic views. Descend to the foot of the Elder Range and arrive at camp in the early evening (Walking approx 14-15km, 6–7 hours).

  • Stay at Elder Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 3

Flinders Ranges

Plenty of time today to stop for photographs, bird watching, botanising and discussion. Move southeast through mallee and native pine forests before crossing Slaty Creek. Ascend the Red Range ridge and down to the banks of Arkaba Creek, home to hundreds of magnificent river red gums. Arrive at Arkaba Homestead for a quintessential Outback experience, enjoying a beautifully-prepared meal and some excellent South Australian wines (Walking approx 14-15km, 6–7 hours).

Day 4

Fleurieu Peninsula

This morning, depart your homestead and fly to Adelaide before being collected for your discovery of world-renowned wine region, McLaren Vale. Start your exploration with a leisurely walk to view spectacular Onkaparinga Gorge and learn about the ancient geology of the area. Reward yourself with an exclusive masterclass at Wirra Wirra’s Old Barrel Hall, followed by a delicious lunch from local producers as you continue to explore this beautiful area.

 

Day 5

Fleurieu Peninsula

Today, enjoy your own exclusive experience of the d’Arenberg Cube, a unique cube-shaped complex built to excite the senses with its wine sensory room, Alternate Realities Museum, virtual fermenter and tasting room. Have a behind-the-scenes tour followed by a wine masterclass and a superb 11-course degustation lunch. Finish your day dozing as you drive along the tranquil Silver Sands Beach back to your accommodation.

  • Stay at Coastal Lodge
  • Breakfast and lunch

 

Day 6

Depart Fleurieu Peninsula

Farewell this stunning wine region as you transfer to Adelaide for your departing flight.

  • Breakfast

The Details

Travel Dates 2018

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.

Prices

Per Person Twin Share: AU$8,385

For more information and to enquire about this reader offer please visit abercrombiekent.com.au

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