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Ikara Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound

Ikara Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound

With your sense of adventure packed, this tour will take you through some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in the country. See the rugged, weathered peaks and rocky gorges of the Flinders Ranges, featuring the famous landmark - Wilpena Pound and discover the ancient dry lake basins and sand formations during a guided tour of Mungo National Park. Other highlights include a half day 4WD tour of Wilpena Pound and a visit to the Jeff Morgan Gallery.

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9 days

 

ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES

  • View the collection of ex-military aircraft at the Temora Aviation Museum

  • Explore Mungo National Park; home to Mungo Man, Mungo Woman and the Great Wall of China

  • See the ‘endless’ Wilpena Panorama at Jeff Morgan Gallery

  • Be in awe of the rugged mountain landscapes of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

INCLUSIONS

  • Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

  • Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane, Hunter and Central Coast areas*

  • 24 quality meals

  • Flights

  • Traveller’s Refund Guarantee*

  • Entries and attractions as shown

  • Modern luxury tour coach

  • Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

  • Homemade Morning Tea

 

 

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Day 1

Home - Cootamundra
Today we make way south, travelling via the Southern Highlands to Goulburn for lunch. This afternoon enjoy a break in Yass before continuing on to Cootamundra for our overnight stay.

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Day 2

Cootamundra - Griffith
This morning we make our way to the Temora Aviation Museum. View the historically significant collection of ex-military aircraft all maintained in airworthy condition. Continue on to Griffith and enjoy a picnic lunch at the Griffith Pioneer Park Museum. This afternoon, visit Calabria Family Wines before our local guide takes us on a tour of the city. Settle into our overnight accommodation with time to freshen up before dinner.

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Day 3

Griffith - Wentworth
Travel to Wentworth arriving at the junction of the Murray and the Darling, where the two rivers meet. A local guide will show us the key sites, including Perry Sand Hills, a backdrop for many films and TV shows. Imagine yourself in a scene from the Flying Doctors or Boney. Visit the Old Wentworth Gaol and Wentworth Museum before checking into our accommodation for the next two nights.

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Day 4

Mungo National Park
Experience the World Heritage Listed Mungo National Park during a fully guided tour. The area boasts a diverse array of animals, birds and plant life along with a lunar landscape rich in natural beauty. This chain of dried-up lake beds and sand dunes is home to the famous Mungo Lunette and the spectacular Great Wall of China. Late afternoon, return to our motel for dinner.

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Day 5

Wentworth - Peterborough
Today we cross borders to arrive in South Australia. Stop for lunch in the old copper mining town of Burra before continuing on to Peterborough. Take a guided tour of the roundhouse and rail museum at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, once an important railway workshop, particularly for the Ghan. After dinner at our motel, return to the centre for their sound and light show. You will sit comfortably in a restored 1916 historic rail carriage which is placed on an 85 foot long, 3 gauge turntable. You will move through the tunnels of time, to learn about Peterborough, about railways in South Australia and about the many fascinating personal stories associated with it.

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Day 6

Peterborough - Wilpena Pound
After breakfast, travel to Hawker for a visit to Jeff Morgan Gallery. Housed across several large enclosures, see the displays of model cars, memorabilia and painted panoramas. Continue on to Ikara (Wilpena Pound), the iconic natural amphitheatre in the heart of the Flinders Ranges National Park. Enjoy a picnic lunch before taking a leisurely walk towards the centre of the pound where you can start to take in the ancient rock formations that have shaped this area over millions of years. Explore the old farm buildings of the early settlers as you make your way along the track. This afternoon, check into our accommodation before enjoying a drink as you watch the sun set over the ranges and the giant gum trees.

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Day 7

Wilpena Pound 4WD & Flight Options
Today is a free day to enjoy as you wish. There are some optional tours available you may wish to participate in at additional cost. Board the resort's 4WD for a half day tour and marvel at the rugged beauty of the Brachina and Bunyeroo Gorges. Perhaps take a 30 minute scenic flight over Wilpena Pound, the Elder Range, Edeowie Gorge, St Mary Peak and the Pound Gap. You will clearly see how the Flinders Ranges appear to be a backbone on the landscape. Alternatively, there are a number of guided walking tours and hiking trails available.

Optional tours (additional cost):
›› 4 hour 4WD tour including morning tea
›› 30 Minute Scenic Flight over Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park and Wilpena Pound

Please note this optional tours list is a guide only. A full list of tours available and pricing will be advised prior to final payment date.

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Day 8

Wilpena Pound - Adelaide
After breakfast it's time to farewell Wilpena Pound and the stunning Flinders Ranges and travel on to Port Augusta. This small city was formerly known as a seaport due to its location on the east coast of the Spencer Gulf, but is now a road traffic and railway junction with the Stuart Highway heading north to the Northern Territory, the Eyre Highway heading west to the Nullarbor and the Princess Highway heading South to Adelaide. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre and wander through the "Tunnel of Time" with interactive displays depicting the creation of the Flinders Ranges through to the brave treks and tales from the early settlers. After lunch we continue on to Adelaide to settle into our motel before dinner.

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Day 9

Adelaide - Home
This morning we visit Adelaide's Central Market. With over 70 traders under one roof, the Adelaide Central Market is one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the Southern Hemisphere. Purchase your own morning tea as you wander through the many stalls. Transfer to Adelaide Airport to prepare for your flight home, where on arrival, your transfers will be arranged.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (INC. GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE FROM: $4,299.00 per person

TOUR FARE (INC. GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER FROM: $4,239.00 per person

 

Single Supplement available @ $705.00 extra

 

 

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