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South Australia & Kangaroo Island

Explore the Flinders Ranges, Barossa Wine Region & Kangaroo Island

10 days

from £5,995pp (excluding flights)

Often less visited that some areas of the country Southern Australia is a land of extreme contrasts and offers visitor’s spectacular outback scenery, amazing wildlife, beautiful wine lands and stunning beaches.

  • Sample some of Australia's premium wines
  • Stay in magical accommodation including a traditional homestead, a world-class restaurant with rooms and a lodge with views that go on forever
  • See ancient Aboriginal rock art in the Flinders Ranges
  • The chance to observe prolific and diverse bird and wildlife

 The Flinders Ranges and Arkaba Homestead

Travelling inland from the city of Adelaide, venture deeper and deeper into the vast and beautiful outback of Southern Australia. The Flinders Ranges are home to huge River Red Gum trees, wide gorges, extensive bushland and is the natural habitat to many of Australia’s iconic wildlife including kangaroo’s, Emu, Kookaburra and Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies. Spend time exploring on foot or on a 4WD safari, the perfect way to truly experience the scale and grandeur of the outback.

Spend three nights at Arkaba, a beautiful homestead, with a wonderful history dating back to the 1850’s. Nestled amidst the Flinders Ranges with just five ensuite bedrooms the atmosphere is relaxed, welcoming and intimate. Sixty thousand acres shared by just 10 guests. A stay at Arkaba includes all meals, beverages and daily activities.

Barossa Valley Wine Region

Spend two nights at the Louise, amidst the vineyards and wineries of the Barossa Valley. This contemporary hotel with just 15 rooms is renowned for its award-winning restaurant, Appellation. During the day explore in your hire car, visiting some of the world-class wineries.

Kangaroo Island and Southern Ocean Lodge

Australias third largest island, Kangaroo Island is home to rugged cliffs lined with hidden coves and pristine sandy beaches, on many of which sea lions and fur seals bask in the sun. A haven for wildlife the island is also home to echidnas, koalas and possums to name a few. The island also makes some wonderful local produce such as cheese, honey and wine, all of which are well worth sampling.

Spend three nights at Southern Ocean Lodge. Sitting high on a cliffside above sandy coves and crashing waves below, the panoramic views from this lodge seem endless. Explore the island or try your hand at beach fishing, cooking lessons or just relax and have a spa treatment. 
A stay at Southern Ocean Lodge includes all meals, beverages and daily activities plus a $50 bonus credit to use towards a spa treatment or bespoke experience.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 5995 £ 895
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what is included

  • Daily guided activities in the Flinders Ranges
  • Daily guided activities on Kangaroo Island
  • One night in Adelaide on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Return flights from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
  • Six days car hire
  • Three nights at Arkaba Homestead including all meals and drinks
  • Three nights at Southern Ocean Lodge including all meals and drinks
  • Two nights at the Louise on a bed and breakfast basis

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Day at leisure in Adelaide


You will be staying at Mayfair Hotel, bed and breakfast

Day 2

Drive from Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges - Approximately 4 hours


The Flinders Ranges is South Australia’s largest mountain range. Its iconic natural amphitheatre, Ikara (Wilpena Pound), stands out in the vast landscape as the centre piece to the National Park.

Adnyamathanha people have lived in the Flinders Ranges for tens of thousands of years and the region remains of enormous significance today in contemporary Adnyamathanha society. The Adnyamathanha people translate the word Wilpena as Ikara meaning 'meeting place'.

The Park encompasses some of the most spectacular scenery in South Australia, made famous by the paintings of Sir Hans Heysen and is world-renowned for its geological history with impressive fossil remains. With rugged mountain scenery, peaceful gorges and a huge array of wildlife and flora, the Flinders Ranges epitomises the Australian outback.


You will be staying at Arkaba Station, full board

Day 3

Things to do at Flinders Ranges
During your stay learn about the activities of an old outback station and visit the old woolshed, the focus of the property's annual shearing from 1856 to 2012. On bush walks, picnics and 4WD safaris explore the gorges and valleys of the Flinders Ranges and keep an eye out for wildlife - Red Kangaroos, Emus, Euros, Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies. Scenic flights over the rock ramparts of Wilpena Pound can be arranged. Arkaba also offers walking safaris with a guide. At the end of the day enjoy a sundowner drink along with the sun's last rays reflecting on the western ramparts of Wilpena Pound.


You will be staying at Arkaba Station, full board

Day 4

Day at Leisure to relax or take part in further activities


You will be staying at Arkaba Station, full board

Day 5

Drive from the Flinders Ranges to the Barossa Valley - Approximately 3.5 hours


The Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region northeast of Adelaide, in South Australia. The area encompasses towns such as Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa, and an array of high-profile wineries offering tours and cellar-door tastings. Shiraz grapes are the local speciality. The stone cottages and Lutheran churches throughout the region are testament to a 19th-century wave of German settlers.


You will be staying at The Louise, bed and breakfast

Day 6

Day at leisure to explore the wine regions.


You will be staying at The Louise, bed and breakfast

Day 7

Drive from Barossa Valley to Adelaide


Domestic Flight from Adelaide to Kingscote Airport on Kangaroo Island


You will be staying at Southern Ocean Lodge, full board

Day 8

Signature Experiences included at Southern Ocean Lodge
A range of wonderful experiences are included in a stay at Southern Ocean Lodge and are provided on an intimate shared basis with fellow guests at scheduled times. Private touring can be arranged at additional cost subject to availability.

Guided activities on offer range from discovering the islands unique wildlife to canapes with kangaroos, walking trails and exploring the islands heritage. There are also a number of walking trails and mountain biking tracks that can be explored independently.

Commune with native wildlife and majestic scenery on Kangaroo Island, easily accessible from Adelaide. Meet Australian sea lions on the beach, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, penguins, echidnas and diverse birds. Discover rugged rock formations, underground caves, bush-cloaked national parks, and beaches and bays to swim, snorkel, dive and fish.


You will be staying at Southern Ocean Lodge, full board

Day 9

Day at Leisure to relax or take part in further activities


You will be staying at Southern Ocean Lodge, full board

Day 10

Domestic Flight from Kingscote Airport on Kangaroo Island to Adelaide

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

The Louise

The Louise

Perched atop a gently rolling hillside, lined with vines The Louise is a boutique hotel set in gardens amidst the wineries and vineyards of the renowned Barossa wine region....

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Arkaba Station

Arkaba Station

Arkaba Homestead lies on a 60,000-acre private conservancy amidst the Flinders Ranges, an ancient landscape moulded by millions of years of geological activity and home to some of Australia's most spectacular outback scenery and wildlife....

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Southern Ocean Lodge

Southern Ocean Lodge

Above the crashing surf of the Southern Ocean on Kangaroo Island, this stunning lodge boasts beautiful panoramic views and adjoins 2 National Parks....

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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