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South Australia & Kangaroo Island

Explore the Flinders Ranges, Barossa Wine Region & Kangaroo Island

12 days

from £6,165pp (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 & a lodge with views that go on for ever
  • See ancient Aboriginal rock art in the Flinders Ranges
  • The chance to observe prolific and diverse bird and wildlife

 The Flinders Ranges & 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 activites.

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.

Spend a day with a private guide exploring some of the world class vineyards in the area – the day will be tailored to meet your interests.

Kangaroo Island & 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 activites 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 
£ 6165 £ 935
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what is included

  • All accommodation and meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Voyage gratuities
  • All transfers

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

Fly London to Dubai overnight

Day 2

Fly Dubai to Adelaide


You will be staying at Mayfair Hotel, Bed & Breakfast

Day 3

Private Transfer to Arkaba Lodge including Clare Valley Sightseeing


Travel north through picturesque countryside and historic villages into the Clare Valley. This beautiful region is famous for its wines and there will be an opportunity to visit a couple of the local wineries and taste some of the produce.

Continue northward into the Southern Flinders Ranges. Visit the historic town of Melrose and see Mount Remarkable, travelling towards the country towns of Wilmington and Quorn. The Southern Flinders Ranges are famous for their nature filled valleys and riverbeds. Lined with massive River Red Gum trees, they are home to a multitude of native Australian animals and birds. Warren Gorge is one of the few gorges in the Flinders Ranges that is a natural habitat to the Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies, Kangaroo's, Kookaburra's and Emu's to name a few.

Continuing on, arrive at the stunning Arkaba Station to be greeted by your hosts and relax in the beautiful surrounds.


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 4

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 5

Day at Leisure to relax or take part in further activities


You will be staying at Arkaba Station, Full board

Day 6

Private Transfer 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 & Breakfast

Day 7

Bespoke Barossa Valley
Full Day Private Tour Includes: All general tasting and entrance fees, morning or afternoon tea, refreshments, light lunch, transport and personal wine guide.

Discover Barossa Valley with a local guide that has real passion for the region, exploring the food & wine culture of the Barossa - your full day private touring will be tailored to suit your interests.


You will be staying at The Louise, Bed & Breakfast

Day 8

Travel 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 9

Signature Experiences included at Southern Ocean Lodge
These experiences are included in the tariff 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.

Wonders of Kangaroo Island

This half day experience, operated exclusively for Lodge guests by Exceptional Kangaroo Island is a spectacular introduction to Kangaroo Island's wildlife, maritime heritage and stunning coastal landscapes and takes full advantage of the Lodge's unique location. Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and a fur seal colony are just some of the trip highlights. Wander amongst the rare Cape Barren Geese and search the leafy eucalypts for a sleepy koala.

Seal Bay

Seal Bay is home to Australia's third largest colony of Australian sea lions. Join our naturalist guide for an exclusive tour on the beach with these wild animals. Learn about their unique breeding cycle and the ongoing research programs implemented on site. After your up close and personal experience relax with morning tea at the picturesque Vivonne Bay.

Coastal Clifftop Walk

Take a scenic walk starting right on the Lodge's doorstep atop the limestone cliffs of Hanson Bay. This easy walk affords a bird's eye view of thundering waves crashing along the coastline. Stand on top of the cliff with the wind blowing, look out to sea and realise there is nothing but ocean between here and Antarctica. Experience and learn about local flora, fauna and coastline ecosystems.

Tip: A photographer's dream!

Kangas & Kanapés

Soak up the history of the early island settlers at Grassdale, a historic island property reached by a short drive from the Lodge and where local wildlife including kangaroos and wallabies congregate to graze. Observe these creatures in their natural environment, sip premium South Australian beverages and enjoy a 'Kanapé' whilst the sun goes down on another magical day.

Discover Island Heritage

Discover the intriguing natural heritage of this wild island in the Baudin Lounge. This informative visual presentation hosted by resident naturalist staff provides insight into the Island's discovery and natural history and gives an overview of its many spectacular attractions. Refresh with a sunset drink at the convivial Lodge Bar.

Self Guided Local Walks & Mountain Bike Track

The lodge is surrounded by pristine wilderness and offers a range of graded walking experiences and a medium grade mountain bike loop track.

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 10

Day at Leisure to relax or take part in further activities


You will be staying at Southern Ocean Lodge, Full board

Day 11

Domestic Flight from Kingscote Airport on Kangaroo Island to Adelaide

Fly Adelaide to Dubai overnight

Day 12

Fly Dubai to London

Accommodation

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

The Louise

The Louise

The Louise is centrally located to the wineries, vineyards and touring activities 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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