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South Australia

South Australia boasts a wide variety of environments, from spectacular coastline and long sandy beaches to the red sands of the outback and majestic mountain ranges of the Flinders, all within relatively close reach.

Adelaide, South Australia’s capital and Australia’s first city of free settlers or landed gentry, has an air of pride with wide streets, colonial architecture and abundant parklands.

Australia’s wine heartland is on the doorstep of Adelaide and midway to the accessible Outback of the magnificent Flinders Ranges. The Barossa Valley boasts over 150 years of tradition and culture, fuelled by centuries of European experience. While the entire region is renowned for its luscious shiraz, the cooler climate produces the best rieslings in Australia.

Head north into the South Australian Outback and immerse yourself in the varied habitats of the Flinders Ranges. From dry creek beds, isolated waterholes lined with 1,000 year old river red gums, craggy ridge lines and rolling hills covered in cypress pines to the ancient ramparts of Wilpena Pound, this is some of the most quintessential countryside in Australia.

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WHEN TO TRAVEL
Best Months
March - October
Epic Suggests
5 Days
South Australia
  • EYRE PENINSULA
EYRE PENINSULA 4 DAYS / Price on request
Day 1
Wudinna Rock

Upon arrival in Port Lincoln, you visit a colony of wild koalas at Mikkira Station before travelling to Wudinna, population 600, stopping for lunch along the way. You will pass Wudinna Rock as you travel into the outback to Kangaluna Camp. After a rest at Kangaluna, there is an afternoon tour to begin your wildlife experience. Return to the camp after sunset drinks at Kolay Mirica Rocks.

Stay: Kangaluna Camp

Day 2
Lake Gairdner

Visit an ochre pit on the morning drive to spectacular Lake Gairdner, which is like a piece of Antarctica with its glistening white salt pan set in the red landscape. Here you can walk on the surface of the lake and look north to see the endless white plain and the striking red surrounds and islands. You may see emus and red, western grey and euro kangaroos as we drive through the ancient outback range to Kangaluna Camp. You can enjoy the stars with a computerised telescope after dinner.

Stay: Kangaluna Camp

Day 3
Lake Sturt

Morning is leisurely and allows plenty of time to walk through the bush near the camp. This morning you will walk on Lake Sturt in the Corrobinnie Depression and see the array of colours and patterns in the bed of the old lake. Continuing around the lake to Mt Sturt, you observe a diversity of plants and trees. Early arrival back to the camp gives the extra chance to spot some of the 110 species of birds observed at Kangaluna and the visiting animals, or relax in the stunning surrounds.

Stay: Kangaluna Camp

Day 4
Baird Bay

Early this morning you head to Baird Bay and board the boat for an unforgettable wildlife experience. On the 5 kilometre journey to a lagoon at Jones Island near Cape Radstock, you can watch Bottlenose dolphins ride the bow wave of the boat. Cross the bay to visit a resident colony of rare Australian sea lions. After lunch on the beach we leave Baird Bay and visit Venus Bay, Elliston and enjoy magnificent coastal scenery on the journey to Port Lincoln.

Stay: Port Lincoln Hotel

Day 5
Port Lincoln / Coffin Bay

Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay are located in a beautiful, untamed region of Australia, boasting some of our country’s best seafood, scenic locations and native wildlife. Meet the local fishermen and find out how your favourite fish are caught. Take a picnic out into the bush among beautiful old eucalyptus and manna gums. You may just meet a few koalas, kangaroos and emus along the way.

Stay: Port Lincoln Hotel

Day 6
Adelaide

Today you return to Adelaide and continue on your Australian journey.

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