A TASTE OF THE OUTBACK - Private - 3 day 2 night
Feel refreshed! This personalised 3 day adventure tour, an alternative to the rough and ready outback visits, we offer outback in luxury, this encompasses the vast Outback of South Australia's Flinders Ranges, whilst incorporating the regions native gourmet delights, native wildlife and rugged country side that is interwoven with Aboriginal dreamtime stories. Enjoy touring that travels through the Clare Valley wine region, up to the Flinders Ranges whilst having a beer at the famous Prairie Hotel at Parachilna and staying in the heart of the Flinders Ranges. Tours visit surrounding highlights such as the stunning Brachina Gorge, historic township of Quorn and picturesque Melrose.
Your outback adventure starts with a city hotel pick up, we then head North toward the famous Clare Valley. Clare Valley has a rich heritage originating from the English, Irish and Polish settlers who arrived in the 1840s. Viticulturally, Clare is classified as moderately warm to cool, similar to the Alsace, Burgundy and Rheingau regions. The area has been described as "the most unblemished wine region in Australia". Tours feature the Sevenhills winery run by Jesuit brothers, a visit to Mitchell's winery and lunch at the charming Skillogalee restaurant. After lunch the country side becomes more rugged as the outback starts to unwind. Kangaroos and emus abound as Australian reptiles and many amazing Australian bird species can be found. The landscape is interwoven with tales of the Aboriginal dreamtime. We arrive at our accommodation in time to watch the sun go down on the veranda of the Prairie Hotel, at Parachilna, we sample the native Australian cuisine in their award winning restaurant. Here we get a sense of the Outback, as we join local characters as we enjoy a cold beer under the Veranda & wait for the train to chug through town. We can sit back look into the sky of a million stars!!
The next day we are joined by local guide Hardy, as he takes us West into the plains through Nilpena Cattle Station, to the edge of the salt Lake Torrens National park. We travel past salt bushes, red sand hills and creek beds as we search for creatures of the desert. From Lake Torrrens we see a vast expanse of sediment that contrasts with the ranges in the background. The Australian film “Rabbit Proof Fence” was filmed in this area and we see many of the old historic station buildings featured.
We return back for lunch at the Prairie Hotel, as often the heat in the summer months can be very extreme, if weather permits we may opt for a gourmet picnic lunch outdoors. Late afternoon we head to the Southern Flinders Ranges and follow the corridor of time through Brachina Gorge. As the sun goes down, the wildlife come out to visit. With a glass of sparkling wine in hand we may spot rare yellow footed Rock Wallaby’s, which are a protected species.
Tonight we may stay at the Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, or stay in the lower Flinders Ranges at Wilpena Pound Resort, or spend a night at the Rawnsley Park Eco Villa’s.
Today we venture South through the historic town of Quorn, made famous by the Pichi Richi steam train & the railway industry that surrounds it. We continue through the picturesque town of Melrose and enjoy lunch whilst sitting back and taking in the unique towns ambience. For those who are more active, Mount Remarkable is directly behind us. This features outstanding walking & mountain bike trails. We may visit the local Bundaleer Wines cellar door & local produce for tastings. If time permits we visit to the charming Stone Hutt bakery, which features local game pies, and a vast array of fresh cooked goodies. We return to Adelaide.
Details & Booking
COST PER PERSON
Please refer to the tour code and index page for accurate pricing.
NO OF PERSONS
PICK UP & DROP OFF
Adelaide CBD or as requested.
Most breakfasts, lunches & dinners on tour
Experienced wine tour guide/driver, wine and tourism information kit, pre and post-tour assistance,
wine tastings with refreshments en route. Accomodation*
*Accommodation based on twin share occupancy* Single supplement may be required