Flinders Ranges

Group-guided

Group-guided

OVERVIEW

Access the heart of the Australian Outback and hike the ancient sun seared landscape of the remote Flinders Ranges. The Flinders’ fascinating geology and red ochre vistas make for unforgettable walking that’ll take your breath away. Walk both Alligator and Bunyeroo Gorges, hike Dutchman’s Stern, Rawnsley Bluff, Black Gap and Bridal Gaps, Tanderra Saddle among other places.

There is also a gentler side to this Flinders Ranges tour to discover. Walk Wilpena Pound floor encircled by a one of a kind colossal natural amphitheatre. In other valleys, native cypress pines cover gently rounded hills and massive meandering creek beds studded with majestic river red gums. We take care of every last detail so you can relax and fully experience this ancient landscape that once stood taller than the Himalayas.

Highlights:

  • Flinders Ranges guided walks to Rawnsley Bluff, Bridal Gap, Tanderra Saddle & Dutchmans Stern
  • Walks through Wilpena Pound, Bunyeroo Gorge, Black Gap, Alligator Gorge and at Wilpena Homestead
  • Epic Views over Wilpena Pound and the ABC, Chace and Elder Ranges and much more
  • Genuinely fully inclusive, 6 nights accommodation in air conditioned ensuite rooms
  • Chef prepared à la carte 2 course meals and cooked breakfasts each day
  • 360 degree views into the pound and over the surrounding area
  • Easy and hard pack free walks offered each day
  • 2 mature experienced Flinders Ranges tour guides with local knowledge of the region

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
GROUP GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
7 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 3195

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 595

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7

DAY 1
ADELAIDE TO MELROSE AND ALLIGATOR GORGE WALK

Depart Adelaide at 8.30am. Travel to Melrose in the southern Flinders Ranges. In the afternoon walk and explore Alligator Gorge and the Terraces. Optional trips to Ali’s lookout and Gorge lookout.

Walks: Easy / 4 km / 2 hrs

Meals: Picnic at Alligator Gorge. Dine at a very authentic Australian outback hotel

Accommodation: Authentic Australian hotel at Melrose with ensuite rooms

DAY 2
MELROSE TO THE NORTHERN FLINDERS VIA DUTCHMAN'S STERN

Heading further north, we hike in the Dutchman’s Stern section of the Flinders Ranges. This circuit walk includes an outstanding variety of flora and panoramic views from the summit area.

Walks: Moderate / 10.5 km / 4-5 hrs / shorter option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast at the pub, lunch pack, and chef-prepared dinner at the Woolshed

Accommodation: Rawnsley Park Station with ensuite rooms

DAY 3
BLACK GAP TO WILPENA POUND ON THE HEYSEN TRAIL

Hike over Black Gap into Wilpena Pound on the Heysen Trail. There’s an optional side trip to Wangara Lookout where kangaroos abound. The floor of the pound offers delightful flat walking. The area was farmed until 1904 leaving historic buildings behind. In the late afternoon we’ll venture over to a small hill and watch the sunset while sipping champagne.

Walks: Moderate / 16 km / 5 – 6 hrs / short option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast at the Woolshed, lunch pack, and dinner and drinks around a campfire

Accommodation: Rawnsley Park Station with ensuite rooms

DAY 4
RAWSLEY BLUFF WALK

Hike to the summit of Rawnsley Bluff and be treated to unrivalled views over the Chace and Elder Ranges with the added bonus of views inside the Pound. Lunch at the bluff is a real highlight. An easier option will include a walk to see more Aboriginal art and a visit to historic Old Wilpena Station where there are numerous buildings and relics to explore at a leisurely pace.

Walks: Moderate / 14 km / 6 hrs / short option is available

Meals: Cooked breakfast at the Woolshed, lunch pack and a chef prepared dinner at the Woolshed

Accommodation: Rawnsley Park Station with ensuite rooms

DAY 5
BUNYEROO GORGE ON THE HEYSEN TRAIL TO WILPENA POUND

Explore remote Bunyeroo Gorge before hiking another section of the long-distance Heysen Trail, heading south towards Wilpena Pound. There will also be a shorter option of the Bunyeroo and Wilcolo Creek Hike.

Walks: Mostly easy / 16 km / 6 hrs / shorter 10 km option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast at the Woolshed, lunch pack and a chef prepared dinner at the Woolshed

Accommodation: Rawnsley Park Station with ensuite rooms

DAY 6
WILPENA POUND COMPLEX TO TANDERRA SADDLE

Today’s climb will take us to rewarding views back over the ABC and Heysen Range and over the pound (a huge natural amphitheatre) are one of a kind. We will stop here for have lunch to take real-time to take in the view.

Walks: Mostly moderate / 14 km / 5-6 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast at the Woolshed, lunch pack and a chef-prepared dinner at the Woolshed.

Accommodation: Rawnsley Park Station in rooms with ensuites

DAY 7
BACK TO ADELAIDE VIA CLARE AND LUNCH AT A WINERY

Today we travel back to Adelaide via the historic settlement of Orroroo and depending on time Peterborough. You get a real sense of the what life is like out here and the sense of community that bind these places together. The next stop is Clare and the stunning Clare Valley, where we have lunch at a winery, a South Australian tradition that simply can’t be avoided. We arrive back in Adelaide by around 5.00pm.

Meals: Cooked breakfast at the Woolshed and lunch on the way back

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • The best of the Flinders Ranges walks
  • Luggage transport
  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • 6 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuites
  • Chef prepared restaurant meals, including 2 course al a carte dinners.
  • Champagne and wine at sunset
  • All transport from Adelaide
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

In Melrose (southern Flinders Ranges) you’ll spend a night in the historic Star Hotel. The rooms are ensuite, hotel-style rooms, as well as a couple of converted trucks that are an experience in themselves.

For the remaining five nights we’ll base ourselves at Rawnsley Park, near Wilpena Pound. At this outback accommodation we’ll stay in studio-style motel rooms with ensuites and enjoy campfires and star gazing at night.

Dinners will be prepared by the professional chefs at the Woolshed at Rawnsley including the camp BBQ dinner. Every day we will wake to a cooked breakfast in the restaurant to ready ourselves for the upcoming days walks. The packed lunches complete the circle ensuring that your appetite is always satisfied. In fact, you can look forward to having lunch on a daily basis at some of the most incredible locations that this country has to offer. Walkers lunches are enhanced by Auswalk’s famous trail mix ensuring that you’ll never be hungry on the track.

GENERAL INFO

Some tracks are rough and rocky and on those hikes we’ll cover shorter distances. Full day walks average 13-18 km. There are great opportunities for fit walkers to challenge themselves as there are rugged peaks to climb and remote gorges to explore. This trip operates with two experienced and knowledgeable, fun-loving guides so we can offer easier and more challenging walk options along the way.

You’ll enjoy dining at the Woolshed Restaurant – they also have an exclusive range of boutique wines to try. Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

Pre and post tour accommodation: There are many hotels in Adelaide. We pick up from and drop off at the Sage Hotel, 208 South Terrace, Adelaide. The tour starts at 8.30 at the Sage Hotel. We arrive in Adelaide by around 5.00pm on the last day.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

WEATHER

See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance policy as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your Auswalk holiday after we have confirmed it. We want to help make insurance more affordable by offering you a discount on policies purchased through NIB Insurance. This applies to any NIB policies issued via this link. Get an instant quote and purchase online now.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 14 Sep 2019
    FULL
    from

    $3195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $595
  • 30 Sep 2019
    FULL
    from

    $3195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $595
  • Vogel Group
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $3595

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $690
  • 2 May 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $3295

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $595
  • 6 Sep 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $3295

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $595
  • 14 Sep 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $3295

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $595
  • 2 May 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $3395

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $615
  • 5 Sep 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $3395

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $615
  • 13 Sep 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $3395

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $615
Overview

OVERVIEW

Access the heart of the Australian Outback and hike the ancient sun seared landscape of the remote Flinders Ranges. The Flinders’ fascinating geology and red ochre vistas make for unforgettable walking that’ll take your breath away. Walk both Alligator and Bunyeroo Gorges, hike Dutchman’s Stern, Rawnsley Bluff, Black Gap and Bridal Gaps, Tanderra Saddle among other places.

There is also a gentler side to this Flinders Ranges tour to discover. Walk Wilpena Pound floor encircled by a one of a kind colossal natural amphitheatre. In other valleys, native cypress pines cover gently rounded hills and massive meandering creek beds studded with majestic river red gums. We take care of every last detail so you can relax and fully experience this ancient landscape that once stood taller than the Himalayas.

Highlights:

  • Flinders Ranges guided walks to Rawnsley Bluff, Bridal Gap, Tanderra Saddle & Dutchmans Stern
  • Walks through Wilpena Pound, Bunyeroo Gorge, Black Gap, Alligator Gorge and at Wilpena Homestead
  • Epic Views over Wilpena Pound and the ABC, Chace and Elder Ranges and much more
  • Genuinely fully inclusive, 6 nights accommodation in air conditioned ensuite rooms
  • Chef prepared à la carte 2 course meals and cooked breakfasts each day
  • 360 degree views into the pound and over the surrounding area
  • Easy and hard pack free walks offered each day
  • 2 mature experienced Flinders Ranges tour guides with local knowledge of the region

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
GROUP GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
7 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 3195

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 595

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7

DAY 1
ADELAIDE TO MELROSE AND ALLIGATOR GORGE WALK

Depart Adelaide at 8.30am. Travel to Melrose in the southern Flinders Ranges. In the afternoon walk and explore Alligator Gorge and the Terraces. Optional trips to Ali’s lookout and Gorge lookout.

Walks: Easy / 4 km / 2 hrs

Meals: Picnic at Alligator Gorge. Dine at a very authentic Australian outback hotel

Accommodation: Authentic Australian hotel at Melrose with ensuite rooms

DAY 2
MELROSE TO THE NORTHERN FLINDERS VIA DUTCHMAN'S STERN

Heading further north, we hike in the Dutchman’s Stern section of the Flinders Ranges. This circuit walk includes an outstanding variety of flora and panoramic views from the summit area.

Walks: Moderate / 10.5 km / 4-5 hrs / shorter option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast at the pub, lunch pack, and chef-prepared dinner at the Woolshed

Accommodation: Rawnsley Park Station with ensuite rooms

DAY 3
BLACK GAP TO WILPENA POUND ON THE HEYSEN TRAIL

Hike over Black Gap into Wilpena Pound on the Heysen Trail. There’s an optional side trip to Wangara Lookout where kangaroos abound. The floor of the pound offers delightful flat walking. The area was farmed until 1904 leaving historic buildings behind. In the late afternoon we’ll venture over to a small hill and watch the sunset while sipping champagne.

Walks: Moderate / 16 km / 5 – 6 hrs / short option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast at the Woolshed, lunch pack, and dinner and drinks around a campfire

Accommodation: Rawnsley Park Station with ensuite rooms

DAY 4
RAWSLEY BLUFF WALK

Hike to the summit of Rawnsley Bluff and be treated to unrivalled views over the Chace and Elder Ranges with the added bonus of views inside the Pound. Lunch at the bluff is a real highlight. An easier option will include a walk to see more Aboriginal art and a visit to historic Old Wilpena Station where there are numerous buildings and relics to explore at a leisurely pace.

Walks: Moderate / 14 km / 6 hrs / short option is available

Meals: Cooked breakfast at the Woolshed, lunch pack and a chef prepared dinner at the Woolshed

Accommodation: Rawnsley Park Station with ensuite rooms

DAY 5
BUNYEROO GORGE ON THE HEYSEN TRAIL TO WILPENA POUND

Explore remote Bunyeroo Gorge before hiking another section of the long-distance Heysen Trail, heading south towards Wilpena Pound. There will also be a shorter option of the Bunyeroo and Wilcolo Creek Hike.

Walks: Mostly easy / 16 km / 6 hrs / shorter 10 km option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast at the Woolshed, lunch pack and a chef prepared dinner at the Woolshed

Accommodation: Rawnsley Park Station with ensuite rooms

DAY 6
WILPENA POUND COMPLEX TO TANDERRA SADDLE

Today’s climb will take us to rewarding views back over the ABC and Heysen Range and over the pound (a huge natural amphitheatre) are one of a kind. We will stop here for have lunch to take real-time to take in the view.

Walks: Mostly moderate / 14 km / 5-6 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast at the Woolshed, lunch pack and a chef-prepared dinner at the Woolshed.

Accommodation: Rawnsley Park Station in rooms with ensuites

DAY 7
BACK TO ADELAIDE VIA CLARE AND LUNCH AT A WINERY

Today we travel back to Adelaide via the historic settlement of Orroroo and depending on time Peterborough. You get a real sense of the what life is like out here and the sense of community that bind these places together. The next stop is Clare and the stunning Clare Valley, where we have lunch at a winery, a South Australian tradition that simply can’t be avoided. We arrive back in Adelaide by around 5.00pm.

Meals: Cooked breakfast at the Woolshed and lunch on the way back

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • The best of the Flinders Ranges walks
  • Luggage transport
  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • 6 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuites
  • Chef prepared restaurant meals, including 2 course al a carte dinners.
  • Champagne and wine at sunset
  • All transport from Adelaide
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

In Melrose (southern Flinders Ranges) you’ll spend a night in the historic Star Hotel. The rooms are ensuite, hotel-style rooms, as well as a couple of converted trucks that are an experience in themselves.

For the remaining five nights we’ll base ourselves at Rawnsley Park, near Wilpena Pound. At this outback accommodation we’ll stay in studio-style motel rooms with ensuites and enjoy campfires and star gazing at night.

Dinners will be prepared by the professional chefs at the Woolshed at Rawnsley including the camp BBQ dinner. Every day we will wake to a cooked breakfast in the restaurant to ready ourselves for the upcoming days walks. The packed lunches complete the circle ensuring that your appetite is always satisfied. In fact, you can look forward to having lunch on a daily basis at some of the most incredible locations that this country has to offer. Walkers lunches are enhanced by Auswalk’s famous trail mix ensuring that you’ll never be hungry on the track.

General Info

GENERAL INFO

Some tracks are rough and rocky and on those hikes we’ll cover shorter distances. Full day walks average 13-18 km. There are great opportunities for fit walkers to challenge themselves as there are rugged peaks to climb and remote gorges to explore. This trip operates with two experienced and knowledgeable, fun-loving guides so we can offer easier and more challenging walk options along the way.

You’ll enjoy dining at the Woolshed Restaurant – they also have an exclusive range of boutique wines to try. Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

Pre and post tour accommodation: There are many hotels in Adelaide. We pick up from and drop off at the Sage Hotel, 208 South Terrace, Adelaide. The tour starts at 8.30 at the Sage Hotel. We arrive in Adelaide by around 5.00pm on the last day.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

WEATHER

See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance policy as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your Auswalk holiday after we have confirmed it. We want to help make insurance more affordable by offering you a discount on policies purchased through NIB Insurance. This applies to any NIB policies issued via this link. Get an instant quote and purchase online now.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

Map

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Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 14 Sep 2019
    FULL
    Details
    from

    $3195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $595
  • 30 Sep 2019
    FULL
    Details
    from

    $3195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $595
  • 12 Oct 2019
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $3595

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $690
  • 2 May 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $3295

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $595
  • 6 Sep 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $3295

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $595
  • 14 Sep 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $3295

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $595
  • 2 May 2021
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $3395

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $615
  • 5 Sep 2021
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $3395

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $615
  • 13 Sep 2021
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $3395

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $615

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