Flinders Ranges

Trip Highlights

Spectacular wilderness walking
Sunset and sunrise walks
Indigenous culture and rock art
Wilpena Panorama gallery
Air Conditioned chauffeured transport
Great social fun, supportive and encouraging atmosphere
Fully guided and supported by Take Shape Adventures

Why trust Take Shape Adventures?

We are passionate about taken you off the beaten track, creating positive experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.  We are committed to ensuring that our day trips, weekends or tours are unique, attainable, well researched, affordable and tailored for the enjoyment of small groups. Our adventures cater for people from many walks of life, age groups and motivations. We aim to give you the very best of what nature and the outdoors has to offer, leaving you with a smile from ear to ear and a sense of accomplishment.

Duration
Grade
Activities
Summary

4days

Moderate

Trekking, mountain scenery, culture walks

4 days, 3 nights, twin accommodation, all food

Flinders Ranges

Wilderness Tour

Trip Date
1 -4th June 2018

Trip Cost
$1445
Or 3 x payments of $485
Please ask us about payment plans

Options
Double bed or private twin room accommodation in a private units available ($150 pp extra for the 3 nights)

Equipment Required:
A comprehensive gear list is provided to participants prior to the trip.

The Trip

The Flinders Ranges is a truly spectacular area, with rugged gorges, valleys and mountains. Is it on your bucket list? well it should be! This magnificent area has been uplifted and eroded over millions of years and is a hikers, adventurers, and explorers delight. Come explore and unwind with us, let us guide and support you with an encouraging group of like minded people and be amazed at the awe inspiring scenery. Over four days you will discover hidden walks, gaze at sunrises and enjoy a glass of wine while re-capping the adventures and highlights of your day. We will provide and prepare all your healthy snacks, lunches and dinners, allowing you time to unwind. We will be staying on one of the original stations just on the southern outskirts and at the base of one of our peak walks - Rawnsley park. The accommodation will be in single bed accommodation.  Our chauffeured bus will pick you up and return you to Adelaide airport, and you will stay in a secluded and quiet accommodation. Don't miss this opportunity to be guided through this area in comfort and safety.

Schedule at a glance

Day 1 - Pick up from Adelaide airport at 9am, head to Mt Remarkable National Park and walk Alligator Gorge, then moving north to Flinders Ranges and walk Rawsley Bluff in the afternoon. Check into accommodation at Rawnsley Park. Enjoy home cooked healthy dinner and watch the sunset.

Day 2 - Short fun game, before heading to Wilpena Pound for Mt Olssen Bagge summit walk, (then enjoy a cold ice-cream). Lunch is followed by a short drive to a more relaxing Aboriginal cultural walk then a dip in the pool and a yoga session.

Day 3 - This is an early start so we can tackle the awesomely spectacular St. Marys Peak. This incredible walk has a half way option or the full monty for those with the energy. Our goal here is to be part way up for the sunrise and to really enjoy the amazing geology and geomorphology. After another ice-cream, there is a bike tour of Rawnsley Park or a relaxing evening and early bed.

Day 4 - Early pack up today as we head back down to Adelaide via the inspiring 360 degree artwork in Hawker, followed by some exploration of early settler homestead ruins and either another ice-cream at the longest pier in the Southern Hemisphere or a last short gorge walk. We will have you back at Adelaide airport by 4pm.

This itinerary is the best guide and up to date, but please be aware that the itinerary is subject to change.

Included

  • Professional wilderness guide/s,
  • All homemade, nutritious and healthy food
  • 3 nights at Rawsley Park, in bunk self contained accomodation (option to upgrade)
  • Transfers from airport
  • Chauffeured driven bus
  • All permit and National Park fees  
  • Help with loaning walk gear
  • Wilpena Gallery
  • Support and encouragement

Grading - moderate

Participants should expect around 6-8 hours walking each day. The treks will very in conditions. There will be soft sand, sharp and uneven rock, scrambling over up to the peaks etc. The distances are not great however this almost irrelevant as the time and effort required is equivalent to much longer treks. Strength and agility will be important and as with any of our tours the fitter you are for the activity, the more the attention moves from looking at your feet to experiencing your surrounds. Train for uneven terrain by finding a rough narrow bush track, even just your local park or sports field, and go for a lovely long walk in your trekking boots.

Dietary Requirements

Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for vegetarian diets and can assist with medically recommended diets (allergies and intolerances). Please ensure you discuss your requirements with us well in advance

How to book

To secure your spot, you will need to pay a deposit or first installment. this can be done via our booking links. If you would like to discuss payments please contact us. 

What’s not included

Transport to...

Items of a personal nature

Backpacks

Sleeping Bag, and some gear  hire

Alcoholic beverages (some may be provided)

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