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Flinders Ranges

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Days

4

Grade

4

Distance

40km

TOUR OVERVIEW

The Flinders Ranges is an awe-inspiring outback wonder. With weathered rocky peaks, and views over the ranges stretching as far as the horizon, this area is an adventurer’s delight. Our Flinders Ranges tour is centred around three peaks: Rawnsley Bluff, Mt Ohlsen Bagge, and St Mary Peak. Over four days you will explore this magnificent area, while testing your legs on some climbs, gazing at some truly spectacular views, and sharing your experience with a bunch of fellow adventurers. 

While this trip is jam-packed with hiking, you’ll find there is still plenty of time in the evenings for sitting by the campfire and enjoying a glass of wine while our guides prepare a delicious dinner. With all your food, transport, and planning taken care of, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in a few short days- without feeling like you need another holiday to recover from your holiday! 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.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three nights accommodation in Willow Springs Station 
  • Airport transfers from Adelaide
  • Climb 3 incredible peaks of the Flinders Ranges 
  • Hike and explore Wilpena Pound 
  • All delicious home cooked nutritional meals.
  • Walk at sunrise and sunset to make the most of the magical rays of sunshine
  • Walk through a spectacular gorge and enjoy the remote trails
  • Be amazed at the Jeff Morgan 360 degree immersive gallery experience.
  • Great social fun with support and encouragement
  • Supported by Take Shape Adventures best guides and chef!

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 3 nights accomodation, twin share
    • We base this tour from the Skytrek Willow Springs station
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
    • The food will be provided by our very own adventure chef. We’ll prepare and cook your delicious and nutritious dinners, lunches, all snacks and breakfasts
  • Experienced and qualified guides
    • Highly trained and experienced tour guides who will bring the adventures to life. Our all guides are remote first aid trained and carry powerful UHF radios and PLB’s and first aid kits.
  • Scenery
    • This is the perfect opportunity to explore the remote outback Australia, get your hiking shows dusty with our red soil, scramble rock escarpments and experience magnificent sunsets and sunrises

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation in outback Australia is sparse, but we love the cosy house at Willow Springs Station with access to a big open fire pit, and views across the ranges. The large communal dining area, lounge and comfortable bedrooms, with separate facilities are a very welcome and comfortable place to rest your head. Normally 2 per room, some single supplements available.

FOOD

We prepare and cook your delicious and nutritious dinners, lunches, all snacks and breakfast. We are big food enthusiasts so be prepared to have freshly ground coffee, yummy snacks and fresh fruit, beautiful vegetable based salads, wraps and cheeses. All this food is energy filled to sustain you on the track – oh! and lets not forget a sneaky desert or two and a refreshing beverage. We can cater for the majority of nutritional needs. We are not a licensed company so we can’t provide alcohol, though you are welcome to bring a bottle to share.

WHAT TO BRING

  • A suitable set of bottles or a bladder for drinking water on the trail
  • A small backpack for day walks
  • Hiking poles are optional
  • Medication, camera, etc… Hat or beanie depending on weather
  • Sturdy walking boots, trail shoes or runners
  • Walking clothes, we generally recommend shorts or light pants with layers for your upper body
  • A comprehensive gear list is provided to participants prior to the trip.

WHAT OUR ADVENTURERS HAVE SAID

"I had a blast on the Flinders Ranges trip, I thought it was well organised and the food was amazing! Although, I did underestimate all the uphill walks but the views from the top made it all worth it! Thanks to the guides who motivated me all the way!" Gail, Flinders Ranges

ITINERARY

Overview

For the full itinerary, including grading walks and distances download the brochure (above)

Day 1

Morning pick-up from Adelaide Airport. Drive to the spectacular Alligator Gorge where we get the legs moving on short walk before making our way to Willow springs. Walk: Alligator Gorge

Day 2

A double peak day! Making the most out of our four days we'll firstly head up Rawnsley Bluff. We will then head back around into Wilpena Pound for a break and some lunch before starting our second walk later in the afternoon and climb as far as we want up Mount Olssen Bagge.

Day 3

A pre-dawn start for our 10 hour walk to St Mary’s Peak. You can choose to climb to the saddle, and those with the legs can continue up to the peak. Back to accommodation for the last night dinner and a chat around the fire. Walk: St Mary’s Peak

Day 4

Pack up and head back towards Adelaide visiting the awesome Jeff Morgan Gallery, and have lunch alongside the super long Port Germein Pier. We’ll then continue to Adelaide in time for your flight home.

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AVAILABLE TOUR DATES

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Flinders Ranges

Start: September 9, 2022 9:00 am
End: September 12, 2022 4:00 pm
Price:
$1,795.00
Members Price: $1695.00

2 in stock

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FAQS

This is one of our most common questions, and our recommendation is that for most of our day walks you should wear your most comfortable footwear. Don’t wear your old hiking boots from 20 years ago, and don’t wear thongs or sandals. Bottom line is your runners are probably the best choice unless you have some comfortable hiking shoes or trail runners. In some circumstances you may want footwear with better grip than runners, particularly for muddy winter walks. If you are still in doubt, bring along both pairs and get our guides recommendation on the day.

Airfares are not included in the cost We will meet you at Adelaide airport at 9am and will get you back by 4pm so any flight after 5pm will be suitable. We may also be able to do an alternative pickup location. Please contact us for your individual tour arrangements including recommended flight times, alternative pickup locations and other transport arrangements.

All our trips include our awesome TSA guides, accommodation, all your meals, beverages, access, permits, and all extras such as gear, activites, climbs, rafting, caving or any of the other exciting activities that appears on our tours. There is never any more to pay, unless you want to buy your own things like a coffee, souvenirs etc.

As with all of our events, our trips vary in length and difficulty. We suggest you look at the grading provided and have a browse through the itinerary distances. If you can walk 20km day after day then you’ll be fine for the Larapinta Trek, or you may be more suited to wandering around the Bay of Fires and more leisurely beach walking. Remember that you will have weeks to months to build up your fitness before the trip – which we can help with! If still in doubt, give us a call

We always want to keep you safe and have developed a Covid safety plan for the trail. Check it out HERE

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WHY CHOOSE

TAKE SHAPE ADVENTURES

FRIENDSHIP

Most of the people that come on our tours come by themselves. Our community is built on friendships that have been made on our trips, experiencing something life changing together, the shared memories and also goals to do more in the future! We encourage people not to be anxious about coming on these trips by yourself as we promise you will leave with some like minded friends and be really glad you made the decision to get out of your comfort zone and join in.

BELONG

Our community is our backbone. We have had so many people start with no hiking experience, basic fitness and not knowing anyone on our trips. These same people have gone on to do some incredible multi day hiking trips with us and their friends they have met in our community. Witnessing the development of their fitness, confidence, experience, friendships and happiness is why we do what we do. Come join us and let us help you get from the couch to the top of the mountain!

ADVENTURE

Experiences, not things. The moments that take your breath away. The feeling of accomplishment and the realisation that you are capable of so much more than what you thought. The views that blow your mind and the ticking off of bucket list items. We take all the hard work out of it for you. We organise the lot so you can just turn up and get the best of your experience without all the headaches of organising/logistics. We make it easy for you to do all the thing you want to do –  you just need to turn up and be ready to jump into life!

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