Flinders Ranges - Rawnsley Park Station

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There are seven marked walking trails ranging from 1/2 hour to 5 hours return (Rawnsley Bluff) that wind through the station, revealing abundant wildlife, birdlife and local native plants. Other activities include scenic flights over Wilpena Pound, 4WD tours to the National Park, guided breakfast walk, sheep shearing wood displays and morning hike tours with breakfast.


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2 Day Grampians and Great Ocean Road Wildlife Escape

Hike through the vastness of the Grampians before you drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road on this 2 day adventure from Adelaide to Melbourne.

Day One – Adelaide to Grampians National Park

This morning we head through the beautiful countryside of South Australia with views along Australia’s longest river – the Murray River. We stop along the way to discover old towns and discuss the history of local Aboriginal tribes. We arrive into Horsham which gives us a chance to stretch our legs, look at the town and grab lunch (own expense). It is then onto the beautiful Grampians National Park. A highlight of this beautiful area is Mackenzie Falls and the interesting rock formation The Balconies which is also known as the jaws of death. It is then time to enjoy one of the region’s best hikes, up to Boroka Lookout. The view from the top is breathtaking over the Wimmera Plains. We then head into Halls Gap, a beautiful little town in the heart of the Grampians.

Day Two - Great Ocean Road to Melbourne

This morning we travel back in time and start our day off with the fascinating volcanic formations at Tower Hill. On our way along the Great Ocean Road we start at Bay of Martyrs with its beautiful bay full of limestone Islands. Along the way we visit London Bridge which is a beautiful photo opportunity and has an interesting story. We continue on to Lock Ard Gorge which is a breathtaking part of the coastline and named after a tragic ship wreck. The main highlight of the Great Ocean road is the Twelve Apostles. Treat yourself to an optional helicopter flight over this beautiful area (additional cost, time and weather permitting).

Leaving the coast behind us we get a change of scenery and head to a beautiful and ancient cool temperate rainforest and see some of the tallest trees in the world. We then arrive at the Seaside town of Apollo Bay where we have a chance to explore the town or hit the beach. It is worth a stop at Kennett Riverfor its amazing local birdlife and Koala spotting. We then finish our journey in Melbourne in the early evening.

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Kangaroo Island Food and Wine Tour

Experience Kangaroo Island in all its glory. Spectacular wilderness and wildlife. Plus amazing local food and wine, all expertly prepared in a breathtaking setting.
Day 1 – Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

This morning, start the day with a scenic drive to Cape Jervis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills. The 45 minute ferry ride takes you to Penneshaw, the gateway to Kangaroo Island and some of the best food and wine Australia has to offer. 

Your first destination gives a glimpse of life at Island Pure Sheep Dairy. Meet the “ladies” and learn about production of their fabulous cheeses, yogurts and other dairy products. Of course, there will be tastings and a spot of morning tea.

The next stop if the incredibly popular Kangaroo Island Spirits (KIS), a boutique distillery specialising in handcrafted premium Australian spirits. Taste gins, vodkas and liqueurs which are made using Native Australian Botanicals and locally grown ingredients. You won’t want to leave, but your 2 course lunchawaits at Zone Restaurant. It is located on the Kingscote foreshore with stunning views overlooking the bay. There may be a chance to stretch your legs and work off some of lunch with free time in Kingscote

Then it's time to head to . Sample a selection from their great range of award-winning wines while taking in the magnificent views.

At the next destination, Island Beehive, you will hear a lot about the local Ligurian Bee and its importance to the Island’s honey industry. Learn about the extraction process and get a chance to taste the amazing honey produced here. 

Travel to the western end of the Island to the spectacular Flinders Chase National Park. A highlight is the Remarkable Rocks and what better way to enjoy it then watching sunset with a glass of sparkling wine in hand. Wander around these impressive rock formations, which are like a natural sculpture gallery. 

After a full day of activities, it's time to head to your accommodation for the night at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat where you will enjoy a 2 course dinner before retiring for the night. 

Day 2 – Kangaroo Island to Adelaide

After a delicious breakfast enjoy the scenery on the way to the rugged southern coastline for a walk around Admirals Arch. Watch the fierce ocean swells at this spectacular natural arch and see the playful Long Nose Fur Seals that are usually playing in the waves or having a sleep on the rocks. You'll then have another visit to the Remarkable Rocks where you can take contrasting day time photos of the stunning granite boulders and sea views. 

After all of that fresh air, you will visit Kelly Hill Conservation Park and its maze of surprising caves. Explore sinkholes, caverns and ornate calcite formations, with a National Parks Ranger showing us the way. After climbing through the caves and working up an appetite, it's time for a 2 course Lunch at the Marron Café at Andermel. Marron is a tasty freshwater crayfish, so this will be a special lunch! 

Once your belly is full, you'll move on to the Raptor Domain to witness the remarkable Birds of Preydemonstration. Marvel as a variety of birds show off their flight and hunting skills. 

Time permitting, there will be a stop at Pennington Bay for a photo opportunity of this stunning bay before heading to Sunset Food and Wine for dinner. It is spectacular taking in the sea views as you relax with a wine and sample the local produce. 

After dinner, it's back to the ferry and onto a coach transfer to Adelaide.

While it is our intention to follow the itinerary as described, on occasion it may be necessary and desirable to make changes due to weather conditions and other factors.
  • Good Dinner at Royal Family Hotel/ Pub in Town. Had a salad bar and very friendly staff. Coffee and a honey finger at the local bakery was delicious. Town is very happily situated. Nice old buildings.
    Richard W

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