Outback Contrasts

This tour focuses on the Gawler Ranges and the wonderful contrasts of colour and places

Outback Contrasts

Gawler Ranges Outback Contrasts

Highlights include:

  • Wudinna Rock
  • Mt Sturt
  • Corrobinnie Depression
  • Lake Gairdner
  • Organ Pipes
  • Kolay Drovers Hut
  • Old Paney Station
  • Matterra Valley
  • Nukey Valley
  • Boundary Gorge
  • Viewing the stars by telescope

Day 1 Port Lincoln to Kangaluna Camp

Wildlife at Gawler Ranges

Wildlife at Gawler Ranges

Depart Adelaide Airport with Qantas Airlines arriving at Port Lincoln 08:45 to be met by your tour leader. First we visit a colony of wild koalas at Mikkira Station near Port Lincoln before travelling through farming land to Wudinna, population 600, stopping for lunch along the way. We will pass Wudinna Rock as we travel into the outback to Kangaluna Camp.

After a rest at Kangaluna there is an afternoon tour to begin our wildlife experience, the outback animals thrive in this environment. We expect to see three species of kangaroos as well as emus and many birds, returning to Kangaluna after sunset drinks at Kolay Mirica Rocks ( organ pipe formations).

Overnight at Kangaluna Camp with a bush dinner. [Lunch & Dinner] See more photos…

Day 2 – Lake Gairdner and Gawler Ranges Wildlife

Lake Gairdner

Lake Gairdner

In the morning we head of to the spectacular Lake Gairdner, which is like a piece of Antarctica, with its glistening white salt pan set in the middle of a red landscape.

Here you can walk through the bush looking for some of the 146 species of birds recorded here.

On the way back you can see emus and kangaroos (reds, western greys and euros) as we drive through the ancient outback.

Overnight at Kangaluna Camp  [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]  See more photos…


Day 3 – Gawler Ranges National Park

Organ Pipe Formations

Organ Pipe Formations

This morning is leisurely and allows plenty of time to walk through the bush looking for some birds and kangaroos.

Today take a sandy track through the bush to Yandinga Valley where cigar shaped volcanic rock formations can be seen, which are 1600 million years old, the magnificent Organ Pipes Amphitheatre and lots of wildlife.

In the afternoon we travel back to the Kangaluna Camp.

Overnight at Kangaluna Camp  [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]  See more photos…


Day 4 – Gawler Ranges National Park

Geology Focus

Geology Focus

Geology is a focus this day; we visit Kolay Hut, Micira Rocks, Boundary Gorge and Nukey Valley.

We will see local history, spectacular views and again more animals.

Return to Wudinna or Port Lincoln at 5.00pm. [Breakfast & Lunch]  See more photos…

Warm jacket and good walking shoes recommended