Outback to the Sea

Magnificent Gawler RangesTour highlights:

  • Small group Tours 4 Days & 3 nights
  • Mikkira Station Koalas
  • Kangaroos and emus
  • Over 100 species of birds
  • Visit Lake Gairdner
  • Ancient volcanic ranges
  • Organ pipe formations
  • Rugged coastal scenery
  • Luxury camping
  • Star gazing with a telescope
  • Swim with sea lions/dolphins

Day 1 – Kangaluna Camp and Wildlife

Depart Adelaide Airport with Qantas Airlines arriving at Port Lincoln 08:45 to be met by your tour leader.

Koala @ Port Lincoln, South Australia

Koala Mikkira Station, Port Lincoln, SA

First you 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.

You 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 your wildlife experience, the outback animals thrive in this environment. You 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. [Lunch & Dinner] See campsite photo gallery

Day 2 – Lake Gairdner and Gawler Ranges Wildlife

Lake Gairdner South Australia

Lake Gairdner South Australia

Visit an ochre pit on the morning drive to spectacular Lake Gairdner, which is like a piece of Antarctica, with its glistening white salt pan set in the red landscape.

Here you can walk on the surface of the lake and look north to see the endless white plain and the striking red surrounds and islands.

The red dunes along the lake yield many animal tracks, flowers in spring, interesting vegetation and birds. Photo opportunities are endless.

Afternoon you drive through a changing landscape, cigar shaped volcanic rock formations, and lots of wildlife.

You may see emus and red, western grey and euro kangaroos as we drive through the ancient outback range to Kangaluna Camp. You can enjoy the stars with a computerised telescope after dinner.

Overnight at Kangaluna Camp. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner] See scenery photo gallery 


Day 3 – Gawler Ranges National Park

Sunset at Sturt’s Lake

Sunset at Sturt’s Lake

Morning is leisurely and allows plenty of time to walk through the bush near the camp. This morning you will walk on Lake Sturt in the Corrobinnie Depression and see the array of colours and patterns in the bed of the old lake. This is a geological marvel, with many interesting rocks.

Continuing around the lake to Mt Sturt taking short walks in the nature, you observe a diversity of plants and trees. Early arrival back to the camp gives the extra chance to spot some of the 110 species of birds we have observed at Kangaluna and the visiting animals, or relax in the stunning surrounds.

Sunset drinks will finish the day at Sturt’s Lake. Overnight at Kangaluna Camp.[Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner] See scenery photo gallery 


Day 4 – Swimming with Sea Lions at Baird Bay

Swimming with Sea Lions @ Baird Bay

Swimming with Sea Lions @ Baird Bay

Early morning drive to Baird Bay we will board the boat for an unforgettable wildlife experience. On the 5 kilometre journey to a lagoon at Jones Island near Cape Radstock (at 160 metres, it is one of the highest sheer points on the southern coast of Australia) you can watch Bottlenose dolphins ride the bow wave of the boat, and join these magnificent mammals in shallow water.

Cross the bay to visit a resident colony of rare Australian sea lions and experience playing face to face with these agile and friendly mammals as we wade in protected shallow lagoons. You may very well be smooched by these animals. After lunch on the beach we leave Baird Bay and visit Venus Bay, Elliston and enjoy magnificent coastal scenery on the journey to Port Lincoln.

Depart for Adelaide on the 18:20 flight with Qantas Airlines. [Breakfast & Lunch]

Tours depart from Port Lincoln on Mondays

Recommend good walking shoes and a warm jacket.