Flinders Ranges & Wine Experience
Combine the beauty of the outback with one of South Australia’s acclaimed wine regions on this brilliant getaway. Travelling in a small group to the Flinders Ranges, you’ll see picturesque gorges, dine at the iconic Prairie Hotel and enjoy wine tasting in the Clare Valley. Choose either The Barossa or McLaren Vale for an amazing day of food and wine discovery to complete your outback and premium wine experience with a difference.
Wednesdays and Saturdays
On arrival in Adelaide make your own way to your accommodation. Spend the day exploring this amazing city and the shopping precincts at your leisure.
Note: If you require flights to Adelaide, our Travel Specialists have access to some of the best airfares available so we can help you get a great deal by booking your flights on your behalf. Contact us on 1300 765 115 to discuss.
Overnight: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 2 nights
McLaren Vale & The Cube Experience (Wednesday departures only)
Head south to McLaren Vale to explore one of Australia’s oldest and most acclaimed wine regions. A highlight of today will be your visit to the unique d’Arenberg Cube. Nestled amongst the vineyards, this 5 level 'Rubik's cube' has been carefully designed to entice and excite the senses. From the Alternate Realities Museum to the many art installations on display, there is so much to see and experience while you are here. You will enjoy a tour of the Museum, followed by a formal tasting on Level 4, before finishing your time at the Cube with lunch at Polly’s Restaurant.
After this, you'll visit Beresford Wines, where you can choose from either a beer, gin or wine tasting experience in their brand new Tasting Pavilion. The final cellar door you'll explore is Wirra Wirra Vineyards, located amongst the gum trees in the historic ironstone cellars. Enjoy a short tour of the cellars plus a structured tasting of their range of quality wines, before returning to the main street of McLaren Vale for some free time.
Barossa Food & Wine Experience (Saturday departures only)
Travelling in a small group you will enjoy a food and wine journey to South Australia’s premium wine region, The Barossa. Your first stop is Pindarie, a multi-tourism award-winning cellar door, which feels more like an Australian Homestead than a winery. Learn the stories behind the wines as you sample their blends while admiring the stunning vineyard views and enjoying some morning tea.
Next stop is Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, an absolute must whilst visiting the Barossa. Hear about Maggie Beer’s success as a cook, writer and founder of ‘Maggie Beer Products’, and with her full product range including limited edition seasonal produce for sale, this makes for a delicious souvenir stop. Then it’s on to Lambert Estate for lunch and wine tasting. Graze from gourmet platters of seasonal produce while you learn all about the wines, the family and the history of the winery.
Your final stop for the day is the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, where you will pair house-made chocolates with Vineyard Road’s handcrafted wines - a perfect way to finish off your day!
A Flinders Ranges Odysseys guide will pick you up from your hotel around 7.30am to commence your 3-day tour into the majestic Flinders Ranges. Sit back and relax while you travel through the mid-north region of South Australia stopping at the old copper mining town of Burra for morning tea and then Orroroo for lunch. Enjoy the view of Mount Remarkable as you head to the towns of Wilmington and Quorn.
The majestic Flinders Ranges come into view as you get closer to the small outback town of Hawker. On the way, stop at Kanyaka Station Homestead Ruins and see what’s left of this once massive sheep and cattle station of about 950 square kilometres before arriving at Rawnsley Park Station, your home for the next two nights. Rawnsley Park Station overlooks the southern side of Wilpena Pound and provides the perfect base for exploring the Flinders Ranges.
Late afternoon enjoy a Sunset on the Chace tour where you’ll watch the stunning sunset reflect on the Chace Range as you sip on local wine and enjoy delicious canapes. The 40-minute drive through the property provides a great opportunity to see native wildlife. Finish your day with a delicious 2-course dinner in the Woolshed Restaurant, an authentic Australian woolshed converted into a restaurant serving delicious Modern Australian cuisine.
Overnight: Rawnsley Park Station, 2 nights
Early this morning take a 30-minute scenic flight with Chinta Air, to gain an appreciation of the scale and beauty of Wilpena Pound and the Heysen Range (additional cost that can be booked on the day by your guide). Then spend the rest of the day touring around the southern Flinders Ranges including the local sights, picturesque Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges and peaceful walks taking through the creek beds.
Stop at the Prairie Hotel, recognised as an 'unmissable outback experience' and enjoy one of their signature Antipasto Platters for lunch, before taking the Moralana Scenic drive back to Rawnsley Park. This evening join a tour of the old woolshed and enjoy a 3-course food experience where local lamb from the property will be showcased, and prepared in three different and delicious courses. Clare Valley wines will be matched with each course. The dinner will finish with South Australian port and local cheeses (vegetarians will be catered for).
This morning farewell your hosts at Rawnsley Park Station and head to Mount Remarkable, where you will enjoy some morning tea. Continue your journey through to the charmingly secluded Clare Valley, one of Australia’s oldest wine-growing regions. With its picturesque, rolling countryside, unique geography, and climate you will see why it is a premium grape-growing area. Here you will enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at Paulett Wines before returning to Adelaide.
Overnight: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
This morning, there's time for any last-minute shopping or sightseeing before you depart Adelaide.
Terms and Conditions
Price is per person twin share and valid for travel from 1 March 2021 – 31 March 2022, subject to availability. Airfares are not included in the package, but can be organised by one of our Travel Specialists if required. A minimum of 2 people are required in order for the Flinders Ranges Outback Tour to operate. Strict cancellation conditions apply and travel insurance is recommended. Read our latest COVID Safe practices and policies.