Saturday 1 April 2017

Flinders Ranges and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Escorted Tour

SeaLink has launched a new, 10 day fully inclusive and escorted tour of the Flinders Ranges and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, departing 28th August 2017. Join Shirley Tamm on one of South Australia's great road trips to the ancient Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound, Coober Pedy, the Salt Lake Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and the Clare and Barossa Valley's.

Enjoy the safety and security of having Shirley Tamm, a well-known travel identity and tour escort with over 35 years' experience, accompany this tour, allowing guests more time to meet new friends and just enjoy the holiday experience.

The 10 Day Flinders Ranges and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre departs from Adelaide and visits Port Augusta, Coober Pedy, William Creek, Parachilna, Wilpena Pound, Clare valley, Barossa valley and many fascinating towns in between. The tour is also inclusive of spectacular scenic flights over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and Wilpena Pound.

At Port Augusta, the gateway to the vast outback region, visit the Wadlata Outback Centre and enjoy a stroll through a range of natural and themed gardens at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden. At Woomera visit the Heritage Museum Centre and Rocket Park to see actual rockets and aircraft used in tests.

Spend two nights at the opal capital of the world, Coober Pedy, where a tour of the underground lifestyle and fascinating natural history of the town, including a visit to the Umoona Mine and Museum, is not to be missed. Head to one of the outback's best-kept secrets and witness the incredible views of The Breakaways at sunset before seeing the dog fence, a 2-metre-high wire barrier that stretches for over 5,300km across three States.

An amazing day to remember is spent in the skies. Be camera ready for the beautiful sights of the Devonport Ranges, part of the most pristine river systems in the world, then witness the visual extremities and breathtaking views over the vast salt lake Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, before experiencing the spectacular Anna Creek Painted Hills, an amazing sight with its rocky outcrop of large and small rusty coloured hills, emerging suddenly out of a flat, desert landscape.

Enjoy lunch at the famous William Creek Hotel, travel on the Oodnadatta track to Coward Springs, watch the sunset at the famous Prairie Hotel and go underground and visit what was once a working copper mine from 1862-1907 at Blinman Mine.

Spend three nights at Wilpena Pound, the centrepiece of the Flinders Ranges and explore the town by foot and air. Enjoy a spectacular 30-minute flight over Wilpena Pound and see Elder Range, Edeowie Gorge, Heysen Range, Lake Torrens, Bunyeroo Gorge, Brachina Gorge, St Mary Peak and the Pound Gap. Once back on the ground, relax and discover the walking trails, beauty and grandeur of this amazing part of Australia.

Enjoy the magnificent, panoramic artworks at the Jeff Morgan Gallery at Hawker, visit the Kanyaka Ruins, once a huge sheep and cattle station dating back to 1852 and stop in at the historic Pichi Richi Railway Museum at Quorn. Drive through the wonderful scenery of the Clare Valley and into the beautiful Barossa and take in the spectacular views at Mengler Hill lookout.

This all-inclusive tour features accommodation in a range of motels, hotels and resorts including Desert Cave Motel, Prairie Hotel, Parachilna and Wilpena Pound Resort.

The 10 day fully escorted Flinders Ranges and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre tour departs Adelaide on the 28th August 2017 and is priced from $4490 per person.

The tour includes complimentary hotel pick up and drop off at selected Adelaide city hotels, luxury air-conditioned coach travel, nine breakfasts and dinners and ten lunches, nine nights of accommodation, all tour entry fees and guided tours, a 3-hour scenic flight over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and a 30-minute scenic flight over Wilpena Pound.

For further information and bookings visit: , call SeaLink's Group Tour Consultant on 08 8202 8608 or email

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