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Flinders Ranges

Highlights of South Australia

15-day tailor-made holiday from £4,620 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Discover South Australia’s nature, culture and wildlife

Highlights

  • Journey through the esteemed wine regions of the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley
  • Marvel at the majestic landscapes of the Flinders Ranges
  • Take in the urban attractions of Adelaide
  • Spot a diverse array of wildlife on Kangaroo Island
  • Stay in boutique lodges and wilderness retreats

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Adelaide Hills
  • 2 Nights Barossa Valley
  • 3 Nights Rawnsley Park Station
  • 2 Nights Adelaide
  • 3 Nights Kangaroo Island

About

Recommended for:
Food & wine | Natural world | Self-drive | Wildlife

South Australia boasts a tantalising combination of spectacular landscapes, world-renowned winelands, diverse wildlife and urban riches. Trace a route between the leafy Adelaide Hills and the vineyard-carpeted valleys of the Barossa Valley, sampling some of the country’s finest wines as you go. Drive north for a taste of life in the Outback and the Flinders Ranges before looping back to Adelaide for a couple of nights in South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital, home to a thriving cultural and culinary scene. Cap off your adventure by taking a ferry to the wildlife hotspot of Kangaroo Island, where you’ll stay in a boutique wilderness lodge with magnificent ocean views, a secluded beach and expert-led tours. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK

Start your holiday in style with included airport lounge access before your flight to Adelaide, arriving on day two.

Days 2-3
Adelaide Hills

On arrival in South Australia’s capital, collect your hire car and make your way to your five-star historic hotel in the Adelaide Hills – a scenic region renowned for its rolling hills, cute villages and boutique vineyards. Alternatively, you might decide to upgrade to the adjacent Sequoia Lodge, a truly luxurious adults-only retreat where you can enjoy spectacular suites and a complimentary on-site experiences. Whichever you choose, this is the perfect spot to start your South Australia experience in comfort and style, with exquisite food and wine, top class amenities and swathes of natural beauty right on your doorstep.

Stay: Mount Lofty House (Superior) or Sequoia Lodge (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 4-5
Barossa Valley

Today, continue your journey deeper into the winelands, setting your sights on the Barossa Valley. Here, you’ll check into the Barossa Shiraz Estate, which hosts a collection of homely cottages on the outskirts of Lyndoch, one of South Australia’s oldest towns. You also have the option of staying at The Louise, a luxury lodge among vineyards, a little further north. Both are ideal options for immersing yourself in the area’s esteemed wine heritage, culinary delights and abundant hiking and cycling routes. 

Stay: Barossa Shiraz Estate (Superior) or The Louise, Barossa Valley (Deluxe)

Meals: B D (Deluxe)

Days 6-8
Outback at Rawnsley Park Station

It’s time to leave the mellow, gently undulating hills of the Barossa Valley behind as you drive on to the dusty plains of the Outback before arriving at Rawnsley Park Station in the Flinders Ranges. You’ll be staying close to some of South Australia’s most majestic landscapes – think jagged mountains, ancient gorges and towering cliffs, home to a rich variety of wildlife. These can be explored through a whole host of optional activities, from walking tours and mountain biking to 4WD adventures and helicopter flights. There’s also plenty of scope to unwind and enjoy authentic Australian cuisine amid the awe-inspiring nature of the Outback.

Stay: Rawnsley Park Station – One Bedroom Superior Unit (Superior) or Rawnsley Park Station - One Bedroom Luxury Eco Villa (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 9-10
Adelaide

Head back down south to Adelaide, where you’ll drop off your hire car before checking into your city centre hotel. This is your opportunity to discover the diverse delights of South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital, from art galleries and food markets to elegant heritage buildings and abundant parklands. Whether you plan on sightseeing or simply taking it easy and leaning into the laid-back ambience, Adelaide is a city brimming with charm. It’s a foodie haven, too, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to fabulous venues for wining and dining. 

Stay: Crowne Plaza Adelaide (Superior) or Eos by Skycity (Deluxe)

Days 11-13
Kangaroo Island

Today, you’ll be picked up for a tour from Adelaide to Cape Jervis, where you’ll board a ferry to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. En route you'll explore some hidden gems of the Fleurieu Peninsula, including the Ongaparinga River National Park and a wine tasting at one of McLaren Vale's wineries. On arrival, check into your eco-friendly boutique wilderness lodge, set within a 250-acre seafront estate with its own secluded beach in a cove with white sand, granite rocks and crystal clear water. Across a day and a half of touring with expert guides, you’ll experience the island’s natural splendour while keeping an eye out for wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and dolphins, as well as a vast array of bird species. All of this is complemented by stylish accommodation and delicious, locally-inspired cuisine for a truly authentic and immersive stay.

Stay: Sea Dragon, Kangaroo Island - Deluxe Oceanview Room (Superior) or Sea Dragon, Kangaroo Island - Luxury Oceanview Villa With Outdoor Bath (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 14-15
Depart for UK

Transfer to Kingscote Airport for a short flight back to Adelaide to board your flight back to the UK. 

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

15-day tailor-made holiday
from £4,620 pp incl. flights

Superior

Low Season

from £4,620 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £5,170 pp. incl. flights

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between London and Adelaide
  • Domestic flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide
  • 12 nights accommodation in typically 4* (Superior) accommodation on a mixture of room only and bed & breakfast basis
  • 9 days car hire in a Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
  • Shared road transfer to Kangaroo Island including ferry ride
  • 1,5 days of shared touring on Kangaroo Island

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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