Wildflowers in the Gawler Ranges & the West Coast

5 days | Departs 21 Jun 2021 –
Adelaide » Whyalla » Gawler Ranges » Wudinna » Port Lincoln

Join our unique tour for 5 wonderful days exploring the roads less travelled but possibly ome of the most beautiful areas of South Australia. From the incredible Lake Gairdner salt lake near remote Mt Ive Station, we tour the magnificent Gawler Ranges with the first bloom of winter wildflowers and the incredible rock formations.

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5 days | Departs 21 Jun 2021 –
Adelaide » Whyalla » Gawler Ranges » Wudinna » Port Lincoln

Join our unique tour for 5 wonderful days exploring the roads less travelled but possibly ome of the most beautiful areas of South Australia. From the incredible Lake Gairdner salt lake near remote Mt Ive Station, we tour the magnificent Gawler Ranges with the first bloom of winter wildflowers and the incredible rock formations.

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Pre-Tour Night for Interstate Connections Only

Travel arrangements commence on the day before the tour departs.

Your adventure begins with a flight to the beautiful city of Adelaide. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Ask us about a range of optional activities available or simply take a stroll along the newly redeveloped Riverbank precinct or go shopping at nearby Rundle Mall.

❱ 1 night: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar

Day 1: Adelaide to Whyalla via Port Wakefield & Port Augusta (MD)

Adelaide travellers will be met at home and transferred to the Central Bus Station to join the tour. Interstate travellers will be picked up from the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel.

We begin our journey to the beautiful Eyre Peninsula today with a stop at Port Wakefield for morning tea before continuing on to Port Augusta for a lunch break. We then head west, following the Lincoln Highway to the town of Whyalla, one of South Australia’s best kept secrets. The town is renowned for its dramatic events, stunning coastal & outback scenery.

❱ 1 night: Alexander Motel

Day 2: Whyalla to Wudinna via Iron Knob & Lake Gairdner (BLD)

★ After a cooked breakfast, we tour to Iron Knob where the first iron ore deposit was discovered.

The town grew up between the two “sister” quarries and supplied Whyalla with ore for its steel & shipbuilding industry for many years. We stop for morning tea before departing Iron Knob and travelling in a westerly direction along an old dirt road through sheep station country passing to Mt Ive Station.

★ After a picnic lunch, here we take the station track to visit Lake Gairdner. This incredible salt lake is so large, it is visible from space!

We then travel down through old Buckleboo and take the Stringer Highway (another dirt track) to re-join the Eyre Highway before continuing west through Kyancutta and arriving in Wudinna, the gateway to the Gawler Ranges.

Indulge in a delicious dinner at your motel’s restaurant tonight.

❱ 1 night: Gawler Ranges Motel

Day 3: Wudinna to Port Lincoln via the Gawler Ranges (BMLD)

After breakfast, we continue our tour travelling through the Gawler Ranges on our way to Ceduna on the South Australian coastline.

★ Explore the Gawler Ranges, an area that is virtually untouched since the beginning of time and one rarely visited by tourists due to the lack of accommodation & other facilities in its unspoilt wilderness.

Hidden in the ranges are amazing rock formations filled with colour. Stunning boulders of granite towering above plains often filled with colourful vegetation and seasonal wildflowers. Rare yellow footed rock wallabies can be seen hopping around enjoying their natural environment during our journey.

We travel to Streaky Bay situated on a picturesque section of the Eyre Peninsula. After a refreshment stop, we continue following the coast to the township of Elliston where we stop for lunch at the Elliston Hotel. After lunch, we continue to Port Lincoln for our stay.

This evening, dinner is served at the hotel restaurant.

❱ 2 nights: Port Lincoln Hotel

Day 4: Sea Lion Adventure Cruise & Koppio Smithy Museum (BLD)

This morning after breakfast, we join our wonderful Seafood Bay Adventure Cruise.

We cruise the sheltered waters of Boston Bay through the canals of the Lincoln Cove Marina. The journey takes us to Port Lincoln National Park, Boston Island. Here you will enjoy the heart-warming sight of Sea Lions playing in the waters and also views of Port Lincoln that can only be seen from the ocean. During the cruise, we will enjoy seasonal seafood such as prawns, mussels, sashimi tuna & kingfish.

Later, we return to Port Lincoln township. In the afternoon, a tour to the unique Koppio Smithy Museum is another great highlight for you to enjoy. The Koppio Smithy Museum is operated by the National Trust and features the original Blacksmith shop and two bedroom cottage. The one teacher schoolhouse also features early Aboriginal Artifacts in addition to White Flat Post Office, reportedly the smallest in the State. An amazing collection of tractors and farm machinery once owned by the original Jericho family is also on display.

This evening’s dinner will be served at our hotel restaurant.

Day 5: Port Lincoln to Adelaide via Port Augusta (B)

After breakfast, we depart Port Lincoln and begin our journey back to Adelaide.

We stop in Port Augusta for lunch before following the Augusta Highway and travelling to Adelaide, arriving at 6pm.

Adelaide travellers will be met on arrival at the Adelaide Central Bus Station and transferred home by chauffeured vehicle. Interstate travellers will be dropped off at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel.

Post-Tour Night for Interstate Connections Only

Stay the night on return to Adelaide and fly home the following day.

On our tour’s return to Adelaide, you will be taken to your hotel in the city centre. The next day, enjoy some time at leisure to explore Adelaide. Ask us about optional tours that are available today. Later, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight.

❱ 1 night: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar

Highlights
  • Stop in the town of Port Augusta
  • Visit the Iron Knob, where the first iron ore deposit was discovered
  • Travel through sheep station country to Mt Ive Station
  • Lake Gairdner salt lake
  • Mount Ive sheep station
  • Minnipa, Poochera & Streaky Bay
  • Visit Port Lincoln, the centre of South Australia’s tuna fishing industry
  • Cruise to see the Sea Lions
  • Port Lincoln touring
  • Koppoi Smithy Museum
Inclusions
  • Guided touring with onboard commentary
  • Quality accommodation throughout your holiday
  • 4 breakfasts (B), 2 morning teas (M), 3 lunches (L) & 4 dinners (D)

Flights included in your price - as required

Transfers from home included - Adelaide only

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