9. Adelaide: Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges Adventure Trip
Travel to Eyre Peninsula, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay, Arno Bay, and more on this guided trip from Adelaide with accommodation, entry fees, and meals. Walk the Arkaroo Rock Trail, camp amongst koalas at Mikkira Station, and cruise across the gulf.
Day 1: Adelaide to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National ParkHike Alligator Gorge, enjoy a picnic lunch, then travel further north to Flinders Ranges. Get welcomed at the Wilpena Pound campsite and enjoy dinner by the campfire. Roll out your swag for your first night under the billions of stars of the Milky Way.
Day 2: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National ParkAfter breakfast, set out on the Hills Homestead Walk. Wander through the tranquil Pound Gap into Wilpena Pound and follow Wilpena Creek through the trees. Head up to Wangara Lookout for panoramic views.
Return to camp for lunch and a dip in the resort swimming pool to cool off. In the afternoon, set out on the Arkaroo Rock Trail with impressive views over the Chace Range.
Day 3: Flinders Ranges to Port LincolnVisit the Jeff Morgan Gallery in Hawker. Travel to Port Augusta for lunch and see some impressive silo art at Cowell. Arrive in the seafood capital of Australia, Port Lincoln. Set up camp for three nights at Mikkira Station, which has shower and toilet facilities.
Day 4: Port Lincoln and surroundsPull on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson. After a bite to eat, take a 14-kilometer coastal drive along Whalers Way.
Later, contribute to koala conservation work at Mikkira Station. Depending on the time of year, spend the afternoon removing weeds, or collecting, propagating, or planting manna gum tree seeds. Sleep under koala-filled gum trees at Mikkira.
Day 5: Aquatic adventures or Coffin BayChoose between two different itineraries (both are optional and not included in the cost of the tour and must be paid on-site).
For option 1, see a great white shark on a cage dive and swim with the ever-playful Australian Sea Lions. For option 2, spend the day unearthing Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay: visit the Boffin Bay National Park and join an oyster tour and tasting.
Day 6: Port Lincoln to AdelaideAfter breakfast, pack up camp and head to Port Lincoln for a must-do walk up Stamford Hill. Take a final look at Port Lincoln from Winters Hill Lookout and stop for a barbecue lunch at Arno Bay as you make your way to Lucky Bay.
Hop on a ferry and set sail across the Spencer Gulf towards Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula. Grab a coffee on board and relax as you cruise across the gulf. On disembarking in Wallaroo, jump back on the bus for a final ride to Adelaide.