Arrive Adelaide and pick up your car (Economy Class ) and drive to your hotel Crown Plaza Hotel or SimilarEnjoy a culturally-rich and inspiring escape at Crowne Plaza Adelaide with stunning views from the city’s tallest building in design-led rooms. Stay in the East End- Adelaide’s sweet spot- close to Lot Fourteen and Adelaide Botanic Garden with easy access to the casino, Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Oval. Indulge in fresh experiences beginning with check-in at Sky Deck on level 10
After Breakfast enjoy your 4 and a half hour drive to Wilpena pound along one of the four suggested routes. Arrive Wilpena pound resort for three nights on a dinner bed and breakfast in an Edeowie room
ROUTE 02 – OUTBACK AUSTRALIAN JOURNEY
Adelaide | Clare Valley | Melrose | Quorn | Wilpena On this route you’ll truly experience South Australia and the outback. Stopping at Clare, you’ll have the opportunity to see a beautiful town that has the added bonus of being located within one of Australia’s renowned wine making regions. For your next stop,
Melrose will give you an idea of what it’s like to reside in a sleepy outback town. Quorn was the site of one of South
Australia’s earliest settlements and also houses the Pichi Richi Historic railway. It also provides a welcome place to rest before the final stretch, the entrance into the Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound.
Today after Breakfast take a 6 hour flight tour over famous lake Eyre and William Creek.
Tour duration: 6 hours (Flying time: 4 hours) Lunch included.
Excellent views of outback South Australia beginning with a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and Brachina Gorge. Pass over Parachilna, the Leigh Creek open-cut coal fields, the township of Marree, Muloorina Station and the awe-inspiring Lake Eyre. After marvelling at the wonders of Lake Eyre, land at the remote town of William Creek for lunch (population 10 at last count). Return via the beautiful Painted Hills, the Breakaway Country, the Andamooka opal fields and Lake Torrens.
Scenic Drive 2Wilpena – Brachina Gorge – Blinman – Parachilna Gorge (red river gums spectacular rock formations) – Parachilna (old railway station and iconic Prairie hotel)- Moralana Scenic Drive (pass between the outer wall of Wilpena Pound and the colourful bluffs of the Elder Range, thickets of native cypress pine) – WilpenaFrom Wilpena to Brachina Gorge its 29km, following onto Blinman it’s then a 41.3km drive. Blinman to Parachilna Gorge is a 19.7km drive. The Moralana Scenic Drive returning to Wilpena is a 98.2km drive.
Today depart for Adelaide on the costal route as the reverse of this route Tonight is at the crown plaza in Adelaide
ROUTE 03 – PORTS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide | Port Wakefield | Port Pirie | Port Germein |
Port Augusta | Wilpena
While South Australia is famous for the outback and its wine making regions, we can’t forget about the contribution our ports have made to this great state. Departing Adelaide, your frst stop is Port Wakefeld, where there’s amazing history and waterfront buildings to be seen. On to Port Pirie, a beautiful costal town and harbour where you can experience a lifestyle centred on the waters of the gulf. Port Augusta is commonly known as the crossroads of Australia and is where roads from Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges, Alice Springs, and Perth intersect. This is a great spot to stop and see the diverse culture before heading on to Wilpena Pound Resort.
Today drop your car at Adelaide Airport for your Flight Home