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Outback to the Sea Safari

Small group luxury eco glamping safari.



Ancient volcanic formations, rugged coastal scenery, Australian native wildlife encounters and star gazing combine to create an experience unlike any other as you journey through South Australia's intriguing Gawler Ranges on a luxury eco glamping safari.

Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris started hosting nature based tours in 1988, specialising in the wildlife and nature our land has to offer. Their guides provide experiences in the Outback and West Coast of Eyre Peninsula and its amazing wild beauty and contrasting landscapes rich with native fauna.

 

Inclusions

  • 3 night's at Kangaluna Camp in luxury safari tents or swagon
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Water, tea & coffee, beer and wines at night
  • Morning & afternoon tea & drinks
  • Access fees, touring and ground transport
  • Visit the koalas at Mikkira Station
  • Enjoy sunset drinks at Kolay Mirica Rocks (Organ Pipes)
  • Marvel at Lake Gairdner, the third largest salt lake in Australia
  • View the amazing Milky Way through our computerized telescope
  • Take in stunning colours and patterns on the bed of Lake Sturt
  • Explore the surrounds of Mt Sturt and Pildappa Wave Rock
  • See an array of wildflowers, particularly on our September departures
  • Swim with bottle-nose dolphins and Australian sea lions
  • Discover the amazing cliffs on the coastline of the Great Australian Bight

 

Notes

Travellers of all ages will enjoy Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris and there are no age restrictions. Please note tours do not operate during June, July and August. A minimum number of 2 passengers is required for a tour to depart and each tour is capped at a maximum of 6 independent passengers or 12 if booked as a single group.

It's recommended you pack good walking shoes, bathers for swimming with sea lions and a warm jacket. There are many incredible photo opportunities along the way, so don't forget your camera!

 

Price

Prices start from just AUD$2740 per person, based on two adults (twin share).

The above price is subject to availability at the time of your booking request and depends on actual travel dates. Blackout dates may apply. Prices quoted are subject to change.

Fares include all meals, drinks, accommodation, access fees and ground transport. Airfares are not included.

Please consult your Travel Whizz for full terms and conditions, availability and to make an enquiry.

This offer is available until 31 May 2021.



Itinerary

Day 1: Mikkira Station and Kangaluna camp

From the coast to the outback

Depart Adelaide Airport with Qantas Airlines arriving at Port Lincoln 08:45 to be met by your tour leader.

Koala Mikkira Station, Port Lincoln, SA

First visit a colony of wild koalas at Mikkira Station near Port Lincoln before travelling through farming land to Wudinna, population 600, stopping for lunch along the way.

You will pass Wudinna Rock as we travel into the outback to Kangaluna Camp. After a rest at Kangaluna,  your wildlife experience continues with an afternoon tour to see the outback animals that thrive in this natural environment. You can expect to see three species of kangaroos, emus and many birds, returning to Kangaluna after sunset drinks at Kolay Mirica Rocks (organ pipe formations).

Overnight at Kangaluna Camp.

 



Day 2: Lake Gairdner & Gawler Ranges wildlife

See the Australian wildlife run and bound around you

Visit an ochre pit, once used by the indigenous people of this area, on the morning drive to spectacular Lake Gairdner. This lake is like a piece of Antarctica, with its glistening white salt pan, set in the stark landscape of the Australian outback.

Here you can walk on the surface of Lake Gairdner and look north to see the endless white plain and the striking red surrounds and islands. Enjoy the stunning scenery with its vibrant colours and reflections. The red dunes along the lake are covered with flowers in spring, unique vegetation and bird life and yield many animal tracks. Photo opportunities are endless.

In the afternoon you drive through a changing landscape, including cigar shaped volcanic rock formations, and an abundance of wildlife. You may see emus, red, western grey and euro kangaroos as we drive through the ancient outback range to Kangaluna Camp. After dinner you can enjoy stargazing with a computerised telescope. 

Overnight at Kangaluna Camp. 


Day 3: Gawler Ranges National Park

Sunset drinks will finish the day at Sturt’s Lake

Morning is leisurely and allows plenty of time to walk through the bush near camp. This morning you will walk on Lake Sturt in the Corrobinnie Depression and see the array of colours and patterns in the bed of the old lake. This is a geological marvel, with many interesting rocks.

Continuing around the lake to Mt Sturt taking short walks in the bushland, you observe a diversity of Australian plants and trees.

Early arrival back to the camp gives the extra chance to spot some of the 110 species of birds at Kangaluna and the visiting animals, or relax in the stunning surrounds.

Sunset drinks will finish the day at Sturt’s Lake. 

Overnight at Kangaluna Camp.


Day 4: Swimming with the Sea Lions

The puppies of the sea

Early morning drive to Baird Bay where we board the boat for an unforgettable wildlife experience.

On the 5 kilometre journey to a lagoon at Jones Island near Cape Radstock (at 160 metres, it is one of the highest sheer points on the southern coast of Australia) you can watch Bottlenose dolphins ride the bow wave of the boat, and join these magnificent mammals in shallow water.

Cross the bay to visit a resident colony of rare Australian sea lions and experience playing face to face with these agile and friendly mammals as we wade in protected shallow lagoons.

You may very well be smooched by these animals, it’s an amazing experience.

After lunch on the beach, we leave Baird Bay, visit Venus Bay and Elliston and enjoy the magnificent coastal scenery on your return to Port Lincoln. 


*Terms and Conditions: Pricing correct as of 5 July 2020, available for new bookings only. Prices quoted are per person, twin share. The Operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without notice if weather or any other adverse conditions dictate. Main image of the Organ Pipes, Gawler Ranges and the koala at Mikkira Station are provided by South Australian Tourism Commission.