A Flinders Ranges Discovery Tour

Travelling to the Flinders Ranges.

Words like awe-inspiring come to mind when describing the range of tour destinations organised on CTTravel’s 10 day South Australian tour featuring Adelaide, the Clare Valley, the iconic Marree Hotel (with Outback sightseeing flights) and the Flinders/Gammon Ranges in the Far North.

Although this is a tour that takes in everything a wild and ancient landscape has to offer, it also includes tours of Pastoralists’ heritage homesteads and viewings of their luxury lifestyle. However, regardless of where you are visiting, you can be assured the utmost care has been taken when planning for your comfort and wellbeing on this adventure filled tour.

One of the many highlights on this trip includes joining the 1.5-hour flight across the breath-taking Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Region. This is a memory-making trip that gives you a bird’s-eye view of the contours and colours, rivers, mounds and multiple geographic points formed in the unique Australian landscape.

The sheer magnitude of the Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Region is spectacular. It crosses over the Dog Fence, the Marree Man and goes onto Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre South and up through to the Southern tip of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre North and Belt Bay, the lowest point on mainland Australia. After following the Warburton Groove north, it’s onwards east to the Cooper Creek Inlet, then down through Madigan Bay returning to Marree via Goyders Channel.

The trip complements a brief tour of the city of Adelaide before heading off to the Cedars – the chalet owned by acclaimed Australian artist, Hans Heysen. Driving on, the tour includes a visit to the National Motor Museum and over to Barossa Valley with a stop at the Barossa Chateau – a stunning building situated in one of Australian’s most significant rose gardens and home to one largest national collections of porcelain.

From the Barossa Valley the tour continues north through Riverton in the fertile Gilbert Valley. It is said that once, back in the 19th Century, 1200 men drove their 8000 bullocks through this north/south corridor to the port at Adelaide. On arrival into Clare, we book into the Clare Country Club Resort.

The 4WD ‘Ridge Top Tour’ at Arkaroola is another of the many highlights. The journey drives through mine tracks winding around some of Australia’s most rugged mountains and takes in ‘Crystal Candy Mountain’, Mt Painter, Yundnamutana Gorge and Sillers. You will be able to take in magnificent views extending more than 80 kms over Lake Frome, views from this pinnacle is so amazing you may find yourself comparing it to the grandeur of the Grand Canyon!

This is just a small glimpse of the tour’s highlights that includes meticulous planning, ensuring all you have to do is to kick back, relax and enjoy the experience.

The tour runs between October 23 to November 1, 2022. For more info: go to CTTravel.com

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