Safari in the Gawler Ranges of South Australia to see an amazing variety and profusion of wildlife.
Day 1 Kangaluna Camp and Wildlife
Depart Adelaide Airport with Qantas Airlines arriving at Port Lincoln 08:45 am to be met by your tour leader. First you 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 you travel into the outback to Kangaluna Camp. After a rest at Kangaluna there is an afternoon tour to begin your wildlife experience, the outback animals thrive in this environment. you will expect to see three species of kangaroos as well as emus and many birds, returning to Kangaluna after sunset drinks at Kolay Mirica Rocks ( organ pipe formations).
Overnight at Kangaluna Camp with a bush dinner. (LD)
Day 2 Lake Gairdner and Gawler Ranges Wildlife
Visit an ochre pit on the morning drive to spectacular Lake Gairdner, which is like a piece of Antarctica, with its glistening white salt pan set in the red landscape. Here you can walk on the surface of the lake and look north to see the endless white plain and the striking red surrounds and islands. The red dunes along the lake yield many animal tracks, flowers in spring, interesting vegetation and birds. Photo opportunities are endless.
Afternoon you drive through a changing landscape, cigar shaped volcanic rock formations 1600 million years old, and lots of wildlife. You may see emus and red, western grey and euro kangaroos as you drive through the ancient outback range to Kangaluna Camp.
Overnight at Kangaluna Camp. (B.L.D)
Day 3 Corrobinnie Valley
Mornings are leisurely and allow plenty of time to walk through the bush near the camp. This morning you can walk on Lake Sturt in the Corrobinnie Depression and see the array of colour 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 nature, you may observe a diverity of plants and trees. Early arrival back to the camp gives the chance to spot some of the 110 species of birds we have observed at Kangaluna and the visiting animals.
Sunset drinks will finish the day at Sturt’s Lake.
Overnight at Kangaluna Camp. (BLD)
Day 4 Swimming with Sea Lions at Baird Bay
Early morning drive to Baird Bay you will 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 you wade in protected shallow lagoons. You may very well be smooched by these animals.After lunch on the beach you leave Baird Bay and visit Venus Bay, Elliston and enjoy magnificent coastal scenery on the journey to Port Lincoln.
Depart for Adelaide on the 18:20 flight with Qantas Airlines.(B.L)
Accommodation, 3 x breakfast, 4 x lunch, 3 dinners, morning and afternoon teas. Entrance fees to National Parks and Boat Charter and passes.
Accommodation for 3 nights at Kangaluna Camp, Accommodation is in large raised tents with en-suite bathrooms. Families are welcome at Kangaluna camp. Queen size double beds and standard single beds are your choice. We now have Swagon as another accommodation option, this is an old wagon renovated with a queen double mattress made into a swag bed.
Airfares from Adelaide.
We can book the Airfares, and fares will be quoted at the time of booking.
Departs from Port Lincoln every Monday. Fares are ground content only. There is no age restriction on any tour. All ages will enjoy these tours. Fares are inclusive of all meals, accommodation, access fees and ground transport.
This tour does not operate during June, July and August.
Contrasts Tour does operate all year round
- Cancellation fees apply
- Free independent travellers group max 6. Group booking up to 12 passengers; Escorts or interpreters free of charge. Tour starts with min 2 passengers
- Does not operate Christmas Day, New Years Day.