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7 Day The Very Best of South Australia

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7 Day The Very Best of South Australia

See South Australia's amazing contrasts come alive on this 7 Day Luxury Self Drive Holiday. Wander Adelaide's Boulevards, enjoy a Flinders Ranges bush retreat and blend your very own wine in the beautiful Barossa Valley. From Outback to wine country, with sensational cuisine and world-class wines, this region is foodie heaven. Staying in handpicked boutique accommodation, you won't lose your creature comforts, even in the wilds of the Outback.

Duration: 7 days

Starts: Adelaide

Finishes: Adelaide

Drive Journey
  • Dedicated Travel Designer
  • Full In-Country Support
  • Specialist Guides on all Selected Activities
  • Full Vehicle Selection
Your Experiences:
  1. Flinders Ranges Scenic Flight
  2. Arkaba Station – Outback Experiences
  3. Barossa Taste Sensations Tour
Your Locations:
  1. Adelaide
  2. Barossa Valley
  3. Flinders Range

Day by day tour itinerary

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DAY 1
Welcome to Adelaide

Welcome to Adelaide, South Australia's capital city.

Cosmopolitan Adelaide brims with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. From spacious boulevards to vibrant suburbs, sophisticated architecture to lush gardens, the city has it all.

Adelaide’s reputation as a foodie destination is well deserved. Famed for culinary creativity and outstanding produce, there is something here for every palate. Adelaide is the Festival Capital of Australia – from comedy and cabaret to food and fashion, there’s always something on no matter when you visit.

DAY 2
Adelaide Free Day

Today is yours to explore Adelaide however you desire.

History buffs will love the exquisite churches around every corner, many dating back to the 19th century. For a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounter, join a cruise in search of wild dolphins — you can even swim with them if they are in the mood!

Adelaide Central Market is a great spot to grab lunch and indulge in some people-watching. More than 80 mouth-watering stalls offer local cheese, seafood, patisserie and artisan produce.

Suggested Activity: Kangaroo Island 4WD Safari

For a thrilling day trip, a guided 4WD tour of Kangaroo Island can’t be beaten.

After arriving by plane you will journey to Seal Bay for a guided walk among the colony of sea-lions. Next, explore Flinders Chase, the Island’s largest National Park. Driving through dense Eucalyptus forest to Admirals Arch and marvel at the Remarkable Rocks.

Feast on a fabulous BBQ steak lunch cooked by your guide before heading on to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Wander among koalas in the Tasmanian Blue Gum trees before returning to Adelaide exhilarated and happy.

DAY 3
Adelaide to the Flinders: Experience the Outback

Leave the city behind for the dusty red roads of the outback.

A luxury wild bush retreat in the heart of the Flinders Ranges is home for the next two nights.

Flinders Ranges National Park

200km north of Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges is the largest mountain range in South Australia. Picture pink-red peaks, towering cliffs, ancient redgums and wedge-tailed eagles soaring above.

Flinders Ranges Scenic Flight

Get to know your new surroundings on a scenic flight to remember. Your single-engine plane offers an aerial view of the mountain landscape and the jaw-dropping crater of Wilpena Pound. This giant natural amphitheater is the National Park’s jewel in the crown. At 8 times the size of Uluru and at 300 metres taller, this geological wonder must be seen to be believed.

Arkaba Station

Nestled in the Flinders Ranges, Arkaba Station offers some of Australia’s most spectacular outback scenery. Hosting just ten guests at a time, this exclusive retreat is set in a 1850s homestead among 60,000 acres of private wildlife conservancy.

Relax after your long drive with a dip in the pool, a glass of bubbly and a tantalizing menu of local produce cooked to perfection by the resident chef.

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    2 nights at Arkaba Homestead

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    Approximate Distance: 451 km | 280 miles

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    Total Driving Time: 5 hours 30 mins

DAY 4
Flinders Ranges: Wilderness Adventures

Wake up to gorgeous Flinders views, a hearty breakfast and a range of outdoor adventures

Arkaba Station: Outback Experiences

Your stay at Arkaba is a fully hosted, fully guided experience to provoke, inspire and reconnect you to the bush.

Kangaroos, emus and abundant wildlife will delight you on safaris through the ancient landscapes.

Explore the vastness of Arkaba’s ranges, plateaus, gorges, & valleys on an open-top 4WD tour. Or get a completely different perspective of Arkaba’s magnificent wilderness on an included walking safari.

Expert field guides are on hand to share the geological history, wildlife and heritage of the region.

DAY 5
Flinders Ranges to Barossa Valley:

Winemaking 101

The Barossa Valley is your next beautiful South Australian destination. The Barossa is bursting with flavour, new discoveries and hidden gems; there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Browse through some of Australia’s finest food and wine experiences and immerse yourself in the region’s fascinating cultural heritage. The patchwork of parishes that make up the Barossa mean that each town and village has a distinct feel, from the beautifully preserved German Hueffendorf village of Bethany to the old English charm of Angaston.

DAY 6
Barossa Taste Sensations Tour

Drink in panoramic views of the Barossa's iconic vineyards and charming villages on a guided tour of this stunning wine region.

Today’s tour itinerary can include your ‘must see’ wineries: simply let us know. Your guide will also have some surprises up their sleeve: prepare to challenge your palate with new taste sensations!

A luxury Volkswagen Tourer takes you on a relaxing journey through the Barossa Valley, with a sumptuous grazing menu served on board. Dining on delicious artisan produce, good wine, good food and great memories await.

DAY 7
Return rental car and depart Adelaide

Say farewell to South Australia today as you drop off your rental car and board your onward flight.

We know you will enjoy your 7 Day South Australia Loop Self-Drive Tour, taking with you the magical memories of a truly exceptional Australian experience. We hope you will return soon to discover even more highlights of this incredible continent.

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    Approximate Distance: 76 km | 41 miles

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    Total Driving Time: 1 hour 2 mins

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OUR ABSOLUTE NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL DESIGNER SAYS: “A terrific way to spend a week in Australia! Gourmet food, starry skies over the Flinders Ranges, and your very own custom-designed bottle of wine to take home. Add stunning boutique accommodation and you have a luxurious getaway in unforgettable surroundings.”

Ready to find out more? Talk to one of our friendly travel designers about his tour. We guarantee you it will be the experience of a lifetime!

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