Outback to the Sea Safari

Safari highlights

  • Vist Mikkira Station to see wild Koalas
  • Wildlife tour - see Kangaroos and emus in their natural habitat
  • For the twitchers... Over 100 species of birds
  • Visit spectacular Lake Gairdner
  • Ancient volcanic ranges Organ pipe formations
  • Star gazing with a telescope
  • Rugged coastal scenery
  • Swim with sea lions/dolphins

What's included

  • Small group Safaris/Tours 4 Days & 3 nights
  • Luxury ECO Glamping
  • All meals included, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Drinks included: Water, Tea & Coffee, Beer & Wines at night
  • Snacks included: morning & afternoon tea & drinks
  • Access Fees
  • Side Tour
  • Wet Suits & Face Masks
  • Towells for Baird Bay

What to bring

  • Recommend good walking shoes and a warm jacket.
  • Don't miss any photo opportunites
  • Bathers for Swimming with Sea Lions

Outback to the Sea Safari

Day 1

- from Koalas to Kangaluna camp

Day 2

- Lake Gairdner & wildlife tour

Day 3

- drinks at Sunset on Lake Sturt

Day 4

- swim with Sea Lions & dolphins

Day 1: Mikkira Station & 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 & 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.